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Inspiring the Dancer Within ...

TK Dance Stars is a family orientated studio located in Sydney South. Our aim is to provide a nurturing and inspirational environment to each and every one of our students, promoting personal achievement and commitment. All of our teaches are passionate, dedicated and qualified in all areas that they teach and beyond. Our teachers hold current first aid certificates and WWCC.

Since starting in 2012 TK Dance Stars has been a finalist and won the small business awards from 2016 and 2023.


Keep scrolling to meet our exceptional teaching team. 

Tamara Kate Courtney

Principal, ADA, BEd (K-6)

Miss Tamara is a passionate and dedicated teacher of the TK Dance Stars family. Fully qualified under the Australasian Dance Association (ADA) she holds all Advanced Diplomas in Tap and Jazz, Intermediate Diploma in Classical Ballet (with continued study) and full qualified in ADA Acrodance and teacher training with the the Acrobatic Dance Association. In 2009 Miss Tamara was a competitor in the IDO International Tap Dance Championships where she received a Gold medal from the President of the IDO. Not only a teacher but an adjudicator as well, Miss Tamara ensures that our students are working in the current artistic direction of Dance and the arts as it progresses in our country and beyond. Miss Tamara also hold a Bachelor of Education (K-6) through the University of New England.

Chris McCarthy


Miss Chris is one of our most valuable teachers at TK Dance Stars with over 50 years teaching experience. As a fully qualified member with the Australian Dance Association (ADA) as well as the Australian member of the International Dance Organisation (IDO), Miss Chris loves to see our students achieve their personal best, encouraging them to try new styles or extend their dance vocabulary in a multitude of directions. We are very lucky to have a world of knowledge in Miss Chris at our studio family.

Georgia Scott


Miss Georgia’s passion for dance started at an early age. Miss Georgia has trained all genres of dance and has competed in many Eisteddfods and performed in many community musicals. Miss Georgia has not only competed but placed 1st in many of the ADA Awards competitions including the Ballet Scholarship in 2015. Miss Georgia is currently completing her ADA Elementary diplomas in Tap and Jazz and is continuing her studies to further her qualifications. Georgia’s affectionate spirit is rather contagious and exciting and we love having her as part of our T K Dance Family to share this world of passion with our students.

Madison Kennedy 


Miss Madi has trained in all styles of dance for over 20 years. Madi competed in the International Dance Championships, Sydney, in 2009, winning 1st prize and invited to dance in Germany. Miss Madi was a regular member of the NSW State Dance Company’s for 6 years and was a regular dancer in the Schools Spectacular and Featured Ensembles. 

Miss Madi holds her Advanecd Teaching Diploma Certificates with ADA in Tap and Jazz. She is currently sitting her teaching exams for the ADA Ballet Syllabus, currently holding her Elementary Diploma Certificates. Aside from dancing, Miss Madi has also worked in Extras for TV, including ‘Mr Inbetween’ (Foxtel) and ‘Home and Away’ (Channel 7).


In 2019 Miss Madi was accepted to study a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) with Dargie Entertainment. She then went on to complete a second year and graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). She is now signed as a Dancer and Singer with Dargie Entertainment, and received her first gig in 2020 as a back up dancer for the Energizer TikTok ads.

Simone Foster 


Miss Simone has always been behind the scenes at TK Dance Stars and has officially joined our teaching team! Miss Simone loves sharing her passion, wisdom and knowledge for dance with all of our students. Miss Simone shares her experience from her dance travels around the world, specifically in classical ballet. Qualified with the FATD (now ADA), Miss Simone loves to extend her technical knowledge and presentation with our students encouraging them to be proud of their performance and achieve beyond their wildest dreams. Her wealth of knowledge in all genres will be widely appreciated and loved by our students. 

Kaylee Kingi

ADA, AcroDance, RSD 

Kaylee has trained in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acrobatics over 12 years as a student at Dance Encore Performing Arts Studio. After the completion of her ADA exams and graduation, Kaylee pursued further training overseas. In 2017 Kaylee was a member of the world-renowned hip-hop company “The Royal Family”. Moving to Auckland, New Zealand and training under Parris Goebel, Kaylee competed in HHI Nationals (Auckland) with the company and further progressed to HHI WORLDS (Phoenix, Arizona). Throughout the year Kaylee travelled across New Zealand touring with the company. Her time in New Zealand solidified her pursuit of a professional dance career. In 2019 was selected upon submission for INDUSTRY LA facilitated by Sarah Alice Burns which was held in Los Angeles, USA. Since returning to Sydney Kaylee now teaches at various studios and projects around Sydney and Wollongong and hopes as a teacher to impart the knowledge and training that she has gained as a student, to her own students.

In memory - Robyn McCarthy


Miss Robyn was a well-loved and very experienced teacher at T K Dance Stars. With over 60 years teaching experience under her belt she has taught many of our generational students and their children in their examination stream classes. Miss Robyn was fully qualified member with the Australian Dance Association (ADA) as well as an ADA examiner for many years. Miss Robyn was always a dedicated and technical expert on our team who is passionate to see our students succeed both in exam, recreational and performance streams.

We have been so truly blessed to have Miss Robyn as part of our teaching team and we continue to build and teach in her legacy.

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