Shining Through Dance

Shining through Dance!


Specialised Preschool Program

We use the ATOD Preschool syllabi which has been carefully planned by leading early childhood educators to ensure your child has fun while building correct technique from the beginning. 

Watch their independence and confidence grow each week as they proudly show proudly their new dance moves at the end of every class!

Non Competition School

We are a non-competition school and we have created a friendly environment in our SSD Family over 25 years. 

We offer The Australian Teachers of Dancing Syllabus which ensures children receive age appropriate training which is progressive, safe & rewarding.

Child Safe 

All children have a right to feel and be safe. The welfare of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have a zero tolerance to child abuse or bullying. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and have fun while building life skills as well as dance skills!

We are committed to our Child Safe Standards Policies.


Hi Sharon

I don't know where to begin. So much to say and so much to be thankful for. I feel to really express myself l need to write pages and pages but l promise I'll keep this short.

Firstly just WOW!! I am in awe of how calm, collected and cheery you have been through this whole concert week! Never once showing impatience or frustration. Always poised with a smile and an encouraging word. I love the words you used on stage ' correction from your teachers should be viewed as an honour because it shows they care about you'. That's just amazing. What a fantastic outlook to teach our children. Sharon you are one in a million and l'm so glad l chose your school for my children. Secondly your teachers are wonderful. So gifted and talented and l wonder how they keep control of the sometimes roudy classes ( adult ladies included 😉). Your strict but fair control of your teachers ensures that you have quality teachers helping our children to learn and grow. They are all amazing and often go well beyond their responsibilities. How lucky we are to have them. 

Thirdly, through your dedication to teaching students to not only be dancers but also caring and sensitive individuals you have managed to create a school which is like non other l've ever been involved in. Everyone is so friendly, welcoming, caring. That includes the parents. I have formed some strong friendships with other parents, both ones l perform with but also the ones l see regularly every week. My children have also formed strong friendships which is definitely something l wanted for them. They look forward to dancing every week because they are loving dancing but also because they are so happy in that friendly loving atmosphere. 

Fourthly, Olivia. Just wow again! You know she wouldn't talk to anyone before joining SSD. Well how things have changed. She has blossomed, no longer worrying about speaking. She will talk to everyone! Her confidence is amazing. How proud l am of her and her dedication to perfecting her dance technique. She just loves it and thrives every week. So you can only imagine what a sooky mess l was on stage when she received her award. She beamed all night. She is so sad there is no more dancing until next year. She just loves it!

Finally, what an amazing concert it was! So well structured and organised. My family have absolutely nothing but praise. From the great venue, ease of parking, to the wonderful performances they witnessed all night. One performance went seamlessly to the next and kept them entertained all night long. 

So happy and proud that my family could all be involved in your 25th year doing what you love. Please keep going because you are making a real difference in peoples lives and helping parents raise some beautiful future citizens. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart xx

With love

Ari Furmanczyk

December 2016

Our Mission

To provide a warm and welcoming community where dancers grow in confidence and technique while having fun with friends in a safe and friendly non-competitive environment. Inspiring dancers to be the best version of themselves they can be.

Our Values

We are proud and protective of our SSD Community. We live by our values everyday.


We respect each other and treat others as we wish to be treated.
We respect our school and studio environment and take pride in our appearance and grooming.


We are committed to upholding our child safe standards policy and always teach age appropriate content.
We are passionate about building confidence and giving our students the best classes we can. This includes professional development, safe dance practices, workshops, ATOD membership, exams and ongoing learning for all.

Nurturing & Caring

We aim to teach children from preschool age to adults. We understand this is a big responsibility, an honour and privilege and not everyone learns the same way. We want SSD to be a judgement free zone for all abilities. A safe and happy place where students feel comfortable and inspired to be the best version of themselves they can be.

Fun & Friendship

We are a welcoming and supportive community at SSD where many lifelong friendships begin for dancers and their families. We work together as a team and build strong relationships. Dancers will only continue and grow as dancers if they enjoy their classes. It is our responsibility to continue to make learning fun and engaging.