In brief: The Dance School first opened its doors in 1982
in Paynesville RSL Hall. From 1984 to 1986 to
created for student growth, the school moved into the
Drama Room at Nagle College Bairnsdale.
Then in 1987 the dance school found its own home running
weekly classes out of three rooms at the former Bairnsdale
High School in Rupert Street.
From 2001, classes were held in the Paynesville Primary School
& Eagle Point Community Halls. In 2003 the school moved
to the former Prince Albert Picture Theatre Building
- now known as ‘Cremin Hall’ in Pyke Street Bairnsdale, where
the school still is today.
The founder, Jan Pianta grew up in Melbourne. Her grandmother
Olive Hueton was born in Bairnsdale. When Olive was a young adult
she joined the Bairnsdale Dramatic Society in the early 1900′s. The
Dramatic Society performed all their shows on the same stage that is
now one of the dance school’s studios. So 100 years later, fate found a
way of making generational connections occur.
Please click onto ‘About’ to learn about the philosophies of teaching
at the dance school as well as viewing the other pages to learn of student
experiences and achievements.
We would love to see you dance with us!
Enrolment occurs during Terms 1 and 2 of any given year.