BBDS offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Boys Only – Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Solo and Group Eisteddfods, RAD Ballet Exams for ages 2 years to Adults. Private coaching available on request.

Burns Bay Dance Studios provides classes for students who just want to have fun, keep up their fitness and learn creative skills of dance. We also provide classes for students who want to take dance a little more seriously. For those students who one day may wish to dance professionally we can offer the following classes:


Private coaching is for students who wish to work one on one with the teacher. In private lessons students can work on their technique, solo eisteddfod routines or extra ballet exam work. This can be arranged in a meeting with Miss Chelsea.


We offer RAD ballet classes for all level of dancers. For ballet exams, students must do two RAD classes a week. Please see Miss Chelsea for details.


Dance is really a cool activity for boys; however, we understand that boys may not want to be amongst a whole lot of girls, so our boys’ only class is specially designed just for them! We cater for all ages of boys. This class was a huge success last year so come on boys, give it go! 

Class Format

Throughout the year, certain events will occur:

TERMS 1 & 2

During term 1 and 2, we work on dance technique.


Performance groups and Eisteddfod solo works will be performing in local Eisteddfods and performances as well as preparation for our RAD examinations.


Our end of year concert will be held early December. This is a great evening where you will get to see the school at its best, with the wonderful dances they have been working towards all year. It’s a very exciting event with lights, cameras, make up, costumes and "big smiles".

We have three full cast rehearsals, the three Saturdays preceding the concert. The end of year concert is a great opportunity for students to perform on a proper stage and shine like the stars they all are!

Uniform Policy

Dance is an art form and a basic uniform is required.

Fairy Ballet

As dressing up is part of the fun of going to ballet, we allow any fairy or ballet costume to be worn with ballet shoes and hair in a bun.

Ballet 5 years above

Black leotard and black chiffon skirt with ballet shoes and tights (in winter), black crossover (optional)

Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Contemporary

Black pants or skirt with black leotard, BBDS t-shirts and/or jumpers. Black Jazz shoes or tap shoes (sneakers can be worn for hip hop). 

BBDS t-shirts and jackets can be purchased at the studio.


We have a perfect sized studio for our students. However, there is not enough room for parents to watch classes week to week. Aside from the space, it is distracting to your child and other students to have parents in the studio. We do however, give the opportunity to view your child’s class on the last week of terms 1 and 3 and of course, at our end of year concert. 

Please be assured that we have adequate supervision for your children and have staff on hand to deal with tears or any other issues that may arise.

We thank you for your understanding.