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Our Story

Our History

Established in 2011 by Kristyn Caley, L’Académie brings the highest quality dance and ballet tuition to the Inner West, assuring every student receives expert attention in a caring environment. We take great pride in offering the highest quality tuition in a nurturing environment for students to develop to the height of their dance potential. Classes are designed to suit everyone from those who just want to dance to the serious student. Whatever your child’s age or experience level we are sure to have a class to suit.

L’Académie offers RAD Ballet, Vaganova, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Acrobatic Arts, Performance Groups and Body Conditioning and is the parent school of Sugarplums for toddlers and pre-schoolers, which teaches the basics of dance in fun-filled group classes. Please use the tabs above to explore further or Contact Us today for more info on which class would best suit your child.

Teaching Philosophy

L’Académie ballet classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, the world’s leading organisation in classical ballet education and our teachers regularly attend all courses the academy offers.

Our staff are fully qualified and have an extensive knowledge in both performing and teaching.

L’Académie classes for Pre Primary and above:

  • Value technique as a foundation for all forms of dance
  • Instil a sense of presence and dynamics in a dancer’s movement
  • Facilitate an encouraging environment, coupled with hard work and patience, which ensures students reach their full potential.

Sugarplums classes for ages 2 to 5:

  • Create a strong base for any dance specialisation
  • Emphasise learning skills that will be important in a child’s future development.
  • Are based on ballet technique and teach co-ordination, balance, rhythm and musicality.

All dance classes are taught in fully equipped and purpose built studios in Ashfield.