Irish dancing, ballet, tap & jazz
studios: Camp hill, Coorparoo, Redlands

Testimonials

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Robyn | 2018
“My daughters have been with CM Dance for 4 years now. They have loved their Tap and Irish dancing. We have found Clare and her team warm, dedicated and creative – my girls have developed confidence and skill with their help. We’ve especially appreciated their family friendliness in terms of time, costs and expectations, while also maintaining a high artistic standard. We heartily recommend CM Dance!”
Janelle | November 18
“CM Dance has been a big part of our daughter’s lives for the past 6 years. We have lived the professional but relaxed nature of the school. The teachers are friendly, experienced and very supportive. Founder and owner Clare embraces all the dancers to ensure everyone is welcomed and encouraged.”
Dannielle | November 2018
“CM Dance is the best thing to ever happen to my daughter. Everyone is kind and welcoming. After being to a few studios, even I feel like I'm part of the family. The teachers are skilled and kind and the end of year concert is a fantastic way to end the year, showcasing your child within their classes with their friends. A beautiful memory within a beautiful family! For as long as my daughter wants to dance, this will be her dance family.”
Julia | November 2018
“My daughter started ballet and jazz at CM Dance halfway through this year. It is so wonderful to see her come back from every lesson happy and energetic. When I watched her perform at the end of year concert, I was pleasantly surprised and equally satisfied with how much she improved. Each and every dance was very enjoyable and entertaining. I look forward to what my daughter will achieve with CM Dance in the years to come.”
Ingrid | November 2018
“We love CM Dance. It's such a lovely, friendly dance school and the kids are all so supportive of each other. It was so cute to see the older dances help the younger ones with their costumes at the concert. Our daughter is getting all of the benefits of being in a team sport by being a part of this dance school.”
Johanna | November 2018
“My daughter has been with CM Dance for 7 years and absolutely loves it. She does Irish, ballet and jazz. Whilst she loves dance classes all year her highlight is the annual dance concert. It certainly showcases the talents of the students but also the dedication, love and care each of the teachers put into making this dance school truly special.”
Tracey | October 2018
“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.”
Kelly | October 2018
“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.”
Elizabeth | October 2018
“Our daughter loves that her classes at CM Dance are fun and that her teachers make every dancer feel special.”
Dannielle | October 2018
“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.”
Helen | October 2018
“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.”
Lisa | October 2018
“CM Dance has a family friendly and relaxed feel. It has encouraged our 3 very timid girls to explore and have fun with dance.”
Siobhan | October 2018
“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.”
Fran | October 2018
“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.”
Johanna | December 2017
“My daughter has been with CM Dance since she was 4 years old where she started ballet classes. When she performed at her first concert she saw the Irish dancers performing in their beautiful traditional costumes and said, “Mummy, one day I’m going to dance like that”. She started Irish dancing when she was 6 and absolutely loved it! In every child there is a spark to be ignited, something that makes them happy with a sense of belonging. Thank you Clare and CM Dance for lighting my daughter’s spark.”
Kelly | November 2017
“Clare was very friendly, welcoming and helpful when I first enquired about my Daughter joining jazz class mid way through the year. At first I decided to think about it as wasn’t sure if we should wait until beginning of the following year. However, a little while later Clare kindly followed up to see if my Daughter would like to consider a 3 week trial for $33. So we did the trial and then signed up for a term. Charlotte hasn’t missed a lesson since we joined in July 2017. She joined just in time to learn the annual concert dance. The 2017 concert was fantastic and the choice of theatre was excellent and professional. Many talented dancers! Jess her teacher is lovely and Charlotte will certainly be returning in 2018. Thanks again Clare!”
Renee | November 2017
“When our daughter first decided she wanted to do Irish dancing we wanted to ensure we found the right school to fit her needs. We were looking for classes that allowed the kids to enjoy themselves with really friendly instructors. CM Dance has really delivered that. We have family that work in front of house, sound, staging and lighting. Clare and her team have a wonderful reputation in the industry, and are known for being easy going, prepared and most importantly, very respectful to the children and support crew. Classes are always fun and the annual concert is fabulous. My daughter’s confidence has blossomed, she is engaged and genuinely happy.”
Charlene | November 2017
“We love CM Dance, best dance school around. Both our girls started off with Ballet at the age of 3, but couldn’t wait to join the Irish Classes. We have one competing in open Championships with Clare and was lucky to tour with Clare to Dublin, Ireland this year competing in the Irish Dance Worlds Competition after qualifying in the QLD States Competition. Our little one whom is only 5, can’t wait to start competing in competition like her big sister and loves attending her dance lessons in the Redlands. CM Dance is not only just a dance school, its family. Our kids have made lifetime friends and love attending dance classes. Thank you Clare for all your support for our girls and families, your passion for dance shines through the school.”
Oriana | November 2017
“My kids LOVE dancing with CM Dance. It keeps them fit (when sport isn’t their thing) and performing on stage gives them a huge confidence boost. As a parent I also love the school for the engaging teachers, simple, creative choreography and reasonably priced costuming at concert time. Thanks Clare and teachers for teaching our children to be strong and to move with care.”
Janelle | November 2017
“Our daughters have been students with CM Dance for over 5 years, learning Ballet and Jazz, and they have loved every minute of it! Fun, relaxed classes with friendly and professional teachers. Owner Clare is always so approachable, understanding and supportive. CM Dance feels like one big family!”
Macushla | November 2017
“Clare and her team have welcomed my son into the CM Dance fold enthusiastically. With a lovely balance of encouragement and expectations, she has made the experience of learning Irish dancing a rewarding and memorable one. I would highly recommend CM Dance to any parent or student.”
Tracey | November 2017

