Ipswich Eisteddfod 2019


Congratulations to our #teamcoastal eisteddfod teams who competed at the Ipswich Combined Teachers Festival over the weekend. Our groups performed beautifully & made us very proud! We are looking forward to a great year of competition with #teamcoastal! Thank you to the ICTF committee and volunteers for all your effort in putting this great competition on!

Under 8

1st – Song & Dance
1st – Tap
2nd – Jazz
3rd – Song & Tap
HC – Jazz

Under 10

2nd – Jazz

Under 15 

VHC – Lyrical
VHC – Song & Tap
HC – Jazz

Under 18

1st – Song & Dance
3rd – Tap
VHC – Lyrical
VHC – Musical Theatre
HC – Street Tap

Congratulations Tiani & Mia


Congratulations to senior students Tiani & Mia who have successfully auditioned for the Brisbane season of the LOcREaDO Dance Company. This is a junior contemporary company which is run by Loredo Malcolm.

Coastal Dance has had students in all 3 QLD programs with students also travelling to Sydney & China to perform. We are grateful for the opportunities this program gives young dancers and we can’t wait to see the show!

Tapatak Teachers Seminar 2019


Last week Miss Kate & Miss Georgia spent 3 days in Brisbane at the annual Tapatak Oz Teachers Seminar. The seminar was conducted by the creator of Tapatak Oz, Christine Denny who taught the teaching techniques she has developed over the past 25 years & covered all the levels of the syllabus.

Coastal Dance is proud to be a Tapatak Oz school as we truely believe in the vision & philosophy of spreading the joy of tap! You can find out more about Tapatak Oz on the offical website:  https://www.tapatak-oz.com

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Congratulations Jorja


Congratulations to 2017 graduate Jorja Coe who has just secured her first contract with Celebrity Cruise Lines. Jorja started her formal dance training at Coastal Dance, age 13. Jorja completed her Certificate IV in Dance at Dynamite Studios Australia in 2018 and is currently signed to their agency Evolution Agency.

Jorja is the third #teamcoastal graduate to be offered a professional contract with Royal Carribean or Celebrity Cruise Lines.

Open House 2019


Coastal Dance will be hosting an Open House for new & returning students on Saturday the 12th of January. There will be a selection of classes for dancers to take across a variety of genres & information for the 2019 dance year will also be released. A detailed timetable will be sent out in the new year!

Nanny Noel Shining Star Awards 2018

Each year Nanny Noel awards 2 shining star awards to students who sparkle & shine at the end of year concert. This year’s award winners were: Ella Taylor – Junior & Jacqueline Owen – Senior. Many thanks to Noelene Taylor, for your constant support of the studio!

Junior Shining Star Award Winner: Ella Taylor


Senior Shining Star Award Winner: Jacqueline Owen


2018 Special Award Winners

Congratulations to our students who received a special award in 2018! We saw so much improvement in 2018 with some incredible transformations not only in dancing but attitudes & work ethic!


Most Improved All-Rounder: Ruby Johnston


Most Improved Jazz Dancer: Emma Mollison


Most Improved Classical Dancer: Mia Johnson


Most Improved Vocalist: Danika Mason


Most Improved Tapper: Eva Nicol


Most Promising Junior: Bella Hardy


Most Improved Acrobat: Rose Gonano