Academy

“We are committed to enhancing the development of our students, nurturing their artistic talent and enriching their lives through the magic of ballet and the performing arts.”

Jo McKinley - Director GDANCE Academy, Canberra

GDANCE Academy Canberra is one of the region's premier dance schools and has been providing exceptional dance training to the Canberra community for 14 years. GDANCE offers the highest standard of dance training in a positive and friendly environment. We care about children remaining children! You will find that at GDANCE the music is always clean, the costumes are age appropriate and the choreography is vibrant yet tasteful. Our examination and eisteddfod results are consistently high, with more than 80% of our students receiving a DISTINCTION for their dance examinations. Many GDANCE students have been accepted by audition into The Australian Ballet School's interstate training program. Senior students consistently find work in the industry and are accepted by audition into tertiary dance and performing arts training institutions to advance their careers. 

You have chosen a dance school that cares. We care about safe dance practice so that your child is happy and healthy. We care that our staff and students treat each and every person with respect. We care that your kids can be kids - that means child appropriate music, costumes and choreography. We care that your child is nourished from the inside and out. We care about your young ones having positive and strong female role models to look up to. We care that our students gain a little more artistry with each and every class. 

Welcome to you and your family. You're in the right place!

Founded and owned by dancer/choreographer Jo McKinley, the GDANCE philosophy is to provide a positive and exciting learning environment where dancers will have fun, receive exceptional technical instruction and develop their passion for this incredible art form.

GDANCE will encourage you to take the discipline of dance into your everyday life, helping to build self-confidence, good self-esteem and a strong desire to succeed.

We like to give back to the Canberra community by participating in fundraising events for charity, local performances and school events.

All of our teachers and volunteers have Working With Vulnerable People Certification.