The Dance House Story

The foundations for a fantastic and varied dance school started in 1999 as a small baby ballet program run by Manly Council with Miss Melissa as the teacher. Quickly the class numbers grew and the program’s reputation for fantastic children’s ballet classes was established. In January 2002 Manly Council asked Melissa to take over the administration of the Baby Ballet classes and thus The Kids Dance house was born.

Melissa saw the need for additional classes to include other genres of dance and for older ages. It didn’t take long for these classes to fill and parents to ask ‘What about us?’ and so our awesome Adult classes began. As the students became older and the number of adult classes increased to include tap and ballet it was time to change the name of the school from the Kids Dance House to The Dance House.

Today, The Dance House is thriving with lots of activity; Ballet and Tap exams, two annual concerts, a talented team of professional teachers, super costume wardrobe and much more! We are blessed with the Northern Beaches most supportive and encouraging families and friends and we are excited to see where the next 10 years will take us as we watch our students flourish and grow!


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