At Attitude we provide a safe and fun learning environment where you can learn dance from professionally trained instructors. Attitude is a boutique style studio and delivers an excellent student to teacher ratio. We aim to provide students with the necessary confidence, discipline and creativity while improving their strength, technique, flexibility, co-ordination and general fitness.
Throughout the year Attitude strives to participate in as many community events as a possible such as school fetes and local markets. If you have an event that needs performers, don’t hesitate to get in contact!
Attitude also provides students with the opportunity to undertake dance exams under the leading Ballet, Jazz and Tap Syllabus’ and to participate in our multi-award-winning Performance team.
Attitude Dance Academy offer a broad range of exams to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Exams enhance creativity, musicality, and technique, providing opportunities to progress and achieve.
Attitude offers Ballet exams under the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Syllabus, which is the most globally recognized dance syllabus in the world. The RAD syllabus has helped to produce some of the most recognizable names in classical ballet. Through its long history, RAD has worked to perfect their syllabus to ensure students get exactly what they need in the development of their classical training.
For Jazz and Tap, Attitude offers exams under the CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance) syllabus, which is the most highly recognized syllabus for these styles in the commonwealth. The CSTD Jazz and Tap syllabus aid children with the development in these styles and have maintained an extremely high quality over the past 50 years.
Attitude has performed all over Brisbane over the past five years and has cemented itself as one of the leading studios, winning various competitions and eisteddfods. This year alone Attitude took out titles at ‘Get the Beat’, ‘Evolution’ and Brisbane Eisteddfod including highest scoring group routine and Adjudicators choice for our under 12’s and under 15’s performance groups. Performance Team is a great opportunity for children who wish to commit themselves to their dancing and develop their skills whilst learning to work in a team.
Jordon Rennie began her dancing training at the age of two, studying the same styles of Ballet, Jazz and Tap that she teaches at Attitude today. As a teacher, Jordon aims to educate students in not only the skills and disciplines required of good dancers but also wishes to uphold the fun and creative aspects that make her work so rewarding.
Jordon holds a long list of academic credentials including a Diploma in Dance Education and an Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance, both obtained from the Australian Dance Performance Institute.
Jordon has taught dancing for over 10 years working with students aged 2-18 across a number of studios around Brisbane. She took over Attitude Dance Academy in 2015 and has loved working, sharing and growing with the students ever since. Jordon is also a member of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers and Dance, which allows her to facilitate the world-renowned CSTD Syllabus through her classes at Attitude.
The last few years at Attitude have been both professionally and personally rewarding for Jordon having met many new families and introducing them to the Attitude community. Jordon looks forward to what Attitude’s future brings for both her and her students.
Mia discovered her passion for teaching whilst still undergoing her own training in her teenage years. It was then she realised passing on the love of dance could bring her even more joy than being on the stage. Mia has been teaching with Attitude for the past six years!
Mia is trained under the Comdance syllabi and continues to train our Jazz and Tap students under the same syllabus, bringing her own exam experiences and knowledge to the classroom. Miss Mia’s classes are full of energy and excitement, whilst still being challenging and disciplined. Mia is always working to make sure her students get the most and exactly what they need out of every class.
Mia is dedicated to developing strong and confident dances through modern training techniques and effective teaching methods. She works with our young dancers to give them a strong foundation and understanding of the different dance styles she teaches.
Sarah started her early dance training at the Yvonne Britain Dance Academy on the Gold Coast before attending the Queensland Dance School of Excellence where she was awarded the Partricia McDonald Memorial Scholarship. In 2008, Sarah was accepted into Queensland Ballet’s Professional Year program during which she performed with the company in many of their productions.In 2010 Sarah was offered a traineeship with the Queensland Ballet and was promoted to Company Dancer in 2011. During her time at the Queensland Ballet Sarah performed in countless productions under the directorship of Francois Klaus and Li Cunxin. Sarah toured to Europe, China and to London with the Queensland Ballet where she performed the lead role of ‘The Sylph‘ on the London coliseum stage. In 2016 Sarah took her career to Europe accepting a Soloist contract with the Staatsballett Hannover in Germany. After retiring in 2019 Sarah moved to Sydney where she spent the year as a guest teacher at Sydney Dance Company whilst furthering her studies and training in Pilates. Sarah is thrilled to be moving back to Brisbane in 2021, she hopes to continue to spread her passion and love for dance in a joyful manner creating an inclusive and uplifting class environment for all her students.
Miss Dionne always knew that her goal was to become a professional performer. At 17 years old, she moved to Melbourne to study full time dance at Patrick Studios Australia. Dionne successfully graduated from her two year course with a contract offer from Tokyo Disney Resort, as a dancer and character performer for both Disneyland and Disney Sea, which she happily accepted. For the next consecutive six years, Dionne secured contracts in Disney parks across the globe. In 2019, her goal was to bring the skills that she had gained from throughout her performance career overseas home, right here in Australia, and mentor the next generation of dancers to greatness. Dionne’s goal as a teacher is to always strive to ensure a dancer has the tools to pursue any dream their heart desires, and truly believes that no matter where you come from, anything is possible.
With over 18 years teaching experience, Kristin is a knowledgeable, professional dance teacher and choreographer with qualifications in the Royal Academy of Dance (Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies) and Comdance (Modern Jazz Teacher’s Certificate) organizations. Kristin is passionate about passing on her love of dance to students of all ages. Her students have been very successful in various facets of dance, many progressing on to further training institutions and flourishing professional careers in the industry with schools and companies such as:
Queensland Ballet Academy, John Cranko School, Stuttgart Ballet Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Circus Roncalli, West End, Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Qld Conservatorium Griffith University, Bachelor of Acting at the Qld Conservatorium and Brent Street Studios Full-Time Courses to name a few.
Miss Kristin’s classes are inspiring, energetic and challenging, delivered through a holistic teaching approach. She is always learning new styles and techniques which she enthusiastically shares with all her students.
Jack is an aspiring young choreographer and dancer who is currently studying dance full time at QUT. Jack has danced since the age of 5 and has known for a long time that it is something he has wanted to pursue professionally. Since graduating from Highschool in 2020, Jack has been proactive in kick starting his career and has been teaching for numerous schools around Brisbane, choreographing winning routines for them. Jack has completed up until Advanced 1 ballet in RAD, giving him the deep technical understanding required to prepare students for their exams. Jack is passionate about ensuring all dancers embrace their own creativity and enjoys helping performers grow into themselves. He brings with him a plethora of stage and exam knowledge which helps him to prepare his students for these things.
We have been running for over 10 years are now open at Newmarket and The Gap. We offer RAD and CSTD syllabus to create the most versatile well rounded dancer.
Attitude offers a safe, fun, learning environment where your child can study a variety of dance styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, Song and Dance and general fitness classes. We take children from the age of two years old in our “Tiny Performers” classes right up to young adults with our senior classes.