I am really not interested in churning out “the best” dancers. What I am interested in is helping kids reach their full potential. I believe wholeheartedly that dance contributes so much more to our lives than just a series of movements. Time and time again I have witnessed kids come to our studio who may not have the potential be the best dancer on the block but they leave our studios with life skills and a solid foundation for adulthood. They have a strong work ethic, they are committed and have an ability to present themselves with confidence and humility. I could go on and on for hours on this but fundamentally what I am interested in is churning out decent, well rounded human beings that go on to have happy, healthy productive lives. Oh and if a few of them along the way go onto to careers in dance, fabulous. We will follow their journey with pride and interest.


PSD is a dynamic little dance studio and peninsula business with successful community and business connections. Learn more about us at www.peninsuladance.com.au

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. www.peninsuladance.com.au