Beginner Dance Classes
For class times please see CLASSES
BEGINNING DANCE CLASSES
Children can begin dance classes at any age and getting them into the right classes will ensure that they progress well and develop their skills and confidence. Many students start with one style and add on classes as their skills and interest grow. Our FREE trial classes are offered to help the student and teacher work out the best place to start! Older beginners can be helped to find the right class which is suited to their social and skill needs. They can be given the chance to progress more quickly and "catch up"
We offer beginner classes in BALLET, JAZZ/HIP HOP, TAP, ACRO & CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL DANCE.
FREE TRIAL CLASSES
If you are not sure it's best to try first, so we invite new students to attend a free trial class to make sure they are choosing the right class.
To book a trial class please fill in an enrolment form to reserve a place and we will be in touch to confirm.
What to wear? If you do not wish to purchase uniform before trying the class, students can come in any outfit suitable for dance/free movement with either bare feet or socks.
Pre-Primary Ballet (Beginner Ballet)
Cost: $15 per week
SUNBURY- Tue 4.45 - 5.30 & Sat 10.15 - 11.00
GISBORNE - Mon 4.00 - 4.45
WOODEND - Sat 10.15 - 11.00
For 4 ½ – 6 yo children attending their 1st year (Prep) of Primary school or of school age. This class is 45 minutes and requires a more focused attention than tot’s class as boys and girls explore "real ballet". We still maintain the creative and expressive emphasis and keep the classes fun, imaginative and active. Classes are timetabled early in the school week or on Saturday mornings where possible as this age group can get very tired after school later in the week.
Pre-Primary students will get the opportunity to sit for their Class Award a mini exam done in a class group.
"Tiny Boppers Jazz Funk"
Cost: $10 per week (*or only $5 extra if taken with ballet)
SUNBURY - Tue 4.15 - 4.45 & Sat 9.50 - 10.15
GISBORNE - Mon 4.45 - 5.15 & Sat 10.00 - 10.30
WOODEND - Sat 9.45 - 10.15 (2-3yo) & 11.45 - 12.15 (5-6yo)
For 3 – 6 year old children this a 25-30 minute class suited to Pre-school & Prep aged children. This class is often taken along with ballet and is a great chance for them to "get their wriggles out" and dance to age appropriate pop music. With free dance, jazz/funk steps and acrobatic basics our students will learn moves and grooves that will give them style and confidence to express themselves.
Cost: $15 per week (45min class)
SUNBURY - Tue 4.00 - 4.45 & Sat 11.00 - 11.45
WOODEND - Sat 11.30 - 12.15
GISBORNE - Mon 5.15 - 6.00
For 6-7 year old children usually in Grade 1 at school. Students start to learn ballet in a class which combines enjoyable imaginative exercises with a progression towards skills development, posture and strength. Students at this level have the opportunity to take little class assessments in groups to get them used to the idea of working towards ballet exam levels. Primary Ballet students will get the opportunity to sit for their Class Award, a mini exam done in a class group.
"Junior Jazz/Hip Hop"
Cost: $15 per week (45 min class)
$10 per week (30 min class)
SUNBURY - Fri 4.30 - 5.15
GISBORNE - Sat 11.15 - 11.45
WOODEND - Fri 5.00 - 5.45 & Sat 11.45 - 12 .15
For 6-8 year old children. We combine jazz technique and hip hop at this level as the styles are different but complement each other. Children will enjoy bopping and grooving to popular tunes and develop their motor skills, flexibility and co-ordination in a fun and energetic class.
"Tiny & Junior Tap"
$15 per week (45 min ) for Junior Tap5+
$8 per week (25min) Tiny Tap 2-4yo *$5 with tiny ballet/jazz
SUNBURY - Junior Fri 4.00 - 4.45, Tiny Tap Sat 9.25 - 9.50
For 4-8 year old children. From 3yo we can start our little tappers on learning the basics of Tap Dance and making lots of noise too! Musicality is a big focus with co-ordination and timing a big part of Tap. We recommend that tap be taken with another basic technique dance class such as ballet or jazz to help their skills develop.
"Junior/Elementary Contemporary/Lyrical Dance"
Cost: $15 per week (45 min class) $10 per week (30min class)
SUNBURY - Tue 6.00 - 6.45
WOODEND - Sat 12.15 - 12.45
GISBORNE - Sat 11.45 - 12.15
For children 6-10 yo this style of modern dance takes its basis from classical ballet and incorporates more free use of technique and interpretation. Children enjoy the freedom of movement and expression in this class. For good progress and understanding of the style children are encouraged to also take ballet classes.
"Acrobatics Level 1 "
Cost: $15 per week (45 min class)
WOODEND - Fri 5.45 - 6.30
SUNBURY - Fri 5.30 - 6.30 & Sat 9.45 - 10.30
For children 5+ wishing to learn the correct skills of tumbling and acrobatics. If your child is already trying out their acrobatic moves it is important to get them into a class so that they can learn the correct, safe techniques and develop the strength required to succeed.
"Grade 1 Ballet"
Cost: $15 per week (45 min class) * 2 classes recommended
SUNBURY - Tue 4.00 - 5.00 & Sat 11.45 - 12.45
GISBORNE - Mon 5.30 - 6.15
WOODEND - Sat 10.30 - 11.15
For 7-8 year old children usually in Grade 2-3 at school. Students are encouraged to start taking 2 classes per week for good progress. Children start to learn ballet in a more formal way with barre work & progression towards skills development, posture, strength and co-ordination. Students at this level have the opportunity to take exams in groups which gives them a great sense of achievement. *Students should take 2 classes per week for good progress & to be ready for exams.