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"High Standard of Quality and Elegance"
"Well mannered and groomed students"
"Appropriate Age considered Music, Movement and Costuming"
"Students receive an understanding of Etiquette and Social Graces"

Welcome To Kay Flynn Dancing Academy

Dance Classes Gold Coast

Kay Flynn Dancing Academy (KFDA) teaches Classical Ballet to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus and Jazz & Tap to the Australasian Dance Association (ADA formerly FATD) along with other genres of dance on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

KFDA was established over 30 years ago in North Queensland. For the past 25 years, the Academy has enjoyed success on the Gold Coast under the guidance of Principal, Ms Kay Flynn.

The hallmark of the academy has always been in well-disciplined classes in all genres creating quality and glamour with an emphasis on imparting the love of dance to each individual student. We take pride in moulding all of our students into prestigious classy young adolescents with high standards of social graces.

Ms Flynn’s dedication to excellence has been demonstrated with consistently high examination results and the inclusion of students to the Australia Ballet School in Melbourne, the Australian and Queensland Ballet’s Junior Extensions Programmes.


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Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.

Erol Ozan

The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language.

Twyla Tharp

Ballet is its own being. It has its own vocabulary. I feel as if I am in a different world when I am in the ballet studio.

Kiernan Shipka

Dancing centred me in such a way to be really in tune with my body. Without ballet, I don't think I'd look graceful at all on screen.

Zoe Saldana

If anything at all, perfection is not when there is nothing to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Maria Tallchief

God comes to us in theatre in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity.

Julie Harris

About Kay Flynn Dancing Academy

Founded nearly 30 years ago, Kay Flynn Dancing Academy — led by our eponymous principal, Ms Flynn — always strives to offer a safe, welcoming environment for learning and honing dance skills. Teaching tap and jazz dance alongside traditional ballet in the Gold Coast, we treat every student as unique. By providing instruction that hones each dancer’s individual strengths and works to improve skills under development, we help others unlock their true potential. Find out more today about putting your young dancer in a constructive environment, or discover the other positive benefits of ballet lessons for kids when you contact us today.

Ballet Classes for Kids

Find a Safe, Comfortable Environment Offering Ballet Classes for Kids

Should your family consider signing up for ballet classes for kids? Channeling the natural human desire to move and express ourselves into this classical form of artistic expression has been a means for self-discovery, improvement, and personal challenges for centuries. Today, ballet is more accessible than ever, and almost everyone can find something to learn and enjoy through the experience. Some children may choose to develop their interests more seriously, and the best fundamental skills will enable them to pursue their dream of taking their talent to the stage. Even ballet for toddlers can have benefits for their development.

At Kay Flynn Dancing Academy, we’ve spent decades teaching ballet dance to kids and nurturing young talent through all stages of their development. With a proven record that includes alumni who have gone on to perform in international venues and several prestigious awards for excellence in dance education, we offer the perfect choice for those families interested in ballet classes on the Gold Coast. Why consider them?

The Importance of Ballet for Children

There are good reasons to consider enrolling in classes that teach ballet dance to kids. More than just teaching them a skill, it can also contribute to their development and personal growth. Here’s how ballet can be important for kids:

  • It provides an excellent outlet for energy and engages the creative aspects of the mind. It feels good to move our bodies, and doing so with the grace and poise of ballet can be very rewarding.
  • Ballet teaches more than coordination — it teaches teamwork and perseverance. Working together in a group, ballet dancers must rely on each other to be in the right place at the right time.
  • For those who truly fall in love with the art of dancing ballet and push to develop their talent, ballet can open exciting doors in the future as they pursue new opportunities within dance.

What Sets Kay Flynn Dancing Academy Apart in Ballet?

Understanding why it could be an important step to take is one thing, but choosing among the ballet schools in the Gold Coast is another challenge altogether. What makes our academy the right choice when you want to invest in a quality dance education?

  • We have more than 25 years of solid experience in teaching ballet to dancers of all ages. Not only do we thoroughly understand the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, but we also stay up to date on the latest teaching techniques too.
  • All our instructors are fully registered teachers who have undergone thorough vetting for safety and reliability.
  • Our lessons and guidance have inspired numerous success stories, with some of our former dancers taking up prestigious positions in performance worldwide.

The Benefits of Ballet Dance For Kids from Kay Flynn Dancing Academy

Aside from the fundamental importance we discussed above, kids pursuing ballet in our classes can tap into additional benefits as well — and parents will notice them, too. These include:

  • Greater self-confidence. Developing command over your body and movements can boost self-esteem and lead to a better sense of confidence that extends into other areas of life.
  • A growing sense of community and respect for others. Ballet work can sometimes be tough, but the support and encouragement of one’s peers lead to children being more equipped to handle social scenarios.
  • Physical development for young and growing bodies. It’s hard to deny that ballet is a serious workout that’s excellent for youth participants.

What to Expect from Our Ballet Classes for Toddlers

Some parents express surprise when they learn that ballet for toddlers exists at all — but for these little ones, it can be one of the most exciting parts of the day. What can you expect from our classes for younger kids?

  • A gentle, patient, and welcoming atmosphere. We don’t exhibit an overly demanding attitude or intimidate children during lessons. Instead, we want our academy to be a place where all feel comfortable.
  • A focus on the fundamentals. We aren’t rushing into advanced techniques, but instead providing a “trial” to test the waters and see how your child feels about the art of dance.
  • A nurturing approach to identify excellent opportunities for beginners. Some kids may not fully connect with ballet, while others will love it right away. We seek to identify these passions and help them grow.

Other Services We Provide Related to Ballet Classes in the Gold Coast

Ballet is not the only thing we teach at Kay Flynn Dancing Academy. We provide additional dance learning resources and other types of assistance to support our students as they pursue their passion. These other services include the following:

  • Classical and modern jazz dancing complement ballet learning, along with additional other dance styles, including more contemporary music styles, such as hip hop and pop music.
  • Tap dancing. Although not as popular as in the past, tap remains an essential and fundamental component of robust dance skills. We teach tap according to the Australian Dance Association syllabus to help our students refine their core skills.
  • Musical theatre study. For performers interested in pursuing a life on the stage, our in-depth look at the main characters of popular musicals and the requirements attached to them provides an important initial understanding of what students may face.