Love of Dance
Dance is an incredible discipline for a child to experience. Dance is fun, it allows children to explore their creativity and express themselves. Through dance, children become more conﬁdent in themselves, discover the rewards of working in a team and forge life long friendships. If you have a little one at home with energy to burn, get them into dance with us!
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My daughter Ivy is 5 years old and has a private lesson with Miss Ange each week which she started at the beginning of the year when she was 4.5 years old.
Ivy also had Miss Ange for her Twinkles Toes classes for 2 years and Kindy Combo class this year which she is loving.
Miss Ange is a very beautiful, talented and passionate teacher which you can see when she teaches. She has inspired, guided and nurtured Ivy’s love for dance whilst developing her talents, skills and technique from the young age of 2.5 years old and Ivy just adores her!! She has taught her 2 beautiful dances and is now learning a 3rd. She loves learning dances and dressing up in beautiful costumes, having a wonderful time with her dance friends and performing. I love being able to watch her perform in different Eisteddfods, seeing her proud achievements and huge beaming smile and I have watched her blossom before my eyes! She has come so far with confidence and ability and her love for dance just shines!
My little girl Ivy is 5 years old and started dancing with PMPA when she was 2.5 years old. She absolutely loved music and dance from a young age and her first class was Twinkle Toes with Miss Ange which she just loved and had so much fun, learning how to dance, skip, gallop and make beautiful little dance friends and perform on the stage for the first time. I loved watching their little faces beaming with excitement and pride at their performances or when they achieved something new.
After 2 years of Twinkle Toes she is so lucky to also this year have Miss Ange who Ivy just adores and looks up to, for her first year of Kindy Combo, to continue to nurture and develop her love for dance which only keeps growing everyday with her teaching and guidance and passion for dancing.
Kindy Combo is one of her favourite classes as it combines Jazz, tap and ballet. I love that they can perform twice a year in the showcase and that she has made so many beautiful friends, as well as I myself have made so many friends and she learnt how to work in with a group, perform on the stage and also developed discipline, confidence, technique and so much passion not to mention she has so much FUN! We love coming to PMPA it’s like a big family with talented teachers in a nurturing environment
She also loves the opportunity to dance twice a year at the mid year and end of year showcases. The friendships she has formed at pmpa are so beautiful and she loves coming to dancing each week to see her friends.
We have been lucky to have Miss Ange since Willow was 2 years old in Mini Movers and also in twinkle toes. Miss Ange is very passionate about dancing and it’s so lovely to see her share her passion with all of her students.
Both my daughters Layley who is 7 and Madison who is 5 love going to pmpa. I love coming here because it has a great family friendly atmosphere. All the staff go above and beyond to make both my girls feel welcome. I also love it that pmpa have a great range of different classes that suit both of my girls so well. Layley loves being creative and loves drama/ acting. While Madison more enjoys being a ballerina. With the amazing teachers and great classes I can send both my girls to the same dance school. It makes my life so much easier to be only going to the one place. And have both my girls happy to be doing what they love. Winning!!!! So thank you pmpa for making this possible.
I have been attending the Adult classes throughout the year. I am not a dancer but have the best time. Miss Jesse is great. She is wonderful with the array of dance experience she has in the class. Each week we tackle a new dance style. I have so much fun and always leave feeling great. It’s fantastic fitness and something I look forward to each week.
My little girl Emily has been dancing for almost two years with pmpa. She does twinkle toes and the beginning of this year has started petite performers. She loves twinkle toes with miss ange, Miss jazzy and miss Mel she has learnt so much from miss ange and inspires to be a beautiful ballerina like miss ange when she gets older. Petite performers has grown her confidence and she loves performing on stage with her dance friends we are looking forward to doing kindy combo and acro next year.
Tianah is 6 and has been dancing at PMPA since she was 3. She loves her junior combo class which allows her to dance three dance genres; tap, jazz and ballet. This is perfect as it gives her a taste of each to see what she likes. She loves her teachers Miss Ange and Miss Francesca. Both are amazing teachers and help the girls to develop their technique and have fun at the same time. Tianah loves all of the friends she has made at PMPA and I love how happy it makes her.
