In2dance Classes

Dance education has many benefits. It exercises the body and the mind, it benefits the muscles, and creates a love of movement.

Please select your child’s age for class availability…

3-4 Years

Twinkles (3 years)

30 mins

Fast moving classes with a large spectrum of pre-dance movement covered, and imagination being encouraged.
In Twinkles, action mimes and nursery rhymes appear throughout. Twinkles class certainly has our toes and eyes twinkling.

 

Jazz Ballet and Tap - 40 mins combo

In Sparkles, wands, clouds, marching bands and action mimes all appear at various classes. Plies, pointy toes and plenty of prettiness! Our sparkles class has been sprinkled with fairyland magic! Listening skills, gross motor skills, rhythm and musicality are all areas we cover.

Prep

Prep

Jazz/Tap - 40 mins combo

Ballet - 40 mins

Our prep class is designed to be fast moving, covering the basics of posture, musicality, technical skills, and offering some funkier jazz moves to music they love. The introduction to tap gives our prep children a great intro to rhythm and timing.

Our prep program maintains the fun of "Sparkle" class while encouraging self discipline, dancing safely with our friends, and step variety.

 

Grade 1-2

Jazz/Tap

Pre-Primary Jazz/Tap - 40 mins combo (Grade 1)

Test 1 Jazz/Tap - 60 mins combo (Grade 2)

Our littlies classes combine both jazz and tap into one class. Both jazz and tap fall into the theatrical style of dancing. They are both highly performance orientated. The musicality of tap compliments the funky style of jazz to produce a great all-round performer.

At this age we introduce elements of traditional jazz technique, and combinations that enable children to improve fine and gross motor skills and develop spatial awareness, listening and social skills, co-ordination, and self expression, to all kinds of music that kids enjoy.

 

Ballet

Pre-Primary Ballet - 40 mins (Grade 1)

Primary Ballet - 40 mins (Grade 2)

Pre-Primary and Primary introduce students to new steps and techniques, using floor, centre and traveling exercises and step combinations. Students begin to develop body and spatial awareness, coordination, posture and balance.

A range of music, props and movement are used to encourage creativity, musicality and expression. In these grades children are also introduced to the foundation of classical ballet terminology. The foundations taught in these classes prepare students for a successful transition into higher ballet grades.

Grade 3-6

Ballet

Once or Twice a Week

For recreational students who wish to enjoy the beauty and benefits of ballet, we offer a 40 min class weekly. For those seeking more challenging work towards a deeper understanding of ballet, we offer a 2 class per week program.

In our younger grades, barre work, and more complex centre exercises are introduced to develop a strong technical foundation. Focus is on posture, grace, coordination and control, and presentation skills.

 

Lyrical + Stretch and Strengthen

60 mins Combo

Lyrical blends the grace and technique of ballet with the expression and freedom of jazz,enabling students to gain fluidity, flexibility, and control while encouraging expression of emotion musical interpretation.

Stretch and strengthen develops and maintains flexibility and core muscle strength,and increase circulation and warm muscles to prevent injuries and develop healthier and happier bodies. Suitable for dancers and athletes.

 

Jazz

All jazz classes - 40 mins

Our jazz classes blend elements of traditional jazz technique (isolations, flexibility, footwork, turns, leaps etc) with use of funk, commercial and modern dance styles to all kinds of music that kids enjoy. For technical elements we use the ATOD syllabi. During these grades, focus is on increasing flexibility, strength and control, and expression.

 

Tap

All tap classes - 40 mins

Students wear metal plated tap shoes and learn a rhythmical style of dance combining steps to music both old and new. We teach both freestyle tap focusing on timing, light and shade, rhythm and performance style, as well as technical elements using the Glenn Wood syllabi.

 

Hip Hop

All hip hop classes - 40 mins

The newest style of dance, to the latest music! Think of groups like Justice Crew! Popping, krumping, locking... It all happens in hip hop! For progressive technical elements we use the ATOD syllabi.

Grade 7-12

Jazz

Our jazz classes blend elements of traditional jazz technique (isolations, flexibility, footwork, turns, leaps etc) with use of funk, commercial and modern dance styles to all kinds of music that kids enjoy. In our senior jazz classes, students explore various fields within the genre of jazz, including lyrical, musical theatre, funk, and cabaret.

 

Lyrical/Contemporary

Lyrical blends the grace and technique of ballet with the expression and freedom of jazz. In senior lyrical classes, students continue to develop their technique while learning more complex steps. Contemporary is explored, using the ATOD syllabi for technical elements. Contemporary focuses on the natural line of the body, and incorporates body isolations and geometric shapes.

 

Stretch and Strengthen

In stretch and strengthen emphasis is on developing and maintaining flexibility and core muscle strength, to help prevent injuries, increase posture, and develop healthier and happier bodies by increasing circulation and warm muscles.

 

Ballet

Once or Twice weekly

For recreational students who wish to enjoy the beauty and benefits of ballet, we offer a 40 min class weekly. For those seeking more challenging work towards a deeper understanding of ballet, we offer a 2 class per week program.

At this level, students are encouraged to attend ballet twice weekly. They are continuing to further strengthen their technique, grace, core strength, precision and artistry. Higher Grade or Vocational examinations are optional at this level.

 

Tap

Students wear metal plated tap shoes and learn a rhythmical style of dance combining steps to music both old and new. We teach both freestyle tap focusing on timing, light and shade, rhythm and performance style, as well as technical elements using the Glenn Wood syllabi.

 

Hip Hop

The newest style of dance, to the latest music! Think of groups like Justice Crew! Popping, krumping, locking... It all happens in hip hop! For progressive technical elements we use the ATOD syllabi.

For further information about classes and enrolment, please visit the Homepage and fill out an Enrolment Enquiry

Exams

Examinations are optional, and are available for students from Pre-primary jazz/tap and pre-primary ballet and above. To undertake ballet exams, students must attend 2 classes per week, in order to cover the full syllabus content.

We aim to teach a broad range of dance styles so students learn to enjoy dance and experience a wide variety of movements, but we have chosen the RAD and ATOD methods for ballet exams, ATOD method for jazz, hip hop and contemporary exams, and the Glenn Wood method for tap exams.

Uniform

Most students feel comfortable if they look similar to the rest of the class. This gives them a sense of belonging to a group and feeling like dancers in their outfits.

The Dancers Wearhouse has a list of all your dance wear requirements. Dancers Wearhouse is located adjacent to the studio in Atherton. It is open Monday- Thursday 3.30-5pm during school terms.