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Citipointe Creative Academy provides quality artistic training with industry-professional teaching artists in a safe, inspiring and kind environment.

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2021 CCA Timetable

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Classes

Jazz

Prep – Grade 2

Start to develop the building blocks of Jazz dance in your young performer.This class focuses on building strength while increasing flexibility and coordination through our structured terms.

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Grade 3 – 6

Begins to implement the fundamental techniques of Jazz with our experienced teaching artists. This class focuses on building strength while increasing flexibility and coordination through our structured terms.

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Grade 7 – 10

The class maintains and develops strength, flexibility and coordination through jazz routines and exercises specifically designed for the individual’s skillset. Learn from our industry professional teaching artists and grow in your confidence and friendships.

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Grade 8 – Adult

Catering for the emerging professionals that are looking to sharpen their skills and further develop their technique. This class is designed to both challenge and provide a thorough dance-focused workout.

This class is $10 at door on casual visit basis (nNo booking required and eftpos only payment). Or $80 per term ($8 per class) when registered online.

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Ballet

Kindy + Prep

Spin, skip, point and whirl your way into the world of ballet with our experienced CCA team, as we guide you through a fun & engaging dance class. This class will explore the foundational technique of ballet while still maintaining an engaging, age-appropriate yet challenging class for your little ballerina/ballerino.

Appropriate for kids aged 3 – 5 with no experience. Must currently attend Kindy or Prep.

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Prep – Grade 2

For those little ballerinas who can’t stop twirling around the living room. Learn the foundational skills of Classical Ballet as we focus on building strength while increasing flexibility and coordination within our structured terms.

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Grade 3 – 6

Implement the fundamental technique of Classical Ballet with our experienced teaching artists. This class will focus on building strength while increasing flexibility and coordination through our structured terms.

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Contemporary

Grade 5 – 8

Combining the foundational skills of ballet, jazz and lyrical within a fluid sequence, this is the perfect class for those young storytellers wanting to grow in their maturity through dance. Our Industry Professional Teaching Artists will guide you through foundational technique, strength and flexibility to explore stories told through movement.

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Grade 8 – 12

This class Combines the foundational skills of ballet, jazz and lyrical within a fluid sequence. Our Industry Professional Teaching Artists will guide you through the performance level skills founded on technique, strength, flexibility and awareness of alignment on a performance level.

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Hip Hop

Prep – Grade 2 + Grade 3 – 6

A high-energy dance class where you will break, pop, lock and krump to the latest beats. Classes focus on the fundamentals of coordination and style within high energy routines.

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High School – Adult

Break, pop, lock and krump with our incredible Hip Hop Teaching Artists. Classes will focus on linking coordination and style within high energy routines. Perfect for the seasoned pro or those of you who just want to give something new a try.

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Tap

Grade 3 – 6

Explore Tap from its fundamentals sounds. This class guides you through the basics sounds, technique and exercises.

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Grade 7 – 10

Maintaining and developing your strength, flexibility and coordination through tap routines and exercises specifically designed for the individual’s skillset. Come along to learn from our industry professional teaching artists and grow in your confidence and friendships.

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Musical Theatre

Grade 3 – 6 + Grade 7 – 10

Explore Musical Theatre’s ability to tell truthful, authentic and relevant stories through the delicate fusion of song and dance. Gain insight into how Musical Theatre performances are created, whilst learning critical music terminology, choreography and vocal tips from our industry professional.

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Music

Grade 3 – 8 Classes available

Calling all rockstars! Learn from industry professionals as we guide you through the chords and the skills that all the best musicians once learned! Meet like-minded friends while receiving personalised tuition in the safety of a group environment.

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Grade 5 – Adult Tuition available

Private Guitar tuition available for individuals.

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Vocals

Grade 2-6 / Grade 7-10 / Grade 8 – Adult groups available

This small group vocal class is the perfect way to learn fundamental vocal technique, physiology and confidence by our Industry Professional Vocal Coach. Performers will be given the opportunity to meet like-minded friends while receiving personalised tuition in the safety of a group environment.

