Our pre-school classes are designed to teach young dancers the basics of dance to enable them to transition easily into ballet or jazz classes when they turn 5. These basics are taught in a fun way to allow the dancers to develop their creativity and imagination. Fine and gross motor skills are improved through specifically designed exercises. Our classes are structured as a typical ballet class with specific exercises which are built on over the course of each term.
Average student dances 45 minutes per week.
Our junior ballet class follow on from the foundations set in pre school dance. Dancers continue to strengthen ballet basics while having fun developing performance skills. Junior ballet dancers will also begin to learn ballet theory. Annual exams are available to eligible students through Australian Teachers of Dancing.
Average student dances 1-2 hours per week.
Similar to junior ballet, our junior jazz classes continue to establish dancers with a firm technical foundation. Dancers are exposed to different styles of jazz, from historical jazz to musical theatre, lyrical to modern, commercial dance. Annual exams are available to eligible students through Australian Teachers of Dancing.
Average student dancers 1 hour per week.
We hold a high standard for our senior ballet dancers. Each dancer who enters this level will be individually assessed for pointe work and will only be invited to purchase pointe shoes when they are physically ready. Annual exams are offered to eligible students through either the Royal Academy of Dance or Australian Teachers of Dancing. Variations (dances from established ballets) are also taught at this level. Competitions are offered to students of a certain standard.
Average student dances 3+ hours per week.
At this level, dancers are expected to be competent in many different styles of jazz. Versatility is important in high levels of jazz. Students are encouraged to choreograph their own dances. Impromptu skills are built on at this level. Annual exams are offered to eligible students through Australian Teachers of Dancing. Competitions are offered to students of a certain standard.
Average student dances 2 hours per week.