Hinterland Dance Academy provides quality dance training in a truly stunning and elegant studio space. Having provided over 40 years of quality dance instruction on the Gold Coast, our Academy has an excellent reputation for providing professional instruction that caters for dancers who are in Beginner to Advanced levels. Whether our dancers are training to be professionals or just dancing for their personal enjoyment, the benefits and life skills they receive mean their dance education will last a lifetime.
Located centrally in the heart of the Gold Coast in the charming French Quarter of Emerald Lakes in Carrara, our commitment to elegance is reflected in our stunning studio spaces. Our unique Academy is a delightful place where dancers of all ages can be inspired and swept away by the magic of ballet in a completely enchanting atmosphere. We are proud to offer 3 fully-equipped modern studios, all with ducted air conditioning, barres, gorgeous arched windows, professional sprung flooring for safe dance practice as well as quality Harlequin and Tarkett dance performance surfaces. Parents are spoiled for choice with all the neighbouring Parisian cafes downstairs, and our dance families enjoy the proximity of nearby walking paths, children’s playground, and Thursday street markets.
All faculty members are experienced, well-trained, and professional.
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At HDA dancers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in traditional classical ballet training in a truly elegant setting. We do encourage our dancers to diversify themselves as performers by adding optional contemporary and jazz training but ballet is definitely at the core of what we do.
We aim to encourage confident performers with a respect and passion for the art of dance.
We believe a dance education lasts a lifetime and that well-trained dancers possess many transferrable skills that will help them in whatever career they pursue.
We know life can get busy and we feel clear communication with our dance families is vital. That’s why HDA parents are kept up to date through regular email newsletters/reminders. Our timetables are constructed and distributed well in advance to allow optimal organization and minimal stress!
The HDA community is friendly, welcoming and supportive, and many of our students develop beautiful lasting friendships with their HDA peers.