Elite Dance Academy
Annual Dance Concert - 19th Nov, 2017 at Gold Coast Arts Centre

Tickets Go On Sale - 19th October, 2017


Elite Dance Academy
Accepting 2018 Dance Year Enrolments NOW - Places Limited

Location: Helensvale, Gold Coast Dance Studio - All Enquiries: 0418 485 504



Introducing NEW Dance Classes and NEW Dance Teachers, including:
Contemporary, Broadway and Junior Acrobatics

All NEW Students get their first week of Dance Lessons FREE!

Try out as many dance styles as you like for the first week FREE!

Lots of Dance Classes for Lots of Dance Styles to choose from:

Tap, Jazz, Classical Ballet, HipHop, Breakdance, Modern, Lyrical & Acrobatics



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Our Qualified and Experienced Dance Teachers
Introducing The Elite Dance Academy Faculty

Our qualified and experienced dance teachers are trained to provide professional lessons in a fun and supportive environment. To ensure that our dancer teachers stay at the forefront of dance, our teachers undertake constant development. This includes attending workshops and classes to update and refresh their qualifications.

It also allows Elite Dance Academy to introduce new dance styles and improved dance techniques to our Elite Dance Academy students. We are always looking to keep our dance lessons up-to-date and fresh. Let’s meet Our Qualified and Experienced Dance Teachers:


Principal – Kylie Banister – Brown

Kylie commenced training in all styles of dance at the age of 3 and has performed in many eisteddfods and events. In 1996, she opened Newcastle Danz Worx and what started out as a small studio, quickly grew into one of the biggest and most popular studios in the valley.

Kylie has choreographed for Rock Eisteddfods, NSW Schools Spectacular as well as many local events. Danz Worx students have competed in many eisteddfods and performed in local fetes, festivals, fashion parades and charity events etc.

Kylie purchased Elite Dance Academy in 2008 and in 2010 moved with her family to the Gold Coast. She has introduced Tap exams to the studio, with  students attaining excellent results. Cheerleading classes have also been introduced. Students participate in dance exams and students have achieved otustanding results in Tap, Jazz and Ballet.

  • Trained in AASCF Cheerleading 2008/2009
  • Trained in Glenn Wood Tap
  • Trained in World Cup Cheerleading 2010
  • ATOD Teacher & Member
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management 2013
  • Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management

In 2012 Students from EDA and DANZ WORX travelled to Disneyland, to perform and train. 2013 was a very successful year for EDA, with students achieiving amazing results in Tap and Ballet Exams.  Students had an extremely successful esitedfod seasons.

 Thomas Hinkins at Elite Dance Academy

Breakdance – Thomas Hinkins

Hey everyone, I started dance training at the age of 8 doing all styles of dance ranging from hip hop, Breakdance, contemporary, Lyrical. I have travelled the world doing what I love, and also have completed 2 years of Fulltime dance training at DSA earning myself a cert IV and Diploma in dance training. I love to perform and share my passion with others by teaching and choreographing for students. I’m a very versatile dancer that has a great heart for the arts industry. I can’t wait to meet everyone here at Elite Dance Academy. It’s gonna be fun!

Ballet – Cara Adams

“Hi, my name is Cara Adams, and I have been dancing for over 20 years. I grew up in Tasmania and moved to the Gold Coast when I was 19 to attend full time dance school at the Australian Dance Performance Institute. I began my professional career in 2008 as a showgirl/commercial dancer at the Venetian Casino in Macau, China. During my 2 years there I was lucky enough to perform with several esteemed artists including Lady Gaga and Peter Andre as well gain an incredible amount of knowledge about the entertainment industry.

I then moved into the world of cruise ship dancing and have worked for both MSC Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises. After being overseas for several years I decided it was time to move back to the Gold Coast where I have danced at Warner Bros. Movie Wold and Dreamworld. During my time between cruise ship contracts I started teaching at Elite Dance Academy and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to come back. I thoroughly enjoy the kids’ enthusiasm and look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with them!

Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Stretch and Fitness – Shiobhan

Shiobhan started dance at a young age of 3. At age 19 Shiobhan completed 2 years fulltime dance, and she holds her Certificate IV in Dance and Certificates III & IV in Fitness. In 2014 she got the chance to travel to America where she trained at some of the best studios and with USA’s most leading choreographers.

She has 5 years teaching experience and has created many group routines and solos for concerts and competition in genres of hip hop, Contemporary- lyrical, Jazz – jazz funk, stretch and fitness.

Professionally Shiobhan has worked as a dancer or model for Myer, Gold Coast Titans Cheerleader, Mercedes Benz, Justice Crew, Nickelodeon, Coca Cola, Napoleon Perdis and many more.

She looks forward to seeing all the smiling faces in her classes and can’t wait to mould and create magic in the studio with her students.

Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatics & Tap – Tiana

Born and bred Gold Coast dancer, Tiana, has been training from the young age of 3 years old in Ballet (Vaganova), Traditional Jazz and Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, lyrical and Acrobatics. In her later years she also picked up Tap, Singing and Acting. Tiana has performed with Expressions Dance Company in their show “Romeo and Juliet” and well as staring in and creating her own dance show “Se7en Sins” and singing in The Gold Coast Art Centres basement with her self written cabaret “Back in high school” and co-written musical “Hi Mum”, she has also worked at Movie World for ‘Carnivale’ and ‘White Christmas’ and is currently a part of the “No Difference” creation ran by Philip Channells. Tiana currently holds a Certificate IV in dance and a Diploma in musical theatre (Dance major) and is teaching at numerous schools around the Gold Coast as well as performing with ‘Showtime Attractions’.

Ballet & Lyrical – Kim

Kim grew up in S, beginning her teaching at the young age of 13. At 17, Kim relocated to Melbourne to train full time at The National Theatre Ballet School & followed on to gain her Advanced Diploma in teaching at the prestigious Australian Ballet School under the direction of Jacqui Dumont.

For the following 6 years Kim based herself in Vic & SA teaching, performing, choreographing & adjudicating for numerous professional shows/events/schools. Her performing then took her further abroad to Japan & for the next 5 years Kim continued traveling, visiting over 40 countries whilst dancing with Dance Encore Productions (Sydney), Grayboy Entertainment (Sydney), Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines & P&O Australia.

“Living & working amongst different cultures has taught me many valuable life lessons & has blessed me with so many memorable experiences. To be able to travel whilst working in this field is a dream come true. Dance has never felt like a job, it’s a passion”.

Kim now calls the Gold Coast home and is dedicated to teaching dance in a diverse range of styles and genres. Kim is a registered teacher with the RAD, A.T.O.D, C.S.T.D (tap) and holds a Diploma in Dance Teaching & Management & Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

Qualifications  CUA50311 – Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management CUA40211 – Certificate IV of Dance Teaching & Management TAE40110 – Certificate IV – Training & Assessment RAD Teaching Certificate (since 1999) Associate Teachers Membership – A.T.O.D Ltd  Ad Dip ABS – TC – Advanced Diploma – Australian Ballet School – Teachers Course CSTD Teachers Certificate – Tap

Ballet – Kerry Van Litsenborgh – BAppSc(MedRadTech);ACBA-CICB

Kerry went to a dedicated Ballet School (Pro-Arte) in Pretoria, South Africa where she was trained in the Vaganova method & also completed Advanced with the Royal Academy of Dancing.
Kerry started doing Checcetti in 2011 & qualified as a Teacher in 2013. Kerry teaches part-time at various dance school’s on the Gold Coast & still dances 3 times a week!
Kerry Qualified as a Personal Trainer & was involved in competing in the “Fitness Routine” Category of Natural Bodybuilding in Johannesburg for 3 years.
Kerry is a qualified Radiographer & has been working in her profession for 23yrs.
Kerry, her husband & her 2 children have been living on the Gold Coast for over 8 yrs.

Solos, Group Performances – Taylor

Taylor has been dancing since the age of 2 and is trained in all aspects of dance. Taylor is a trained performer who has travelled with her sponsors around Australia at different dance events. Taylor’s qualifications are: Dance Fitness Instructor Certificate IV in Dance and is currently completing her final year in Diploma of Dance.

