Queensland Performer’s Academy (QPA), formerly known as The Dance Works, was established in 1985. In 2017 under the direction of Miss Grace Willett we hope to offer you and your family a place of learning and belonging.

In 2017 we will be offering classes in a diverse range of curriculum from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD) encompassing; ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, acrobatics and musical theatre.

It is the belief of the Director and the ethos of our school to provide a quality dance education that will encompass both the mental and physical aspects of dance. We wish to instil a sense of pride and encourage lifelong learning in our students and offer the essential support and care to allow freedom of expression and exploration of their own inner creativity.

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Come and join the QPA Family!

  • Providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment
  • Form strong bonds with peers and teachers
  • Open and strong communication between staff and families
  • Learn a strong technical foundation from positive encouragement
  • Develop a life long passion for the performing arts
  • 5 air conditioned, fully equipped studios
  • Parents lounge area in reception, separate male and female amenities and kitchenette for student use
  • Performance opportunities in both competitive and non competitive environments in addition to annual concert

term dates

Term 1 Monday 23rd January – Saturday 1st April (Inclusive)
Term 2 Monday 17th April – Saturday 24th June (Inclusive)
Term 3 Monday 10th July – Saturday 15th September (Inclusive)
Term 4 Tuesday 3rd October – Saturday 2nd December (Inclusive)

Public Holidays observed (studio closed) in 2017

  • Term 1: 26th of January
  • Term 2: 1st of May
  • Term 3: 16th August

Upcoming Concert Dates!

Free Makeup Workshop Saturday 28th of October
Costume Payments Due Saturday 11th of November
Costume Pick Up Saturday 18th of November
Full Dress Rehearsal Day Sunday 19th of November
Photo Day            Sunday 19th of November
Final Rehearsals               Sunday 26th of November
Concert!          Saturday 2nd of December
Break Up Party/Info Day        Sunday 3rd of December