Ballet Classes

At Brighton Dance Academy, we believe that classical ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. We are very fortunate to have some of Melbourne’s leading ballet teachers providing ballet classes in many different forms.

Our ballet school offers ballet for beginners of any age, with classes available to suit all levels of ability. Students can commence dance classes from the age of 3, with our Kinder Ballet classes offering a fun and creative dance environment.

Students looking to take ballet seriously can work their way through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus, it is a world renowned syllabus offering examinations from Pre-Primary up to professional level exams and opportunities to participate in world class ballet competitions.

For students wanting to do recreational ballet and who do not wish to do exams, Brighton Dance Academy offers Junior Ballet, Pre-Intermediate Ballet, Bronze Ballet and Silver Ballet
These are energetic once a week ballet classes and don’t have an exam commitment.

Learning ballet teaches children discipline, poise, determination and coordination and helps to build self confidence. All of our ballet classes cater to boys and girls and help students build solid foundations and strength for other modern dance styles.

Students from our ballet school have gone on to perform in Melbourne Youth City Ballet and study at professional institutions such as The Australian Ballet School, VCASS, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Patrick Studios Australia, Laine Theatre Arts (UK) and more.

To book a trial ballet class please contact the Brighton Dance Academy office.
Click to view our Ballet Class Policy.

Ballet classes

Kinder Ballet
Fun beginner ballet classes for 3-5 year olds

Ballet classes

Pre-Primary & Primary
An introduction to classical ballet for 5-6 year olds

Ballet classes

Recreational Ballet
Junior, Intermediate & Advanced ballet for 7+

Ballet classes

Vocational Ballet
Classes for technically proficient students

Ballet classes

Royal Academy of Dance
RAD ballet syllabus and vocational level syllabus

Ballet classes

BDA Dance Uniform
Uniform information for all levels and styles


Both my girls have attended dance classes in various schools, and I can say that this would be the best dance school I have come across. BDA by far exceeds providing the children with a well-rounded and well-balanced experience.

The staff have always been respectful, courteous and encouraging to all of the dancers. They go out of their way to accommodate the individual dancer.

-Donna Ruthven