Fairy Ballet 2-4 years
Fairy Ballet is ideal for those kids who love to dress up like fairies and learn the foundations of basic ballet technique in a fun and encouraging environment. Students will also be taught coordination, rhythm & listening skills through games, song & simple creative tasks.
NB: Fairies - From a mythical being of folklore and romance usually having diminutive human form and magic powers: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairy
Fairies are non-gendered.
Lil Groovers 2-4 years
This class is ideal for kids who love to move & dance to fun, upbeat music. The class is designed to develop skills in rhythm, coordination, balance & more through games, basic exercises, song & mini dance routines. It is encouraged that parents stay out of the studio so kids learn to focus & understand instruction from their teacher, however it may take 1 or 2 lessons to settle them in!
Junior Jazz 5-6 years
For 4 -6yr olds this class will develop strength, balance & musicality. Perfect for junior aspiring Jazz and Lyrical dancers.
Lil Breakers 5-6 years
Our Lil Breakers class is the perfect introduction to all mini hiphop dancers!
Junior Song and Dance 5-6 years
Junior Song and Dance combines movement and voice, and is a perfect introduction to Musical Theatre.
Pre-Ballet 5-6 years
For aspiring ballet dancers, this class will build the strength, coordination, musicality and focus required for ballet classes.
Our Acro classes are physically demanding and designed to build students strength, flexibilty and balance in order to compliment students' existing dance vocabulary . Although modifications will be offered for all new skills, we require students to be in good physical condition to participate.
This is a program that includes 2 x 1hr sessions back to back. Students will have singing, acting and dancing that will combine together and explore performance tools. This is a fun and interactive program and students will work on a combined performance piece.
Acting for the Stage - NEW
The Acting for the Stage program is an hour long weekly class- with the main focus being the development of the student as an artist and storyteller! What do they want to say and how do they want to say it? We’ll begin with drama games, move into structured improvisations and then maybe start exploring text. This class will adapt to the students abilities. If they’re a dancer- we can explore acting though movement. If they love to sing we can learn how to convey emotion and discover truth in the song. If they write we can look at developing their skills for performance. Classes will be inspired by methodologies such as Meisner, Clown (Gaulier), Chekhov & Theatresports. Drama classes are for every child- the shy become confident, the anxious feel calm and the loud learn to listen. But most importantly they are lots and lots of fun!
Lyrical combines the principles of ballet, jazz & contemporary dance. It is an emotive dance style and can often use the lyrics of the music as inspiration to express emotion & gesture.
Hip Hop refers to urban street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop or rap music. Our Hip Hop students will learn skills like body isolations, locking and popping that are often seen in music videos. This class is a great complimentary style to our Breakin' classes.
Ballet is an artistic dance form using precise and highly formalised set steps and gestures. It incorporates the technical foundations for many other dance styles and is often performed to a classical soundtrack. Ballet is excellent for improving flexibility, coordination, grace & strength!
Jazz & Jazz Technique
Jazz is often used in musical theatre, commercials & video clips. Jazz involves pirouettes, jumps & leaps & takes some technique from ballet.
Tap is percussive footwork making rhythmic patterns on the floor, turning your feet into an instrument, each part of your foot makes a different sound.
Creative Movement for Well-being - NEW
Creative Movement for Well-being sessions, facilitated by Kylie Miro (accomplished dance teacher and 2nd year, Master of Creative Arts Therapy student, University of Melbourne) aims to use creativity and movement to support the physical and emotional well-being needs of the students. Classes aim to provide a supportive and safe environment focusing on connection, play and expression through meditation and movement techniques. An opportunity for students to learn self-care tools and strategies through fun dance and art activities.
* At The Space we are very passionate about supporting children through this difficult time and this new session aims to enable them, overtime to alleviate their stresses through creativity. (No movement experience is required)
Our Breakin' classes consists of intricate footwork, locking, popping, isolations, spins & freezes. It utilises the core & upper body strength and is a fantastic complimentary style to our Hip Hop classes.
House Dance - NEW
Contemporary is an abstract & physical dance form creating unique shapes & interesting movement patterns. Dancers learn how to jump, turn and roll in and out of the floor in a fun environment that encourages personal interpretation.
Boys Hip Hop
A fun and interactive class designed for boys who will learn Hip Hop techniques, moves, rhythms and energetic routines.
Contemporary Youth Dance Group (16 - 20yrs) - NEW
Contemporary Youth Dance Group (16-20) is an opportunity for young contemporary dancers wanting to continue their passion in dance while working towards a performance piece. This course focuses on strengthening their contemporary and ballet training while developing
choreographic and improvisation skills. We aim to create a supportive environment to allow for collaborative work amongst dancers and choreographer, sharing a passion for dance and learning a high quality performance piece.
Lead by Kylie Miro a Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance VCA University of Melbourne graduate.
-Two hour a week commitment (Thursday 6:30-8:30pm)
-Contemporary and ballet training is expected
-No auditions required
-Commitment is important due to the performance aspect
OUTCOME - Choreograph a work on the dancers to perform.
- Dancers choreograph their own work under the guidance of the teacher.
- Strengthen contemporary dance skills.
- Learn choreography and improvisation skills.