Perth’s only dance studio providing dance courses and classes exclusively to adult and mature age students

From Absolute Beginners to Advanced and Professional Dancers

•Ballet •Hip hop •Flamenco •Tap •Dancehall •Bollywood •Jazz •Contemporary •Heels •Theatre Jazz

Welcome to the Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop is Perth’s only dance studio providing dance classes exclusively to adults and mature-age students.

For over thirty years, we’ve offered a safe, non-judgemental and non-competitive environment for those who love to dance. We teach students from 18 to 80 years of age, with skills ranging from absolute beginner to seasoned professionals.

What we do

We provide dance classes in a wide variety of non-partner dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Stilettos, Flamenco, Bollywood, Theatre Jazz, and more. Check out our timetable of casual drop-in classes for a variety of levels from Beginners to Advanced dancers in various styles. Dancers are welcome to join these classes at any time without any long-term commitment.

We also have multi-week dance courses specifically designed for the complete novice adult student. These 6-week BASICS courses cover the following styles: Jazz/Dance, Tap, Heels, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Flamenco.

If you’re at a certain age and considering whether to get involved in dancing, we invite you to explore our like-minded community.

From time to time we offer repertoire workshops as well as workshops taught by international and eastern states guest teachers. Students have the opportunity to participate in our annual performance showcase in a state-of-the-art theatre before a live (and loving) audience.

Wedding choreographic services are also available if you need a bespoke wedding dance or flashmob, or just want to learn a few basic steps to raise your confidence on the dance floor. (P.S. Dance Workshop is known for doing pretty awesome proposal flashmobs if you’re planning on asking the big question.)

ALERT – NEW 2HR PARKING SIGNS

The City of Vincent have recently placed new 2hr parking signs on the verges surrounding the studio. The newest being on Anzac Road on our side and the other side of Loftus St. Please take care when parking within the hours of 8am- 5.30pm Monday – Friday.

Bring a Friend / Dance With Your Bestie

This month, if you sign up to Heels BASICS, you’ll be sent a 50%-off code that you can give to a friend who can sign-up and join you at half the usual price!

Inspiring Perth to Dance!

DANCE COURSES FOR BEGINNER STUDENTS

Our 6-week BASICS courses in selected dance styles cover all the essentials. Begin your journey as a dancer — it’s never too late!

Start here for general information about our sessions. If you’re 50+ then find out more about our active mature-dancer community here.

NEW CLASS ALERT !

Justin McNamara is offering a new Absolute Beginner Ballet class.

This class is a perfect companion class to Ballet BASICS.

  • Every Thursday at 5:30pm
  • For 75-minutes

Classes commence 6th June.

Drop-In Dance Classes for Adults

A variety of drop-in daytime and evening classes throughout the week and weekend. Exclusively for adults and mature age students.

Start here for general information about our sessions.

Upcoming Workshops

Whether you’re a beginner or a experienced student, we have a variety of workshops to suit your particular level of skill and interests. These bespoke events that we run alongside our usual timetable of courses and classes

From single-session one-time workshops to multi-session repeating programs, there’s something for everyone, to help you get better and better!

Commercial Performance

Friday 6:00pm, 12 July

1 session of 90 minutes

This workshop is also being run on Jul 16 & Jul 27

From stage to music videos and world tours, you’ll learn choreography, stage direction and performance tips all in one 90min class. We bring performance to the forefront, allowing dancers to experience the pressure & the energy of live performances.

Commercial Performance

Tuesday 8:15pm, 16 July

1 session of 90 minutes

This workshop is also being run on Jul 12 & Jul 27

From stage to music videos and world tours, you’ll learn choreography, stage direction and performance tips all in one 90min class. We bring performance to the forefront, allowing dancers to experience the pressure & the energy of live performances.

Commercial Performance

Saturday 4:30pm, 27 July

1 session of 90 minutes

This workshop is also being run on Jul 12 & Jul 16

From stage to music videos and world tours, you’ll learn choreography, stage direction and performance tips all in one 90min class. We bring performance to the forefront, allowing dancers to experience the pressure & the energy of live performances.

