Queensland Performer’s Academy (QPA), formerly known as The Dance Works, was established in 1985. From 2017 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 Monday 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!

Choreographic Workshop Sunday 4th of March
Choreographic Competition Saturday 17th of March
Mid Year Showcase                Saturday 30th of June

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