Back Stage & Studio Suppliers

dancetrain’s recommended suppliers guide includes testimonials from each business so you don’t have to take their word for how good they are, the industry is doing it for them.
Insurance, Dance Tours, Studio Construction & Supplies, Backdrops, Photography


DanceSurance
1300 552 205
“Recently a severe weather warning was issued and we were panicking about potential damage to our precious costumes in off-site storage. Other insurance companies would not insure us, but DanceSurance understood our business and our specific predicament and insured us on the spot. The team at DanceSurance are a pleasure to work with.”
Trish Squire Rogers – Spectrum Dance








Scenic Studios Australia
03 9484 3422
scenicstudios.com.au
“Thank you so much once again. We can’t wait to hang it up next week! I am sure it will look as great as ever.”
Suraya Ab Rasid – Singapore Dance Theatre Limited

“Scenic Studios have been providing our scenery for the past 15 years – they’re the best in the buisness. Good Value and beautiful cloths. Highly recommended.”
Robert Coates – Children’s Performing Company of Australia

“Scenic Studio paints are the best scenic paints available in Australia. Their Scenic art painting for major national and international theatre companies and stage designers are legendary.”
Shane Dunn -Melbourne Theatre Company




DJ Barrett Photographer
djbarrett.net
Location, Eisteddfods, Concerts, Recitals, Portfolios, Commercial, Studio and Onstage. Extensive satisfied client list.












DanceBiz by ThinkSmart Software
dance-biz.com
“As a small dance school owner with minimal staff, I find myself in the dance room a lot. With this, I needed to find a solution to ensure that my time in the office was minimal as my focus needed to be the students. I am not great with Technology but the software and staff from DanceBiz have made this so much easier for me. I have recommended DanceBiz to many of my dance school owner friends and they have loved it too. It has completely changed the way I am able to run the studio.”
Rose – Rose Studio
“Our business joined Dance Biz in July 2017. It has completely streamlined and enhanced our administration. It is extremely professional and accessible via IPAD/Iphone which is very convenient. We can access all student and client information immediately. The invoicing system offers many options. It enables us to track balances easily, send invoices quickly and send Overdue reminders promptly. The support team at ThinkSmart are always available, encouraging and extremely helpful. It has transformed our business and improved our life!!! I highly recommend this software package to any similar business.”
Vicki and Ric Bugg – Mount Martha School of Dance
“Dancebiz has streamlined my administration. I love the online registration feature and the fact I can link the software to a payment gateway allowing parents to pay via credit card or from their bank. No more chasing fees! The support is excellent and being Australian you can get assistance on the same day, which is so helpful. I would recommend this software to anyone with a dance studio.”
Natalie Pritchard – En Pointe Dance Academy


Gulliver’s Music Travel Exclusive 14 Day Ballet Tour
gullivers.com.au/ballet
“The tour was amazing! Our students learned so much and had so many fabulous experiences that they were inspired to strive for greater things.”
Head of Performing Arts – The McDonald College
“We cannot speak too highly of the service of all the Gullivers staff, who provided patient, courteous and very helpful assistance to find the best solutions and to answer all our questions about our tour.”
Artistic Director – Community Group Perth
“The assistance we received from Gullivers was excellent. All our questions were answered promptly and we were offered excellent suggestions for additions and alterations to improve our tour. Even when our circumstances changed nothing was too much trouble. Everything was organised to perfection.”
Director of Music – Ormiston College

She Shines On (formerly World Class Dance Tours)
sheshineson.com
“So well organized. Opportunities exceeded all expectations. So fulfilling. I have so much to take home not only from a dance perspective but also from a studio owner perspective. She Shines On are giving so much to our dancers. Thank you sincerely.”
Jeannie Mark – Dance on Grove
“If you are looking to offer your dance school the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE this is it. The sights and experiences on the LA Tour under the management of the energising Kim Davey, are equal in appeal to watching your students grow as people, as a team and as dancers and performers. We have returned having experienced many of the things that inspire us as dancers, the experience is not over as the benefits of the Tour continue to enhance the teaching/learning experience in my daily classes. We are planning the next tour and the one after that.”
Dean McKerras – 
Dean McKerras School of Dance



Global Dance Tours
02 9585 1155
“Incredible city, diverse historic/modern architecture and lovely lovely people. Barcelona is a must see. Have to thank Louise Telford, Global Dance Tours for suggesting this stopover – and for organising such a stunning hotel!! I wish to thank you for your excellent organisation of this trip and the invaluable support you provided throughout the tour. Without a doubt, this tour has raised the profile of Dance within our school. Student satisfaction was incredibly high and parental feedback has been extremely positive.”
Melissa Dance Coordinator, Burwood Girls High
“Thank you Rose for such an amazing trip, for organising everything and for giving us opportunities that most kids would only dream of.”
Student – Sheridans Studio 1




Dance Around The World
02 9618 6600
“Thank you so much for your work in organising an incredible dance tour which was jam-packed with incredible experiences for the students. Our week in New York was just amazing! Disney – as always – was a wonderful experience. Thanks especially to Jo for leading our tour. She was amazingly resilient and resourceful!”
Cathy Cathy-Lea Danceworks
“Thank You so much for allowing High Society Dance to be a part of Dance Around the World’s trip to Disneyland. The experience has really opened our dancer’s eyes and shown them all the incredible things they can achieve with their dancing. The whole trip ran so smoothly and the level of professionalism from the first audition through until we said goodbye at the airport was so impressive. Having organised large tour groups from start to finish when I was working in Travel I can appreciate how much time and effort you put into making this trip so special for all the dancers and their families. You have done a fantastic job with this program and your staff are a real credit to you, especially Mick who really went above and beyond for the High Society Dance Family. I was so inspired by the experience you have created for Australia’s young dancers. Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your trip.”
Bec Blennerhassett – High Society Dance


Travel Counsellors for Performing Arts
1300 536 638
“Well where to start…. Huge thank you to Karen and the Travel Counsellors for Performing Arts crew where nothing was too much effort. Everything was organized perfectly and exceeded our expectations, from the flow of the tour, constant communication with me and the families and always having a smile on your faces. Couldn’t be happier”
Kerreane Sati – Director Australian Youth Performing Arts Team
24 Day USA tour – Disneyworld, Disney Bahamas Cruise – New York – January 2017

“I would highly recommend Karen and Travel Counsellors for Performing Arts for any group trip. They were amazing at organising our trip, right from the initial enquiry to the last day of the tour. Our parents found the process easy and enjoyable and the students had an amazing experience performing on a cruise ship. We were given lots of advice along the way and felt as though our individual needs were taken into consideration when planning the itinerary and the performances. We are very excited to be using Travel Counsellors for Performing Arts again to plan our next overseas performing tour!”