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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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Thank you for those of you who came to our 40th Anniversary Gala and Saturday Afternoon with Peta.
A memorable, inspiring week-end.
Darwin and Alice Springs together

Ballet on Stage
Lynne & Dancers

Little things do matter

Thank you in advance -  Inspired
Every gift is appreciated more than you know

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Young dancers on stage

Enrolments are open for 2024 

Dance Classes.

Classes begin at 3 years old. 

Trial Classes available for all ages

Contact us on 8953 1800 

Start Ballet at any age

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

Dance Classes from 3 years
Ballet/Jazz and Tap Dancing 

Beginners of all ages welcome
Enquiries - 89531800
Trial class available
Beginners - Recreational - Adults
Full-time Professional Career Studies

Young Dancers

Term 2 Dates

7th - 15th April, 2024

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Duprada Dance Company  2024 Performance Seasons.

 Opening Season
40th Anniversary Gala
Araluen Arts Centre 
19th & 20th April, 2024 - 6.30pm

2024 Jazz Collectives
The Drive-In Mark 3
Araluen Arts Centre
25th & 26th August - 6.30pm

2024 Morning Melodies
Araluen Arts Centre
28th October - 11.00am

2024 Magic of Dance 
Araluen Arts Centre
24th & 25th November - 6.30pm

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Duprada Dance Company - Performances of 2022
Giselle - April 2022
Swan Lake - June 2022

Darwin Entertainment Centre 
'The Power Playlist' Jazz Collectives - September, 2022
Our annual performance showcasing all the different styles of dance.  Jazz, Contemporary, Tap Dancing, Neo-Classical and Classical ballet enhanced by our annual 'Defilé' 
Morning Melodies - October 2022
Our annual performance showcasing our youngest Petit Performers.  Studio to stage dancing with their teachers in a costume for the first time.
Performe in Darwin - November 2022 
'Hansel & Gretal'

Leisa's School of Dancing and Duprada Dance Company Darwin stage an Annual Performance at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.  Costumes and wardrobe travel from Alice Springs to Darwin along with our Principal Dancers and wardrobe managers.

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audience enthusiasts 

Magic of Dance - November 2022
Duprada Dance Company and the Australian Dance Academy perform a 'Story Ballet' well known in the world of Ballet.
Duprada Dance Company introduces young dancers to the world of story telling and live theatre.
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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 are elegant, healthy, mannered and confident for life.


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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The Australian Dance Academy 

The training school for Duprada Dance Company

Phone - 89531800


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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