Best Dance Instructors in Brisbane

Below is a list of the top and leading Dance Instructors in Brisbane. To help you find the best Dance Instructors located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Brisbane’s Best Dance Instructors:

The top rated Dance Instructors in Brisbane are:

  • Annette Roselli – Annette Roselli Dance Academy
  • Dane Berry – River City Ballroom
  • Trisha – Let’s Dance

Annette Roselli – Annette Roselli Dance Academy

Annette Roselli - Annette Roselli Dance Academy
Annette Roselli – Annette Roselli Dance Academy. Source: Screenshot from

Annette Roselli began her ballet training in New Zealand and continued it at the New Zealand School of Dance and the Royal Ballet School, London, studying under teachers such as Maryon Lane, Julia Farron, Lynn Wallis & Ronald Emblem. Her first professional job was with “Northern Ballet Company” based in Manchester, England. She danced for 4 years with Northern and worked with teachers Alicia Markova, Eileen Ward and Robert Mead amongst others. She danced at many theatres including The Sadlers Wells Theatre in London and toured throughout Great Britain, Hong Kong and Italy.

Ms. Annette joined the National Ballet of Israel for 2 years, touring throughout the country. She moved to South Africa in 1986 and joined NAPAC Ballet Company where she danced soloist and principal roles. Principal roles included Poll in “Pineapple Poll”, the lead in “La Valse” and “Transfigured Night” and soloist roles in “Romeo and Juliet”, “Coppelia” and “Giselle” among others. She performed the “Le Corsaire” pas de deux and solos with Vincent Hantam, a guest artist from Scottish Ballet and worked with choreographers such as Andre Prokovsky, Jack Carter, Ashley Killar, Veronica Paeper and Patricia Neary from New York City Ballet. A foot injury forced her to retire from dancing and she began teaching. She then qualified as an aerobics instructor as well as a Royal Academy of Dance teacher. Ms Annette ran and owned 2 ballet studios in South Africa over the next 4 years.

After immigrating to Sydney in 1994, she began teaching ballet at various schools and pre-schools. Within a year she had built up a register of over 200 pupils. She moved to Melbourne in 1996 where she continued teaching and also dancing herself. The family moved to Brisbane in September 1999 and she set up the studio at Moreton Bay College in May 2000.

Annette is the Owner and Director of the Annette Roselli Dance Academy (ARDA).  The studio has been successfully operating in Brisbane’s bayside for 17 years and is now newly located, with three brand new studios, in Tingalpa, near Moreton Bay Girls College.  Annette is also an examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance and examines students throughout Australia and internationally.


Juniors, Classical Ballet, Open Ballet Classes, Recreational Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop (Street Dance), Contemporary Dance, Adult Dance, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre


Address: 1/27 Millennium Pl, Tingalpa QLD 4173
Phone: 0400 664 661


“The classes are great and my kids really learned a lot.” – Macey H.

Dane Berry – River City Ballroom

Dane Berry - River City Ballroom
Dane Berry – River City Ballroom. Source: Screenshot from

Dane Berry, at 9 years old, loved his first dance lesson so much that he spent the next five years amassing a shiny collection of trophies and promising himself he would never become a dance teacher. It seems fate had decided otherwise.

In 2001, the threads were at last woven together and Dane started teaching Ballroom and Latin Dance. He rapidly grew into the roles of senior instructor, staff trainer, and studio manager (not to mention father of the year, a title he has now held for ten years running).  Maybe fate was underhanded, but Dane is pretty pleased that fate managed to herd him into the best career in the world.


Ballroom Dances – European Family, Tango Dances, Latin Dances – Cuban Family, Other Latin Dances, Swing Dances


Address: 4 Mollison St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: 0450 832 623


“The teachers here have a very fun and also patient approach to explaining the steps and movements. I had lessons with Jessica and she is an amazing teacher! I am a beginner who had a lot of questions and she helped me through it. I was very impressed with this gorgeous young lady! Sue and Dane are also very friendly and made me feel welcome. Upon completion of my sample lessons they took the time to thoroughly explain the membership options to me, which was appreciated. The studio is great and at a convenient location too. For all these reasons I can definitely highly recommend River City Ballroom” – Luke K.

Trisha – Let’s Dance

Trisha - Let's Dance
Trisha – Let’s Dance. Source: Screenshot from

Trisha commenced dancing at sixteen years of age, and competed with her husband for many years at both and amateur and professional level. Trisha has had many positions within Dancsport and the Queensland Associated Dance Studios society (Q.A.D.S) but her real love is passing on the enjoyment of dancing to others. Trisha loves teaching at all levels from beginners to advanced. Trisha has now taken on the role of owner for the Lets Dance Ballroom studio.

The studio has been operating for Fourteen years and they have many singles and couples who have been with them since the beginning and love it. Their Newmarket class is in it’s 12th year and one of Brisbane’s favourite venues. The atmosphere is friendly and every one mixes and helps one another.


Ballroom, Wedding Waltz


Address: Newmarket Memorial Hall Corner Enoggera Road and, Ashgrove Ave, Newmarket QLD 4051
Phone: 0412 308 641


“Good teachers – I always learn something about a dance I thought I knew already.” – Chantelle B.

Laura Ebeling
Laura Ebeling
Laura is a reporter and a business columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on businesses, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.
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