Jazz Master Class

Advanced/Pro level

Fridays 12pm, from 26 Apr

7 sessions of 2 hours

Optionally: Book & attend sessions individually

A jam-packed 2-hour jazz intensive for the advanced and pro-level dancer.

We aim to provide a safe, non-competitive, non-judgemental space where adult dance students can learn to dance in properly planned and executed dance classes.

We don’t do “dance inspired” aerobics, and we don’t offer exercise classes just for the sake of moving. Our teachers are focused on quality dance tuition covering technique and performance, all while having fun at the same time.

We are Perth’s only dance studio that caters exclusively to adult students. Our teachers understand that adults learn and process information differently to each other and to children. All our classes are designed with this in mind.

In the same way, other students in the class are in the same boat as you, or at least have been at some stage. So everyone, teachers and students alike, understand that each person is participating in a way that is comfortable for them.

No other dance studio provides adult dance classes the way we do.

Ashanti Bala-Suriyam
Director of The Dance Workshop

Moon FujiMoon Fuji
13:53 17 Jun 24
Tanesha CTanesha C
06:59 12 May 24
Nikki ChrulewNikki Chrulew
12:41 25 Apr 24
A great place for adult dances of all dance levels and experiences Highly recommend for anyone starting, returning or continuing to be a dancer. Thanks Chido for your expertise (and patience) as a... teacher.read more
Lia MillerLia Miller
14:18 11 Apr 24
Love being apart of the Dance workshop family and love doing a tap class with Ashanti. Highly recommend taking a class with so many Genres to choose from.
Sue TullySue Tully
11:22 11 Apr 24
This is a wonderful nurturing dance studio for adults all ages and dance levels. It’s a unique studio covering many dance styles for clients new and old to the dance world. There is an annual... showcase so every style can perform their routines in a professional environment.read more
Scott DennettScott Dennett
10:49 11 Apr 24
I can't recommend the Dance Workshop highly enough. I started at the school at 30 years of age with no prior dance experience, first with Basics then Beginner Jazz and more recently Tap. I have... absolutely loved every minute learning from the school's brilliant, inclusive, nurturing teachers. The annual concert is a wonderful way to work towards something and see your progress over time. If you've ever thought of trying dance, do not hesitate to book a class with this wonderful school today.read more
Ana JadžićAna Jadžić
04:50 09 Apr 24
I can't praise Justin enough! His elementary ballet classes are an absolute delight. His passion for ballet is palpable, and his attention to detail ensures that every movement is perfected. Despite... the intensity of the classes, Justin fosters an enjoyable atmosphere where students thrive. His love for what he does shines through, making each session both challenging and fulfilling. If you're looking to improve your ballet skills in a supportive environment, Justin's classes are a must-try.read more
Vivienne LanghamVivienne Langham
13:31 08 Apr 24
Love, love, love tap dance with Leanne (the rest of the crew are fabulous as well!)
Jeanette GordonJeanette Gordon
10:00 05 Apr 24
So much fun im signing up again!!
Ling ABBOTTLing ABBOTT
06:13 05 Apr 24
Just had one term (5 classes) of Dancing Basics. The instructor (Chris) and the facility are great, and the admin services are thorough and professional as well. Will continue going, hopefully for a... few years.read more
Jasmin CalabreseJasmin Calabrese
02:22 04 Apr 24
Heather BlandHeather Bland
11:48 03 Apr 24
Leanne has been so unbelievably amazing! i had been putting off getting back into dancing for over 7 years and finally decided to take the plunge and i’m so glad i did. Leanne is such an amazing... teacher, so bright, fun and an incredibly fun teacher that is understanding of the fact that everyone is at different levels, while still making the lessons fun and different but still helping if you can’t quite get something! I am so grateful to you leanne i absolutely recommend this dance studio 🙂read more
AJ CameronAJ Cameron
10:17 03 Apr 24
I loved the tap basics course. Just the right pace! I have enrolled again for the next course. Leanne is a fantastic teacher.
