For our little pre-school age dancers (ages 3- 4.5 yrs )we offer several classes:
LITTLE STARZ - a class featuring music and movement with elements of both classical ballet and jazz in a fun and gentle format which introduces them to the concept of being part of a team and enjoy the social interaction of being with other little dancers . These classes encourage the development of motor skills, boosts their confidence (lots of adults would find going on stage daunting but our little dancers love it!) and develops their natural musicality as they bop along to their favourite tunes. Students learn a variety of simple dance terms in preparation to moving on to "big kid" classes which start at 4 1/2 yrs of age (Primary Grade) - Classes are led by our experienced teachers and feature fun music which the children can relate to.
PRE SCHOOL ACRODANCE PROGRAMME(TINY TUMBLERS): Both Brighton and Seaford studios offer the highly aclaimed ACROBATIC ARTS PRESECHOOL programme for students from 3 to 5 yrs (minimum enrolment age 3yrs). This fun packed 45 minute lesson teaches students how to do simple tumbling, how to do cartwheels, develops flexibility and coordination. Students have the opportunity to perform onstage during our Midyear and end of year concerts. PLEASE NOTE: WE LIMIT CLASS SIZES FOR ALL PRESCHOOL CLASSES AND
VACANCIES FILL QUICKLY SO PLEASE CONTACT US EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Jazz is a fun and eclectic style of dance which uses elements from many of the main dance styles seen today. If you want to dance like the people in music videos, Jazz is for you! It incorporates strength, flexibility, isolation movements and performance.
Starting from 5 yrs and going all the way through to our adult students these classes allow students to benefit from excellent technical training and there is the choice to be involved in either competitive* (see below) or recreational teams. All students enjoy the opportunity to be involved with our midyear performance and end of year shows where they can showcase their skills to family and friends.
Hip Hop is fast becoming one of the most popular dance styles. As seen in such movies as Step Up and Street Dance, Hip Hop combines Popping, Locking, Wacking and Breaking styles. We have classes available for students from 5 yrs of age up and yes, we love to have boys along to these classes!
Adelaide is host to some of Australia's finest Contemporary dance companies including Australian Dance Theatre and Leigh Warren and Dancers. Contemporary dance is extremely popular with all ages as it is a free flowing, expressive dance style incorporating fall and recovery, contract and release, acrobatic like movement, and elements of ballet technique. Students enrolling for contemporary and lyrical classes greatly benefit from also including ballet in their enrolment as both these forms find their basis in ballet.
R.A.D CLASSICAL BALLET
At PIVOTAL DANCE we provide R.A.D syllabus Classical Ballet classes. Classical Ballet is an art form dating back to the courts of Europe. It combines graceful, precise movement with athelticism. It is a fabulous form of exercise, giving overall body conditioning. This class will help students gain strength, flexibility, musicality, and co-ordination. Both Brighton and Seaford venues, with the expert services of Ms Susan Cooke (RAD Registered Teacher) offers graded classes with students being provided with the opportunity to participate in exams should they so desire (additional classes required).
ACROBATICS: Pivotal Dance is an accredited ACROBATIC ARTS studio. In a fun packed 60 minute lesson (45 for the littlies) students learn skills such as tumbling, cartwheels, aerials, walk-overs and much much more. Our Acrobatic Coaches - Chantelle Smeda(Principal), Zoe Charman, Bethany Imiela and Stephanie Schetter (all accredited Acrobatic Arts coaches) offer classes from ages 3+ with a strong emphasis on both technique and safety in performing the movements. Please note: class levels are skill based so new students will be assessed by our coaches to determine the correct level for their existing skill set.
EXCITING AERIAL CLASSES - SILK, TRAPEZE at SEAFORD STUDIO
Following an increase in our aerial apparatus at Seaford we will be offering an expanded number of places in our extremely popular
AERIAL classes. Whether you are a complete beginner (starts from age 8) or perhaps have some experience - we have something\
for everyone. Adults have their very own class on Thursday evenings. Aerial training is a fun way to increase strength and flexibility
whilst also satisfying your creative and artistic flair
TWO OPTIONS FOR THE STYLE OF CLASS YOU WISH TO ENJOY:
COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAMS: (AVAILABLE AT BOTH BRIGHTON AND SEAFORD STUDIOS)
For the student who wishes to excel, loves to perform and enjoys pushing themselves to improve our Competitive dance teams are ideal.
Entry into these groups is by audition so please enquire if you think you may be interested. Minimum prior dance experience is required and enrolment is for a minimum period of one year (covering the current competition season).
RECREATIONAL CLASSES (from our preschoolers through to Open age (15-25):Not everyone wants to take on the commitment of being involved in competition teams but at the same time parents and students would like to feel that their dance classes will be fun, provide good training so that students (whatever their age) see improvement and allow students to still be involved in performances where they get to showcase their work. Our recreational classes will provide all of this and more. Teachers who take these classes take great pride in developing their students abilities whilst at the same time making classes enjoyable and just a bit challenging. Recreational classes go right through to our Open Age (up to age 25) students many of whom may be completing their final years in secondary school or may actually be at uni or in the work force - these classes are very popular as it allows these students, many of whom have danced in the past but had to perhaps step away from more competitive programmes due to their education or work commitments, to come along and enjoy being with friends and sharing their love of dance, and its a great way to keep fit. Open Age rec. classes offer great technique and conditioning work (Jazz and Contemporary are available) and students learn fun routines to be involved in our Midyear and end of year concerts.