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.

Nurture the love of dance and the performing arts

Our Aims

  • Encourage confidence & self esteem through dance
  • Offer students a wide range of dance styles & skills
  • Provide fun & creative dance classes
  • Offer every student the opportunity to “shine” and grow!
  • Provide dance support to both students & 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