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Worship

Grade 8 – Adult

Open Worship will focus on the Holy Spirit’s role within dance. Run by our experienced Christian teaching artist, this class will allow you to lean in to God’s gifting on your life and allow the glorification and worship of Jesus through dance and movement.

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Mums & Bubs

Children aged 1-3

Our youngest creative bubs will experience their first spin, skip, point and whirl with you by their side as our experienced CCA team guide our Mums and their little ones through a fun & engaging dance class. Start to build the foundational technique of ballet, jazz and tap while still maintaining an engaging, age-appropriate yet challenging class.

Mother or female carer must accompany child.

Casual at Door $12 per class (eftpos only) or $10 per class if registered online as a full term payment.

** This class can be attended on a casual ‘pay at the door’ basis or paid online in advance by full term at a discounted rate.

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Seniors

Ages 60+

Come join our mature creative influencers in a movement based dance class appropriate for those who are enjoying the rewards of retirement. Our CCA team will guide you through a safe and positive class of movement that will allow the participant to sweat it out to a beat. A wonderful class to meet like-minded seniors who don’t mind a little mid-week, low-impact boogie.

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CCA Fees 2021

A yearly registration fee of $70 per person is required upon enrolment. For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Dance Classes

45min

$155Per Term

60min

$170Per Term

Guitar Tuition

40min

$185Per Term
  • Group Class
  • Max. 4 per class

30min

$360Per Term
  • Private Tuition
  • 1 per class

Vocal Tuition

35min

$165Per Term
  • Group Class

45/60min

$185Per Term
  • Group Class

Specialty Classes

60min

$90Per Term
  • Mums & Bubs
  • or $12 casual visit
  • Eftpos only

45min

$60Per Term
  • Seniors Dance Movement Class (60+)
  • or $6.50 casual visit
  • Eftpos only

60min

$80Per Term
  • Open Worship Dance Class
  • or $10 casual visit
  • Eftpos only

Meet the CCA Team

We employee all Christian faith-based teaching artists who are working within the industry. This allows not only theory to be taught in the classroom, but experienced-based learning curves that cannot be found in a classroom setting. By handpicking our teaching artists, you can be assured that your performers will be nurtured, nourished and educated in technique, industry expectations and in their personal development.

Chardon & Jasmine Lewis

Academy Directors

Chardon and Jasmine Lewis are our Citipointe Creative Academy Directors who have deep passion for the arts and creatives reaching their highest potential in an uplifting atmosphere and culture. Both performing from a young age and travelling internationally, they have a desire to see excellence paired with a healthy community for artists to thrive within, whilst also being encouraged during this process by their creative peers and our brilliant CCA teaching staff. Chardon and Jasmine’s heart is to see men and women of all ages, demographics and backgrounds enjoy exploring their creative gifts and bringing influence and inspiration to the world around them.

Cathy Geeves

Academy 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.

Ellen Tuffley

Artistic 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.

Jack Biggs

Teaching Artist

Jack Biggs is a professional Actor, Singer, Performer, Director, and Teacher and obtained a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Throughout his time at the Conservatorium, Jack played the roles in shows such as CAROUSEL, DOGFIGHT, PERSONALS and LES MISERABLES. Additionally, Jack has directed productions of MADAGASCAR, PETER PAN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND and SUESSICAL. After graduating the Conservatorium, Jack went straight onto play Frederic in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the Princess Theatre. 

Jack is passionate about directing, teaching and sharing the joy he has found within the performing arts.

Taylah Newton

Teaching Artist

Since the age of three, Taylah has trained in multiple dance styles. She has accomplished her CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing) Jazz Teaching Certificate and a Certificate III in Dance Studies. Taylah has completed all CSTD Tap Examinations, Advanced 1 RAD Ballet, and completed an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts at Conroy Performing Arts College.

