Twinkle stars is our ‘Mummy/Daddy and Me’ welcome to all our future stars. Classes develop in children from a very young age a sense of musicality, body awareness, vocal development, interaction with peers and a sense of focus and following directions. Classes are interactive with parents and incorporate a range or props which engage young children while they experience patterns, beats, mime, song, improvisation and dance and musical terms in a creative and entertaining environment. Parents and children are able to discover the world of Performing Arts together and prepare them for the exciting road ahead …
WHAT WE TEACH
"Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it."
Creative Movement is an introduction to all types of Dance. Starting at three years, students experience the basics of ballet and other techniques in a fun and imaginative environment. Children practice to focus in a group learning situation and understand respect and classroom etiquette while exploring movement and the joys of music and dance. Parents are invited along this wonderous journey as their child explores their own passion and physical capabilities. The emphasis is on nurturing this love and building the basics for future dance.
We teach the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus – a world renowned organisation that offers professional coaching and excellent technique. (www.rad.org.au) Ballet students are invited to sit exams that not only lead to professional levels but are accredited with the Board of Education and contribute to Senior School Certificates. We offer all grades from Pre-Primary to Vocational level. Students are able to compete in our very successful eisteddfod groups or in solo sections. Our students have been accepted into Professional positions, the Dance School of Excellence, Ballet Theatre of Queensland, the Queensland Ballet Junior extension programme and the Australian Ballet Junior training programme. Our teachers are highly trained and offer excellent coaching while fostering the joy of classical dance.
Hip Hop is a very popular dance style that appeals to many students – especially boys who can learn to break dance and pop and perform great party tricks to contemporary music. Our teachers are leaders in their field and provide expert and inspiring tuition to the next generation.
We offer Jazz ballet classes which are up tempo movements to popular music. We have an emphasis on developing jazz technique and flexibility while encouraging musicality and fitness. Jazz is a fun, expressive form of dance and introduces hip hop and other styles in an enjoyable and social class. We offer eisteddfod work in Jazz and past students have gone on to many professional courses and jobs and enjoyed much success with a solid, technical background.
Contemporary Dance is an expressive and dynamic dance style that draws upon strong Ballet technique. We offer classes for all ages and students find it a very enjoyable and imaginative style. Past students have gone on to dance Professionally and receive awards for both Contemporary Dance and choreography.
Our tap classes are very popular and incorporate traditional Tap techniques and contemporary styles. Our tappers do very well, often achieving Overall Tap aggregates and awards at eisteddfod level due to their high level of technique, fitness and entertainment value. As with all ours styles, our tappers have enjoyed much success in the Professional arena. It is a great dance form and a great way to enjoy dance while obtaining impressive skills.
We are registered with An Coimisiun – the international governing body of Irish Dancing. (www.aidainc.com) Professional teachers who are also International Adjudicators offer high levels of traditional Irish dancing technique and develop great levels of fitness, musicality and strength through a wonderful dance form set to toe tapping traditional Irish music. Students can enter competitions on a Local, National and International level. Beginners have access to competitions through our pool of Team costumes purchased through fundraising.
We have enjoyed much success with many State Championship titles in both solo and Ceili events and wonderful National results including National Titles. However, our emphasis in class is on learning a challenging art form, reaching incredible fitness levels and offering a view into an exciting culture.
SINGING AND ACTING
Students are trained in drama and stage techniques and are coached by professional singers and actors to apply all their skills to developing vocal techniques, prepare for auditions and become well rounded performers. Solo lessons are available where one on one coaching gives students a wonderful kick start into the Performing Arts.