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.

A free trial class is available to new or prospective students. Enquire about a free trial class 

Ready Set Dance!

Preschool (ages 2-5)

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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!

Classical Ballet

RAD ballet class

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.

Contemporary

Movement & Versatility

Contemporary Ballet

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+

Friday 5.30pm

Troupe by invitation

Participation in Concert optional

Performance

Troupe & Concert

Vieira Dance School 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

Exams

RAD

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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

International Inspiration

National Character Russian

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.

Vocational

Interfoundation - Advanced

vocational ballet

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)

Jazz

Technique & Style

Jazz Class Canberra

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.

Private Coaching

Aspire to Excellence

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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.

Enquiries welcome

Classes available Saturday 10.45am (junior)

& Friday 6.30pm (intermediate)

Hip Hop

Funk, Hip Hop & Urban

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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+).

Lyrical

Expressive & Emotional

lyrical ballet

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

Tap

& Musical Theatre

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These classes incorporate singing & acting, or the percussive element of tap shoes, with dance. Please see our timetable for available classes

Acro

Acrobatic Arts

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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.

Saturday 2.30-4.30pm

All experience levels welcome!

Ages 8+

For ages 8+ 

Class available Saturday 1.30pm

Stretch/Pilates

Flexibility & Conditioning

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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. 

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