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About Us

Studios in Willetton and Port Kennedy 

Principal:  Donna Simmonds   0438 466 303

Betty Bentley established the Dance Academy in 1959 in Hilton Park. Additional branches have been opened in Willetton in 1979 and Port Kennedy in 1995.   
Classes in Jazz Ballet, Tap, Classical Ballet, Hip Hop and Acrobatics are conducted for children from three years of age and adult classes are available in Tap and Jazz.
We understand that children take classes for a variety of reasons so we endeavour to cater for all needs from those interested in fun & fitness to the students aiming at taking examinations and performing.
The Academy has an excellent teaching staff who are able to offer students a high level of instruction. All teachers are fully qualified with certification from 

The Royal Academy of Dance,   Classical Ballet
The Australia Pacific Dance Association,  Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Contemporary

The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing and
Acrobatic Arts.  Acrobatics

READY SET DANCE    Specialist Pre-School Program
This is your assurance of our professionalism.  Examinations are conducted through these societies each year for interested students.

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General Information

  • Annual Performance
    Concerts are performed in December for which participation is optional.

  • Examinations
    Examinations are offered to all students in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet.  Though they are not compulsory, we do encourage our students to work towards exams as the process improves technique and provides a goal for students to strive towards.


  • Term Dates
    Our term dates coincide with school terms. 

  • Uniform/Discipline
    Students are required to wear specific uniforms for each class.  Uniform details are outlined on the 'Uniform Page'. The uniform can be ordered through our receptionist or the class teacher.    

    Grooming is an integral part of dance.  Long hair must be pulled back neatly for all lessons in a ponytail or french plait. A bun is compulsory for Classical Ballet .

    No jewellery to be worn at class, with the exception of ear studs.                 

    Punctuality is important. Students should arrive 5-10 minutes prior to scheduled class time to enable a complete warm up.  

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Ready to Dance?

Contact the team at Betty Bentley Dance Academy today to find out more and secure your spot at either our dance studio locations in Willetton or Port Kennedy, Western Australia

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