CLASSES



Classes are offered in a range of styles from children right through to adults in a caring and nurturing environment where it is fun to learn.


Giggly Wigglies
We are proud to introduce, new to our curriculum, a “Giggly Wigglies” class for our youngest dance enthusiasts! Giggly Wigglies is designed  for 18 month to 3 year olds focusing on fun movements and mime whilst developing musicality and coordination. Students in this class are required to attend with a parent/guardian, what a precious time to spend with your child. This class has been developed by our experienced staff with qualifications and years of experience in preschool and primary education.

Tiny Tots
Classes focus on basic classical and jazz technique and mime. The main focus is to develop an enjoyment of dance, whilst gaining confidence, musicality and coordination. These classes help foster basic technique whilst still encouraging a fun atmosphere.

Ballet Examinations
Classes are offered from Test 1 to Teachers Certificates in Australian Teachers of Dancing (A.T.O.D ) Ballet syllabus. The syllabus progresses systematically in order to build strength and artistry. It is designed to technically develop students to individually reach their full potential, whether on a recreational, professional or teaching level. Students are examined annually (optional) and receive a certificate and medal on completion. Please see www.atod.net.au for further information.

Ballet Technique
Classes are offered from junior to advanced level and place emphasis on strong ballet technique. This style is the essential form of technique, providing grace, discipline and strength for any dancer. Ballet skills are an excellent foundation for many forms of dance. We encourage new students to begin with syllabus work offered in Ballet Examination classes before progressing to this class.

Conditioning
Conditioning classes are offered from junior level onwards to help students with their strength and flexibility, incorporating the use of various resistance techniques and Pilates. Students may  undertake work from the Progressing Ballet Techniques program which focuses on training muscle memory to allow students to achieve their personal best in ballet training.

Pre Pointe
This class is by invite only as students must have achieved a high level of ballet training in order to progress onto pointe. This class is primarily done in bare feet and focuses on the foundation skills of basic pointe work, such as core strength, turnout and foot and ankle strengthening. Students must complete a minimum of 12 month (at teacher discression) of pre pointe before progressing onto pointe. 

Pointe
This class is by invite only as students must have achieved a high level of classical ballet training AND completed, on average, a minimum of 12 months of pre pointe in order to progress onto pointe. This class builds on work already done in Classical ballet and pre pointe classes.

Contemporary
Contemporary classes are offered from junior level to advanced. Contemporary dance, is dance that has been freed of the structures of classical styles. It is a very interpretive style of dance that focuses on unconventional movements. There is often a theme or underlying story to a Contemporary dance piece, but a dance can also be purely abstract or about the music itself. Contemporary dance is usually performed in bare feet and ground work is usually incorporated.

Musical Theatre/Vocal Technique
Group classes are offered from Junior to Senior Level, with individual singing lessons available by request.

Jazz
Jazz classes are offered from tiny tots upwards. Classes place focus on fun, fitness and flexibility as well as building strength, energy and attack. Jazz classes incorporate, but are not limited to, a comprehensive warm-up, stretch, floor and corner work, turns, kicks and jumps, combinations, progressions and dances. We cover a range of jazz styles from Broadway/Musical Theatre to more current styles including Hip Hop and Funk.

Hip Hop
Hip Hop classes are offered from beginner level and are structured around the Australian Teachers of Dancing syllabus. Hip Hop dancing is an urban ethnic dance form that expresses one's creativeness and is gaining huge popularity. It features self impressions and body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. There is breaking, popping, locking, and free styling in hip hop dances. The jumps, breakages, and rotations in the movements are combined in such a way that the dance style becomes an informal and explosive one. Examinations are not held in this style.

Tap Examinations
Classes are offered from junior levels to Teachers Certificates in Australian Teachers of Dancing (A.T.O.D) Tap syllabus. The syllabus progresses systematically in order to build strength and artistry. It is designed to technically develop students to individually reach their full potential, whether on a recreational, professional or teaching level. Students are examined annually (optional) and receive a certificate and medal on completion.

Tap Class
Tap classes are offered from junior level upwards. Classes encompass a diverse range of tapping styles including traditional tapping steps as well as more modern approaches. Tap classes incorporate barre, centre, corner work, combinations and routines. We encourage new students to begin with syllabus work offered in examination classes before progressing to this class.

Acrobatics
Classes are run from beginner to advanced level and are ability based. This style was traditionally seen as a circus element but is not widely used in dance. Training in Acrobatics provides strength, flexibility and tricks. With elements of gymnastics, circus arts and dance, it is a fun class for all!

Pilates
Classes incorporate mind and full body connected exercises. These strengthen the deep muscles of the core, through slow, precise and conditioned movements to increase strength, lean muscle tone, flexibility, improve posture and minimise back pain.

Private Tuition
Private tuition may be suggested by your teacher or available upon request and approved by the Principal. These may be for eisteddfod work, examinations or technique.

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