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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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Jazz is one of the most popular styles of dance both within Citipointe Creative Academy and across the world. Jazz technique comprises learning jumps, turns, travel combinations, isolations, timing, dynamic movement, floor work and more. CCA also emphasises intelligent learning as a focus in Jazz, which is centred around technical development to ensure longevity of the body and intuitive knowledge for each individual dancer. This combined with fun and upbeat choreography and age-appropriate music ensures that every jazz class at CCA will be one to remember. A great all-rounders class.

Ballet is the core foundation of all dance, and the hallmark of true strength and technical excellence. At Citipointe Creative Academy, our Teaching Artists have accumulated experience in teaching across a number of diverse syllabi and curriculum styles, ensuring that our ballet dancers will receive comprehensive and professional quality tuition. However, ballet is more than just technique. Classical ballet instills perseverance, discipline and grace that develops alongside technical excellence as dancers grow to understand the strength of their bodies and the amazing poise and technique they are capable of. Ballet is a highly recommended dance style for dancers wanting comprehensive training, or aiming for a career in professional dance.

Contemporary dance is a relatively new style of dance, developed in the mid twentieth century. Contemporary requires a strong focus on technique, which is often established in Ballet or Jazz dance classes. At Citipointe Creative Academy, we recommend that students wishing to undertake contemporary do so alongside Ballet or Jazz classes to optimise technical development and excellence. Dancers will combine the strong, sturdy and controlled legwork of ballet alongside jazz’s isolations, core strength and floor work in contemporary classes. Contemporary dancers also require rhythm, speed, direction, contract-release and fall and recovery. Our Teaching Artists teach both the technical components of contemporary as well as the musicality and performance quality required for this moving dance method.

Hip hop is a melting-pot modality, bringing together traditional street elements, engaging technical skills and bold musicality in a fun, dynamic and high-energy style. Our Teaching Artists pride themselves on delivering a highly technical, fun and engaging Hip Hop class with world-class choreography and technical excellence shining through in each and every lesson. From popping and locking to powerful breakdancing movements as technique develops, Citipointe Creative Academy strives to deliver the best of the best in each and every class when it comes to this popular style of dance.

Citipointe Creative Academy aims to provide tutelage to our tap dancers in a fun, technically challenging and versatile way. Students who are trained in this versatile dance modality will embody coordination, rhythm and musicality alongside the power, stamina and control that are essential foundations in any style. For the young beginner or the returning mature-aged student, tap is a style that is fun, upbeat, modern and rhythmic, and is a style that embraces technique and showmanship that is distinctive to other dance styles.

If you are a dancer between Grades 2-10 and want to take your dancing to the next level, CCA PERFORMANCE SQUAD is for you.

A supportive and encouraging community of aspiring creatives to be a part of and an amazing opportunity for students wanting to upskill and challenge themselves. 

* Advanced Technical Development Training⁠

* Cross-genre training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary ⁠Dance, Hip Hop and Tap⁠

* High-level choreographic routines⁠

* Exclusive 90/105 min weekly lessons with industry-professional teaching artists

* Performance opportunities⁠

* Limited Spots Available (Only 25 spots available per squad)

* Boys and Girls welcome

Your students will sit under the expertise of our industry-professional CCA teaching artists.

This opportunity is AUDITION-based and open to dancers from Grade 2 – Grade 10 (inclusive). All Performance Squad students must be enrolled in a minimum of ONE additional weekly CCA dance class in either Ballet, Jazz or Contemporary.

Register below.

2023 Audition Dates: 

Senior Performance Squad Auditions (Grade 5 – 10 students)   

3:45pm – 5:30pm
(105 MINS)                       


Term 3 : THURS 13 JULY 

Junior Performance Squad Auditions (Grade 2-4 students)  

3:45pm – 5:15pm
(90 MINS)                         



Click Here to register for 2023 Auditions

Voice lessons cover a variety of styles that are encompassed within CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music). Group vocal lessons are a great way to build confidence, learn vocal techniques and share in the joy of singing with others. Private vocal lessons are for those who want further personalised programs tailored to their unique ability and set of interests. Our CCA Voice Teachers are highly trained industry professionals who work with students in an encouraging and fun environment. There are also performance opportunities provided as a part of the CCA showcases. Through voice lessons, students are given the tools and techniques to develop their voice and unlock their true potential.

