CCS Dance Academy

CCS Dance Academy is run by Covenant Christian School, Belrose. We desire to help students express their faith and creativity through dance, and develop and enjoy a variety of styles.

The Dance program at Covenant caters for curricular (Stage 5, Preliminary and HSC Dance), co-curricular (sport) and extra-curricular (after school) dance.

CCS Dance Academy partners with parents in the nurture of their children by providing opportunities which allow students to express their faith, gifts, and creativity through dance. This is done in an encouraging, Christ-centred atmosphere. Whilst offering students a variety of the most popular dance styles, and incorporating modern music and movement, CCS Dance Academy ultimately desires students to glorify God. This desire requires us at times to be deliberately counter-cultural. This outworking of this can be seen in the selection of age appropriate music, choreography and costuming.

CCS Dance Academy classes are conveniently offered after school. Students may work towards performing in dance concerts, assemblies and school events, as well as competing in local eisteddfods. Dance classes are held in a variety of spaces around the school, with most in the air-conditioned School Hall or Performing Arts Space.

We warmly welcome students from other schools to attend CCS Dance Academy classes.

CCS Dance Academy currently offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Dance Fitness and Musical Theatre.

For more details including a timetable open the documents below.


CCS Dance Academy Teachers

Katrina Carter - Director & Senior Teacher
B Design (Hons), B Creative Arts (Dance), Dip Ed

Miss Carter has been dancing from a young age. Trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary she has taught dance in a variety of dance studios and class settings for over 15 years.

Miss Carter teaches HSC Dance and runs the Dance Eisteddfod groups at Covenant. Miss Carter is committed to encouraging students to express their faith and creativity through dance and nurtures a Christ centred atmosphere in the dance studio.

Jess Verzosa - Senior Teacher & Administration

Jess has a Bachelor of Dance and over ten years experience teaching all forms of dance.
She is actively involved in Creative Arts ministry at her church, and has a desire for young people to enjoy and explore the gift of dance. Contact Jess via

Linda Keen - Ballet Teacher

Linda has had an extensive background as a dancer teacher and choreographer. Early in her career, she performed with the Royal Ballet in London. She established Charisma Dance Company and has been involved with the SCA at C3 and Wesley Institute. 

Hayley Jacobs - Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Dance Fitness Teacher

Hayley has been dancing since she was three years old. She has done all dance styles and taught for 7 years. Hayley has a Bachelor of Education (Birth to 12). She completed HSC Dance at Covenant in 2009.


Kellie Conolly - Ballet Exam Teacher

Kellie has taught Ballet for many years always bringing care and love to the students in her class. Kellie is also a parent at Covenant.

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Dance students at CCS Dance Academy come from other local schools and many suburbs including Frenchs Forest, Belrose, Forestville, Beacon Hill, Oxford Falls, Killarney Heights, Davidson, Allambie, Brookvale, Dee Why, St Ives, Terrey Hills, Mona Vale and Warriewood.