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Acro

Acro is designed for dancers to tumble and learn tricks without any apparatus (as in gymnastics). Levels are determined according to ability.

For ages 5 and up.

Acro is taught by our Qualified Acrobatic Arts Teachers - Miss Alicia and Miss Krista.

For ages 5 and up with 4 different levels on offer - Acro Dancers learn tumbling skills, balance , strength and many tricks.

Each level has certain skills that need to be assessed and passed before moving to the next level. 

Aerials, Backflips and handsprings are just a few tricks our Acro Dancers learn.

Acro Dancers must wear the appropriate clothing with hair tied back.

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Acro Tots

Acro Tots classes is for children aged 2-5 yrs of age. Classes include mat work with various equipment. Much like the Tiny Tots classes, Acro Tots has more tumbling skills involved. Very much a mini Acro style class with the emphasis on safety for their age group. Class numbers are limited and some parental assistance may be required. For safety reasons Dancers must wear leotards/biketards.

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Classical Ballet

Ballet is wonderful for posture and technique, builds strength and confidence and is a great basis for any style of dance.

Level 1: 5 years and up
Level 2: 8 - 10 years
Level 3: 11 - 13 years
Pointe: 14 years and up

Level 1 offers the basics of ballet, with Level 2 improving on the skills learnt from level 1, and so on for Level 3.

Dancers are taught the syllabus of The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD):

Level 1-2:   5-6 yrs
Level  3:     7-9 yrs 
Level 4:     10-13yrs
Level 5:     12 -17 yrs

Pointe - by assessment only. Pointe Dancers must see Miss Nat’s Dance physiotherapist to be assessed before commencing pointe.

Classical Ballet Dancers must wear Ballet pumps, tights or socks, leotards and hair must be in a bun. 

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Lyrical movement

Lyrical dance is a dance style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and modern dance. Lyrical dance is “strongly associated with clearly displayed emotional moods, fast-moving choreographic strategies, emphasis on virtuosic display, illustration of song lyrics, and, in group form, exact unison.” The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz. Dancers need to be aged 8 and above and also enrolled in classical ballet classes to help with technique.

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Hip Hop

Hip hop is more than a genre: it's a cultural movement sweeping up music, poetry, dance, art, fashion, and political philosophy... It's less like singing (which by definition carries a melody) and more like reciting poetry over a backbeat. Hip Hop is not as technical as other genres, allowing for more freedom if interpretation. A lot of fun for young dancers!

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Jazz Hip Hop

Jazz Hip/Hop is designed for anybody and everybody to enjoy. Funky, modern music - with improvisation to end most classes - makes a happy dancer!

 

Jazz/ Hip Hop classes are offered to dancers aged 5 years and up.

Dancers are taught body mechanics and isolations, introducing  different moments of the body to combine steps and challenge themselves, while having a lot of fun with funky music. 

These classes are not as technical as a ballet class, so there is no pressure to be right - improvisation is always welcome!

Dancers must wear the appropriate dance clothing for these classes with hair tied back. 

Young Dancers

Musical Theatre

For ages 8 and up with 2 levels offered.


Musical Theatre is designed for those talented artists - “The Triple Threats!” 


Singing, Dancing and Acting.

Students are given many different themes, scenarios and emotions to play and act out, with exercises  in  vocal training and dancing to enhance their performance.

Students are asked to be able to read independently for this class as many songs, scenes and plays need to be read and rehearsed.

This class is an amazing class for building confidence.

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Pre-Pointe

Pre-pointe is a pointe preparation class for serious ballet students interested in dancing en pointe. Pre-pointe is a 45 minute class taught by Miss Madi.

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Senior Heels

Senior Heels for teens and young adults was developed after realising my “babies” had grown into young women and I could see they wanted to be empowered. Once a dancer has strengthened their core and improved their balance, it's time to try dancing in heels. In the beginning it will likely feel awkward (even if you have been dancing for years), and it might even feel tough. In fact, dancing in heels requires your body to work harder. Heels is a style of dance that combines elements of hip hop, contemporary, and jazz dance which is danced in high heels. Think of the dances done in music videos with artists like Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, or Jennifer Lopez. In this class you will learn to dance to popular music, have fun, feel strong and empowered. This class promotes body positivity which is essential for our youths mental health.

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Tap

Tap is great for the brain - mathematically speaking! Tap dancers learn their beats and musicality as well as coordination, while learning to make the most wonderful noise through their Tap shoes!

Levels 1-6

Level 1 Tap classes are for beginners regardless of age, as tap is something that must be taught form the beginning as it can be quite technical.

Each level is designed to improve on the previous one, with the dancers learning more difficult and challenging movements as they progress through.

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Toddlers & Tiny Tots A&B

(Creative Dance Classes)

This class is designed to teach the fundamentals to our tiniest students. They will learn to have fun and what it means to start their journey in dance.

Toddlers: 2-3 years
Tiny Tots A: 3-4 years
Tiny Tots B: 4-5 years

The Creative Dance Classes syllabus has been designed by Miss Nat to include a wide variety of dance genres in a way that suits each age/level. This will ensure that every young dancer has the opportunity to achieve confidence and security when they move through the different levels of the syllabus. Teddy Bears are introduced in Toddler Dance classes, which allows the little dancers to focus on the Teddies and teach them how to dance. This really works well for the shy dancers!

Both Toddlers and Tiny Tots are introduced to a variety of fundamental dance skills such as body mechanics, spatial awareness, musicality, left and right brain co-ordination, sharing and lining up. Basic introductory ballet and jazz are included as well as a variety of mixed themes such as "tiny" Yoga, Acro,  Pilates with ribbons and crossing the midsection by painting the studio etc.

"Our daughter has been attending Miss Nat’s Dance School for 4 years. We spent many hours searching for a dance school that allowed her to express her love for dance in an age appropriate setting. Since participating in the Toddler Dance sessions from age 3, she has attempted and enjoyed other classes such as Jazz/Hip Hop, Tap, Classical Ballet and Acro.  Our daughter’s confidence has flourished under Miss Nat’s guidance and her enthusiasm and passion for dance has never wavered. She is motivated to learn as much as she can so that she can eventually be a “helper”.  I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Miss Nat’s Dance School."

 

Mel Whitfield