THE ACADEMY

 

For children 8 years and upwards, The Academy provides a broad range of dance styles.

While more traditional in approach, our focus on holistic learning and teaching the mind, body and craft remains carefully cultivated. Classes are created in line with well-established and researched methods where psychological and physiological safety is a priority.

DANCE STYLES

Core Foundational styles

BALLET

Classical Ballet is the foundation of many dance styles and provides understanding of posture, alignment, line and grace while building strength and artistry. DanceArts follows the Australian Teachers of Dance syllabus and therefore progresses systematically with examinations offered for interested Academy students.

UNIFORM INFO

Studio 7 Wide Strap leotard, pink ballet tights and ballet shoes. Hair is required to be in a bun. Wrap chiffon skirt in corresponding leotard colour compulsory for Levels One, Two and Three and optional for Levels Four and above.

Level One – Dark Purple
Level Two and Three – Cornflower Blue
Level Four and Five – Jacaranda
Level Six and Seven – Navy
Level Eight, Nine and Ten – Black


DanceArts students are required to wear a uniform as it promotes the correct mindset for class, ensures the safety of movement and ensures all students feel equal in terms of attire. The uniform is available at the Welcome Desk.

JAZZ

Fast paced, athletic and high intensity, jazz is a modern style danced to current music. It develops stamina, flexibility and encourages confidence. Classes include a variety of strength and technical activities using a variety of kicks, turns, jumps and isolations and progress from short to long dance combinations.

UNIFORM INFO

Studio 7 Wide Strap leotard or DanceArts singlet. Black leggings (3/4 or full length), plain black bike shorts or DanceArts shorts. Black slip-on jazz shoes. Tan stockings are required if wearing shorts. Hair is required to be pulled off the face in a ponytail or bun.

Level One – Dark Purple
Level Two and Three – Cornflower
BlueLevel Four and Five  – Jacaranda
Level Six and Seven – Navy
Level Eight, Nine and Ten – Black


DanceArts students are required to wear a uniform as it promotes the correct mindset for class, ensures the safety of movement and ensures all students feel equal in terms of attire. The uniform is available at the Welcome Desk.

TAP

Tap dance teaches rhythm and coordination in a way no other dance style can. It is challenging and develops musicality and provides a great sense of achievement.

UNIFORM INFO

Studio 7 Wide Strap leotard or DanceArts singlet. Black leggings (3/4 or full length), plain black bike shorts or DanceArts shorts. Caramel or Black tap shoes. Tan stockings are required if wearing shorts. Hair is required to be pulled off the face in a ponytail or bun.

Level One – Dark Purple
Level Two and Three – Cornflower
BlueLevel Four and Five  – Jacaranda
Level Six and Seven – Navy
Level Eight, Nine and Ten – Black


DanceArts students are required to wear a uniform as it promotes the correct mindset for class, ensures the safety of movement and ensures all students feel equal in terms of attire. The uniform is available at the Welcome Desk.

Boys Hip Hop and Dance

Our Boys Hip Hop & Dance class is for boys aged 8 years + who love music and physical activity. We combine basic Hip Hop & Dance moves in an age appropriate manner, perfect for beginners also. Classes are fun yet structured and the students enjoy the camaraderie of being part of their own “tribe” of boys. Additionally, boys are welcome in any of our dance classes.

UNIFORM INFO

DanceArts ‘Baseball’ top or DanceArts singlet. Black tracksuit pants or black shorts. Sneakers (must have a white sole)


DanceArts students are required to wear a uniform as it promotes the correct mindset for class, ensures the safety of movement and ensures all students feel equal in terms of attire. The uniform is available at the Welcome Desk.

DANCE STYLES

Elective styles

Students enrolled in an Elective style must also be enrolled in at least one Core foundation style.

CONTEMPORARY

Sometimes referred to as ‘lyrical’, Contemporary requires the strength and alignment developed in Classical Ballet, while simultaneously creating its own ‘rules’ resulting in freedom, expression and creative opportunities.  Classes involve floor work, centre exercises and combinations from the corner.

