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Children’s Classes

We are thrilled to announce the return of face to face classes for the remainder of the year.

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Preps AcroDance

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.

  • School Year Prep
  • Monday 4:15-5:00pm
  • Castlefield Community Centre

Preps Combo Class

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

  • School Year Prep
  • Friday 4:15-5:15pm
  • Hampton Community Centre

Preps Musical Theatre 

Starting term 2!

  • School Year Prep
  • Saturday 10:15-11:00am
  • Hampton Community Centre

Creative Ballet

Learn the basics of ballet while exploring choreographic elements in a safe, nurturing environment without the hassle and stress of exams and competitions.

Ballet doesn’t have to be stressful and focused on gold medals and top exam results. While that is perfect for some, there are others that just want to learn some technical skills, reap the physical benefits and have fun!

If you fit into this category, then Creative Ballet is for you!

Students learn basic ballet technique appropriate to their age and development and inspire their creative side by learning how to choreograph their own dances. This gives them ownership over their work and teaches them how to be an effective team member.

Ballet classes are a great way to get fit and are guaranteed to strengthen and condition your body. You will improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, posture, balance and coordination.

Classes consist of cardio vascular warm up, barre and center work, combinations across the floor, stretching and cool down. A routine or phrase will be learnt and performed at the end of the term. While there will be an element of focus on correct technique, this class is about making ballet accessible to everyone, no matter what your skill level.

The goal is to develop dancers who move with expression, grace and feeling.

Alanna is a VIT registered teacher who is experienced in working with children from 18months up to mature adults and understands that even when it comes to learning dance it is not a one size fits all category. Everyone learns in their own unique way and that should be celebrated and embraced.

Mini 

  • School Year 1 – 3 
  • Tuesday 4:30-5:15pm
  • Hampton Community Centre 

 

Junior/Inter

  • School Year 4 – 6/7 – 9
  • Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
  • Hampton Community Centre 

Jazz

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.

Mini Jazz

  • School Year 1 – 3
  • Wednesday 4:15-5:00pm 
  • Castlefield Community Centre 

 

Junior Jazz

  • School Year 4 – 6
  • Wednesday 5:00-5:45pm 
  • Castlefield Community Centre 

 

Intermediate Jazz

  • School Year 7 – 9 
  • Wednesday 5:45-6:45pm 
  • Castlefield Community Centre 

 

Tap

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! 

Tap dance classes are great for the developing brain.

Mini Tap

  • School Year 1 – 3
  • Tuesday 4:00 – 4:30pm
  • Hampton Community Centre 

Junior/Intermediate 

  • School year 4-6/7-9
  • Saturday 1:00-1:30pm
  • Hampton Community Centre 

Acro

Acro classes are fun and energetic while developing flexibility, strength, control, stamina and focus.  Classes are taught by skilled professionals 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. 

Acro : Blue Group

(Preps)

School Year PREP
Monday 4:15 – 5:00pm
Castlefield Community Centre 

Will learn to:

– cartwheel

– improve strength for handstands

– forward roll

– improve bridge from floor

Acro : Purple Group

(Intermediate Beginners)

School Year 1 – 6
Monday 5:00 – 5:45pm
Castlefield Community Centre

Must have:

– strong cartwheel

– improve strength for handstands

– forward roll

– improve bridge from floor

Acro : Red Group

(Advanced Beginners)

School Year 1 – 6
Monday 5:45 – 6:45pm
Castlefield Community Centre

Must have:

–  strong cartwheel

–  controlled handstand

–  forward roll

–  bridge from floor unassisted

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.

Mini Musical Theatre 

  • School Year 1 – 3
  • Saturday 11:00-11:45am
  • Hampton Community Centre 

 

Junior Musical Theatre

  • School Year 4 – 6
  • Saturday 12:00-1:00pm 
  • Hampton Community Centre 

 

Intermediate Musical Theatre

  • School Year 7 – 9 
  • Saturday 1:30-3:00pm 
  • Hampton Community Centre 

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. 

Mini 

  • School Year 1 – 3 
  • Monday 4:30-5:15pm
  • Hampton Uniting Church

Junior

  • School Year  4 – 6
  • Monday 5:15 – 6:00pm
  • Hampton Uniting Church

Lyrical

Lyrical dance combines Ballet, Jazz and contemporary dance techniques. This style teaches younger children how to listen to music and interpret and demonstrate emotion using their face and body.

Classes begin with a ballet inspired warm up and stretch incorporating some jazz movements. Then we progress to some exercises to teach young dancers about weight transfer, turns and jumps.

Mini 

  • School Year 1 – 3 
  • Thursday 4:30-5:15pm
  • Highett Neighbourhood Community House 

 

Junior

  • School Year 4 – 6
  • Thursday 5:15 -6:00pm
  • Highett Neighbourhood Community House 

Speech and Drama

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.

Trinity College Examination Syllabus

*While ATADS do not offer dance examinations, we do offer Trinity College examinations in Drama and Musical Theatre.

Musical Theatre is one of the fastest growing areas of interest within the dramatic arts. The Trinity Musical Theatre Syllabus recognises this and supports development in musical theatre training internationally. The syllabus integrates well with other programmes and examinations in performance.

Grade examinations in Musical Theatre are available for solo, pair, and group work. The three disciplines that are examined in these syllabuses are singing, acting, and movement but, as is the nature of musical theatre, candidates need to demonstrate their ability in these skills through integrative performance.

The Musical Theatre Syllabus is available for all ages and levels from Grade 1 to Grade 8. Opportunities for young learners under the age of seven are provided by the Young Performers’ Certificate option.

Please refer to the Trinity College website for more information.

Private and semi-private lessons available. Contact Alanna for details today!