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School Aged Programs (prep – grade 12)

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Prep Classes: grade prep at school in 2024

Preps Acro Dance

The preps acro class is a great introduction to acrobatics. Children work on strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and endurance through high energy game based exercises and activities and start to develop key acrobatic skills such as cartwheels, handstands, bridges (and further progressions of these skills).

Monday 4:00-4:45 

Preps Creative Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo Class (Term 1 ONLY)

The preps creative ballet/tap/jazz combo class is a wonderful introduction to the 3 different dance genres for those children who have Wednesday off in term 1 as they adapt to their new Prep routine. We do 20 minutes of each style (and tap shoes can be borrowed if students don’t have their own). This is a short 7 x week course for term 1 only. After this if children are wanting to continue with a class they can choose one of the after school Prep class options or Saturday class option.

Wednesday 9:00-10:00am

Preps Tap/Jazz Combo Class 

The preps combo class is a great introduction to both tap and jazz in the one lesson. 

We do have some tap shoes that can be borrowed for this class if your child doesn’t have their own. 

Let’s face it – it’s not as fun if you can’t make the noise!

Wednesday 4:00-4:45


Preps Creative Ballet

The preps creative ballet class is a wonderful introduction to ballet with a focus on creativity. Children will learn ballet technique and through movement will help to develop their physical stamina, body coordination, strength, flexibility, expression and musicality. Creativity is explored to broaden the imagination such as dancing to a certain theme or story. 

There are 2 x classes available: 

Thursday 4:00-4:45 Hampton Street Studio

Saturday 12:00-12:45 Hampton Community Centre 

Junior Classes: grade 1, 2, 3  
Inter Classes: grade 4, 5, 6 
Senior Classes: grade 7 -12 



Acro classes are fun and energetic while developing flexibility, strength, control, stamina and focus.  

Classes are taught by skilled professionals who are certified by renowned global syllabus Acrobatic Arts and great care is taken to ensure safety is adhered to at all times.  

Students will learn cartwheels, handstands, rolls, walkovers etc. 
The goal is to develop students who are confident in executing basic acrobatic techniques. 

As Acro is a skill based class there are some pre-requisites to be considered prior to enrolling in the class. 

This is for the safety of the student, so they are developing the appropriate skills in accordance to their physically ability:

Junior Foundation: Monday 4:50-5:50

Junior Advanced Foundation: Monday 4:50-5:50

Inter Foundation: Monday 5:55-6:55

Inter Advanced Foundation: Monday 5:55-6:55

Senior Acro Skills: Monday 7:00-8:00

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jnr adv fdt
int fdt
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pre senior skills

Creative Ballet

We utilise the Ballet Source curriculum which has its roots in the Royal Academy of Dance teaching method.

Junior : Thursday 4:50-5:35

Inter : Wednesday 4:50-5:35

Senior : Wednesday 6:45-7:45



Jazz Dance classes are great for fitness and loads of fun.

Classes begin with a cardio vascular warm up then onto technical aspects such as kicks, turns, jumps, leaps etc. 

Students will learn combinations and work towards a routine to perform at the end of the term. Lessons always conclude with a cool down.

Fun, energetic and artistic movement performed to popular age appropriate music. Improves coordination, posture, flexibility.

The goal is to develop dancers who are engaged, dynamic and passionate.

Junior : Tuesday 4:00-4:45

Inter : Tuesday 4:50-5:35

Senior : Wednesday 5:40-6:40


Tap classes are so much fun and a great way for developing  rhythm, musicality and stamina. 

Students will learn the fundamentals of tap dance along with terminology as well as rhythms, time steps, patterns, combos and routines!

We use the amazing TAPATAK OZ syllabus created by Christine Denny – one of the most respected tap educators in Australia!

Students inject their own creative moves within a solid tap structure. Combine hip hop, funk, blues, ragtime, a capella, modern dance and more.

Tap dance classes are great for the developing brain and to improve coordination and motor skills!

Junior : Wednesday 4:00-4:45

Inter : Wednesday 4:00-4:45

Senior : Wednesday 4:50-5:35

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes are a great way to introduce students to the wonderful world of Musical Theatre and build their confidence in the areas of singing, dancing and acting in a safe, inclusive environment. 

Students partake in a broad range of fun activities to build and extend their skills in acting, dancing, and singing and are taught vocal technique with a touch of theory including stage skills.

Classes commence with a vocal and physical warm up and we work on songs, scenes and choreography from an appropriate musical to perform at the end of year concert.

The goal is to develop confident performers who have an understanding and knowledge of the theatre and an appreciation of teamwork.

Junior : Saturday 10:30-11:30 (hampton community centre)

Inter : Saturday 10:30-11:30 (hampton community centre)

Senior : Thursday 4:50-5:50 (hampton street studio)

Hip Hop

Hip Hop classes are such a great way to keep fit and active!
This is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing. 

Classes encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. 

This high energy class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move, so no dance experience is required. 

Junior : Tuesday 4:00-4:45

Inter : Tuesday 4:50-5:35

Senior : Wednesday 5:40-6:40

Boys Only Hip Hop * New class in 2024

Junior/Inter : Thursday 4:00-4:45


*new class in 2024


Inter : Tuesday 5:40-6:25 

Speech and Drama Private and Semi Private Lessons

*While ATADS do not offer dance examinations, we do offer Trinity College examinations in Acting and Speaking.

Please refer to the Trinity College website for more information.



Private and semi-private lessons available. 

Contact Alanna for details today!