Private and Group Tuition Available.
All ages.

Whether you are keen on guitar lessons for your personal enjoyment or for professional aspirations, CCA’s guitar tuition meets you at your individual level, sets your specific musical goals and walks the creative journey with you. Offering advancement in styles such as jazz, rock, funk and groove, CCA guitar tuition will cover the following:

  • Reading Music
  • Technique development
  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training
  • And so much more.

From beginner to advanced. All ages welcome.
Group and private options available.

Speech and Drama for students Prep – Grade 10.

Speech and Drama is the perfect class to express yourself. Whether you’re looking at developing acting skills, 21st-century communication skills or creativity, this class explores the wonderful arts processes of bringing text and imagination to life. 

A fun class that boosts joy, creativity and collaboration through the playful world of imagination in theatre games and meaning-making processes. Students will build a confident sense of self in performing through both body and voice, exploring a variety of different authentic characters and situations. 

CCA’s Speech and Drama classes study the world around them, through making and responding to art, poems, plays, literature, speeches and song in a fun and safe environment where you can be both a bundle of wacky AND wonderful.

Whether you want to play for fun, learn your favourite tunes or take official AMEB exams to take your drumming to the next level, CCA drum tuition is personally tailored to bring out the rhythm from within.

Lessons can include:

  • Grooves/Fills
  • Technique (rudiments/stick control)
  • Sight-reading
  • Applications in all styles (Rock, Jazz, Funk, RnB, Latin and many more)
  • Learning to play with other musicians
  • Performance opportunities offered throughout the year
Private Tuition Available.
All ages.

Acro (or Acrobatic Dance) is a fun and dynamic style of dance in which students can learn skills that can then be incorporated into impressive routines. Our certified instructor will direct students through The Acrobatic Arts program. Acrobatics Arts is a safe, effective and innovative program developed by industry professionals. The program has five divisions of AcroDance which are: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering, and Tumbling.

Come along and join our wonderful Adult Pilates Community at Citipointe Creative Academy.
No experience necessary.

Our physiotherapy-trained Pilates instructor offers an excellent weekly class that suits all levels of fitness and stages of life.

Tuesdays + Thursdays
9:00am – 10:00am
(During Citipointe College school term)

Only $5 p/class – Eftpos available at the door.

No bookings required.

Classes located at CCA Dance Rooms at Citipointe Church on the Mezzanine Level.

Bring your own mat and stay around for coffee with the group afterwards at Rivers Cafe.

*Please note – Classes are held during school term only. 

No childminding available.

Dance Concepts is an imaginative and fun class for childcare and kindy-aged students. Created to promote coordination, creativity, musicality and development using the foundational elements of Ballet and Jazz.

(AGE 3+ : Childcare or Kindergarten. Not for prep students)

Discover the joy of playing the piano here at CCA! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, our personalised approach is designed to unlock your musical potential. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that caters to all ages and skill levels. From learning your favourite tunes to preparing for official exams, our experienced instructors will guide you on your musical journey.

  • In our private piano lessons, you can expect to:
  • Master technique: Develop solid piano techniques, including hand
  • positioning and finger dexterity.
  • Explore diverse styles: Learn a variety of musical genres such as
  • classical, jazz, and pop.
  • Improve musical skills: Enhance your music theory, ear training, and
  • sight-reading abilities.
  • Showcase your talent: Take part in performance opportunities
  • throughout the year to boost your confidence.
  • And so much more

Lessons are available for all ages and all skill level.

Unleash your inner melody and master the saxophone with CCA’s saxophone lessons! Discover the joy of music while honing your skills and exploring various styles. Our personalised lessons ensures you’ll reach new heights in your saxophone journey. Join us and experience the thrill of playing this timeless Instrument!

