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Discover Bayside Dance

Bayside Dance offers a range of dance classes and creative experiences in the Wynnum/Manly area, Brisbane. We encourage a widespread love of dance, welcoming children and adults who can’t help but feel the rhythm! Established in 2014, we aim to create a positive, welcoming environment which is encouraging for all.

About Bayside Dance

Located in Wynnum-Manly, Bayside Dance encourages enjoyment of dance through creativity, strong technical training and a nurturing environment. We have three studios and multiple dance styles on offer for students from ages 2 to adult.

To ensure classes are suitable for those who attend, we offer a range of options across styles, age groups and abilities. Whether you’re a tiny tot, child, teen or adult, we have a class for you.

The teachers at Bayside Dance have a vast range of experience across disciplines. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance while being supportive and encouraging.

Enrol for group lessons or book private lessons at a time that suits you.

Weekly Classes

Dance Is the Hidden Language of the Soul


Our vision is to create a world where everyone can access the magic of dance. We have witnessed first hand how dance can build character, confidence and friendships. This beautiful, enriching sport is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork. Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to provide exceptional coaching and leadership to our students. While striving to instill the importance of etiquette and manners, we also focus on good self-esteem and positive body image.


At Bayside Dance, our mission is to foster a life-long love of dance. We aim to help pre-schoolers, kids, teens and adults find self-expression and enjoyment through dance classes every week. When teaching any style or age group, we strive to provide exceptional leadership to our students, building talent and developing life skills such as discipline and respect. Our combination of a nurturing environment, strong technical training and creativity sees our students grow not just in the dance studio but as human beings.


At Bayside Dance we believe in:

  • Positivity – Dance is not without hard work, but each and every dance class is underpinned by a philosophy of encouragement and enjoyment. The best results come when we can enjoy what we do.
  • Community – Our classes are friendly and welcoming. We support one another in our successes and (sometimes literally) catch each other when we fall.
  • Respect and Safety – We show respect to our dancers, parents, staff and property. The use of safe dance practice is imperative in our classrooms and built into our curriculum.
  • Service – We value each and every customer and pride ourselves on our ability to communicate with and serve our customers.
  • Quality – We value high quality. Our teaching staff, costumes and uniforms, performances and experiences are of a high calibre.

Our Team

The Bayside Dance team of accredited and friendly dance instructors have a range of skills they can share with our students.

Kaitlin Hague

Kaitlin was dancing pretty much as soon as she could walk. After graduating from QUT in 2007 with a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Dance (with Distinction).

Maddison Baker

Maddison took her first dance class at the age of 6 where she fell in love with ballet. Years of study and training landed Maddison at the Houston Ballet Academy in Texas.

Harry Bell

Harry has played and written music since he was 10 years old, and studied Music Technology at the Griffith Conservatorium graduating in 2015.

Taylor Gray

Taylor loves to share her passion and dedication for dance with her students. Learning from the age of 3, Taylor is now studying her teachers certificate in the CSTD syllabus.

Michelle Hembury

Michelle began dancing at the age of 5 after endlessly begging her mum to send her to ballet class. Since then she has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theatre.

Daniella Lamberti

Daniella, Venezuelan – born began her passion for dance at the Fanny Montiel School of Ballet

Natasha Matijevic

It was at the age of 3 that Natasha wore her first pair of ballet shoes and never looked back. Training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and acrobatics over the years have bought great opportunities and experiences throughout her dance career.

Paige McKay

Paige’s stage career began at Fame Theatre Company, where she performed for 12 years in school holiday and touring productions. Paige gained a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in 2018.

Kate Prentice

Kate Prentice has been dancing since she could walk. She has completed CSTD exams In ballet, jazz and tap.

Jenna Risely

Jenna trained in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary at Shilleena’s Dance Academy before undertaking a Certificate III in Performing Arts at ADPI in 2014.

Kate Sterren

Kate grew up in Brisbane and trained under Lisa Wyatt and Charmaine Paddick at Kick Dance Studio in Bulimba.

Nadia Vanek

Nadia has been a teaching artist for 10 years specialising in musical theatre, voice, acting for stage and classical dance.

Student Teachers

Bayside Dance is proud to be an Affiliate Partner Studio with DanceStep.