Citipointe Creative Academy

Vision

We are a Christian Creative Academy that desires to train our young performers not only in their giftings but in knowing their identity in Christ and about using their gift to worship Him.

All creativity is God-breathed, because HE is the ultimate Creator. Creativity is our expression of worship for Him and to Him.

The Citipointe Creative Academy desires to train students in knowing their identity in Christ, expressing their giftings in creativity and using those gifts to worship Him.

Currently offered at Citipointe Church Brisbane and new locations announced soon.

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Let them praise His name with dancing.

Psalm 149:3

Classes on offer:

Jazz

Our Jazz classes are centred around improving flexibility, technique and applying that in a routine. Performers will walk away with increased strength, flexibility, confidence and an overall development of style.

Ballet

Classical ballet provides a great grounding for all other dance styles. In this class students will work on posture, terminology, rhythm, coordination & expressive, controlled movement.

Musical Theatre

This class is designed for those with a passion for Singing, Dancing & Acting. This class will cover an array of skills, theatre techniques and building confidence in all different areas of the arts.

Contemporary

This class will encourage students to dig deeper into their own physicality and artistry. Contemporary is an expressive art form with a free, artistic and creative feel consisting of abstract movements that combine modern and classical ballet elements.

Hip Hop

Our Hip-hop are high-energy and include all things freestyle, popping & locking! Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style, personality & expression to the movements.

Faith

Creativity

Excellence

Timetable

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Junior Jazz / Ballet
Ages 5 – 8

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Musical Theatre
Ages 7 – 11

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Senior Jazz
Ages 9 – 11

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Senior Ballet / Contemporary
Ages 9 – 13

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Junior Hip Hop
Ages 5 – 11

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Boys Hip Hop
Ages 8 – 9

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Open Hip Hop
Ages 9 – 14
3:45pm – 4:15pm
Jazz & Ballet
Kindy / Prep Ages 4 – 5
4:15pm – 4:45pm
Jazz & Ballet
Kindy / Prep Ages 4 – 5
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Meet the team

Amy Jorgensen
Amy JorgensenFounder & Director

Amy grew up dancing from the age of 4 to 17 and came to know Jesus through attending a Christian Dance School. At the age of 19, Amy wrote her first book ‘Godgirls: Be All God Created you to be’. Amy is passionate about young creatives knowing their precious worth in Jesus and desires to impart all that God has taught her about living as a young girl with a heart after God.

Ellen Tuffley
Ellen TuffleyArtistic Director

Ellen’s passion is exploring people’s lives through stories and after full time training in Musical Theatre (Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre) and Dance (Davidia Lind Dance Centre), she is now enjoying a diverse career within the Performing Arts. Ellen has worked with companies such as Queensland Theatre, Grin and Tonic and Harvest Rain Theatre Company in both performing and directing positions in productions such as Death of a Salesman, Grease – The National Arena Tour, Adelaide Fringe Festival’s Flaws and All, Hairspray: The Big Fat Arena Tour, Little Women and most recently The Wizard of Oz – National Arena Tour as Associate Director. Ellen currently performs around Australia in both the concert and commercial arena as a vocalist and actor. On top of this, she also coaches Voice, Dance and Acting nationally. Ellen is thrilled to be working with Citipointe Creative Academy as she once attended as a student and knows first-hand the long lasting impact this Church has on a young performer’s journey.

Cathy Geeves
Cathy GeevesMarketing & Business Manager

Cathy’s experience in the creative industry spans over the past 30 years and has found great passion both on stage and behind the scenes equally. As an entertainer and vocalist, Cathy has performed on stages across the globe in Asia, U.K., Europe, the Middle East and across Australia. Amongst her career, she has always delved into the business side of the industry and has managed and marketed creative business incentives, bands and artists in their fields. Cathy has a deep love for music, the arts and the creative performers that bring life to their dreams. Always aspiring to bring integrity and excellence into all her endeavours, Cathy views the creative platform as one that is a true privilege to work within.

Chester Salcedo
Chester SalcedoTeaching Artist

Passionate for all things creative; dance, singing, rap, music producing and writing. Born & raised in the Philippines, I grew up performing since the age of 5 and from a young age I’ve always loved entertainment. I have experience in dance mostly from my school days; performing items, choreographing for school events, dance in Grade 12, and starting up a hip-hop youth dance crew. I am passionate about using my gifts to bring glory to Jesus. I’ve been a part of creative teams in church for many years and it’s a true privilege to grow my gifts through the house of God. I have gained some amazing opportunities through the church Highlands & Citipointe. I love people and I am madly in love with Jesus. I want to help empower and inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams and use their gifts to grow the Kingdom of God.

