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

Term 1 Monday 22nd January – Saturday 29th March (Inclusive)
Term 2 Tuesday 17th April – Saturday 30th June (Inclusive)
Term 3 Monday 16th July – Saturday 22nd September (Inclusive)
Term 4 Tuesday 8th October – Saturday 8th December (Inclusive)

Public Holidays observed (studio closed) in 2018

  • Term 1: 26th of January
  • Term 2: 25th of April, 7th of May
  • Term 3: 15th August

Event Dates!

Blue Care performance  Sunday 24th of June 2pm – 3.30pm
ATOD Competition Weekend Saturday 30th of June & Sunday 1st of July
 ATOD Examination Dates (TBA) Friday & Saturday 24th/25th of August – or –

Friday & Saturday 14th/15th of September

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