What we do
Perform-Ability is Australia’s fastest growing performing arts program for people of all ages with special needs and disabilities.
Perform-Ability started when a beautiful young girl with hearing impairments and Down Syndrome, enrolled into Centre Stage Performing Arts in 2009. Her presence made every class rewarding and she absolutely lit up the stage at her end of year concert. Her mother mentioned to the principal that there were no dance programs around for people with special needs or disabilities… well that soon changed!
The principal of Centre Stage Performing Arts, Miss Miranda Daisy, founded Perform-Ability in 2010. We now have over 20 classes running in many locations throughout Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney, with more than 120 students attending each week!
Perform-Ability can also travel to your organisation or respite and hold a class tailored to the clients in a space of your choice.
Our Mission is to make Perform-Ability a national and international program, bringing the joy of music and dance to people everywhere!
Fun dance classes for everyone! Each class is tailored to suit the abilities of the students in the class. Dance is a wonderful way to gain confidence and make friends. For less mobile students, our dance classes are a great way for physical therapy to be incorporated in a fun and musical environment . Dance is also great for the mind as the students are encouraged to remember routines using imagery, muscle memory and music. Although our special needs dance classes are full of fun and games, we understand that discipline is also an important skill and this is gently implemented into all of our programs.
Wheel Chair Dance
Our Wheel Chair Dance classes are full of energy! Music is the main tool for these classes as well as a few musical instruments and games. For these lessons, we ask that parents or minders join in the fun.
This is a new class which we hope will interest everyone! Our qualified vocal coaches will educate the students in correct breathing and projection. The Vocal Ability classes are especially beneficial for anyone who has a difficulty in speech. This class is also a wonderful opportunity to gain confidence and explore music in a different way to dance
We can provide a class for any needs for all ages involving dance, music and drama! We can also come to you! Please contact us to discuss holding a custom class.
- Kearsley (Cessnock)
Central Coast Locations:
- Tuggerah - Private lessons only
- Woy Woy
Kearsley 5.00pm - All Ages
Kearsley Performance Troupe 6.00pm
Ashfield 4.30pm - Under 21 years
Woy Woy 4.30pm - Under 12’s
Charlestown 4.30pm - Under 12’s
Erina 4.30pm - Under 12’s
Maryland 5.00pm - Teens, Young Adults
Wadalba 6.00pm - All Ages
Wadalba Performance Troupe 7.00pm