Cheltenham’s Premier Children’s Dance School

Help your child discover their love of dance, with the Sharon Lawrence Academy of Dance (SLD).
Dancing is a fantastic way to help your children become social, confident, active and engaged while developing their motor skills. At The Sharon Lawrence Academy of Dance, we’re proud to be a family owned and operated business, offering professional and high quality training for children aged from 2.5 years old. We offer children’s dance classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced standard dancing in all genres and all skill levels.

Past students have worked in professional shows such as:  Oliver, Annie, Mary Poppins, Fame, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Boy From Oz, We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages, The Tap Pack, Cats, Wicked, Singing in the Rain, Gypsy, Matilda, The King and I, Aladdin and many more ……. 

About Our Dance Studios

We are proud to be aligned with the International Dance Organisation (IDO)  for Tap and Show dance training of elite standard students. For over 33 years, we’ve helped children around Victoria discover the joys of dance with our dance classes in Cheltenham.   SLD is in it’s 37th year of business and most recently had some exciting news to share regarding our student’s recent successful trip to Germany for the IDO world titles. Whether your child would like to train professionally for a future career in the dance industry, learn team work and social skills, compete in solo work or to simply dance for fun and fitness, our teachers deliver quality training for every student that comes through our dance studio.  See the latest achievements under News.
Each year SLD students are given the opportunity, if they wish, to travel in small groups to New York with the Principal, Sharon Lawrence, for 10 days of intensive classes at the most exciting “Steps on Broadway”, “Alvin Ailey” and “Broadway Dance Centre”.  We also get time to see some great Broadway shows and take in some sites. If you’re interested in enrolling your children in our kid’s dance classes in Cheltenham, contact us today.      
Past students working professionally here and overseas, began their journey and gained the necessary skills for the dance industry from the faculty at SLD.  

Enrolling your child in our dance classes

If you’re ready to enrol your child in one of our dance lessons and classes, but still have questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us today by using our simple online contact form. For more information regarding term dates, Showcase dates, and our parent information booklet, you can view our parent information booklet online here. The Sharon Lawrence Academy of Dance is located at 6B/148 Chesterville Road, Cheltenham, and we have taught countless children in Cheltenham, Hampton, Moorabbin, Bentleigh and the surrounding areas in our children’s dance classes.