What you’ll learn:

  • Essential saxophone techniques for a strong foundation
  • Masterful control of tone and dynamics
  • Reading sheet music and developing sight-reading skills
  • Exploring diverse genres such as Jazz, Blues, Pop, and Classical
  • Enjoy a range of performance opportunities throughout the year

All ages are welcome to embark on this musical adventure. Join us at Citipointe Creative Academy and let your saxophone skills soar!

Download 2023 CCA Student Handbook


CCA Fees 2023

A yearly registration fee of $60 per person is required upon enrolment which includes your CCA uniform shirt
for use in classes and performances throughout the year.

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.
Tuition Fees are applied and payable each CCA term. 4 terms per calendar year.
CCA term dates can be found in the FAQ section.

Class Type Class Length Cost Per Class
Dance/Drama/Acro  30 mins $17.00
45 mins $18.50
60 mins $20.00
Junior Performance Squad 90 mins $30.00
Senior Performance Squad 105 mins $32.50


Class Type Class Length Cost Per Class
Private 30 mins $39.50
Duo (Vocals Only) 2 People 30 mins $27.50 p/p
Group (Vocals Only) Max. 6 People 45 mins $20.00 p/p

Fee Discounts (applicable to all classes)


Class Age Groups

Age Group
Childcare/Kindy 3yrs+ Dance Concepts
Prep/ Grade 1 Foundational
Grade 2 – 3 Junior
Grade 4 – 5 Elementary
Grade 6 – 10 Intermediate
Grade 2- 4 Junior Performance Squad (Audition Only)
Grade 5 -10 Senior Performance Squad (Audition 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.

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).

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.

Amy Buhner

Teaching Artist

Dancing since the age of 4, Amy has always been committed to gaining knowledge to share and inspire those around her. Throughout her years of dancing, she has completed extensive ATOD examinations and graduated with a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management.

Professionally trained in Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz, Amy’s heart is to see her students flourish and grow in their God- given creative gifts.

James Parkin

Teaching Artist

A lover of all things Music and Percussion, James has been drumming for over 12 years. Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he majored in Jazz music, but has professional experience in in all types of music, including funk, rock, pop and metal. Regularly performing in Musical Theatre productions, James plays in various wedding and corporate event bands throughout Brisbane and beyond.

James absolutely loves to share his passion for drums and music with others. He looks forward to meeting you in 2022!

Jessica Kearnes

Teaching Artist

Jessica has been a leading educator in the Performing Arts Industry for the past 16 years. Her experience has seen the last 12 years teaching full-time Dance & Drama Curriculum for Education QLD, and designing extension co-curricular programs where she has managed and choreographed for many competitive teams. Alongside her role as a classroom teacher, Jess is a versatile artist with credits as a singer/songwriter, theatre director, producer, dancer, event manager, choreographer, coach and studio teacher. Graduating in 2009 with Bachelor of Creative Industries in Dance + Drama and a Bachelor of Education Secondary, Jessica comes with a breadth of varied training completing her Adv 1 R.A.D, AMEB Singing Examinations, Advanced Tap B.A.L. and Senior Jazz + Contemporary achievements.

She is a musical theatre enthusiast for roles both on and off the stage. Jess is especially passionate about creating positive change and transformative growth through meaningful programs and roles in schools and academies that engage and empower youth. Jess is passionate about creating versatile artists, for the versatile world in which we live.

Jamy Chanthaseng

Teaching Artist

With extensive experience in the industry, Jamy has trained for various companies such as AOB (Academy of Brothers), Funky Munkyz Dance Academy, Kairos Dance Academy, The Home Base and now currently a member of the highly reputable Glow Dance Team. Throughout his years of dance, Jamy has acquired a deep wealth of knowledge and skills, drawing from many styles in which Jamy has now developed his own unique approach and style to Hip Hop. 

Jamy firmly believes in the continuous growth of each individual. With the right training and mindset, he brings great focus and determination to his classes in order to guide students in achieving their goals while also discovering who they are as dancers and artists. Jamy has worked with young people and adults in his studio classes, school workshops, performance teams and open classes and has a great rapport with all ages.

