Our Jazz classes are a mix of many styes of popular dancing across decades of dance – in any class you might find some latin moves, funk, 60’s jazz, disco, Broadway, charleston and more.

Explanation of Jazz levels

Jazz Level 1

A beginner level. If you like dancing around the house or at a nightclub, jump in and give it a go.

Jazz Level 2

A follow on from Jazz level 1 – when you are ready to push your self further with more complex routines.

Jazz Level 3 

Our advanced level  – for those who are feeling confident for faster and complex moves.

Gentle Jazz

For those who like a slower paced jazz class. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners and Seniors. You can join this class anytime with no dance experience.

Silver Screen Jazz

Take a step back in time to the days where Hollywood was old and the ‘Silver Screen’ was new. Dance to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin and Frank Sinatra. Inspired by the music and movies of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s 50’s and 60’s, each week you will learn a simple and highly-stylized routine. Whether we take a lean into Fosse, a nod to the lyrical grace of Gene Kelly, or sweep into the glamorous world of Grace Kelly this class is an hour of good music, good dancing and good fun.

What to wear

Dance or gym wear. A variety of shoes can suit jazz – either jazz shoes, chorus shoes, ballet shoes, socks or bare feet.

Current Classes

See our timetable for jazz classes

Our Jazz Teachers

Dale Pengelly

His career started brilliantly with being accepted into the prestigious Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Dale has been a leading light in the Australian and international theatre scene spanning over three decades.

Ella Heijnen Guest Teacher

A Brisbane-based performing artist who began dancing at the age of three. She has trained in a wide variety of styles; jazz, tap and ballet, and she holds a Diploma of musical theatre.

Hannah Clark

Hannah previously worked as a ballerina with the Queensland Ballet Company. She now works as a musical theatre performer, dance teacher, actor and choreographer.

Justine Dillon

Justine began her dancing education at the age of four at the Carolyn Gilby Dance Centre, where she studied R.A.D.ballet, C.S.T.D. tap, jazz and ballet, and acrobatics.

Madison Lee Guest Teacher

Madison is a performer and choreographer who has worked extensively in theatre, musical theatre and film

Natalie Hammond

In 1994 Natalie graduated from the Australian Ballet School with Honours and whilst studying at the school, Natalie was a silver medalist at the Asia Pacific Ballet Competition in Japan and a bronze medalist at the Adeline Genee Awards in London.

Renee Watt Guest Teacher

After graduating from The Brisbane Dance Centre (now ADPI) with a Diploma of Arts (Dance) and Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate, Renee began her professional career dancing and performing at Movie World and in the circus-theatre show, ‘Inneuvre’ at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.

Riannon McLean Guest Teacher

Riannon started her professional dance career with Merenia Gray Dance Company after graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2000.

Shay Debney

Shay Debney has worked extensively in musical theatre, music video and dance film as a tap dancer.

Trudi Reid

Trudi has qualifications in Jazz / Contemporary from the Australasian Teachers Contemporary Dance Association, and Classical Ballet from the Royal Academy of Dancing