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Audacity Dance

AUDACITY DANCE is the home of award winning West Coast Swing dancing in the ACT.

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a street style partner dance . However, you don’t need a partner to attend as we rotate the class. We run 4 terms a year, choreograph wedding routines and team performances as well as bring international WCS professionals to Canberra on a regular basis.  Weekly classes and monthly socials provided.

Belconnen Arts Centre


Contact Audacity Dance

Bedazzled Bellydance

Bedazzled Bellydance offers Middle Eastern dance classes and performance in Canberra, ACT.

We provide an opportunity for people to experience the beauty of bellydance in a fun and inclusive environment with experienced and friendly teachers and dancers.

Our classes create a community where friendships are grown between women of all ages, cultures and experiences that share joy in music and creative self expression.

Celebrated as a dance by women for women – bellydance allows women to reconnect with their femininity, building self-confidence with an art form that embraces all ages and body types.

Bellydance derives from movements that come naturally to the female form and so it works with the body’s natural inclinations.

Bedazzled Bellydance runs classes at Namadgi School, O’Halloran Cct, Kambah.

Phone Jacqui on 0401 606 723


Bellyfusion teaches Bellydance for students of all ages! A huge range of techniques, moves and choreography’s are yours to learn to relax, have fun and build confidence in a vibrant and engaging environment.

7 years to adult
Humpy Hall, Belconnen

The Isistars are a professional, advanced Bellydance group of young adults who have performed at various regional and national events. Known for their vibrant colours and range of dance styles, the Isistars can perform anywhere!

Rachel (Artistic Director)
0422 264 059



Bellyup Bellydance

Bellyup Bellydance is a belly dance performance troupe and bellydance school based in the South Canberra and Tuggeranong Valley (Canberra, Australia).  We provide dance classes 3 days a week during school terms and performances engagements on request.

Bellyup is a family friendly group and school that shares the joy of belly dance with women of all ages. It’s a modern fusion of folkloric and cabaret styles which incorporates the inherent joy of the dance and echoes back to its very origins where women gathered to share and revel in each other’s company. Daughters, mothers, grandmothers, family, friends dancing as one with laughter and fun! It’s a joyous burst of colour and movement.

Mobile:        0435 096 454
Messages:   02 6161 5840

Bollywood Dimensions Dance School

Bollywood DimensionsBollywood Dimensions Dance School is  Canberra’s first and most authentic Indian Dance School established in 2003. Bollywood Dimensions offers classes in Modern Bollywod, Kathak, Garba, Children’s Bollywood and Bhangra. All classes are held in a fun and inclusive manner by professionally minded instructors. Bollywood Dimensions caters to all dance and fitness levels, offering classes for absolute beginners, through to advances styles of Indian dance. So join us in having fun, getting fit and making new friendships.

4 years to adult.
Belconnen, Central, Braddon.

Anshu Srivastava (Artistic Director)
0400 017 269

Bom-Funk Dance Studio

Established in 2005, Bom Funk Dance Studio has become a household name for fun classes, quality instruction and inspiring teachers. Bom Funk offers classes and performance opportunities to everyone from 18 month olds through to adults, males and females, beginners to advanced levels. Dance classes are an exciting and social way to exercise, physically and mentally. Bom Funk classes encourage individuality and creative expression along with offering current Industry trends and dance moves.

Our purpose built studio at Jerrabomberra has reverse cycle air conditioning with full mirrors, barres and sprung, polished wooden dance flooring.

Styles offered include Hip Hop,  Jazz Funk,  Lyrical/Contemporary, Tap,  Ballet, Cabaret, Tiny Tots, Stretch/Flex/Acro, Break Dance/BBoy & Musical Theatre.

Bom Funk Dance Studio fosters a caring, non-competitive environment for all dancers to reach their full potential.

Performance crews:

J-Side/ J4/ J Crew/ N-R-J/ J-Pod/ J Kix/ Tap Kix/ High Kix Cabaret

Performance Crews are also offered, allowing dedicated students further opportunities to represent Bom Funk at local dance competitions, community events and on overseas tours.


Bom Funk Dance Studio

Shop 6.2, 37 Jerrabomberra Pkwy

Ph: 0466 608 383


Kym Degenhart (Owner/Director/Principal Teacher)

Brindabella Ballroom

“Dance classes for everyone in a fun relaxed atmosphere! -  beginners to advanced; children to adults.”

Brindabella Ballroom offer lessons in a range of Ballroom dance styles from Modern to Latin, New Vogue to Street Latin.

Classes at Kaleen Community Hal and Palmerston Community Centre

Louise Ph: 6258 9254
Naomi Ph: 0417 247 875

Canberra Dance Company

Canberra Dance Company is an inclusive, social and fun dance community teaching and learning the Ceroc dance style.

Ceroc (also known as modern jive) is a popular partner dance style danced to the latest music, making it an adaptable and fabulously fun style.

Ceroc is easy to learn with its casual class system - start any lesson and keep attending any class that’s convenient for you (no pre-payment required). You don’t need a partner or to book either – just turn up on the night!

As a reward for being brave enough to try your first dance class, we will give you your second class free. Just be sure to let the staff know it is your first night.

If you want a kick start to your dancing, why not try our Dance Bootcamp. It is a 6 week course to get you fit, learn to dance and make new friends!

