Cecchetti Classical Ballet
Classical ballet is the most important training technique used to assist in dance development. Classical ballet strengthens and improves technique and overall dance quality in all styles of dance. A student studying classical ballet will gain poise, grace, body alignment, flexibility, musicality, skill, discipline, creativity and confidence. Classical ballet requires discipline and commitment, but is extremely rewarding. Once a dancer has mastered this wonderful art, the dance options are endless.
Our jazz program is a mixture of many things that just keeps evolving – cabaret, musicals, film, video clips and ballet. Influences include: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bob Fosse & Michael Jackson. From Broadway to Hip Hop, just about anything is incorporated into jazz.
Hip-hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip-hop music that evolved from street/pop culture. The first dance associated with hip-hop was breakdancing. While breakdancing consists primarily of moves executed close to the ground, the majority of hip-hop moves are done standing up. Hip-hop is high energy and loads of fun.
Tap is back and cooler than ever with a new style, ‘street tap’. A new generation of tappers has emerged with Australia’s own Dein Perry taking it to a new level.
Contemporary dance pushes the boundaries of dance. It is a highly technical form, requiring alignment, balance, coordination, control, flexibility, strength and stamina. It can follow conventional rules or be completely ground-breaking. A strong background in classical is essential for this genre.
Stretch classes help to improve core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.
Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility, tricks and motor coordination. It also enhances the wonder and freedom of movement.
Exams are offered to students studying Cecchetti Classical ballet as well as Tap and Jazz according to the Southern Federation Of Dance syllabus. Exams generally occur in the middle of the year, they incur an extra fee and are not compulsory.