Our ballet classes range from our babyballet Peakhurst program for dancers 6months to 6yrs of age, to recreational classes for any age to our newly introduced Vaganova style ballet syllabus allowing students to progress through formal examinations.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body with a focus on technique. Contemporary dance combines the strong and controlled legwork of ballet with unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction. It is also a style that elements of acro skills can be developed and transferred into dance.
Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps. In a jazz class the dancers learn combinations that can be combined into a routine for our end of year showcase. It is a wonderful high energy class to get a well rounded variety of dance steps.
Lyrical is a beautiful and fluid dance form that combines the techniques of jazz, contemporary and ballet. Lyrical dance encourages students to express and reflect on the lyrics within a song and tell a story. This style is a great accompaniment to ballet classes as it teaches students how to use ballet techniques to extract meaning and emotion from dances.
Leaps, Turns, Kicks
Regardless of the style of dance, leap, turn and kick techniques are always needed and require strength and skill to perfect. This class provides students with the opportunity to develop these skills in an intense focused weekly class to ensure that they are progressing and improving in these high level skills.
Acro Skills & Tricks
Acrobatics is regularly used in the dance industry. It is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. This class teaches acro skills and tricks and includes safe and structured flexibility training.
Musical Theatre class teaches students character exploration. They will be taught how to act out a character whilst performing a dance routine. They will also learn to sharpen their dance skills so that students can land dance roles in community and school theatre productions and ultimately prepare them for a professional career if that is something they aspire to attain.
Strength and Conditioning
This is vital to create a healthy dancer. This class ensures stamina, strength and flexibility are developed in a safe and friendly environment to enhance student’s dance training.