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. 

If you aren't sure which grade is right for your child please contact us to discuss your options. At VDSE, every student matters! 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)

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

For ages 10+ 

Class available Thursday 6.30pm

Boys

Strength & Endurance

A boys only class where students can develop great strength and endurance from the exercise and principles of dance. Ballet can help your son perform better in all areas of his life from athletics to academics.

Classical Ballet

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.

See our timetable for available classes

All experience levels welcome!

By invitation only

Performance

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

Exams

RAD

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 and a VDSE performance troupe specialty!

National Character

International Inspiration

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

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 12.15pm (junior) & Friday 5.30pm (intermediate)

Jazz

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.

Private Coaching

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.

Enquiries welcome

Classes available Saturday 10.45am (junior) & 11.30am (intermediate)

Hip Hop

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+).

Lyrical

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.

Saturday 11.15am (junior)

Classes available Saturday 10am (beginner) & 10.30am (intermediate)

Tap

& Musical Theatre

These classes incorporate singing & acting, or the percussive element of tap shoes, with dance. On offer at VDSE depending on demand. In 2021 we offer beginner and inter Tap. Please see our timetable for available classes

Pas de Deux

Steps for two

A Pas de Deux is a duet in Classical Ballet, traditionally between a male and female dancer. VDSE is excited to offer this specialist class in 2021 to students desiring to improve their partner work

For ballet students ages 10+

Wednesday 5pm

For students ages 10+

Friday 4.30pm

Contemporary

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

Stretch

& Conditioning

Recommended to all students - particularly  vocational ballet students - conditioning classes are shown to prevent injury and increase strength, flexibility and balance. These low cost 1/2 hr classes are offered 3 times a week.

$5 per class. Available to

students grade 5+

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