Capital Dance Studios is a locally owed and run dance school that was established in 1999 by Michelle Chapman. Michelle successfully ran the school for 13 years before handing it over in 2012 to Cleo Ludski and Amy Truong her students of over 20 years and teachers for 10.

At CDS we pride ourselves in the ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students and teachers.Our motto is to dance 'For the love of it...' and that is just what we do. 

We offer classes from ages 3 years to adult in styles Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical theatre, and Hip Hop. For students wanting to take their dancing to a competitive level we also offer our competition troupes and Crews from 8 years to open. 

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us and arrange a free trial. 

Our 2 directors Amy and Cleo have been good friends for over 20 years and have had the honour of running CDS for 8 years. They are the Ying to each others Yang, their love of dance and teaching others is a force to be reckoned with. Both with ample experience in over 10 years of teaching they are both trained in Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and competition techniques. Amy and Cleo strive to be nurturing and fun hearted focusing on the value of family, dedication and loyalty to each other.


eligibility, Terms and Conditions


Capital Dance Studios is providing 2 scholarships per year given at the end of year concert commencing 2019 (subject to change) 


To be a CDS Class Scholar the following criteria applies.

For the amount of 1 class per term.


  • Is and has been a student at CDS for 2 consecutive years. 

  • is between the ages 8 - 17.

  • Has paid fees on time and or communicated appropriately with office.

  • Is non transferable to other students at CDS.

  • Is non negotiable.

  • Is valid for 1 year only.


To be a CDS Troupe Scholar the following criteria applies.

For the amount of troupe costs not incl. costumes and admin fee.


  • Is and has been a troupe patron for 2 consecutive years. (incl. Dev Troupe)

  • Is between the ages of 10 - 18

  • Has paid fees on time and or communicated appropriately with office. 

  • is non transferable to other students at CDS.

  • Is non negotiable.

  • Is valid for 1 year only.



Who are we looking for?


  • We look for passionate students who show great outstanding showmanship. 

  • We look for future prospects in a student.

  • We look for hard work and dedication to dance and outstanding improvement.

  • Students who show the utmost respect for their teachers and peers.

  • Behaves appropriately in class.

46 Lhotsky Street, Charnwood ACT 2615

(02) 62587204 or 0416612380


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