Performance Troupe 2020-2021

This page last updated on 26/7/21


Studio Revision Dates for Term 2 & 3:

This is to revise and polish all your dances ready for your upcoming performances 


Saturday 4th September

  • All Groups:  12.30pm to 2.30pm in Studio 2 with Miss Deb & Miss Brooke

  - this will be to focus on a whole show run through for the Term 3 Production

  - we will also polish the FINALE dance ready for Cairns Skating that same night.



  • Check the rehearsal schedule in Term 3 for your stage rehearsal time - will be in the arvo.


Mystery Fun Workshop

(Optional but highly recommended):

Saturday 21st August

12.30pm to 3.15pm (with a 15 min break at 2pm)


A whole bunch of fun stuff planned for you!! A MUST DO!! 

Nothing like this has ever been organised before. 

A series of instructors will be present and a tonne of life skills and fun activities taught.


You'll love it.

It'll be at the studio!!!

More info will be texted to you.



2021 Performance Dates:


We have completed 7 so far!!! Woo hoo :)


  • Saturday 7th AugustRelay for Life - Barlow Park.  5.25pm showtime confirmed.

- meet by 5pm at the main entrance on Scott Street

      - Parents can watch. 

    -  Sign off with Brooke when finished.


  • Friday 3rd September - St Josephs Fete 

  - 6.30pm showtime (yet is subject to change.) 


  • Saturday 4th September - Cairns Skating Rink

  - perform your special Finale Dance with ALL performers!!

  - arrive by 6.40pm 

  - performance is scheduled at beginning of session at approx 7pm

  - stay behind for the PT Celebration afterwards....see details below for more info.


  • Sunday 12th September - Cairns High, Crosswell Hall

  - showcase your entire Performance Troupe dances to the Backstreet audience

  - this is the Term 3 Production

  - allocated at the end of the last show which will be the 2.30pm show (rehearsals will be Sat 11th Sept)

- receive presentations on stage


PT Celebration Night:

Saturday 4th September at Cairns Indoor Skating (after the performance)

  - food and drinks supplied by Deb and Jeff

  - we will be supplying PIZZA!!!!

  - we will aim to also order gluten free pizza

  - if have food allergies, please text Deb or bring own food

   - if you wish to skate, special price of $10 per person (includes skate hire)

  - The Skating rink managers will corner off a big area for us

  - RSVP numbers of your family attending so we can inform the Rink and supply sufficient food.

  - Deadline to RSVP is Thursday 2nd September at 6pm please. Text Deb


List of Students for 20-21 Troupe:

Backstreet Boppers

Faith Krall

Gemma Schafer

Hana-Sun Walton

Maniah-Jean Allum

Indi Usher


Backstreet Bees

Matilda Machan

Ben Machan

Jessica Watchman

Ella Byrne

Isabella Whyte

Ari Usher

Miley Stokes

Idesa Haoda


Backstreet Bobcats

Hayley Gardiner

Lisa Morse

Mikayla Tier

Quinella Dagan

Emma Kraus

Samantha Toomey

Charli Duncan



Backstreet Boomerangs

Marta Rubulis

Finn Rolt

Tahlia Harmer

Ashleigh Jackson

Amelie Barnard-Caesar

Krishma Meetinay

Hayley Cooper

Jemma Martel


Performance Class Attire:

- wear backstreet dancewear (as per your Agreement)

- wear jazz or hip hop shoes (matching the backstreet colours eg. black/white/silver, etc)


Performance Troupe Expectations CLICK HERE  (for 2020 and 2021)




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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