Planetdance opened its doors in 2002. The end of year concert featured 66 performers who were mostly pre-schoolers. The studio has grown to be recognised as one of the best dance schools in Sydney excelling in competitions, exam work and providing lots of performance opportunities under the guidance of Principal, Jade Barnes. Graduates have achieved wonderful success performing all over the world in contracts with professional companies like Hi-5, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Universal Studios and The Moulin Rouge. The studio is a multiple winner of the ‘Menai Business Award’ in our category and also the overall ‘Outstanding Business” award which covers all local businesses.
Planetdance has become the place for television opportunities for young performers. Students have enjoyed fantastic experiences filming for shows like ‘Play Along With Sam’, ‘Slimefest’, ‘Hanging With’, ‘Flushed’, ‘Jay’s Jungle’ and ‘The Voice’. Planetdance is proud to provide these connections with TV networks and casting agents.
A major focus of the studio is undoubtedly Musical Theatre. A walk through our Hall of Fame at the studio will reveal the amazing success the studio has had in this in area. Students have appeared in professional productions of musicals like, ‘ Billy Elliot’, ‘Matilda’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Wicked’ and ‘The King and I’ just to name a few.
Planetdance caters for all students from pre-schoolers to professionals. We are the official Menai location for Australia’s top pre-school dance programs ‘Ready Set Dance’ and ‘Ready Set Ballet’. These programs were finalists in the national awards for Best Preschool Activity.
The studio operates in two streams. Those who attend for fun and fitness enjoy separate classes from those who would like a more competitive and committed dance education. Our troupe students learn RAD classical ballet, Tapatak Oz Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Technique and Musical Theatre. We are located in the heart of Menai Central above IGA. Planetdance is one of the only studios in Sydney with access to an extensive car park to make picking up and dropping off easier for families. We also have a lift so that we are wheel chair accessible and pram friendly. The premises consists of 3 fully equipped studios, a singing studio and a waiting room.
Planetdance believes in providing quality performing arts classes taught by inspiring specialist teachers and encouraging students to develop a passion for performing.