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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.

CCA Performance Dance Squad is our advanced level team that train weekly committing to high-level choreographic routines that will see them offered opportunities in various local, church events and external performances.

Performance Squad is a specific dance team that commits to advanced technical development training and allows them to receive focused teaching and exposure to the following genres:

*Ballet *Jazz *Contemporary Dance *Hip Hop

This is an amazing opportunity for the student wanting to upskill and challenge themselves – to see their dancing go to the next level whilst surrounded by a safe and encouraging dance community.

Your child will sit under the expertise of our industry professional teaching artists.

What a great experience!

This opportunity is AUDITION-based and open to dancers from Grade 3 – Grade 9 (inclusive).


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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 Gr 1 – 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. This class studies 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.

CCA Fees 2022

Stated CCA term fees below are based on a 10-week term and adjusted accordingly for terms of a varied length. 
A yearly registration fee of $65 per person is required upon enrolment which includes a student Welcome Pack and CCA shirt for use in all classes.
For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions below. Tuition Fees are applied per CCA term. 4 terms per calendar year. CCA term dates can be found in the FAQ section.
2022 Fee Schedule Class Length Term Fee (10 wks) Weekly Class Average
Speech and Drama
45 mins $185 18.5
60 mins $200 20
Voice and Instrument
– Private Tuition  30 mins $395 39.50
– Group Tuition 45 mins $200 20
Performance Squad  90 mins $300 30

Fee Discounts (applicable to all classes)

Term 3 – 10 weeks 11/07 – 16/09

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.

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.

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).

Lyrin Schefe

Teaching Artist

For Lyrin, dancing is in her heritage. With a mother and grandmother that both taught professional dance and ran their own academies, Lyrin has been dancing since she could crawl. Her extensive history in dance has seen Lyrin complete full training and examinations in RAD ballet up to Grade 8. Additionally, she has sat her CSTD jazz examinations and trained in both ATOD ballet and Glenn Wood Tap. Commencing her dance teaching career at a young age, Lyrin has taught at various academies and has a great love for the world of dance, the creativity it releases and her valued students that she imparts her knowledge, expertise and heart into.

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!

Simon Geeves

Teaching Artist

Playing guitar for 36 years, Simon has also been teaching guitar in schools, academies and in private tuition settings for over 25 years. Graduating from the Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music majoring in jazz guitar, Simon has performed both internationally and nationally for original gigs, festivals, in support acts for major name artists and currently still performs for large events and corporate clients on a regular basis. As part of the CCA Team, Simon’s heart is to see people fulfil their individual musical goals. Whether you are keen on guitar tuition for your personal enjoyment or for professional aspirations, Simon is a relatable and entertaining tutor that meets you at your level, sets your specific musical goals and walks the creative journey with you. Alongside his role as a guitar tutor, Simon is also a qualified teacher in Secondary Education.

Offering advancement in styles such as jazz, rock, funk and groove, CCA’s guitar tuition with Simon will assist you in:

  • Reading Music
  • Technique development
  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training

Jessica Briggs

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.

Amy Wickham

CCA Host


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Term 1: (9 weeks)
Monday 7 Feb – Friday 1 April

Term 2: (9 weeks)
Tuesday 19 April – Friday 17 June

Term 3: (10 weeks)
Monday 11 July – Friday 16 Sept

Term 4: (8 weeks)
Tuesday 4 Oct – Friday 25 Nov

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, your CCA term fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Qld Public Holidays 2022:
Friday 15 April – Good Friday
Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
Monday 25th April – ANZAC Day
Monday 2nd May – Labor Day
Wednesday 10th August – Brisbane EKKA Holiday
Monday 3rd Oct – Queen’s Birthday

* CCA Showcases will be held at the end of:

Term 3 – Sunday 14 August

Other performance dates to be announced throughout year.

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 a platform opportunities to perform in Conferences, Christmas Productions & special events held throughout the year. Offers for these performances will be advised when required. Additionally, you will be informed of showcase dates and parent viewing classes when scheduled.

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

Please Note: All performances and showcases are subject to COVID-19 restriction updates

As a professional creative academy, we require our dress code to be adhered too to keep the standard of professional CCA offers its students. Failure to keep the required CCA dress code for classes may unfortunately require a student to miss their class until their dress code is correct. Please note: School uniforms and school shoes will not be permitted in dance and speech +drama classes in 2022. See dress code for Voice and Instrument below.

Within your yearly registration/administration fee of $65 payable in every 2022 enrolment, you will receive a CCA shirt that is to be worn to all CCA classes. Other genre specifics below. The CCA t-shirt is to be worn with a black leotard, bike pants/leggings or black shorts (Boys). If wearing a leotard for your genre, we ask that students wear the CCA shirt over the leotard upon arrival to CCA and remove their tshirt once in the dance studio and class is commencing. Hair: Hair up is to be neatly tied back and tidy for all classes.

** Ballet – All ballet students are required to wear a plain black leotard and flesh coloured ballet tights. A black ballet wrap skirt is allowed. Ballet shoes are mandatory.  Jazz shoes are not to be worn in ballet class. No coloured tutus permitted.

**Jazz – Jazz students are encouraged to wear black leotard and black leggings or flesh ballet tights. However, CCA tshirt and black leggings are permitted also. Jazz shoes are mandatory. Black jazz shoes are preferrable as better for CCA yearly performances, however beige jazz shoes will also be accepted.

** Tap – Tap students are encouraged to wear black leotard and black leggings or flesh ballet tights. However, CCA tshirt and black leggings are permitted also. Tap shoes are mandatory. Black tap shoes are preferrable as better for CCA yearly performances, however beige tap shoes will also be accepted.

** Contemporary – Contemporay students are encouraged to wear black leotard and black leggings. However, CCA tshirt and black leggings are permitted also. Contemporary foot thongs/foot undies are mandatory.

** Speech + Drama – Students are required to wear CCA tshirts and black pants/shorts or leggings. ( Pleasde bring a plastic folder for print outs)

**Voice and Instrument lessons: Students are required to wear CCA shirts to lessons. ( Please bring a plastic folder for lesson print outs)

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

*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 has a water bottle for class.

* No food is allowed in dance or music studios.

The CCA fee structure varies according to the length and genre attended. All fees can be found by clicking here. A yearly registration fee of $65 per person is required upon enrolment. This once-off yearly payment covers a small yearly administration fee, plus a Welcome Pack for you that includes: CCA t-shirt, water bottle and tote carry bag for your use each week.

* The $65 yearly fee applies to all CCA classes in 2022.

Fee Discounts ( applicable to all classes)


Tuition Fees are applied 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 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)

Adam Ryan

(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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