“DBS is more than a dance studio, it’s a family. A family that advances you as a dancer and a person.”

“Every time I stepped into those yellow walls I knew I was in for a good time. We danced, laughed and sweat as a team and the friends I made there will last me a lifetime. DBS helped nurture my talent and broaden my horizons by opening me up to a bigger world of arts and dance. I only ever remember having fun, whether it be in the studio, on the stage, taking a DBS excursion or painting props. We laughed until our sides hurt… and then we laughed some more!”

Charles Bartley – Ex Student

“I completed 14 years at Dubbo Ballet Studio. I still refer to it as my second home as it is where I spent majority of my childhood. I wouldn’t change this for a second. The life lessons learnt will travel with me forever, both mentally and physically. It teaches so much discipline that can be applied to not only dancing but any life path chosen beyond school. I have continued dancing, as I want to pursue it as a career. If it wasn’t for Dubbo Ballet Studio and the amazing training, and support you receive being a student there I wouldn’t be studying at New Zealand School of Dance which is my next step into hopefully becoming a professional dancer. It teaches you the skills required to take it to the next level. The faculty in the school is incredible and so knowledgable and nurturing. I had the best years of my life at this school. Will always be my second home.”

Maddie Tratt – Ex Student

I love DBS because I feel that we are a big family //  I have never made great friends in so little time // DBS has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life // DBS is somewhere I can come and be myself around those I love // Without DBS I don’t know where I would be today.

“My girls are absolutely addicted to ballet at DBS. They even want to be there when they aren’t dancing!!!  Thanks to DBS and the wonderful staff my girls are ‘living the dream’ and loving every single minute of it. Thank you so much.”

Shanel Tighe, Parent

“My time at DBS left me with memories I will never forget. Apart from the outstanding quality of teaching and numerous opportunities to extend our dancing knowledge, the studio became like a second home to me where I developed an indescribable bond with my team and teachers. I have grown into the person I am today because of the guidance, love and pure passion of this place. You will never find a more dedicated, determined or hardworking team of teachers and students. I am extremely proud to say I was a dancer at DBS”

Laura Webber – Ex Student

“The things I learnt at Dubbo Ballet Studio, I continue to use everyday. As a professional dancer and choreographer, I have DBS to thank for every opportunity, experience and lesson it gave me during those pivotal childhood years. It taught me to be confident on stage, to become creatively involved in the choreographic process, to think for myself and to work in a team.

At Dubbo Ballet Studio, they nurture all their students. And when I say all, I mean all. A warm, loving, environment where the students are encouraged to work hard and reach their potential as a performer.”

Joe Simons – Ex Student

I’m so thankful for everything I’ve achieved here and I’m so glad to be a part of a team so special // DBS keeps me grounded and motivated // DBS staff has taught me so much more than just dance, they have taught me how to have confidence in myself and to never give up // I have made more friends and the biggest is the dance floor.

“DBS is the best experience and development, not only through dance, but also through life and personal expansion. The most encouraging and supportive environment to grow up in.”

Keely Dwarte, Current Student

“There are no words to describe DBS other than one massive family. This studio has made me the person I am today and I know I wouldn’t be as confident, as determined, as happy, as dedicated as I am. I LOVED every moment of dancing at DBS- it was and will be forever the most amazing years of my life. I’m lost for words when I talk about it because I feel so much emotion, love, passion, joy and excitement when I get asked this question. I will never be able to write down or say how the studio made me feel, all I know is it has been the best thing my parents EVER put me in and I will be forever grateful for everything the studio has given me!!!”

Hannah Tratt – Ex Student

“I was enrolled at DBS at the age of three. It was one of the best days. The stockings, the leotards, the tight buns with lots of hairspray; it was a whole new world. I met so many incredible people along the way who have become life long friends. We were a family at DBS. It was my second home. No day was ever the same; no routine was ever identical. Being at the studio, day in and day out, taught me the importance of organisation, dedication and endurance. Hard work always pays off. Today I am in my third year of Combined Laws at university and couldn’t be happier. But without doubt, I would not be where I am, with the work ethic I have, if it wasn’t for the fourteen years of experience I had with DBS.”

Emma Morris – Ex Student

My time in DBS has benefited because I’ve grown stronger not just in muscles but emotionally as well // The skills I have learnt at DBS I will carry with me for the rest of my life // DBS is the best studio! I love being a part of it! // It’s truly an amazing family

Our family has been lucky enough to be involved with DBS since 2003 and we have seen so many brilliant artists blossom.  Our daughters have received an irreplaceable gift of dance and performance under the guidance of such talented and creative teachers. We see DBS as not only a ballet school but a school where they learn life skills such as self-confidence and deportment”.

Lynda Haksteeg, Parent

“Teamwork is something that the studio encourages and thrives on. This is what I loved the most about my time at DBS. Building that bond with the team, setting goals together, motivating each other and most of all sharing the passion we all had for what we did within those blue and yellow walls. Success comes from working together in a place like DBS and this has fully benefited me in the big wide world of life after DBS and I am grateful for that I got to learn and be part of.”

Sam Oldroyd – Ex Student

Dubbo Ballet Studio quite simply made me the person I am today. I was taught discipline, manners, creativity, passion, time management, independence, dedication, responsibility and learned to discover my greatest possible physical and mental capacity.

The sense of community and belonging offered at DBS is irreplaceable. During my time, I not only gained life skills but also made life long friends. You are surrounded by your fellow teammates on a day-to-day basis, honing your skills as a dancer, but also learning about the human spirit. It is amazing the amount of magic that is produced in that big blue building.

As a basis for dance and more importantly life, this school cements strong foundations. I am so proud to have been part of this wonderful place and to also know, I am always welcome back!

Lydia Pedrana – Ex Student

Being a part of my DBS has been the best years of my life // DBS is more than a dance studio, it’s a family that advances you as a dancer and a person //  DBS is literally the best!!! // I’ve grown as a dedicated and disciplined person // I’m so glad an amazing place could be in tiny little Dubbo!!

“We are very happy that our six year old daughter, after three years with DBS, has developed a naturally beautiful posture. She is very graceful, dances everywhere, and loves every minute of her classes with DBS! There is a lot to be said for a professional and formal dance education to be experienced within those formative years. Georgias favourite thing is to dance on the ‘big stage’ at the end of the year for all her family to enjoy! Thank you DBS”.

Jodie Wiley, Parent