We Want To Dance The Whole Night Away.

About us - Moorabbin Dance School

Best dance school academy & studio since 1991

Performance Academy of Dancing (PAOD) in Moorabbin Dance School offers an enriching Childrens dance classes experience for all ages. Our philosophy is to focus on technique whilst having fun and experiencing the joy of dance.

Our classes operate in compliance with the audience, and we are members of the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) and the State Dance Association (SDA).

At PAOD we provide all-around training in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary Acrobatics, and Musical Theatre in age and skill groupings. Our classes integrate technique, theory (for older students), self-confidence, teamwork, and personal achievements.

Your child will enjoy a well-rounded, positive dance experience with peers facilitated by our fun, friendly and qualified teaching staff. Get the best in Moorabbin Dance School with expert dance teachers. Look no further if you’re searching for a dance class in Moorabbin. Reach out to us today.

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What We Offer

Performance Academy of Dancing renowned for its excellent exam results which once again in 2021 exceeded our expectations. We were so proud of those students who were dedicated enough to continue learning their exam syllabus on Zoom. The examiner was so impressed with their technique.

Past PAOD students have been successful in gaining acceptance into the Australian Ballet School, undertaking full-time professional dance courses gaining qualifications such as a Diploma in Dance Teacher Management, a Diploma of Musical Theatre along with Certificate IV in Dance, and achieving top VCE Dance results. Many of our past students have performed internationally and in Australia.

What We Are Known For

All our teachers have industry experience and are well equipped in preparing our students for our dancers to perform auditions and industry auditions.

If you are looking to start dancing for the first time or looking to pursue a career in dance, Performance Academy has it all under one roof.

We offer a free trial class for any new student wanting to become a part of the friendly dance community we have at Performance Academy of Dancing. We are best dance academy and studio since 1991 in Moorabbin. 

Childrens Dance Classes

Why Choose Us

Why We Are Best Bayside and Moorabbin Dance School?

Professionally qualified, educated and responsible teachers who are fun energetic and passionate about dancing.

Here at Performance Academy of Dancing you can be assured that you are receiving dance classes at the most family friendly cost.

At PAOD we are all about family. Our dance school is owned by two family members and we make everyone feel welcome and included.

If you are looking for a structured and organised environment that will keep you up to date on what is going then we have you covered!

We have clear and well thought out polices and procedures for a safe dance environment. We are dedicated in providing an environment that focuses on children and young adults developing life skills including independence, confidence and resilience.




Your child will flourish in our Ballet classes. Forming the foundation of all dance we strongly recommend every student does a Ballet class that is filled with creativity and technique that develops strength, control, coordination, discipline and posture. Our students thrive within our Ballet program whilst training with our ATOD syllabus that acknowledges and rewards each and every student.




Our Jazz classes have a great energy combining technique and fun! Dancing to a wide range of music including current pop, disco and Broadway.




Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies. Our Tap Program is diverse in both music & style from the days of old Hollywood to current street tap.


Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre Classes combine vocal technique, theatre studies, basic movements, and performance stage training. Classes are based around the age of the student.


hip hop

hip hop

This is a fun one hour upbeat energetic dance program incorporating jazz and hip hop with age appropriate choreography. The class incorporates the latest funk and hip hop moves. Classes are based around the age of the student.




Acrobatics is a great way to develop strength, coordination, flexibility and control. Learn things such as forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, forward walkovers, and aerials! A focus on correct acrobatics techniques, safety, increasing flexibility and individual improvement and progress. Classes are based on the age of the student.

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Our Teachers

Meeting our Amazing Dance Teachers

Dance Teacher PAOD

Maya Schroeder


Director PAOD

Liesl schroeder


dance teacher paod

Elizabeth Kirby

Head Teacher

Juliette Beninati dance Teacher

Juliette Beninati


sophie dance teacher

Sophie King


dance trainer Melbourne

Ebony Elizabeth


Dance Teacher Laura

Laura Buik



What people are saying


Amazing ! Thank you for all you’ve done for the girls.


“What an amazing time for the girls. Thank you so much. Saffronrose thought it was the best dance class ever. Thank you so much for making her day great xxx."


“Such a caring and inclusive dance school that goes above and beyond to create an environment where every student learns to love dancing."


“Couldn’t ask for a better dance school for my dancing diva”


“We were very lucky to have found this beautiful dance school. Kind enthusiastic and talented teachers guiding my girl on her dance journey”


“Such a friendly environment with beautiful teachers who nurture each and every student”


“Dancing has been really important for claire during the lockdown. It has given her something to look forward to each week and stay connected with.


“My daughter has been attending for over 5 years and this is the warmest, most caring and encouraging school you can find. Children are encouraged to do their best in a fun environment”

General Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes absolutely! Please contact us to find out class times to book your free trial. You don’t need to worry about organising uniform for your trial, we can help you organise that when you formally enrol.

Our students achieve more in their classes when they can focus on the teacher in a calm and controlled space. For this reason, classes are not open for viewing and parents/siblings cannot enter the classroom. However, you are welcome to sit in and observe the first 15 minutes of the trial class. The final class of each term is a parent/guardian viewing class.
Yes, our students learn best when they are dressed safely and appropriately. Our students love their special dance uniform and enjoy feeling part of our community.
Please contact us to request a copy of our latest timetable.
Yes we do! Students are welcome to attend one make up class per term.
A water bottle (named and not glass), your dancing shoes (see uniform requirements) and a bag to put your belongings in.
Yes there is! We encourage all students to participate in the end of year concert. It’s a wonderful experience for students and an entertaining show for parents, family and guests.
We offer the Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) Ballet, Tap and Jazz syllabus offering dedicated students the opportunity to undertake annual examinations.
No. Most of our students attend classes for recreation and to work up through our levels at their own pace. If your child is interested in dance competitions, we have a private lesson program that caters for this. For those who are driven to participate in competitions we offer private lessons for solo performances. 

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Everyone deserves the chance to learn with PAOD