Deanne Fordham School of Dance started in 2006 by the current Principal. With only 20 students, the legacy of the school began…
Now in 2021, DFSD continues to provide dance classes and opportunities to children of all ages in an environment that is comfortable and encouraging.
DFSD strives to provide children and adults with professional dance tuition in an all-inclusive community. Teachers are professional and qualified and will always encourage students to fulfill their potential.
We boast that past students have been accepted into:
VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts)
Indefinite Dance Company Programs
Spectrum Dance Studios Full-time Program
Take the Mic Productions
Players Theatre Company.
Our AICD Ballet students receive annual monetary scholarships as well as AICD Special Medal Awards.
Our Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop students have received the Top Tier Awards for being marked within the top 5% of Australasia through the APDA syllabus.
We provide our students the opportunity to attend onsite workshops held by current working professionals such as Amy Madden (Harris) Australian Ballet Principal Artist, Australia’s top classical ballet coaches including Claire Campbell ABS Dip, BA Deg, formerly with the Scottish Ballet and we continue to work closely with Miss Lynette Mirims, examiner and licentiate member of the AICD.
We follow the Safe Dance guidelines, practice COVID safe procedures and align with Dance Arts Alliance to ensure our studio is up to date with current government requirements and ensure the physical and overall safety of each and every student.
1.One of the longest-running studios in the South Eastern Suburbs
We have been successfully running in Oakleigh for 15 years. Starting in a local Community Centre to now having our own specially designed studio which houses over 200 students.
We are proud of our teachers who are all qualified in their fields and share a passion for dance second to none. Their loyalty to our studio and our students is commendable and their motivation to keep learning an asset.
3.Award winning competition teams
At DFSD you will be amazed by our winning competition teams and their accomplishments including many qualifying for Nationals & placing National Champions.
(Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School)
Congratulations Yusra A on being accepted into VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School)
Top Tier Award 2019
Congratulations to Leah C & Anthi G on receiving 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
Grade 6 Ballet
Grade 3 Ballet
Concert Scholarship Award Winners:
Ballerina of the Year Award
Deanne Fordham School of Dance Annual Scholarship Award
Christine Abdulovic Encouragement Award