What is Tiny Tutus?

An Interview with Simone Cadell, our Dance Studio Principal

“Tiny Tutus is Ballet for Princesses,”

says studio owner Simone Cadell.

Tiny Tutus began in 2009 with 50 little ballerinas and today over 25000 children across Australia have taken part in our award winning early childhood dance program; and we’re growing each day!

Tiny Tutus is a unique preschool ballet program that introduces little ballerinas to classical ballet and beginner elements of jazz technique, as well as encouraging imagination and creativity.

“Tiny Tutus really is such a gorgeous place for ballerinas 16 months to 5 years to dance,”

Simone continued.

Tiny Tutus is an early childhood dance program of excellence. We believe in teaching our ballerinas ‘the right way’ from the very beginning. Exposing our young dancers to the traditional French ballet terminology while cleverly disguising teaching correct technique is our fabulous, fun Tiny Tutus methodology. Tiny Tutus researched curriculum brings the right balance of structure and fun, encouraging a life-long love of dance!

At Tiny Tutus classes are open, which means parents are welcome to watch! Ballerinas at such tender ages love having parents in class to watch, encourage and support…and we love having parents too!!

“As a Mummy myself, I know my little ones are much more comfortable knowing I’m there cheering them on! There really is nothing more wonderful than watching your own little Tiny Tutus ballerina dance!”

said Simone.

Tiny Tutus is a beautiful, developmentally appropriate award winning early childhood ballet program that teaches the basic concepts of classical ballet, movement, music appreciation, rhythm and poise. Tiny Tutus builds self-confidence and self-esteem in young children and actively fosters a love of dance at the most magical time in a little dancer’s life.

Lessons at Tiny Tutus Preschool Ballet introduce important ballet basics as well as encouraging imagination and creative movement. Our lessons include gentle introductions to ballet feet and arm positions, as well as centre and cross floor exercises. Our Tiny Tutus ballerinas learn about moving in a routine and working together as a group. We also have a focus on self-expression and interpretation as our little ballerinas dance with different props (such as wands, ribbons and fairy wings) to dramatise different styles of music.


Our Teachers

Our Tiny Tutus Teachers are the heart of our success!

“A Tiny Tutus Teacher is more than a dance teacher,” says Simone, “They are talented individuals with a genuine desire to share dance with young ballerinas. Each week our teachers guide our ballerinas through a magical world of dance.”

Tiny Tutus Teachers are:

  • Extensively trained in the Tiny Tutus curriculum, relating to childhood dance education
  • Passionate, loving, vibrant ballerinas able to connect with our young dancers
  • ‘Working With Children’ approved