About Us

A love of dance and a desire to share that enjoyment with children and young adults was the foundation used by Alison Reilly in establishing Reilly Dance Academy in 1991.  

Today, Reilly Dance Academy welcomes students into a family studio, where they are encouraged and nurtured to achieve their own potential, whilst offering challenges, pathways and opportunities. 

At RDA we love and live by the motto: 

“If you’re not dancing, you’re wasting your feet!” 


We have a class for everyone at RDA…from beginner to advanced.  A structure is in place to provide progression through the grades and levels to allow students to grow and advance.  We also have once a week classes for those students starting dance for fun!  

“Learning dance is wonderful for children even if they never become professional.  It’s wonderful because it teaches the life skills of self discipline, respect for others, grace and manners” – Alison Reilly, Principal 


Why Choose Us? 

We have a variety of classes and dance styles. Classes are held during the school terms, usually 10 weeks per term. Dance Facets taught are Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, READY SET DANCE and READY SET BALLET. We teach the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet syllabus and Glenn Wood Tap syllabus with examinations available. In 2006 the RDA Performance Team was established to provide more dance opportunities and experience for those students who love to dance, dance, dance! 

We offer quality dance tuition in a family environment. 


Our Studio 

Unit 9/8 Shannon Place 

Virginia, QLD 4014 


Reilly Dance Academy is located in Virginia, on Brisbane’s northside, and is easily accessible by public transport. 


Our beautiful studio houses two air-conditioned studios, with mirrors and sprung floors for safe dance.