IMG_5028aNOTE: Parents, Teachers & Students please note that classes will remain at the New Peninsula Baptist Church, Cragie Road, until refurbishments at The Studio @ PCT are complete. Unfortunately our 53rd year (2020) was cut short by the COVID-19 lock downs, however we are looking forward to a better year in 2021.
The Mornington Ballet School is currently in it's 54th year (Est. 1967) and has been providing students of the Mornington Peninsula with high quality tuition using the Cecchetti Method of classical ballet under the watchful eye of Miss Susan Lacco (Director/Principal Teacher). Miss Sue is a qualified, registered teacher and Fellow Member of Cecchetti Ballet Australia and in 2012 was awarded Life membership to Cecchetti Ballet Australia. Miss Sue also holds a Bachelor of Education and is currently a teacher in Specialist Education and working towards her Masters in Autism. As well as classical ballet the school offers classes in Jazz and Tap with teachers specialized in their discipline. The school offers a friendly and child centred program. Each year the school participates in official ballet examinations for students. It also has a two night season of performance which is currently held at the George Jenkins Theatre, Monash University Frankston usually in mid to late November. The school has classes for students as young as two and a half years of age.
Many young students will ask, "How many sleeps till dancing"? Cecchetti Ballet Australia The "Mornington Ballet School" has always prided itself by teaching the Cecchetti Method of classical ballet. Purity of line and clarity of form as provided by this method of teaching, develops within the student, the sense of self within dance. Students may choose to participate in the examination system but this is not a prerequisite of the school. During this year children have participated in examinations, conventions and scholarships, along with the preparation for the end of year performances.
The School's 53rd Annual concert was unfortumately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but they are usually held in the George Jenkins Theatre at Monash University, Frankston Campus.  The concerts include items of Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Showtime & Contemporary performed by students of The Mornington Ballet School. We are all looking forward to 2021 being the 54th year of teaching for Miss Sue and the School.
The concert of 2010 was dedicated to Mrs Marie Miller (Miss Sue's Mum) without her encouragement and support the school would not have developed. Marie will be sadly missed by all teachers, students and parents 2010 was the inaugural year of the "Marie Miller Memorial Award" for dedication to dance.
Whole School Award (Scholarship)This scholarship carries with it tuition for the following 12 months:
2019 Whole School Award:
After discussions between teachers it was decided that the scholarship award for 2020 would be awarded to: Ava Haysom, as she is developing a style that displays pure Cecchetti line and form and is a delight to teach. She has a charming and joyful approach to dance. Well done and congratulations Ava.