In the News
The Ballet World Calls Alfie's Name
ALFIE Shacklock is a 14-year-old who is already dancing his mark on the world.
Last week the Dance Centre Peregian Springs student returned from a one- week training scholarship in Switzerland at the Panz Academy in Zurich.
"It was a great experience,” he said.
"While I was there I was offered a full-time placement.”
Noosa News - 22 May 2019
Dedication to ballet excellence pays off for Tilly
Tilly Cleyne dedicates some 30 hours a week to achieving her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer – and is beginning to reap the rewards of her hard work.
After four years of training, the 16-year-old senior student from The Dance Centre Peregian Springs (TDCPS) recently won a string of awards.
Sunshine Coast Kids Today - 18 June 2018
A Healthy Leap of Faith for Dancers
YOUNG Cate McCollam is leaping into life full of energy and good health thanks to her love of dance.
And according to The Dance Centre Peregian Springs directors Deborah Preece Brocksom and Richard Leader, the science is in to prove the physical and mental benefits of dancing.
Noosa News - 23 February 2018
You Little Champion!
On Easter Monday, Alfie Shacklock (12 years) from The Dance Centre Peregian Springs, won the Junior Alana Haines Australasian Award in Wellington, New Zealand. After four days of intense classical ballet competition, an international panel of judges from Australia and New Zealand judged Alfie as the best junior dancer from a field of 150 junior dancers.
Noosa Today - 20 April 2017
Dancers Aiming for Top
THESE Dance Centre Peregian Springs performers are barely in their teens, in fact two are a year off that landmark, but are already courting stardom on the stage.
Scarlett O'Rielley, 13, Alfie Shacklock,12, April Stephens, 13, and Milana Gould, 12, will soon be competing in an international ballet competition with a chance to win cash awards and scholarships.
Noosa News - 7 April 2017
Determined to Dance
Eleven-year-old Alfie Shatlock’s dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer are becoming a reality much faster than either Alfie or his parents expected.
Alfie, from The Dance Centre Peregian Springs, has just won two prestigious scholarships in just one week while competing against some of Australia’s best young ballet dancers at events in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Noosa Today - 22 June 2016
For Alfie life is a dance!
NO-ONE has to ask Alfie Shacklock what it’s all about.
At the age of 11 years, he already has the answer to a successful career right at his feet after The Dance Centre Peregian Springs ballet student won two prestigious scholarships in just one week.
Noosa News - June 2016
Noosa Octogenarian + Ex-dancers Sponsor Young Dancing Star
Noosa residents and former international professional dancers, Ms Jacqueline B’Nay (89yrs) and Mr Jack Floyd (98yrs), “Jac and Johnie” are reliving their dancing careers vicariously through their mentorship and patronage of young dancers at The Dance Centre Peregian Springs.
My Sunshine Coast - November 2014
Late Starter Leaps into Elite Ballet School
A 15-year-old ballet dancer is the latest success story to come out of a small coastal dance school. Dayna Booth is ready to take on the next level of the art and will move to her new "second home" 2,000 kilometres away - the Australian Ballet School.
John Coghill, December 2014
Trio Springs into Elite Dance Program
Three students of The Dance Centre Peregian Springs have been accepted into the Australian Ballet Interstate Program.
April Stephens, 10, Mei Mei Tan, 12, and Alfie Shacklock, 9, are committed young dance students who were ecstatic when their invitations arrived.
Noosa News, November 2014
Romeo and Juliet Start New Life on the Coast
Their love story sounds like something out of a classic fairytale. They met 25 years ago, when they danced the parts of Romeo and Juliet in a state theatre production in Germany. In the years that followed, they danced as partners on stages across Europe.
Coolum News - 16 July 2009