Jamie’s Academy of Dance was established in 2001, though the school has been around for much longer.  It was previously known as Sandra Squibb school of Ballet and then Essentially Ballet run by Linda McKay.

Jamie taught the jazz classes for Sandra and Linda until one day she took over the school. Marijke Franken has also been with the school for a very long time.


Today the dance academy offers a range of styles suitable for all ages – from tiny tots to adults including:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Acrobatics
  • Troupe/performance classes
  • Extension classes
  • Examinations
  • Pole Dancing

Whether you are a beginner, returning to dance or have danced all your life, Jamie’s academy of Dance offer fun classes. Styles can vary depending on the interest shown from our clients.


Scout Hall
H.E. Parker Reserve
Heathmont Rd, Heathmont, VIC

Phone: 0407 182 515 / 9705 2012


  • Today was something so special, Addisyn's first ever dance concert. She went through every emotion in one day and at the end is beaming and had the time of her life. It was such an honour to dance on stage with her in the mummy-daughter dance and something I'm not likely to ever be able to do again. She said 'Mummy I'm so proud of you for dancing on stage' but I think she doesn't even understand how proud I was of her. Thanks to the best dance teacher ever - Jamie, who has taught her so much in a short amount of time. She idolises you and is already asking when her next class is. Addisyn, 3 years old - Danced in three routines

  • Jamie's Academy of Dance is the perfect blend of a professionally run dance studio whilst creating a welcoming, supportive and nurturing environment for the children who are each encouraged to fulfil their own potential and have lots of fun whilst doing it. Thank you Jamie and your wonderful team for creating such a special space for our children to express themselves.

    Tori P

  • It’s obvious that the teachers at Jamie’s Academy of Dance enjoy what they do. The effort and dedication that they pour into each lesson is impressive. My daughter loves going to her lessons and has developed her confidence whilst making new friends along the way.

    Nicky H

  • What a great dance school! Friendly atmosphere and teachers who are talented, patient and professional.  We have been with Jamie's Academy of Dance for near on 7 years. They aren't just a dance school they are family.

    Angela M

  • My daughter wanted to do ballet, now almost 4 years later she does all types of dance and just loves it.  Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro you name it, she has signed up for it.  Such a variety of classes on offer with great teachers who genuinely care about all their students to ensure they do their best but have fun whilst doing it.  WELL DONE and THANK YOU.

    Carla D

  • My daughter just started dancing this year, and she has loved going every week. It has been really helpful in building her confidence. As a parent, I have particularly appreciated the age-appropriate music that is chosen for the young kids to dance to.

    Jenni R

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