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About Us

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

  • BALLET (Borovansky)
  • JAZZ
  • TAP
  • ACRO
  • GLEE CLUB (Dance, Act, Sing)

The Principal, Deanne Fordham, leads a team of professional and dedicated instructors with over 50 years' experience in the performing arts.

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. Concerts & exams are a fun, enjoyable experience and very family friendly.

Studio Location

5/19-23 Clarinda Road, Oakleigh South

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

The studio boast a large parent’s wait areas with air-conditioning & ducted heating, student wait and change area, free tea & coffee, kitchenette, shower facilities, toddler play corner, TV and DVD facilities and plenty of off-street parking.

Principals Message

"We seek to promote dance as both a recreational hobby and 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 Term 1 2018. Free Trial lessons are available the first two weeks of Term 1.

To enrol or book a FREE trial class please call 0425 725 075 or email info@deannefordham.com.au

You can then click here to download our Enrolment Form or fill one out at reception after your trial class.

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 commences in 2018. For more information click on the CLASSES tab or call 0425 725 075 to speak to our principal directly.

DFSD Accolades

Congratulations Victoria T. on a successful audition into GREASE The Musical. Victoria has been studying ballet, jazz & tap at DFSD for over 3 years and looks certain to have a career in Musical Theatre. Well done, we are very proud of you and can't wait to see you perform at Rod Laver Arena.

Congratulations to Tamsyn H. & Amy W. on successfully completing their Jazz Teaching Certificates through the Asia Dance Pacific Dance Syllabus. A wonderful qualification to have obtained after many years of studying jazz with us.

Congratulations to Lillian C. and Daina H. on receiving a GOLD AWARD for our recent Glenn Wood Tap examinations. They both received 98 which is a huge achievement. Well done!

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 20 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.