Performance Troupe Cairns

This page last updated on 26th November 2018



Expectations, Class Dress Code & Commitment 




Dance Term:  4/02/19 TO 23/03/19


NOTE:  Each PT Group will have 1 x Saturday OFF per dance term (mid-term)






Friday 1st February


4pm to 6pm

Parents required to attend the last 15 mins please – VERY IMPORTANT!!


Introduction to the whole Program, Personal Development, Briefing, Expectations, Goal Setting, Bonding plus more.

Miss Deb’s Hip Hop Crew (Junior)

Every Saturday – Studio 1

NO PT class on Sat 9th March

11am – 12.30pm


Miss Deb’s Dance Force (Senior)

Every Saturday – Studio 2


CHANGE:  No class on Sat 2nd March. Instead it will be on Friday 1st March from 6.30pm to 8pm (Deb in Adelaide for a Dance Teacher Summit)



NO PT class on Sat 9th March

12.30pm – 2pm


Miss Tamika’s Funky Bunch (Preteen)

Every Saturday – Studio 2

NO PT class on Sat 9th March

11am – 12.30pm



Miss Deb's Junior Hip Hop Crew:  
Ben Machan
Ava Edward
Lacey Burkin
Jack Thorne
Ella Byrne
Isabella Whyte
Sophie Van Driesen
Bo Gibbs
Matilda Machan
Jessica Watchman

Miss Deb's Dance Force:  
Olivia Bretag
Jasmine Webber
Holly Anderson
Amelie Barnard-Caesar
Madison Simkin
Mikaella Jensen
Brooke Day
Alana Macri
Zoe Dow
Nikkita Bruno

 Cleo Robson

Miss Tamika's Funky Bunch:
Marta Rubulis
Quinella Dagan
Lisa Morse
Lachlan Firth
Dakota Kettles
Hayley Cooper
Maddisyn Thain
Samantha Toomey
Andi Hayman
Tahlia Harmer
Abigail Mailman
Shayla Millsteed


Payment Reminders:

OPTION 1:  Paying the balance:  $1298 by 30th January 2019*

*The studio does not open until 4th February 2019. Therefore, you are best to pay your 1st instalment or full amount by Bank Transfer OR by completing the credit card authorisation on the Enrolment Form so we can take payment out on the Tuesday 30th January and other instalments throughout the year.


OPTION 2:  Instalments as follows-

  • $350 by 30th January, 2019*
  • $400 by 18th March, 2019
  • $400 by 20th May, 2019
  • $248 by 15th July, 2019

*The studio does not open until 4th February 2019. Therefore, you are best to pay your 1st instalment or full amount by Bank Transfer OR by completing the credit card authorisation on the Enrolment Form so we can take payment out on the Tuesday 30th January and other instalments throughout the year.


Performance Troupe Class Offer:

All Performance Troupers can receive 1 class for FREE if enrolling in 2 classes.

This does not include the PT class.

Term Fees are free, just need to pay costume hire/bond.

More conditions outlined in your welcome letter.


2019 Performance Dates (Goal: 8 community performances):

NOTE:  More Performance Dates will be posted up as soon as they are released from the Event Managers.

Friday 19th July:  Cairns Show  (time TBA. Will be in the afternoon). Meet at Severin St entrance.


Saturday 27th July:  Relay for Life, Barlow Park (time TBA. Will be late arvo/early evening) Meet at front gates.



The below is not included in your 8 community performances but is part of your schedule:

Saturday 14th September:  Performance Troupe Showcase @ Edge Hill State School

Name of Showcase:  "Celebrating their Legacies"

(will be allocated to one of the shows, either 12noon, 2pm or 4pm. View Order of Show when it is released Term 3. Do NOT purchase a Production DVD for this show as this is included in your Program).



Cairns Central Shopping Centre Performance week (choose to either do the whole week or not at all):

Monday 23rd September:  Full Dress Stage Rehearsals from 6pm to 9pm

Tuesday 24th September:   11.30am & 1pm showtimes (times to be confirmed)

Wednesday 25th September:  11.30am & 1pm showtimes (times to be confirmed)

Thursday 26th September: 11.30am & 1pm showtimes (time to be confirmed)

Friday 27th September: 11.30am & 1pm showtimes (times to be confirmed)

Saturday 28th September: 11.30am & 1pm showtimes (times to be confirmed)


2019 Performance Troupe Celebration   
Saturday 28th September at the studio:  5.30pm to 7.30pm 

Food and drinks supplied

Bring your own chair / beanbag / rug - something to sit on

RSVP:  Thursday 26th September @ 7pm





Each year we create a special performance program for those students who wish to dance more, perform more and take their dancing to the next level, or purely to enjoy more dance experiences.


Here is what we have achieved so far:


2013: Performing Arts Teen Hip Hop Program @ Cairns Central Shopping Centre (3 term commitment)


2014: Performing Arts Teen Hip Hop Program @ Cairns Central Shopping Centre (3 term commitment)

Video Preview: Performing Arts 2014


2014:  Broadway Jazz Program @ Brothers Leagues Club (1 year commitment)


2015: Performing Arts Junior, Preteen, Teen/Adult Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop Program @ Cairns Central Shopping Centre (3 term commitment)

Video Preview: Performing Arts 2015


2016:  Performance Troupe Program for Preteens and Teens/Adults.

Performed at a variety of 10 local venues from expos, shopping centres, fetes, festivals and community markets. Open to all styles. 1-year commitment


2017 - Performance Troupe Program for Juniors, Preteens and Teens/Adults.

