Prep Ballet and Jazz
Dance, music and imagination classes for girls and boys! Specifically designed for pre-school children the classes offer a great way to build gross motor skills, co-ordination and socialisation skills in a fun exciting atmosphere.
Ballet training provides excellent ground work for all forms of dance. From a young age students learn the secrets behind classical technique, musicality, artistry and performance. We teach the classical technique of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in both the Graded Syllabus and The Vocational Syllabus. The RAD Syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students across 82 countries, and is from one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. Students are prepared for examinations at the discretion of the teacher. Ballet Students wishing participating in the RAD examinations are required to attend two ballet classes a week.
Jazz is always popular because it’s fast, upbeat and utilises a variety of modern music. We teach the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) syllabus which encompasses many styles such as Broadway, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Funk and Lyrical to name a few.
Contemporary mixes elements of ballet, modern and post modern dance.Students explore use of alignment, gravity, contraction, release and suspension. The ATOD syllabus is structured for students from 9 years of age with classical ballet training.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. Students will learn set moves through the ATOD syllabus and learn new dance choreography each week!
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
What class/grade can my child participate in?
Prep Ballet age 4 – 5 (prep at school)
Pre Primary Ballet age 5 – 6 (grade 1 at school)
Primary Ballet age 6 -7 (grade 2 at school)
Grade 1 Ballet age 7 -8 (grade 3 at school)
Grade 2 -4 Ballet age 8 -11
Grade 5 Ballet age 11+
Vocational Grades Ballet At the teachers discretion
Junior Jazz age 6 -8
Intermediate Jazz age 9 -11
Senior Jazz age 12+
Advanced Jazz At the teachers discretion
Intermediate Contemporary age 9 -11
Senior Contemporary age 12+
Advanced Contemporary At the teachers discretion
Intermediate Hip Hop age 9 -11
Senior Hip Hop age 12+