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Dance Classes / Tuition

Dance Tuition 2018

Detailed Class Descriptions

Age ranges are indicative, however Miss Marlene may vary these as required for special cases.

Performance Requirements

Community and stage performances are required by Academy students throughout 2018.

Preschool Dance (Tuesday):  3–4 years                                          MSOD Academy Performance Class

Ballet, Contemporary (free movement), Tap, Modern Movement

This 45 minute highly motivating and carefree beginner class is designed to ignite the 3–4 year old child’s interest in music and dance, and encourage all our rising stars to take their first dance steps.  Using props and creative movement, preschool aged children will start to discover the basic skills of Ballet, Contemporary (free movement), Tap and Modern Movement to help develop their musicality, co-ordination and motor skills.  With prompting, the Preschooler Dancer should be ready to take to the stage at the end of year production. 

Primary Modern  (Tuesday):  5–7 years                                          MSOD Academy Performance Class

Tap, Modern Movement, Musical Theatre                                                            

This highly motivating and rewarding 60 minute class allows the 5–7 year old dancer to share their joy of dance and performance with like-minded students in exploring and developing the basic skills of Tap, Jazz, Modern Movement, and Musical Theatre.  Building on Preschooler Dance experience, or starting from new, the Primary Dancer continues to explore dance through prompting, fun music, and imagination.  At the end of the year the Primary Dancer should be able to recall and demonstrate most (if not all) of the basic skills taught.

Primary Swans Classical and Lyrical Ballet (Monday):  5-7 years   MSOD Academy Performance Class

Classical Ballet, Lyrical Ballet

This wonderful 45 minute class is designed to capture the student’s imagination through Lyrical Dance and traditional Classical Ballet.  Classical Ballet will be delivered through relevant exercises that will help support technique and deportment for dancers throughout the years.  Students will learn to recall and demonstrate through repetition, and will enjoy the feeling of discovering new ways to move.  Lyrical contemporary will allow the student to explore movement through emotion, and through discovery and improvisation capture each dancer’s inner strength to work independently or in a group.

 

Junior Modern (Tuesday): 8-10 Years                                            MSOD Academy Performance Class

Tap, Modern Movement, Musical Theatre

This 60 minute class allows the 8 – 10 year old child to develop a strong foundation in the dance genres of Tap, Jazz, Modern Movement, and Musical Theatre.  Whether building on Primary Dance experience or starting from new, the Junior Dancer will enjoy exciting and fun challenges as they explore dance and continue developing the required dance techniques and skills.  At the end of the year the Junior Dancer should be able to demonstrate an understanding of a variety of dance skills and techniques and perform throughout the year as required within the terms of being an Academy student.

Junior Juliets Classical and Lyrical Ballet (Monday):  8–10 years  MSOD Academy Performance Class

Classical Ballet, Lyrical Ballet

This wonderful 45 minute class is designed to capture the student’s imagination through Lyrical Dance and traditional Classical Ballet.  Classical Ballet will be delivered through relevant exercises that will help support technique and deportment for dancers throughout the years.  Students will learn to recall and demonstrate through repetition, and will enjoy the feeling of discovering new ways to move.  Lyrical contemporary will allow the student to explore movement through emotion, and through discovery and improvisation capture each dancer’s inner strength to work independently or in a group.

Intermediate Modern (Tuesday):  11–14 years                               MSOD Academy Performance Class

Tap, Jazz, Commercial Hip Hop, Musical Theatre

This 60 minute class allows the 11–14 year old to develop a solid foundation of the four dance genres of. Tap, Jazz, Commercial Hip Hop, Musical Theatre.  Building on Junior dance experience, or starting from new, the Intermediate student will enjoy exciting challenges as they are encouraged to explore a greater range of skills whilst continuing development of their dance techniques and skills.  At the end of the year the Intermediate Dancer should be able to demonstrate an understanding of all the genres delivered and very clearly demonstrate through performance.  Confidence in performances will be part of this Academy class and requires students to perform throughout 2018 in the community.

Intermediate Giselles Classical and Lyrical Ballet:  11–14 years    MSOD Academy Performance Class

Classical Ballet, Lyrical Ballet (Monday)

This 60 minute Intermediate Ballet Class is a lovely class with the emphasis on developing a strong technique and love for Classical Ballet.  Through repetition of a series exercises taught, all dancers will gain a wonderful sense of achievement as they learn to demonstrate and perform with grace and ease.  Lyrical Dance will be taught through exploration of emotive choreography, learning new movements to give our dancers a great start to the wonderful world of Lyrical Dance.

