Overview

Melbourne School of Classical Dance (MSCD) is recognised as one of the city's leading ballet schools for children and adults of all ages.

MSCD was established in 2008 by professional dancer and ballet pedagogue Kate Reilly in a quest to provide the local community with access to quality ballet training based on the Russian ballet technique. It has since grown to offer classes from ages 3 years to adult, in classical ballet and allied studies.

Divisions

The Melbourne School comprises five streams:

– Pre-Ballet Division for children students ages 3 to 6

– Preparatory Division for children ages 6 to 9

– Academic Division for young dancers ages 9 to 18

– Pre-Professional Division for dedicated and talented dancers.

– Adult Division for dancers age 16+

Faculty

 

MSCD’s faculty is a dedicated group of expert professional dancers, many of whom have completed further accredited studies in dance pedagogy.

Artistic Director – Kate Reilly              

Associate Director – Olivia Heyworth

Artistry Coaches – Madeleine Eastoe & Campbell McKenzie

Sports Physician – Dr Kathy Yu

Physiotherapy Consultant – Annie Strauch

Myotherapy Consultant – Courtney Stace

Students

Approximately 300 male and female students, ranging in age from three to sixty, attend classes after school or after work. Industry professionals take classes regularly during the daytime. A specialised group of dedicated and talented students take our pre-professional daily training program. 

Performance Opportunities

Students from all streams* dance in our two annual productions, held in June/July and December each year. Further performance opportunities abound for dedicated students – guest performances, festivals, competitions and films are just some of the exciting events our students have been a part of.

* Pre-Ballet students have a special in-house performance at the end of the year.

Props & Set Manufacturing

At our facility in Brunswick, we’re able to design, manufacture and warehouse props and sets for your production or event.
Current sets include The Nutcracker, Coppélia and The Snow Queen.  Contact us to discuss your needs.

Retail Outlet

Our retail store for leotards, tights, canvas flats and more.  All of MSCD’s student’s clothing needs will be covered, thanks to Attitude Dance.
Please contact Ben at attitude.dance@mail.com for any uniform enquiries.