About Parkwood Dance Academy

Our mission

Parkwood Dance Academy provide classes that are fun and instructive with inspiration for creativity, teamwork and a healthy lifestyle. Our students gain the benefits of self-esteem, poise, coordination, physical well-being and enhanced cognitive development.

What makes us different?

We’re excited about giving every child the opportunity to receive a current and relevant dance education in a positive and safe environment.

Highly qualified
dance teachers

dance programs


Our story

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Since 1976

Hundreds of dance students, professional dancers, dance school owners, teachers and an internationally recognised choreographer have been taught, motivated and inspired by Parkwood Dance Academy.

Carrying on the legacy

In 1992, Myffie Hof enrolled her two daughters in their first ballet classes at Parkwood Dance Academy. Fifteen years later, the Hof family took over the management of the Academy with the intention of upholding the legacy of inclusion established by the Founder, Marlene Mayall.

Myffie, Elyse and Jessica bring over 30 years’ of experience in Performing Arts – Examinations, Teaching, Performing, Productions and Dance education to the Manningham community.

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Learn from leaders in dance education


Leaders in dance education since 1976.


To choose from each week.


Ensuring our dancers are accepted into their first preference tertiary dance course.

Our values

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Our family welcomes your family!

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We measure our dance standards against National and International dance communities.

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We support an inclusive dance
community that facilitates equality with respect and dignity.

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All our dance teachers hold current teaching qualifications across all styles of dance.

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We offer families the opportunity to plan, discuss and review their child’s dance education at any time.

Our dance studios

The studios are located in central Park Orchards at Domeney Recreation Centre. Our purpose-built facility includes 4 studios installed with 2 professional dance standard floor types; sprung floorboards and tarquet, fixed wall mirrors, barres, change rooms, kitchen facilities and toilets.

The superbly appointed dance spaces are modern, clean and spacious and a proud second home to many dance students.

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The Domeney Reserve Room where Parkwood Dance Academy classes are held
A group of adult dance students in a jazz dance class at Parkwood Dance Academy

Our affiliations and partners

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