My little girl Havarna is now 5 years old and has been dancing with PMPA since she was 2 going on 3. She has grown into a very confident young performer and this is evident when she loves to put shows on for her family and friends.
She has grown in twinkle toes doing skips and gallops to older class – kindy combo. She loves to ‘tap tap,’ perform jazz moves at home and twirl around like a ballerina with her friends. Not only has she learnt to become confident in these classes, but also on stage with her friends in Petites. She loves the chance to perform on stage at eistedfods, but most of all loves the chance to be able to be a kid and dance.
Miss Vanessa has been great in making my little girl become a star and become a confident little girl.
I LOVE how much Havarna loves dancing.
My daughter Laila is 6 years old and does Musial theatre with Miss Vanessa. Laila loves musical theatre! The class is fun and teaches Laila to incorporate singing and acting into dancing. The class is a lot of fun and I have loved watching the older girls in the class help the younger girls and be someone that the younger girls can look up to. Miss Vanessa is a fun, caring and passionate teacher who inspires Laila and has helped her confidence grow.
My daughter Laila is 6 years old and does the Tap class with Miss Teghan. Laila loves the class and the challenges it presents. I have loved watching her develop a real tap technique and Laila now has a real love for tap! Miss Teghan is a caring, nurturing and fun teacher whose passion for tap is infectious and filters down to the children she teaches.
We have recently moved to Port from the Middle East and feel so lucky to have found such an amazing dance school for Annabelle. She is in the Kindy Combo class and I feel it’s the perfect combination of a high standard of teaching, high expectations , yet making it super fun for the girls in a caring and supportive environment.
My daughter Makeeta has just turned 7 years old. Makeeta has a private with Miss Ange each week, Miss Ange is perfectly suited for Makeeta. Makeeta has come so far since starting her solo journey. She loves the one on one time with Miss Ange. It’s helping her build her confidence and helping her in so many ways with her ASD. Dance to Makeeta is Therapy and to Makeeta and I picking PMPA is easy…. it’s Family.
My daughter Samara who is 4 has so much fun in her Twinkle toes class with Miss Vanessa. They learn fundamental movements in a fun and age appropriate environment. She loves learning new dance moves which she shows off all around the house. Her love for dance is encouraged and continually develops throughout the course of the year. I love the passion and dedication that is put into each and every class. Samara adores Miss Vanessa. Many wonderful friendships have been made, not just with the children but also us Mums.
My daughter Jaida who is 5 loves her Kindy Combo class with Miss Ange. It is the perfect mix of jazz, tapp and ballet which holds her interest and develops technique in a fun environment. The passion that Miss Ange takes to the class shines through Jaida and it has developed her love and passion within itself. She loves learning new dance routines with her new found friends. I have loved watching her grow with skill and confidence through these classes.
My 3 year old daughter Alexia attends Creative Combo with Miss Vanessa and Miss Fiona, both teachers have believed in her from the beginning and are amazing with her, so much so that she calls it her ‘brilliant combo’. This is a fantastic class that teaches dance, drama, singing and arts all in one and the teachers are fantastic! Im so glad that i made the decision to enrol her.
My 3 year old daughter Alexia has been doing Twinkle Toes with Miss Ange for 18 months and absolutely loves it! Miss Ange is an amazing teacher who Alexia idolizes. Miss Ange puts so much time and effort into the littlies and they learn so much and its great that they get to look up to the older girls and learn from them.
Our 12 year old daughter Ella has grown not only as a performer and dancer but also as a young person since commencing at PMPA. Ella participtes in the JPP program which not only works t developing performance technique but also teaches the students self confidence, responsibility, accountability and team work. Skills that will help Ella in all aspects of her future. We love the inclusive supportive family that we have become a part of!
