Toddlers and Preschoolers:
Comfortable clothing. Ballet shoes, jazz shoes or bare feet.
Classical Ballet 1 and 2
Neat tight bun, lilac or purple leotard, pale pink socks are also an alternative to tights, lilac or purple wrap, pink ballet shoes. Cross overs can be worn for the cooler weather
Classical Ballet 3 - Seniors
Neat tight bun, black or purple Leotard (no thin straps), pale pink ballet tights, black or purple ballet skirt, pink ballet shoes. Cross overs can be worn for the cooler weather
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
Black shorts or tights, black t-shirt and white socks and shoes.
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.
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 t shirt.
Acro students must wear a black or deep purple leotard or unitad. Shorts are optional.
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).
Classes and Choroegraphy in:
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.
These classes are offered to boys and girls aged 3 +. 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.
These classes are for boys and girls age 3+. 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.
Acrobatic Dance is the fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. These classes are offered to boys and girls aged 3 +. Fun, age-appropriate music is used. AMSD Acro teachers are all certified teachers with Acrobatic Arts and preschool acro is adopts the Acrobatic Arts Preschool AcroDance syllabus.
Preschool Irish is offered to boys and girls aged 3 years +. This class is a fun and engaging class developed cater to early childhood education needs and development. It classes introduces the basics of Irish dancing to preschoolers. We use fun games, props, dress ups and music for learning. Preschoolers will also develop their coordination, learn right from left, build fitness, and meet new friends!
PRESCHOOL COMBO CLASS
New for 2021, our combo classes are for boys and girls in 4 year old kindergarten in 2021. Our preschool combo classes use the basics of ballet, tap and creative movement to increase body awareness and rhythm. We plan our classes using themes and learn dances, songs, and steps according to the theme. Preschoolers learn best when they are having fun and they are having lots of it in these classes!
CLASSICAL BALLET (ATOD Syllabus)
Classical Ballet classes boasts 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. Whilst exams are optional, they are strongly encouraged as it builds self-confidence, improves technique and gives dancers a goal. Please speak with Miss Olivia or Miss Tracy for class recommendations and exam eligibility.
BALLET OPEN CLASSES
A fantastic complimentary class for any ballet or dance student, this class offers ballet-based floor exercises designed to improve flexibility, strength, stamina and technique. Students will work muscles not always activated in a classical ballet class that will improve their experience with dance.
Mini & Petite Ballet – 6 years- 8years
Junior & Teen Ballet – 9 years-13 years
Teen & Senior Open Ballet – 14 years +
Lyrical invites dancers to use their bodies to interpret the music. While mainly choreographed to music with lyrics, "lyrical" generally refers to the expressive, melodic and highly emotional quality of dance. Dancers gain fluidity of movement, grace and control. Lyrical dance teaches the body to move as an expressive tool; body/spatial/sensory awareness, structures and alignment, stage presence and gesture.
Lyrical 1 – Prep – 8 Years
Lyrical– 9 Years - 11Years
Lyrical 3 – 12 years – 16 years
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.
Jazz 1 – Prep – 8 Years
Jazz 2 – 9 Years - 11 Years
Jazz 3 – 12 years -15 years
Jazz 4 - 16 Years +
Jazz dance with a fusion of technique and style suited to our mature dancers
Suitable for dancers 15 years +
Contemporary is a free form, creative dance form that combines classical and jazz technique with a sense of expressive release. The choreography usually tells a story or portrays a theme and relies greatly on the contribution of the dancers themselves to use feeling and imagination.
Contemporary 2 and 3 – 9 years -14 years
Contemporary 4 -15+ years
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.
*Please contact us for class suitability.
In 2021students will be provided with the option of entering exams through the Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD)
Tap 1 – 6yeasr – 8 years
Tap 2 – 9 years – 11 years
Tap 3 -12 years – 14 years
Tap 4 - 15 years +
Advanced Tap – experienced 16 years +
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.
Beginner Irish – 6 years -9 years
Inter Irish – must know 4 beginner dances
Competition Irish - By invitation
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.
Hip Hop 1 – Prep – 8 Years
Hip Hop 2 – 9 Years - 11 Years
Hip Hop 3 – 12 years – 15 years
Hip Hop 4 – 16+ Years
SONG AND DANCE
These classes will focus on building students’ skills including vocals, drama and dancing. Students will get the chance to sing hit songs and act out scenes from renowned musicals. Popular musicals include Matilda, Aladdin and Lion King, right through to the latest film musicals such as “The Greatest Showman”.
Classes are designed to teach students how to safely execute tricks such as backbends, walkovers, handstands, cartwheels and more incorporating them into dance routines! An excellent class to complement each and every dancer to give them strength and flexibility.
Please speak with Miss Olivia, Miss Shardee or Miss Tracy for class recommendations.
New for 2021, the AMSD Drama club classes will focus on developing skills in various theatrical styles including:
Voice work & speech
Acting for the stage
Acting for the camera
Students will be encouraged to mix and work together as they explore elements of drama and performance.
Our 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. Troupe is a great way for students to gain experience dancing in different environments, and to let their colours shine on stage!
Troupes will be entered in a minimum of 3 competitions throughout 2021.
Troupe classes will also be invited to perform at:
Knox Festival –March
Together We Dance – TBC
Dancers Unite - TBC
Mid Year Presentation – 25th June (TBC)
Cabaret - 25th June (TBC)