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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

Dancers Come Out Tops

Peregian dancers are off to brilliant start in the 2018 ballet eisteddfod season by taking out first place in nearly every division entered at the Kingaroy Eisteddfod on the weekend.

Noosa Today - 2 May 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

Raising The Barre

As her students were going through their routines for their Christmas concert last Sunday, Deborah Preece-Brocksom directed them with a quiet authority.

Noosa Today - 7 December 2017

Ballet Sensation Makes the Cut

At just 13 years of age, junior ballet sensation Scarlett O’Rielley has her life mapped out beginning with moving to Melbourne next year to take up a coveted place at The Australian Ballet School.

Noosa Today - 27 November 2017

Dancing to Her Destiny

From the time she learned to walk, Scarlett O'Rielley has known she was destined to dance.

Sunshine Coast Daily - 28 September 2017

Dance School's Big Days Out

The Dance Centre Peregian Springs was a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Brisbane, Kingaroy, Gympie and Toowoomba dance eisteddfods.

Noosa Today - 23 August 2017

Sunshine Coast ballet boy triumphs at prestigious international ballet award in New Zealand

Young Sunshine Coast dancer Alfie Shacklock has won first place in the junior section at the prestigious Alana Haines Australasian Awards held in Wellington, New Zealand.

ABC Sunshine Coast - 21 April 2017

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

Alfie Has the World at His Feet

AT JUST 12 years of age Alfie Shacklock has a leap of faith in his talent backed up by a string of international ballet successes.

Coolum News - 17 February 2017

Alfie wins two scholarships in one week

At the age of 11, Alfie Shacklock already has a successful career at his feet after The Dance Centre Peregian Springs ballet student won two prestigious scholarships in just one week.

Sunshine Coast Daily - 24 June 2016

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

Mei Mei What Dancing Talent We Have Here

Talented 13-year-old Mei Mei Tan is the newest star emerging from The Dance Centre Peregian Springs and she has just landed her first role in a major dance production.

Noosa News - April 2016

Scarlett Inspired to Dance as Career

A style and grace beyond her years has earned local dancer, Scarlett O'Rielley a place in the coveted Australian Ballet School's Interstate Programme.

Noosa News - November 2015

Five TDCPS Dancers in Five Years Chosen by Australian Ballet School

Elizabeth Troon is the fith dancer in five years from The Dance Centre Peregian Springs (TDCPS) to have been for The Australian Ballet School (ABS) Intensive Programme.

Deborah Brambrook

Master Dancer Alfie Steps Up

At only 10 years of age, Alfie Shacklock from Peregian is on his way to achieving his dream of becoming a ballet soloist.

Noosa News - March 2015

Time to Dance

For Mei Mei Tan, a 12-year-old dancer from The Dance Centre Peregian Springs, summer means a chance to spend more time doing what she loves - dancing.

Coolum Advertiser - January 2015

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

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