About Us

About Southern Star

The Southern Star Academy of Dance was founded in 2008 by owner and principal Mrs Danielle Small. Her vision was to create a safe, warm and encouraging dance space for the dancers of Dalby. A place where they can learn, grow and explore the magic of dance.

 

After 15 years of business our students are thriving! Our teachers are fully qualified with a passion for dance education, continually developing their skills and knowledge to ensure our students in this small town, dance big! While Southern Star caters to the everyday student who wishes to attend regular dance classes and perform in our local recitals, we also offer competition, exams and travel opportunities to the driven and committed performer.

 

With 3 air conditioned dance studios, a locker room, toilets and dance shop we feel the students will feel safe and love the environment they are dancing in, just like we do.

2018 also paved the way for an exciting new expansion out to Chinchilla. We currently hold classes three days a week and offer a variety of options to the Chinchilla dancing community! 2022 has also shown us a new opportunity of a Tara studio, we are so excited to give these students an opportunity to do what they love! 

 

At Southern Star we pride ourselves on the ability to offer a wide range of dance styles to a wide range of abilities. From ballet to hip hop, beginners to advance, even starting with our twinkle toes students at the age of 2. There is something for everyone at Southern Star. It is our greatest joy to see our students embracing dance with open hearts and happy faces!

 

Our Teachers

Mrs Danielle Small

Owner/Principal

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L.A.T.O.D, ARAD, 
Principal & owner of Southern Star Academy of Dance

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Mrs Danielle Small

Miss Schaila Morris

Senior Teacher 

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A.A.T.O.D
SeniorTeacher 

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Miss Schaila Morris 

Miss Hannah O'brien

Senior Teacher

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Senior Teacher

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Miss Hannah O'Brien

Miss Emma Celledoni

Dance Teacher

Emma is at the beginning of her teaching journey & 

achieving amazing personal results

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Miss Emma Celledoni

Miss Imogen Bailey

Senior Teacher

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Senior Teacher 

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Miss Imogen Bailey 

Miss Emma Donaldson

Junior Teacher

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Junior Teacher 

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Miss Emma Donaldson

Miss Alicia Chapman 
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Junior Teacher

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Miss Alicia Chapman 

Junior Teacher

 
Trainee Teachers 

Teachers in Training


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Our current trainee teachers 

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