Duprada Dance Company is a classically-trained ballet company with a certain je ne sais quoi. Artistic Director Lynne Hanton formed the company in 1984. The Australian Dance Academy prides itself on creating exciting and inspiring dance classes. 

Australian Dance Academy

The training School for Duprada Dance Company

Duprada Dance Company

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Enrolments for 2022 Dance Classes.

Classes begin at 3 years.  Trial Classes available.

Contact us on 8953 1800 - call in to enrol.

Welcome to 2022
Let the thrill of Dance, Music and Performance take you to new places!

Ballet Term Dates

Term 1  - 2022

  • Term 1 Begins 31st January 2022

  • First Saturday Classes begin 5th February 2022

  • Term Ends 9th April 2022

Young dancers on stage.
Start Ballet at any age

Beginners of all ages welcome
Enquiries at 89531800 

Drama/Acting Lessons
Ballet Classes for all from 3years
Jazz and Tap Dancing 

Classical Ballet
Elite &
Professional Levels 

Enquiries - 89531800

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Dance students learn so

much more than how to dance.

Strength, flexibility, fitness, rhythm,

musicality, mime, expression, strength of mind. 

They become elegant, healthy, mannered and confident for life.

Dance, Create, Inspire



Duprada Dance Company Stages 5 Performances per year.
We have a Company only performance at the start of each year.
Magic of Dance and Jazz Collective performances towards the end of the year showcasing the young dancers from the Australian Dance Academy.
A performance in Darwin with Leisa's School of Dancing.
And last but not least our Family only Morning Melodies performance for the tiniest dancers in our school.
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Alice in Wonderland

Would like to thank everyone who came to watch our performance of

We had a fabulous time.

We would also like to send out special thanks to Leslie Simpson who did a wonderful job creating a new, fun and quirky script for our performance. The four Drama students, Jasmine, Rachel, Tilly & Avara who did and excellent job on stage, acting through several characters. Nathan Sopeer the lighting designer and Jasper Marshall our Stage Manager.

And Last but not least, Lynne Hanton. Without your hard work and dedication we wouldn't have had this fabulous performance.

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 Market times: 
Saturdays 8.00am-12.00pm
Wednesdays - 3.00pm-7.00pm
First Market for 2022 
Saturday 15th January 8.00am

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About us

Australian Dance Academy
The Australian Dance Academy was created in 1974 To provide the local children of Alice Springs the opportunity to learn ballet, perform on stage and develop other styles of dance. 
The Australian Dance Academy is proud of their annual productions of  'The Magic of Dance', 'Morning Melodies' and 'Jazz Collectives'.
These productions are staged with children in mind.  
Duprada Dance Company
Duprada Dance Company has two residences in the Northern Territory; Alice Springs and Darwin. 
Lynne Hanton OAM founded the Company in 1984, Alice Springs, inspired by Royal Ballet Company Principal Dancer, Ann Jenner. 
The Alice Springs Araluen Arts Centre opened in 1984, where Duprada Dance Company, formerly the Alice Springs Ballet Company, became the first company to perform on stage.
10 years later Duprada Dance Company expanded to Darwin.
In 2011 Lynne was awarded the 'Order of Australia Medal' for the development of Classical Ballet and Choreography in the Northern Territory.
Leisa's School of Dancing
Founding Director Leisa Jackson opened Leisa's School of Dancing in 2000. The school takes students from 3 years to full-time Professional Studies and is the training School for Duprada Dance Company Darwin. 
Leisa's School of Dancing is affiliated with the Australian Dance Academy & Duprada Dance Company Alice Springs.
Leisa graduated with a Diploma in Classical Ballet majoring in Classical Ballet followed by International Studies. 
Leisa travelled with students to the International Master Classes in Prague in 2005 and 2017.  

Professional & Recreational Dance Training

Classical Ballet Level 1 to Level 10

Jazz Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Tap Dancing

and Theatre Studies

2022 Dance Registrations Now Open!

Ballet, Jazz & Tap Classes now open!

To register call 8953 1800

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Contact us

The Australian Dance Academy 

The training school for Duprada Dance Company

For enquiries:

Please ring reception on 08 8953 1800. 


Reception is open;

Mon - Fri:     10am - 6pm

Sat:                8am - 1pm


Phone: 08 8927 2777
131 Abala Road, Marrara, Darwin, NT, 0812

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