My 13 year old daughter would sleep at PMPA if I would allow. Melodie is part of the Junior Performance Program and is lucky enough to be taught by all teachers at PMPA. Melodie is a part of the teacher trainee program and I love that she is able to pass on the teaching skills she has gained over the years to the younger children. Nothing makes me more proud than seeing Melodie be greeted by the younger children with smiles and hugs and the pure joy on her face in return. PMPA is much more than a dance school to her it is a family.
My 17 year old daughter, Rebekah, joined PMPA in 2016 following a recommendation from Mr Mac. We travel a significant distance for Bekky to work with the teachers and dancers in IPP. We wanted her to follow her dreams of dancing professionally and by having outstanding, talented and caring teachers who understand and challenge young dancers, Rebekah has flourished as a young woman, as well as strengthening as a dancer. Stacey Morgan has helped make the last 2 years easy by supporting Bekky through the process of changing studios, traveling long distances and having her focus on the plans for ‘now’ in preparation for the future. Bek loves her lessons with Miss Ange, where there are always challenges to drive her to be her best. Bekky has great respect for all the teachers she works with and loves how their passion and love for dance, as well as their care for the welfare of the dancer, is always on display.
My daughter Aleeah is 3 years old and has been in twinkle toes for almost a year now with miss Vanessa and loves going to dance and seeing her other class mates and dancing with miss vanessa she always has a smile on her face when she knows its friday and time to go to dance and loves to show her family and friends what she learns in class and we love beeing apart of a wonderful dance family.
My 8 year old daughter Felicity loves her acro class with Miss Vanessa. She loves learning new tricks and she has developed confidence and strength being a part of this class.
My daughter Lily is nearly 2 years old and started mini movers at the beginning of this year. Her teacher is Miss Ange.
Lily enjoys going to ballet each Saturday and its lovely to watch her practice what she has learnt at home whenever music comes on.
My daughter grace is 5 in feb and has done twinkle toes for 2 years and loves it , miss Vanessa is amazing and she loves dance so much more becose of her , grace thinks she is miss Vanessa at times too lol her favourite part is naughty toes and good toes blowing kisses at them and does this all the time at home
My daughter Gracie also has had one on one session with miss jazzy who is wonderful with children and makes grace always leave with a smile and more confidence after lessons
My daugher Arlie is 5 and a half and has been dancing at PMPA since she was 18 months old. At the beginning of 2017 she joined Miss Francessca’s pre primary ballet class. Arlie loves working on her ballet technique with Miss Francessca and will come home and tell us all about her class. Miss Francessca has been nothing short of amazing with Arlie. She is very apprehensive about new people and Francessca picked it from the moment she first met her! Francessca has worked hard with Arlie not only on her technique but in developing a fantastic relationship with Arlie so she can reach her full potential in class. Miss Francessca gives us such positive feedback after every class and you can tell she genuinely cares about each and every child she teaches.
My daugher Arlie is 5 and a half and has been dancing at PMPA since she was 18 months old. She has been a part of the petite performers group for the last year. Being a part of the performance team has developed her confidence immensely, taught her about teamwork, supporting her friends and she loves performing with the group. She now loves to perform and we are so proud everytime we see her having fun with her friends!
My daugher Arlie is 5 and a half and has been dancing at PMPA since she was 18 months old. She has done mini movers, twinkle toes and now does kindy combo with miss ange and absolutely loves it. She loves the variety that the class brings. Arlie “just loves them all” if i ask her if she likes the tap, jazz and ballet the best!
Ange is a passionate teacher, full of enthusiasm and to say she is Arlies role model is an understatement. Kindy combo allows her the opportunity to explore all three styles of dance in the hour class.
My daughter Daena will be 6 in 3wks. She has danced 1yr in Twinkle Toes and now dances in Kindy Combo on Saturday mornings as well as Petite Performers. Her teacher is Miss Ange, she just loves to dance and enjoys performing on stage. I love seeing the smile on her face as she starts classes and always finishes with a bigger smile. Her confidence has grown since starting at PMPA and we are looking forward to many more years being a part of this wonderful dance family.
