Jazz, Ballet, Singing, Drama, Penrith Dance School at Emu Plains NSW

4735 7797


Celebrating 15 years serving the community – 2019!

Jane & Kevin Houlihan – Studio Owners/Directors

Jane’s 40 years of dance training & 28 years teaching experience, has seen her inspire literally thousands of local dancers across generations! With a Bachelor in Teaching Degree & a career as a Professional Dancer for 20 years her knowledge and experience is vast & exceptional. While she loves the organisational side of the business, Jane’s passion is teaching first and foremost.

Jane & Kevin have shared 17 years together as studio owners & are as passionate today about providing a school where students can excel, feel positive, build their self esteem & be surrounded by a second family – as they were when they opened their doors in 2004. Kevin’s extensive corporate experience & Jane’s background in Dance & Education has seen YCD remain true to their vision for the past 17 years!

Miss Freya – Lyrical & Ballet
Miss Talia – Ballet, Lyrical/Contemporary
Miss Maddie – Pre-School, Jazz & Acrobatics
Miss Tracy – Acrobatics & Contortion
Mr Oliver – Tap, Acrobatics, Circus, Pom, Hip Hop, Jazz & Pre-School classes
Miss Alexis – Pre-School & Lyrical
Miss Rebecca – Ballet
Miss Clementine – Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Pre-School, Circus, Lyrical, Technique & Administration support.
Miss Simone – Private Singing Tuition
Mr Tim – Musical Theatre & Singing
Miss Elizabeth – Tap, Circus, Acrobatics & Hip Hop
Miss Jade – Ballet, Lyrical, Progressins Ballet Technique (PBT) & Contemporary
Miss Emily – Ready Set Dance & Tiny Ballerina’s
Catherine – YCD Administration / Operations



I would highly recommend YCD to any parent. My daughter joined this year & was welcomed by all from day 1. Amazing teamwork & comradeship shown from all students & such a big improvement in skills has been great for my girls confidence! As a parent I also don't feel like I'm just an ATM like some other studios we've been at over the years! Thanks YCD :)
I cannot recommend this school enough. The teachers & students treat each other like one big family - with each child's interest at heart. This is what makes this dance school stand out from others. We have been to previous dance schools before but YCD is definitely a step up from the rest. It's also much more affordable for families, which is an added bonus! XX
Wonderful family community. Excellent value for money. Very efficient & clear communication at all times. Approachable, warm, friendly & experienced teachers / staff. Totally recommend for a professional yet fun & loving family experience.
My daughter has been dancing at YCD for 4 years & absolutely loves it! All teachers are fantastic and she has learnt to dance beautifully. I can't recommend YCD enough, super professional and very friendly!
YCD isn't just a dance studio, it's a place children are made to feel comfortable and confident. YCD is extremely family oriented and embraces all who are there.
Very family friendly place. Very professional. They give kids confidence at what ever level they are at.
YCD is such a friendly and welcoming place. A highly professional studio.