Nook Dance Centre


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About Nook Dance Centre

Nook Dance Centre provides a safe environment for students to discover and unleash their creativity through dance. We believe in the power of dance and the importance of creativity and imagination for people of all ages and abilities.

At Nook, students learn not only how to dance, but also how to find their own unique approach to movement.

With a strong focus on creativity, collaboration and individuality, Nook welcomes all children and teens regardless of previous dance experience.

Our current Nook Dance Centre students come from Northcote, Thornbury, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Collingwood, Clifton Hill, Reservoir, Preston, Brunswick, Ivanhoe, Essendon and more!

We would love for you to join us at Nook Dance Centre! 

We pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations on whose land we meet for our Nook Dance Centre classes and we acknowledge and pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.

Term 4 is almost on our doorstep! We have an End-of-Year Performance coming up for our Primary School aged students and Presentation Days for our Kinderballet (preschool) students.

Find out more about the End-of-Year Performance (Primary School students) here.

Find out more about Presentation Day (Preschool Students) here.

About the Director

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Tamsin McLinden (Tammy)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) - Graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts.

  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management - Graduate of Transit Dance and recipient of the ‘Dedication and Development Award’ for 2018.

  • Certificate II in Dance - Graduate of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

  • Certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor.

  • Youth Protection Advocate in Dance (YPAD) Certified Dance Educator

  • Accredited Kinderballet™ teacher.

  • First Aid Trained (level 2)


Tamsin believes that dance can play an important role in a person's life. This role shifts and changes as we develop and grow, but always provides invaluable lessons that often have little to do with pointing our toes. Having danced since early childhood she feels incredibly grateful that dance has always been a constant in her life and that she has been able to reap the many benefits that come with dance education such as confidence, resilience, an ability to take on constructive feedback and of course many wonderful friendships.