About Us

'Dancing from the inside, out!' TM 

DIRECTOR:  Rita Eicens F.C.B.A (C.I.C.B) (Distc.) L.C.I.C.B., A.C.I.C.B (Hon), A.I.S.T.D. (M.T.D.B.) (Lon.) Cert IV (BSZ098) 8 TAA Cert IV Units, Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Diploma (M.E.C.D.) Distinction. Life Member Cecchetti International Classical Ballet., Member Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (London) Affiliate member Australian Teachers of Dancing, Australian Ballet School Trained, Guest Teacher/ Adjudicator. Ausdance member, Level 2 First Aid 

 

PATRON:  ANTHONY PANNELL  L.C.B.A., (C.I.C.B) (Lon); R.A.D. Solo Seal; Sadler Wells Opera Ballet (Lon); Het Ballet Nationale (Netherlands); The Royal Winnepeg Ballet; West Aust. Ballet; Principal - The Scottish Ballet; London Festival Ballet; Senior Soloist: The Aust. Ballet; Grad. Dip. of Educ. (Visual & Perf. Arts)

 

Riga Victoria a name held with pride.
Fostering the passion of dance in all our students, as well as encouraging confidence and health. Bone strength is increased as is the emotional psyche to cope with the daily stress of life. If everyone learnt to dance in the world, oh what a wonderful place it would be. Dance connects, creates friendships, grows self discipline, teaches patience and respect, increases the power of the mind, body and spirit.

 

Riga Victoria Dance Academy learns and grows just as much through our students. After 37 years of learning how to overcome obstacles, listening to what works best.....we have built a strong legacy of a system that truly works. That experience cannot be gained by any other school in only just a handful of years or moments.

Entrust and be relaxed that you are in capable hands. With Safe dance practices, Compulsory professional development, Anatomy studies, Pilates, Body Conditioning, examiner training and a system of dance education as recognised by the government, truly means, that you can have fun, enjoyment, and a "relaxed" mind that you are being taught not just well, but in a technique that was forged in an International Body of Dance systems.

 

Not afraid to say, we are the best, we will give you our all and be your guide in this massive dance industry. Quality is what counts.

So join us and see why we are and have been one of the best and longest running dance schools. 

Over 37 years of producing strong dancers that are successful in the Professional dance Industry and teaching field. RVDA dancers are continuing to do well and flourish in the wider world of dance.

 

Credits include:

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet School

Victorian College of the Arts (Musical Theatre)

Victorian College of the Arts (Dance)

Princess Cruise Lines

 

 

With achievement's such as various Shows, Fashion Parades, Movies, Musicals, Stage & Theatre, Corporate Entertainment, Theatre Restaurants, Modeling & so much more. Students have also been accepted into accredited Full Time Diploma Courses, Elite Agencies,  Contemporary Works, & Companies throughout Australia.

 

 

 

 

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

Riga Victoria Dance Academy students and teachers have been accepted into full time training at the following prestigious vocational training programs:

  • Australian Ballet School

  • Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS)

  • Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University)

  • Dance World Studios

  • Jason Colemans Ministry of dance Full Time Course

  • Dance Factory Full Time Course

  • National Theatre Full Time Course

  • Deakin University Dance and Contemporary Arts

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Riga Victoria Students have danced and been awarded in the following.

  • Ballet Teacher’s Workshop Vic Inc.

  • Cecchetti Scholars

  • Cecchetti Medal Tests

  • cecchetti Choreographic Competitions

  • Cecchetti Grade Scholarship

  • Southern Federation of Dance Competitions

  • Follow Your Dreams Dance Competitions

  • Darebin Arts Festival Inaugural Winners

  • Metropolitan Dance Competitions

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