My daughter Emily has been dancing with PMPA since she was 2.5 years of age. She is now 7 years old. This year she joined the 8 years performance class. Emily loves this class as it allows her to participate in extra performance opportunities at local Eisteddfods. Her interactions with the other students are always positive and she has developed an understanding of teamwork. Her teacher Miss Ange is very dedicated, passionate and always encourages the students achieve their full potential.
My daughter Jada is nearly 4 years old, and has been dancing in Twinkle Toes with PMPA since she was 2 years old. Her teachers Miss Ange, Miss Jazzy and Miss Melodie have been so wonderful, guiding her, teaching her, but mostly inspiring her. My daughter believes she is just as good as her teachers, because of the confidence they instill in her. She’s forever showing us her latest pirouette, spin, jump, and most recently, the splits. It’s the greatest thing to watch your child do something they love!
It is reassuring that my Daughter has a healthy, fun and happy place to learn the art of Dance. Thankyou to Stacey and all the teachers for providing such a great environment for my childs creativity to be nurtured!
My 8 year old recently lost interest in ballet. After a suggestion that we should try PMPA before we decide to quit, she has fallen back in love with it and is excited to go to class again!
PMPA is my second home. You work hard but you have fun at the same time. It has really brought back my passion for dance!
I love coming to PMPA because of it’s of its caring teachers and range of classes taught. I know my teachers care about me and want me to be my best
Thank you PMPA for making my daughter feel so welcome and becoming her new dance home
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Mini Movers can start as soon as mum or dad wants to bring them in. We have babies in arms that are 3 months old! Mum and/or dad join in Mini Movers class, dancer become independant when they enter Twinkle toes at 3 years.
Twinkle Toes is on every morning of the week at 9:30am, excluding Sundays. We also do classes on Tuesdays at Wauchope. Just come along on the day to sign up at the time that suits you!
The short answer is anything they are comfortable in! We want our dancers to be as comfortable as possible when they join us for the ﬁrst time. A shirt and tights or shorts is usually best if they dont have any dance clothes. Bare feet is ﬁne. We recomend you don’t go buying any new dancewear or shoes until your child decides they want to enrol for the term. Once you are enrolled we can assist in helping you with uniform purchases in our ofﬁce located at the studio!
Parents can view any class they want from our viewing TVs in the foyer of the Port studio but we dont alow parents in the room during classes. We ﬁnd the dancer concentration and focus is best when they dont have any distractions. Mini movers is a class where the parents care involved in the class and so they are encouraged to join in the fun!
Welcome! Come on into the foyer of our studios, it will be chaotic if you are arriving during a class change over time, but please know its organised chaos in motion! Your child’s teacher will come out to collect the class and should be expecting you. If the ofﬁce is open, the blue door on your left then just make yourself known to our staff and they will guide you in the right direction. If in doubt, any of our friendly parents in the foyer, or our senior students and teacher trainees will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Then you can sit back and watch the class on our TV screens, or feel free to go and do the groceries, or get a coffee from next door!
Yes! Drama and Singing are part of our Creative Combo and our Musical Theatre curriculum. Our Creative Combo covers Dance, Singing, Drama and Creative Art. Our musical theatre class covers Dancing, Singing and Acting. We have lots of these classes to choose from during the week.
If your child does not wish to participate in eisteddfods that is completely ﬁne, no performance at PMPA is compulsory. We have classes that are a non performance classes that just work on technique recreational classes which are a fun class that students can enjoy with their friends.
We have two performances a year that your child can participate in. We have a Showcase that we have in the middle of the year and then we have an End of Year Concert.
We have two performances a year that your child can participate in. We have a Showcase that we have in the middle of the year and then we have an End of Year Concert. We also present a ballet every second year for the ballet students and a musical every other year for the jazz and musical theatre students. To ensure your child is enrolled in a class which fulﬁls your performance expectations please see your handbook or prospectus for all class information.
We prefer invoices for the whole term are paid upfront. If you wish to pay at a casual rate that is ﬁne, we have a seperate pricing structure for this and unfortunately your child cannot be included in performances if you are paying casually as we need a full term commitment from students who wish to perform so that they dont let the team/their fellow dancers down by not attending.