Ballet teaches poise and posture to students as well as reinforcing regional brain growth by introducing the French ballet terminology. From pre-primary classes through to advanced these classes take the neurological aspect further in establishing technique and structured creative movements.
Ballet is a form of dance that requires not only strength, but agility and concentration. It works on posture, core strength, endurance and teacher’s grace while teaching control at the same time.
Pre-primary and primary: Pink Leotard, Pink tights/pink socks, Pink full soled ballet shoes, hair out of face in a bun, Pink skirt. Pink wrap around jumper. (Black colour uniform is allowed for practices however pink will be standard for exams)
Grade 1 and older: Black Leotard, Pink tights, Pink full soled ballet shoes, hair out of face in a bun, Pink wrap around jumper. (Black colour uniform is allowed for practices however pink will be standard for exams)
Contemporary is a dance form that combines elements of ballet and modern dancing, allowing for technique with emphasis on freedom of movement. This allows students more creative freedom and abstract movements. Ballet technique is requires as well as an understanding of the body.
Older students will learn various techniques and movement philosophies like the Alexander Technique, Graham technique and the Norton technique.
Modern Theatre / Jazz
Based on American Jazz and modern dance, these classes are fun and energetic. Using up to date music we instill artistry and freedom in movement. Reinforcing fine and gross motor skills and working on performance and confidence.
The dance form improves muscle tone, cardiovascular fitness and coordination. The introduction to breathe and release techniques are used.
Modern Dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America and is known for its Jazz and Theatrical qualities.
Black Leotard, Tights/leggings, foot panties optional, hair neatly tied away from face. Black jazz shoes (optional) or bare foot.
Tap dancing refines fine motor skills and stimulates cognition through use of the feet and complicated rhythms. It teaches co-ordination, stimulation through rhythms and music are cultivated through fun and exciting classes.
Using Jazz and different rhythms, Tap dancing stimulates not only cardiovascular conditioning, but builds strength in legs and posture. It develops muscular and mental awareness, muscle memory and a greater sense of rhythm. Anyone can tap dance, even with no previous experience. From Broadway to American tap styles, it is an excellent skill.
Black leotard, leggings/tights. Single tap shoes , hair neatly off face. Black wrap around jumper. (other coloured uniform is optional for practice.