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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Welcome to 2021

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

Enrolments for 2021 Dance Classes.

All Children above the age of 3 are welcome.

Contact us on 8953 1800 to enrol now!

Ballet Term Dates

Term 4

  • Begins on Monday 11th of October

  • Morning Melodies 30th of October

  • Cinderella - Darwin - 6th of November

  • Alice in Wonderland 19th & 20th of November

  • Photo Week 24th - 30th of November

  • Last day of Term 11th of December

Drama/Acting Lessons
With Leslie
Term 3 


Enquiries - 89531800

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

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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

Come and join Alice as she jumps down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Her strange adventure will be brought to life through dance creating the madness that only dancers know how.

19th & 20th of November

Join us at Araluen Arts Centre on the

at 6:30pm

Or for more information click here!

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 Market times: 

Saturdays 8.00am-12.00pm

Wednesdays - 3.00pm-7.00pm

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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

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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
Term 4 Dance Registrations Now Open!

Ballet, Jazz & Tap Classes now open!

To register call 8953 1800

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