Class Descriptions

 

See Our Pre- School page for classes relating to children age 2 - 5yrs. 

 

CLASSICAL BALLET (RAD)

Prep and above Classical ballet is the basis of all dance forms, it is a beautiful and highly technical art.  The Academy has a strong focus on classical ballet training and aims to impart a strong technical foundation with quality classical training.    Students experience the beauty and elegance of the classical technique in a positive and nurturing environment. Once students are at the correct age all classes work towards exams which progress over the years and can lead towards a teaching certificate and audition preparation for full time dance training. At the Academy we use the RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) Syllabus.

CLASSICAL EXTENSION PROGRAM (Vaganova)

A class based on the Russian Vaganova system of training for students who are at a level required for rather extension of their ballet training.  Open to students both within Academy of Dance Victoria and other dance schools.  See our separate information page. 

 

JAZZ

A great class for intermediate and senior students with current music and a focus on commercial dance as seen inlive performances, concerts and television.    Also incorporating leaps, turns, simple acrobatics and routines.

 

TAP 

School age and above. Tap dance develops children's sense of rhythm and musicality as well as being great fun!  Classes incorporate both old style and current style tap - from slow tap to up beat street tap!

 

HIP HOP
Hip Hop classes are a fast dynamic class in line with the current hip hop style as seen on tv.

 

SONG & DANCE

For all the pop stars in the making.  The class is a mixture of both pop and musical theatre style singing & performance.  Students learn basic singing technique, then routines with dance incorporated to accompany the singing.  It is a requirement that students who take Song & Dance classes must also take either a Jazz or ballet classes in conjunction with song & dance. Students are not taught 'to dance' in this class - and are expected to be receiving their dance training in another class to compliment the singing training and performance items.

 

STRETCH & FLEXIBILITY CLASS - LEAPS AND TURNS CLASSES

Dancing requires a student to increase their flexibility.  This class works on increasing the young dancers strength and flexibility through specialised stretching. The second half of the class focus's on students leaps and turns and enhancing their technique in this area.  This is also a popular class for calisthenics students.

 

ACROBATICS

Acrobatic classes work on floor acrobatic skills, starting with the basics and working up to advanced level acrobatic skills.

 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary is an expressive dance style that combines elements of several dance genres including classical ballet, modern, lyrical and Jazz.  Contemporary students need a foundation in classical training.

MUSICAL THEATRE

A fantastic class for all those with a love of drama and dance.  Based on the wonderful world of musical theatre with a strong focus on singing combined with drama and dance.  Students need to be taking a dance class to be eligible for the Musical Theatre class.

VCE VET DANCE

Now taking expressions of interest for our 2020 VCE VET Dance program

ACTING/DRAMA

For all those drama kings and queens out there, this class is for you!  Focusing on acting techniques for stage and screen this class also helps build confidence and self esteem.

PRIVATE SINGING SCHOOL

We offer a fantastic singing school program.  Students have one on one singing lessons 30 minutes in length and take part in both casual and formal singing school performances.   End of term free concerts, a mid year cabaret performance in a theatre restaurant setting and the chance to take AMEB singing exams in musical theatre.  Students develop healthy singing technique and can train in musical theatre, classical or pop styles.  Contact us at advreception@bigpond.com for more information.

INDUSTRY TEAMS & PERFORMANCE GROUPS

Academy of Dance Victoria offers industry teams for students who are keen to enter the pre-professional world of dance, film and theatre or those wishing to take part in dance competitions.   The group perform at various events around Australia including both corporate, community and television events.  They are also involved in troupe competitions throughout the year.   There are set class requirements for team members and a high level of commitment.  

PRIVATE COACHING

Offered weekly or fortnightly for students to receive one on one attention for students who wish to have more attention focussed on enhancing technique, for competition solos, VCE dance, to learn new skills or prepare for auditions.  Academy of Dance Victoria students compete at Competitions around Victoria very successfully.

 

CONTACT US

Telephone: 0425 353 600

Email: academyofdance@bigpond.com

 

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