About DIP




Dance In Perspective opened its doors in February 1992, with only 80 students. Presently we have over 250 students, many of whom have been with us since its inception! Through hard work, dedication and exemplary organisation, Jody Burchill and her team have achieved a reputation for quality teaching, individual attention, excellent customer service, friendliness and reliability.


Initially the philosophy was to allow dance to take its place in each individual's life, some choosing to take just one class a week for fitness and fun whilst others take all subjects on offer (spending significantly more time at the studio). This still holds true today putting dance "in perspective" in each individual's life.




All Dance In Perspective teachers are qualified, experienced and caring.


Our faculty includes Kelly Allen CSTD, RAD RTS; Amanda Barville CSTD Theatrical TD; Chelsea Burchill CSTD, Theatrical TD; Jody Burchill CSTD ,RAD RTS Teaching Dip (Anatomy and Child Psychology);Carmel Demaio CSTD TD; Deby Holmes; Cass Meeres CSTD, Gemma Milentis CSTD Theatrical TC; Joanne Morris CSTD TD; Kelsey Robinson CSTD TD; and Kathleen Szalay.


We are affiliated with four dance societies R.A.D., C.S.T.D., A.T.O.D. and G.W.T. This is your assurance of quality teaching. 


The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.)

The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the largest and most influencial dance education and training organisations in the world. The Academy's patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. The examination syllabus is taught to more than a quater of a million students worldwide.


Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (C.S.T.D.)

The Society had its beginnings in 1933 with the formation of the National Examination System and the Victorian Society of Dancing in order to establish Examination Standards and to raise the standard of dance in Australia. The Society is an authoritative examining body whose high standards are internationally respected.


Glenn Wood Tap (G.W.T.)

Glenn Wood Tap is a dynamic tap dance syllabus that engenders a love and appreciation of tap dance. It prepares tap dancers for a professional future and has an excellent technique base whilst being fluid, relaxed and enjoyable.


Australian Teachers of Dance (A.T.O.D)

A.T.O.D. was founded in 1991 and with the highest integrity delivers quality, innovative training systems and services. The organisation aims to inspire and provide opportunities for our dance community to achieve their full artistic potential, acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of the dance industry and provide performance and leadership opportunities.


In the interest of keeping our dancers up-to-date with the latest styles and trends we invite special guest teachers who are specialists in their field into the studio. This exposes our dancers to different dance styles and teaching techniques without having to travel overseas and interstate. To date, our special guests have included:


  • Faculty from Raw Metal

  • Gregg Russell (L.A.D.F.)

  • Adam Garcia (Bootmen, Tap Dogs, Saturday Night Fever)

  • Tarik Winston (River Dance)

  • Adam Parsons (GDC / choreographer for SYTYCD Australia)

  • Justis and Shondra (The Faculty L.A.)

  • Amy Campbell (SYTYCD Australia)




We perform annually at Dance Live in the city; an AUSDANCE initiative.


Our senior students perform biannually at the CSTD Convention at Crown Theatre.


Previously our students have been offered the opportunity to travel to GDC (Global Dance Convention) in Sydney.


In 2016 a group travelled to California  USA to attend Dance Excellence.