Wollongong | Kiama | Coledale

A dance school for all ages & abilities                                


Our Mission Statement & Philosophy

Miss Zoe’s School of Dance aims to provide a fun and safe environment for children and adults of all ages and abilities to learn to dance through our inclusive philosophy. Through the support and encouragement of teachers students will develop and enhance their dance, drama, and singing skills. Students will develop self-confidence whilst keeping fit and healthy. Benefits of dance that have been clinically proven include increased coordination, flexibility and all-round improvements in fitness. The most important aim of Miss Zoe’s School of Dance is for students to have fun learning new skills and for them to make friends in the process!  Miss Zoe's is non-selective meaning that every student has an equal opportunity to perform throughout the year and all students are accepted in all classes. Happy dancing!

Miss Zoe's School Of Dance is a fun, vibrant, and family-oriented dance school in Wollongong (since 2006), Kiama (since 2018) and Coledale (since 2019). We are non-selective and do not participate in exams, eisteddfods or competitions - instead we focus on creating a pressure-free environment for dancers of all abilities to have fun, get fit, make friends, and express themselves through dance. We offer classes in the following styles for students aged 12 months to adults:

  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop (inc. Boys Only classes)
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary/Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Broadway Jazz
  • Irish

  • Acrobatics
  • Musical Theatre
  • Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Monkey Movers (our specialised program for 1-8 years)
  • Adult Beginner Dance Courses (non-performance)
  • Private Lessons
  • Wedding Dance lessons

All students have the opportunity to perform at various fetes and events throughout the year, as well as our Mid-Year and End-of-Year Concerts. 

Miss Zoe's run classes in 3 convenient locations and offer the most affordable prices around. We are a registered Active & Creative Kids provider which allows students $300 worth of dance classes for FREE a year. We aim to keep costs low with no registration fee, weekly payment options, family/multiple class discounts and low performance costs.

The feeling of community that has been cultivated within our studios is very important to us, and we are proud to be consistently involved in community events over the years, and putting together many successful concerts that showcase our student's hard work and passion. Since our establishment in late 2006, we have grown from a handful of students (several are still students & teachers to this day!) to hundreds of students across multiple studios in the Illawarra. Many of our staff have been dancing with Miss Zoe's School of Dance for years and we love that our younger students look up to them for inspiration.

In 2019 & 2020 we were nominated as a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. In both 2018 and 2019 we were honoured to win the Outstanding Dance Studio category in the Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. Both years also saw Miss Zoe nominated for Outstanding Business Person of the Year in the Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards.

Principal & founder of Miss Zoe's School of Dance, Zoe McCarthy, has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). She is backed by a dedicated team of teachers, student teachers, and admin staff. Find more information about our staff here.

We are also proud to offer birthday parties services, and entertainment through our off-shoot company, Miss Zoe's Productions.

Wollongong Studio:

Kiama Studios:

Kiama High School: Please enter through the bottom gate on Saddleback Mountain Road for the Dancespace. Please enter from Shoalhaven Street to access the old gym.

Coledale Studio:

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