Jan Jamieson - Mother of past student of IDA.
"My daughter danced with IDA for 14 years, initially an extremely shy child who gradually developed her self confidence, resilience, time management skills, fantastic posture and a life long passion for dance in many forms. She was taught by a variety of excellent teachers, including Sandra Danastas, who encouraged and supported her as she learnt Highland, Irish and Jazz as well as a little Tap and Ballet. During her dancing career with IDA she danced at numerous competitions and Eisteddfods throughout Queensland, performing as a solo dancer and as a member of various dance groups.
She placed 6th in the titles at the supporting competition held in conjunction with the Champion of Champions Championship of Australia and also competed at the Queensland Irish Dancing Championships for 7 years in which she placed 10th in her age group. She has been the recipient of several Highland dancing bursaries at the Mackay Eisteddfod.
Now studying at UQ, she has continued to share her passion for dance with other students, continuing to create costumes, assist with choreography and also performing at the annual UQ College dance competition. Her skills, confidence and many successes both academically and personally have been enhanced by the teachers and skills learnt at IDA."
Alexandra Hanrahan - Student of IDA
"After 18 years of dancing and doing 5 different styles of dance I can say that I have been very fortunate to have had the high level of teaching and opportunities given to me by my teachers at IDA studio. I have achieved all my dancing dreams and goals with the support of my teachers by my side."
IDA has allowed me to grow from a Tiny Tot to a qualified dance teacher. Without the knowledge, support, determination and hard work from my teachers I would not be the dancer or teacher I am today.
Brian Winton - Father of past student of IDA
"IDA gave her the skill and confidence to compete successfully at Eisteddfod and other competition levels in Jazz, Tap and Irish. During that time Sandra and her team were all focussed on their student welfare and development."
I would thoroughly recommend IDA studio to parents who want their children to learn up to date dance techniques whether just for fun, competition, recreation or fitness. Dance also gives children confidence, discipline and helps develop character which can all be seen at IDA's yearly concert."