Our Philosophy

We endeavour to instil the love of dance and provide a positive experience for every student from our aspiring 3 year old's through to our advanced level students. We foster correct and safe dance techniques in young bodies and provide a high level of training in all genres with a focus on well being. We strive for every student to be the best that they can be and make sure we all have lots of fun along the way!

Classes are conducted professionally by well trained teachers in Classical Ballet, Pre-School dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Pilates strength and conditioning. Our teachers are educated and have an understanding of physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills which compliment the stages of each child's development. 

We also offer the opportunity for dancers to complete Cecchetti Ballet examinations and to compete in Eistedfodd competitions throughout the year either within a troupe or solo dances. Our annual concert is a highlight in the calendar for the dancers to showcase everything they’ve learned throughout the year.

At JOKSOD, we’re one big family that work together and support each other through all the experiences, the highs and the lows. The older students will often become helpers for the younger classes as student teachers and role models. Our junior students are so inspired by our seniors.

Many of our dancers stay with us from a young age and we make sure we nurture and develop technical excellence to produce passionate, versatile and respectful dancers who take these attributes into everyday life or a professional career in the dance industry.

Our teachers are committed to complying with the Victorian Government child safety standards and all our staff complete yearly professional development to keep up to date with current knowledge. All teachers and staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, have working with children checks and up to date first aid training. 

At JOKSOD we value...


  • Family: At JOKSOD we are a supportive dance community, like a second family to each other


  • Dedication: We are dedicated to our craft and ask the same of our dancers


  • Artistry: We practice safe technique, to support young bodies and we focus on high quality training for our students to bring out the artist within


  • Love of Dance: Our students will tell you how much fun they have dancing at JOKSOD and all the incredible experiences we share together