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 and Examinations
Contemporary & Lyrical
Theatrical Jazz, Tap & Acro
Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)
Private Coaching & Competition Teamwork
Pilates, Limber & Body Conditioning
Extension Programs Half Day (CEP) & Junior (CEC)
Professional Stage Performances including feature Character Ballets
t - 0438 350 561
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+)
Contact 0438 350 561 to find out more.
A commitment to the art form of classical ballet and a passion for dance is essential!
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."