Allison StokesAllison Stokes
07:04 03 Apr 24
Emily NelsonEmily Nelson
12:43 17 Feb 24
Donna EdwardsDonna Edwards
15:27 16 Feb 24
Chido was an awesome instructor and this course was great for any fitness level and dance (or lack of) experience 🙂 it was super fun and a great way to sneak in exercise without even realising it... with the bonus of picking up some funky dance moves! Thanks Chido and team!read more
Ania AzarenkoAnia Azarenko
12:03 16 Feb 24
I’m enjoying dance classes at this studio for nearly a year already. Recommend 👍
Lucy OliviaLucy Olivia
07:51 16 Feb 24
The basic tap course was excellent. Leanne is an awesome teacher, highly recommend you give it a try.
Tatiane AlmeidaTatiane Almeida
07:15 14 Feb 24
I have attended the jazz basics classes and I simply LOVED it. Dee dee is such a funny and lovely teacher. She encouraged the class all the time, making we feel confident. I highly recommend Dance... workshop. ❤️read more
Liam BorbasLiam Borbas
05:43 14 Feb 24
Great classes for beginners! Welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommend (:
Marta PoslusznyMarta Posluszny
07:54 06 Jan 24
Really enjoyed classes with Lucy, she is a true pro. Loved the engaging and relaxing vibe and will definitely come for more!
shelley fitzshelley fitz
06:06 06 Jan 24
Dee Dee was amazing, this was a great class, really enjoyed it and will certainly be returning, great stretching exercises as well as dancing,
B BB B
02:19 05 Jan 24
Love it here! Supportive towards all levels. As a beginner I felt really welcome.
Sarah GibsonSarah Gibson
11:32 04 Jan 24
Leanne is an amazing teacher, and I really enjoyed the Tap Basics course. I highly recommend it 🤩
Kiara BonaseraKiara Bonasera
10:52 04 Jan 24
Himel Nahreen KhalequeHimel Nahreen Khaleque
06:12 04 Jan 24
Really enjoyed the Beginner's Basic Hip Hop class with Chido.Chido is a great instructor and the class was a lot of fun. I highly recommend giving it a shot!
べ
06:06 04 Jan 24
Best dance school in WA for learning foundation basics I highly recommend!
I love my adult ballet classes!! Great to have teachers who still give corrections in the adult setting even in advanced classes. Welcoming atmosphere and encouraging staff.
Jenny FriendJenny Friend
13:13 18 Nov 23
Ish RydenIsh Ryden
01:10 28 Oct 23
A welcoming space and a joyful class that was well catered to for beginners. Really inclusive and with a focus on fun and your own dance journey. Loved it!
Maddie HaggettMaddie Haggett
09:13 27 Oct 23
I loved the hip hop basics course with Chido. I hadn’t done a dance class before but she broke everything down step by step, and made it very relaxed and fun. It’s such a great way to get into... dancing if you’re new to it or you just want to learn about hip hop, would highly recommend!read more
Amy TassellAmy Tassell
02:22 27 Oct 23
amazing courses, lovely staff and very experienced teachers. lovely experience.
Phoebe WilsonPhoebe Wilson
04:30 26 Oct 23
Emma GilmourEmma Gilmour
02:10 26 Oct 23
Heels basics course was great. Lucy was such a good vibe, and clearly explained techniques and choreography. Highly recommend.
ellie salimiellie salimi
14:45 25 Oct 23
I just finished Heels Basics with Lucy!I love dancing and tried some other places and always felt discouraged and never finished those classes as I felt bad about myself after first class.But this... class! I don't know how I can show my appreciation to Lucy. She was caring, knowledgeable, fun and awesome teacher.I'm going to take this class again as I'm still not ready to let go of my amazing Tuesday nights.read more
Bill HouwenBill Houwen
08:33 25 Oct 23
Leanne is a wonderful teacher who achieved so much with us learners in such a short time. Looking forward to another round of lessons.
Rose GardnerRose Gardner
08:02 25 Oct 23
Just completed the Dance basic course with Dee Dee from Dance Workshop. Dee Dee has fabulous energy and made the whole experience fun while learning so much. Loved it so much I have re enrolled to do... her class. 🙂read more
Elizabeth ShugarElizabeth Shugar
10:48 26 Sep 23
The Dance Workshop is one of the most supportive and experienced dance schools with experienced teachers who have created a fun, positive dance experience. I always leave with a extra bounce in my... dance step.❤️💃🎵🫶read more