UNIFORM INFO

Studio 7 Wide Strap leotard, black leggings (3/4 or full length), bare feet, or foot thongs. Hair is required to be pulled off the face in a ponytail or bun.

Level One – Dark Purple
Level Two and Three – Cornflower Blue
Level Four and Five – Jacaranda
Level Six and Seven – Navy
Level Eight, Nine and Ten – Black


DanceArts students are required to wear a uniform as it promotes the correct mindset for class, ensures the safety of movement and ensures all students feel equal in terms of attire. The uniform is available at the Welcome Desk.

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is one of our most popular styles, and is a forever evolving genre. A high energy class, students are taught many variants including popping, locking, waving, street and funk. Students are also encouraged to inject their own personality and attitude into their classes.

UNIFORM INFO

DanceArts ‘Baseball’ top or DanceArts singlet. Black leggings (3/4 or full length), plain black bike shorts, black tracksuit pants, black shorts. Sneakers (must have a white sole)


DanceArts students are required to wear a uniform as it promotes the correct mindset for class, ensures the safety of movement and ensures all students feel equal in terms of attire. The uniform is available at the Welcome Desk.

ACRO

Our Acro classes teach tumbling and acrobatics as they relate to dance. Focusing on five areas (Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling) students learn to master cartwheels, handstands, walkovers to name a few. 

UNIFORM INFO

Studio 7 Wide Strap leotard or DanceArts singlet (with leotard underneath). Black leggings (3/4 or full length), plain black bike shorts or DanceArts shorts. Bare feet. Hair is preferred in a braid or side plaits where possible due to rolling and tumbling.


DanceArts students are required to wear a uniform as it promotes the correct mindset for class, ensures the safety of movement and ensures all students feel equal in terms of attire. The uniform is available at the Welcome Desk.

We move your heart through our community of care and kindness. Focusing on the mind, body and craft, our passion is helping our students flourish and thrive.

Our FEES

Fees are calculated based on the total number of hours per week and are based on a ten week term.

 

Total Weekly Class duration

30mins

$120

45mins

$160

60mins / 1hr

$200

1.5hr

$260

2hr

$295

3hr

$370

4hr

$460

5hr

$575

6hr

$690

Unlimited

$690

Costumes, holiday workshops and special events are payable separately.  |  New students are welcome to join mid-term if vacancies exist and fees will be pro-rated.
Our Payment Terms and Conditions accompany your invoice received on full enrolment and can be requested at any time by contacting us.

Performance

Opportunities 

Academy students and teachers love what they do and are grateful for opportunities to dance with and for others, through many performance opportunities. These include performing in the Adelaide Fringe, Candance (annual cancer research fundraiser), The Village Christmas pageant and our own Musical productions.

Students and staff agree however that the highlight of the year is our annual Academy Performance. Purposely scheduled in September to avoid inevitable conflicts with school events in Term 4, the production is staged in a professional theatre within the beautiful Barossa Valley, 50 minutes from our studios. Families delight in ‘making a weekend’ of it, and students enjoy sharing their love of dance with each other and those they love.

EXAMS

Examinations are offered to our Classical Ballet students through the Australian Teachers of Dance system of training.

Whilst not compulsory, they provide a goal to work towards and provide valuable feedback to the students.

Students in Level 1 require one lesson per week, with Students in Level 2 and above are required to attend two lessons per week.

Examinations are conducted at the DanceArts studios generally in June or July of each year.

DanceStep

DanceArts was the founding school of the DanceStep program which is now offered to more than 300 studios worldwide. DanceStep is a formalised and progressive Dance Student Teacher Education Program which empowers students to serve as role models, grow as leaders and care for others in our dance studio community. DanceStep offers students from ten years of age the opportunity to assist in classes whilst completing online theory modules.

Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and self-esteem, have learnt patience, empathy, communication skills and how to take initiative in different situations. These ‘soft skills’ (or employability skills) are sought after in the workforce. Parents of DanceStep students are grateful for the opportunity to learn and develop skills in our supported studio environment.

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