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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.

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Dance Is the Hidden Language of the Soul

VISION
OUR VISION

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.

MISSION
OUR MISSION

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.

VALUES
OUR VALUES

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

Director

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).

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Aimee Ternus

Aimee Ternus

Teacher

Aimee’s love of dance started at the age of four, when she began her tuition with the VCM Academy of Dance in New Zealand. She rained in BBO Classical Ballet…

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Astin Hammermeister

Teacher

Astin is a triple threat singer / dancer / actor who has performed in many productions including Harvest Rain’s Grease, Cats and Pirates of Penzance...

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Bec Swain

Teacher

Bec’s love of dance began very early! She trained in various styles for over 20 years and participated in musical theatre also from a young age. Some of her favourite…

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Daniella Lamberti

Zumba Instructor

Venezuelan-born Daniella began her passion for dance at the Fanny Montiel School of Ballet, and also studied Jazz, Hip Hop, Solo Latin, Flamenco and Belly Dancing…

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Desney Toia-Sinapati

Teacher

By day she's an administrative officer, by night she's a choreographer and one of your adult's tap teachers.

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Jaime Walker

Reception

Jaime is our virtual assistant that works behind the scenes supporting Miss Kaitlin and the Bayside Dance team with the daily administration of running our busy dance…

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Kate Prentice

Teacher

Kate Prentice has been dancing since she could walk. She has completed CSTD exams In ballet, jazz and tap. She has a diploma of musical theatre and a Diploma…

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Kate Sterren

Kate grew up in Brisbane and trained under Lisa Wyatt and Charmaine Paddick at Kick Dance Studio in Bulimba. Before completing her full time training in 2004 at...

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Lauren McNamara

Reception

Lauren is a young arts manager with a background in performing arts and education who is very excited to be joining the team at Bayside Dance. An experienced…

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Lily Lejeune

Teacher

Lily Lejeune originally born in Western Australia and initially started her dance training at the Tammy Thorpe School of Dance. In 2007 Lily moved to Queensland and began…

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Maddi Smallhorne

Teacher

Maddi began dancing as soon as she could convince her mum to let her, at the young age of 5 years old! She has performed in countless eisteddfods and…

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Maddison Baker

Teacher

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

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Maggie McLaughlin

Teacher

One of our most dedicated and talented students, Maggie McLaughlin is stepping up to teach this year.

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Meg Milton

Teacher

In Meg’s 5 years of high school she studied dance and was involved in an extra curriculum dance troupe. As dance captain at Wavell State High School she developed…

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Michelle Hembury

Teacher

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…

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Michelle Macwhirter

Marketing

Michelle Macwhirter is a marketing professional, children’s author and sometimes actor. Following a marketing career with organisations including HOTA, Townsville…

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Natasha Matijevic

Teacher

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 …

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Christine Moormann

Adminstration

Christine Moormann comes from travel/customer service and school administration roles. She is the mother of two young adults who are both ex dancers. She enjoys…

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Dancesteppers

Student Teachers

Bayside Dance is proud to be an Affiliate Partner Studio with DanceStep. This program encourages and empowers our next generation of young leaders by providing opportunities...

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