Tiny Dancers is a speciality dance program created specifically for young minds and bodies (ages 3-4 years).
This class is the perfect starting point for any tiny dancer. In this class, we teach the basic principles of dance with a focus on improving fundamental movement patterns such as body awareness, coordination, and balance, whilst also allowing space for freedom of movement, musicality, and creative expression. Children will learn basic ballet and jazz dance steps to work towards higher levels of dance. We encourage children to create and dance independently and within a team. As an optional extra, we work towards a short and sweet dance piece to perform at the end of the year for friends and family. This class runs for 30 minutes. Boys and girls welcome and no uniform required.
Entry Level - Intermediate/Advanced Levels
Precise, articulate and beautiful to watch - ballet has been a part of society and culture since the 19th century, and is still loved and adored by many. Characterised by light, graceful movement, classical ballet is one of the hardest yet most rewarding styles of dance to perfect. At Parnell School of Dance, our philosophy focuses heavily on a combination of classical technique and emotive creative expression using the ATOD classical ballet syllabus. The syllabus was upgraded and designed in 2002 by the Classical Ballet Core Committee. This Committee included well known Ballet Teachers and Examiners, including Graduates of The Australian Ballet School. Musical accompaniment is by leading pianist Gary Dionysius. Gary is Company Pianist for The Queensland Ballet.
Entry Level - Intermediate Levels
Though highly technical, jazz is a fun, upbeat and sassy style of dance often seen in pop music videos, music concerts, stage shows and broadway. At Parnell School of Dance we use the ATOD Jazz syllabus. “The Syllabus was created by the Jazz Moves Core Committee with the first 9 levels released in 2007. The Core Committee included Paul Malek, founder and artistic director of ‘Collaboration – The Project’. Paul is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, with extensive training in various genres of dance. His professional career has seen him travel the world as a performer, dance captain or rehearsal director for such companies as Disney, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Jean-Ann Ryan Productions and P&O Cruises.” (ATOD Website).
All ages. Suitable for new dancers, adult dancers, examination students, wedding dances.
Private coaching is a fantastic option for students who wish to excel in their chosen genre of dance. During a private lesson, dancers can expect to work on specific areas of syllabus, learn new choreography, improve general technique and apply corrections, and be taken through a dance-specific strength and conditioning program designed just for them.
We highly recommend students sitting examinations to attend at least one private lesson per term. For those students wishing to study dance at a professional or competitive level, we encourage fortnightly or monthly private lessons.