About Us

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Karen Jacobi Dance and Performing Arts Academy has been established since 1988. With two studios located in Brendale and Burpengary we cater to all suburbs north of Brisbane. Karen Jacobi personally has been teaching for over 40 years. Karen’s teaching philosophy is for young children to have fun while gaining self-esteem and learning valuable life skills. At the same time, we provide choices for the advanced student who wishes to pursue a career in performance or teaching. We provide exciting multi-skilled classes at affordable rates. Your child could be learning ballet, jazz, tap, drama, singing, acrobatics and hip hop, all in the one class.

  • Classes on offer:

Cheerleading; Tumbling; Acrobatics; Tap; Jazz; Ballet (RAD); Contemporary; Hip Hop;’ Performance; Singing; Musical Theatre; 2 yrs to 4 years; Pre –Prep; Prep.

Karen Jacobi’s past students are now professionally working in the following:

  • Performance

Queensland Ballet Company; New Zealand Ballet Company; Canadian Ballet Company; P&O and Royal Caribbean Cruises world wide; Jupiter’s Gold Coast; Musical Theatre; Modeling and Television work.

  • Teaching

Drama and Dance Qld Education; Private Dance Studios; Pilates.

Subjects and Syllabi Taught

Classical Ballet RAD and ATOD Syllabi; Tap ATOD Syllabus (street and traditional); Jazz/Modern ATOD Syllabi; Contemporary; Hip Hop; Speech and Drama Trinity College; Performance Arts and Musical Theatre Trinity College; Singing; Cheerleading; Stage performance, Teacher Training Course ATOD – Certificate III & IV in Community Services and Recreation (Provider no. 316)

Karen Jacobi’s Qualifications

Registered RAD Teacher; ADV 2 RAD; RAD Teacher Mentor; Registered ATOD Teacher; ADV ATOD Licentiate Teacher; ADV ATOD; Trinity College Gr. 8 Music; Level One Coach Cheerleading Qld.

Celebrating 40 years teaching in 2015.

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Phone: 07 3298 5459 Email: contactus@karenjacobidance.com.au