• Ballet & Contemporary

    Ballet is the favourite subject at Dancehouse. The classical technique should be all well understood and firmly established in the body. Students should be excited by the challenge of more advanced adage sequences, multiple pirouettes, batterie and grand allegro. You will sweat, some days you will want to cry, other days you will be flying on air, it is getting difficult, and you will need all the grit you have developed, but the rewards and sense of achievement make it so worth while.
    This year we will also be studying variations from traditional ballets.
    Also included with the Ballet classes will be some of the ATOD Contemporary Dance work. Contemporary Dance is your chance to explore your creativity. We'll take a theme or concept and explore how you can move to convey the idea and tell the story.  Improvisation and self choreography are an important part of a contemporary dance class and students need to learn to "let go" and be confident with their own interpretation of the music and the theme.  
  • Pointe

    By invitation only.  We are conservative, with who we let dance "en pointe" There are number of criteria that students need to meet to be able to begin pointe classes.  We require a minimum of 4 years of classes, to have attained at least Amethyst Level, and must take an absolute minimum of 2 ballet classes and each week.  You must demonstrate a physical maturity (your bones age at the same rate - regardless of your level of dancing), you must pass a number of strength and balance tests, you must be injury free and you must complete the pre-pointe program.


    Conditioning for Ballet

    Dancers will be introduced to exercises from PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique).  At this level you need to be continually improving your strength and turnout.  Please note, contrary to common practice, strength must come before flexibility.


  • Jazz & Tap

    The ATOD Jazz Moves classes will increase stamina with challenging cardio routines, develop strength and improve flexibility. You'll learn multiple turning variations, conquer energetic leaps and study fabulous dance routines. We'll explore work from different eras and routines with various different styles.  Be prepared for some self choreography. Better bring lots of energy to this class.  Students really need to be taking ballet classes to be able to perform the jazz work to the level required.

    Make music with your feet with the fabulous Tapatak Oz rhythms. Tapatak Oz is a uniquely Australian system of tap dance training, where you are encouraged to have fun and add your own creative percussive touches and improvised introductions. The set work becomes more challenging as the rhythms become more complex and the steps just keep getting faster and faster and faster.

  • Aerials

    This year we will be offering both Aerial Silks and Aerial Lyra classes. *Build Strength *Develop Flexibility *Improve Balance and *Be Fearless. 

    Small group classes with individual and safe hands-on instruction.  Times will be assigned to groups of aerial dancers with similar experience once enrolments are received.  


  • Dance Class Tuition10 wk Terms
    45 minute classes$180
    60 minute classes$210
    75 minute classes$240
    90 minute classes$270
    Annual Registration Fee$35
  • Discounts per Family
    Take 3 classes per week 10% discount on all classes
    Take 4 or more classes 10% discount on the first 3 then 20% discount on the rest
    Early Bird Discount*Pay in advance by Semester (2 Terms) additional 10% discount
  • Did you know - there's NO additional charges for concert costumes or rehearsals!
  • All Inclusive Pricing includes: your dance class tuition, all concert  performance rehearsals, costume hire for the Dancehouse concert and costume hire for any Dancehouse community performances, access to the concert performance videos. Term fees are pro-rated, for those students that commence mid-term.

    The Registration Fee covers: administration, music royalty fees and a beautiful medal for all concert participants.

    Term Fees are due by payable by the end of the first week of each Term.  There are no refunds for missed classes, so make sure you come to all your classes.

    Trial Classes If there is space in a class it is possible to do a trial class for a casual fee.  However, since it takes about 5 classes to really know if the class is right for you, I suggest you just enrol for a Term.

    *Early Bird Discounts apply to those tuition fees paid by in full, by bank deposit, prior to the start of each Semester 20 Weeks.

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