TameTame
02:48 14 Sep 23
Sense of humour coupled with clearly a very experienced and passionate dancer made for an excellent experience! Thank you.
jodie leungjodie leung
11:26 13 Sep 23
Elainekt TudorElainekt Tudor
11:20 13 Sep 23
Tap basic was my first dance class ever60th year made me look for a new challenge Leanne is a fabulous teacher the atmosphere is fun friendly and addictive I may be bit rubbish but love every moment... see you next time 🤩read more
Lysa ChurchleyLysa Churchley
10:20 13 Sep 23
Such a fun class, Leanne is quirky, talented and a delight and very patient with those of us that have two left feet
Ann PatersonAnn Paterson
09:07 13 Sep 23
I did the Dance Basics course with Dee Dee and really enjoyed it. Dee Dee is a fabulous teacher - fun, supportive, inclusive and always positive - and I felt comfortable with the other students who... ranged in age from 20s to 60s (I guess). I would recommend it to anyone interested in getting on the dance floor for the first time, or the first time in a while!read more
Xavier RobertXavier Robert
08:55 13 Sep 23
Caroline GentCaroline Gent
01:50 06 Sep 23
Raissa CordovaRaissa Cordova
05:05 04 Aug 23
rachel Evesonrachel Eveson
04:26 02 Aug 23
Had the best time during the Hophop for beginners workshop. Such a fun group of people and Chido is a total vibe and an incredible teacher. Highly recommend to anyone considering trying something... new!!read more
Sheri AccountsSheri Accounts
04:45 23 Jun 23
I recently completed the Jazz Basics class at the Dance Workshop. Dee Dee made the class a very welcoming and fun place to be each week. A great way to exercise both body AND mind, I looked forward... to it each week. I'm about to book another class, just trying to decide which one to do next (so many to choose from). I would highly recommend the Jazz Basics course with Dee Dee. 🙂read more
Lenore ClewerLenore Clewer
08:27 22 Jun 23
Highly recommend! I signed up to the Dance Basics course on a whim after feeling particularly nostalgic of my past dancing days whilst laying on the couch watching a dance movie on Netflix 🤣.... The days following I felt the immediate dread of committing to something well out of my comfort zone, and contemplated retreating back to the couch and forgetting about it. I'm so glad I didn't! Dee Dee was an absolutely fabulous dance instructor and immediately made everyone feel at ease with her awesome humour and down to earth attitude. The class was filled with people of all ages, body types and levels of experience (most people had no experience at all!). Overall it was heaps of fun and I'm glad I saw it through. I've even decided to go on to start the Tap Basics class! Do it, you won't regret it!read more
Belinda HongBelinda Hong
05:42 22 Jun 23
Fantastic dance experience with Ashanti! As always…
Jasmine SimsJasmine Sims
06:52 20 Jun 23
I took the jazz dance basics class with Dee Dee. Dee Dee made everyone in the class feel so comfortable, she had such a fun and kind energy and it felt like everyone in the class made a huge... improvement in just 5 short sessions. Could not recommend Dee Dee and Dance Workshop enough!read more
Julie ReneJulie Rene
03:02 30 Mar 23
Signing up for the Basic Ballet class at the Dance Workshop was one of the best decision I ever made!This class not only teaches you Ballet even if you have zero experience ( like me 😁), but... it is also a fun workout!!Lucy is amazing and makes you feel super comfortable, she is a great teacher!I’m definitely gonna do that again to perfect the art….🤩read more
Amber GlaskinAmber Glaskin
02:39 30 Mar 23
Dee Dee is warm, welcoming and wonderful. Great sense of humour and inclusive of all abilities. Dance Basics is highly recommended. Thx so much Dee Dee and team 🪄🌹😊
Vanessa CobbsVanessa Cobbs
07:59 17 Feb 23
I did hip hop basics with Chido at The Dance workshop and absolutely loved it! I was very nervous to go, but Chido is an amazing teacher who was very patient with students like myself who are not... great dancers. I learned a lot and had a blast during every class! Definitely take this class whether you’re a good dancer or not. Doesn’t matter! Just go, move your body and have fun!read more
Sandra TeagleSandra Teagle
05:39 17 Feb 23
