Classes on offer
VDSE offers training in a wide variety of styles including Classical Ballet, National Character, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary Dance, Tap and Musical Theatre.
Scroll down to learn more about the classes on offer. We accept enrolments at any time.
Generally Junior classes are for up to 10 yrs while Inter classes are for ages 10+, with some flexibility depending on preference and capability. If you aren't sure which grade is right for your child please contact us to discuss your options. We endeavour to bring out the best in each student, whether they are participating for fun, exercise or embarking on a professional career in dance.
Trial classes are available to new or prospective students. Enquire about a trial class
Ready Set Dance!
Preschool (ages 2-5)
Ready Set Dance is a one-hour combo class of jazz, tap, hip hop, singing and music. Great for both boys and girls, it teaches dance fundamentals while developing confidence, coordination and creativity. Read more >>>
Classes available on Tuesday 4pm, Thursday 4 pm and Saturday 9am
See our timetable for available classes
All experience levels welcome!
RAD primary/age 5+
Ballet provides the foundation for all other dance forms, it is the most demanding & disciplined of all, though the most rewarding. We follow the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus & the Russian Vaganova Method.
Movement & Versatility
Contemporary dance focuses on movement and versatility, often using artistic or abstract choreography. Incorporating techniques from ballet, lyrical and jazz, it is an important genre in today's dance world
For students ages 10+
Troupe by invitation
Participation in Concert optional
Troupe & Concert
Capable students may be invited to join our performance troupe to represent VDSE at Eisteddfods and community events. All students have the opportunity to perform in our end of year concert
While optional, we encourage our Ballet students to do exams each year through the Royal Academy of Dance. Students taking exams do extra holiday classes to ensure they are well prepared.
(not included in term fees)
Available to students taking a minimum of 2 graded ballet classes per week
Studied with the RAD syllabus
National Character presents traditional dance styles from countries around the world. From Grade 1+ our students learn this genre to develop familiarity with this important part of classical ballet repertoire.
Interfoundation - Advanced
VDSE offers vocational level ballet classes to supplement RAD grades 5 and above. These classes provide in depth ballet studies and prepare students for the vocational RAD exams (Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2)
Available to experienced ballet students grade 5 +
Classes available Saturday 10am (junior) & Friday 4.30pm (intermediate)
Technique & Style
A genre made famous by choreographers like Fosse and Reinking, Jazz classes teach power, technique, confidence and style. VDSE offers Jazz classes for junior and inter/senior level students.
Aspire to Excellence
Private tuition is available for excelling students who would like to improve their ability on a one on one basis. While increasing their technical ability, students learn solo routines to perform at local and interstate Eisteddfods
Limited timeslots still available.
Classes available Saturday 10.45am (junior)
& Friday 6.30pm (intermediate)
Funk, Hip Hop & Urban
A class of funk & hip hop moves, muscle isolations, dance combinations, improvisation and games.
VDSE offers Hip Hop classes for junior level (7-10 yrs) and intermediate level (10/11 yrs+).
Expressive & Emotional
Lyrical is an expressive, flowing style which is ballet based but has elements of contemporary and jazz. Lyrical is also known as 'modern expressive', and is based around feelings, emotion and interpretation of music.
Tuesday 5pm (junior)
Tap Classes available Saturday 11am (beginner) & 10am (intermediate)
Musical Theatre available Saturday 12.30pm
& Musical Theatre
These classes incorporate singing & acting, or the percussive element of tap shoes, with dance. Please see our timetable for available classes
Classes taught by qualified instructors that focus on building the correct strength, flexibility and endurance to safely perform acrobatics skills. A great way to learn body awareness as students advance in higher levels of dance training.
All experience levels welcome!
For ages 8+
Class available Saturday 1.30pm
Flexibility & Conditioning
Recommended to all students ages 8 and up. Joining a stretch class is a great way to work on flexibility with friends & maintain commitment. Conditioning classes are shown to prevent injury and increase strength, flexibility and balance.