Cheer-Dance Specialist Program


“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
― Oprah Winfrey

“You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams.
And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a
couple of couches or running through a rainstorm,
then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man.” 

― Gene Kelly


“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” 
― Eckhart Tolle


“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” 

― Alan W. Watts


“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

― Martha Graham


“You live as long as you dance.”

Rudolf Nureyev


Selection Trials

Do you have what it takes to be an amazing dancer or cheerleader?

Year 6 Selection Trial for 2022 Entry

Date: Thursday 20th May 2021 

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Where: Safety Bay Senior High School

Registrations essential

Outside of this time register below and we will contact you to arrange an individual trial to join our nationally recognised Cheer-Dance Specialist Program! 

Program Vision


The Safety Bay Senior High School Cheer-Dance Specialist Program is committed to developing strong and confident young people who strive for excellence and to reach their full potential. 

Our vision is to help prepare students for their next phase of life beyond school, by setting high standards and expectations. 

The program will teach valuable life lessons such as integrity, work ethic, mutual respect, accountability, and a high level of commitment.

We are dedicated to building champion athletes whilst representing our school with enthusiasm and pride.

Training Program

Students participate in Specialist Cheer and a range of dance styles across the week.

This time does not impact on the learning program of the students.

We are one of only two schools in WA that offers the opportunity for students to learn Cheerleading.

In addition students will participate in a number of performances and competitions throughout the year.

Academic Progress

Academic progress is an important part of the Safety Bay Senior High School Cheer-Dance Specialist Program.

Students are expected to work consistently across all subjects to maintain a high standard of academic performance, behaviour and attendance.

Failure to do so may result in the student being asked to leave the program.

Facilities and equipment

Safety Bay Senior High Cheer-Dance Specialist Program has the State’s only Cheerleading training facilities within a school.

The high standard of facilities for Dance and Cheerleading include gymnastics flooring, crash mats, mini tramp, sprung dance floor, mirrors, sound system and fitness training area.

Melissa Wiltshire


Head of the Arts Learning Area                                          

  • Level 1, 2 & 3 IASF Coaching Accreditation
  • Level 1 Cheerleading Coach Accreditation
  • Level 1 Women’s Gymnastics Coaching Accreditation
  • Managing Risks of Coaching Certificate
  • Managing Inclusive Gymnastics Certificate
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate II Dance
  • Senior First Aid

Professional development with JAMCAMP, Starmites, Toxic, WCS & Aussie Gold, CUA, Cheer Aesthetics workshops
Experience – Perth Angels Cheer (F2C) Represented Australia and competed in All Star Level 4 Cheer and POM 
(2 x National Champions), trained with Level 5 team in 2010.

    Elise Holton

    Specialist Program Coordinator

    • Level 1 & 2 IASF Coaching Accreditation
    • Qualified Specialist Dance Teacher
    • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
    • Certificate II Dance
    • Certificate III and IV in Fitness
    • Dance trained in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and the USA
    • Current Dance teacher at All About Dance Company
    • Participated in workshops with Candace Brown, a renowned choreographer who has worked with Beyonce, as well as with Marko Panzic one of the leading influences on contemporary Australian dance.
    • Trained with world famous choreographer Kiel Tutin who has worked with J Lo, and choreographs for The Royal Family Dance Crew. 

    In 2018 I was selected to represent Australia at the International Cheerleading Union Worlds Competition for Hip Hop Doubles placing fifth in the world. I also competed at the International All Stars Federation Dance Worlds Competition with Toxic Cheer’s team Envy, placing seventh in the world. 

    Want to know more?

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    Cheer Dance Facebook page

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    Where we are

    Malibu Road

    Safety Bay WA


    [email protected]

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    Phone: 08 9528 9200

    Fax:      08 9592 4672

    Postal Address

    Po Box 6122

    Waikiki WA