March 10th  | by Stephan Bollinger

ABDA Seniors say thank you!

Our recent fundraising efforts have enabled us to purchase 20 high-density foam blocks to use in our Stretching classes. The Seniors were over-splitting with joy on Saturday…

Thank you to all who contributed!


February 23rd  | by Stephan Bollinger


Our Senior Level student Henriette (14 years) has just completed a week-long training scholarship at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence Brisbane, which she won in 2013. Henriette had a great week of classes at the Thomas Dixon Centre, and will rejoin the full-timers at ABDA today!


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February 3rd  | by Stephan Bollinger

Full-Time Training Program has commenced!

We are offering promising students the opportunity to train 28-30 hours per week in full preparation for acceptance into a large full-time institution or junior company overseas.
These students continue their schoolwork through Distance Education.

Acceptance by audition only.
Please email for more information.


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February 2nd  | by Stephan Bollinger


From 2014, ABDA will become an ‘audition-school’. With our continuously growing reputation of being ‘the school for serious ballet dancers’ on the Coast, we will audition all new students from Level 1 (approx. 8 yrs) upwards.

Of course we do not assume that all students want to become professional dancers. Dedication, work ethic, commitment and the physical attributes need to be evident however, to give students the opportunity to become professionals, should they choose to down the track.

We will support our students on whatever path they choose to follow.
Our training will provide grace, poise and a positive attitude towards challenging situations in their lives ahead.


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February 1st  | by Stephan Bollinger


Thank you to all who attended our Annual Summer School. It was a pleasure to see the smiling (sweaty) faces at the end of each day!

70 students enjoyed classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Body Conditioning, Jazz and Contemporary.

We welcomed 15 guests from the Gold Coast, Maclean, Sydney and Auckland New Zealand.

Congratulations to the following students..

Encouragement Award Winners:
Hollie McCarthy, Marisa DaSilva, Soraya Abdelaal, Hannah Woodfield, Ruby Cross, Georgia Waite, Grace Georgilopoulos, Amy Wharton, Georgia Dwyer, Larissa Kiyoto-Ward.

Training Scholarship Winners:
Junior – Phoebe Kiyoto-Ward
Sub-Intermediate – Kristen Seale
Intermediate – Ebony Murray
Senior – Sarah Wright

What a wonderful start to the year!


November 5th  | by Stephan Bollinger

Coming Soon

The ABDA Summer School is coming up at our Gold Coast Studios from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th January 2014.
For additional information, please download our summerschool brochure.