Our Pre-School program offers a structured and developmentally appropriate introduction to ballet and gymnastics for girls and boys aged 2 - 5 years. Your child will love making new friends and learning the foundations of ballet and gymnastics in a fun and engaging class with nurturing and encouraging teachers.
BALLET & ACRO CLASS
(2 - 3 year olds)
Coming in 2024 - a brand new "Me and My Grown Up" class for our littlest dancers.
BALLET & ACRO CLASS
(3 - 4.5 year olds)
Our little dancers love their Ballet & Acro classes. In Ballet we learn the Royal Academy of Dance Pre-School Ballet syllabus, which takes us on a different imaginary adventure each week. Join the fun as we visit the beach, the zoo and even Elsa's Frozen castle, practicing our tippy toe runs, leaps and spins along the way. Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance and helps to encourage good posture, graceful movements and musicality from an early age. Acro is very fun and active as we learn acrobatic gymnastics floor skills, following the Acrobatic Arts Pre-School syllabus to learn correct (and safe) technique for handstands, cartwheels, bridges and more.
BALLET, JAZZ & LYRICAL CLASS
(4.5 + year olds)
This is a 1 hour class strictly for students aged 4.5 years + who are going to 'big school' in 2024. These students join our Pre-Junior Ballet & Jazz dancers, learning alongside and being inspired by the 'big kids'. They learn the Royal Academy of Dance Pre-Primary Ballet syllabus followed by a fun open Jazz & Lyrical class where they learn split leaps, turns, kicks and a fun dance routine to perform on stage at our Mid-Year and End of Year concerts.
Class fees = $20/lesson (2 - 3 year olds), $22/lesson (3 - 4.5 year olds) $25/lesson (4.5 years +). Costume hire for our End of Year concert is included in our class fees. In 2024 we will be In 2024 we will be introducing fortnightly direct debit. Fees are listed on the enrolment form per lesson and will be debited per fortnight. Enrolments roll over each term and can be adjusted or cancelled at any time with 2 weeks notice. If your family is attending multiple classes visit our 'fees' page for more info.
Do classes follow the school term?
Yes, click here for our term dates. Please note that classes are held on public holidays.
Can parents watch the classes?
Parent participation is required for our 2 - 3 year old class. Once students progress to our 3yr + classes we invite parents to participate in the first class with your child to see the class structure, meet the teacher and help your child settle in. By week 3 we encourage children in these classes to participate in the class on their own. If they need a little more reassurance from parents then they're welcome to join the 2 - 3 yr old class until they're ready to participate independently. The last week of each term is "Parent Week" and we look forward to showing you what we've been learning throughout the term.
What does my child wear and bring for a trial lesson?
Please bring a water bottle. For a trial lesson, it's best to wear something comfortable that you can move in. Leggings and a t-shirt is ideal and dress ups are most welcome. You may like to purchase ballet shoes (the ones from Kmart are linked here) or your child may have bare feet.
Is there a uniform?
We have an optional uniform for Pre-schoolers, which you can purchase here. But many pre-schoolers have their own Dancewear or dress ups and they're welcome to wear these to class. We only ask that children have bare feet or ballet shoes (no jiffies as these are slippery).
Do pre-school students perform in the concerts?
Yes, our Pre-School dancers love performing on stage with their friends and guided by their teachers, building their confidence with each performance opportunity. We have 2 annual performance opportunities: our Mid-Year Concert and End of Year Concert and pre-school students sit in the audience with their parents before and after their performances on stage (they do not go backstage at any time). Click the links for dates, times and more info.
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