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For over 35 years, Stage School Australia has advanced young people’s personal skills like confidence, public speaking and teamwork through training in the performing arts. Our friendly and supportive classes develop natural abilities and foster a lifelong love of learning and creativity.  

New research from the Australia Council for the Arts shows a growing number of Australians value the arts for its role in building social cohesion, personal happiness and overcoming stress.

As our families, communities and nation come to terms with the uncertainty and social disruption of the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of the arts and creativity to connect and uplift us…has never been more important.

Our streams of performing arts training include the Australian Boys Dance Academy – boys-only dance classes (6-18 years), Beginners OnStage – song, dance & acting for young children (4-7 years), the Victorian Youth Theatre (VYT)  – drama and public speaking, and the Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC) – musical theatre for young people 8-18 years.  

“Firstly, thank you for a wonderful year! Our 3 boys have thoroughly enjoyed this year – and as parents, we have loved seeing their confidence and skills grow! The staff have been wonderful, very professional and just fantastic with the kids.” 

YABC and Beginners OnStage parents

Classes held at 21 locations across metro Melbourne with trial classes available during February and March (subject to availability – classes do book up).

Call to book your child’s trial class on (03) 8199 8344

“Absolutely loved the show. The best part was seeing so many boys so happy on stage and loving busting their moves. I was moved to tears as sometimes it’s hard for them to feel comfortable dancing but they really outdid themselves and I just loved the joy they all radiated in such a supportive environment”. 

Australian Boys Dance Academy parent

Stage School Australia’s productions have been seen on stages ranging from the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne to the Lincoln Center, New York City, while our students have appeared in leading roles in some of the biggest shows in the country, including the leading roles in recent productions of The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Jersey Boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Muriel’s Wedding and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

“My son’s classes are “EPIC” and for 11-year-old boys, it doesn’t get better than that.” 

VYT Parent

​Our recent successful seasons have included Spring Awakening, Wicked and Les Misérables at The National Theatre Melbourne, Conference of the Birds, Seussical, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Malthouse Theatre and Adelaide Fringe Festival, Honk! and Chicken Licken at the Southbank Theatre and Adelaide Fringe Festival, as well as a series of junior musicals which included Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Shrek, Madagascar at the Union Theatre, Alice in Wonderland JR and The Secret Garden at Southbank Theatre, and Give My Regards to Broadway at Hamer Hall. 

Proud to be a family owned and operated Melbourne company. 

Call to book on (03) 8199 8344

This article is sponsored by Stage School Australia.