The Academy of Performing Arts Macarthur is a centre of enjoyment & excellence for students to gain a love and appreciation of the performing arts.
Located in Smeaton Grange, in the Macarthur region of Sydney, the Academy has certainly grown from our humble beginnings in the early 90s, where we started out teaching in a little hall in Camden.
With innovative new programs and enthusiastic, caring teachers, the Academy now provides students with fully equipped studios under the one roof, offering classes 6 days a week in dance, singing and theatre for students from pre-schoolers through to professional level.
One of the most important aspects of the Academy is our teaching philosophy – that students learn best when they enjoy what they do. This ethos of enjoying yourself as you learn has been consistently maintained from the very beginning, and one that is shared by all teachers at the Academy, creating a unique and friendly atmosphere of which we are proud.
“The true joy I am so privileged to share with dancers is that single moment on stage no matter how experienced, they become the dance not just the dancer. Beauty is just that simple.” – Danielle Barrett from DJ Barrett
DT: What is Copyright and what should we be aware of? Danielle: In Australia, Copyright is automatic & free upon creation of the work. In general, the first owner of copyright will be the artist. This only changes with commissioning work and arrangements agreed to. A right of attribution: the right to be clearly and reasonably prominently identified as the artist, in any reasonable form. It’s incredibly important in this digital age that we don’t miss the fundamental use of manners by respecting the copyright laws that protect us all. Credit where credit is due and everyone is happy.
At The Macarthur Ballet and Dance Studio we strive to find the dancer within, offering training to students aiming for a professional ballet career or those enjoying dance as a recreation. Our school appreciates and respects both and offers a nurturing and caring environment.
Natural and early talent is not the only key to success. Patient, understanding teachers inspiring their young students with discipline and commitment is