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Dance In Perspective


Putting dance "in perspective"

Dance In Perspective opened its doors in February 1992, with only 80 students. Presently we have over 200 students, many of whom have been with us since its inception! Through hard work, dedication & exemplary organisation, Jody Burchill and her team have achieved a reputation for quality teaching, individual attention, excellent customer service, friendliness & reliability.

Initially our philosophy was to allow dance to take its place in each individual's life, some choosing to take just one class a week for fitness & fun whilst others taking all subjects on offer (spending significantly more time at the studio). This still holds true today putting dance "in perspective" in each individual's life.

Dance In Perspective is situated at Unit 1/17 Bessemer Way Wangara. It has 2 separate studios each fully airconditioned and fitted out with wall mirrors & wooden wall barres. Our large comfortable waiting area boasts a viewing window (for parents to observe classes in Studio 2 whilst not interfering with the class) and a noticeboard to keep you up-to-date with changes to timetables, costume details, audition opportunities & exam information & timetables.

A student's passion for dance may lead to:

  1. a professional career in teaching - Dance In Perspective has seen more than 30 young women be successful in gaining over 40 teaching qualifications since 1992.

  2. performing - a number of our past students have gone on to perform professionally. Shane Morley has performed in the musicals Cats (Germany Tour) and Beauty and The Beast (Australian Tour); Jemma Davies performed in the Spirit of the Dance (USA and Australian Tours); Kate McLennan performed at Moulin Rouge (Paris) in 2006, was dance Captain on the P&O Ventura sailing through the Mediterranean and The Caribbean, danced at Benidorm Palace, Spain and at The Lido, Paris; Sally McLennan performed for 6 months on Norwegian Cruise Lines' Pearl sailing through Alaska and the Caribbean, danced as an International Dancer at Beniform Palace, Spain & The Lido, Paris. Her latest contract was with Princess Cruise Lines working out of Miami, Florida; Jayden White was a company artist with the Victorian State Ballet; Hayley Fulton recently landed her dream job as a dancer working with Princess Cruises on the Caribbean Princess; Alysia Demaio & Georgia Watterson have completed 2 years of Full-time dance at Transit Dance, Melbourne.

  3. time spent with us simply being a lovely pastime from which they will gain self confidence and self discipline, and enjoy the benefits of a wonderful form of exercise and make lifelong friends.

Our end of year concert is the highlight of our dance calendar. To date, it has been held in early to mid December. Over the years it has been held at The Perth Concert Hall, Hadley Hall - Methodist Ladies' College, The Lady Wardle Performing Arts Centre - St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, RNDM Performing Arts Centre - Scared Heart College & most recently at Kingsway Christian College Auditorium.


We pride ourselves on all our teachers being qualified, experienced & caring.

We are affiliated with three dance societies R.A.D, COMDANCE and A.T.O.D. This is your assurance of quality teaching.

The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D)

The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisation in the world. The Academy's patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. The examination syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide.

COMDANCE (previously C.S.T.D Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing)

The Society had its beginnings in 1933 with the formation of the National Examination System and the Victorian Society of Dancing in order to establish Examination Standards and to raise the standard of dance in Australia. The Society is an authoritative examining body whose high standards are internationally respected.

Australian Teachers of Dance (A.T.O.D)

A.T.O.D was founded in 1992 and with the highest integrity delivers quality, innovative training systems and services. The organisation aims to inspire and provide opportunities for our dance community to achieve their full artistic potential, acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of the dance industry and provide performance and leadership opportunities.

In the interest of keeping our dancers up-to-date with the latest styles and trends we invite special guest teachers who are specialists in their field into the studio. This exposes our dancers to different dance styles and teaching techniques without having to travel overseas and interstate. To date, our special guests have included:


  • Faculty from Raw Metal

  • Gregg Russell (L.A.D.F.)

  • Adam Garcia (Bootmen, Tap Dogs, Saturday Night Fever)

  • Tarik Winston (River Dance)

  • Adam Parsons (GDC / choreographer for SYTYCD Australia)

  • Justis and Shondra (The Faculty L.A)

  • Amy Campbell (SYTYCD Australia)

  • Rhythmism Tap Co. (Sam Marks & Nathaniel Hancock)

  • Jack Whiter (WA Ballet Company)

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