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ABOUT US

Caper School of Performing Arts has been operating in the Hills District since 2003.  Children from two years old to teens and everything in between can join a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, contemporary, lyrical and musical theatre.

Directors and sisters, Kate and Beth McDermott, established the school to offer premium dance tuition to pre-schoolers, recreational students and advanced dancers.  The school’s name “Caper” means a playful leap, or form of movement and this defines the culture of Caper. Classes are held in a friendly, professional and nurturing environment and are guided by a strong teaching philosophy. All staff share a commitment to training students to have solid technique as well as encouraging performance skills.  Confidence is gained through skill progression with effort recognised through formal and informal merit systems. At Caper, students should not only reach their personal best in dance, but also benefit from increased self-esteem, creativity and social skills.

Caper prides itself for offering the best of both worlds – whether you dance for fun and fitness or whether you are a budding professional there are classes and opportunities to suit you! Come along to a free trial lesson and begin your journey into the world of performing arts.

​So why do we do what we do and how did we do it?  Read our story​ for a background on Kate and Beth and their mission to enrich the lives of young people through dance.