Ceroc lets you meet new people, learn a new skill, and get stacks of exercise - best of all – you have a ball while doing it.

If you can walk…you can Ceroc!

Monday’s venue: Seniors’ Centre 10 Watson Street, Turner ACT

Wednesday’s venue: Harmonie German Club 49 Jerrabomberra Ave. Narrabundah ACT

Kellie and Andrew
(Proprietors and Principals)

M (Andrew): 0431 9115 80
Post: PO Box 1107, Queanbeyan NSW, 2620

Canberra Dance Development Centre

Canberra Dance Development Centre (CDDC) was founded in 1985 by current Director Jackie Hallahan, driven by her vision to create a unique dance centre providing a diverse range of dance classes and allied dance subjects. From its humble beginnings the centre has flourished into a creative arts environment providing a springboard to a professional career or a space to simply dance!

Classes for beginners to professional in a range of dance styles and singing, drama, fencing, accredited vocational classical ballet and contemporary course. Registered by the BSSS as an outside provider. Past students in leading companies across the world. Opportunities for groups to tour internationally. Workshops with visiting experts. Qualified staff.

Open, friendly, creative environment Located in Mount Rogers Community Centre 55 Crofts Crescent, Spence ACT. Well serviced by public transport and within 15 minutes of the centre of Canberra.

3 years to Adult.
Belconnen, Spence.

Canberra Dance Development Centre’s performance groups and Youth Ballet perform locally, nationally and internationally in a range of dance styles. Ages 3 years to Adult.

Jackie Hallahan (Director)
(02) 6259 1550

Canberra Dance Theatre

CDT is a not-for-profit community run dance company that delivers quality dance programs, performances, professional development, and workshops. Classes are for adults at all levels, and for younger people with special needs. Styles include belly dance, burlesque, ballet, contemporary, contact improvisation, funk/hip hop, hilal, gypsy, pilates and classes for parents, tinies and toddlers. Our studio is also available for hire at competitive rates.

10 years to Adult
Central Canberra, Civic, ANU

Canberra Festival Ballet School

Canberra Festival Ballet offers excellence in ballet, dance and musical theatre in a nurturing environment. Both RAD Ballet and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabi are taught with examinations in both. ATOD syllabus is offered for Jazz and Tap. Performance group, professional gala performance and Eisteddfods.

3 years to 18 years

Cheryl Edmondstone Juelg (Director)
(02) 6255 7125/ 0404 099 994

Canberra School of Dancing

The Canberra School of Dancing offers dance tuition in the Latin, Ballroom and New Vogue dance styles for children from the age of 4 years right through to the more mature-aged adult. The school caters for those wanting to dance either socially or competitively and offers a variety of group classes (children, adult and over 50’s), private lessons and customized sessions for corporate or school groups.

Dance is a great way to improve your fitness, meet new people, have fun and learn a fantastic sport. If you want to put more into life, why not come and give it a go!

Classes at Hughes Community Centre and Weston Creek Uniting Church

Call Annmarie on  0412 629 436


Canberra Swing Katz

With the motto All the Cats Join In, we’re all about fun, friends and great dancing! With a touch of vintage flavour, we love to bring the dances, music and style of the 1920′s-50′s to today. With a view to creating choice and opportunities for swing dancing and building a fun-loving community, we invite you to join in!

Canberra Swing Katz specialise in Charleston,  Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag and related Swing Dances and offer classes, performance and social dancing.


Majura Hall, Dickson


Capital Dance Studios

At Capital Dance Studios we pride ourselves in the ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students. Our motto is to dance “For the love of it..” and that is exactly what we do. At CDS we provide classes from 3 years to Adult in:

  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Ballet (Including Pointe)
  • Hip Hop
  • Contemporary
  • Lyrical
  • Musical Theatre

For students wanting to take their dancing to competition level we also have Performance Troupes from 7  years old to Open Age.For further information or to participate in any class please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free trial!

46 Lhotsky St Charnwood P: 6258 7204,   M: 0416 612 380

Classical Ballet Centre Canberra

CBCC offers classes in classical ballet, modern, tap, contemporary and performance work. RAD and ISTD exams are offered in ballet, modern and tap each year and all students are invited to perform in our end of year productions.

4 years to Adult
Belconnen, Cook

CBCC offers performances in classical ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz and Irish. Our performers range in age from 10 to 18 years of age. Please contact the Director for more information.

Lorraine Bennett (Director)
(02) 6282 4255/ 0417 060 098

Cooma Dance Co. Incorporated

Cooma Dance Co offers classes for Beginners to Advanced in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre/Drama and Zumba. Private Lessons available on request for vocal coaching and dance. Expert tuition by qualified teachers, BBO and RAD trained. Not for Profit Organisation.

3 years to Adult.


Classes are held at: St Andrews Uniting Church Hall Soho Street COOMA NSW 2630

Lisa Brooks (Principal)
(02) 6452 6129

Dale’s Ballroom Dancing

Dales Ballroom Dancing offers a range of dancing experiences from social dancing, Medals and Competitions.  Dale encourages all of her students to choose the type of dance experience that best suits them. Whether you prefer socials, medals or competition Dale will help you get the most out of Ballroom Dancing.

Take advantage of everything that Dales Ballroom Dancing has to offer.

