Accredited Theatrical Dance and Performing Arts  is offered in over 55 classes running each week out of two studios.

We excel in ALL GENRES  and classes are available from 2 years of age.

Dance Baby Dance,  Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre to fully cater  for your  child’s  recreational dance needs.

Entry into the professional world of classical ballet and performing arts has been proven with students from this school. 

Annual Competition classes are available for the dedicated student where further dance styles are taught.

Our annual End of Year Performance is a spectacular event that is equal to no other. 

The teaching team consists of Janis, Shaun, Paula with guest teachers and workshops annually. 

Student teachers include:  Phoebe, Chelsea, Lara


This Dance School is considered one of the best in Regional Victoria as we encourage a ‘thinking’ dancer and it is where results and enjoyment are guaranteed.    As quoted by many satisfied parents  – ‘the teachers brings out the best in the child’.

(Remark from Karen Malek, Adjudicator for over 20 years, President of ATOD, Ballet Mistress at TRANSIT DANCE Melb.

‘I recently spent a delightful day examining at Jan Pianta School of Dance and was thrilled with the standard of work presented.   It is so refreshing to know that East Gippsland has such a high standard of dance training available at its fingertips.   

Country Victoria has produced many fine dance artists over the last 50 years.  I travel not only throughout Australia examining and teaching, I travel the world and can safely say that the standard of teaching in Bairnsdale with Jan Pianta School of Dance is of the highest order.   

Congratulations Jan on the standard of work presented.    I am excited for your future……….’)

Children love to dance, it is innate and natural so ‘the love of dance’ is not in question!  What is done with the ‘love’ is!   That is why we do it the best!   We develop the child through the understanding that correct technical training is vital from an early age.   Students can then discover this through the many dance styles that are on offer – each progressive through various comprehensive syllabi.

The early standards set in 1982, when the school first opened its doors have been achieved and worked and they are still being achieved and worked today to become a standard of excellence in recreational dancing.

Student successes range from gaining entry into the Australian Ballet School ITP, (International Program for Gifted Students), The National Theatre Ballet School, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Dance World 301, The Australian Conservatoire of Classical Ballet,  VCE Dance Top Acts, Transit Dance Youth Program, Melbourne City Ballet School Youth Program, SCIMMS, Transit Dance Secondary School.  Highest award received in East Gippsland for Certificate 11 in VET Dance  in VCE with Victorian Department of Education and Training, state winners in the Australian Ballet School and Telstra Junior Dancer Awards and much more.

We welcome your child into this dance school to experience dance at its very best here in East Gippsland – Bairnsdale.

We now teach second generation children!