I have been attending tap since April 2022 as a very beginner and recently trialling Dance/Jazz. No matter your level they are very helpful and encouraging. I attended to watch their recent Soirée... and was amazed at this performance it was so professional.read more
Twilight RyceTwilight Ryce
04:40 17 Feb 23
Had the best time doing this 6 week course. Lucy was fantastic and I really enjoyed getting back into ballet after not doing any for 14 years.
Leonie AuldLeonie Auld
01:23 17 Feb 23
Ballet basics - Excellent class as an introduction to the world of ballet dance. Lucy exuded energy & warmth, you'll feel comfortable under her charge
Alana FayAlana Fay
13:38 02 Nov 22
I loved the basics class with Dee Dee! I think it’s a perfect starting point to see where you stand in terms of dance level. Whether you’re a super beginner or haven’t danced in a while it’s great!
Pauli KiddPauli Kidd
06:38 15 Sep 22
The Dance Workshop has been the most amazing find! Inclusive, cheerful - an absolute delight. The couses are fabulous - well tailored for your level of ability. The 'dance family' here have lit up my... life.read more
Anna CoenAnna Coen
11:06 04 Aug 22
Amazing classes. I took the ballet for beginners and I absolutely love it. I'd never expected how hard ballet can be. It force you to use all your muscles and teaches you a lot of grace too. The... class was mostly a success due to amazing instructors that we had which was Justin and Lucy. I'm glad that we got to do it with 2 different teachers as each of them brought something different and it made it even more interesting. I'm looking forward to continuing this and enrolling again! 10/10read more
MADMUFFINMADMUFFIN
15:19 26 Jun 22
I started my ballet journey a year ago! I am 59 years old and it is never too late to start dance!Ballet has always been a passion of mine and I just never had the time!Dance Workshop have the... best teachers to help you develop excellent technique that will make you excel in Ballet!Ballet is great for fitness and you meet new friends who share the same passion!The studio is very spacious and we have such a great time in class!I highly recommend Dance Workshop!Lamyaread more
Vikram BirajdarVikram Birajdar
01:02 22 Jun 22
I joined the basic hip-hop classes for adults, which was such fun! The teachers are talented and taught us some good moves. I appreciate the admin’s support and Ashanti’s quick response to queries.I... look forward to joining more classes.read more
Elise KElise K
07:52 14 Apr 22
I have recently joined Stacy’s beginner Contemporary at TDW on Saturdays and feel the need to share just how much I enjoy and, absolutely can't get enough of her classes. She is consistently kind,... patient, bubbly, and never without an infectious fresh energy- I feel lucky to be able to learn from her. The pace at which she teaches us and the variety of exercises and routines is perfect- building upon the past week's work, so that we still feel at some ease yet also exposed to new techniques, music and moves that keeps the brain and adrenalin pumping! It always just flows so well! I feel challenged, yet also comfortable enough in it to really enjoy 'feeling' the dancing as opposed to becoming too caught up and stressed about the steps. I just wanted to acknowledge Stacy and tell you how grateful I am to have found you guys!read more
Paula LinkPaula Link
14:15 01 Apr 22
Lucy is an excelente instructor. She really enjoys teaching and her enjoyment with ballet is contagious. I found new reasons to like the dance, and saw new ways to express myself in the same basic... moves I’ve done so many times. Don’t hesitate - take the class! I looked forward to the next lesson every week.read more
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Dance Etiquette: Episode 2

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Other services we offer

We also offer a range of additional bespoke dance services. We can provide private tuition for wedding dances including the “couple’s waltz” and “daddy-daughter dances”, as well as proposal flashmobs and flashmob dances for the entire bridal party. We can prepare private group sessions for your hens party or corporate team-building dance classes. And private lessons are also available for those students looking to brush up on specific skills, get “audition ready”, or simply learn in private.