WELCOME TO INDEPENDENT DANCE
Independent Dance Studios - IDS (formerly Contemporary Independent Dance) provides dance tuition of the highest standard for girls and boys aged 2 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.
Located in Hallam, servicing South East Melbourne suburbs including: Narre Warren, Berwick, Cranbourne, Lyndhurst, Pakenham, Endeavour Hills, Carrum Downs, Frankston, Keysborough, Langwarrin and surrounding areas.
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.
IDS offers classes in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, specialised pre-primary dance, Progressive Ballet Technique, limber and body conditioning. Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination work, private coaching, team work, competitions, performances, guest teacher workshops and a spectacular end of year Showcase are also on offer.
At IDS we are committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to develop strong dance technique, realise their full potential and receive consistent dance training of the highest standard in a safe, FUN, positive environment.
Established in 2009 under the artistic direction of Nicole Jacobsson, IDS has evolved from what was a small choreographic project undertaken by Nicole whilst studying dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004, to an ever growing school of excellence. Now offering impressive state-of-the-art facilities, faculty and a wide range of dance styles, IDS has grown to offer more than 80 classes a week taught by a team of 10+ experienced and passionate professionals, as well as offering acclaimed guest teachers and performance opportunities.
At IDS we choose to cap our pupils at 200, ensuring your child is not just a number.
With a solid technical base and a love for dance instilled, students of IDS have been accepted into prestigious dance programs including: The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS), The National Theatre Ballet School, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Studio Tibor Sydney, Spectrum, The Queensland University of Technology, The Russian Choreographic Academy, Transit Dance and many more.
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IDS MISSION, VISION & VALUES
At IDS our mission is to create strong, versatile, passionate and technical dancers.
Our vision is to provide a school with exceptional tuition, one that not only builds solid technical foundations, but most importantly fosters a love for dance. Our goal is to provide an environment where students can create life-long friendships, build lasting memories, and mature in a community atmosphere. We aim to nurture and inspire students so that they have the opportunity to excel and pursue a career in the dance industry.
At IDS our values underpin all that we do.Each member of our community is respectful, dedicated, committed, a good-sportsman, friendly, focused, hard-working, supportive, encouraging and courageous.
Contact 0438 350 561 or email@example.com to arrange a meet and greet with our Principal, Miss Nicole.
Neighbouring dance schools include: Backstage Dance Academy Joanne O Kelly School of Dance Reflections Academy of Dance Cathy Lee Dance Works Karlie Grace Dancers Ambitions Academy of Dance