Bendigo Dance

Shining through Dance!

Ready Set Dance is an innovative program designed specifically to introduce young children to the world of dance. In each class teachers explore aspects of the Ready Set Dance curriculum through playful approaches which are responsive to the curiosity and imagination of young learners. The children respond with active and joyful engagement and participation that enables them to practice and refine the skills and capacities needed for dance. At the same time the children are extended across the various developmental domains of physical, cognitive, language and social development and use learning processes such as attending, remembering and problem solving. Through regular and sustained participation in Ready Set Dance classes children develop positive dispositions to learning such as enthusiasm, independence, concentration, persistence, co-operation and the three C’S of confidence, coordination, and creativity. Ready Set Dance offers much to support the play and learning if young children in Australia and beyond. Dr.Cathie Harrison EdD, M.Ed, B.Ed(EC) Early Childhood and Gifted Education Consultant

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. 

We are thrilled to have this fabulous preschooler program at our studio. We are the official location READY SET DANCE in Bendigo which is run in over 230 dance studios across Australia and New Zealand. READY SET DANCE is a one hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of FUN for girls and boys.  

We are very excited to be a part of READY SET DANCE and see our favourite songs on Nick Jr & 10 Peach each day!

Our preschoolers just LOVE....

• Busting out their hip hop moves
• Singing like a star
• Joining the puppet show
• Skipping along fairytale lane
• Floating on their yoga cloud
• Learning rhythm on our animal safari
• Jumping in puddles with their tap shoes
• Playing with our parachutes
• Going bananas with all of our cool music tracks created by the top music producers from the Australian kids television industry


Every teacher is absolutely top quality. They are so kind and caring and genuinely interested in each child, their uniqueness and their well being. They foster a beautiful environment in which every child feels noticed, special and confident in their surroundings. I cannot stress what a difference SSD and their RSD teachers make to these children (and their parents), and how deserving they are of this award! Bec - SSD Parent 2019
The wonderful women teaching at Sharon Saunders studio with the Ready Set Dance program have provided such an amazing experience for my toddler. From including her when she is unsure, praising her participation and showing so much encouragement, watching my child’s confidence in herself grow and grow has been amazing. This program is fantastic for young girls and boys who love to groove and to build their confidence. I love watching my girl sing and dance all week from the things she has been doing in class. Thank you ladies for providing such a positive and fun learning experience for her. 
Stacey Boswood - Ready Set Dance Parent
Our Ready Set Dance teachers are amazing! They are so kind and caring; and nurture the individuality of each student, it’s so nice to know that they take as much joy and pride in our children’s accomplishments as we do- Kate SSD Parent 2019
If I could bottle Hannah up in a jar & pass her on to every single person who wants to dance... & have them open up the jar & have Hannah.... wow! That would be the best gift! Emily SSD Parent 2019
For girls and boys from 2 to 5 years. The whole program is designed with a focus on making it appealing to both girls and boys. Preschoolers can relate to the song themes which are not gender specific and have key instructions for preschoolers to respond to. The steps, music  as well as our mascots ‘Twirl’ and ‘Freeze’ represent our aim to deliver a syllabus that caters for boys as much as girls.  There are different levels and variations within the framework of our classes which cater for a two year old just starting their dance journey or a five year old getting ready for big school.
As per government restrictions for COVID-19 we are currently in business hibernation. We plan to re-open in Term 3 on Monday July 13 with current students and will welcome new trials as soon as possible (subject to government restrictions).

Register for an information pack & updates below. 

We will be in touch when we have our Re-opening and Covid-19 safe plan prepared and can take new trials.



4pm READY SET BALLET (4-5 yrs) 

4.40pm READY SET DANCE (2-4 yrs) Level 1 


9.30am READY SET DANCE (2-4 yrs) Level 1

10.45am READY SET BALLET (2-4 yrs)

11.30am READY SET DANCE (4-5 yrs) Level 2

12.30pm READY SET BALLET (4-5 yrs)

All classes subject to enrolments.

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