“I’m so excited to share my love and passion of dance with the amazing dance family at Elite. Dance is not just movement, it’s an expression of our soul. Looking forward to working with you all!”


Our Qualified and Experienced Dance Teachers ensure your children are in qualified and experienced hands!

What our customers are saying about us

  • 2017 will see the 10th year my children have danced at Elite Dance Academy.

    We originally chose this dance studio as it was located locally, we have stayed because we love it. All 3 of my children dance here and have excelled…They have build confidence and made lasting friendships. All my children have had amazing experiences dancing with EDA.

    We highly recommend Elite Dance Academy.

    Maguire Family
  • We have been with Elite Dance Academy for 5 years now, and have found Kylie and her team to be very professional and very much a huge family.

    My daughter loves dancing and is achieving well in dancing exams, that comes down to the time and dedication that the Elite Dance Academy put into every single dancer.

    I would recommend Kylie and the Elite Dance Academy to anyone thats looking to be part of a huge family and where you child can achieve their own personal goals.

    Thank you Kylie for being you!

  • My daughter has been with EDA for two years so far as a Tiny Tot in the 3-4 age group and she absolutely loves the time that she gets to spend with the teachers and the little girls she has met.

    The dance school has done wonders for her confidence and social skills. She's too busy having fun to even notice the coordination skills she has learnt so far.

    As parents we highly recommend this school. The end of year concerts are such a wonderful production, something we are so proud to be a part of.

    The time and effort put in by EDA with these kids is nothing short of amazing. We love it and will be back for many more years to come.

    Thank you EDA!

    Lauren Hegarty
  • Elite Dance Academy isn’t just a Dance studio, to me it’s a big extended family group.

    My daughter has been attending Elite since she was 2 ½ years old, taking the toddler Ballet classes. Now 6 years later, she still absolutely adores coming to Elite. It’s a fabulous studio with caring and brilliant dance teachers.

    All the students are so supportive of each other. The comradery that they show to one and other is so wonderful.

    I would highly recommend Elite to any new or aspiring dancers out there.

    Satisfied Dance Mum
  • Kylie, Glenys & the teachers at Elite Dance Academy are very special indeed.

    They all go above and beyond to make our daughter feel special, safe and secure, while nurturing her love for dance through patience, understanding and kindness.

    There is a choice for students and parents to really commit to dancing as a passionate way to embrace the many facets of performing publicly, or to simply enjoy dancing as a much loved way for students to express themselves.

    Either way, Kylie & the staff at Elite Dance Academy provide a beautiful place for students to discover their abilities to move to music whilst building the self esteem of so many children and teenagers, male and female.

    My husband and I love The team at Elite Dance and will continue to send our children there to grow and discover themselves through dance and movement, thus helping to shape them into strong, confident adults in the future.

    Very Happy Dance Parents
  • Our little girls Taylah and Jordie have attended Elite Dance Academy for the past 3 years. The girls love attending every lesson and have improved dramatically each year.

    Kylie and her staff run a very friendly and professional dance school and this is reflected in the quality of the end of year concert.

    I would recommend Elite Dance Academy to anyone with a passion for learning dance.

    Bec// Proud Mum
  • My daughters have attended EDA for over 5 years.

    I like EDA because I can talk to the teachers about my children and know that they care. They know my kids and I get clear feedback on their progress.

    They provide classes with good technique and concerts that just get better and better. Student examination results continue to reflect the solid work of the teachers each year.

    EDA continues to grow and improve with workshops and invitations to dance master classes in various dance styles.

    They want to produce good, well-rounded students that have experienced different teachers, styles and techniques within the dance community; which could lead to work in the dance industry if desired.

    I can also tell you that I like EDA because of the things I don’t have to deal with: egotistic teachers, overly competitive/bitchy students and parents with a dog-eat-dog attitude. EDA is none of these things, and for that I am grateful.

    Yay EDA!!

    Louisa//Happy Dance Mum
  • A wonderful dance studio!

    My 1st child started with EDA 6 years ago, my 2nd 3 years ago, and my 3rd 2 years ago. They love every minute of it.

