OUR VISION & PURPOSE
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.
OUR CORE VALUES
Continual Improvement - We are creative, resourceful and 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. We believe in ourselves and empower others to do the same.
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 - We value 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.
More about us….
We are a recreational dance school, we partake in many community performances in our region but we are not a competition based school. We absolutely value high quality teaching and believe that correct technique should be learned from the beginning of a dancers journey, and should continue to develop as the student progresses.
We also believe that a balance should exist between maintaining a healthy body and a healthy mind. For this reason we have chosen to adapt our dance school to align with the concept of positive psychology. In no way does that mean we claim to be psychologists, but we do actively take steps towards empowering students to develop positive self concepts, with the help and guidance from professionals within our community.
This means we encourage students to get to know their strengths and become self assured, rather than seeking validation by comparing themselves to others (which is why we choose not to compete as a dance school). Research shows that actively building a positive perception of oneself can help young people to build life long resilience and confidence, so that they can live authentically - instead of trying to fit in and change who they are just to fit in.
We’re not about winning…
So how do we provide our dancers with performance experience?
We seek opportunities to perform within the community as often as possible - and we get lots of them! In 2018, our performance team was invited to perform at the Channel 9 Brisbane Lord Mayors Christmas Carols for over 9,000 people - how amazing is that!
Our annual concert showcase is performed at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre, with 2 annual sell out shows to over 600 people per show. We have been reviewed as being the most organised and well run local dance concerts!
We also present ‘Peek Week’ once per term in class, so that students have the chance to perform in a more relaxed and casual setting.
We take the opportunity to perform wherever we can within the community, school fairs, festivals and festive celebrations such as the Gladstone Regional Council Christmas Street Party. We have been fortunate to perform for corporate events such as the 2017 & 2018 RioTinto Staff Christmas Party at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.