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  • Gold & Diamond Dancers

    Ballet Pointe Class Cairns

    If you've passed the Silver Star exams and you're looking forward to starting Pointe, you're a Gold Dancer.  And Diamond Dancers it's your time to Shine!

  • Ballet

    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, battery 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 but the rewards and sense of achievement make it so worth while.
     
    As well as the set syllabus ballet classes, dancers will be given Open Ballet classes.  These classes are based on a ballet companies' daily class and has different music and different steps every time it meets.  This challenges the brain and improves technique.
     
    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 Gold Medal and usually Gold Star standard, an absolute minimum of 2 ballet classes and conditioning 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.

     

    Progressing Ballet Technique

    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.
     
  • Dance - Performing Arts

    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 will also 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.

  • Dance Cirque

    We are extremely excited to announce a new program into our curriculum "Dance Cirque". Developed by Linda Burger a 7th generation European circus artist it is a class that we know our kids will absolutely love. They get to climb, juggle and learn tricks in a safe environment. 

    Dance Cirque is great for boys and girls and you don't need to be a dancer to enjoy it. It works on level cards so everyone progresses at their own pace. It not only involves an apparatus (silks, lyra, trapeze) but also a ground act (juggling and hula hooping). Great for cognitive development, strength and flexibility and mostly confidence. 

     

  • Dance Class Tuition10 wk Terms
    45 minute classes$160
    60 minute classes$190
    75 minute classes$220
    90 minute classes$240
    Annual Registration Fee per child$35
  • Package DealsDeal Term Price
    DCB Gold Package Take Performing Arts & Dance Cirque & Ballet classes$760
    DCB Gold Package + Pointe Take Performing Arts & Dance Cirque & Ballet & Pointe classes$890
    DCB Diamond Package Take Performing Arts & Dance Cirque & Ballet & Pointe classes$890
    Early Bird Discount*Pay in advance by Semester (2 Terms)10%
  • Did you know, that there's no additional charges for concert costumes!
  • All Inclusive Pricing includes: your dance class tuition, special members only events, all concert  performance rehearsals, costume hire for the Dancehouse concert and costume hire for any Dancehouse community performances, a concert photo for each class taken, access to the concert performance videos. 

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

    Introductory Classes:  Once you’ve enrolled your child into your preferred class, we’ll give you a “2 week Happiness Guarantee”.    At the start of week 3 you only pay your class fees if your child continues dancing.  So that’s 2 weeks to make sure your child’s first dance classes are happy and joyful and they want to continue.  Term fees are are pro-rated, for those students that commence mid-term.

    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.

    *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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