A fun class for students aged 3 to 6 years, teaching them the love and enjoyment of dance, whilst learning correct technique, class structure and discipline. Our youngest students will be introduced to creative play as well as the foundations of ballet and jazz, plus singing.
Minis & Pre-Junior Dance
Classes for students aged 5 – 9 years with an emphasis on developing the foundations of ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics as well as music theatre. Students from this age can be entered into examinations for those interested.
Caters for students age 7 – 12 years and offers a higher skill level of dance combinations and routines with specific focus on developing the genre studied. Students that are more focused and advanced are encouraged to attend at least one classical class per week to strengthen technique. There is an expectation that students work on their skills at home.
Classes that cater for students aged 12 – 18 years for those who have limited dance experience to those who are of a higher standard. Some dance experience is preferred.
Students 15 years or over, able to demonstrate an intermediate to advanced dance skill level but are also emotionally mature to manage the demands of the classes. Students participating at this level are expected to be motivated, focused and can demonstrate strong dance ability.
Contemporary follows the Jason Winters CSTD Contemporary syllabus as well as other influences. Guest teachers are brought in to further develop this style. We also offer a class structure incorporating flexibility training, ballet and modern combinations, simple acrobatics and lyrical dance routines.
Jazz Classes / Hip Hop
High energy, dynamic dance classes working through a warm up, stretching, corner combinations and dance routines. Hip Hop incorporates a street style and combinations with moves similar to those in music videos, all performed to the latest popular music tracks. It’s all about the attitude!
Learn to create musical rhythms with your feet! Exercises, theory and tap combinations are taught in this class. Styles include Traditional, Street Hop Hop and Lyrical.
Highly recommended to all students who wish to dance well in any other style of dance. Exams are not compulsory but are encouraged at the studio. Students may need to participate in extra lessons closer to the exam time and there are extra costs associated with any exam sitting.
General gymnastics training and strength work. Skills include cartwheels, tumbling, handstands, chest stands, backbends, partner work and other aerial tricks. Rachel is a qualified Level 1 Acrobatic Arts teacher and this syllabus is what we are guided by.
Tap students will develop their understanding of tap technique and theory as well as exposure to different tap styles. Students will gain a greater degree of competency with exams offered up to a Teaching Diploma level. Mock exam attendance and exam fees are required (min age 6 yrs). Exams are not compulsory but are encouraged at the studio. Students may need to participate in extra lessons closer to the exam time and there are extra costs associated with any exam sitting.
Comdance Classical Exams
Exams offered from Primary level (min age 6 yrs) leading to major exams for the more serious ballet student incorporating Pointe work. Mock exam attendance and exam fees are involved. Students will need to utilise the Movitae App for at home practise.
Comdance Jazz Exams
A high quality exam for the dance student interested in furthering their Jazz technique. Exams offered from Pre-Modern (Min age 5 yrs) to Diploma level. Mock exam attendance and exam fees are involved. Students will need to utilise the Movitae App for at home practise.
Comdance Tap Exams
Fabulous new syllabus with students learning tap technique at the barre and then combinations and routines in the centre all performed to a range of musical styles. Mock exam attendance and exam fees are involved. Students will need to utilise the Movitae App for at home practise.
Comdance Jason Winters Contemporary Syllabus
Similar to SYTYCD Contemporary styles. Levels offered from Foundation through to Level 5. Mock exam attendance and exam fees are involved.Students will need to utilise the Movitae App for at home practise.
Comdance Theatrical and Performing Arts
Students study the 3 genres of Music Theatre – Acting,Singing and Dance. Students focus on a chosen musical and learn dialogue, songs and dance combinations as well as learning simple music theory and musical theatre knowledge. Mock exam attendance and exam fees are involved.Students will need to utilise the Movitae App for at home practise.
RSDS Dance Teams
Group of 4 or more students who participate in dance competitions around Adelaide and interstate in a range of different dance styles. Dance competitions are usually held in school holidays or on weekends. A high standard of technique and strong display of RSDS commitment and values are a prerequisite for Dance Team consideration. Extra rehearsals, costume and travel costs are a commitment required by students participating as a Dance Team member. Students wishing to be considered for this group must be attending classes at the studio at least twice per week and must be committed to the studio for the full dance year.
*Eisteddfod participation and student selection is at the discretion of the Studio Director.