Performed at 12 local community events and also 1 week at Cairns Central Shopping Centre and 1 week at Stockland Shopping Centre. All styles of dance. 1-year commitment. 


 2018 - Performance Troupe Program for Juniors, Preteens and Teens/Adults. 3-term commitment.  Performed at 8 local community events and also 1 week at Cairns Central Shopping Centre.  


2019 - Performance Troupe Program for Juniors, Preteens and Teens in all 3 styles. 3-term commitment.  8 community performances and 1 week at Cairns Central Shopping Centre.


If you would like to be chosen for these Programs - please ask for feedback so you know what to work on in order to increase your chances of being selected.































Read what others have said about these programs. The below are from the 2018 Program: 



Performance Troupe is an experience and a half, it challenges you in everyway possible.  The costumes and performances and friends are amazing!  I lobed working with everyone and if you choose to do PT I guarantee you’ll love it!


Performance Troupe is a great opportunity for me to gain new skills, new friends and was a great way to get over my stage fright.



Performance Troupe is a great thing and I have loved every minute of it.  I wish that it would never end.



The Performance Troupe program has given me the opportunity to learn a new style (hip hop), gain lifelong friends and share my passion of dance in the community.  Thank you for these amazing memories.



Performance Troupe is an amazing program and experience.  I loved it because I made a heap of new friends, and there was a massive improvement in my dancing.  I also loved performing for the community and inspiring people.



I LOVED THIS 2018 Dance Troupe!  I have met a lot of different people along the way!  It’s nice to dance with different ages groups – younger and older!  I think Dance Troupe is a very nice experience for lots of people and I learnt a lot of different moves and friends.



I have learnt to be a better dancer and to be a more confident dancer.  I would suggest PT for other dancers if they want to improve and to become better for themselves.



Backstreet’s Performance Troupe is an amazing, fun, positive and bubbly program.  It gives you the opportunity to make new friends, improve your confidence, gain amazing facial expressions and, of course, grow as a dancer.



PT makes you a better dance.  For me, it was polishing my dancing/dances.  It also lets you make more friends.  I have met so many amazing people here.



I really enjoyed the 2018 Performance Troupe as I made amazing memories performing and made amazing new friends.  I also got more confidence and I bettered my technique.



PT at Backstreet has helped me to bring back my confidence and to make new friends.   I have had such an awesome time!



Backstreet Performance Troupe has been a great way for me to connect with a new range of people and a fun and creative way to polish and perfect my dancing! YAY!



Performance Troupe 2018 was lots of fun and a great experience for me.  It helped me gain confidence and more technique.  Performance Troupe is a great way to get out of your comfort zone.



Performance Troupe 2018 has really helped to boost my confidence as a dancer.  It has really helped to make some amazing memories.  I have really enjoyed performance Troupe this year.  Woo Hoo!



Performance Troupe was truly the best experience.  I feel like I’ve evolved so much as a dancer and it’s so great to be around people with the same passion.



Performance Troupe is one of the most amazing activities I have ever done.  You gain confidence, learn different styles, make friends and have so much fun over all.  Woo Hoo!


Testimonials from over 2 years ago:

Where do I even begin, this whole year has flown past so quickly but I could never forget everything I have gained. The friendships I have made have affected me so deeply in such a good way that I don’t think I could ever forget my crew as well as making a stronger and unbreakable relationship with my dance teacher. How much confidence and courage I have gained blew my mind as well as becoming a more professional, focused dancer with a strong positive attitude. I never thought how strong of a person I was until I began this Program.  - Lou Lou Brooks

This Program – wow!! It is so exciting and you feel nervous but alive when the music starts. It has made me more confident and stronger as a dancer. It was an awesome experience and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Backstreet for the opportunity to shine. - Rachel Klein

The Program was one of the greatest experiences that I have ever had here at Backstreet. I found that I was more confident when dancing and connected so well with everyone in my group. WE LAUGHED SO MUCH! You definitely never ever feel left out, but always engaged and part of the group as EVERYONE SHINES, learns and improves together! - Bridgette Layman

The Program REALLY boosted my confidence – an overall GREAT experience! - Alexa Widt

This was a great experience as it helped so much with my confidence. It was extremely fun and gave me the chance to create lifelong friendships with dancers I would have otherwise not met! - Brooke Day

This Program is amazing! I bonded so well with my classmates – starting from the bottom not knowing anyone, and in the end loving them and knowing them like family. I have become more confident and learnt to express my emotions through dance positively, accepting myself for who I am, becoming a much more bright and positive person. I also witnessed a lot of trips, accidents, sickness, heartache, sadness, and all types of emotions and through the Program it has lifted people up, GIVEN PEOPLE STRENGTH, hope and something to look forward to. I love dance very much and the Program was the perfect opportunity to express that! - Jordan Johnson

The Performance Program was one of the best experiences of my life. I made so many great friends and both our groups combined like we were family. It was definitely an experience I will never forget. Not one moment of this program should be taken for granted as it will progress you as a dancer and person. We were told no matter how you are feeling in the moment, always do your best, because you could inspire someone else to do their best! - Shakira Hall

This Program would have be one of the BEST EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD. What did I get? Friendships, fun, positive challenges and inspiration – an experience of a lifetime. One of the most distinct memories I have is right before our first performance and Shakira is giving us a massive pep talk: “Guys, this is it, we have worked our butts off for this moment, soon it’s going to be over so make every moment count!” At the time I thought “yeah, okay I guess,” then at the end of the week, on the verge of tears, I looked back and remembered those words and thought how painfully true they were. Do it! And don’t ever take any moment of it for granted because these memories and friendships you make will stay with you forever! - Georgia Brooker













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