Take a look at the dance styles that your child can learn with us.

Ballet

The quintessential classical dance style. Great for improving posture, strength, coordination, control, body awareness and musicality.

RAD examinations optional see here for details.

Classes from 4yrs to Advanced levels

(Adult classes available too!)

Jazz

An energetic and fast-paced dance style which develops co-ordination, flexibility, strength and stamina. Often uses popular or retro-pop music.

Classes from 5yrs to advanced levels

Tap

The feet become percussive instruments with a focus on musicality, rhythm and style. Students build up from basic movements to routines that cover various styles of tap dancing including Theatrical and Street Tap.

Classes from 5yrs to senior levels

(Adult classes available too!)

Contemporary

A liberal dance style that draws on techniques from a variety of other types of dance. Contemporary movement takes a more expressive form and there is often a focus on flow of movement and dynamics.

Great for developing posture, balance, rhythm, strength and creativity.

Classes from 7yrs to Advanced levels

(Adult classes available too!)

Dance Conditioning

A class dedicated to prevention and management of injury. Students are guided through the fundamentals of anatomy, mobility, and strengthening in accordance with safe dance practices and learn how to apply it to their own training.

These classes are taught by our Health Sciences team of teachers.

Miss Natalie – BSc Human Biology

Miss Olivia – B Occupational Therapy (honours)

 

Beneficial for all styles of dance.

Classes from 7yrs to Advanced levels

Acro Dance

Learn to twist, jump and tumble safely. From the basics of cartwheels, handstands and bridges to walkovers and aerials. Improve strength, co-ordination and confidence.


For Primary school aged students

Hip Hop

A street style of dance which takes its influence from contemporary music with dancers developing strength, body isolations, co-ordination and improvisation skills through learning a freestyle dance.

Classes from 7yrs to Advanced levels

(Adult classes available too!)

Pre-Pointe

For ballet students who wish to increase their strength in preparation to dance en pointe. This class addresses the

preparatory knowledge and strengthening required for pointe work.

Students must be at least 12yrs old and have completed their RAD grade 4 ballet exam to commence pre-pointe training. A minimum of two grade 5 ballet classes per week is required to be invited to join the class.

Students must progress through the pre pointe class and gain approval from their teacher and a recommended dance Physiotherapist before commencing pointe work.

Pointe

For ballet students who are beginning pointe work.

Students focus on learning correct alignment and technique at the barre, strengthening toward the aim of executing unsupported steps in the centre of the studio.

Students will progress to higher levels of pointe work when assessed to be ready by their teacher.

(Intermediate and Advanced level ballet classes include pointework within regular class time.)

Private Lessons

One-on-one lessons for students who wish to extend their skills and understanding in a selected style or genre. Can be used as catch up and/or extension to regular classes.

Please contact us for rates, times and teacher availability.

Competition Team: Troupes – Solos – Duos – Trios

Competition Team classes allow students to further their skills in dance and performance. With a focus on performance and skill development, students learn routines in a range of styles specifically for dance competitions.

Dancers enrolling in Competition Team classes are by invitation only.

Dancers are assigned troupe classes based on the individual’s age and ability.

Competitions are generally held in the June/July school holidays and September school holidays, so all participants must be available.

More information about competitions and being part of the Competition Team is available upon request.