About

Founded in 1964, the Charlesworth Walsh Dance Centre is a highly professional school catering to a wide variety of ages, talents, and abilities. Our director, Rosslyn Charlesworth, is a life member and fellow of the Imperial Society Of Teachers Of Dancing. She is also accredited to teach Cecchetti candidates.

The Charlesworth Walsh Dance Centre teaches many styles of dance with an emphasis on strong technique. As students enjoy fitness, friendship and fun, they are introduced to the love of dance which lasts a lifetime. Coupled with all of this, their self-discipline and self-confidence are enhanced, vital attributes for a successful life. Many graduates have continued into professional careers in the teaching of dance, theatrical performance, choreography and television. Charlesworth Walsh fosters a safe, caring environment for their students with qualified staff teaching in three conveniently located studios around the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

We provide our students with the opportunity to participate in a full -length, professionally produced ‘End of Year Production’and encourage them to enter in competitions. Charlesworth Walsh Dance students learn stage craft from their participation in competitions and the ‘End of Year’ performances.

As our teachers are mostly graduates from our school, they fully understand our philosophy and aims. We cater not only for the student of professional dance, but also encourage every student to enjoy dance for fun, friendship, strength and fitness.

We are accredited to teach dance for VCE, an increasingly popular choice for our students in their VCE studies. The results have been excellent. Students who continue with dance during their VCE years generally achieve outstanding ATAR scores, facilitating entry to a number of University degree courses.

Philosophy

The Charlesworth Walsh Dance Centre takes great pride in teaching your child the fun and beauty of dance. Through teaching the joy of dance, our mission is to encourage and develop physical and mental wellbeing, imagination, self-expression and confidence, correct posture and co-ordination.

We believe that it is important to cater for students as individuals, to encourage and enhance their personal development at their own speed and level. Above all, we want to make the learning of dance an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all concerned.

At Charlesworth Walsh we aim :

  • To assist in the development of each child’s creativity, confidence and self esteem.

  • To develop correct posture and improve co-ordination.

  • To assist all students to gain an understanding and appreciation of dance, dance styles and movement.

  • To cater for each individual and enhance their personal development at their own levels.

  • To help each child reach their potential in using their body as a human instrument to express emotions in movement.

  • To encourage self discipline and group co-operation.

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