This is the most commonly recognised form of ‘Ballet’ where students learn proper stance to produce movement with lightness, speed, grace and strength. Confidence and posture are greatly enhanced by classical ballet and students can master other forms of dance with ease.
Is the most disciplined and rewarding of all dance forms, and is where correct dance technique, style, poise and strength are learnt. Class begins at the barre where the student gains strength and balance. As class progresses, the same exercises are repeated but jumps turns and balances are added to produce flowing movement. Students are taught to stand correctly without tension, which eventually becomes a habit; and to stretch and lengthen muscles. Students learn to activate muscles in co-ordination with this proper stance to produce movement of technical proficiency. Students also learn to analyse movement.
Is a more modern free form of dance than classical ballet or jazz, although technically very demanding. Students with a strong classical background quickly grasp the technique of contemporary as these forms of dance complement each other. Contemporary is recommended for the student who is seriously considering a career in ballet or dance.
Many children and teenagers find jazz enjoyable for fun and fitness. At the same time they develop the posture and co-ordination for everyday life. Jazz involves stretching and strengthening the body, and then learning amalgamations, turns and jumps that will be combined in a performance routine. It is recommended that jazz and classical techniques be learnt together, as they complement one another
Is taught to dance students, to increase strength and flexibility. The exercises are repeated slowly with correct breathing to teach students to instinctively use the correct muscles in their dance training
A challenge for the feet and mind as this style demands a strong sense of rhythm & co-ordination. Our tap classes teach exceptional technique, rhythmical training & musical appreciation
Is a class for dedicated students to focus on stretching and strengthening their muscles which will aid them in their technique classes
Is a classical ballet class taught by a male teacher with an emphasis on teaching boys to move in a masculine way, as well as introducing them to steps that are specific to male dancers. Boys need to attend their regular technique classes to derive any benefit from this class.
SACE Dance Stage One is offered to students currently in Year 10 as well as Year 11. Students can complete a Year 12 subject in Year 11. Students who have the opportunity to do SACE Dance through a private school have a more disciplined learning environment, small class size and access to all forms of dance enabling them to achieve a high mark in this subject
Intensive Training Program (ITP)
This training programme is suited to the serious student wishing to have a career in Dance. Dance students need to train as athletes do to achieve the high standard required. Exam results and Competition results show that the students here have a very high standard, the improvement that was evident after one term was quite amazing and it will be exciting to see what these students are capable of achieving.