Bendigo Dance

Shining through Dance!

SSD offers the perfect combination, a professional, reputable ballet school with some of the best teachers, and simultaneously a gentle and nurturing environment tailoring to the individual needs of each student and allowing them to thrive. All of my girls LOVE SSD (they count down the sleeps until their next lesson), and I have seen such amazing improvements in them both physically and emotionally. Sharon is amazing and knowledgeable, always ensuring her little (and big) dancers have the best experience possible. We are so proud to be a part of the SSD dance family! Would strongly encourage anyone with kids interested in dance to come and try SSD! - Rebecca (SSD Parent 2019)

As per government restrictions for COVID-19 we are closed until further notice.
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Ready Set Dance

We are the Official location for READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET in Bendigo!

Ready Set Dance was recently awarded the Best National Activity for Preschoolers at The What’s On for Kids Awards! 

The program focuses on teaching children the 3 C’s. Coordination, Confidence & Creativity. 

Sharon Saunders was the recipient of the The Golden Twirl Award in 2019 and Hannah McBaIn was a finalist in the READY SET BALLET Teacher of the year. Sharon Saunders Dancers were also finalists in the READY SET BALLET Studio of the year & READY SET DANCE Regional studio of the year.

Bendigo Dance School

Here at Sharon Saunders Dancers (SSD) we pride ourselves on a non-competition school environment, with over 40 years of technical teaching experience. We are located close to the heart of Bendigo and provide a nurturing, safe and friendly environment for all who come and join our SSD family. Our children’s dance classes are planned utilising The Australian Teachers of Dancing syllabus. This syllabus is internationally recognised, and individualised, to ensure children receive age appropriate training that offers a progressive, safe and rewarding technical progression. We are to have nurtured and supported students who have been with us from preschool to adulthood, and some now even teachers themselves!

Children's Dance classes 

Each child deserves the right to feel and be safe. The welfare of all children that come into our care, are, and always will be, our first priority. We have zero tolerance towards child abuse or bullying/harassment, and we aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe in conjunction with having fun. All of this happens whilst building life skills as well! We are committed to our Child Safe Standards Policies and Code of Ethics.

A professional and organised, well run dance school. It is family friendly, with an atmosphere that is fun and inviting for dancers of all ages and abilities. Dance teachers are wonderful and very supportive of all students. There is no pressure to complete formal exams (which was great for my child), but the option is there for those that are interested. The end of year concert is amazing! Kate Fitzpatrick SSD Parent.
Bendigo preschool children dance classes adult