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Nurturing the love of dance


A classical dance school offering a full syllabus in RAD Ballet & contemporary dance styles from beginners to advanced for recreational & elite dancers

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Nurturing the love of dance


A classical dance school offering a full syllabus in RAD Ballet & contemporary dance styles from beginners to advanced for recreational & elite dancers

Clifton Dance Studio offers a range of classes to suit both young and mature students. Some dance styles offer structured technique that support the young dancers education - others are just great for fitness, fun and the love of dance. The benefits of good dance training is paramount; it instills a sense of style, poise, grace and strength. Developing musicality, artistic expression and appreciation enhances self confidence.

Private tuition and Eisteddford solo training available by appointment.

** PLEASE NOTE: The Clifton Dance Studio has a new address for 2016 at 496A Lygon St, Brunswick East. Just a few blocks down the road!!

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Welcome


About our Principal and Studio

 

Welcome


About our Principal and Studio

 

PRINCIPAL - ALIDA ENDRIGO

Alida Endrigo trained at the Borovansky Ballet Academy for 8 years to Advanced level Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and Russian technique (Vaganova Method) under Madame Xenia Borovansky, Madame Janina Cunova and Mr Martin Rubinstein. Alida then continued her studies with Ms Gabrielle Gregoris, Soloist at the Bucharest opera Ballet for 2 years. In 1972 she completed her studies at the London Dance Centre, Covent Garden with Dame Anna Northcote, Maria Fay and Bryan Shaw of the Royal Ballet. Jazz training was with Betty Pounder and Janette Liddell in Melbourne and Matt Mattox in London. She also spent 2 years studying Afro-Primitive dance with Antonio Rodrigues. Alida danced professionally both in Australia and overseas and has been teaching since 1980. A fully registered teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance and has recently retired after 10 years as a member of the Royal Academy of Dance Victorian Panel. Her former students have been successful in auditioning for the Australian Ballet School, the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary College, Melbourne City Ballet, Professional Engagements and International Dance Scholarships.


THE STUDIO

The Clifton Dance Studio is situated on Lygon Street, Brunswick East. The space is a purpose built air conditioned studio equipped with mirrors, barres and Tarkett flooring over a sprung floor. Public Transport is literally at the door with the Lygon Street tram and various bus lines running down Albion St.