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?

Register Your Interest – Year 7-10

We welcome students from year levels up to Senior School to try out for a place in our Cheer Dance Specialist Program.

Register below and we will contact you to arrange an individual trial! 

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 Learning Area – THE ARTS


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


Professional Development

  • Cheer Athletics.
  • Toxic Cheerleading.
  • Aussie Gold International Cheer & Dance.
  • Australian Allstar Cheerleading Federation.


  • Inaugural cheerleading team in Western Australia (Perth Angels 2001).
  • Inaugural cheerleading team to represent Australia overseas.
  • Multiple National Championships in Pom and Cheer.

Elise McCord

Specialist Program Coordinator


  • Level 1 & 2 IASF Coaching Accreditation.
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment.
  • Certificate II Dance.
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness.
  • Dance trained in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and the USA.
  • Senior First Aid & Surf Rescue.


Professional Development

  • Aussie Gold International Cheer & Dance.
  • Australian Allstar Cheerleading Federation.
  • All About Dance Co.
  • Cheer Aesthetics.
  • Toxic Cheer and Studio X Dance Company.
  • Dance workshops – Marko Panzic, Candace Brown, Kiel Tutin, Todd Williamson, Michael Dameski, Shivawn Joubert.



  • Selected to represent Australia at Cheerleading Union Worlds Competition for Hip Hop doubles in 2018.
  • Competed at the International All Stars Federation Dance Worlds Competition with Toxic Cheer’s team Envy, placing seventh in the world. 
  • Travelled throughout Australia to compete at Nationals.
  • Won numerous National Championships.
  • Overall highest scoring team crowned “Grand Champs”.

Want to know more?

Learn more on our various social media links.


Follow Us:

Safety Bay SHS Facebook page

Cheer Dance Facebook page

Specialist Football Facebook page

Where we are

Malibu Road

Safety Bay WA


[email protected]

[email protected]

Phone: 08 9528 9200

Fax:      08 9592 4672

Postal Address

Po Box 6122

Waikiki WA