Phone 02 6296 4009 or m:0407 066 110
Isabella Plains Primary School, 130 – 140 Ellerston Ave Isabella Plains Canberra

Dance Central

Dance Central is a commercial and urban dance centre specialising in quality classes for toddlers, juniors, teens and adults from beginner to advanced/pro level. Classes are very popular and require bookings however adult classes run on an open basis where you can attend and pay casually. The faculty is made up of over 20 of Canberra’s best professional dancers and choreographers. There are over 60 classes a week to choose from in a huge range of styles. You can expect great service and a positive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

2 years to Adult
Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Woden.

An energetic group of dancers in their mid teens specializing in urban styles of dance such as hip hop. DC Crew can perform at your special event with a ready to go piece or can cater to your special requirements whether it may be a specific piece of music or style of dance. We can organise an in house casting.

A professional commercial 18+ dance group. Highly experienced with performance ready pieces in styles such as commercial jazz, contemporary, lyrical, Broadway, cabaret and burlesque. Lead vocalist available. We can cater to any job brief, VIP nights, launches, corporate and special events. We can organise an in house casting and cater to your requirements.

Julie Scheer (Director) Angela Magliulo (Manager)
6282 7609/ 0433 111 800

21 Altree Court, Phillip ACT 2606

Dance Generation

We love to teach. We love to help you achieve that feel good feeling at the end of a lesson and the smile that comes regardless of the type of day that you have had.

It goes without saying that we also love dancing, performing and generally going out and having a good time, naturally dance usually features strongly.

As a team our ethos is that learning must be easy to pick up, quick to understand and put into practice, packed full of fun, great value and absolutely an experience that you want to repeat.


Above Mooseheads, London Cct Canberra 2600, ACT


Dance Northside

Dance Northside is a community-focused, inclusive and recreational dance school based in Kaleen, ACT which provides quality, age‑appropriate, educational, non-competitive and fun dance classes in a safe and nurturing environment.

Dance Northside believes that any body type, shape, size, age and gender can dance and aims to assist its students’ journey through life by providing them with a passion for …

Inclusive, community focused dance school offering quality, fun and non-competitive dance classes for all ages and stages.

18 months to Adult
Belconnen, Kaleen.


Holly Diggle (Artistic Director)
0413 049 625


DancEdge School of Performing Arts strives to create a welcoming, friendly and professional environment in which to nurture and grow our student’s passion for performing arts.  DancEdge offers classes in Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Boys Only Movement, contemporary and singing as well as our Little Dreamers Music and Movement classes for children aged between 2 & 4 years.

Contact Juanita Boehm

DancEdge Principal

0499 99 80 49


DanceKids is a creative environmental and cultural education program taught in preschools, primary schools and childcare centres. We also do special events and can tailor programs to your needs.

DanceKids is a Canberra based educational program that uses dance, music and theatre to inspire young people to take an active interest in the environment and the world around them. We travel to schools in the ACT and Regional Australia, run school holiday programs and deliver exciting birthday parties

Sue Jones (Director)


Marko & Sharon Pekkarinen have been teaching social dancing for over 20 years and have been dancing their whole lives. Meeting and marrying each other through dancing, they now have a young family who love to dance too.

DANZON was created by them to be a place where people are comfortable learning dance at their own pace, with friendly, talented, dedicated and well trained instructors. Their internationally qualified method of teaching provides all students with a well rounded combination of education and experience.
Marko & Sharon are qualified American Style Judges in Ballroom and Rhythm with their Licentiate Qualifications from USISTD. And Sharon has completed her Fellowships.

The dancing and learning is fun, easy and all about YOU!

Level 2, 8-10 Petrie Plaza, Canberra City
Building Name: Savings House (above Medicare and opposite Antigo’s Bar)

Marko Pekkarinen (Director)
6257 5891

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Dare to Dance

It is our mission to provide a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment for all of our students.

Dare to Dance Canberra (D2D) conducts weekly classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Broadway/Jazz, Funk, Tap and Singing.

We offer dance training from 2 years of age to adults, no experience is necessary. We offer a FREE trial class to all students, and a second free class to those who can bring a friend and both enroll.

We are one of a few dance schools in Canberra who also offers a retail dance wear range. All of our products are heavily discounted and available when you enrol!

Holder Shops

Contact Alison Bailey 0407 138 325


Dazzle Dance Academy

Dazzle Dance Academy creates a safe and nurturing atmosphere where students will learn to develop the technical aspects of dance plus self-esteem, confidence, team work and creativity in a positive, yet disciplined and encouraging environment.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and strive on the pursuit of excellence in dance. We are passionate about dance, and have a high emphasis on strong technique through correct training.

We provide classes for both the recreational dancer as well as those who want to pursue a professional career in dancing. Our students are taught by experienced and passionate teachers who hold qualifications in their respective fields. This is very important to the academy to ensure students are taught correctly and safely. We are committed to providing a positive dance experience to all students involved.

We absolutely love what we do and aspire to pass on our knowledge, different styles and love of dance to all our students. Our dance community is something we are very proud of, where strong friendships are formed.

Elle Morris

02 6101 9377

Dazzle Dance Academy

Barton Hwy  Murrumbateman  NSW  2582

Desiree Dance Academy

Desiree Mullan

21-23 Clifford St, Goulburn

Phone (02) 4822 3331 or 0458 791 380





Earthly Delights

Welcome to a world of music, dance and costume!

The Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy is the only organisation in Australia (and one of only a few in the world) studying and enjoying the dances, dance music and dance dress of the ballroom from 1450 to 1900. It grew out of the ever extending range of dance teaching, leading, displaying and playing which John Gardiner-Garden, through his band ’Earthly Delights’, dance troupe ’The Bordonian Heritage Dancers’ and concurrent ‘Dancing on the Lake’, ‘Historic Ballroom’,  ’Court Dance’ and ‘Costume Balls’ series, was involved with between 1997 and 2007. From about 2006 onward all the teaching and self-organised events were brought under the banner of the Academy, and from about 2008 onward many more dance and musical performances were also brought under the Academy’s banner. For photographic glimpses into all the above see the linked pages.

John has been and is the Academy’s director of music and dance while his wife Aylwen has been and is the administrator and costume director.

Every semester course features wonderful live music, different dances from different periods, and offers a fun, skill & friendship building time.

Elite Dance Studio

Elite Dance Studio Canberra offers students access to the latest techniques and innovative styles, with safe dance practice. The students get to experience learning from trained professionals and are exposed to many Performance and non performance opportunities. We offer students the tools to explore and nurture their passion for dance in many genres.

Offering training in Jazz, Hip Hop , Lyrical, Ballet and Contemporary Elite Dance Studio is determined to be one of Canberra’s leading dance schools.


Amy Peacock – Artistic Director

Level 1, Units 11-15 Corner of Brookes & Heffernan Street, Mitchell , ACT

0422 985 438,


Folk Dance Canberra

Teaching dances from different countries in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 5 weekly classes catering for Beginners to Advanced level. Specialty Greek dance first Friday each month. Party nights and workshops through the year. No partner necessary.
Hackett Community Centre

Lesley Rose (Secretary/Teacher)
(02) 6286 6401

Fresh Funk

Fresh Funk is Canberra’s hottest hip hop program, offering the hugely popular performance program, as well as open classes. Classes for guys, girls and adults. Choreographic and performance opportunities with two major shows per year. Award winning qualified tutors with dance experience interstate and overseas.

10 years to Adult

Fresh Funk’s performance troupes feature highly-trained, talented and energetic hip hop dancers guaranteed to bring any event to life. Guys or girls, small or large groups, Fresh Funk can entertain.

Caroline Wall (Manager/ Tutor)
(02) 6293 9041/ 6293 1443

Gaby’s Dance Studio Club

Gaby’s Dance Studio Club teaches partner dancing especially suitable for absolute beginners. Dance styles taught include the Cha Cha Cha, Triple Step Jive, Rumba, Salsa, Foxtrot, American Tango, Waltz, New Vogue, Modern Jive and much more. Gaby’s Dance Studio Club Inc. (GDS) [Established 16 July 2000] is a registered non-profit organisation. Our mission is to provide the community the opportunity to learn and enjoy dancing, to encourage personal development and to stimulate fun, laughter, friendships, fitness, self-confidence, respect and mutual understanding through the universal language of dance. Gaby’s Dance Studio Club would like to invite you to join us in having fun and learning new skills, while keeping fit and meeting new people at the same time! We have friendly instructors with classes to suit you. Whether it be the sultry Salsa or a traditional Waltz, GDS will have you dancing up a storm and starting on a hobby you can share with others.

Mobile: 0448 433 639

Postal address: Gaby’s Dance Studio Club Inc.  Mitchell Post Shop PO Box 667 Mitchell ACT 2911

Gale Edwards School of Ballet

Royal Academy of Dance Ballet school offering yearly exams, Jazz, Funk / Hip Hop.

Depending on the event requirements to what style of dance presented, be it classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop or Funk. Available for schools, fetes, church functions etc.

4 years to Adult

Gale Edwards (Director)
(02) 6295 0333

Ghawazee Moon Bellydance

We love bellydancing so much we want to share it with as many people as possible.

Classes and workshops for students aged 4 to adult in Ghawazee (Egyptian Gypsy), Folkloric, Urban Folk, Folkloric Fusion (Dubstep & Steampunk Fusion Styles) and Orientale Fantasy. Our classes are taught in a supportive, encouraging and joy-filled environment and we pride ourselves on encouraging creative development, building self-esteem, promoting a healthy body-image and teaching age-appropriate movement.

Workshops and programs for schools and community groups are available. Troupes available for performances.

4 years to adult
Melba, Civic, Gungahlin

PERFORMANCE TROUPE: Banaat Amar – Daughters of the Moon
Ghawazee Moon’s student troupe, specialising in Ghawazee (Egyptian Gypsy) and Folkloric Fusion Bellydance. Gypsy style costuming, great dances and family friendly. Perfect for community events and festivals. Workshops also available.

Samina Amar (Principal Instructor)
0403 020 796 

Gumnut Dance

Gumnut DanceGUMNUT DANCE offers age appropriate creative dance and movement classes for boys and girls aged 2-7 years old.  Gumnut dance teaches children dance concepts in a safe and encouraging environment, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.

Children are encouraged to experiment with dance and choreographic concepts through the use of creative movement, props, costumes, music, songs, poetry, instruments and dance styles. Dance styles include jazz, ballet, contemporary, folk, tap and musical theatre. Teachers of Dancing syllabi are incorporated into the unique Gumnut Dance program.

