Elite Programs

Prepare for your career in dance at Joanne Grace School of Dance

Why travel to Sydney when you can choose quality full time or part time training right here in the Illawarra with the option of attaining a nationally accredited certificate through the Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma programs offered.

(through an auspice arrangement with EmpowerDance RTO : 40397)

We want our students to remain happy, healthy and self motivated which is why we have developed a structured and tiered approach to training in order to prolong the longevity of our dancers careers

Avoid the increased hours of travel and large class numbers by putting your trust in the Illawarra’s only Full Time Dance Program. Students are guided by a strong teaching faculty and above all our results speak for themselves.

Entry is via Audition Only and we accept private auditions at all times throughout the year.

Achievements from our past and present students are listed below, they have been very successful!

Our Graduates have enjoyed many international placements.

  • Scholarship Palucca Schule Dresden Germany
  • Permanent Placement Palucca Schule
  • Permanent placement Akademie De Tanzes Germany
  • Permanent Placement Winnipeg Royal Ballet School Canada
  • Scholarship Winnipeg Ballet School Canada
  • Prix De Lausanne Candidate
  • Houston Ballet Academy Summer School Acceptance
  • Royal Ballet Summer School Acceptance both London and Hong Kong
  • YAGP Finals candidates
  • New Zealand School Of Dance Classical Stream
  • Internship New Zealand Ballet Company
  • Dutch National Ballet School Scholarship
  • Iwanson Contemporary School Germany
  • Sarasota ballet Company Trainee Position
  • Acceptance Brisbane International Contemporary Prix
  • Scholarship Princess Grace Academy Monaco
  • Full Placement Princess Grace Academy Monaco

We are very proud of past and present students of Joanne Grace School Of Dance who have/are:

  • Currently part of the Australian Ballet Interstate Program
  • Commenced and graduated from training at University and Full Time Dance programs
  • Accepted and Graduated New Zealand School of Dance
  • Been part of the filming of the ABC mini series called “Dance Academy” (7 students)
  • Gained RAD teachers certificate
  • Danced on Cruise Lines including; Carnival, Disney, Celebrity Cruiselines, Royal Carribean and MSC
  • Danced and secondments to Contemporary Companies including; Australian Dance Theatre, Footnote, Sydney Dance Company
  • Danced with Ballet Companies both domestic and international including; West Australian Ballet Company, Australian Ballet Company, Melbourne Ballet Company, Dublin Ballet Company, Russian Imperial Ballet Company, New Zealand Ballet Company, English National Ballet
  • Performed with the Australian Opera
  • Danced in international and domestic in theatre and cabaret shows; Dancing Water Maccau, Entertainer Mediterranean : Fethiye Hillside Beach Club Turkey, French, Italian and Greek Cabarets
  • Been part of various TV commercials and photo shoots
  • Gained Pilates certification
  • Commercial performances with “The Next Step” and Justice Crew
  • Have been placed in finishing schools internationally including; Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Princess Grace Academy Monaco, Palucca Schule Germany, Iwanson Contemporary Dance School, Akademie Des Tanzes Germany, The Rock School, Sarasota Ballet, Rambert Contemporary Dance School, New Zealand School of Dance, Northern School Of Contemporary dance and Iwanson Contemporary School

Choose from the following training options


Professional, highly qualified studio who support kids from recreational level right up to the elite level and beyond. Joanne has become a significant “lighthouse” to our son over eight years, and will continue to do so as he moves forward with his training. Highly recommended!


All my daughters have danced here, they have formed life long friendships while receiving the best teaching within 100kms, I wouldn't trust my children with anyone else.


Our little one loves Joanne Grace. She started in Ready Set Dance and is now moving to Ballet. During COVID we were worried about lessons and her falling behind. The school were great at communicating and keeping us up to date about developments and making sure the kids were safe. While we are not typically a 'dance' family, the end of year concert was absolutely amazing. We loved seeing our little one shine on the stage. You can tell the years of experience at this top level, as it really showed at the performances.