(From ages 5+ recreational classes - non competitive)
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 and can be said to be the foundation of all other dance styles - so we encourage all students to use ballet as their foundation class in developing overall good technique. Ballet 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.
Whilst students may choose to attend just a single ballet class each week, for those wishing to further their technique Graded exam classes involving additional lessons can be taken with students sitting annual exams
ACROBATICS: Pivotal Dance is an accredited ACROBATIC ARTS studio. In a fun packed 60 minute lesson students learn skills such as tumbling, cartwheels, aerials, walk-overs and much much more. Our Acrobatic 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, LYRA at SEAFORD STUDIO
Our Seaford venue, with its 7m high ceilings, has allowed us to introduce our aerial arts programme featuring lyra, silk and trapeze classes starting at age 8 (in some instances from age 7 depending on prior experience of student). Each week in an exciting one hour lesson students will work on developing strength and flexibility on the various apparatus and, yes, complete beginners are absolutely welcome! Aerial students perform in 2 Aerial showcases each year and there are further opportunities as their skills develop.
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. Prior dance experience is required and enrolment is for a minimum period of one year (covering the current competition season). Students enrolling for our competition teams must attend minimum required ballet classes, extension technique classes, along with their troupe training class and be available for the full competition season.
EMPOWERDANCE ELEVATE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME - NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED QUALIFICATIONS AT OUR STUDIO!