“My daughter started Irish dance lessons with another dance company at the age of 4. It was okay but I kept going just because we really wanted to give our kids an opportunity to learn Irish dance to see if they liked it.

We were very lucky to have had CM Dance start Irish dance lessons at Victoria Point this year so we joined them. Well, CM Dance is AMAZING.

What my daughter has learnt in 3 terms completely astounds me – more importantly though, is it is FUN. There is no pressure, the kids are always smiling and everyone just seems to love it. My 3 year old boy can’t wait to start. CM Dance is about giving encouragement and support to the kids learning to dance, but whilst having fun and a laugh.

I could not recommend CM Dance enough to anyone. Thanks Clare for coming to Vic Point :-)”

Paula | December 2016
“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. Over the past five years with CM Dance our daughter has grown in ability, fitness, self-worth, determination, social adaptation, motivation, and pure love of dance. 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.
Melinda | January 2016
“I think the concert and its planning was very smooth – thank you for all your effort. I liked the costumes, they were affordable and easy to get. Certainly cheaper than the dance school we were with last year, which I appreciated!”
Elsa | January 2016
“Thank you for organising such a wonderful end of year Christmas Concert. It was such a great and entertaining experience. My daughter had so much fun been involved and I definitely think she will be pursuing Irish in the future. Saturday night was spent watching alot of Riverdance and Michael Flatley on YouTube, with her jumping and trying to move her little legs along to the moves.”
Theresa | January 2016
“Once again, it was a wonderful showcase of talent. My daughter has been considering whether this would be her last year of dancing, however, after performing and feeling the “Irish” drenalin, she is hoping that her uni timetable enables her to dance again in 2016. I’m afraid that dancing is in her blood and you are partly to blame. Your concert is a pure celebration of everything that parents love – their children. The guests this year were amazing and I actually watched the Irish girls lift as their guest danced. It was certainly the highlight for us. “
Angela | January 2015
” Thank you for providing the girls with such a lovely experience at the end of year concert.  It was thoroughly enjoyed by the girls and their parents and relatives alike.  The stress-free yet professional approach to the concert, as well as consideration of keeping costs of costumes to a minimum, is so very much appreciated! “
Kym | January 2015
” CM Dance does an amazing job. I think the fees are great – real value for money – and the end of year Concert outlay is always kept to a minimum (but the dancers still look like a million dollars on stage). I also love that the parental support and involvement is encouraged by the teachers. There’s no obvious ‘dance mum’ mentality at CM dance – everyone is there to support each other, and they all support and encourage each other’s children, regardless of the fact that many of the children compete again each other on stage. “
Sarah | June 2015
” I am so impressed by the way the dance teachers manage the different skill levels of the children in the class. They are always warm and kind in giving constructive criticism, meaning the children are willing to listen. “
Regina | June 2015
” I loved the Dad & Daughter dance at the Concert and the presentation of Awards that recognise dance achievements outside of the competitive field. “
Julia | June 2015
” Overall we’re really happy with CM Dance and the children absolutely love their classes. I like that it is quite a relaxed dance school and allows the children to simply enjoy learning to dance. “