Classes ECSD Offers

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Music Theatre

(Dancing / Singing / Drama)
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  work towards the end of year musical or variety show in which they will be learning a script, songs and dances.



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

(Hair must be in ponytail or bun). 
3- SHOES - Jazz shoes/jazz sneakers, or ballet slippers, (maybe tap shoes)  (2nd hand from gumtree or eBay.  New from - 'Jazzies' (in Croydon) 0419 893 107, or 'Frock Up in Ferntree Gully, if so desired).

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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.

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

(2nd hand slippers can be found on gumtree or eBay.  Brand new from - 'Jazzies' (in Croydon) 0419 893 107, or 'Frock Up in Ferntree Gully, if so desired.)

Glee Club Tinies 3-4 years


This class is a great mix of Jazz/ballet, tap, singing and drama.  A great way to introduce your child to all facets of dance and performance in a fun way. We alternate between Jazz/ballet one week, and tap the next.  And of course every week we do a little bit of singing and drama.  The children also get to learn a song and dance for the end of year concert.  


WHAT THEY'LL NEED 
1- A Water bottle. 
2- DRESS - Children may dress in their most favourite dance outfit - so long as it is practical and won't be a tripping hazard - they are free to wear whatever makes them feel special.
3- SHOES -Ballet or Jazz shoes , and tap shoes
   2nd-hand tap shoes can be found on gumtree or eBay.  Brand new shoes can be purchased through 'Jazzies' (in Croydon) 0419 893 107, or 'Frock Up' in Ferntree Gully, if so desired. 

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TAP DANCE

Also based on ISTD Tap dance.  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.  (2nd hand from gumtree or eBay. New from - 'Jazzies' (in Croydon) 0419 893 107, or 'Frock up' in Ferntree Gully, if so desired).

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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.   (2nd hand from gumtree or eBay.  New from - 'Jazzies' (in Croydon) 0419 893 107, or 'Frock Up in Ferntree Gully, if so desired).

Modern Ballet Dancer

LYRICAL / MODERN DANCE

These classes will be jointly based on ISTD (Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance) modern dance, and other techniques and exercises chosen by the teacher.  This class will be a bit of a mix of styles - ranging from lyrical / contemporary, to hip hop, to jazz - basically anything that's not ballet or tap!  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.

(Hair must be in ponytail or bun).
3- SHOES - Jazz shoes/sneakers, or ballet slippers.  (2nd hand from gumtree or eBay.  New from - 'Jazzies' (in Croydon) 0419 893 107, or 'Frock Up' in Ferntree Gully, if so desired). Socks or bare feet are also acceptable in this class.

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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

Zumba Dance Class

Adults Jazz dance (Intermediate level)

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. 
I look forward to laughing and sweating with all my fellow dancers out there in the Hills :)