Every child develops in a way that is unique to them!
Academy of Dance provides dance programs from as young as 18 months old through to a vibrant adult dance program. We provide the full range of dance classes to suit you and your family.
ACRO DANCE PROGRAM
Following the Acrobatic Arts syllabus for Acrobatics. A professional curriculum for acrobatic dance. This program is designed to promote excellence in flexibility, strength, balance, limbering, tumbling, basic contortion and partnering for dancers.
Academy of Dance has a fresh approach to ballet whilst retaining all the discipline and technique of traditional ballet. We are delighted to introduce to our students the option to enhance their classical technique and ballet performance. We offer both recreational Ballet classes, examinations and competitions for those students who wish to join our competitive dance troupes.
We begin by offering the beautiful APDA ballet syllabus. (We may look into also offering the RAD syllabus in the future depending on teachers and certification.) Ballet is the most fundamental first stepping stone for any child who loves dance. We offer ballet from age 2.5 in the sparkles level through to senior ballet and point work.
HIP HOP PROGRAM
We use the popular Urban Ignition Hip Hop Curriculum to provide a basic foundation for our hip hop classes. The syllabus provides a technical base in Hip Hop with a strong style element and room for creative solo and crew choreography. Our Hip Hop classes range from absolute beginnner level to competitive levels. We welcome all levels and abilities. We regularly invite guest tutors Like Maddy Barnett, Becky Mcewan, and Jess Graham to come and host workshops and classes.
Jazz – At Academy of Dance we provide Jazz Dance under the Asia Pacific Dance Association (APDA) syllabus and also extension Jazz technique classes under the International Dance Technique ( IDT) syllabus.
The APDA is a fantastic and well loved syllabus that incorporates all elements of Jazz Dance including a fun musical theatre number, modern jazz pop style and also lyrical. It’s a perfect all round syllabus for all dancers. IDT is especially helpful for dancers wanting to extend their skills, turns, leaps, and extensions and perfect their flexibility.
We highly recommend those dancers who enjoy Jazz do a combination of both styles; and those who already do a syllabus jazz class elsewhere join the IDT classes with us to strengthen, extend and improve their leaps, turns and flexibility more rapidly.
ACTING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
We will be offering the APDA Tap syllabus. This will be an examination class, and we highly recommend taking tap in conjunction with either jazz or ballet.
MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM
Following the APDA syllabus for musical theatre with additional acting segments and vocal training, this is a combo class for kids who love to sing, dance AND act!