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Discover the Best Dance Classes Brisbane

Local Brisbane dance school

Looking for a local Brisbane dance school that has your child’s best interests at heart? Ready to see your child express creativity through the magic of Irish Dance, the beauty of Ballet, or the energy of Hip Hop? CM Dance school would love to support your child’s dance journey.

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Three week class trial

As a southside Brisbane dance school operating over 18 years, we truly understand how confusing it can be to choose the right dance school for your child. It’s why we offer a three week class trial at any of our class locations in Coorparoo and Camp Hill. It allows you and your child to experience the benefits of dance in any form and take the best next step.

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Dedicated teachers

Whether they’re inspired by Irish Dance, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Cheer, or Contemporary, or simply have a fascination with movement and music, the entire CM Dance team of dedicated teachers will help bring out their very best creative self.

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Dance classes near me

CM Dance parents tell us they want ‘dance classes near me’ and that’s what we provide. With a range of dance classes available in multiple locations across Brisbane’s south, we accommodate the creative needs of families whose children have busy schedules. With Irish, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Cheer, and Little Dancer classes available, there’s sure to be class times that suit you.

CM Dance

For dancers who want a dance school offering the best dance classes Brisbane

 

Welcome to CM Dance.

If you’re here, you’re a parent or carer with a genuine desire to cultivate the creative in your child. At CM Dance, we’ve built our school around that ideal. Yes, we love dance, however, it is really only the medium by which we nurture and grow confident, young people.

Under the leadership of dancer, founder, and teacher Clare Michelsen, we’ve been part of the dance community in Brisbane for over four decades. With an Irish dance background, and now working together with exceptional dance teachers in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Little Dancers, Cheer, and Hip Hop, Clare has grown CM Dance school to be a place any dancer can express their best creative self. While all levels of talent are encouraged at CM Dance, including those aspiring to follow a professional pathway, at its heart, CM Dance is invested in developing all aspects of the person and personality in your child through movement and dance.

I created CM Dance because I saw a need for a Brisbane dance school that looked at students as creative individuals, not just a number. Still supporting Brisbane’s dancers over 25 years later, the whole CM Dance team is carrying that philosophy forward. We’d love you to join us.

Clare Michelsen
CM Dance founder

Why CM Dance?

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Whole dancer focus

We focus on the child as a whole and bring out their best
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Family friendly

Families are the heart of our business
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Affordable tuition

We price dancing classes to be affordable for families
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Beginner to professional level

All levels of ability and aspiration encouraged and supported
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Great location

Cafes, restaurants, schools, and shopping precincts all in easy walking distance
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Professional dancing team

Teachers with a history of professional dancing in the industry, including television, who want to encourage dancers to see a bigger vision for their future because of dance

What people say about CM Dance

Our parents and kids tell us they love CM Dance because it feels like a family – and we think you’ll see that too when you join us. Here are just testimonials from our dance community.

