Dance Struck - A dance school where fun and enjoyment is paramount

About Us

At DanceStruck, we strive to ensure everyone has fun and enjoys their experience! All of our teachers are highly qualified and share a passion and enthusiasm for dance.

Children love participating in dance! Aside from the social contact, children love the music and the movement. Dance challenges them to learn new skills and teaches them personal discipline in a supportive environment, while developing a strong sense of self worth and self confidence.

Most importantly, they love it because it’s FUN!

DanceStruck has high professional standards and ethics and is fully accredited and registered with Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) and Southern Federation of Dance (S.F.D), so you can trust the dance education your child receives is of the highest quality.

Our amazing choreographers and teachers that will engage your child in the magic, drama and excitement of dance, while also developing their confidence, happiness, a sense of community and encouraging teamwork. We make sure each and every student gets their own time to shine and an oppourtunity to feel like their best selves.

A Personal Message

I fell in love with dance and Ballet in particular when I was 4 years old – I saw a young girl with her hair in a bun and a leotard skirt outfit and I asked my Mum, “where is that girl going?”

Mum replied, she is going to Ballet. I asked my mum, “could I go to ballet?” The rest as they say is dance history!

I just had to see what it was that was making that little girl so happy and joyful as she skipped into the Hall – I know exactly what it that feeling is to this very day – and this is the experience I want for all our DanceStruck students – I invite you and your child to feel the music and the movement at our classes – dance memories do last a lifetime and your first steps start here….

Catherine Fennell A.R.A.D RTS

Principal & Teacher, DanceStruck

Our Aims

  • Encourage confidence and self esteem through dance
  • Offer students a wide range of dance styles and skills
  • Provide fun and creative dance classes
  • Offer every student the opportunity to shine and grow!
  • Provide dance support to both students and parents in our wonderful dance community

Operating for over 19 years, we have studios in Hughesdale, Mornington, Lynbrook and Clayton South – and with over 100 classes each week, we are sure to find the right class for you.

Choose from a range of dance styles: Tutu & Tiara Ballerinas for our Kinder students, Royal Academy of Dance Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop and more, for both beginners and experienced dancers of all levels! We really do have something for everyone aged 3+

Our Staff

Sarah Pilling M.R.A.D M.S.F.D

Siobhan Judge M.R.A.D M.S.F.D

Tamara Taylor M.R.A.D

Bronte Capone M.R.A.D

Hasini Paranawithana M.R.A.D

Ms Catherine Fennell A.R.A.D RTS M.S.F.D

Studio Director

Chairperson of the Royal Academy of Dance (Vic/Tas Panel)

Ms Melissa Fennell A.R.A.D RTS M.S.FD

Vice – Principal

Panel Member for the Royal Adademy of Dance (Vic/Tas Panel)

Rachael McGowan A.R.A.D RTS  – Panel Member  for the Royal Academy of Dance (Vic/Tas Panel)

Yvette Smith A.R.A.D RTS  – Panel Member  for the Royal Academy of Dance (Vic/Tas Panel)

Trish Harper-Bottin A.R.A.D RTS

Korryn Malzard

Administrative Co-Ordinator & Enrolments Registrar

Kate Pullen

Administrative Assistance & Office Co-Ordiator

Andrea LaFontaine

Examinations, Competitions & Events Co-Ordinator

Lorraine White

Administrative & Customer Care Assistant

Amy Gowland

Virtual Assistant

Alix Gardiner-Phillips M.S.F.D

Peta Skinner M.S.F.D

Prianna Ho M.R.A.D

Xiao Jun (Phebe) Foong M.R.A.D 

Tegan Kitteringham