A DANCE STYLE FOR EVERYONE
CLASSICAL BALLET - RAD SYLLABUS
The Foundations of Dance Technique
Ballet serves as a backbone for many other styles of dance, as many other dance genres are based on ballet. Ballet is based on techniques that have been developed over centuries. Ballet uses music and dance to tell stories. It increases strength & flexibility. It enhances musicality & creativity. It is strongly recommended that all students at Gerringong Ballet undertake ballet, in addition to other styles of dance. We are registered and qualified to teach the the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. We currently offer levels Pre-Primary - Advanced Foundation.
Cartwheels, Handstands, Aerials & Flips
A skills based class designed to assist students in achieving tumbling & acrobatic skills as they relate to dance. Master forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, walkovers etc, while gaining strength, balance & flexibility. Our tumbling teacher is a registered teacher with Acrobatic Arts.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz,lyrical, and classical ballet.
Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.
This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Tap dance was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century, and is popular nowadays in many parts of the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.
PETIT DANCER - PRESCHOOL
A 45 minute creative, age appropriate programme, for our tiniest dancers aged 3+ years. Our ‘dance play’ programme incorporates mime, use of imagination & props, whilst also forming the foundations of correct posture & technique. The class incorporates both Ballet & Jazz styles offering little ones an introduction to the world of Dance. Our Petit Dancers class is based on the RAD "Dance to Your Own Tune" Syllabus.
HIP HOP BOYS & GIRLS
Hip-hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip-hop music, that evolved from the hip-hop culture. The first dance associated with hip-hop was break dancing.
Hip Hop started in the streets of America on both the East Coast and West Coast to a style of dance that has transcended and become a staple of pop culture. With the advent of the television and the internet especially post-2000 we've seen widespread adoption and consumption of hip-hop culture in the dance world and beyond.
Jazz is a fun & lively dance style that relies heavily on originality. Jazz dancing uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations & contractions. Movements are strong & fast, performed to popular music. This class is fast paced & fun.
Theses classes are performance based classes, made up of a group of passionate & committed dancers who attend Ballet & Jazz Technique classes. Our Performance Group students perform Musical Theatre, Jazz & Lyrical/Contemporary pieces at community events throughout the year. They also perform annually at the NRL Illawarra Dragons Dance Spectacular.