Classes We Offer
Your quest for the perfect Dance School can end right here. Our extensive list of classes includes many types of dance and singing at a variety of skill levels, so rest assured there’s an option that’s perfect for you.
Ballet, Contemporary, Hip hop, Jazz, Group Singing, Private singing, Auditioned Talent Group, Youth Performance Company, Preschool Combo, Primary Combo, School lunchtime and out of hours programs.
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Our Australian Borovansky based methodology, chosen for its expressive, approach, guides students through a sequential learning program. By Grade 2 we recommend 2 classes a week. An optional yearly assessment provides feedback for personal development. Youngsters enjoy ballet as part of their Combo classes from age 3. Talent students must take ballet as part of their training. Pre-elementary students can undertake point work following a physio check.
This class is a favorite among many of our students. Everyone loves the opportunity to explore the new dance moves taught to the latest music. Our amazing instructors make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class collaborative.
Danced to current lyrical pop music, students enjoy exploring themes through expressive movement. Full of falls, leaps, reaches, contortions and flips, this is an exciting full- bodied style of dance. Much of our Youth Performance Company choreography employs this style.
We offer private singing tuition and group lessons through our choirs and combo classes. Group classes entail a mix of music theatre and pop repertoire. Lessons begin with 'Vocal Gymnastics Games' to train pitch, sound formation and other aspects of technique. Some songs are choreographed while ballads are performed without added dance moves. Senior Choir students sing in 2 and 3 part harmony. They deliver spoken lines in our performances to develop their acting skills too. Private lessons offer a more personalised approach, helping students access their most relaxed, resonant voice with tailored exercises and carefully selected repertoire. Private students perform a solo or two in our yearly concert, often backed up by our choirs and may sit for AMEB exams if they wish.
I believe a unique confidence develops in our children who grow up singing solos comfortably for a theatre of hundreds. KAT
Our preschool classes offer a 2 year program for children in 3 year old and 4 year old kinder. Classes contain 20 minutes of teacher-led ballet followed by 20 minutes of Song and dance games. Children learn the beginning foundations of ballet, developing their co-ordination, strength, flexibility and balance. They learn to call ballet movements by the correct names and explore artistry and expression. Song and Dance games assist children in developing their vocal pitch and singing voice while characterising songs with acting and movement. Students learn about elements of music including dynamics, beat, rhythm and pitch. Classes make use of many props including parachutes, puppets, felt boards and scarves to help capture the imagination of children. A costume/ uniform is purchased at the start of the year and can be worn throughout the year and in the annual concert if the child wishes. If we don’t have a class at a time you can attend, round up a group of 6 friends and we will schedule one at a time of your choice. To thank you for your efforts you will learn for free!
Youth Performance Company
With entry by audition, our YPC for teens and Upper Primary talent groups are the perfect forum for avid dancers to perfect their skills. Our students represent our school in community events and compete in competitions. They grow in confidence with each performance and have regularly received top placings in State level competitions. Contact us if your child or teenager would like to be assessed for inclusion into one of our teams. Students are required to undertake 2 ballet classes weekly as well as their talent training.
As a fully trained, experienced and registered Primary and Secondary teacher, Katrina Post is well qualified to teach Co-curricular dance and music programs in schools, saving parents the challenges of transport to and from classes.
These groups are highly popular and often sell out. They perform at school events and in our Annual Concert, a fun highlight for all! Children are asked to commit for the year. It is possible, however, to transfer between groups if necessary.
At Alphington Primary School Junior Groups (Prep to Grade 2) run at lunchtime and Senior Groups, after school. Children can choose Ballet, Hip hop, Choir or private singing. They are collected at the start of lunch and are supervised while eating. They need to bring their lunch, drink bottle, Choir folder and specified dance shoes (see clothing list).
At St Anthony's School both Junior and Senior dance classes are held at lunchtime. Children come to the McKillop room after eating.
It is recommended that children in school dresses wear bike shorts and a singlet under their uniform for quick changing. 2 Student helpers from the senior groups assist with classes, collecting children who are missing, helping with toilet visits, shoelaces etc.
There is a free child collection service for APS children wishing to attend any after school classes at 7 ADAMS st (just a few doors up from the back of school campus). Ring Kat to book.
Combo classes (Preschool and Primary)
This class is a favorite among many of our younger students. Primary 90 minute Combo classes offer 30 minutes each of Ballet, Singing and Hip hop. Preschool Combo is 45 minutes long and includes 30 minutes of ballet and 15 minutes of song &dance.