About Us

img“My vision for the school is to create an environment where students are continuously learning and improving their skills throughout the year, and to encourage the importance of the FUN side of dance! Teaching many of the classes myself, I have on board a great team of industry teachers who possess the experience and skills to benefit student's growth. All teachers currently dance and work within the industry, which is beneficial to the students as they are continually learning the latest styles and techniques” -Lisa-anne Hammer (Director/Owner at TDC)

TDC’s main aim is to develop your child’s ability throughout each term, while driving ongoing improvement year after year.

TDC The Dance Company provides dance tuition for kids 3 years to adults from beginner to advanced levels. We create a positive and challenging environment for students to learn how to dance and develop skills and techniques in various performing arts genres.

TDC provides a range of options for students, as follows:

Part time / Elite Programs

  • Those who want to train professionally;
  • Students wanting to improve existing skills and further develop dance ability and technique;
  • Competition performance opportunities;
  • Structured set of compulsory classes;
  • Other additional classes are encouraged to broaden their training;
  • Training across 3 days;
  • These students generally aim to reach their full potential in performing arts;
  • Program structured to create versatile and capable performers in the industry.

General Classes

  • To develop a foundation of dance performance skills which include coordination, choreography, strength, flexibility and confidence;
  • For younger kids, a positive introduction to dance that creates a building block for creative movement and motor development skills at a young age.
  • Students wanting to enroll in private coaching, singing, acting, tumbling or dance classes.
  • Students wanting to enroll in our general classes
  • Enroll in classes of your choice.
  • Most options for classes are on all days of the week and Saturdays.
  • Focus on class training and participation
  • Suitable for students looking to start formal dance training for the first time
  • Beginner welcome
  • Suitable for experienced dance students who are looking to participate in weekly classes without the commitment of a compulsory set of classes.
  • Perform in the end of year showcase

Overall, those who are part of the TDC family experience a fun & friendly environment, gain confidence, teamwork and lifelong dance skills, and will get to embrace the unique experience of what makes TDC different!


The teachers at TDC consist of some of the industry’s leading professionals who each share a passion for dancing, performing and teaching. This close-knit team possesses the experience and skills required to benefit students’ growth and progression as dancers and performers. Teachers are carefully selected to fit in with TDC’s renowned friendly and family-oriented environment. TDC teachers not only provide serious dance training, they also see the importance of being positive role models for young students while ensuring kids have fun while learning.

Click on the TEACHERS TAB to find out more.

Location: Altona North Primary HALL Seventh Avenue, Altona North (Entrance via SIDE GATE)

Contact: CALL US: 9318-0429
EMAIL US: Tdcthedancecompany@gmail.com


  • "My daughter has attended TDC for the past 4 years and I can't rate it highly enough!! Her confidence has improved so much in dance school and with her friends! All the teachers are fantastic and give each child a chance to shine! Lisa and Andrew are amazing with the children and always have time for them! Thanks TDC and Miss Lisa for your kindness, patience, persistence and all the opportunities you have given my little girls!" - Tina Robertson. Students: Ava and Lexi.

  • "I am impressed with the level of recognition and encouragement each child gets regardless if they are elite level or recreational. Both my daughters are very different. One is musical theatre, the other high-energy acrobatics, yet both girls have felt nurtured and respected and given loads of specialized attention and training specific to their needs! I feel the teachers really know each child's passion and really zone in on it! My 8 year-old is now doing aerials and flips, and my musical theatre daughter has attained two lead roles in outside theatre company productions. TDC has certainly been the best decision we’ve ever made!" - Kylie Pope. Students: Kate and Shevaun.

  • "It is wonderful to Ella and Olivia come to dancing each week with such enthusiasm. My girls love to make up dance routines at home; it's great to see them working on "little concerts" together. Lisa is an amazing young lady who nurtures, teaches and creates fun for all the children she meets. We are also lucky to have met her and the whole TDC team. Thank you so much for the gift you give to all those that wish to dance." - Lisa Alexander. Students Ella and Olivia Alexander

  • "Ava has become more confident since joining TDC last year. She loves Lisa, and why wouldn't she, Lisa has a fantastic personal rapport with the children. We have enjoyed our time here & look forward to many more years dancing together." - Tina. Student: Ava

  • "Jasmin enjoys dancing hip hop & jazz classes, Lisa is a fantastic teacher and Jasmine has learned a lot since she has started. Her confidence has increased in her dancing & also is a lot more focussed in general." Helen (Jazmine's mum)

  • "Ava has become a more confident performer since attending TDC. Discovering new techniques and pushing the boundaries of her capability thanks to her amazing teachers. Each year it amazes us of the changes in development we can see in Ava's progress." -Happy Joslyn Portelli. Student Ava

  • "Lisa is a healthy role model and personally invests in all her students. We are astounded with the progress Ella has made under Lisa's tuition and guidance this year in both her dance ability and confidence levels. All the teachers and students at TDC encourage and support each other to achieve their best." -Rebecca Windsor. Student Ella

want to see our latest 2016 TimeTable ?

Please Click here to DOWNLOAD our ENROLMENT FORM