Let’s Dance Academy QLD is Carindale’s newest dance studio. Beginning with LDA’s Little Groovers Ballet/Jazz & Tap classes, dancers aged 2-12 years can experience the fun, creativity, and artistic benefits of dance with Miss Taylor! All classes are designed to progressively improve and applaud every student’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development relative to both dance AND their broader life skills.

Meet Miss Taylor – Studio Director

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With over 20 years experience in the dance industry, it is fair to say Miss Taylor feels most at home in the dance studio. From tiny tot to eisteddfod competitor, lead musical dancer to teacher and choreographer, Miss Taylor’s personal journey in dance has had it all. Fulfilling a life-long dream, she has founded Let’s Dance Academy QLD to celebrate, excite, and develop Brisbane’s children to achieve and succeed personally both on and off the stage.

From preparing and providing progressive weekly classes with intricate and captivating choreography, to building a space for dancers to create everlasting relationships with peers, educators, and themselves, Miss Taylor is greatly passionate about all things dance! Her patience, creativity, and dedication to the art has seen thousands of dancers young and old enjoy and be excited for their dancing journey. That said, Miss Taylor will always have a special connection with educating and nurturing dancers in the 2-5 years age group.

Miss Taylor holds a Diploma of Dance Teaching (Comdance) and a Bachelor of Business Management (QUT). She is a full financial member of Comdance and holds qualifications also in Acrobatic Arts, Progressive Ballet Technique and Lisa Howell’s Ballet Training.

Why dance with Let’s Dance Academy QLD?

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Located conveniently in the heart of Carindale, Let’s Dance Academy QLD offers a variety of class options for every dancer wanting to move and groove to music. LDA and its teaching staff are equipped to develop passionate, dedicated dancers through classes that emphasise respect and quality technical tuition that creates a positive experience for all. Students are inspired to engage in each of their classes with the help of colour, movement, and sound.

The atmosphere found at Let’s Dance Academy QLD is one of respect, community, and family. Dancers and their families are always made to feel welcome and supported by the positivity and passion for the dance they share, with lasting relationships created amongst teachers, dancers, and parents to last a life-time.

LDA prioritises their students’ safety with lessons following safe dance practices, and all staff hold a valid Blue Card, First Aid, and CPR certificate. Specific effort is made to ensure classes are designed and delivered to appropriately strengthen and grow young dancers physically, social, emotionally and cognitively.

Classes available

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Let’s Dance Academy QLD’s classes are affordable for local families and are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week during the school term. Their full timetable is available on their website.

Students are encouraged to express their confidence and enjoyment in the dance style of their choice, while not being confined to wearing a uniform (except ballet classes). LDA does however offer uniform items for purchase.

Let’s Dance Academy QLD often also hosts holiday workshops for anyone to enjoy a fun day, which includes everything to love about dance during the school holidays. This can be a fantastic alternative to vacation care for families, and is designed to suit everyone! Enquire to find out about their upcoming workshops.

Little Groovers (2-5yrs)

The Little Groovers program at Let’s Dance Academy QLD introduces dancers aged 2 to 5 years to the wonderful world of Ballet and Jazz OR Tap dancing. Engaging in fun, creative, and disciplined classes, Miss Taylor takes her dancers through a magical journey in dance. Classes are carefully curated to celebrate the developmental stages of this age group and to prepare them for their next step in dance, school, and life. You can be excited knowing your dancer will find a great love and passion for dance in these classes.

Ballet (5-12yrs)

Classical Ballet classes at Let’s Dance Academy QLD follow the Comdance progressive syllabus, which promotes the technique, musicality, and artistry of young dancers. Dancers diligently work towards improving their strength and flexibility for a solid foundation in dance. Students are guided with care and inspired by the sounds of classical music.

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Jazz (5-12yrs)

Let’s Dance Academy QLD’s Jazz classes are fun and up-beat. Dancers progress their skills in coordination, memory, and flexibility, whilst bopping away to catchy pop-music. Exercises are developed around specific Jazz techniques, including kicks, leaps, and turns, and are explored through various Jazz styles including funk, broadway, etc.

Acrobatics (5-12yrs)

Acrobatics is very popular amongst young dancers and can be explained as the combination of dance technique with the athleticism of acrobatic skills, including balancing, limbering, and tumbling. LDA students learn handstands, walkovers, and cartwheels, etc. in classes that follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus where progressive and safe learning are paramount.

Tap (5-12yrs)

Tap dancing is the best way for your dancer to have fun making noise, while focussing on their balance, coordination, musicality, and rhythms. Let’s Dance Academy QLD’s Tap classes explore Comdance exercises that work all muscles in the body and specifically develop strength in body isolations and foot articulation to create intricate sounds that match to music.


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I took my daughter along to Let’s Dance Academy’s open day. We received a very warm welcome from Miss Taylor, who was amazing at getting down to my daughter’s level and welcoming her into the class. We tried a little sample of each of the dancing styles, and my little one had a ball. Miss Taylor was incredible at getting all the children engaged and participating in the dancing, resulting in lots of smiles and fun amongst the group. We have enrolled in Jazz and cannot wait to get started in Term 2!” – C

Miss Taylor has made such an impact on my life and still inspires me to this day. When I go into classes I am always thinking of the wisdom she would share. I am incredibly grateful for her teaching, classes, and the guidance and support Miss Taylor has given me to follow my dreams and to keep working and improving as a performer and a person.” – L

Frequently asked questions

When are classes offered? Let’s Dance Academy QLD offers classes for 2-12yrs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Saint Gabriel’s Anglican Church on Bridgnorth Street, Carindale.

What styles of dancing are available? Dancers have the option to study Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics, and/or Tap dancing during school terms at LDA. Private tuition in also available on enquiry.

Does Let’s Dance Academy QLD offer trial lessons? Yes! LDA offers FREE trial lessons to all prospective dancers at any time throughout the year across all class options. Trial lessons can easily be booked on the LDA website.

Can parents watch lessons? No, all LDA classes are closed to parent watching to keep dancers engaged, focussed, and comfortable to be their most confident selves and experience maximum enjoyment. Parents are able to attend their dancer’s trial lesson, as well as viewing weeks at the end of Term 2 and 4, with a show also proposed for December each year.

Are dancers required to wear a uniform to class? Only dancers enrolled in Ballet classes from the Mini age and above are required to wear the Let’s Dance Academy QLD uniform to class. However, uniform options are available from the studio for purchase. Dancers must have the relevant footwear for their style of class and wear comfortable activewear they are able to move in, with their hair tied back.

What are your 2024 class fees? In 2024, Let’s Dance Academy QLD’s Little Groovers classes are priced at $185, with all other 45-minute classes priced at $170 for a 10-week term. Each dancer is also required to pay a $47 annual membership fee to cover licensing, insurances, and class props.

To find out more, and to book your child’s free trial class, please visit the Let’s Dance Academy website.