Taylah’s various experiences as a performer include guest performances on Royal Caribbean’s ‘Quantum of the Seas’ and at Disneyland California Adventure Park (Los Angeles). Taylah has worked full time as a dance choreographer at Hong Kong International School and Kennedy ESF School Pok Fu Lam, as well as teaching and choreographing competition routines and musical theatre productions at private dance studios (Glenda Allen Dance Academy).

Jacinta Pascoe

Teaching Artist

Jacinta is a dancer and choreographer and recently graduated with 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.

Sophie Messina

Teaching Artist

From a young age, Sophie has studied singing, drama, dance and been involved in numerous community theatre productions. She has obtained a Bachelor of Acting (2020) and a Diploma of Music Theatre (Trinity College London 2017), trained in modelling (catwalk and photographic) and named Queensland Miss Teen Australia in 2015. 

Recently graduating from a Bachelor of Acting at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Sophie has developed her skills in roles such as Frankie in An Exact Point in Time (2019) – a new Australian play by Claire Christian, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Meg in Away

Meg Collins

Teaching 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 Sylphide, Strictly Gershwin and The Nutcracker. Meg learnt and performed alongside some of the world’s 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.

Naomi Hodges

Teaching Artist

Naomi is a contemporary vocal teacher with a strong foundation in vocal anatomy and physiology informed by current voice science. She is committed to staying up to date with current research to best help nurture her student’s vocal development at any age. As a graduate of The Queensland Conservatorium, Naomi holds a Bachelor of Popular Music (1st Class Honours) and a Graduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. Naomi has a prolific performance background as a part of Brisbane’s indie/pop duo, Phon , Formally known as folk duo Phoncurves, she has supported Australian artists such as Josh Pyke, Vance Joy, Art of Sleeping, The Paper Kites, Thelma Plum and international artists BellX1 (Ireland) and Passenger (UK). 

As a vocal teacher Naomi is experienced in contemporary community choirs, small contemporary vocal groups and one on one tuition that ranges from early childhood to adulthood.

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Term 1: Monday 1 February – Thursday 1 April (9 weeks)
Term 2: Monday 19 April – Friday 18 June (9 weeks)
Term 3: Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September (10 weeks)
Term 4: Tuesday 5 October – Friday 26 November (8 weeks)

Please note: Classes will not be held on Public Holidays.

It is our goal to allow our CCA performers as many performance opportunities as possible. We believe that despite the hours spent in the studio, the best teacher is often an audience. So we partner with Citipointe Church to allow a platform to perform in Conferences, Christmas Productions & special events held throughout the year. Additionally, you will be informed of showcases and parent viewing classes when scheduled.

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

Within your yearly registration fee, you will receive a CCA Academy t-shirt to wear to each class.

This can be worn with a black leotard, bike pants or black shorts (Boys). Ballet/Jazz Shoes (or appropriate enclosed shoes) required. No bare feet. Hair up and tidy. School uniforms and school shoes are not allowed.

*Please note: Uniform rules apply to all dance and music theatre classes only. No uniform is required for vocals or music tuition classes, but you are welcome to wear your CCA shirt if desired.
*No registration fee or uniform is required for Mums and Bubs or Senior Movement Classes.
*Additional CCA uniform t-shirts are available for purchase.

Please arrive on time for your class. Ensure your child has been to the toilet and has a water bottle with them for class.

The CCA fee structure varies according to the length, style and age group of the class. All fees can be found by clicking here.

A yearly registration fee of $70 per person is required upon enrolment. This once-off payment covers a small yearly administration fee plus a Welcome Pack for you that includes: CCA uniform t-shirt, water bottle and tote carry bag for your use each week.

*There is no registration fee or Welcome Pack for Mums & Bubs and Senior Movement Class.

Parents are unable to be in the classroom during lessons, but are welcome to wait on our Mezzanine Level or outdoor seating areas. Parent viewing classes and showcases will be announced throughout the year.

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.

Contact

Address: 322 Wecker Road, Carindale

Phone: 3343 8888

Email: info@citipointecreativeacademy.com