Let us introduce ourselves.






Happyfeet – With music in our hearts we dance through life

We are Happyfeet. Our Love of dance Fuels our passion to Teach others. Made up of a team of upbeat, enthusiastic and caring instructors,

we provide a variety of dance classes from tinys to adults.


Meet the Team

Our Studio

Happyfeet International Performance Academy was launched 30 years by Cathy Carlson and Lyn Guerin. In 2018 Cathy's younger sister Donna has taken the reins as the Studio’s Director. This is a natural progression for Donna who grew up in the studio. She actually danced as a student in all the classes she is now teaching. Donna has been teaching alongside Cathy for over a decade after returning home from performing overseas. We will always stay true to our strong roots of joy, love and inclusion for all. We will also continue to uphold positive and uplifting teaching techniques.

Our Mission

The focus of our studio is to ignite a passion in people of all ages and to provide a warm and caring environment as a catalyst to your journey through life. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to discover the joy of music and dance and that through dance we can change lives.

Happyfeet International Performance Academy is a place of laughter, love, striving and achieving and we know everyone is capable of excellence.

We believe in ourselves and we believe in You.



Our Community

We are very connected with our dance family and have a fabulous community, we encourage family interaction within the studio as we believe that showing support for your child's growth helps bolster their confidence, we love that all our dancers encourage and look out for each other.

We also have a great business community see more of the people we work with here


The Instructors

All of our instructors Have been trained by Happyfeet International Performance Academy  to meet our preferred methods of teaching and exacting standards.


The Classes

We teach a variety of styles including Jazz, Tap, Hip hop, Ballet, contemporary , Tiny tots classes and more, we have dance classes for ages from 2 to 99 across the gold coast. All our dance studios have fun uplifting atmospheres, with great instructors.