Canberra’s award winning creative dance education for kids
Creative And Fun Dance For Kids
We’re passionate about creativity and a fun environment for our Gumnuts to thrive in.
The Gumnut Dance Story...
Gumnut Dance is a leading professional children’s dance studio located in Mitchell, Canberra. At our school, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance through our professional dance classes and welcome children who can’t help but feel the rhythm!
Our founder Justine, started Gumnut Dance in July 2013. At the time she was searching for a dance school for her then 3-year-old daughter which was age-appropriate and focused on enjoyment and creativity rather than competitions and exams. When her search was unsuccessful, Justine decided to put her dance teaching skills to use and launch Gumnut Dance!
We have two professionally fitted studios and offer classes for students aged 2 and above. Our classes ensure your Gumnut grows in their love of dance, creativity, self-expression and musical development.
We provide a fun, vibrant environment to make your child feel at ease from their first class up until they are hurrying through the doors and twirling around the room – which won’t take long!
So if you’re looking for an activity for your child, classes at Gumnut Dance are a fantastic choice!
At Gumnut Dance we positively reach our community through dance.
Our supportive dance education inspires your child’s first creative movements into a life-long love of dance and learning.
Director, Gumnut Dance
At Gumnut We’re Bound To Impress
See below some of the proven benefits of becoming a part of the Gumnut Dance family.
We’re Focused on Creativity, Not Performance
We let kids be kids! Our classes allow your child an incredible opportunity to be creative and to express their feelings.
“Thank you so much for the lesson – my daughter loved it and is looking forward to the next one very much (she told me on the way home she wished she could do dance class every day).”
Impressive Teaching For a Thriving Child
Our skilled teachers ensure that your child learns dance in a safe and comfortable environment, leaving your child eager for their next class!
“Thanks for the high quality and consistent communication. I also really enjoy seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces as they exit the class and I know you and Emily are doing an amazing job sharing dancing with our littlies. I have recommended your dance classes to my friends.”
We’re a Fun and Supportive Environment
Learning new skills allows your child to get out of their comfort zone and prove to themselves that they can try new things.
“I highly recommend Gumnut dance! It’s absolutely brilliant for building kids’ self esteem and everyone is so friendly and accepting of everyone. Thank you!” “
This Is It…
Your Next Steps
Book In Your Trial Class
Trial a class at the beginning of each term so you can try before committing.
Experience Gumnut Dance
Our fun, high energy classes are bound to impress you and your Gumnut.
Enrol In Our Classes
If you like your experience, then join the Gumnut Dance family!
Meet the Team
The Gumnut Dance team of friendly dance teachers have a range of skills they can share with our students.
Emily Lawrence is a passionate dance teacher with many years of teaching experience, she is excited to be stepping into her role as Director of Gumnut Dance and looks forward to continuing studio founder Justine Lennane’s legacy.
Emily is an Affiliate member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) and is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). She is constantly taking classes and workshops to further develop her teaching skills. Emily also holds a current First Aid qualification and Working With Vulerable People check.
As a dance teacher, Emily prioritizes creating a safe and supportive environment for her students. She believes that all students should feel comfortable and respected in their dance classes. She also believes that it is important to provide students with opportunities to learn and grow at their own pace.
Emily is excited to continue her work as a dance teacher and to help more young people discover the joy of dance.
OUR SUPER-SUPPORTING CAST
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