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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 Director, 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 to 12 years of age. 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 journey of dance and learning. We believe in a caring environment, free from the pressure of exams, competitions and big concerts - allowing your Gumnut to thrive!
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, free from pressure and performance.
“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.
Justine decided to launch Gumnut Dance in July 2013 after searching for dance classes for her young daughter and realising there was a need for a fun and relaxed dance studio in the ACT.
Justine has a history of secondary school teaching (Dance and Film and TV) and taught senior students at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence. She is an affiliate member of ATOD and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and Graduate Diploma of Education (QUT). Justine was raised in Canberra and studied ballet, jazz, character and contemporary with Dell Brady.
Emily is currently completing a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management and holds an undergraduate degree in History (ANU). Emily achieved advanced level in ballet (ATOD and RAD), tap and jazz. Emily has also studied contemporary, hip-hop and musical theatre and has been teaching at Gumnut Dance for over five and a half years.
OUR SUPER-SUPPORTING CAST