VLDA is one of the best schools in Manly and The Northern Beaches, offering dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary dance and more!

VLDA was established in 2004 by Principal, Jessica Van Loon. Passing on her love of dance through her extensive professional knowledge and experience to the next generations, has seen many young dancers flourish and excel.

VLDA offers excellent dance tuition from qualified teaching staff in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Musical Theatre.

Book now and get your first class for free.

Classes / Dance Styles

A wide selection of dance styles are on offer at VLDA,
there’s something to suit everyone!

First Class Free

Our Locations

Van Loon Dance Academy has three fabulous, central venues in locations across Manly and Fairlight.

Our 5 beautiful, fully equipped dance studio spaces (and a professional theatre!) in these three venues mean that students have easy and safe access to all the dance excellence VLDA can offer them.

 St Matthews church on the Corso in central Manly, The Congregational church on Sydney Rd in Manly and The Manly Life church, 3 William St in Fairlight accommodate our lovely dance studios (most of which are huge and have sprung floors, professional dance flooring and mirrors). Our dance studios facilitate a professional setting for our fun and fabulous dance classes!

News & Events

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At Van Loon Dance Academy, parents can rest assured that their children are being taught dance to the highest level by fully qualified teachers in a safe and nurturing environment. Age appropriate music and dance moves are taught and celebrated. Parent testimonies attest to the great satisfaction of VLDA families who enjoy all that VDA has to offer from dance classes, dance competitions and exams and to our spectacular end of year professional production

“I would sincerely like to thank you for putting on such an amazing concert on Sunday!!! My family and I attended the matinee’ performance on Sunday and were completely blown away by the professional and entertaining concert! I was so proud to be associated with VLDA and was so impressed with the standard of dance that was performed!! Thank you to your teachers, your helpers and of course to Jessica.”


“Vanloon is an amazing dance school. The teachers are professional, experienced, caring and always inspiring the children to excel. Our two girls have been dancing at Vanloon for more than 5 years. With all dance styles available, they dance many hours every week and absolutely love it! The end of year concert is always professionally put together. The kids feel like movie stars.”

Mandy Xu

“I wanted to compliment Jessica on the amazing performance over the weekend! It is our first experience of a dance concert, I was so impressed by how professional it was and obviously you have put so much thought and effort into the day which was such a wonderful experience for all involved. I thank you and all the teachers at Van Loon for their time and look forward to seeing you again.”

Naomi Brooker