Our team

Our teachers at Belmont Dance Centre are skilled in a wide range of dance styles. If you’re new to dance or have years of experience (and hundreds of pairs of old pointe shoes!), we have a class for you.

From ballet and tap, to acrobatics, troupe performance, and everything in between. You’ll find a class at Lake Macquarie’s leading dance studio. Just check out our timetable for more information!

We believe it’s our nurturing environment that set’s BDC apart from other dance schools in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle area. But don’t just take our word for it – look at our hundreds of happy students!

Our highly qualified and experienced dance teachers have taught some of the area’s best performers. The Belmont Dance Studio alumni are currently dancing with both national and international companies including Brent Street Performing Arts, Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance , ED5 International, the Hamburg Ballet Company, Hamburg Ballet School (Germany) and the Australian Ballet School.

While we’re dedicated to building the dance skills of our students, we’re also dedicated to mentoring our older students to become professional teachers. All of our assistant dance teachers are current students and bring the skills they learn in their own classes into the lessons they teach.

We believe having a passion for dance and a nurturing attitude are the two most important parts of being a dance teacher. Without these, you cannot expect students to grow. We’re here to watch our students grow from our little dancers to confident young adults. Whether your child is new to dance or an experienced ballerina, our team of dance teachers are here to foster their passion for dance.

Trudy Skippen


Olivia Skippen

Office Manager

Kelly Parkinson

Abbey Fuge

Jes Parrott

Sacchi Nicol

Molly Watsford

Talia Davis

Leigh Davis

Madeleine Skippen

Guest teacher


Amazing tuition for all genres but the most supportive environment

for students to achieve at their own level. Belmont Dance Centre has provided a family atmosphere for my daughter whilst teaching her the skills necessary to become a beautiful dancer.

Nicole B

The best family anyone could ask for! Not only are you taught Dance quality and technique at an advanced level, but taught manners and to be considerate of others and how to work as a team 🙂 BDC is a second family, as you learn and grow so much from what is taught and encouraged there ❤

Toni M

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Belmont Dance Centre is comprised of highly-qualified, experienced dance teachers who have a passion for performance. We are an inclusive studio who takes great pride in offering a fun, nurturing, family-friendly environment to learn to dance.

Opening Hours

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9 AM–9 PM

Tuesday: 3–9 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM–9 PM

Thursday: 3PM–9 PM

Friday: 9 AM–7 PM

Saturday: 8 AM–12PM

ADDRESS: Level 1, Melvic Centre, Thomas St, Belmont, 2280

Telephone: +61 2 4945 8788

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