Backstage Dance Academy offers many styles of dance from 3 years to Adults.
Preschool Dance 3-5yrs
Children learn movement based activities including jumping, sliding, balancing and tumbling. Props like scarves and ribbons assist in the development of coordination, confidence and self-esteem. Creative dance promotes growth, self-expression and cognitive learning.
Performing Arts Program (5yrs and up)
These classes run for one hour and include 20mins of drama, 20mins of singing and 20mins of dance. These classes start from 5yrs and up. Children love these classes as they are fast paced and include all aspects of the Performing Arts.
Backstage Dance Academy teaches the Classical Ballet Syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance.
Classical Ballet puts great emphasis on the method and execution of movement. The foundation of Ballet consists of five basic positions, all performed with turnout. Students learn the names, meanings, and precise technique of each movement. Emphasis is put on building strength and flexibility. For more information on the R.A.D Syllabus, visit www.rad.org.au
Backstage Dance Academy teaches the Modern Jazz Syllabus from the Commonweath Society of Teachers of Dancing (C.S.T.D). This syllabus caters for children from 4 years up. Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. Jazz is a fun and energetic form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Jazz consists of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. For more information on the the C.S.T.D Syllabus, visit www.comdance.asn.com
Lyrical combines elements of Ballet, Modern and Jazz techniques. Dancers use the lyrics of a song or instrumental music to inspire them to do certain movements or show expression. The goal of a Lyrical dancer is to use gesture, facial expression, and controlled movements in order to execute their movements and emotions. Lyrical dance invloves articulation, line, weight, and movement qualities.
These classes are lots of fun and a great way to keep fit. Classes from 5yrs including boys classes.
Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It's a great way to keep fit and get those energy levels soaring!
These classes are lively, energetic and LOTS of fun! Jazz Funk is great for fitness, flexibilty and strength while Lyrical Jazz is great for improving technique, suppleness and musicality. Come along with some friends and try it out!