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Glen Iris School Of Dance

What We Offer

We have a comprehensive syllabus designed to suit all ages and levels. Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Funk, Song and Dance.  Our classes have a strong emphasis on Classical Ballet technique, using the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet syllabus - based on the Russian Vaganova Method. The ACB training and assessment program emphasizes correct placement, dynamics and performance skills which are all qualities inherent to the Vaganova method. 

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Established in 2004

Glen Iris School of Dance offers classes for students as young as three years old through to our Half Day Intensive Training and Platform Year Programs. Students are offered the opportunity to sit annual examinations (Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Syllabus) and take part in our mid and end of year concerts, both staged at the Alexander Theatre. Selected students are also invited to participate in competitions and eisteddfods throughout the year.

Committed Teaching Staff

All of our staff are fully qualified ex-professional dancers with many years of performing experience and comprehensive teaching skills across both group and private coaching settings.  At GISD we are committed to ensuring your child develops a love of dance in a nurturing and positive learning environment.

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Testimonies

Beautiful dance school. The teachers are so professional and our children have blossomed in all areas of dancing. We would highly recommend this dance school

- Shilpa (parent of 2 current students)

"GISD is truly like no other school.  I have made friendships that will be lifelong. The environment was both nurturing & supportive & one where I was encouraged to develop creativity, technicality, freedom of expression & musicality through dance. GISD was such a huge part of my life and I honestly can't thank Miss Amber and all the teachers enough for the amazing moments & memories."

- Kate Montgomery, Current student at VCASS

The extremely skilled and knowledgeable teachers at GISD helped me reach my goals, and their constant support and encouragement lead me to where I am today. The nurturing environment of this school allowed my passion for dance to become a reality.

- Eva Thomas, Student of The Australian Ballet School

Dance Classes

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Dance Styles

Learn Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Character, Limber / Strength and Conditioning, Jazz, Junior & Senior,Tap and much more

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Ballet Classes

 Choose from Kinder Ballet, Pre-Primary, Primary, Preparatory Level, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Senior Level

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Half Day Program

Our half-day program continues with some students electing to combine this with VCE dance.  This program will be coached by the highly experienced faculty from Glen Iris Dance. 

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Competition Info

Select students from Level 2 and above are given the opportunity to attend private lessons in order to prepare solos for competitions. 

Kinder Ballet Classes

Imagine A World Filled With Storie's And Magical Music.

Our Dance Play and Kinder Ballet classes provide a perfect introduction to the world of ballet for children as young as three years old.  These classes focus on developing your child's imagination and strengthening their confidence whilst teaching poise, grace and creative movement.