Thursday August 17, 2017

Elite Training

Strictly Dances, “Excellence Program”, was established in 2009, and operates in a partnership with Cleveland State High School (Russel St, Cleveland,7 minute walk from Strictly Dance Studios) Faith Lutheran College (Beveridge Rd, Thornlands)and Redlands College(Anson Rd, Wellington Point)

This unique pre-professional ballet and musical theatre/commercial dance training programs offers young students from 11 years – 18 years the opportunity to train in our elite programs without forgoing face-to-face schooling.

Now in its 5th year, Strictly Dance continues to deliver the quality training, which has been the foundation for many of Australia’s successful professional performers. In addition in 2013 our students will have the opportunity to complete Certificate and Diploma Courses.

As a parent we realize you have a choice between several dance studios that offer elite training programs. All courses are not the same and do not offer the same benefits for young students. We invite you to compare all of the options and opportunities to see what sets our elite training programs apart from the rest.

Strictly Dance Full Time Excellence Program

Strictly Dance offers two streams into our elite training programs.

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Strictly Dance has
for our students to enjoy-

We boast to be one of the best-equipped studios in Queensland.  

Strictly Dance has 6 fully equipped studios, 4 dance and 2 music studios.
A dedicated equipment-training studio with 2 vibrating machines and much other equipment vital to the training of dancers.
Studios are fitted with wall to wall full length mirrors & oak barres.
4 our of 6 studios are air-conditioned.
Tarkett covered sprung timber floors  plus one with a specialist tap floor.
Attached dancewear shop with 20% discount offered to all Excellence Program students.
Our students have access to kitchenette including microwave, fridge.
TV & DVD players in each studio.
Excellence Program students have their own lounge/chill out room.
Desks for catching up with homework or assignments.
Lockers for all Excellence Program students.
Dining area.
Acro equipment including tumbling runs.
Music studio with Piano, keyboard, guitar, drums and microphones with stands.
Free WiFi for our students.


An official Strictly Dance Excellence Program uniform is to be worn on nominated days.  These are also to be worn when attending workshops, auditions, eisteddfods and excursions.

Uniform Colour Days
Monday – Purple
Tuesday – Pink
Thursday – Purple
Friday – Free Leotard day
Saturday – Black

Excellence Program Track suits (must be worn too & from all dance performances)

Student also require the following

  • Black Jazz Shorts
  • Black ½ tutu
  • Yoga Mat
  • Theroband – theroband with stirrup
  • Foot-thongs
  • Knee pads
  • Black Cabaret shoes
  • Jazz Shoes
  • Tap Shoes for Musical Theatre/Commercial Dance Stream
  • Ballet Shoes – Canvas
  • Pointe Shoes – at least 2 pairs should be in dancing order at all times
  • Demi-points – Classical/Contemporary Stream
  • Flattering ballet skirts may be worn at times to compliment uniform leotards
  • Cross-overs and legwarmers for winter months – to compliment uniform leotards
  • Lock for locker
  • Massage oil
  • Towel
  • Hand fan

Requirements are available from our Strictly Dancewear shop.

  • Strictly dance is the best dance studio in the world. All the students are very nice and parents and teachers are there to assist u. Everyone is there to have a great time and to do their best. We thank everyone for helping strictly dance as well. I LOVE STRICTLY DANCE!!!!!

    Brooke Smith (12 yrs)
  • I love to dance at strictly dance because their dances are unique and creative. I also love the teachers as they are strict, but still our friends. We can also communicate on face book which is pretty cool. The studio is really nice and open but still getting bigger!

    Ayla Hayes (10yrs)
  • They work us hard and we get the results. They share our dreams and help us achieve them. At Strictly Dance I have found a family.

    Xanthe Dunning (11yrs)
  • I love dancing at strictly because everyone is so loving ♥ the teachers understand your needs and help whenever you ask for it :) everyone is friends with everyone and I have had the funniest, happiest and most rewarding experiences there :)

    Courtney Male (14yrs)
  • “Debbie Lyn Davidson has been teaching our little girls for five years. Mrs Davidson, her studio and the other children are an extension of our family. At the end of each year we try to find a way to express to her the wide reaching impact she has on our girls. We explain that what we appreciate about dancing class with her studio is not just the high quality teaching of the dance but the great influence that she is having on the girls as unique individuals striving to do their best in all areas of their life. Thankyou Debbie-Lyn!”

    Natalie McFarlane (Parent)
  • “I am so pleased to have finally found a dance school where the dance is modern and organized. First impression was wow this is fantastic.

    Raelene Addley
  • “Strictly Dance offers everything that makes it easy for students to learn, that is a fun environment, outstanding communication and most importantly qualified, dedicated and caring teachers. My daughter always checks the calendar to see how long until her next dance lesson. Thank you for making her smile and encouraging her to be the best she can be.”

    Raelene Murphy
  • Love you all, Amazing, Beautiful Friends, Strictly Dance is Everything and so much more,  Tayla is blessed to have you all in her life !

    Natalie McFarlane (Parent)
  • Thanks for making everything so very simple for us as parents and enjoyable and well organised for our little girl. We have used other dance schools with her and with the oldest daughter and Strictly Dance is head and shoulders above the rest in all departments. The personal touches mean a lot and it is noticed and appreciated