CM Dance
4.9
Based on 24 reviews
CM dance has been so wonderful for my Irish dancing daughter. The classes are fun, and my daughter has learned so much! Great teacher's, communication and support all round.
Linda McMahon
Linda McMahon
09:01 11 Jan 21
We've been part of the CM Dance family for over 9 years. As a little one, our daughter enjoyed ballet and jazz before starting Irish and becoming a Championship Irish dancer. Clare and her amazing team of dance teachers have been instrumental in the emotional and physical development of our daughter. CM Dance has given her the gift and joy of dance as well as teaching her resilience, stamina, determination and courage. We highly recommend this dance school.
Johanna Hann
Johanna Hann
02:19 04 Jan 21
Lovely staff who provide an exciting and positive dance experience. A great balance of technique and fun.
Anna Belle
Anna Belle
01:57 01 Jan 21
Always professional and our son is very happy. He's progressed really well this year and can't wait to start the new term
Anthony Meland
Anthony Meland
00:32 01 Jan 21
We joined CM Dance in 2011 when our daughter was just 5. From the very first class she was in love with Irish dance, and we were thrilled to finally find a dance school based on solid family values that encouraged the children and their parents to become part of a united dance community. CM Dance have supported and encouraged our daughter, understanding her individual needs not only with physical dance, but also supporting emotional balance through the journey of Irish dance competition from local and State events through to National level competition. Clare's expertise, inspiration, guidance and continued support of our daughter's dreams is invaluable to us as parents. We look forward to the years ahead and the enjoyment and many more friendships that being part of CM Dance will bring.
Paula Ryan
Paula Ryan
04:28 31 Dec 20
This is our 5th year with CM dance and each year my daughter loves it more and more. Thank you Clare and Tiffany for your kindness, energy, and passion for dance.
Elizabeth Reid
Elizabeth Reid
07:34 01 Dec 20
CM Dance is a family friendly and professional dance school, great teachers, very inclusive and considerate of families for cost for costumes etc. We have been with CM Dance for 6 years and the school is going from strength to strength.
Wei Shun Lee
Wei Shun Lee
03:13 01 Dec 20
My daughter has been a student at CM Dance for six months now and she is totally loving the experience. The teachers and staff are very friendly and endlessly helpful for unexperienced dance parents.
Susan Lewis
Susan Lewis
01:47 01 Dec 20
We moved to the Camp Hill/Coorparoo area middle of last year, and were keen to find a new dance school for our 3 year old. After trying out a few studios, we finally found Clare and the ladies at CM Dance and our experience has been fantastic. Each class is different, a different theme, different dance moves learnt. The kids leave with a little reminder each week of the class theme done. So thoughtful! Our daughter's confidence has grown so much in the past year, and she's made friends and looks forward to attending each week. Thanks ladies, your instruction is so professional and we really enjoy spending some time with you each week
Joanne Speers
Joanne Speers
01:12 01 Dec 20
CM dance is best in town.my daughter is really enjoying and the staff is great too.I strongly recommend this place for other parents.
Sunalika Ranabahu
Sunalika Ranabahu
21:39 30 Nov 20
I could not recommend CM Dance highly enough. My daughter has been with them for two years and this is my son's first year with Irish dancing in the Redlands. The kids learn so much in such an awesome, happy and encouraging environment. My favourite part is Clare organises a concert mid-year which is very casual to give kids an opportunity to go on stage to get experience. It is so supporting and fun without pressure. The kids have made so many new friends and just love it. It's amazing to see how much they have learned at the end of year concert and see their confidence and ability to dance grow 🙂
Tracey
Tracey
11:17 23 Sep 18
My two daughters began Irish dancing lessons with CM Dance at the beginning of 2018. It's now September and they have learnt so much and more than just the basics of the first Irish step. I am very impressed with Clare's teaching of the class and how they cater for all ages and abilities. My oldest daughter also attended classes at CM Dance last year and performed in the 2017 annual concert. It was fantastic and I loved the modern choice of music particularly for the Irish dances. The more experienced Irish dancers (who participate in competitions) are very talented at CM Dance and it was a pleasure to watch them perform at the concert. The experienced hard shoe dancers certainly have the wow factor! I am so happy my girls attend a dance school which offers a friendly and supportive environment and I look forward to watching them grow and further develop in the skill of Irish dancing.
Kelly Georgas
Kelly Georgas
21:07 22 Sep 18
CM DANCE- WOW. My 10yr old daughter has danced since she was 3 years old. Though she loved it, it felt robotic. The last 2 years we have become team members of CM Dance Studio and my daughters confidence and self worth have escalated beyond my belief. She loves the studio, the teachers and her dance companions. The teachers individually help all the children in the class, not just the best in class. This makes happier, more focused and confident children.I recommend CM Dance to any parent who is searching for a loving community to help build confidence, and happiness in their child activity. A studio where everyone is kind to each other and supports one another. I can not speak more highly of them.
Dannielle Green
Dannielle Green
04:38 22 Sep 18
My daughter started dancing at the age of 3 at CM Dance from Little Movers and Ballerina to Love to Dance. We wanted her to join a dance school that is small and can focus on giving her the confidence and nurturing she needed. She started Irish Dancing when she was 5 1/2 years old and have loved it from the first time she saw the older girls dancing. Many friendships have been formed from both my daughter and the parents. CM Dance have provided our daughter with the guidance and support she needed to achieve her dreams. We look forward to many more years with CM Dance.
Helen Miller
Helen Miller
04:26 22 Sep 18
CM Dance has a family friendly and relaxed feel. It has encouraged our 3 very timid girls to explore and have fun with dance.
Lisa Copland
Lisa Copland
00:38 22 Sep 18
I have experienced other dance schools- and this one suits my family. The emphasis is clearly on the love of dance, and support and encouragement of each child. I really appreciate Clare’s attempts to keep performances exciting and fun, but not exorbitantly priced.
Siobhan Oostenbroek
Siobhan Oostenbroek
00:07 22 Sep 18
CM Dance has been great for my daughter’s confidence. The teachers are fabulous, and I enjoy watching the improvements throughout the year. There is no unrealistic expectations put on either kids or parents, the classes and the uniforms are reasonably priced, and you won’t break the bank on an end of year performance. I would highly recommend CM Dance to anyone.
Francesca Smith
Francesca Smith
23:03 21 Sep 18
Well organised class and lots of fun for the little ones, we love it!
Janet Purcell
Janet Purcell
19:27 31 Jul 17
When my oldest daughter started with CM Dance, she took part in little Ballerinas and was extremely shy and took time opening up to people. CM Dance built up her confidence levels and she has no issues with stage performance now. After participating in her first and second concert, all she could talk about was to do Irish Dancing. She has now been doing Irish with Clare for 6 years and is one of the Championships dancers. She loves and lives for Irish dance, Clare and all the many close friendships she has formed. My youngest is now 4 and has been involved in ballet, jazz and started Irish dance lessons this year. Both very happy and we couldn't have asked for a better dance school, teachers and experience. CM Dance parents are all very caring and loving and you know you always have friends nearby. As a family we look forward to many more great years of dancing with CM Dance.
Charlene Van Heerden
Charlene Van Heerden
03:04 02 Dec 16
My whole family, including Dad belong to a dance school that not only provides the nuts and bolts of a wide variety of dance genres but the necessary, yet often missed genuine care and support young people need to establish both confidence and compassion to their passion. Thank you Clare, you are a wonderful coach, mentor and friend.
rtyso11
rtyso11
22:40 30 Nov 16