Welcome to Van Loon Dance Academy

As a former professional Ballet and Contemporary dancer, Principal Jessica brings to her leadership all the expertise she gained in the world of professional dance.

In addition, her teaching qualifications (she has her Fellowship in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet Training) and her experience as Principal of VLDA has given her the knowledge and experience required to steer VLDA well into the future.

She is dedicated to the highest standard in dance tuition in all dance genres.
This is showcased in:

1. Annual Professional end of year productions that present professional choreography in a professional theatre.

2. Annual Sydney Eisteddfod competitions. VLDA has groups and soloists represent the school consistently well

3. Annual Cecchetti Ballet exams at every level for those enrolled in Classical ballet classes. Tap exams at every level for those enrolled in Tap dance classes. VLDA always achieves very highly in these exams

4. Annual Cecchetti ballet competitions eg. The Cecchetti Medal Tests

Jessica’s goal is simple: to instil in all students a love and appreciation of dance that will last a lifetime.

All are welcome to come and enjoy dancing from age 2 ½ years to adult.

  • Ballet & Creative Dance (Pre school age)
  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acrobatics
  • Hip Hop
  • Tap
  • Limber/Stretch/Strengthening
  • Private coaching for eisteddfods, competitions and exam syllabi

Our staff ensure that classes are of the highest standard and challenging for each individual with an emphasis on the enjoyment of dance in the pursuit of dance excellence

Concert Feedback

“I would sincerely like to thank you for putting on such an amazing concert on Sunday!!! My family and I attended the matinee’ performance on Sunday and were completely blown away by the professional and entertaining concert! I was so proud to be associated with VLDA and was so impressed with the standard of dance that was performed!! Thank you to your teachers, your helpers and of course to Jessica.”
Frieda Marshall

“I just wanted to say a huge congratulations for the magnificent performance of Coppelia! I honestly think that it was the most professional, beautifully choreographed performance. All I can say is WOW! With great appreciation for all that you do for our children and with love.” Deb Stewart

“I wanted to compliment Jessica on the amazing performance over the weekend! It is our first experience of a dance concert, I was so impressed by how professional it was and obviously you have put so much thought and effort into the day which was such a wonderful experience for all involved. I thank you and all the teachers at Van Loon for their time and look forward to seeing you again.” Naomi Brooker

“What a wonderful concert tonight and today. As our first year with Van Loon we were blown away by the talents and professionalism of this performance.” Angela Forman

“This is the first year I have seen the performance from an audience point of view. MY GOD, the kids are phenomenal! It was so professional and dynamic. You can be very proud. I marvel at your smile that you somehow maintain through all the stress. Thank you so much for providing this outstanding opportunity for our girls. Thank you for your patience, your calm, your caring and your complete dedication to promoting self –belief in our girls and indeed all the students.” Karen Oxley

“I want to thank you for the most incredible concert on Sunday. Far surpassed my expectations. I was so proud to see how beautifully all the kids performed. It is amazing how much my little Leora has learned and grown and all with the incredible guidance. Well done to all involved!” Debbi Levy

“Congratulations on your best concert yet! The choreography was fantastic, the costumes amazing and of course the dancers brilliant. Each class had a unique piece and varied within that which was great to see. Really loved how the story flowed.” Nicole Macnicol

NEWS & EVENTS

AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL INTERSTATE PROGRAM 2•Jul•2020

VLDA has had a good number of its students enjoy this…  

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EISTEDDFODS 2•Jul•2020

VLDA competes annually in the Sydney eisteddfod season with VLDA groups…  

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50% SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BOYS DOING CLASSICAL BALLET: 1•Jul•2020

VLDA offers 50% off term fees for boys doing Classical ballet…  

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VLDA OPERATES OUT 4 FULLY EQUIPPED DANCE STUDIO SPACES IN THREE LOCATIONS: 1•Jul•2020

VLDA operates out of three fully equipped venues all with professional…  

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TIMETABLE 1•Jul•2020

The VLDA timetable is created to compliment the well-rounded dance student…  

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