Gumnut dance classes are designed and taught by Justine, a tertiary qualified (BA (Dance), Grad. Dip. Education), experienced dance teacher.

Children 2-7 – older years being added.

Contact Justine
0438 863144\gumnutdance

Gungahlin Dance Academy

The Gungahlin Dance Academy (GDA) is Gungahlin’s premier dance school. GDA offers the highest standard of dance training in a positive and friendly environment.

Founded and owned by dancer/choreographer Jo McKinley, the Gungahlin Dance Academy’s philosophy is to provide a positive and exciting learning environment where dancers can have fun, receive top class technical instruction and experience the incredible art of dance. GDA encourages dancers to take the disciplines of dance into their everyday lives, helping to build self-confidence, good self-esteem and a desire to succeed.

The Gungahlin Dance Academy offers ballet classes and examinations that follow the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum and offers many other styles. GDA has a multi award winning representative team and has a solid reputation for its wholesome values and dedication to excellence.

Classes at Amaroo School, Katherine Ave Amaroo, ACT 2914

Jo McKinley (02) 6255.5204

Hilal Dance Australia


hilal danceHilal Dance encourages flexibility, strength and postural alignment through movement integration and breath work. The style promotes poise and elegance, while combining the joy and freedom of movement. Hilal Dance teachers welcome all to their classes, previous experience is not necessary.

Hilal Dance Canberra develops theatrical works with a modern edge drawing on the essence of Egypt’s indigenous dance cultures using the language of Hilal Dance. They regularly perform at regional events and work as independent artists.

Central Canberra

Hilal Dance Canberra present works on the essence of Egypt’s indigenous dance cultures and Arabic aesthetics, using the Hilal Dance language developed by international dance artist Suraya Hilal.

Rachael Hilton
0418 226 540

Impressions Dance and Fitness

Learn to groove in a large range of dance and fitness classes, whilst developing your confidence and co-ordination in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. All levels welcome. Performance opportunities. Weekday and weekend classes. Little Groovers childcare, special needs, school dance programs and children’s birthday parties also available.

Energetic performance crews aged 5 yrs to adult available for corporate, professional and community events. Impressions faculty are available to choreograph and instruct private or group tuition in a large range of dance styles. Canberra Elvis and the One Night Dancers also available to add that extra Impression at your next event.

Group fitness, zumba, stretch, strength and personal training. A perfect way to achieve your fitness goals.

27 Paterson Parade, Queanbeyan
18 months to Adult

Energetic performance crews aged 5 yrs to adult available for corporate, professional and community events. Canberra Elvis and the One Night Dancers also available to add that extra Impression at your next event.

Nikki Knieriem
0421 590 433

International Dance Studio

Vaughan & Alison Liddicoat are the principals and owners of The International Dance Studio. They were trained locally by Penny de Kauwe under the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (I.S.T.D) Accreditation Syllabus before undertaking further study, training and competing in London, U.K for a number of years. As the current Australian World Professional 10 Dance Representatives they enjoy sharing their passion, experience and ideas on social and competitive dancing honed over a combined 20+ year dance career.

With a passion to teach and still compete in Australia and overseas, they are both very enthusiastic to continue bringing quality dancing to Canberra and believe that anyone with legs can dance. Their dance studio is largely catered for Social Dancing but offers pathways for anyone to be involved in Medal Tests, Performance Groups, Competitive DanceSport or even become a Teacher one day, as they did!

Located in Main Ballroom of Italo-Australian Club. 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, ACT, 2603
General Operating Times: Monday – Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm (Closed public holidays)

Call 02 6162 0006


Jayz Dance Company

Jayz Dance Company is located at 8 Beltana Road Pialligo. The Studios are large, modern and have some fantastic features.  Come and visit us and have a look around.  We also have a studio at the Tuggeranong Community Centre AND a studio at the Community Hub – Holt.

Jayz Dance Company is now entering its tenth year having commenced operation in 2005. Located at 8 Beltana Road, Pialligo, and is owned by Jackie Hepburn.

Originally from Sydney, Jackie has been in the dance industry all of her life. She has been a teacher for 30 years having worked for studios in both Sydney and Canberra, including her own studio in Sydney. Jackie has, over the years trained children for examinations, competitions, performances and has had much success with students moving on to work professionally and also own their own studios.

Jayz Dance Company teaches children from 2 years through to Adults and also has boys only classes. We teach many different styles of dance and cater for all students in a caring and safe environment. All teachers are highly experienced and want to pass on their love and passion for dance to their students.


Phone Jackie: 0403 175 349 or email:


Joyelle Calisthenics Club

Calisthenics is a uniquely Australian sport which promotes and develops team work, strength, flexibility and self-confidence. Calisthenics offers a wide variety of activities including modified ballet, gymnastics, apparatus work, marching, singing, dancing and stage performance. All classes are run by Accredited Coaches who choreograph routines suitable for each age group.

3 years to Adult
Jerrabomberra, Tuggeranong

Jumptown ACT Swing Dance Society

Jumptown Swing have been teaching swing dancing in Canberra for almost ten years.

