This class will be based on the Russian Vaganova method of character dance, however students will be learning different styles from around the world, such as the national dances of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy, China and Spain.

Traditional examples of character dances are the Tarantella, Mazurka and Flamenco.

In this technique students will:


  • Learn traditional dance techniques

  • Study folk dances from around the world.



Who is the class for?

Our character dance classes are specifically designed for:


  • Character dance is offered to students from ages 9 - 15.

  • Students who would like to try something new

  • Both male and female students

  • Students who enjoy performing

  • Those who want to participate in dance competitions - individual or troupe sections

What are the requirements?


  • Character dances are usually performed in shoes with leather or suede sole and a small heel

Who is your class teacher?


Open Ballet Teacher at Diakosmos Dance Academy


Where are the classes held?


Diakosmos Dance Academy is located at 4 Newcastle Street, Thornbury, Melbourne, VIC 3071.

We are near public transport; Bus – Victoria Road, Thornbury-only a short walk. Thornbury Train Station and High Street Trams – only a 20 minute walk to the studio.

How to enrol?

Register online or call 0413 999 845

 What is the class content?


Diakosmos Dance Academy located in Thornbury is now offering Character Dance classes.  Character dance is a stylized representation of traditional folk dances within a ballet framework. It is taught to students beginning with the basic skills of coordination, rhythm and style.  

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St James Parish Centre

4 Newcastle St

Thornbury, VIC


0413 999 845


We have students from North Melbourne, Preston, Ivanhoe, Brunswick, Clifton Hill, Northcote, Darebin, and Thornbury

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