Young people grow with us, into confident adults who will have a positive impact in the wider community. Be supported in your journey as you discover the joy of dance. Belong to a community that strives for excellence, by taking one small step at a time. Each day your smallest achievement will be applauded, bringing a smile to your face,
Watch them immerse themselves in the music, showing a natural love and enjoyment in movement, so obvious in young children.
You will be welcomed into the friendly atmosphere in our studios, with a shared camaraderie and trust between students, teachers and parents.
Become part of a studio that cares and encourages, watching you transform through the years, from a tiny person to adulthood.
Begin your journey of dance today.
We are here to support you, so please contact us for more information.
2 /14 Morwell Avenue
Watsonia VIC 3087
Just 20kms north of Melbourne CBD, Essentially Ballet is located In the heart of the Watsonia commercial shopping precinct, a short 400m stroll from the Watsonia train station (Hurstbridge line), and approx 70m from Morwell Ave bus stop.
The studios are equipped with mirrors, barres, and non-slip tarkett floor, air-conditioning and heating, to provide a safe and professional environment for students.
After graduating from the Australian Ballet School, The Director, Linda McKay, commenced freelance teaching throughout Australia.
Her teaching career spans the NSW Hastings region and extensive teaching throughout Melbourne including The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and La Vive Classique in Port Macquarie. Linda is a regular Guest Artist with the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet. Her performances include, Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
Students trained under Linda have been accepted into The Australian Ballet School, Arts Educational (London), and The Victorian College of the Arts. Graduating from the Australian Ballet School’s Teaching programme with Distinction, Linda’s teacher training encompasses many areas focusing on classical ballet, and covers contemporary, character (folk), tap, jazz, child psychology, anatomy, music, & Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Under the Direction of Linda McKay, Essentially Ballet began in Rosanna in 2001, moving to Watsonia in September 2002. Our first year began with 17 students, in a dilapidated Scout Hall with no windows, no heating and no cooling, and shared change rooms with the local football club!!! With an enrolment of around 80 students at the end of the following year, we moved to the Uniting Church in Watsonia, with spacious modern facilities, where we remained for 6 years. In 2009 we moved into our own purpose built studio in Watsonia. The school continues to grow and flourish each year.