Jumptown runs regular classes, workshops and events, and has a performance troupe available for functions and demonstrations. No experience or partner required. We have Beginner  Classes Northside and Southside. Swing dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialise or get ready for a wedding. Join in the fun, meet new people learning the Lindy Hop, the original partner dance from the 1920′s, 30′s and 40′s. Jumptown Swing is a non-profit community organisation.

Jumptown Swing has an experienced performance troupe – The Jumptown Jammers - with a range of Lindy Hop, Charleston or Swing-era routines for charity or corporate events, birthdays, dinners, balls and weddings.

Kingston, Griffith, Turner,

classes@ jumptown .org | 0412 127 168 (Liam)

Kim Harvey School of Dance

Kim Harvey School of Dance (KHSD) is one of Canberra’s leading Dance Schools, established for 25 years, providing a careful and encouraging environment. Their highly qualified faculty provide professional tuition for all students to realise their full potential. Past students are now in professional training institutions and dance companies/employment around the world

Former students have been and are currently employed by The Australian Ballet Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ballet Zurich, Tanzcompagnie Geissen, Buzz Dance Theatre, Black Grace NZ, Mystic Ballet USA, LINK Dance WA, Ajkun Ballet Theatre USA, Liquid Skin, Moulin Rouge, various Cruise Lines, Many former students are successfully running and teaching at dance schools in the local Canberra area and further afield.

For enquiries or enrolments you can contact Kim Harvey

Tel: 0408 861 136

11 Rosevear Place Dickson ACT

KMOTION Dance Studio

We really want to make you the best dancer you can be, so as well as all our amazing regular classes, and Social Events for you to practice at, we offer the following special extras -  learn faster, practice good habits, and enjoy your dancing even more!

BEGINNERS SPECIAL:  Every beginner course enrolled gets a free 1/2 hr Private Lesson included! (to work on that style, to be used between week 2 and week 8)

DANCE DOCTOR:  $20 for 20 minutes!  Sometimes you just have a few niggling things to fix in your dancing – book in to see a specialist!  We’ll even write you a prescription :)

OPEN PRACTICE:  Every week we give you an hour of studio time to use for your own practice (unsupervised, open to all KMOTION students, no charge).

54 Northbourne Ave, Canberra – Corner Alinga St and Northbourne Ave, upstairs in the Sydney building

0421 222 940


Kokoloco Dance Studio

Kokoloco offers over 15 Latin dance styles in group classes, private lessons and bridal dances for all ages. Giving you the best in Latin dance tuition, events and Latin dance shows. We have something for everyone; whether it be fun, fitness or performance opportunities. So learn to dance with our fantastic team of instructors. Kokoloco offers shows, private tuition and workshops both within the studio and for shows, launches, corporate events, weddings and parties. Professional and highly experienced instructors/ choreographers creating a fantastic atmosphere.

Belconnen, Central, Canberra, Phillip
5 years to Adult

Kokoloco offers performance teams for all ages in many Latin styles. Spectacular shows for events, festivals, television and more.

Becky Fleming (Director)
(02) 6282 9666

Kulture Break

Kulture Break is a not-for-profit charity organisation offering classes in Hip Hop, Break, Swing Dance, Modern Jazz and Contemporary. Yearly performance opportunities.  Kulturebreak would love to help you and your bridal party to get ready for your special day and can help you with a swing, ball or blues routine for your wedding.

Gungahlin, Erindale, Tuggeranong
5 years to Adult

Kulturebreak can add zing to your corporate gig or party with group Charleston or swing classes, dance demonstrations and music. All our dancers have fantastic vintage inspired outfits too.

Francis Owusu (Founding Director)
(02) 6291 8249

Legs Dance


RAD Ballet, Glenn Wood Tap, AIDT, Tiny Tots, Dance Tots, Contemporary, Lyrical, Stretch and Conditioning, Turns and Leaps, Broadway, Hip Hop, Adult Classes, Boys Classes, Song and Dance. Exam work. Eisteddfod work. Annual Concert. Dream Team – Down Syndrome and Special Needs.

18 months to Adult

Cabaret, showgirls, musical theatre, jazz, tap, awards, gala events, launches, shopping centre promotions, Christmas show.

Michelle Heine (Director)
65 Sheppard Street Hume
(02) 62601171


Lisa Clark Dance Centre

The Lisa Clark Dance Centre aims to provide the best possible standard of training available in all dance styles offered. Our teachers are highly experienced and qualified.We aim to make every students dance experience positive and memorable whether they achieve an elite vocational level or dance purely for enjoyment.

Classes available in:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Contemporary
  • Lyrical
  • Introductory classes for 3 & 4 year olds
  • Vocational Training Program
  • Singing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Zumba

Studio address: Unit 3/73 Sheppard St, Hume ACT 2620

Lisa Clark (Director)
(02) 6291 1523, m: 0409 116 174

Mirramu Dance Company

Modern and contemporary dance, mobius Kiryuho.

Mirramu Dance Company is a contemporary dance company working in inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural contexts, presenting works in traditional and alternative venues.   

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman (Artistic Director)
(02) 6238 1492

Monaro Folk Society

Have fun dancing to live music and making new friends. Dance classes held in Bush Dancing, New England Contra, Irish Set Dancing and Waltzing in an easy-to-learn and friendly atmosphere. Also the opportunity to take part in public dances, dance display groups and musician groups. All welcome.