Stephanie Buhner

Teaching Artist

Discovering her love for dance and movement at a young age, Stephanie has 15 years of dance experience she brings to her classes. Trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acrobatic Dance, Stephanie’s expertise saw her represent Queensland in the ATOD Australasian Scholarships on various occasions and has often received the highest possible grades in her ATOD examinations.

With years of training, performances and competition experience to date, Stephanie has a passion for encouraging students to dream big, strive for excellence and become the best they can be.

Jake Ellison

Teaching Artist

With a great passion for the guitar and his craft, Jake has completed his Certificate 3 in Music and a Bachelor in Audio Engineering & Sound Production. Jake has been professionally performing since the age of 16 and gigging throughout Australia. Currently, he is pursuing exciting opportunities in writing, producing and collaborating across genres with other musicians under the artist name JAY ELLO. 

His love and passion for the craft overflow into his world of guitar teaching and his desire to inspire others of all ages in their own personal journey in music.


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Term 1: (9 weeks)
Monday 30 Jan – Friday 31 March

Term 2: (9 weeks)
Monday 17 April – Friday 16 June

Term 3: (10 weeks)
Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September

Term 4: (8 weeks)
Tuesday 3 Oct – Friday 24 November

Public Holiday Policy:
Classes will not be held on Public Holidays unless advised otherwise by CCA prior to the date. When possible, make-up lessons will be offered for classes missed due to public holidays. However, in the case that a make-up lesson is not available for a missed Public Holiday class, your CCA lesson fees for that date will be adjusted accordingly.

Qld Public Holidays 2023:
Friday 7 April – Good Friday
Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
Monday 25 April – ANZAC Day
Monday 1 May – Labor Day
Wednesday 16 August – Brisbane EKKA Holiday
Monday 2 Oct – Queen’s Birthday

CCA Students will perform in 2 Student Showcases in 2023. 

These showcase evenings are open for family and friends to attend and see how the full cast of CCA students bring their talents and hard work to the stage.

Proposed Showcase Dates 2023

  1. Saturday 17 June (End of Term 2)
  2. Saturday 18 November (End of Term 4) 

Please Note: Term 4 classes will still be held the last week of term until Friday Nov 24.

Students must be enrolled for the full term to be involved in end-of-term showcases.

Parent Viewing Classes:

On the terms that we do not hold our CCA showcases, we invite parents/carers to attend a Parent Viewing Class in the last week of term. This is only offered in Term 1 and 3. 

Please note: Maximum of 2 family members per student can attend due to space. 

Parents will be invited in for the final 10-15 minutes of the class. Please wait outside until your CCA teacher confirms the class is ready and invites you into the classroom.

Parent Viewing Dates 2023:

Term 1: Monday 27 March – Friday 31 March

Term 3: Monday 11 September – Friday 15 September

(Term 2 and 4 – No parent viewing classes will be offered due to showcase performances that family and friends can attend)

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. 

We partner with Citipointe Church to allow platform opportunities to perform in Conferences, Christmas Productions & special events held throughout the year. Offers for these performances will be advised when required.


Citipointe Creative Academy holds a high standard of safety and professionalism and it is important that our dress code is adhered to at all times. Unfortunately, failure to follow our dress code guidelines may result in students being unable to participate in class. All students are required to bring a water bottle to class and have their hair pulled back neat and tidy. 

No school uniforms or school shoes are permitted in classes.

Within your yearly registration/administration fee of $60 (payable for every 2023 enrolment), you will receive a CCA shirt that is to be worn to all CCA classes and will be used for various performances throughout the year.

Girls: Black leotard, black wrap skirt, ballet tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun.
Boys: Black leotard/fitted singlet, black shorts/leggings and black ballet shoes.

Girls: Black leotard/fitted singlet, black leggings/bike shorts, CCA Shirt and black Jazz shoes.
Boys: CCA T-shirt, black shorts and black Jazz shoes

Girls: Black leotard/fitted singlet, black leggings/bike shorts, CCA Shirt and foot thongs.
Boys: CCA T-shirt, black shorts and foot thongs.

