Established in 2011, L’Académie brings the highest quality dance and ballet tuition to the Inner West, assuring every student receives expert attention in a caring environment. We take great pride in offering a nurturing school for our students to develop to the height of their dance potential.
Classes are designed to suit everyone from those who just want to dance to the serious student. Whatever your child’s age or experience level we are sure to have a class to suit.
L’Académie offers RAD Ballet, Vaganova, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatic Arts and Body Conditioning and is the parent school of Sugarplums for toddlers and pre-schoolers, which teaches the basics of dance in fun-filled group classes. Please use the tabs above to explore further or Contact Us today for more info on which class would best suit your child.
es. You can attend a make-up class, but we do require 48 hours notice that you will not be attending your regular class if you know in advance.
If you are sick you will need to provide us with a Doctor’s certificate for a make-up class.
Our Contemporary classes are only open to students who also attend 2 ballet classes at Grade 1 and above at L’Académie.
These fun-filled classes are designed to develop co-ordination, motor skills, muscle memory, musicality and spatial awareness, using repeated movement stimulating imagination and creativity.
With dance, improvisation, song and music, children are engaged from the moment the class commences right through to the end of the lesson.
Our classes promote all the benefits of regular exercise and skill training:
Assists focus and learning
Healthier bones, muscles and joints
Better sleep patterns
Parents are able to observe our Sugarplums classes from the foyer. No parents are allowed in the main studio or the studio upstairs to watch the classes except during the Parents and Bubs classes.
For security and privacy no videos or photography allowed whilst the children are in class.
Parents of infant children are encouraged to bring them into the Parents and Bubs (2-3 years) classes in a baby sling, baby carrier or pram.
Leotard/skirt or that they may already have at home but the length not to go below the knee. Correct ballet shoes are required and can be purchased from the dancewear shops listed on the website. Hair to be pulled back from the face in either a ponytail, side bunches, clip or headband.
A clearly labelled bottle of water but food is not allowed in the studio.
Pre-school students may wear a leotard or a fairy outfit/costume that they may already have at home.
Girls’ skirts must no longer than knee length. Also, please be aware that costumes with tutus prevent girls from seeing their feet, making many exercises more difficult which can cause frustration for the child.
Sugarplums students wear either canvas or leather ballet shoes (school aged students must wear leather ballet shoes).
It’s important that your child wears correct ballet shoes during class as unsuitable footwear (including Jiffies, bare feet or socks) could lead to injuries.
Ballet shoes must only be worn inside and NEVER on the street at any time and please make sure that your “noodles” are tucked in.
Ballet shoes and leotards can be purchased from dancewear shops such My Dancewear in Earlwood or Bloch in the CBD
All Sugarplums students’ hair must be pulled back from the face during class in a pony-tail, pig-tails, a plait or a bun and a headband used if hair is likely to get in the student’s eyes.
Yes. You can attend a make-up class, but we do require 48 hours notice that you will not be attending your regular class if you know in advance. If you are sick you will need to provide us with a Doctor’s certificate for a make-up class.