2022 Concert Highlights

Sydney North Dance is one of Sydney’s leading ballet and dance schools with a long tradition of achieving top honours in all areas of Dance and Ballet and carrying on the passionate tradition of the longest continuous Ballet school in the Epping area.

Sydney North Dance offers classes for ages as young as 3 up to adults. We have a team of passionate and professional teachers ready to inspire and educate your children and are able to take enrolments all year round.

Our Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acrobatics classes are held in our Epping Studio at the Community Centre in Oxford St which is conveniently located near Epping station and ideal for students living in the Beecroft, Carlingford, Denistone, Dundas, Eastwood, Epping, Marsfield, North Epping, West Epping and West Pennant Hills areas.

The special thing about Sydney North Dance is our long history at the School of Arts in Epping, now called Epping Community Centre.

History of Sydney North Dance
Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 10.00.22 AMSince before the 1930s Miss Dorothy Dethlefs ran her beloved Ballet school where the two previous principals Lorraine Baines and Lynne Chester learned to dance, along with Robin Betts who took over the school in 1965 when Miss Dethlefs retired.

The Robin Betts School of Ballet became an important part of the lives of many young boys and girls over the next 30 years. In 1990 a 4 yr old girl by the name of Fiona started ballet classes with Miss Robin. Years later Robin passed on the school to her student Lorraine Baines who ran the School with her sister Lynne Chester until 2010 when the legacy was passed on to Fiona Maber.

The tradition at Sydney North Dance is that the students go full cycle. They start in the junior grades as youngsters and have the opportunity to become the teachers and assistants as they get older in order to keep the passion going and inspire the new youngsters. More importantly this creates more of a caring family environment for everyone.