Asked & Answered

These are a few of the common questions we get asked by parents thinking about enrolling their child at Brisbane Dance Theatre. Hopefully these answers will give you the information you need to know! If not, or if you have another question to ask that we haven’t answered, please do get in touch!


About Brisbane Dance Theatre

  • What dance styles does Brisbane Dance Theatre offer?

Brisbane Dance Theatre (BDT) offers a wide range of dance styles for all age groups.  We offer TipToe Dance (2-5 years), Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Body Conditioning and a range of Adult classes.

  • How can I find out which classes are suitable for my child?

You can view our current timetable here, or reading up more on what each of our classes offers. Alternatively you can contact us directly and one of our friendly dance staff can guide you as to which classes would be best. Call us on (07) 3113 3612, or send an email to

  • Where are your studios located?

We are located in the heart of Coorparoo, walking distance from train & bus stops, cafes, restaurants and schools. Our address is Unit 3/56 Cambridge Street, Coorparoo, QLD 4151.

  • Do you offer trial classes or can I try a class before enrolling?

Yes!  We offer free of charge trial lessons for all potential students.  This gives the student a chance to see how the classes are run, meet the teachers and see if we are the right fit for them. To book please contact the studio directly.

  • How do I enrol?

You can enrol by visiting our studios and collecting an enrolment form from us.  Alternatively, you can enrol by visiting our enrolment webpage.

Fees & Discounts

  • How much do your classes cost?

Our classes are charged by length of time and invoiced once a term.

  • TipToe Duckings & Tiny Tots Jazz - $145.40

  • TipToe Tulips & Teddies - $195

  • 30 minute class - $90

  • 45 minute class - $163

  • 60 minute class - $174

  • 90 minute class - $195

You can view more information on our fees here.

  • What discounts do you offer?

We love offering discounts to our students! Our discounts are as follows:

  • 2 or more TipToe classes (either same child or sibling) - 10%

  • 3 classes - 5%

  • 4th & 5th classes - 10%

  • 6th & 7th classes - 15%

    8th & 9th classes - 20%

  • 10 or more classes - 25%

You can view our discount scheme on our Fees page.

  • Do you charge an Annual Membership fee?

Yes, our annual Membership fees cover music licences, public liability, work cover and insurances. This fee is payable with your 1st term of fees. Please note Tiptoe students are exempt from this fee.

  • Single Membership - $45.50

  • Family Membership - $79.50

  • How can I pay my fees?

All invoices are sent via email at the beginning of each term, and have a clear due date in the top right-hand corner. You can pay your invoice by bank transfer, credit card, cash or cheque. Families with invoices over $300 have the option of entering into a payment plan with Brisbane Dance Theatre.  If you wish to pay your invoice this way, please contact us directly or visit us at the studio.

  • Is there a late fee?

Yes, we charge a $25 late fee to all invoices that are not paid by the due date.  If an invoice is not paid by the end of the term, that students’ enrolment will be suspended until the invoice is paid in full.

  • What happens if my child misses a class?

We offer make up lessons for any lessons missed.  Your child is welcome to attend another class that suits you with in the same term of the missed class. Refunds are not offered for any missed lessons.  Exceptions are made for medical emergencies.

Class Information

  • Does my child need to wear a uniform?

Yes, the correct dance shoes and dance wear is required in all classes. Brisbane Dance Theatre has all our uniforms custom made and are for sale at the studio. To read through our Uniform Requirements, click here.

  • Is my child allowed to wear jewellery or Fitbits/Garmins to class?

For safety reasons, students are not to wear jewellery to class.  Small earrings are accepted. Fitbit and Garmin Watches are not only a distraction, but can cause harm to other students, so they are not permitted in class.

  • Are phones allowed in class?

Very simply, no.  All phones should remain in our students bags for the duration of their lessons.

  • Is there a safe place for my child to leave their belongings?

Yes, our studios house an ample waiting room with bag cubby’s for younger students, and a Green Room with lockable lockers for students who attend 3 or more dance styles per week. These lockers can be hired from the studio for $20 per annum with a $15 key replacement fee if one should get misplaced.

  • Are parents allowed to sit in on classes?

We believe that our students get more benefit from their classes if parents remain outside. The Misty Copeland Studio does have a ‘watching window’ in which parents can watch classes through.  We do ask that if you are to stand at the window to try and not distract your child, as it disrupts the flow of our classes. The last week of Term 1, 2 & 3 is our dedicated ‘Watching Week’, where family and friends are invited to the studio to watch our classes.

Concerts & Exams

  • Do you have an end of year performance?

Yes!  Concert time is our favourite time year! All students in TipToe Teddies and above are invited and encouraged to perform in our end of year concert. We have our end of year concert at All Hallows School, usually at the end of November or beginning of December. Concert forms are given out at the end of Term Two, as concert preparations begin in Term Three.

  • What happens if my child does not want to do the concert?

We believe that the concert is a wonderful way for students to boost their confidence levels, build lasting friendships and feel a sense of achievement for their years’ work, but we understand that performing on stage isn’t for every student.

If this is the case for your child, or you are going to be away for the concert, we still encourage students to attend their regular lessons.  We are very inclusive and make sure that everyone feels equal regardless of if they have chosen to take part in the concert or not.

  • What happens with concert costumes?  Do I have to sew?

All costumes are provided by Brisbane Dance Theatre and no sewing is needed, except for the occasional tacking stitch here or there. We try to keep all costumes under $100, and depending on the dance, are purchased in full by the student, or hired from BDT.

Once concert forms have been returned, a $20 costume deposit is added to every students account at the beginning of term 3 & 4, for each dance that student is performing in.  Then the balance is added midway through term 4. Costumes will not be given to the student until all costume and term fees have been settled.

  • Do you offer Examinations?

Yes. We participate in annual Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB) Examinations, which are usually held in July/August. Students in Pre-Primary need to attend one syllabus class per week to be eligible to sit their exam.

Students in Primary, Preparatory Level One, Level One, Level Two & Level Three need to attend 2 syllabus classes per week to be eligible to sit their exam. Students in Level Four, Level Five & Senior Level need to attend 2 syllabus classes plus one Pointe class per week to be eligible to sit their exam. We offer In House Examinations, conducted by the Brisbane Dance Theatre staff for those students that do not fulfil (ACB) requirements.

  • Do you do competitions or other performances other than the concert?

At the beginning of each year we invite selected students to be a part of our Performance Troupes.  These students then represent our studios at dance eisteddfods, and other external performances through-out the year.

We also offer solo’s for those students who wish to perform in eisteddfods.