Gold Coast’s most Inspiring & Welcoming Dance School

Inspire Academy is Gold Coast’s most Inspiring & Welcoming Dance School!

We have two dedicated dance studios – one in Helensvale and one in Burleigh. So our classes are within easy driving distance no matter where you live on the coast.

We are primarily a non-competitive dance school. We are welcoming, friendly and inclusive! There is no pressure on our students to “do everything.” Our focus is to instil a love of dance and performing arts. If a dancer would like to do one class a week for fun – we have classes for them. If they would like to do everything on offer, they are most welcome!

We are primarily a non-competitive dance school. We are welcoming, friendly and inclusive! There is no pressure on our students to “do everything.” Our focus is to instil a love of dance and performing arts. If a dancer would like to do one class a week for fun – we have classes for them. If they would like to do everything on offer, they are most welcome!

We offer Ballet, Jazz, Singing, Musical Theatre, Tap & Acrobatics, taught by our friendly tribe of experienced & qualified teachers.

‘FUSS FREE’ DANCE!

We steer clear of the overly competitive atmosphere that can sometimes come about in dance and can often be associated with completely unnecessary stress.

‘Pure Dance Without The Fuss’ – This Is Our Vibe!

We are all for friendly competition – as long as it’s constructive and supportive 🙂

It is important that our students learn & progress as individuals and that they also develop a spirit of comradery.

Safety, happiness, fun, growth, confidence, inclusion – these are all essential components of our school.

At Inspire Academy, every dancer can dance their hearts out like no-body is watching and to absolutely LOVE every minute of it.

We are Inspired to DANCE!

#InspiredToDance #FussFreeDance

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5-7 Years

  • Ballet

  • Dance Fusion

  • Acrobatics
  • Musical Theatre
  • Tap

  • Singing

8-9 Years

  • Ballet

  • Dance Fusion

  • Acrobatics
  • Musical Theatre
  • Tap

  • Singing

10-13 Years

  • Jazz Fusion
  • Acrobatics

Ballet

An extremely popular choice of style at our studio! Classical Ballet is a beautiful & historic art-form & provides a strong technical foundation, developing discipline, grace & poise. We incorporate the Australian Teachers of Dancing syllabus into our classes and examinations are available to our students. Exams preparation begins at Test 1 level.

Our ballet classes at Inspire start from the Next Steps program. These classes are beautifully themed and enable students to learn about some of the Great traditional ballets. Students develop classical ballet technique, learn a variety of ballet steps and the ways in which to execute them. This Kinderballet Accredited Program is the ideal foundation for our Test ballet levels. Students are typically around 5yrs old and in Prep level at school.

Our Test classes (Test 1, 2, 3) follow the ATOD method of training. These classes largely focus on classical ballet technique and building on the foundations laid by the previous levels to increase the repertoire of steps. There is an element of creative movement to allow for freedom of expression and children’s own ability to think creatively. Students learn set dances which are performed during our end of year showcase. Test classes are not themed but follow the structure of a traditional ballet class with barre work and centre practice.

As a guide, a Test 1 student would be 6 years old and in Year 1 at school. Test 2 would be 7 years old and in Year 2. This is assuming the student has a strong foundation for ballet before they begin. We like to see students enter the class that best suits their ability level, rather than their age or grade in school.

Dance Fusion

Dance Fusion is super fun and upbeat, Jazz based class!

We suggest Dance Fusion as a great place to start for students that just love dancing to music on the radio! We use modern, popular, age-appropriate music for these classes and they are so much fun.

The technique of jazz has its roots in ballet and uses many of the same body placement elements found in ballet, including the proper technique when displaying body placement, extension and control. Yet it incorporates a low centre of gravity and high level of energy.

Students have opportunities to develop their own choreographic skills within the class and will learn set dances which are performed during our end of year showcase.

Dancers will begin each jazz class by stretching. Jazz dance classes will also include centre and across the floor exercises, developing skill sets.

We use the IDT Syllabus as a basis for our Dance Fusion classes.

Acrobatics

Our Acrobatics classes follow the world-renowned, Cirque du Soleil endorsed Acrobatic Arts syllabus. The classes on offer are ideal for beginners. Students are encouraged to creatively explore their world through movement and learn how to properly balance, tumble and begin to handstand & cartwheel. Children are guided by our experienced instructors and supported to learn at their own pace, regardless of their level of ability. Exercises are age appropriate and safety mats are used. The emphasis is on building confidence, strength and stability.

Musical Theatre

Dance, Sing, Act! Musical Theatre classes combine the performance components of vocal, drama and dance. Students develop their theatrical skills, learn to work as a team, gain confidence and develop musicality. This class provides a strong performance foundation, to carry them forward in their theatrical pursuits. Gain knowledge of a wide variety of dance steps & learn sensational song and dance routines from classic musicals!

Tap

A dynamic foundational tap class incorporating a range of musical styles. Students will learn barre, centre and corner work, as well as fun combinations & routines.

Learn tap dancing techniques like a shuffle, heel dig, double ball drop & knock! The class is set to upbeat music & incorporates the use of props. It is designed to be fun to keep students focused whilst they are learning. The class is creatively delivered to introduce young children to the fun art of tap dance. Children learn a variety of skills within this class, engaging in actives that enable them to develop coordination, exploration of space and an awareness of rhythm and timing.

Singing

If your child loves to hold a tune then come and try our singing classes! These are suitable for students from 5yrs and up and are a perfect complimentary class to go with Musical Theatre. Students learn how to warm up and develop correct singing technique whilst having lots of fun in the process.

Inspire Academy Concert

At the end of the year, all our Inspire Academy students participate in our End of Year Concert. This is an AMAZING experience for our students to dance in a professional production!

In 2020, our concert was at HOTA – Home of The Arts in Bundall. We have booked this amazing space again for 2021!

If your dancer is aged 18months up to 5yrs, take a look at our Butterfly Ballet pre-schooler classes. Same teachers and same admin 🙂 Butterfly Ballet is the Gold Coast’s only licenced provider of the Kinderballet accredited syllabus and all of our Butterfly Ballet teachers are officially registered to offer this magical program, renowned Australia wide.

As an alternative to the big concert, our little Butterfly Ballet students present an in-class Presentation at the end of the year. This is a magical occasion which prepares our littlest dancers beautifully for the Inspire Academy Concert which they take part in when they are older!

Helensvale Studio

Butterfly Ballet & Inspire Academy
138 Siganto Drive Helensvale

Burleigh Studio

Butterfly Ballet & Inspire Academy
44 Dover Drive Burleigh Heads

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Call 0490 766 193
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