Senior & Advanced Programs

Senior: Year 7-9  |  Advanced: Year 10-12 

In a class size of 8-18 students, our dancers enjoy a two hour lesson twice per week. 

The four hour Core Program trains our dancers in classical technique, taught with attention to beautiful placement and alignment, musicality and performance artistry. 

 

Lyrical & Contemporary styles are also incorporated into the core program, along with National Character Dance (Russian based technique) along with the underpinning  core strength & flexibility required of all dancers. 

Students work towards set goals each term and take part in a formal assessment in August each year.  At the senior standard, our dancers will perform five beautifully choreographed dance pieces onstage, including repertoire from ballets including Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, and Nutcracker. 

 

At the Advanced level, we nurture and prepare our students to have the confidence and skills to perform solo roles with poise and finesse.

 

For those enrolled in the core program, additional weekly classes of Jazz, Tap, Acro and Hip Hop are also available. 

Students at this level may also  apply for additional training in our Extension program preparing students to achieve international standard classical ballet exams with the Ballet Conservatoire. 

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