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Our locally owned Marlene's School of Dance Colac has been operating since 1998, providing the local Otway and Surf Coast communities of Colac, Camperdown, Winchelsea, Timboon, Lorne, and districts with training in various genres of Dance. At MSOD students are not simply taught how to move their bodies. We firmly believe that there is more to dancing than just moving, and teach all our students the importance of respecting themselves, respecting each other, and living in a manner that will be beneficial to themselves and their wider community.
.... because Dancing is not just how you move, it is how you live.
We represent - Fun, Fitness, Friendship, Family, Fairness and Future - and are a Child Safe Organisation
Marlene’s School of Dance Colac is a child safe organization in accordance with The Child Safety and Wellbeing Act 2005. Our management, teachers and volunteers are legally and morally required to demonstrate a strong commitment to child safety.
All children who come to Marlene’s School of Dance Colac have a right to feel and be safe. The welfare of the children in our care will always be amongst our first priorities, and we have a zero tolerance to child abuse. We aim to create a safe and friendly environment where children feel safe and have fun whilst learning to dance.
Marlene’s School of Dance Colac management, teachers and volunteers will encourage children to express their views and will listen to their suggestions, especially on matters that directly affect them. We will actively encourage all children who use our services to ‘have a say’ about things that are important to them, and we will teach children about what they can do if they feel unsafe. Importantly, we will listen to and act upon any concerns children, or their parents/carers, raise with us.
MSOD has a very clear policy relating to the recording of Photographs or Videos in our classes or at events, and the way in which such photos or videos can be used. Please refer to Clauses 13 &14 in Terms and Conditions later in this document.
BEGINNER TO PROFESSIONAL - PRESCHOOL TO ADULT
Modern and Commercial Jazz, Broadway / Music Theatre and Lyrical Jazz
Hip-Hop - Break Dance, Street-Style, Free-Style, Pop’n Lock
Theatrical & Industrial Tap
Classical Ballet & Pointe
Contemporary & Lyrical Ballet
Gymnastics and Acrobatics
Technique Fitness and Zumba
Southern Federation of Dance
Accredited Provider of Distance Education Victoria VCE Dance Units 1-4
Our studio is at 8 Ballagh Street, Elliminyt.
We have Professional Annual Performances (fully choreographed and costumed with motivational storylines), and support Local Community Events (with a Performance Group - including Kana, Anam Cara Ball, Half Time Basketball and Splash!Dance in 2012).
Costume Hire. We have many hundreds of costume sets professionally stored ready for hire – see our Costumes for Hire tab for photos / details. We believe we are one of only a few Costume Hire locations that can supply costumes for groups of 20 or 30 students!
What's On. Please see the various Tabs above - especially the Special Dates, Events & Timetables tab for what is happening in the next few days / weeks, and the Annual Performance Photos for pictures of past performances.
Thanks for your visit, and we look forward to seeing you at our dance school soon. Miss Marlene