Hip Hop
Girls: CCA T-Shirt, black leggings/bike shorts, sports sneakers.
Boys: CCA T-shirt, black shorts and sports sneakers.

Girls: Black leotard, black leggings/bike shorts.
Boys: Black fitted singlet, fitted bike shorts (loose sports shorts may also be worn but must have bike shorts underneath). Please note that due to the athletic nature of Acro, fitted clothing is crucial to ensure students’ safety and modesty when performing skills such as handstands and flips. Loose T-shirts will not be permitted.

Speech + Drama
CCA T-shirts, black pants and enclosed shoes (school uniforms are not permitted)

Instrument + Voice tuition
CCA T-shirt, black pants and enclosed shoes (school uniforms are not permitted) Students are required to bring a blank exercise book and a plastic sleeve folder for printouts. Guitar students must provide their own guitar.

Performance Squad
Girls: Black leotard, black Leggings/bike shorts, black CCA shirt and hair in neat ballet bun (no ponytails, long plaits or hair out allowed)
Boys: CCA T-shirt, black shorts and black Jazz shoes

Dance shoes required for Squad members: (Boys and Girls): 

* Black jazz shoes 

* Natural Foot thongs/foot undies 

* Black tap shoes

Additional CCA uniform t-shirts are available for purchase for $20 each on mezzanine level at CCA check-in.

COMING SOON! New CCA merchandise: leotards, singlets, bike pants and leggings will be available for sale in 2023!

*Sue’s Dance Shop – Old Cleveland Road, Carina (for all dance clothing needs and shoe purchases).
* Please bring a water bottle to every class.

Each student is to provide their own folder (with plastic sleeve inserts) for any printed handouts the teacher provides. This folder is to be brought to each lesson. Any additional theory/music books required for your tuition will be advised by the teaching artist and is to be purchased personally by the student.

Please note: Instrumental Tuition Students are to provide their own instrument to bring along to each lesson. For instrument hire at student cost, please visit

** Drums are provided by CCA in music studio for lesson usage.

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your class start time to check-in. Each student must ensure they have been to the toilet and have a water bottle for class.

* No food is allowed in dance or music studios.

Students that are repeatedly late to class may not be allowed to enter class upon arrival or may be encouraged to cancel their enrolment in continued.

The CCA fee structure varies according to the length and class type attended. All fees are outlined in our Fees section. A yearly registration fee of $60 per person is required upon enrolment. This once-off yearly payment covers a small yearly administration fee, plus a CCA uniform t-shirt that is to be worn to classes and to various performances throughout the year.

* The $60 yearly fee applies to all CCA students in 2023.

Fee Discounts (applicable to all classes)



Tuition Fees are applied and payable per CCA term.

4 terms per calendar year.

Parents are unable to be in the studios 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. We ask that parents do not challenge or argue with the CCA teaching artists on these set policies. Please talk to the CCA Manager or Host if you have queries on this matter.

Unfortunately, we do not offer makeup classes or deduct fees, should your child be sick or on holidays. All CCA fees are charged per term. Please let us know via OR call 3347 5888 if you know your child will be away from class.

If a public holiday occurs that affects your weekly class, CCA will endeavour to offer a make up class on these occasions if possible. However, if the make up class is not possible due to scheduling or teacher availability, the term fees will be adjusted accordingly for the missed public holiday lesson.

Need Connection? Need Support?

Meet CCA’s Chaplaincy Team! We know the juggle of life creates different needs in different households. The CCA Chaplaincy Team are here for you.

Amy Jorgensen

(Adult Women)

Dave Pickersgill

(Men + Families)

Emily Meyer

Assistant Pastor

Come say Hi to us at the CCA Check-In Desk or let your CCA Host make
a time that best suits you to catch up with the team.

  • Need a coffee & a chat?
  • Access to Community food hampers for needy families
  • Are you in ISO due to Covid? Can we help?
  • Got littlies? Join our weekly ‘Playgroup’ or ‘Bubs & Tums’ social groups
  • Learn ‘What’s on’  for you and your family on the Citipointe Campus

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Address: 322 Wecker Road, Carindale

Phone: 3347 5888