UNIT 1 / 8 HAWKER STREET
Currumbin Waters
QLD, 4223
Phone: (07) 5534 7577
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About The School

D'n D PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL was established in 1996 and has evolved over 16 years to become one of the leading performing arts schools on the Coast. With the main emphasis being DIVERSITY in DANCE, D'n D is able to offer expert training in almost all of the dance genres, as well as acrobatics, vocal coaching, microphone technique, drama and performance.

School Mission Statement

D'n D Performing Arts School is dedicated, committed and passionate about all facets of entertainment. Our philosophy is to pursue everything with drive and determination, encouraging all our students to reach their full potential, achieving outstanding results and more importantly, preparing them for future careers in the performing arts.

  • Act as a support and catalyst for students wanting to pursue a professional career in the performing arts
  • Provide professional guidance for students who may wish to gain teaching qualifications in RAD Ballet & BAL Tap
  • Provide students with a lifelong interest in all areas of performing arts by offering a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills
  • Develop students’ cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain of learning
  • Build and foster self-discipline and confidence
  • Instill in students the importance of punctuality, reliability, autonomy and responsible behaviour
  • Professional qualified staff
  • Four fully-equipped air-conditioned studios
  • Sprung floors & Harlequin flooring
  • Student scholarships
  • Studio Hire
  • New & second-hand Dancewear
  • Annual Concert
  • Disco Birthday Party Venue

This class is classically based on Tuesdays and jazz based on Thursdays and takes the format of one 30 minute lesson (during the week) in which children are encouraged to perform on their own (with parents observing if necessary). The class includes the Tinies’ most popular music & songs. Children develop co-ordination, gross motor skills & rhythm and have tremendous fun in the process!

This takes the format of 3x15 minute lessons of Tap, Jazz & Ballet (ie. 45 mins once a week) and initiates the basic elements required in each discipline. Emphasis is on creativity, musicality, self confidence and FUN!

Pure classical technique is taught via the internationally renown Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. It forms the whole basis of dance and develops poise, posture,musicality and sound technique.

Jazz technique and routines to the latest music are taught in both a casual or more competitive atmosphere.

If you’ve got rhythm and want to try something fun – then this style of dance is the option for you!

Both the B.A.L. and Glen Wood tap syllabi are used and annual exams in this discipline are held for selected students

Students are coached in either private or group lessons, to develop strong and correct vocal techniques – tone, pitch, projection & control are a few of the many aspects covered in this discipline. Correct microphone technique and remedial/correctional coaching are also available for the more advanced performer.

Students learn both basic and complex gymnastic skills, which culminate annually in our studio production presenting these to popular music.

Students are invited to demonstrate their interest by auditioning for our age group teams. These students then compete in local Eisteddfods for the first 6 months of each year, after which we have an Eisteddfod concert, displaying all the items that have been performed that year. This is a great environment for making new friends and building team spirit.

This genre is a mix of classical ballet & jazz, and affords dancers the opportunity to increase their diversity and strength through this moving art form.

Following the successful “Progressing Ballet Technique” program devised by RAD examiner Marie Walton-Mahon, dancers are taken through a classical class by a trained Pilates instructor using a Fit Ball to increase core strength and stability.