Hervey Bay Dance School was formed in 2000 and has become the regions premier education facility and regional Queensland's biggest dance program provider committed to a quality dance and performing arts education of all students. Our approach to learning is POSITIVE! We encourage all students to strive to improve themselves as individuals while they also learn to work with fellow dancers in the class and performance setting.
In 2014 Hervey Bay Dance School launched the region's first Certificate Program and by 2016 had over 13 students enrolled in Certificate II & III in Dance achieving very high marks.
In 2016 HBDS announced the launch of Regional Queensland's first Performing Arts High School under the name of Hervey Bay Performing Arts College giving students the option of combining schooling and full-time dance.
In late 2016 HBDS took over Dance Zone Hervey Bay which merged into HBDS bringing you a wide range of additional classes such as cheer & AASCF Troupes including a second venue used as studio 3 & 4 in 2017.
Hervey Bay Dance School has also formed partnerships with Village Nation (Sydney) who provide HBDS students will summer school scholarships and full-time course trial scholarships & RAW Dance Company (Brisbane) who has provides students with courses and workshops with their international dancers.
We believe that every student in our studio community is important & unique and should be nurtured and guided to reach their full potential in dance & performance. We have a high expectation of students that they come to class ready to learn & partake in classes to their full ability with passion, respect & willingness to take responsibility for their own learning.
Whether you are looking for classes for recreation or to equip & empower you to take a step towards the professional performing arts industry, Hervey Bay Dance School will strive to help you achieve your full potential in dance.
THE BIGGEST RANGE OF
CLASSES & PROGRAMS
WORLD CLASS TEACHING FACULTY
WE CARE ABOUT YOU & YOUR CHILD
We have the biggest range of classes in the Wide Bay. We offer all styles including cheer, acrobatics and a specialised preschool program.
Our School also has the biggest range of programs with offering Certificate Courses through RAW Company & Regional Queensland's only Performing Arts High School
Our Teaching Team consist of industry professional teachers who care about students development and can assist students technique, versatility and discipline.
Our Teaching Team comprises of RAW DANCE COMPANIES leading teachers and choreographers who travel direct from Brisbane every week.
We care about everyone one of students. We pride ourselves on having a family focused atmosphere where students can grow in a nurturing environment.
We pride ourselves in creating a unique enrolment and understand that each family is different and unique.
We'd love for your child to join us for a week!
We SUPPORT each other to reach our best both on & off the stage. We share our love of dance with each other as a community no matter what our dance ability is.
We APPRECIATE when other do things and encourage us.
We are Humble & Thankful of the opportunities we get to share with each other and the privilege to be able to dance.
We INSPIRE each other through our actions & strive to better ourselves through people that inspire us. We strive to be role models to other students through our positive attitude.
Have access to the best local & international staff exclusively from Brisbane & Gold Coast each week
Previous Guest Teachers (Guest teachers visit every year on a regular basis)
Wayne Aspinall, Jason Duff, Stephen Tannos, Sean Robinson, Jessie Rasmussen, Joel Rasmussen, Katie Struik, Tayla Harding, Charles Bartley, Yukino Mchugh, Travis Ross, BJ Rourke, Lauren Seymour, Vanessa Friscia, Keiran Heilbronn, Matt Balaba, Anna Johnston, Karlee Hall, Rachael Dowse & Rob Mclean
Thomas St Studios
Petite Dance Program
Watch as your little one discovers the world of dance through our fun and structured program and blossom before your eyes.
Our program for 3-4 year olds will let them explore many exciting styles such as Ballet & Jazz. Our Petite Dancers Program is perfect for children who love to dance and move.
Dance helps students develop motor skills, social skills, rhythm, timing and confidence.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOUR LITTLE DANCER
SUB JUNIOR SUPERSTARS
Watch your little superstar love their dance classes as they build confidence, learn new moves, make friends and have so much fun! We have classes for ages 5-7 in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary & Ballet. We know your little dancer will be leaving class filled with so much excitement and won't be able to wait till their next lesson.
Book in your free trial below and share the love of dance with your child in our supportive and caring environment.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOUR LITTLE DANCER
MAKE FRIENDS | BE CREATIVE | GAIN CONFIDENCE
Troupe & Performance Teams
Our General Class Stream is for Junior & Seniors students ages ranging from 5 years to Opens. This stream offers all styles in a fun and supportive environment and lets students develop their skills and technique. All students will perform in the end of year production.
Our recreational class have a number of age groups available, Junior (aged 8-12),Senior (aged 13+).
Classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Stretch and Technique, Tumbling, Break Dance, Drama, Cheer & Stunts.
"Both my girls (8 and 5) attended one or two of Hervey bay dance schools workshops over the holidays. I was super impressed how comfortable the dance teachers made them feel as they had limited dance experience and are both somewhat shy and really nervous. So Thank you for welcoming both girls and answering all my questions" - Melissa (Parent)
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE OUR CLASSES WITH YOU!
