Growing up as a young dancer my teacher had a picture just like this above one of the barres I often stood at. The picture intrigued me. It spoke of dedication, determination & hard work, I so admired that person. Ballet is often perceived as “pristine” and the blood sweat and tears behind it are not really understood by the audience. To me this picture is beautiful, to others it may be just a pair of tattered old shoes……as they say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”


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A celebration of a boutique dance school’s family friendly community. Miss Melanie shares her passion, skill and knowledge in nurturing young dancers as they express themselves through the joy of dance. Offering tips, how-to’s, a dance teachers reflections and connections with the on-line dance community. Peninsula School of Dance is located on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula.

Melanie Gard is a respected Licentiate with Cecchetti Ballet, an affiliate of the Australian Teachers of Dance and the Director of the Peninsula School of Dance.