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Dance Kix is one of the leading dance institutions in the area around Gladstone. At our school, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance, welcoming children and adults who can’t help but feel the rhythm!

About Dance Kix

Located in Gladstone, Dance Kix is a comprehensive and family friendly dance facility. Our studio offers several dance styles for students from pre-school age through to adulthood.

Dance Kix was formed to provide a place of inspiration and creativity, to feed the soul and nourish the body. Fostering a community of kindness and inclusivity within our dance school is what makes Dance Kix different from the rest. Our values stretch beyond the dance floor and set our students up to be balanced, well adjusted and caring humans within our community.

When you first arrive, you’ll notice our studio bubbles with positivity! We have created a nurturing teaching environment that encourages students to adopt a growth mindset. This helps them to step out of their comfort zone and be courageous when trying something for the first time. For this reason, we tend to attract students of all ages, many of whom are very new to dance.

Dance Kix is customer focused to make life easier for students and their parents. We offer multiple communication channels and employ staff who are invested, informative, empathetic and understand the value of human connection.

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. ”

— Zen Shin

We encourage students to get to know their strengths and become self-assured, rather than seeking validation by comparing themselves to others in competitions.

Dance Kix strives to be recognised for excellence as a business and supporter of young children’s development. Dance Kix are proud winners of the National What’s on 4 Kids Awards in 2019 for Best Local Preschooler Activity and Best Customer Focus, winners in Gladstone’s Best In Business award for Best Individual Service and named Business to Watch in 2018. We were also finalists in 2018 for the national What’s on 4 Kids Awards for Best Local Activity 5-12 years and Best Local Activity 2-5 years and finalists in 2016/2017 Gladstone’s Best In Business awards in various categories. In 2021 we won Highly Commended for Best Customer Service in the What’s on 4 Kids Awards.

To get started at our studio, contact us on 0448052731 and we will happily discuss what’s on offer at Dance Kix.

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Dance Kix Studios is a creative and nurturing place where students feel connected, empowered and are encouraged to celebrate individuality as part of our tribe.

Our team goal is to foster an energised environment of positivity, where students can feel inspired, motivated and supported to dream, believe and succeed, not just as a dancer, but also within the wider community.


Continual Improvement – We are creative, resourceful and believe that we can always do better. Unafraid of feedback, we are open and reflective and always seek to improve.

Integrity – We are virtuous. We treat ourselves and others with respect and honesty. We are kind, thoughtful and considerate of other people, by treating them as we would like to be treated.

Dream big, have fun and succeed – We believe in ourselves and each other. We dream, set goals and take active steps to succeed. We thrive on positivity and have fun always.

Service Excellence – We reach out and connect with our students and parents, to build positive relationships. We strive to provide service excellence in every area of our dance school.

Family & Community – We create connections for students and parents to become part of our tribe! We celebrate our students individuality and foster friendships. We nurture them within an energised and positive community environment.

Innovative Expertise – Dance Kix values the professional development of our team. We invest in our staff for the provision of high-quality class content and dance programs within our studios.

Our Team
  • We are passionate and inspiring – We are energetic. We create happiness wherever we go. We mentor and connect.
  • We are creative and resourceful – We innovate. We leverage the creative genius within our team. We never stop learning.
  • We enrich our ‘tribe’ – We foster positivity. We celebrate individuality. We empower and uplift our Dance Kix tribe.
  • We are reflective and open – We are unafraid of feedback. We take it and learn from it. We are self respecting, and respect others.
  • We are dreamers – We set goals and go for them. We support each student and their dreams.

Our Teachers

The Dance Kix team of energetic, passionate and friendly dance instructors value high quality teaching and the concept of positive psychology.

Leila Mewburn

Creative Director

Leila began dancing at the age of 11 and assisting and teaching as a teenager. She has a passion for all styles of dance and teaches 80% of our classes.

Kasey Lane


Kasey combines her passion for dance, administration and working with children alongside an amazing team who celebrate individuality in a nurturing environment.

Annji is not only a skilled tap dancer, but also a patient and kind teacher. She creates a fun and supportive learning environment for her students and is always willing to go the extra mile to help them succeed.

Jade has been with Dance Kix from the very beginning. Jade started as a student in 2016 and has blossomed into on of our newest teachers now that she has completed her Dance Step training.

Bree Tankard

Assistant Teacher

Miss Bree has completed her 6 levels of Dance Step and is now taking the next step in becoming a dance teacher. Bree works closely with our Acro students helping developed their skills in a loving and nurturing manner.