Belconnen, Central Canberra
All ages

Lance Court
(02) 6161 2426

National Capital Ballet School

Operating 45 years. Excellence in training for classically based dancers. Innovative methods of teaching and assessment. Recreational classes for children and adults. Vocational program available. Performance opportunities. Fully qualified staff.

3 years to Adult
Phillip, Woden

Zara Bartley (Director)
(02) 6281 0080

ONE2STEP Dance Academy

ONE2STEP Dance Academy is Bungendore’s premier dance school. They offer the highest standard of dance training in a fun and friendly environment. ONE2STEP Dance Academy formally known as1 2 Step Bungendore is the local dance school that was founded at the beginning 2010 by Alison Fogarty.

Our classes start for children 2 years of age all the way up to adults. In 2011 our numbers grew to around 110 children and 40 adults. ONE2STEP have expanded to now offer classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Tap. Children who are excelling in these classes also have the opportunity to be selected for our Performance Troupe. These Troupes travel around NSW and ACT performing at local eisteddfods. We also cater to adults, offering classes in Jazz, Ballet and Tap. Anyone can feel free to come along and shake it in our adult class.




Play the Dance Agency

“Basically, we just love what we do.”

PLAY – The Dance Agency was started in June 2011 as we felt there was a gap in the market for a studio like PLAY.

PLAY is currently being run by Cassie Gillis, with the assistance of an amazing team of energetic, talented and creative group of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers.

After just over a year spent in a school gymnasium in Dickson, PLAY needed to get it’s own premises as we were in high demand for classes. In October 2012 we built and moved into our own “PLAYHOUSE” in Mitchell. Mitchell was an ideal location for us as it is central for majority of our students and the schools they attend. After competing in many eisteddfods, competitions and events over the last 3 years, PLAY has really stood out as a leader in the Canberra dance scene. We have lost track of the competitions we have won and continue to strive for excellence within our studio.

Unit 10, 25-55 Buckland Street Mitchell ACT 2911

Cassie Gillis

Mobile: 0417 442 750


Welcome to our dance community. Classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Singing, Drama, Cheerleading, stretch and strengthen and more. Comprehensive instruction by professional experienced staff in a fun and nurturing environment. Opportunities to perform at local / interstate eisteddfods, community events and annual concerts. Examinations also available (ATOD Ltd syllabus)     Professional teachers and choreographers with a wealth of experience in all styles of dance. Choreography available for eisteddfods, workshops, school and community events, corporate/promotional events, etc. Specialised student teacher training program available.

2 years to Adult

Vibrant performance troupes in all styles of dance for all students – tiny tots to adults. Opportunities to perform at local / interstate eisteddfods, community and sporting events, and the Pointe2Pointe annual concert. Available for corporate, professional and community work / events.

Natalie Pearse (Director)
0405 620 582



Project Beats


Welcome to Project Beats Dance. Canberra based. Community Driven. Dancing to be different.

We teach dance classes for all skill levels and ages, from fundamentals to fitness and international quality performance. Come and check out our classes on offer, Get us to perform at your school or event, or talk to us to find out what is suitable for you!


Here’s what we’re about

Project Beats goal is to make Canberra the most supportive Australian city for hip-hop dance, and in the future, dance and the performing arts in general. We believe in a high standard of creativity and originality. We would like to continue to help the Canberra dance community to grow and continue to inspire people.

Watson Community Centre, Tay St, Watson ACT 2602

QL2 Centre for Youth Dance

QL2 runs programs for ages 9-26 that focus on igniting and developing young people’s creative energy and dance skills. Although we are not a dance school, we provide an excellent extension to other dance training, building a deep understanding of dance-making and performance through hands-on performance projects.

9 years to 26 years
Gorman House, Braddon, Central, Canberra

QL2 runs programs for ages 9-26 that focus on igniting and developing young people’s creative energy and dance skills. Although we are not a dance school, we provide an excellent extension to other dance training, building a deep understanding of dance-making and performance through hands-on performance projects.

Gary Barnes (General Manager)
(02) 6247 3103 |

Rachel’s Broadway Dance Studio

Rachel’s Broadway Dance Studio is there to help you live your dream in the limelight.

We offer tiny tot classes run by a early childhood teacher; junior open class that has the fun of Jazz and technical Lyrical for all skill levels, ages 3 to 18.

Pre teen and teen classes with Jazz and Contemporary that is fun and care free with funky tunes that the kids have on their Ipods. Also private one on one coaching in Ballet, Jazz, lyrical, Contemporary. Rachel’s Broadway Dance Studio gets you ready to dance on stage at local dance eisteddfods in and around Canberra or help you with a dance audition.

Rachel has been working in the dance industry for over 15 years.  Rachel believes that the core to every dancer is great mind and body technique.

0402 579 537

114 Maitland Street, Hackett, ACT.

Salsabor Dance Company

Salsabor specializes in Salsa, Ladies and Men’s Shines and Styling, Zumba Latin Fitness, Bachata, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Bridal dance, private tuition, performances and more. The only ACT Salsa and Latin dance school that has represented Canberra at international levels.

