Diakosmos Dance Academy established by Dianne De Battista in 2001, located in Thornbury, Melbourne. We are proud of our contemporary focus and we specialise in creativity, self-expression and technique. Students; boys and girls, receive individual attention in order to help them achieve their dance dreams to become the best that they can be!


Diakosmos Dance Academy offers students a professional and recreational stream, as well as an all-abilities dance program.


Our students have the opportunity to participate in:


  • Specialised dance classes

  • Ballet exams

  • Dance competitions

  • A musical theatre program

  • Acrobatics

  • Private lessons

  • Awards and Scholarships

  • Performance experiences and much more!


Diakosmos Dance Academy welcomes boys and girls of all abilities and ages, toddler, preschool to VCE.



Diakosmos Dance Academy Choreography Award.


We emphasise creativity and self-expression.

“My daughter’s watched you choreograph on the spot for years and now she knows how to do it herself”

  With a strong focus on choreography in all of our classes, Diakosmos students are encouraged to think, create, and be inquisitive about dance.


The Diakosmos Dance Academy offers students the opportunity to participate in a choreographic competition held as part of our mid-year Winter concert.


This concert highlights the importance of individual creativity, and the art of making dance, by awarding one young choreographer the Diakosmos Dance Academy Choreography Award.


This award is open to all students with an interest in developing their own work.


Students are required to complete an enrolment form.



We do not compromise in quality.

Safe dance practice and teaching the correct technique, prevents injury and gives students a sound place to start their dance training. 



We are credentialled


Diakosmos Dance offers VCE Dance and VCE VET dance programs.   Principal and teacher Dianne de Battista has over 30 years of teaching experience in both private and government schools, and has consistently achieved excellent results. Learn more

We are a team of highly qualified and experienced

dance professionals 


Our highly qualified teachers are appropriately experienced, performing artists and educators who are dedicated to student learning and achievement.


Working collaboratively, the Diakosmos team create a caring, supportive and positive environment.  The academy’s aim is to encourage all children with a range of dance interests to experience the journey and joys of dance. Learn more

We offer a full range of dance styles.


Students dance for many different reasons such as:


  • Fun

  • To improve technique and abilities

  • To work towards a professional career


Our dance styles include:


  • Cecchetti  Ballet

  • Open Ballet & Character

  • Jazz

  • Tap

  • Musical Theatre

  • Hip Hop

  • Acrobatics

  • Contemporary Dance

  • Body Conditioning


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We specialise in contemporary dance for kids.


Diakosmos Dance Academy’s Principal Dianne De Battista, has combined her extensive international dance experience and knowledge of child development to create a fully structured dance curriculum for boys and a girls aged preschool to VCE.  Inspired by her time in New York Dianne developed a contemporary dance curriculum based on the Martha Graham technique.


The program is designed to provide students of all ages and all abilities with the following


  • Strong dance technique

  • Choreographic creativity and potential

  • Building confidence through dance

  • Artistry-performance technique


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We care about each and every student

At Diakosmos Dance Academy, we care about each and every student.  We provide our students with a nurturing and inclusive environment.  We offer small class sizes and individual constructive feedback to help each child achieve their dance dreams.  

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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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