Classes


Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acro, Singing classes are available. Do one style or any combination for a discounted rate.

Ballet Australasia Limited offers exams for all four styles and Sydney North Dance has a history of excellent results, receiving the Senior Ballet Honours Points award on more than one occasion.

Click on the attachment at the bottom of the page for class age guidelines.

Sydney North Dance offers the following classes:

    • Ballet – Cecchetti and Ballet Australasia Ltd
    • Jazz
    • Tap
    • Hip Hop
    • Contemporary
    • Acro
    • Singing

Ballet

balletPreschool Ballet

3- 5 years

This class is delivered through games and imagery. Children learn the basics of ballet in a fun and enjoyable class through a wide variety of imaginative games, create characters, use props and learn to express emotion and sensitivity through movement and gesture.

Beginners, Pre Primary and Primary Ballet

5-7 years

The true foundation of ballet technique and discipline are slowly introduced and a strong use of imagery is combined to create fun and simple dances. Previously learned skills of characterisation and expression are built upon also.


Ballet Grades 1 to 5

8+ years

At this level students learn about coordination, flow and the dynamic of dancing, as well as coordination of port de bras (movement of the arms and head) with the rest of the body. At this stage students will learn about the effort and concentration required for the self-discipline in ballet as well as having fun in their dancing.


Senior Ballet

Grades 6, Pre El, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced and Solo Diploma

Using the Ballet Australasia Syllabus students who reach this level have given complete dedication and hard work to their dancing. These students are highly treasured by Sydney North Dance and we give them great individual attention and an emphasis on excellence rather than perfection to nurture their talents.

Jazz

JazzBeginners, Pre Primary and Primary Jazz

Basic rhythms and steps are introduced in a fun and exciting setting to great age appropriate music.

Grade 1 – 5 Jazz

Technique, style, flexibility and strength are all targeted by using barre exercises for technique, floor exercises for core strength and flexibility and short combos for style and co ordination. Different styles of jazz are then included such as musical theatre, modern jazz and traditional in the steps section and exam dances.

Senior Jazz

These grades are highly technical and skilful. Using the Ballet Australasia Syllabus students who reach this level have given complete dedication and hard work to their dancing. These students are highly treasured by Sydney North Dance and we give them great individual attention and an emphasis on excellence rather than perfection to nurture their talents.

Tap

Tiny Tots Tap

A class for preschoolers introducing the idea of making sounds with hands and feet to music through games and fun and imaginative tap-related activities.


Beginners, Pre Primary and Primary Tap

For those in Kindy to Grade 2 at School, introducing the basics of tap technique and musicality in short dances or in fun exercises. A great building block for later Tap work.


Grade 1 – 5 Tap

For those in Primary to early high school, progressing through the BAL syllabus and covering both modern and traditional tap styles.


Senior Tap

For those who have completed their Junior Tap grades and/or have good knowledge of Tap technique and performance.


Adult Tap

If you have never tapped before and always wanted to try or if you are returning to tap after a long absence and want to get back into form.

Hip Hop

Hip HopOur Hip Hop classes are a fun, energetic and are great for both boys and girls, especially those who enjoy strong and hard-hitting dance. The extra special thing about hip hop is that it has the freedom to be creative, and each dancer can work on his or her own signature hip hop style.

Contemporary

ContemporaryWe offer both junior and senior contemporary dance. It is a mixture of ballet and modern dance and emphasises expression and fluidity. Contemporary helps develop skill, flexibility and strength.

Acro

AcroAcro is a style of dance that introduces acrobatics to dance choreography. Students learn tricks including flips, tumbles, cartwheels and aerials that can add new and exciting elements to other dance styles. Taught by Catherine Poppell from America, this class will help improve flexibility, strength and coordination.

Singing

ContemporaryWe are introducing signing to our classes in order for our students to develop new skills that can be carried throughout their life. Children will learn to develop their vocal and breathing technique, performance skills and confidence!