Real Students
Real Stories

“We have had nothing short of an exceptional experience for our daughter at Rain and Lucky. The communication and organisation has been wonderful and the quality of lessons is excellent. The support for the growth and development of our daughter has been constant and she attends every lesson with excitement and is practicing regularly at home due to the inspiring lessons!! Thank you r & l!”

Alex Hurst

“Rain & Lucky is an incredible, nurturing place full of enthusiastic and inspirational teachers. Miss rain creates an environment where dancers can grow and fully unfold their potential. Our daughter loves every part of it.”

Eva Baker

“We could not ask for more from Rain & Lucky academy of dance! A beautiful, welcoming studio which is a nurturing and inclusive environment to learn to dance. This is our 5th year with Rain & Lucky, and we are very grateful to miss rain and her brilliant team of professional teachers for fostering a love of dance and movement for our child.”

Sally Maddison

“Rain & Lucky is a fantastic dance studio with experienced, professional, dedicated and friendly staff. It has a wonderful culture….Every student is treated with respect and encouraged to enjoy the experience of dance regardless of ability. Miss Rain and all her staff are truly amazing. They go way beyond their call of duty. I would encourage anyone of any ability wanting to experience dance to give Miss rain a call.”

Polly Clarke

“We are so lucky to go to a ballet school that really does teach with love. Beautiful imagery for instruction, affirming teaching and lovely rituals to bring the students together”

Susan Doel

“A beautifully inclusive dance school which my daughter absolutely loves. The girls and boys are encouraged to do their best without negativity and regardless of natural skill level which will always vary. The young ballet class manages to be a formal ballet lesson, teaching all the required technique, but above all dancing for the fun and love of dance.”

Sarah glass

“my daughter loves her ballet class at Rain & Lucky! The teachers are passionate, knowledgeable and caring. The school is extremely professional and was really exceptional throughout the challenges of 2020, giving our daughter something to look forward to every week. Thank you for welcoming us into your dance family!”

Aidan Pickett

“My daughter loves learning ballet at Rain & Lucky. I’m so impressed by the professionalism and care taken of her. Especially now that she’s getting ready to go en pointe I’m so pleased with all the extra attention to detail- eg getting a physiotherapist involved to check her technique is perfect before she’s allowed. So impressed.”

Lenore Ellett

“Our family thoroughly enjoyed our experiences at Rain & Lucky. Whether it be ballet, drama or school holiday programs, all is performed with a deft touch. Warm, engaging and inclusive teachers and space.”

Lily Hardman

“My daughter looks forward to her musical theater class every week. The teachers are very talented at engaging the kids in a very fun way!”

Max Munro

“Miss Rain has created the perfect balance of celebrating the joy of dance and the discipline required to learn techniques and grow. My daughter loves it so much – it is “proper ballet”, and such good fun. As the saying goes – there are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.”

Carly Young

“My daughter loves this dance class. It’s a joy to watch them learning and having so much fun!”

Sarah Lowe

“My daughter loves  Rain & Lucky and her teachers, who have kept her motivated and interested and have really contributed to her creative development over the past 3 years. Miss rain and her team are consummate professionals and make us feel very welcome and a valued part of the  Rain & Lucky family. Thank you  Rain & Lucky!”

Kellie Burns

“Supportive and kind environment with a professional and knowledgeable approach to teaching dance”

Monica Hope

“My youngest son Gil has been doing ballet now for two and a half years. It’s a joy to watch him in a class full of girls without any worries about being the only boy. All thanks to his gorgeous, patient and incredibly calm teacher – miss rain. I highly recommend Rain & Lucky for anyone thinking about finding a kids’ dance class.”

Tai Snaith

“My daughter has been attending Rain & Lucky for 5 years. We have found miss rain and miss rachel to be very dedicated in providing the highest quality experience, skills and technique to all their students. Both of them are very professional and have immense experience which my daughter admires. She is inspired and motivated to achieve her best through dedicated yet fun lessons. Now she is working for her grade 3 exam in royal academy of dance and taking the pathway course to improve her technique and understanding of the body and the dancing elements. She loves the course. We highly recommend Rain & Lucky to all!”

