About Us

In 1987 our classes started in a small studio and due to overwhelming demand we moved to larger premises. Finally in 2007 we moved to our purpose-built studio on Montague Street in North Wollongong.

To date Dance World has taught thousands to dance Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom and Latin. The phenomenal success is due to a team effort. Doug has been the visionary driver whilst his wife Yvonne maintains balance and public relations. Then there are the teachers; most of whom have been with Dance World for over 15 years, which is testimony in itself. All in all, a happy family institution has been created where students can learn the joy of dance at whatever level suits them. 

Dance World was created by Doug Newton, a former Australian Professional Latin & Ballroom Champion, and World finalist. Doug has vast national and international experience, and a lifetime commitment to the arts, especially dance.

Dance World has the advantage of longevity and experience, and we are always evolving to meet new trends and the needs of our students.

The administration is fine-tuned, efficient and friendly, and we are a family-owned business.


There is something for everyone 3 years and up. You can choose to learn at any level that suits, over a wide variety of dance styles.

Our purpose-built studio has two floors and the following features:

  • Tarkett dance floor upstairs - the same floor used by The Australian Ballet School
  • Sprung wooden floor downstairs
  • Air-conditioned
  • Great lighting
  • Amazing sound
  • Great detail and design

We have a happy and friendly environment, and are in a great central location close to the Princes Highway and Memorial Drive.