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About Us

Deanne Fordham School of Dance (DFSD) was established in 2001 and offers classes in:

  • BALLET (Borovansky & RAD)
  • JAZZ
  • TAP
  • ACRO

The Principal, Deanne Fordham, leads a team of professional and dedicated instructors with over 50 years' experience in the performing arts. Specialising in all genres of dance we offer the highest level of training with many opportunities to perform, gain teaching qualifications, compete Australia wide and dance globally.

In all we have over 250 students and every student's needs are important to us, we aim to nuture the love of dance in every pupil. We offer examinations, assessments, student choreography competitions and end of year concerts in all styles of dance to further our students potential.


We are very excited to be able to re-open our studio soon and give our dancers a chance to continue their tuition in a safe and protected environment. Our COVID-19 Procedures have been set in place, emailed to all familes and available to view by clicking here.

Studio Location

5/19-23 Clarinda Road, Oakleigh South

Our studio is a large, purpose designed unit offering 3 dance studios with viewing windows, sprung flooring, mounted barres, mirrors, air-conditioning and quality sound systems.

The studio boasts a large parent’s wait area with a cafe and on-site uniform shop with a professionally staffed reception area.

Principals Message

"We seek to promote dance as an art form and we aim to provide our students the opportunity to participate and view dance as an educational tool, recreational activity, and performing art. One of our core motivations is to stimulate the imagination of our students - to understand their potential artistic talent, and to encourage self-confidence & personal growth."

What’s On

Now taking enrolments for 2021.

To enrol or book a FREE trial class please call 0425 725 075 or email [email protected]

Introducing our NEW Pre-School Program "Dainty Dancers". Written and devised by our principal, the program is specifically designed for 3-4 years olds and is in it's 4th year running. For more information click on the CLASSES tab or call 0425 725 075 to speak to our principal directly.

DFSD Accolades

2020 - Congratulations Yusra A on being accepted into VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School)

2019 Concert Scholarship Award Winners:

Deanne Fordham School of Dance Annual Scholarship Award - Sasha Hannan.

Ballerina of the Year Award - Chloe Bateman.

Lynette Mirims Scholarship Award - Naomi McKay.

Chrisitine Abdulovic Encouragement Award - Ruby Hannan

2019 - Congratulations to Leah C & Anthea G on recieving the TOP TIER AWARD 2019 for their APDA Jazz & Hip Hop Examinations. This means they received within the top 5 marks throughout Australasia & Indonesia.

2019 AICD Special Award Medal winners -

Naomi M (Intermediate Ballet)

Yusra A (Grade 6 Ballet)

Lindsay M (Grade 3 Ballet)


Why Choose Us?

* DFSD has been successfully running in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs for over 10 years.

* Our instructors are highly qualified and have a passion for teaching children and adults.

* We run from our own professionally fitted out studio.

* Our Term Fees are competitively priced.

* Our concerts are a breeze with no costume making for parents and costume hire fees as low as $25!

* We have over 30 classes per week to choose from.

* And lastly, our students love to dance and we encourage ALL children to participate in the art of dance and the performing arts.