Roby Rogers School of Dancing is a modern, progressive and successful dance studio with an excellent reputation for producing talented and well-rounded students of dance and the performing arts.
The school was founded by the Principal, Mrs Robyn Morgan (nee Rogers), in 1986 and has operated continuously in the Walkerston area for over 33 years.
Our aim is to provide students with a quality education in the Arts from beginners to pre-professional level. Students are trained by our dedicated team of highly qualified, caring teachers and class sizes are limited, which enables individual attention for each student. We make every effort to have all children feel safe and cared for in a loving, nurturing and inspiring environment.
We provide many opportunities for students to attend workshop intensives with top choreographers and teachers, such as Jessica Stokes, Christopher Horsey, Amanda Foad, Jesse Rasmussen and many more. These guest teachers work with leading dance studios and professional artists from all over Australia and the world, which means our students, are learning from the very best talent in the country. For the students, these workshops are exciting, challenging and inspirational and give them a glimpse of working as a professional in the industry.
Our Eisteddfod groups display polished performances and achieve excellent results with innovative choreography and high attention to detail of costuming and props. Our school is a frequent winner of the coveted Mackay Eisteddfod Most Entertaining Group shield, chosen by the Adjudicator.
Roby Rogers School of Dancing is honoured to have represented Queensland at the prestigious international dance festival, Dance Excellence in Los Angeles, California on five occasions, most recently in 2016. Dance Excellence is an incredible experience for our students as they participate in classes with world-renown teachers and choreographers in the entertainment industry from a wide range genres, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, African and musical theatre. They dance alongside hundreds of other students from countries all over the world and also perform on stage at Disneyland.
The school is often invited to perform at local community events, such as Mackay Relay For Life and most recently the RACQ CQ Charity Ball. These events bring students together in a non-competitive environment and instil a sense of pride in giving back to the community.
We understand that families’ lead busy lives so we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and communication with parents and students. Our website has a “members only” page on which we post all of our class timetables, rehearsal schedule, newsletters and other important information. The majority of our communication with parents is via email as this ensures everyone receives information quickly and conveniently. However, we are always happy to be contacted by phone or meet with parents face to face to answer any queries or discuss any concerns.