    It has become their 2nd family and they enjoy the friendships they have made along the way.

    We participate in many dance competitions and trips away, which they love including a trip to USA where my older 2 danced at Disneyland and Universal studios and Hollywood boulevard- a trip of a lifetime.

    My children are involved in hip hop, tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, performance troupes, boys technique, solos, duos and trios and just can’t get enough!

    The commitment to dance the teachers display is 2nd to none and I highly recommend this studio to anyone!

    Besides dance skills and techniques my children have developed, friendships, respect, self esteem a love of performing and most of all self confidence.

    A very happy mum of 3 amazing little performers.

    Kym - Satisfied Mum
  • My daughter, Tiarna, has been at Elite Dance Academy for the past 5 years and in that time I have watched Tiarna grow as a dancer and a performer.

    The amazing teachers there have helped her achieve places at both Eisteddfods with her solo, duo and troupe performances. EDA also helped her to reach 2 grand finals at Jupiters Casino in the Showcase Dance Competition where the auditions are held in both Australia and New Zealand.

    We have been more than happy at Elite Dance Academy which also gave Tiarna the opportunity to dance at Disneyland this year, which was an awesome experience, one she will remember for the rest of her life and dance career.

    I would recommend Elite Dance Academy to anyone who has a passion for dance and likes a studio with a close, supportive, family community.

    Debbie - Satisfied Mum
  • I could not recommend this studio enough!!!

    They are extremely professional and everybody is made to feel they belong. We had our first Dance Concert last year and it was beautiful. Not only were the ladies organised but he children were safe at all times.

    If you want somewhere your children will love to come to dance then Elite Dance Academy is the place to go.

    Look forward to another wonderful year!

    Theresa - Satisfied Mum
  • My children have been at EDA for the last 7 years. The studio is great with lots of opportunities for the kids to grow and develop their passion.

    I am so happy with the quality of instruction and opportunities my girls have had at EDA but this is not a studio just for the most Elite dancer, this studio fosters the growth and development of all its students and encourages them to achieve their own personal goals.

    It is a place where the student can go and really know that if they believe they can achieve.

    My youngest has just turned 9 and as her birthday falls in December her first end of year dance concert she was on stage in front of hundreds of people at just 2 years of age and has never looked back.

    My eldest has been a school house captain and last year she placed 8th with an overall high score at the showcase dance championships at Lismore. She loves dancing and is working towards incorporating dance in her career goals.

    The confidence and personal growth my girls have developed I can confidently attribute to their time spent dancing at EDA.

    Thank you to the fantastic staff of the Elite Dance Academy.

    Monique Maguire//Delighted Dance Mum
  • Elite dance academy has come part of our regular routine so easily. All our classes fit in so well with our girls school commitments & we are about to commence our 6th year with EDA.

    The amazing principal & her hand-picked staff are so dedicated to all the students & their families. The timetable is always generous & the options are endless & the efficiency of the back office is appreciated. Our girls learn so much more than the art of dance. They learn about patience, understanding & commitment & when they take on something new, they need to apply themselves & see it thru.

    They are blessed with wonderful friends they met at dance or encouraged to join them there. And many were from the very first day!

    A little bonus from the mummy perspective is how engaging & nice the other mums are!! I doubt that all dance schools can say that!

    Congratulations EDA on another wonderful year & concert. You amazed us all....again!

    J.Harris//Happy Dance Mum
  • EDA has been amazing for our daughter and our family.

    After moving interstate we have found EDA to be supportive, encouraging and experienced.

    We have had such a wonderful experience with the EDA family and are looking forward to the many years of dance to come!

    //Satisfied Dance Mum
  • My daughter had always wanted to do tap dancing and I could not have asked for a better introduction to the dance than she received through Elite Dance Academy.

    The instructors are professional, personable, approachable and genuinely care for the students - most importantly, they have fun!

    The studio itself has a positive and encouraging atmosphere and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about introducing their children to dance, no matter what gender or age they are accepted with open arms through the doors of Elite Dance.

    Kelly Malloy
"Where dreams are made... and stars are born!"