What’s New: Swan River Ballet



For the Joy of Dance

Swan River Ballet School aims to inspire its students to embrace the joy of dance. It provides a nurturing, positive and friendly environment, with highly experienced, dedicated teachers. The new ballet school is located at Hamilton House – a beautiful, fully renovated turn of the century building (the former Newmarket Hotel). The school provides a range of classes for students of all ages and abilities. Levels include Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Adult. There’s also the opportunity for students to undertake full time classes, for those wishing to pursue a vocational career in dance. Private tuition classes are available during January with specialist teacher Angela Christian. It’s a great opportunity to hone your classical technique before Term 1 begins.


“I am absolutely thrilled to be establishing a new ballet school for the Cockburn coastal region. The derelict hotel – which has stood empty for many years, has been restored to its natural beauty for the benefit and enjoyment of all the students, young and (slightly) old!” said owner and artistic director Michelle Cleaver-Wilkinson.


“We feel it is important to provide all the facilities and resources to ensure that learning to dance is safe and stress free, allowing each student to achieve a level of expertise according to their capabilities and ideals. To gain the most benefit from our chosen art form, we also aim to develop students self-discipline and overall confidence,” she explained.

1 Rockingham Road
Hamilton Hill
0418 951 045


The school enrolment days are: 21 & 28 January from 9am to 5pm.
Enquiries please call Michele on 0418 951 045 or email info@swanriverballet.com.au

We are proud to announce SRB will be offering the following courses:
and are requesting expressions of interest in the Diploma of Dance (nationally recognised training auspices ACAS) RTO: 50392

Dance & Performance (D&P)
For 3-5 year olds.  Enhances children’s imagination, expression, musicality, spatial awareness and performance skills in a structured, fun class that builds confidence and creativity.

Ballet 1-4
Caters for 5-9 year olds.  In these formative years “Feeling before Form” is taught. Students are assessed and progress through levels based on their individual ability.  Awards & exams begin for many at this level.  Junior Jazz is also available.

Grades 1-3
Correct technique is developed with the added style of Character steps. Russian, Hungarian & Polish are taught. Strength & Stretch classes assist dancers to meet their goals. Lyrical classes are also available.

Grades 5-8
In senior school, the more complicated steps are taught in both ballet & character. Exams and performances are a focus, including competitions and dance festivals.

Vocational Levels
For those wanting a career in dance. Many hours of study are required, including pointe work and conditioning classes, plus contemporary movement. Ensemble performance classes will be offered to fulfill the training necessary to reach an elite level.

The Swan River Ballet Full-time Program
Includes RAD Advanced 2.  The four streams available are Classical, Contemporary,  Teachers and Transitional.

Adult Classes
Elementary (beginners classes) Mondays 10am.  More opportunities will be announced later.

Private Tuition
Available in January 2016.  Call  0418 951 045 to arrange a suitable time for a private lesson with our specialist teacher Ms Angela Christian.  A great opportunity to enhance your classical technique before Term 1 begins.

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