Meg Collins
Meg CollinsTeaching Artist

Meg Collins was born and raised in Brisbane, where she studied a range of dance styles at her local dance school. In 2013, she pursued full-time training at Queensland Dance School of Excellence. Two years later she was accepted into Queensland Ballet’s pre-professional program where she performed in Sleeping Beauty, La Slyphide, Strictly Gershwin and The Nutcracker. Meg learnt and performed alongside some of the worlds famous teachers and ballerinas. Since hanging up her ballet shoes she is now ready to share her ballet knowledge and begin training the next generation of dancers.

Marquerite du Plessis
Marquerite du PlessisTeaching Artist

DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE, CERTIFICATE III IN DANCE

South African born Marguerite has had her toes in the world of performance from a young age, competing in both dance and drama eisteddfods, as well as various charity events. She has trained in the styles of jazz (CSTD Grade 9), ballet (RAD), tap, lyrical, contemporary, cabaret and musical theatre. She has also completed her AMEB Speech and Drama exams up to and including Grade 8. In her final year of school Marguerite completed her Certificate III in Dance at Theatre & Dance under the direction of Kylie Goeldner. Marguerite is currently studying at the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre completing her Diploma whilst taking part in their ‘Performance Course’. Marguerite’s theatre credits include Godspell (Jean Paul Satre/By My Side soloist), Heathers (Heather Duke), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont) and Bye Bye Birdie (Mrs.Mae Peterson) to name a few.

Jacinta Pascoe
Jacinta PascoeTeaching Artist

Jacinta is a dancer and choreographer, currently in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance). She is also the Head of Dance at Citipointe, performing and choreographing for large productions and conferences. Jacinta aspires to use her gifts for the kingdom and has a passion for using dance to influence the younger generation to grow in confidence and understanding of their worth, value and identity in Christ.

Maddie Barlow
Maddie BarlowTeaching Artist

Madi has been dancing and performing her entire life and has performed in multiple school musicals, Citipointe Church productions, dance eisteddfods and in professional productions. Madi has completed exams in Jazz and Classical Ballet and explored all styles of dance to include Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. In recent years her passion for dance has also birthed a love for choreography and teaching! She graduated in 2017 from Citipointe Christian College where she was part of the Arts extension program. Madi has a passion for young ones and pulling out the gold within them.

Chloe Ryland
Chloe RylandTeaching Artist

Chloe grew up participating in dance classes and eisteddfods from a very young age. She started in Jazz and contemporary but really found a whole new love of dance when she started Hip Hop.

She has done extensive classes and workshops with professional choreographers and was most recently a part of the Slay Society Dance crew.  Chloe is passionate about fostering an all inclusive environment in her classes, a place where every girl that walks in feels like they belong. She is passionate about helping young girls walk in their God given identity and truly believes that Dance is a powerful form of worship. She believes that Hip Hop is an interpretation of the freedom we can experience in Christ Jesus. She is extremely passionate about seeing the young girls she teaches reach their full potential in every area of their life but especially through dance.

Pricing

30 minute class

$130Term Rate per class

45 minute class

$140Term Rate per class

1 hour class

$150Term Rate per class

$40 enrolment fee per student

10% discount if more than 1 child enrolled or more than 1 class
*no credited classes due to absences or public holidays

Invoices are sent out on a term basis.

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FAQ’s

For detailed information, please read the Parent Handbook.

Parent Handbook

Term 3: Monday 13 July – Friday 18 September (10 weeks)
Term 4: Monday 5 October – Friday 27 November (8 weeks)

Please note: Classes will not be held on Public Holidays.
Other Location Term dates are TBC.

Students will be invited to be a part of Performance opportunities through Citipointe Church throughout the year such as Mother’s Day (May), our Annual Women’s Conference and Christmas Production (December). There will be extra rehearsals involved with these performances. These performances are not compulsory.

Please Note: All events are subject to COVID-19 restriction updates.

There is no uniform required. However, please wear a leotard or singlet with bike pants or Ballet/Jazz appropriate shirt. Ballet/Jazz Shoes (or enclosed shoes) required. No bare feet. Hair up and tidy.

Please ensure your child has been to the bathroom before class and brings a water bottle.

Students will be required to pay for any costumes required for Performances throughout the year.

Parents will be unable to be in the classroom during lessons.

Unfortunately, we do not offer makeup classes should your child be sick or on holidays. Please let us know via cca@citipointechurch.com if you know your child will be away from class.

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