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WHAT MAKES BPM UNIQUE?

BEATS PER MINUTE  PERFORMING ARTS is a family, from our highly qualified teaching staff, our caring office staff, our supportive parents and our amazing students of all ages and abilities, you'll notice a great sense of belonging and pride amongst the students. 

Beats Per Minute is a triple threat studio LOCATED ON THE Sunshine Coast offering equal and extensive training in all facets of Performing Arts for boys and girls of all ages. THE DANCE STYLES OFFERED INCLUDE; JAZZ, TAP, BALLET, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATRE, LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, COMMERCIAL JAZZ AND TECHNICAL JAZZ. 

Here at BPM we believe all children deserve an environment that harbors happiness and safety as well as a place where they truly feel valued and appreciated. Kate Evans, the Director of Beats Per Minute Performing Arts is the only Australian performing arts school director that holds a Bachelor of Psychology alongside an array of dance qualifications and credits, thus forging the creation of a unique and effective learning space. 

 

Kate understands and appreciates each and every one of her students as creative and talented individuals, EVERY student is unique and requires a unique program whether you're looking for a career as a professional dancer or as a dance teacher or simply want to have fun. We recognize all goals as equal and facilitate the students journey towards attaining their goals. Students at BPM are encouraged to take ownership of their individual dream and with the careful guidance of the team at BPM EXCEED even their own expectations. This creates empowered and responsible individuals who are ready to enter the workforce in whatever path they may choose. 

The environment at Beats Per Minute lends itself to success through providing a safe work space that encourages and celebrates individuality. ALL students achieve success at BPM and all students are treated with respect and are provided equal opportunities. 

 

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Senior

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Intermediate

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Ready Set Dance & Ready Set Ballet

 

INDUSTRY SUCCESSES

CRUISE SHIPS
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES
"Liberty Of The Seas"
"Quantum Of The Seas"
"Empress Of The Seas"
"Ovation Of The Seas"
"Freedom Of The Seas"
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES
"Norwegian Star"
MUSICALS
"THE GREAT GATSBY" The Movie
"WICKED" The Musical
"FUNNY GIRL" The Musical
"CARMEN" Handa Opera Sydney Harbor
"ASPECTS OF LOVE" The Musical
"SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER" The Musical
COMMERCIAL
2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES OPENING CEREMONY
BINDI IRWIN LIVE PERFORMANCES
KANYE WEST - SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
KATY PERRY LIVE
TEACHERS WHO HAVE ATTAINED QUALIFICATIONS THROUGH BPMPA ALSO WORK PROFESSIONALLY ACROSS THE GLOBE
 
 

Meet The Team

Kate Evans

Kate, the owner and director of Beats Per Minute Performing Arts has over 20 years teaching experience alongside an array of esteemed qualifications. These qualifications include; a Bachelor of Psychology, RAD Diploma of dance teaching studies, CSTD Teaching Diplomas in Theatrical, Classical, Tap and Modern Jazz, Aerial Arts and Acrobatic Arts Module 1 and 2 certified (Kate was recently one of two people in Australia who qualified to undertake the prestigious Module 3 course!) she also holds a Blue Card and First Aid Certificate. Alongside managing a business Kate is the mother of two young children, Mia and Toby who have both danced since 18 months. Kate began her training at Maria Shanks Dance Centre at the age of 2, following this she trained full time at Brent Street in Sydney. Kate has had a professional career and gone onto share her love of dance through teaching and adjudicating, adjudicating at a range of competitions locally and globally. Kate believes that all children truly love to dance and with the right program and encouragement each and every individual can gain something valuable from these programs, whether it be learning something about dance and musicality or simply just boosting self esteem and having a great time. Kate has taught a wide range of students and understands that all students have varying needs, she therefore caters to this ensuring every student has a valuable experience.  ​

  • Bachelor of Psychology

  • Registered Teacher Status RAD CBTS

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - Theatrical

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - New Modern Jazz 

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - Tap

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - Classical

  • Blue Sash

  • Gold Cross Tap Award

  • Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet licensee

  • Acrobatic Arts Module 1 and 2 certified

  • Acrobatic Arts Teacher in Training Module 3

  • Aerial Arts Certified

  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Teacher

  • Working with Children Check

  • First Aid Certificate

Jemma Harris

Jemma has over 5 years teaching experience as well as a range of professional industry experience including performing professionally on Royal Caribbean Cruise ships around the world. Jemma was offered her first cruise contract at only 18 years of age performing in "Saturday Night Fever" the musical on Royal Caribbean's "Liberty of the Seas". Jemma also holds her Modern Jazz Teachers Diploma, Theatrical Teachers Certificate, Tap Teachers Certificate alongside gaining Distinction for her RAD Advanced 2. Jemma’s passion lies within teaching dance and believes BPM truly offers a valuable experience like no other.

 

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

  • "Sequins & Feathers"

  • "Saturday Night Fever" The Musical

  • "In The Air"

  • "Sonic Odyssey"

  • Dreamworks Parades

  • ARAD Advanced 2

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - New Modern Jazz

  • CSTD Teachers Certificate -  Theatrical

  • CSTD Teachers Certificate - Theatrical

  • Gold Cross Tap Award

  • New Modern Jazz Shield 

  • Theatrical Shield

  • Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Certified

  • SCDE Most Outstanding Classical Soloist

  • SCDE Most Outstanding Performer

  • Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Teacher 

  • Working With Children Check ​

Zoe Lockwood

Zoe developed her love for dance from a young age at Maria Shanks Dance Centre in the Sunshine Coast, completing all CSTD Theatrical, Tap, Classical and Modern Jazz Examinations. Zoe also completed all Royal Academy of Dance from Primary Dance to Advanced 2 ballet. Zoe successfully completed her RAD Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies and Full Diplomas in CSTD Modern Jazz, Tap and Theatrical. In 2009 Zoe completed a year of Full Time dance at Conroy Dance Centre working with a large variety of the industry's best. 

 

  • ARAD Advanced 2

  • Registered Teacher Status RAD CBTS

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - New Modern Jazz

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - Theatrical

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - Tap

  • Working With Children Check ​

Tina Wareham

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - Theatrical

  • CSTD Teachers Diploma - Tap

  • Jazz Award

  • Working With Children Check ​

 
 
KATE EVANS

Unit 11 Sunshine Court, 7 Kelly Court
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558

PO Box 8213, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558

Tel: 0404 053 576

kate@beatsperminuteperformingarts.com

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