Dance Education Specialists

Committed to getting your children moving!

A little bit about us

We are dance education specialists and believe the benefit of dance goes far beyond learning the art form. Our mission is to provide children with access to quality dance education through the delivery of exciting and innovative programs and classes that inspire them to move.

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At the core of every Dance Cart program is the belief that when children dance together something amazing happens.

We focus on impact and over-deliver on value. We invest heavily in our work and pour our heart and soul into creating awesome dance education programs and classes.

Dance Cart teachers are board registered with experience in both classroom and studio dance. We’re not just great dancers, we’re great teachers too and some of Australia’s leading dance education specialists. 

Our human approach to dance creates engaging lessons that truly connect with the children. We’re genuine experts, super-friendly and very good at what we do – in fact our team has a combined, unrivalled experience.

We’re leaders in our field and here to teach your children about dance.

Founded from humble beginnings in 2007 Dance Cart now inspires over 10,000 students each year to explore the magic of learning through movement.

The values we stand for

  • We commit to excellence in programming
  • We go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service
  • We make sure it is fun for everyone, every step of the way
  • We think, connect and foster creativity
  • We pledge 100 percent reliability
  • We are respectful in all of our interactions

Meet the team

We are an experienced group of dancers who punch well above our weight to create the most dynamic dance programs and classes in Australia. We each bring a unique style and pizazz to the stage.

Amy Kirwan

Director
BEd, QCT Registered

Ellie Kershaw

Teacher
BFA(Dance)/GradDipEd, QCT Registered

Kelly Laden

Teacher
BFPE(Foundation Phase Education)/Grad Dip Special Needs Education, QCT Registered

Ella Boxsell

Teacher
BEd (Early Education and Primary Education), QCT Registered

Kate Stephenson

Teacher
BFA (Dance and Drama)/Masters of Teaching (Dance and Drama)

Grace Wheeler

Teacher
BFA(Fine Arts)/GradDipEd, QCT Registered

Shannon Wilson

Teacher
BA(dance)/GradDipEd, QCT Registered

Taylor Seage

Hip Hop Master

Piper Kirwan

Director of Fun and Games

Read what our customers say

Dance Cart has been a great way to engage all our children and they improved in listening, motor skills and motivation for school from participating in this program!
Susan Crowe Yr 3C
Susan Crowe Yr 3C Manly State School
Dance Cart has provided a wonderfully rich and engaging dance program at St John Vianney’s School, Manly for over 8 years. The professional staff not only teach some wonderful dance skills to the students but fully prepare them for a high quality performance which serves as a culminating activity for the students to celebrate their learning within our community.
Geoff Sullivan - Principal
Geoff Sullivan – PrincipalSt John Vianney’s
The Dance Cart staff very quickly developed a positive rapport with the students. Thank you for providing our students with a fun and energetic program that got the best out of them every session.
Anita Maher Yr 4
Anita Maher Yr 4 St Pius
Dance Cart is a wonderful program that engages children across all age levels to not only improve motor skills, coordination and movement skills but is extremely fun and engaging for the children. They absolutely love it!
Larissa Hanley - Teacher
Larissa Hanley – TeacherSt Kevin’s
I think you achieve an incredible professional product in only a few weeks and the students (and teachers!) love the process – keep up the great work!
S Nightingale - Yr 7
S Nightingale – Yr 7 Guardian Angels
The dance cart program was excellent! The instructor was inspiring and professional. She managed the class very well, particularly those needing management with behaviour. Overall I was very impressed with Dance Cart program.
Beth Sheil - Yr 2G
Beth Sheil – Yr 2G St Joseph’s KP
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