South Coast Institute of Performing Arts

Inspire | Visualise | Create | Perform

About us

South Coast Institute of Performing Arts (SCIPA) School of Dance provides a professional and caring learning environment to educate and train students in the performing arts. We offer a rich and diverse range of genres to study and boast the highest qualifications and years of teaching experience. We are committed to teaching and instilling Safe Dance Practices and Guidelines at the highest level. This ensures students achieve their maximum potential with minimal injuries and ultimately prolong their Dance careers.

SCIPA cultivates a unique, supportive, encouraging & safe environment where all children can experience the magic of dance.

What We Teach

SCIPA offers dance classes for all ages (2yrs+) and abilities from classes just for fun & fitness through to competition and exam level classes. SCIPA's principal Nirvana James is fully qualified and registered RAD teacher. SCIPA teaches and puts forward for examinations in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Classical Ballet syllabi as well as the Glenn Wood Tap syllabi. SCIPA also offers classes and examinations in Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD)  Modern & Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. We offer Pilates, Performance Troupes and Private lessons and we teach the super fun and engaging Ready Set Dance Preschool Program.