Mitsui Cameron

“Rain is a wonderful teacher; calm and patient with a bunch of busy, chatty four year olds. My little one loves her creative dance lessons, and miss rain, and has learnt not only ballet but important lessons in listening, turn-taking and the benefits of practice and dedication in a fun, relaxed environment. Highly recommended!”

Lisa Weil

“Our daughter has been dancing at Rain & Lucky since the start of the school and it has been wonderful to see her confidence and enthusiasm grow. We recently started the rad classes which I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to pursue their goals and achievements. The teachers are very dedicated with a wonderful enthusiasm for their students and dance which is shown in their classes conducted in a professional and caring environment. Mia enjoys the practice and has made some good friends during this opportunity. Miss rain in particular gives so much love while teaching and running the studio, goes above and beyond and is fantastic. We thoroughly enjoy being part of this community and to continue to watch and support as many performances and events as we can.”

Lee-Anne Jorgensen

“My daughter joined the classes with miss rain in term 3. It was a new group and Miss Rain was so nice at training my little one for three classes even if she was the only student. Giulia felt very welcome and is loving the class she then joined. Both Miss Rain and Miss Melissa have been wonderful teachers. Very kind but at the same time professional and inspiring. Thank you”

Prof. Pellizon

“My 4 year old attends the creative dance classes and they are delightful; there’s a gentle structure and pace and the teachers are warm and patient and clearly love working with the kids. There’s nothing over the top in terms of performance etc, it’s very focused on the kids and their learning. We absolutely love  Rain & Lucky.”

Sonia Dempsey

“As a dance teacher myself I was very particular about what I wanted in a school for my daughter. She joined rain and lucky’s creative dance class when she was 2.5. Being the youngest in the class I wasn’t sure how she would go along, but the class is so fun and so well designed for this age group that she has a ball. Miss Rain is a calm and gentle teacher and manages the requirements of this age group brilliantly. You can see that her own passion for dance is translated into her older students as they perform with such presence and maturity already. Highly recommend this school.”

Elizabeth Cahalan

“We love coming to class each week at  Rain & Luckyfor my little one. Miss Rain teaches and pitches the classes perfectly for the age group of the class (3-4yo) and delivers her thoughtful content with care and fun! Highly recommend it.”

Cara Mitchell

“Rain & Lucky ticks all the boxes!”

Jacinta Simms

“Rain’s dedication to the school and students is shown in the results she gets from all students. Rain is extremely hard-working, reliable and responsible. Always presenting great passion in her work and producing excellent results in her students. Rain’s advanced ability in dance and to teach dance make her a great asset to this school.”

Georgina Salanitri, director of victorian ballet schoo

“I just wanted to say thanks for all you have done for my girls and their dancing. Dakota certainly improved in her dancing and her technique, thanks to you. Your patience and hard work you put into her solo dance was wonderful. It always brought a tear to my eye when watching her. And the faith you had in her was great. She certainly became a more graceful dancer. The girls will miss you and your kindness, and of course, your dancing.”


“Rain’s classes were both fun and exciting, as well as catering for all levels of students’ technique in the class. I appreciated Rain’s hard work towards preparation and her interest in us growing.”

Bella, student

“The dance you taught was by far the best routine I have ever danced to. I loved the flow, continuity and feel of it. I just loved the shape and concept of it as well. I really really hope to be able to attend another workshop of yours one day. All of us dance education centre girls have told everyone how amazing you were.”

Abbey, student

“As a parent I have found you to be both approachable and responsive with feedback and information if I have ever sought clarification or advice regarding a dance class for my girls. I have also been impressed with the way you conduct the classes and how you interact with the students – they enjoy the classes and learn a lot too. I love the extra encouragement you give the students outside of class and also your professionalism makes you a fantastic role model for all your students.”


“I just would like to say thank you for all you have taught me throughout my training, you always came to class wanting to help and pass on your passion, even when we didn’t give you much to work with! I always enjoy performing your pieces on stage and the creativity you bring. ”

Rebecca, student

“Growing up, ballet was something I always wanted to do, but never had the opportunity. At 28… I decided I would attend your class at the edge. It is one of the best decisions I have made. Ballet has not only assisted in developing my technical skills, it has given me so much strength both physically and mentally. I could not believe how much strength I had gained in my legs and core just within the first few months. Regardless of dance level, the way in which you teach makes it very easy for a dancer to understand what is required and the importance of each exercise. You were never judgemental and were always happy to answer any questions. My body self-awareness has immensely improved, along with my placement, and attention to detail. I know that ballet has played a large part in that development. Thank you rain.”

