Age Divisions – Dancers age is based on their age on 1st January 2018
Dance & Acrobatic Streams
This pathway offers training to students of all ages and abilities who want to learn a high standard of dance in a fun and exciting yet disciplined class room. Within this stream students can still qualify to compete in solos, and will be taught at a high standard just the same as all of our students. The difference is that teachers can tailor their classes to get the most out of their students, keeping in mind that usually these students have less training hours. There are no compulsory commitments in this stream although it is recommended they participate in the end of year show, as from term 3 onwards this is our focus.
This pathway is by invitation or audition only. Those in this stream are required to participate in a minimum amount of classes, and be a member of a development team, which will perform in competitions. Students in this stream must be always showing a strong work ethic, a willingness to take on extra practice at home, and an excitement for pushing themselves in every class. Development pathway classes will have a higher expectation in behaviour, discipline and dedication, and teachers will be working with these students much like the competitive stream, while continuing to work on their resilience, confidence, technique and knowledge.
This pathway is invitation only. Those selected for this pathway must have extensive competitive experience, have 100% commitment to dance both in class and at home, train in multiple styles and have been selected by a team of teachers after showing great work ethic, responsibility for their solos, and partaking in as many extra classes and workshops as they can on top of their normal week day classes. Only dancers with supportive parents who respect our teachers as the professionals, and are pleasant and cooperative will be considered. There will be a strict set of guidelines those in competitive stream must adhere to including attendance, training, behaviour and values.
Acrobatics for dancers aged 3 to 5yrs. Same as level 1 but for little developing bodies!
Levels 1 to 10
Acrobatic classes for ages 5+. Dancers are assessed in flexibility, strength, stamina, limbering, tumbling, balancing and resilience before being placed in the level they are ready for.
Acrobatic extension class for those who just can’t get enough of their normal acro level training. This class will cover only ONE skill area each week, breaking everything down, studying variations and taking notes and setting specific goals.
A specialized class for teen and adults at Level 1, 2 or 3 who prefer to train amongst their own age group.
For competitive acrobatic students, open studio will be a non structured class allowing those who want to work on specifics with equipment to do so, in their own time and space.
This class will be divided into 3 levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced. Within this class the focus will be just on tumbling skills such as rolls, roundoffs, aerials, backhandsprings, back aerials and twisting.
Flexibility & Contortion
All competitive students have a compulsory flexibility & contortion class within their training, but we now also have an optional class for all dancers in all pathways. This class gives students the chance to focus on improving their flexibility in all areas including shoulders, neck, back and legs.
Elite Acro Company
A small select group of competitive acrobats who have professional performance experience and are focused on working towards a career in acrobatics. This team will compete in small group competitions, and be the basis for community and professional work throughout the year. Elite company students have already developed a high resilience in training, are at a high level in all areas of acrobatics, and have the personal drive without needing a teacher to keep them focused.
Stunting, lifting, balancing and throws with partners and groups. Dance with poms.
A fun dance style incorporating kicks, leaps, turns and modern dance choreography.
A specialized class for the development and competitive dancer who wants to push their dance technique, work on new and exciting leaps, turns and choreography! A must for those competing in Jazz solos.
Dance style characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor creating rhythms
Classical ballet technique and terminology taught with emphasis on correct body placement and proper use of turnout. Barre and centre exercises, as well as classical and lyrical routines.
For the development and competitive dancers who want to do more than one ballet class per week, they can add this class to extend their training and improve their technique faster. Divided by age.
Building a strong centre, and combining precision work with fluidity of the torso, contemporary dance encourages self expression, natural movement and personal interpretation. All contemporary students must be taking a ballet class.
An invitation only class for the serious dancer who has the proper form, strength and alignment to transition into higher level classical training. Selections for this class are made in normal ballet classes with a formal evaluation from the teacher. Must be attending minimum 2 ballet classes.
After extensive training in pre pointe, dancers are assessed by classical staff for their readiness for pointe work. Those ready to move onto pointe will then be required to have testing done by a medical professional before proceeding.
Hip Hop is a street style dance that is forever evolving. This high energy class consists of rhythm & groove, and involves a lot of self expression. This class is a lot of fun for both boys and girls!
Select dancers are invited into a team or troupe based on their hard work, attitude, commitment, dedication, parent support, attendance, improvement, application of corrections, and team work.
Additional commitment is required, and those mentally and physically ready for these classes will be contacted. Teams are in both the development and the competitive streams.
3 to 6yrs
A perfect introduction to dance for little ones! This combo class incorporates ballet and jazz dance fundamentals of technique, terminology, combinations, rhythms and steps. Our focus is to give our little dancers the best introduction to their dance education while having lots of fun! We have changed this class in 2018 to incorporate just 2 dance styles to allow us to give these little dancers even more knowledge and coordination challenges within this fun class.
Flexibility & Contortion
Open to all
This class is perfect for those who want to focus on improving their neck, shoulder, back and leg flexibility. Classes are built into the competitive acro students timetable, but we also have a Friday evening class which is open to everyone!
Split into levels
This class is perfect for those who LOVE to tumble! Classes will be focused on aerials and back handsprings, but cover a wide variety of tumbling skills, helping students to perfect their technique and achieve lots of new exciting tricks!!