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Music Theatre

(Drama / Singing / Basic dance)
This class is focused mostly on drama and singing, with some basic dance moves taught (either tap, hip hop, or jazz - depending on what routines we're working on)   The students  will work towards the end of year musical (2024 - Matilda Junior) a script, songs and dances.



WHAT THEY'LL NEED
1- A Water Bottle
2 - DRESS - Leggings, shorts or tights, leotard or fitted T-shirt.

(Long hair must be in ponytail or bun). 
3- SHOES - Tan Jazz shoes/jazz sneakers. 

Our uniform supplier is 'Energeticks' in Fountain Gate.  Their friendly staff have our uniform list and can assist you with anything you need.

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Ballet (RAD)

These classes will be based on RAD ballet (Royal Academy of Dance) .  Ah Ballet.....You can always tell a ballet dancer, their posture, grace and poise are notable.  Ballet is something that everyone can enjoy, the purity of classical music, the feeling of flowing and flying - ballet was definitely one of my favourite genres to dance.  Classical music tells a story that your soul can hear, and ballet gives you the tools to be able to fully express that. I loved that feeling! To consider a career in almost any genre of dance - ballet is required - as it lays the foundation for dance as a whole, teaching basic, core technique and placement.  Children that learn ballet tend to pick up other forms of dance very quickly.

All classes sit a yearly in-house exam, for which they receive (upon passing) a certificate, medal and report from the examiner.

WHAT THEY'LL NEED
1- A Water Bottle
2 - DRESS - Girls - Ballet tights, leotard and ballet skirt. 

(Hair must be in a bun).

Boys - Black or white singlet / T-shirt and black shorts

(Hair must be in ponytail or bun).
3- SHOES - Girls - Pink Ballet slippers.  

Boys - Black ballet shoes

Our uniform supplier is 'Energeticks' in Fountain Gate.  Their friendly staff have our uniform list and can assist you with anything you need.

Kinder dance 3-5 yrs


A gentle introduction  to the wonderful world of dance and movement, including  drama games, free dance and short simple exercises using our imagination!


WHAT THEY'LL NEED 
1- A Water bottle. 
2- DRESS - Ballet leotard and skirt / Boys - Plain colour T-shirt and shorts
3- SHOES -Ballet shoes

 

Our uniform supplier is 'Energeticks' in Fountain Gate.  Their friendly staff have our uniform list and can assist you with anything you need.
 

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TAP DANCE

We will be doing a mix of syllabus based work - to help build solid technique - mixed in with other steps and sequences added in at the teacher's discretion.  Learning to tap is so much fun, and once you get the knack of it, you'll be tapping anywhere and everywhere - waiting in line, brushing your teeth!  Its highly infectious, and highly satisfying to make rhythm with your feet.  Come on down and feel pride when you master the 'time step', or even the basic 'shuffle ball change'!  We here in Tap land are a bunch of frustrated drummers!

WHAT THEY'LL NEED
1- A Water Bottle
2 - DRESS - Leggings or tights, leotard or fitted T-shirt
3- SHOES - Tap shoes. 

Our uniform supplier is 'Energeticks' in Fountain Gate.  Their friendly staff have our uniform list and can assist you with anything you need.

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HIP HOP

Hip Hop and don't stop... Taught by our very talented male teacher - Mr Shane Marshall -Hip Hop is a popular form of dance- the kind you see alot in music videos (though we are selective about language and theme of music etc).  Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music which was developed by inner-city African Americans during the 1970's.  It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking,  and was made popular by dance crews in the United States.  Learn some super cool moves with Shane and feel like a pop star!

WHAT THEY'LL NEED
1- A Water Bottle
2 - DRESS - Leggings or tights, and a leotard or T-shirt. Emphasis on 'Funky' ;0
3- SHOES - Jazz shoes/jazz sneakers, or regular clean sneakers.

 

Our uniform supplier is 'Energeticks' in Fountain Gate.  Their friendly staff have our uniform list and can assist you with anything you need.

Modern Ballet Dancer

LYRICAL / MODERN DANCE

These classes will be led by the beautiful Tarquinn O'Toole.  She will be helping the students learn lyrical, and may delve into some other styles like jazz or funk if the students are calling for it. With stretching and strengthening exercises, Tarquinn will help build the student's technique over time and have them learn a dance for their end of year performance.  Prepare to have some real fun in these classes and express yourself to the max!

WHAT THEY'LL NEED
1- A Water Bottle
2 - DRESS - Leggings or tights, leotard or fitted T-shirt.

(Long hair must be in ponytail or bun).
3- SHOES - Bare feet or 'Foot undies'.  

Our uniform supplier is 'Energeticks' in Fountain Gate.  Their friendly staff have our uniform list and can assist you with anything you need.

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BOYS BREAKDANCE 

This class is especially for boys, and is taught by a male teacher - Mr Shane Marshall!  (See 'Meet the teachers' page for his bio).  Breakdance is the oldest form of hip hop known, and like hip hop originated in the Bronx in the 70's.  Musical inspirations include rap, 70's soul and funk, and the like. Prepare to learn some very cool body movements, co-ordination, strength and ultimately - super fly style.

WHAT THEY'LL NEED
1- A Water Bottle
2 - DRESS - T-shirt, shorts, or track pants, or leggings

(Long hair must be in ponytail, or kept back with a headband)
3- SHOES - Sneakers

Our uniform supplier is 'Energeticks' in Fountain Gate.  Their friendly staff have our uniform list and can assist you with anything you need.

Zumba Dance Class

Adults Lyrical / Jazz

This class will be open to adults who have not danced in long time - who perhaps danced as a child or teen and may be looking to shake a leg once more; also open to those who are more experienced and have danced throughout adulthood regularly. 
Come and have some fun, get fit, and move your body to the music again!  

 

 


 

 

Adults Tap

Adults tap is back baby!  Katherine is delighted to be tapping again after a few years break. Please come along no matter what level you are and we will have some fun.  Great way to stay fit.  Word of warning though - if you learn. a tap spring in this class, I WILL make you do them all lesson long!  Mwa ha ha ha! Your legs will thank you though. 

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