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img_6552a    CLASSICAL BALLET

It’s advised to take ballet as the main subject. Classical ballet strengthens and improves technique and overall dance quality in all styles of dance. A student learning ballet will gain skill, discipline, poise, grace, body alignment, flexibility, musicality, creativity and confidence. Students with a sound classical training can pick up most other styles of dance with great ease. Students start to learn the basics in preschool and prep. Exams begin in an informal manner at Sub Junior level (grade 1) where the teacher enters the room with students and conducts the exam. At  Junior level (grade2) it is essential to participate in two classical classes per week to establish the muscle recruitment and co ordination required to develop correct technique. Students begin to feel the benefits of this hard work when the foundation of good technique starts to consolidate. This is when the true passion for dance appears. Students will continue with two ballet classes per week throughout the primary school years.

At high school age, 2-3 classes per week are required for the major exams and further development. It’s important to note that ballet is a technical art form that takes time to master, but is extremely rewarding when you do.

DOC3_10714   JAZZ                                                                                                 

Jazz is a modern form of dance with the latest moves and the latest music.

Students commence jazz exams at Sub Junior level (grade 1) After Level 7, students begin more advanced open classes where they learn the latest dance trends. Higher exam levels are offered as additional classes through to Level 10.

  img_5755a   TAP

Tap is an old and modern mix of dance with metal plates on shoes.

Students commence tap exams at Sub Junior level (grade 1) After Level 7 students begin more advanced open classes where they learn the latest dance trends. Higher exam levels are offered as additional classes through to Level 10.

 img_7410a   CONTEMPORARY

As seen by many professional companies today. A combination of jazz & classical styles. Classes start from Jun Adv and progress through to advanced level. Students must be doing at least one classical ballet class to participate, as contemporary is a very technical style.

  DOC3_10714 HIP HOP

A fun class with all the latest in street dance. Lots of fun & loads of energy needed for this one!

 img_5495a  Conditioning

Specialised pilates based exercises to help support classical, contemporary  & jazz technique. Students to work on flexibility and strength, with personalized and specific exercises for individual students.  Ideal for students in higher grades to majors.

DOC3_26076_facebook   EBC (Elite Body Conditioning and acro)

This class is a fusion of acrobatics, core conditioning, stretching & strength training. Students learn a greater functional awareness and control of their body, to improve balance, mobility, flexibility and injury prevention. The emphasis is on preparing the body to extend the dancer and support the work requirements for examinations and competitions, and if desired a future in dance.

   PREP DANCE   – Students are in Prep at school

For students just starting school. Classes are offered as a combination of Jazz, Tap and Ballet in 30min blocks to allow the student opportunity to do all 3 or just 1-2 styles. There are no formal exams at this level, but students do participate in our end of year concert. These classes are excellent for co-ordination, balance, use of space, confidence, developing motor skills, musicality, creativity and broadening the attention span. This class provides a vital stepping stone to the child’s dance training. Our prep classes offer a longer more detailed curriculum than the Preschool classes.

img_4122a     PRE-SCHOOL DANCE – 4/5 yrs

For Pre schoolers aged 4-5 years old. A combination of Ballet, Jazz & Tap. These classes are excellent for co-ordination, balance, use of space, confidence, developing motor skills, musicality, creativity and broadening the attention span. This class provides a vital stepping stone to the child’s dance training. There are no exams in this class, but students do take part in our end of year concerts.

   TINY TOES 2/3 yrs

For toddlers and preschoolers aged 2-3 years in a fun and relaxed environment. Students are introduced to jazz, and ballet dance styles, and the use of basic gymnastic equipment supplements their dance development and improves coordination. Classes are set to a combination of classic nursery rhymes and popular songs the students love.

Below is a rough guide to the levels:
Grade 1   –     Sub Junior                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grade 2 –      Junior                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grade 3-4  – Junior Advanced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grade 4-6  – Sub Inter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grade 5-8  – Intermediate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Year 7-9   –   Sub Senior                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Year 10+ –    Senior                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Advanced –  By invite only