Year 3 & 4
A graceful and disciplined dance style that teaches co-ordination, control, grace and posture. It is the most beautiful and challenging of all dance styles. Year 3’s progress to Grade 1 Ballet, which is the first Grade level of the Cecchetti Ballet Australia syllabus. To learn more about the Cecchetti Method, go to www.cecchettiballet.org
Ballet exams are not compulsory, but are recommended to provide students with a goal to work towards each year and a sense of accomplishment. Students at this level are required to attend 2 grade syllabus classes per week.
Junior Ballet Technique classes are for students who wish to enjoy the benefits of studying ballet, but without the pressure of exams or performances. This class is perfect for students commencing ballet at an older age or those who wish to use the ballet training to strengthen their technique in other dance styles such as jazz and contemporary.
A fusion of ballet and jazz techniques but with an emphasis on floorwork and freedom of movement. Modern dance is expressive, subtle and dynamic, and students are taught to express emotions through movement.
Jazz is a fun dance style centred around top 40 music with a strong beat and lots of personality. A great jazz dancer owns their dancing with power, technique, confidence and style. Someone who is unpredictable with amazing technique and a whole bunch of fire! Students learn jazz choreography each lesson.
Jazz technique includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps. In a Jazz class the dancers also learn many fun and trendy dance steps that are used for all forms of dance. It is a wonderful class to get a well rounded variety of all dance steps.
Tap is a percussive style of dance requiring a strong musical ability and sense of rhythm as the feet become an extension of the music. Tap can be seen in movies such as ‘Bootmen’ or stage performances such as ‘Tap Dogs’. It is the perfect style for children who have lots of energy and like to make noise!
Hip Hop is a style of street dance performed to Hip Hop music. It includes a wide range of styles such as breaking, popping, locking and krumping in the style of popular dance movies ‘You Got Served’, ‘Step Up’ and ‘Honey’ and showcased on TV shows such as ‘World of Dance’.
Do you love to sing, dance and act? Then our Musical Theatre classes are perfect for you. Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
Acro is a fun and skillful dance style that is centered around tumbles, flips and tricks. Acro is a combination of gymnastic and acrobatics focused on areas of flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling. We follow the AcrobaticArts syllabus which a comprehensive syllabus curated by professionals in a range of dance styles, alongside physiotherapy, yoga, pilates and contortion experts.
Our teachers are qualified and attend regular training to keep up-to-date with the different skills and techniques taught in Acro. These classes will help your child progress through various levels of difficulty from a beginner to an advanced level. Acro is perfect for a child that loves to be challenged and learn new skills that are bound to impress!