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

We offer 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 2019

Term 1 Monday 4th February – Saturday 6th April (Inclusive)
Term 2 Tuesday 23rd April – Saturday 29th June (Inclusive)
Term 3 Monday 15th July – Saturday 21st September (Inclusive)
Term 4 Tuesday 8th October – Saturday 1st December (Inclusive)

Public Holidays observed (studio closed) in 2019

  • Term 2: 25th of April
  • Term 3: 14th of August

Event Dates 2019!

Back to Dance Day! Saturday 2nd of February 9am-1pm – Free Classes all day!
Choreographic Workshop Saturday 2nd of March
Choreographic Competition Saturday 30th of March
Showcase Saturday 15th of June
Concert Day Sunday 1st of December

Introducing our very first….

Open Week Tuesday 3rd of December – Saturday 7th of December

Come be part of the fun!

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion”