Starstruck Dance and Cheerleading Academy (SDCA) is a fresh, innovative dance school located in Pakenham. Owned and operated by professional dancer and instructor Jessica Zula, we are proud to offer the widest range of dance, cheerleading and acrobatic styles in the area.
When you walk through our doors you will notice a difference! Our mission is not only to teach dance but to create memories, build lasting friendships and provide excellent customer service at a competitive price.
SDCA is the ultimate dance, cheerleading and acrobatics venue. Our brand new facility boasts a fully sprung gymnastics floor, tumble trampolines and a 9 metre airtrack for safe tumbling. We also have a dedicated room to host our renowned "TINY STARS" Preschool dance program, as well as large dance studios, student change rooms and our very own cafe!
Growing up, Jess spent countless hours traveling to the city to take dance and cheerleading classes. Her mum Bron, “The Taxi” would often point out the need for a studio in the suburbs that could offer the same standard of tuition and range of classes that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
The idea was born! A modern dance studio, run by dance professionals in a fun, family friendly environment.
Jess spent the next 10 years performing, teaching and gaining the experience needed to bring her dream studio to life.
Jess has had 15 years of dance teaching experience. She has also spent 5 years based in the United States where she performed, managed dance companies and worked with some of the world’s best choreographers. Jess is thrilled to be able to pass on her knowledge and recreate the excitement and energy she experienced as a young dancer.
On her return from the USA Jess met her now husband Daniel whilst doing a personal training course. Daniel, a trained gymnast shared her passion for teaching and together they started SDCA.
Jessica named Starstruck Dance and Cheerleading Academy after her very first professional show! Starstruck was a show that Jess performed in the United States. It was a collection of famous musicals from the 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s.