In 2015 Danceland launched the Kids In Motion Performing Art Academy. Danceland has produced some of Australia's highest ranked and recognised Ballroom Dancers since 1971. Kids in Motion is a new venture for Danceland. However, we have some of the best know dancers and performers in their fields on hand to help nurture your children, and assist them to become the best they can be.

With Danceland's reputation as one of Australia’s oldest and most highly regarded dance studios, it is a force to be reckoned with. Danceland success has been achieved under the guidance of Raymond and Michelle Salmon and continues to grow with their sons, Rhys and Rhett Salmon.

Rhys Salmon have teamed up with some of the best dancers in the country to provide the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and the Northern Rivers region with the best performing arts experience available. 

Kids in Motion has something for all ages and all skill levels. Every child is treated the same no matter what they are capable of, and you can be sure that if your child wants to be the best dancer they can be….we will get them there.


What is performing art?

Performing arts is a broad range of dance, drama and performing. At Kids in Motion we provide the following genres:

Jazz - Tap - Ballet - Commercial - Show - Cabaret - Hip Hop - Contemporary - Funk         Ballroom - Latin - Street Latin - Swing - Jive - Rock and Roll - Lindy Hop - Rockabilly         Acting - Drama - Voice - Singing .

How does it work?

Kids in Motion Performing Art Academy is based on NSW school terms. We focus on 5 of the above genres per term. The children have 1/2 hour lesson on each five as well as a 5-minute stretch to start and 5 minutes mindfulness to finish. They also have a 20-minute lunch break in between classes.

The program runs from 9AM-12NOON every Saturday throughout the NSW school term.



The children hold one outdoor performance (weather depending) each term on the beach at Coolangatta, they will also perform during the term at any special events or sponsor events like Cooly Rocks. We also hold an end of year concert.

The team at Kids in Motion wants your child to succeed. We offer every child in our program the opportunity to perform in front of audiences as much as possible. This helps build both self-esteem and the ability to perform under pressure. These skills not only help with stage performance, they also help your child manage difficult social situations and stressful exams with more confidence.