We Are Now Taking Enrolments in All Classes and Age Levels for Term 1 2024.. Please Contact us Today for an Information Leaflet and Come in for Your Free Trial Class. Darebin School of Dance We are situated in a fully secured location with security gates at the entrance and the exits to the property.
There are 6 parking spaces inside as well as street parking along Chifley Drive.
Our Studio is a fully 'Stand Alone' facility with no other tenants using our premises.
Our mission is to continue to provide every student a safe, happy, and relaxed environment in which they can attend their dance classes and continue to enjoy their dance journey with us. Whether they are a recreational student or a more serious student wishing to foster their passion to an advanced level, we nurture each student, value their individuality, and foster their love of dance and creativity at their own pace so that they can achieve their individual goals in a positive environment.
Child Safety Commitment. Darebin School of Dance is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who are involved with our dance school. We endorse the child safe commitment to keep all children and young people safe from abuse and neglect. We promote equality, respect and diversity and are fully inclusive and attentive to the needs of all students. Our policies and procedures seek to address any risks to child safety and establish a child safe culture and a fun and positive environment for all at Darebin School of Dance.
Principal Nadine Stoddart (ARAD, PGDip Sci, Teaching Cert, Registered RAD Teacher London)
We are a registered Royal Academy of Dance school based at 8/72 Chifley Drive Preston and teach the RAD Children's syllabus from Pre Primary to Grade 8, the RAD Major syllabus , as well as the RAD Discovering Repertoire Syllabus, the Silver Swans Programme for Seniors, and Pre School dance for the Kinder age child. We are also a registered State Dance Association Inc school specialising in the SDA's tap and jazz syllabus, with students studying from Primary One tap though to Advanced Performance as well as Primary 1 jazz to Level 5.
The school first opened in 1993 by Nadine Stoddart and Robert McNamara. As of 2022 Robert decided to move on to pursue other interests, freelance teach and continue to examine for the State Dance Association. Over the years the school has performed its annual concerts, prepared many students for exams, competitions, and performances, played a role in local school fetes and festivals as well as taking part in important events such as Seniors Week down by the Yarra.
Darebin School of Dance whilst promoting the disciplines of dance has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which makes students and families feel welcome and comfortable. We provide a supportive, respectful, safe and creative environment for all students teachers and parents. We cater for the recreational student as well as the more serious student aiming at furthering their dance training towards a career in the dance and performing arts area. We strive to provide a quality of tuition so that the students are challenged but also guided and nurtured in an achievable and positive manner, in order for them to reach their individual full potential We provide a variety of dance styles and encourage the students to explore all these different techniques in order to expose themselves to a range of dance, music, costuming and choreography. We offer fabulous opportunities for our students including examinations, concerts, competitions, dance camps, holiday workshops, choreographic competitions, teacher training and more. Many of our students and families have remained involved in our school throughout the years and we are now thrilled to see some second generation students starting with us. Many of our former students have moved on to pursue careers in the dance/arts genre and have furthered their careers both in Australia and overseas. We are very proud of each and every one of our students.
Wherever our students move onto in life we know that they will take with them the many skills that they have gained through their time at Darebin School of Dance, including confidence, persistence, and pride in themselves and their achievements., As well as some great friendships and very special forever memories. Contact phone number: Nadine (mobile) 0414 959 012