Children’s Dance Classes
The Dance Studio offers classes in all styles of dance from Ballet to Acrobatics and everything in between! Classes from 2 years to Adults, boys and girls welcome.
The true basis of any dance form. Ballet slowly trains the dancer’s strength, discipline and flexibility and secures a strong technique. Classical ballet is required for any student who has visions of becoming a professional dancer. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus is taught throughout the school and Vaganova style of ballet (Russian Method) is taught at the senior levels.
Baby Toes Ballet
The Dance Studio’s most popular program, Baby- Toes Ballet is a special introduction to classical ballet using nursery rhymes, imagery and mime. Props such as scarves, musical instruments, fairy wands, ribbons and more are used in our classes to keep them as fun and stimulating as possible! Correct posture and positions of the feet and arms are encouraged as the children continue to progress through the various stages of the program. Classes are available to both boys and girls from 2 years and up.
Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz dance involves flexibility training, isolations and fun upbeat choreography.
Development of the use of voice, singing & acting are the main focus for these classes. Students will work on various pieces of theatre repertoire combining singing, acting and dancing as one unified group composition. Classes are open to junior and senior dance students at The Dance Studio.
A class that works on acrobatic skills that dancers are able to use to enhance their on stage performances .e.g. cartwheels, hand stands, walk-overs, back flips and other tumbling “tricks”. These classes focus heavily on gymnastic technique, strength and flexibility and are open to junior and senior dance students at The Dance Studio.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. It is widely performed in musical theatre and focuses on musicality, style and very fast movements of the feet and legs to produce varied rhythms and sounds. Tap shoes are required.
Co-ordination of quick dynamic movements isolating all parts of the body. Dance to popular music and develop rhythm, style and musicality. Hip Hop is a class for students from 8 years of age and is a style often seen in film clips.
Contemporary Dance Classes
Contemporary, developed from classical ballet, involves creative expression utilising a combination of free flowing and contract and release movements. The Dance Studio teaches a range of contemporary styles including the very popular style of lyrical contemporary. Students must also enrol in at least one classical ballet class to study contemporary at our school, and for this reason, we offer ballet for all ages and abilities.
Classes dedicated to BOYS ONLY! These classes can be timetabled in a variety of styles. 2016 will include Boys Hip Hop classes suitable from 6 years of age. The students will dance to up-tempo music and work on co-ordination, flexibility, strength and style. Register your interest with reception today!
Adult’s Dance Classes
Our adults classes are held during weekdays, and include adult ballet and adult tap classes suitable for a wide variety of ages and experience levels. Established by popular demand, these classes are heaps of fun, a great workout and all are welcome (no leotards required!)