4 years to Adult
Belconnen, East Row, Civic, Central, Canberra, Gungahlin, Woden

Raquel Paez (Director)
0404 181 862


Salsambada, Canberra’s premiere latin dance studio (since 1993) teaches Salsa and La Rueda in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Learn to lead/follow, so that you can dance socially to a wide range of music, with a variety of people.

No experience or partner is needed to start lessons, but within 12 weeks (Beginner 1 & 2) you will have the confidence and material to dance comfortably through a whole song! See our homepage, or for video demos of what you will learn and  student dancing.

Classes in Phillip and Reid

Contact Melissa

0407 257 230


Salsarico is a Latin dance studio that specialises in street and club Latino style of dancing. Our dance studio teaches Salsa, Merengue and La Rueda the way it is danced in the streets of Cuba and the Latin night clubs. The instructors at Salsarico are fully qualified and have extensive experience in teaching Salsa, La Rueda and Merengue. They are well known and respected in the Canberra Salsa scene.

18 years – 65 years

Erico Soliman (Instructor)
0412 120 593

Silver Treads

Silver Treads - Over 50s TapHave you always wanted to tap or would like to take it up again? Why not join the Silver Treads Senior Tap Dancing Group for 50 and over’s? We welcome both men and women to our group. Fun and laughter, friendship and fitness are features of the classes, as are feather boas, top hats, canes and gloves.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classes. Come and join in the fun and maybe a performance or two. Mondays in School terms at the Mt Rodgers Scout Hall, Charnwood.

50+ Years

Janette on 0432062379
Coralie on 62542546

Sparkles Dance Studio

‘At SDS we pride ourselves in encouraging all students to enjoy dance and to be the dancer THEY want to be, and would love the opportunity to share the joy that dance brings to us’

At SDS we offer classes for all ages from beginners to professional level in Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Cheerleading and Singing. Please feel free to come along and try any of these classes, see our timetable for a complete list of days and times.

Principal Renee Whiter

Building 2, Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place Pearce ACT (above Kidsafe)

T: 02 6286 5523

M: 0412 741 156


Tango Social Club of Canberra

Argentine tango is a dance that brings two people together to express the passion and nostalgia of Argentine tango music.  It is sensuous, playful, complex, and improvised.  It is a journey that is challenging, but one that provides immense rewards.
·         Do you want to learn how to dance Argentinian Tango?
·         Do you want to improve your dance skills?
·         Do you want to participate in tango events and practice sessions?
·         Do you want to meet new people?

If any of these appeal to you, then Tango could be for you.

The Tango Social Club of Canberra is a non-profit association incorporated in the ACT.  We would love to welcome you to our club!  We provide an environment that encourages the learning and development of Argentine tango, and also promote and demonstrate tango to the Canberra community.  

Member teaching groups/clubs are:



GPO Box 2740, Canberra City  ACT  2601

Team Rockit

Team Rockit is a premiere dance performance crew primarily based in Canberra.

Team Rockit is a performance crew formed in 2012 through the collaborative efforts of LDC and amazing talents from Canberra. The members of Team Rockit are not not only dancers, but are composed of many other talents involving music and filmography.

Some accolades from Team Rockit include: Urban Dance Camp 12′ 13′ 14′, Guy Sebastian, Stan Walker, Timomatic, ‘RichBoyz 14′ Show, New York/LA Tour 12′ 14′, AIS Arena Halftime Show, Hong Kong Workshops, European Workshops.

Team Rockit regularly gig in Canberra and interstate, performances involve choregraphed performances and include live musical sets.
Crew Members: William Tran, Hiri Huirama, David McLean, Jack Keogh, Eamon Cross

For Bookings: OR 0405 128 559

Tribalista Bellydance

Offering classes and performance in Tribal Style and Neo-Fusion Bellydance.

Ainslie, Central, Canberra, Civic

Offering performances with a minimum of two dancers in Tribal Style Bellydance. Colourful, graceful and fun dance for all events.

Fiona MacPherson (Artistic Director)
0404 863 026

Viera Dance School of Excellence

Viera Dance School of Excellence provides fun & fantastic dance classes for children from 3 yrs up.  Whether you need one class per week or our full-time course, you will receive exceptional tuition from our highly experienced staff.

Principal: Lauren Viera

Lauren completed major examinations in RAD, BBO and National Character, while being taught by her Mother, June Vieira. After receiving a scholarship from Tanya Pearson to attend Ecole Ballet Studio’s in Sydney, under the direction or Jane Allyn, Ashley Killar and Kit Lethby, Lauren was invited to commence the full time training course. Here she completed her RAD Advanced Exam and performed soloist roles in many works and numerous times at the Bodies Festival and the Sydney Opera House. Lauren was soon accepted into the English National Ballet School and Munich Ballet Academy. After moving to Germany, Lauren completed her 3 year Diploma in Professional Classical Ballet. Lauren was taught by world reknowned teachers, including Prof. Heinz Manniegal, the late Prof. Alexander Prokofiev (who trained with Rudolph Nureyev), the late Prof. Konstanza Vernon (director) and prima ballerina Elena Pankova. She also preformed many times at the Munich State Opera House including La Bayadere with the Bavarian State Ballet Company. Lauren then decided to join her fiancé at Circus Krone, where she danced soloist roles and was able to perform with elephants for nearly 4 years.

Lauren Viera

0421 494 732

Kama Scout Hall, Birch Place, Macquarie ACT 2614