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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!)

Take a look at our list of dance styles that your child can learn with us.

We teach: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Stretch & Strengthen, Hip Hop, Allegro Ballet, Pre Pointe & Beginner Pointe, VCE Dance, Private Lessons and Performance Team classes for troupes, solos, duos and trios.

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 senior 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 Open Advanced levels

(Adult classes available too!)

Stretch & Strengthen


A class dedicated to improving strength, flexibility and

control. Beneficial for all styles of dance.

Students are guided through the fundamentals of stretching

and strengthening in accordance with safe dance practice

and shown how to apply it to their own training.


Classes from 7yrs to Open Advanced levels

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 12yrs to Open Advanced levels

(Adult classes available too!)

Allegro Ballet


For ballet students studying Intermediate ballet or above.

This class focuses on extending the skill level and range of movements from the vast repertoire of jumps and turns in ballet with a focus on improving strength, balance and flexibility.


Classes from 14yrs to Open Advanced levels

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 grade 4 ballet to commence pre-pointe training.


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


Beginner Pointe


For ballet students who are beginning pointe work.

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


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


VCE Dance


Provides the opportunity to explore the potential of movement as a medium of creative expression through diverse approaches.


Units 1 & 2 for students in Year 10 or 11.

Units 3 & 4 for students in Year 11 or 12.


VCE Dance must be in conjunction with two technique classes per week of differing styles.


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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.

Performance Team Opportunities


Troupes - Solos - Duos - Trios


With a focus on choreography and performance skills, students learn dances in a range of styles for performance in Melbourne metropolitan dance festivals and BDC Dance concerts.


Dancers enrolling in troupe will be assigned to either Intermediate or Senior troupe based on the individual’s age and ability.


Performance students must be available during June/July and Sept/Oct Holidays.


Please submit a 2017 Performance Team request form with your enrolment to be considered.