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Established since 2000 and with a long-standing reputation for excellence, the Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) provides a fun but disciplined environment where young people learn as they explore the world of dance.

We offer dance classes from beginner (Ready Set Dance, Ready Set Ballet and Ready Set Acro) through to advanced major grades with our qualified and passionate teaching staff dedicated to providing your child with excellent dance training. At TAPA we encourage our student dancers to do their best in class, so they gain a sense of self-confidence and pride in their bodies where they can accomplish anything through practice.

Additionally we offer foundation classes to pre-schoolers from 2 years of age which are designed to give our youngest dancers confidence, coordination and creativity in a safe, professional environment. These classes instil correct movement practices which greatly assist their progression into formal dance classes when they reach school-age, should they wish to continue dancing.

Our classes are imaginative, creative and most importantly…fun!


TAPA is an official licensed dance studio for Australia’s leading preschool dance program, which promotes the 3 Cs – Confidence, Coordination and Creativity. READY SET DANCE is a one hour Ready Set Dance combo class of JAZZTAPHIP HOPSINGING and MUSIC. and a whole lot of fun!

The program caters for two levels, 2-3 years and 4-5 years.

JAZZ – Develop muscle strength, control and balance and achieve coordination milestones like skipping before going to school.

TAP – Learn the fundamentals of tap in a playful and creative way splashing in puddles and shuffling like a penguin.

HIP HOP – Bust out some ice cold moves just like Freeze to our original hip hop tracks.

SINGING – Sing like Twirl and build confidence singing on the microphone

MUSIC. – Develop the musical ear, dynamics and tempo while having fun with instruments and the parachute.

All these ingredients together create a super hour of fun!


TAPA is also an official licensed dance studio for READY SET BALLET, a magical ballet experience for 2- 5 year olds. Twirl our mascot will lead our little dancers through each step of the class as they learn the fundamentals of ballet.


 – Engage in specifically designed music that captures the beauty of classical ballet

CURRICULUM – Develop coordination, body awareness, strength and flexibility both through visual and auditory instruction.

MIME – Explore creativity and gain confidence by going on a picnic with FREEZE and TWIRL, riding the tutu train to storybook lane and so much more.

THEMED DANCES – Learn the beautifully themed dances that have music prompts to support preschoolers’ playful participation.

PROPS – Have fun twirling with rainbow ribbons, swaying with feathers and popping bubbles. These resources support tactile awareness and strengthen fine motor coordination and control.

Bringing this all together becomes an action-packed 30 minutes of fun!


TAPA is also an official licensed dance studio for READY SET ACRO, a collaborative acrobatic program developed with Industry Leader Acrobatic Arts, specifically designed for preschoolers. It emphasises safe and effective progressions to foster the physical and social skills needed for healthy early childhood development.


– Enhance flexibility and expand the range of motion in all major muscle groups.

STRENGTH – Young learners engage in a variety of exercises designed to promote physical strength and control.

SKILLS – Preschoolers develop social literacy and build confidence while exploring a wide range of AcroDance movements.

Watch your preschooler thrive as they stretch their limits, build strength, and develop essential skills, all while having a blast!