CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:


MOTION TODDLERS

Toddler Dance for boys and girls! These classes are specifically designed for children between the ages of 2 and 3 which aim to provide your child with their first dance steps in a fun, bright and exciting class. Discover music and movement with your two-year-old in a fun and relaxed environment. Parents are invited to join in to assist our youngest dancers


MOTION MOVERS
These classes are offered to boys and girls aged 3 + (by the 1st of March). These classes incorporate elements of creative dance, Ballet and Jazz while focusing on developing essential motor skills and movement patterns. Classes will enchant, stimulate, and challenge your child with a variety of dances styles and specially selected music. Jumps, walks, and basic turns are some of the steps that will be introduced to preschoolers. Fun, age-appropriate music is used.


PRESCHOOL BALLET
These classes are for boys and girls age 3+ (by the 1st March). This class is designed for those budding ballet dancers and ballerinas who are only interested in the Ballet style! In these classes, children are encouraged to use their imagination and expand their creativity. Within the class basic grounding of ballet and dance technique is introduced including correct posture and the strengthening of different muscle groups.



CLASSICAL BALLET
Classical Ballet classes boast a highly comprehensive syllabus that provides dancers with correct training and technique. Dancers will have the opportunity to enter exams through the Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD). Whilst exams are optional, they are strongly encouraged as it builds self-confidence, improves technique and gives dancers a goal. Please note that students must attend 2 Ballet classes per week to be eligible to do exams.


JAZZ
Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. In 2017 students have the option of entering jazz exams through the Australian Academy of Theatrical and ballet dancing Inc (AATD).
Jazz 1 – Lower Primary School aged Students
Jazz 2 – Upper Primary School aged Students
Senior Jazz –Secondary School aged Students and above


HIP HIP and BOYS ONLY HIP HOP
This class teaches students the vocabulary and style of hip hop movement. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression. This high energy class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move, so no dance experience is required.


TAP
The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but also in their own bodies. In 2017 students have the option of entering jazz exams through the Australian Academy of Theatrical and ballet dancing Inc (AATD).
Primary school aged students with less than 2 years Tap experience must attend Tap 1. 

Please contact us for class suitability.

CONTEMPORARY
Contemporary is a very unique style and allows dancers freedom of movement. A great class to compliment exam students! Get ready to enjoy some turns, leaps, floor work and stretching.

Inter Contemporary - Grade 2 and above Primary School aged Students

Senior Contemporary - Secondary School aged Students and above


LYRICAL
This style teaches the body to move as an expressive tool; body/spatial/sensory awareness, structures and alignment, stage presence and gesture.

Inter Contemporary - Grade 2 and above Primary School aged Students
Senior Contemporary - Secondary School aged Students and above


MUSIC THEATRE JAZZ
A fun class for all ages! These upbeat classes teach fun choreography, show-stopping stage presence, and acting, with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present.

Junior Music Theatre Jazz - Primary School aged students

Senior Music Theatre Jazz - Seconadery School aged students and above


SONG AND DANCE
For all the pop stars in the making. The class is a mixture of both pop and musical theatre style singing & performance.  Students learn basic singing technique, then routines with dance incorporated to accompany the singing.

Suitable for Primary School Aged Students


ACROBATICS
Classes are designed to teach students how to safely execute tricks such as backbends, walkovers, handstands, cartwheels and more and incorporate them into dance routines! An excellent class to compliment each and every dancer to give them strength and flexibility.

Acro 1- Primary School aged Students

Acro 2 - Students who can do a forwards walkover and a backwards walkover

ADULTS
Increase your fitness level in energetic classes that improves coordination, dance technique, flexibility and tones muscles. Classes Irish available.

IRISH

These classes offer high levels of traditional Irish dancing technique and develop great levels of fitness, musicality and strength through a wonderful dance form. Students have the opportunity to enter exams and competitions. Registered with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, The Irish Dancing Commission, Ireland

Please contact us for class suitabilty


TROUPE/PERFORMANCE CLASSES
Our performance troupes will have the opportunity to compete at many different events and competitions throughout the year. A high level of dedication and commitment is required to be a part of the troupes. Performance Troupe is a great way for students to gain experience dancing in different environments, and to let their colours shine on stage!
*Students wanting to attend a Performance/Troupe class must attend at least one class a week in the given style the student wishes to perform in.



UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS


Toddlers and Preschoolers:

Comfortable clothing. Ballet shoes, jazz shoes or bare feet.


Ballet:
Classical Ballet 1 and 2

Neat tight bun, pale pink or Energetiks deep purple leotard, pale pink socks are also an alternative to tights, pale pink or deep purple wrap, pink ballet shoes. Cross overs can be worn for the cooler weather

Classical Ballet 3 - Seniors
Neat tight bun, navy or black Leotard (no thin straps), pale pink ballet tights, navy or black ballet skirt, pink ballet shoes. Cross overs can be worn for the cooler weather

Open Class
Neat tight bun, any solid coloured leotard, pale pink ballet tights, ballet skirt, pink ballet shoes. Cross overs can be worn for the cooler weather

Boys
Navy shorts or tight, white t-shirt and white socks and shoes.


Other Styles:
Jazz, Hip Hop, Song and Dance & Music Theatre Jazz
Black or purple leotard or t shirt or AMSD t shirt, black or purple dance pants, black shorts, tights or skirt & black jazz shoes.

Tap
Black or purple leotard or t shirt or AMSD t shirt, black or purple dance pants,, black shorts, tights or skirt & Tan tap shoes.

Contemporary & Lyrical
Black or purple leotard or t shirt or AMSD t shirt, black or purple dance pants,, black shorts, tights or skirt & bare feet. A leotard is preferable to a tshirt.


Acrobatics

Acro 1 and Acro 2 students must wear a black or deep purple leotard. Shorts are optional.


Irish
Black or purple leotard or t shirt or AMSD t shirt, black or purple dance pants, black shorts, tights or skirt & Irish shoes (obtainable from the teacher).


Adults

Comfortable clothing