Surfcoast Dance Company – dance classes for those in Geelong, Torquay and the whole of the Surfcoast.
Surfcoast Dance Company offers a fun, inclusive environment for those from Geelong, Torquay and throughout the Surfcoast, where everyone can share their passion and love of dance.
What We Do
We foster each individual’s creativity and help develop discipline that can be taken from the studio into all areas of life.
We encourage everyone to strive to be their best, while encouraging others around them to do the same.
Our classes range from Tiny Tots (3 & 4 year old’s), right through to adult classes. Our Children’s classes include Ballet, Jazz & Musical Theatre.
Ballet Conservatoire – dance classes for Geelong and Torquay
We are delighted to teach Ballet Conservatoire at Surfcoast Dance Company. We offer exams in this syllabus: “This training program was founded 26 years ago by former Principal Artist with The Australian Ballet Christine Walsh A.M. as a result of 45 years experience as professional dancer and dance lecturer both in Australia and overseas.
Director of her own ballet school and production company, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB), Christine developed the Ballet Conservatoire program based on her former training in the Russian method and her extensive professional international experience.
She adapted the existing 8 year Vaganova method into a 12 year training and examination program which enables ballet students to study this program from 5 years of age as part-time students progressing until pre-professional training.
The Ballet Conservatoire program is designed to suit the needs of all classical ballet students who are unable to take full-time daily dance training from an early age.”
Jazz and Musical Theatre – dance classes for all age groups
We teach Australian Dance Vision (ADV) for our Jazz classes, this syllabus has a beautiful ‘whole dancer’ focus: “ADV provides a unique holistic Australian dance education program for students, teachers and parents.
With a vision of excellence for Australian Dance, ADV has evolved to become the premiere provider of professional dance education. Our examination syllabus covers classical ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance styles always recognising the ultimate “stakeholder” as the young dancers and teachers of the next generation.”
Great Groovers – over 50’s dance class – join us from Geelong, Torquay and all along the Surfcoast
We also host an over 50s class called Great Groovers, which is a barre warm up followed by a jazz routine & includes a bit of brain training and activities targeting coordination and balance. This is a great way for people within our community to make new social connections in a fun setting. Movements within this class can be modified to accommodate various physical needs and abilities. Dancing for over 50s is great for:
- Encouraging better cardiovascular health
- Great for strength & endurance
- Improving bone health
- Improving flexibility
- Increasing cognitive skills
- Increasing opportunities for social interaction
- Building confidence
About Our Founder
Miss Melinda has more than 30 years dance experience, including more than 20 years teaching experience in :
- Musical theatre,
- Hip hop,
- Tap, and
Trained in Vaganova, RAD and Cecchetti, Miss Melinda continued to train full time at Dance World. She has experience in working with children with special needs, and is able to accommodate an enriching and inclusive learning environment.
We embrace a learning environment that will prepare you for the path ahead. Our classes incorporate traditional learning styles as well as hands-on experiences.
Call Miss Melinda on 0413 606 755 to ask for information or to book a class. You can also find more details by visiting her website.
At Great Ocean Road Locals, we have loads of information on our blogs about this area on the Great Ocean Road. The opportunities you have to visit and support local businesses are endless.
Read about the interesting coastal towns in our blog, Great Ocean Road Day Trips for Locals.