- Contemporary / Lyrical Jazz
- Dance Play / Creative Movement
- Jazz / Funk
- Creative Drama / Singing / Musical Theatre
- VCE Units
- DMM (Dance Movement Music)
*all classes subject to adequate enrolments
BALLET Great for improvement to posture, strength, co-ordination, control and body awareness. Assessments offered.
BALLET CONCEPTS Ideal for students who have only ever studied Tap, Jazz, Contemporary or Funk. This class aims to increase posture awareness and is of particular benefit for turns and jumps. No tutus, no tiaras, no pink tights and no pointe shoes! The techniques you need to enhance your favourite style/s.
KINDER BALLET We have separate, fun sessions to introduce ballet to 3 & 4 year old kinder children with improvisation, dance making and a wide range of teaching approaches.
JAZZ Often fast moving and energetic jazz dance uses popular recent-release or retro pop music. Quite aerobic & develops co-ordination, flexibility, fitness & strength.
FUNK With a “looser” look than jazz, funk has a street style & interesting use of the “broken beat”. Available from Year 7+.
CONTEMPORARY A very liberal dance style, there is often a focus on flow of movement and dynamics. Great for developing posture, balance, rhythm and strength. Also explores improvisation and dance making. Self-expression and creativity encouraged.
TAP Fun and quite aerobic, tap has co-ordination and musicality challenges. Start with simple steps, and travelling patterns to build up to more complex rhythms.
DANCE PLAY for 1 & 2 year olds (with their parent/carer) In a safe, age-appropriate, informal and educational environment we use diverse music sources, props and stories to encourage speech, singing, movement and group interaction.
DANCE PLAY for 3 & 4 year olds These sessions explore body actions and the dynamics of moment through a range of music styles, instruments and body percussion. Children are encouraged through a variety of props, stories and creative ideas to find ways to explore and express their own dance. Elements of design are used to foster an appreciation of shape and form.
*Dance Play Age Calculation: we initially place children in the class for their age as at 30th April, so if your child is 3 years old at 30th April 2011 then they would be in a 3yo group. Children do not change classes after their birthday.
DEVELOPING DRAMA This class is aimed at older 4yo children and 5yo children who have not yet commenced Primary School and will include building confidence, social skills, finding your voice, working with others, and will introduce drama concepts, games and story telling.
CREATIVE KIDS INTEGRATED ARTS WORKSHOPS Dance, drama, music, movement, design and art in a workshop styled class to encourage teamwork, self expression, concentration, and spontaneity. This class is designed for students with additional educational needs. Offered three times each term.
CREATIVE DRAMA & SINGING Exploring drama concepts, creating stories, learning musical theatre-styled songs and dances, creating characters, developing confidence with public speaking, social skills and co-operation while having a lot of fun.
CREATIVE DRAMA & SINGING WORKSHOPS For those unable to commit to a weekly class but would still like to explore the world of drama and musical theatre, this workshop-style class is offered three times per term for 2 ½ hour sessions. The longer sessions enable more intensive content and encourage focussed concentration and retention. These sessions are interconnected so students are expected to attend all sessions each term.
CREATIVE DRAMA & PERFORMANCE For students aged 10 years and older wanting to refine their performance skills and character creation, this class will focus on a variety of drama forms with performance confidence being the underlying goal. May also explore musical theatre depending on interest.
MUSICAL THEATRE Focussing on song & dance, improvisation, theatre games, audition skills, solo and group devised activities and in class performances. A chance to develop acting skills and build the stamina and split focus in performance that musical theatre tests. Also introduces singing and breathing techniques.
TROUPES, SOLOS, DUOS AND TRIOS Available by arrangement for experienced dance students. Please call the office for more information
VCE DANCE UNITS 1&2 (must be in conjunction with two technique classes per week of differing styles) For students in Years 10 and 11. 2½ hours each week
VCE DANCE UNITS 3&4 (must be in conjunction with two technique classes per week of differing styles) For students in Years 11 and 12. 3 hours per week
DMM Sessions will be lead by Joanne Watt who has led workshops in this style since the early 1990s in a wide range of educational settings. No special gear required... come and enjoy moving & music together in an informal and social setting.
PILATES Pilates is a body conditioning system to specifically strengthen, stabilise or modify the way muscles work.
ADULT CLASSES These classes are an opportunity for adults to learn a new skill, build fitness or continue with dancing. You may pay casually or purchase a Dance Card. We would also like to remind you that parents of BDC dancers will receive a 15% discount on their child’s tuition fees when they purchase a 10 class Dance Card except where Family Discount has already been applied.
OLDER ADULTS KEEP FIT CLASS (VicFit) via Waverley Community Learning Centre. Call Pat on 9807 6011.