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 in our dance school. 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.
Here at Sharon Saunders Dancers (SSD) we pride ourselves on a non-competition school environment, with over 100 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!
My daughter has been dancing with SSD for the last 8 years. I cannot fault the professionalism and care and commitment Sharon and her team provide to aspiring young dancers. The supportive and friendly family at SSD has developed not only my daughter's dance techniques but her sense of self and wellbeing. At SSD the focus has always been on dance! No competitions, just striving to learn and improve their dance techniques in the wide variety of genres they offer. Which is what learning to dance should be about
Laura (SSD Parent September 2021)
More $200 Get Active Kids vouchers to help pay for uniforms, shoes and fees for Dance.
Applications for the third round of the voucher program are now open. For the first time kids under four will be eligible, providing an opportunity to enrol in Kindy and Play Dance classes.
We are a registered provider for this program. Great news that kids under 4 are now eligible if you fit the criteria. Claims are directly through https://www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers/
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. - Rebecca (SSD Parent 2019)
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.
To supply endless opportunities for dancers to mature their confidence and technical abilities whilst in a fun-filled, non-competitive environment that results in self-discovery, bravery, friendship and radiates joy!
READY SET BALLET
is a 30 minute magical ballet experience for 2- 5 year olds introducing them to
the world of ballet.