Suzi, student

“Rain has been an asset to our school since the moment she started teaching with us and has an excellent presence with all of our students, no matter their age or technical level. Her outstanding dance ability and knowledge along with her lovely teaching style allows her to encourage and nurture student progress and increase their confidence, level of technique and dance skills. ”

Amanda Oakley

“I have been so lucky to have started my ballet training from the age of 5 with Miss Rain. She has been such an inspirational mentor, I have always looked up to her passion for dance. She has taught me so much, not only in technique and skills, but how to present myself as a person and as an artist. Miss Rain has helped me understand the importance of each exercise and showed me how beautiful ballet is. Her classes are filled with fun and positive vibes and result in her students becoming inspired dancers with amazing new knowledge!”

Kaia, student

“Just wanted to send a big thank you to Miss Chloe for her engaging and well-prepared online lessons for our daughter thru who is in the prelude class friday mornings. It’s been something we all look forward to during the week. ”


“Rain’s refreshing quality of teaching and choreographic skills are an inspiration to students, who benefit greatly from her well-structured classes. The results are clearly in the students’ understanding of her style and in the joy they demonstrate when they are dancing.”

Frederic Jahn, former ballet master of the paris opera, now working with teatro dell-opera, rome

“We have just started ballet with my 3 and a half year old this term. She is loving it and looks forward to class each week. The class encourages listening and teaches ballet positions, poses and movements but most of all is great fun. We love your class, thanks! ”

Sarah Turner

“My 4 year old daughter started ballet lessons on zoom from home in term 3 2020. It was 30 minutes a week of external engagement for her at a time when all other scheduling was around her sister’s schooling. When she eventually got to go to Rain & Luckyin person she stopped and exclaimed “mum, miss Barsh is real!” like it was magic and she’s been skipping into class ever since. In subsequent lockdowns Miss Barsh has done a remarkable job of continuing to make zoom classes engaging for such young children. I reckon her classes are by far the best group classes that we’re doing online across school and co-curricular, you can really tell how much thought has gone into the format and content even before she brings all that energy during the class. So much love for Rain & Lucky. Thank you!”


“Our daughter just loves coming to ballet each week. Miss Barsh is a wonderful, engaging teacher and all the team at Rain & Lucky are lovely. Highly recommend it.”

Sally Milesi

“My daughter loves attending musical theater at Rain & Lucky. We were so lucky to be able to continue classes during lockdown and get back to the studio this year.”

Trish Brice

“It’s been a pleasure being part of the rain & lucky community. My daughter has been with Rain & Lucky for 4 years now and she has learned ballet from the best in a professional but fun and very well organised school. Aside from ballet, her teachers over the years have taught her many valuable skills that she will benefit from throughout her life. Etiquette, focus, body awareness and posture as well as all the physical benefits like fitness and flexibility. Above all, rain is a wonderful mentor to Sunnie and someone who will surely be fondly thought about regardless of whether she pursues professional dancing or not.”

Claudia Romeo

“Rain is an incredible teacher. I love how she structures her classes: relaxed, fun and imaginative yet she easily maintains the children’s focus. Rain’s classes are interactive with nature and our environment through dance. Alongside dance, the children are subtly learning spelling, goal setting, working memory, different languages and etiquette of a dance studio in a supportive and encouraging space. Its hard to express how happy I am that we have found creative dance with miss rain. My daughter learns an astonishing amount each class and, through rain’s brilliant teaching, she actually remembers it all! I see confidence in my daughter being brought out. But most importantly – she has fun! Every Saturday morning cannot come fast enough for my whole family. We love it!”

Shelly baker

“We’re so happy with the classes. Luna loves it so much, it’s been the perfect thing for her. Thank you all so much for providing such a warm space for her to learn, freely dance and build confidence in.”

Kate fay

“Rain is a really good teacher, she inspires me. She helps me when I struggle and I want to learn more and more. She’s so nice and good I can’t explain it.”

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