Welcome to Van Loon Dance Academy

As former professional Ballet and Contemporary dancers, principals Jessica and Mike Van Loon bring to the leadership the expertise gained in the world of professional dance.

They are dedicated to the highest standard in dance tuition, professional choreography and in end of year dance productions. Instilling 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 (2 ½ – 5 years old)
  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acrobatics
  • Hip Hop
  • Tap Dance
  • Limber/stretch
  • Private Coaching for syllabi and exam work, Eisteddfods and specialist competitions.

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 for St Ives 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 both of you.” Rosy Bayfield, S Ives

“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, Balgowlah

“I wanted to complement yourself and Jessica on the amazing performance over the weekend! It being 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 in 2015.” Naomi Brooker, North Turrumurra

“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, St Ives

“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, Freshwater

“I want to thank you for a 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 of your wonderful Miss Nicola. Well done to all involved!” Debbi Levy, St Ives

“Congratulations on your best concert yet! The choreography was fantastic, 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 with most of the modern dance being toward the end.” Nicole Macnicol, North Manly

NEWS & EVENTS

50% SPONSORSHIP FOR TALENTED BOYS… 22•Jan•2016

To all talented boys who are interested in taking up Classical…  

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DID YOU KNOW… 22•Jan•2016

that if you take 2hrs of tuition per week for one…  

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SPECIAL OFFER 22•Jan•2016

Take up our offer of an **UNLIMITED TRIAL CLASS PASS** for…  

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WHAT’S NEW in 2016? 22•Jan•2016

Our MANLY school will now have: Hip Hop & Acrobatics (yr…  

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NEW: Wednesday & Saturday pre-school classes (ages 2 ½ – 5 years old) 6•Feb•2014

see timetables Manly & St Ives. These popular dance classes are…  

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