Performance Team Program
ACHIEVE YOUR BEST ON A REGIONAL & NATIONAL STAGE
The PERFORMANCE TEAM PROGRAM at Hervey Bay Dance School is for dedicated dancers that want to excel their ability both on and off the stage. The PERFORMANCE TEAM PROGRAM gives students the ability to participate in a wide range of local & national competitions, gain industry contacts and the ability to work with leading choreographers with students previously working with teachers from Australia and USA.
PERFORMANCE TEAM PROGRAM students also opportunity to represent the region at the Australia Dance Festival held in Sydney. The PERFORMANCE TEAM PROGRAM focuses on improving students confidence, stage presence, technical ability and determination to succeed whilst making life long friendships through dance.
The PERFORMANCE TEAM PROGRAM Students participate in a variety of classes to assist them achieve their technical and performance goals as well as Stretch, Strength & Conditioning classes + routine classes for each age group.
All of the teachers are so supportive, in every class you step into everyone is always so supportive and would always congratulate your successes. You can always just be yourself and not have to act like someone else to impress people. I love dancing here and I enjoy myself so much in every class!- Brooke (Student)
CHEER COMPETITION TEAM
Level 1 & Level 2 Teams
ACHIEVE YOUR BEST ON A REGIONAL & NATIONAL STAGE
Our CHEER COMPETITION TEAMS at Hervey Bay Dance School are for dedicated athletes that want to enhance their training and perform on the Biggest All Star Cheerleading stages. All athletes will compete and become members of the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation competiting in 2-3 championships each year.
Our CHEER COMPETITION TEAMS focus on athletes tumbling ability, stunts, focus, commitments and teamwork all while making life long friends and having fun.
HERVEY BAY MEGA CREW
THE BIGGEST HIP HOP COMPS IN AUSTRALIA
The Hervey Bay Mega Crew is the newest addition to the Dance School. The Mega Crew is open to everyone inside and outside the dance school (via audition) who wants to represent the region at the biggest hip hop competitions in Australia. The Mega Crew trains separately to the dance school (times TBA) with experienced teachers from Brisbane who train award winning Crews. The Mega Crew also has seperate fees which are listed in the fee structure below.
Hervey Bay Mega Crew will participate in:
Get The Beat Fraser Coast
Get The Beat Finals
Hip Hop International (Brisbane)
World Of Dance Australia (Gold Coast)
Rumble Hip Hop Competition (Brisbane)
(CUA30113) Certificate III In Dance
Hervey Bay Dance School is excited to partner with RAW Dance Company to offer the CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance over 2-years in Hervey Bay. RAW is a fully accredited, nationally registered training organisation (RTO No.41385) committed to providing a supportive and caring learning environment where students are able to define their own artistic voice and realise their potential.
The CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance is a 2-year course for school aged students. Designed to provide the foundations for young performers aspiring to become professional artists, students completing a Certificate III in Dance will increase their depth of precision technique, develop improvisation and partnering skills, enhance personal presentation and be well versed in various industry theory studies.
Core & Elective Units
CUACHR301 Develop basic dance composition skills (30 hours)
CUADAN202 Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances (45 hours)
CUADAN301 Integrate rhythm in dance or movement technique (20 hours)
CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry (50 hours)
CUAPRF307 Develop performance techniques (35 hours)
CUAWHS301 Condition the body for dance performance (60 hours)
CUACIR301 Perform basic on-ground acrobatic techniques (20 hours)
CUADLT301 Develop basic dance analysis skills (20 hours)
CUAPRF304 Develop audition techniques (25 hours)
CUADAN303 Develop dance partnering techniques (60 hours)
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others (15 hours)
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity (30 hours)
CUAIND304 Plan a career in the creative arts industry (35 hours)
IN PERSON AUDITION
HERVEY BAY PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE
HBPAC believes that standard high school is not suitable for every student. We strive to offer students with a unique, balanced and equal approach with their academic studies & performing arts in a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
We aim to encourage each individual student’s passion and drive for excellence in all areas of study.
ABOUT OUR COLLEGE
Hervey Bay Performing Arts College (HBPAC) has been formed over two years to provide students with a unique high school experience for students in years 7-12. HBPAC is for students looking for a different schooling approach and will give students the opportunity to progress in their performing arts training whilst completing their academics studies.
Students normal day consist of 3-4 hours academics followed by 2-3 hours of performing arts classes. Students will receive their work via Cairns School Of Distance Education (CSDE) and will be given their own study space in our dedicated academic area and have full support from our academic support staff & teachers as well as their own teachers from CSDE. During the afternoon students will be taken through a range of different performing arts styles and subjects.
"The fact that she could combine her passion for dance and her academics all in one place and she is able to achieve a Certificate IV in dance and do all this within 30 mins from home not thousand of kms away. HBDS is the most friendliest and welcoming dance school we have ever come across." - Donna (Parent)
“The performing arts college has been a wonderful opportunity for my daughter and impacted her life so positively. For her to be able to realise her dreams, work towards goals both academically and physically in one amazing learning space is fantastic. Living in regional QLD I never dreamed we would be able to give her such an opportunity. Providing such an amazing space to grow and learn is a testament to the wonderful and supportive staff at HBPAC/ HBDS” - Kylie (Parent)