"The pursuit

of excellence starts here."

Take a look around to see why

IDS is so very special. We offer;

  • Specialised pre-school classes

  • Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) & British Ballet Organization (BBO) Classical Ballet & Examinations

  • Contemporary & Lyrical

  • Theatrical Jazz, Tap & Musical Theatre

  • Acro (acrobatics)

  • VCE Dance

  • Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)

  • Private Coaching & Competition Teamwork

  • Pilates, Limber & Body Conditioning

  • Classical Extension Programs;     Half Day (CEP) & Junior (CEC)

  • Professional Stage Performances including traditional feature length ballets & Character ballets

  • And lots more!

t - 0438 350 561

e - info@independentdance.com.au

Independent Dance Studios provides dance tuition of the highest standard

for girls and boys aged two through to adult.

IDS is dedicated to providing exceptional dance training for the aspiring dancer, ensuring

every student has the opportunity to develop strong dance technique and foundations.  

Our ethos 'Nurture, Inspire, Excel' is evident in everything we do.

We are immensely proud of our reputation within the dance community

- one of strength, professionalism and excellence. 


Located in Hallam, servicing South East Melbourne suburbs including Narre Warren, Berwick, Cranbourne, Lyndhurst, Carrum Downs, Frankston, Keysborough, Langwarrin and surrounding areas.


Visit our spectacular, state-of-the-art studios and try your FREE first lesson in any style.

Call 0438 350 561 to enquire.

Click here to download a copy of our NEW & current

2020 IDS Prospectus Information Pack with everything to know about our school and offerings.


Pre School Dance Classes

Find a class that suits your budding ballerina or ballerino!
Correct training taught right from the beginning, in a fun, friendly atmosphere. 

Develop movement, musicality, co-ordination, body & spatial awareness whilst making friends.

Half Day Classical Extension Program Pathway

2020 Auditions by appointment

IDS's audition-only Half Day Classical Extension Program (CEP) is pathway program designed to develop young dancers who show promise and potential in the classical ballet genre.


The program allows young children to maintain their academic studies and remain close to home, while receiving individualised training from an invested, expert Faculty of past professionals.

In world-class facilities, select students train right here in the suburbs with one-on-one tuition and care. No need to travel into the city to prepare for full-time or a vocation in The Arts!

Level 1 (ages 11 - 14)  Level 2 (ages 14+)

Intake Auditions are held at the IDS Studios by our Faculty Panel in September annually and by private appointment throughout the year. 

Contact 0438 350 561 to find out more. 

View our video for more information. 

Click here to apply to audition.



A commitment to the art form of classical ballet and a passion for dance is essential!

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VCE Dance




Enrol for now for 2020!

IDS is proud to offer VCE DANCE, available to internal and external senior students  (from any school) studying Years 10-12.

The IDS VCE Dance Program operates during Terms 1 - 4 of the school year, involving approximately 350 hours of training, undertaken over 2 years (Units 1&2 and 3&4).


Through the completion of the VCE Dance coursework students will receive a nationally recognised contribution towards their ATAR score.

Limited spaces available.

Expressions of interest to commence applicable studies in 2020 must enquire during Term 3 2019 to ensure their place.



Summer School Fun




Take a look at our incredible three days of dance in 2018. Such joy shared.
Stay tuned for our upcoming Winter School announcement too!
Thank you to all of the schools and students who took part and to our extraordinary 2018 Summer School faculty:

Daniel Gaudiello, Past Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet

Lana Jones, Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet

Todd Jacobsson, 'Elder White', The Book of Mormon

Dr Lisa Ellis, Director of Dance Prescription

Amy Harris, Senior Artist, The Australian Ballet

Kalman Warhaft, Sydney Dance Company & The Australian Ballet

Jayden Wall, Lyrical & Hip Hop Choreographer, PSA Alumni

Jack May, Director of Momentum Arts

Thank you to the following inspiring artists who became our 2017 inaugural Summer School faculty: 
Kim Adam, Freelance Theatrical Choreographer & Director, Transit Dance & Spectrum Full Time 
Mary Renouf (Fryer), Past Professional Artist, The Australian Ballet & major European Companies
Adrian Fryer, Past Professional Artist, The Australian Ballet & major European Companies
Georgia Tuckett, Contemporary Choreographer and Dancer, Victorian College of the Arts
Justin Morris, Director, Ballarat Dance Centre
Stacey Clarke, Senior Teacher & Choreographer, Ballarat Dance Centre
Jordan Herbert, Choreographer, Ministry of Entertainment
Simon Fairweather, Theatrical Broadway Star

Our families testimonials

"My daughters technique, performance focus and self discipline have significantly improved, and as a result, her self confidence, self belief and pride in her dancing. For that, I thank you.


Actually, I can not thank you enough. I have been looking for a school like yours, local to the South East Melbourne region, for years, and am so glad that we found IDS."

Click here to read more testimonials.