Leadership Classes (based on attitude, experience and skill level)

100% dedication and commitment by students is required.  The outcome of Leadership Academy is the understanding that we are all here to achieve and give our very best to every class provided.

Leadership A with Miss Chloe (Tuesday)                                         MSOD Academy Performance Class

Leadership B with Miss Emma (Wednesday)                                   MSOD Academy Performance Class

Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical

These specialized 75 minute class are for the developing Tap and Modern Dancer who has a solid foundation and very clear understanding of dance techniques and skills.  Students in this stream will be required to work at a higher Tap and Modern Dance standard and gain stronger technique than those in the lower Academy stream classes, and will be delivered more challenging choreography.  At the end of the year the Leadership A Academy or Leadership B Academy Tap and Modern Dancer should be able to demonstrate an improved understanding of a variety of dance skills and techniques, and perform with confidence a large range of taught work delivered at a face past.

Beginner Pointe/ Leadership Pointe (based on experience and skill level): 13+ years                                                                                        MSOD Academy Performance Class

Pointe, Pointe Stretch (Monday)

Dancers must have had three or more years of Classical Ballet training before being accepted for entry into these classes.  In addition teachers must also be happy with the level of skill and maturity of the student.

This 30 minute class is for the leadership level student with a sound understanding of Classical Ballet.

With all Pointe classes, we recommend that students have a chiropractic appointment prior to each term and ensure that the chiropractor clears you from head to foot for studying Pointe.

Leadership Ballet (Monday)                                                            MSOD Academy Performance Class

Classical Ballet, Contemporary Routine, Lyrical Dance

This 60 minute class is aimed at the dedicated dancer who is committed to continuing their studies in Classical/Lyrical Dance.  Students are taught through a series of well designed exercises with a gradual progression to extend the student’s memory and technique in an achievable way.  Students will demonstrate their wealth of experience and love of Classical Ballet through a lovely Classical Ballet repertoire.  Lyrical explores a dynamic and fluid range of achievable movements accompanied by beautiful music.

At the end of the year the Leadership Academy Classical Ballet/Lyrical dancer should be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of a variety of dance skills and techniques.  Determination and a clear sense of personal achievement is required in this Academy class.  Performance work is taught at a fast pace and all students must be prepared to work together to their very best in all lessons.

Acro 4 Dance 1 (Wednesday):  8–12 years                                      MSOD Academy Performance Class

Acro 4 Dance 2 (Wednesday):  10+ years                                       MSOD Academy Performance Class

                                                                                                    (based on experience and skill level)

Acrobatics

This 45 minute specialist class combines acrobatics and dance.  Classes are designed to prepare and assist students to build strength, flexibility and improve technique on stand-alone acrobatic skills such as walkovers, hand springs and aerials.  Students will learn about Safe Dance and strategies to seamlessly transition their acrobatic skills into dance!

Eisteddfod Classes (based on experience and skill level)                                Private Classes

This class is for the highly dedicated and committed dancer (Contemporary, Jazz, Jazz Musical Comedy, and Acro Jazz only).  Eisteddfod work provides students with the opportunity to compete in an array of dance competitions and performances.  Students can enter into solo, duo or trio work to compete in Warrnambool, Geelong, Ararat or Ballarat.  Two Eisteddfod classes per student will be delivered provided via private tuition.  Students will then be required to make arrangements with the teacher for further tuition.

Students will learn choreography and are expected to rehearse independently and attend all scheduled classes.  Independent rehearsal ensures that 1:1 time with their teacher is for correction and extension.  Students will be required to enter their dances and submit their own music online, and will need parent support to travel to and from Eisteddfods.

NEW!  Lip Synch & Express Commercial Dance (Thursday):  5 - Open                                                                                                         MSOD Specialised Class

A creative class that elaborates the need for expression and character when performing.  Overloaded with sass, this commercial hip hop class with the added twist of lip-synching is sure to have you dancing in a way that builds confidence and expression live you’ve never experienced before.  It’s time to break out.

NEW!  Micro Musical Theatre (Thursday):  5 - Open                      MSOD Specialised Class

Dancing your favourite musical tunes just got more exciting at MSOD, with this opportunity to create your own “micro-musical”. Students will be encouraged to pull apart a musical and find the bits they are confident performing, then splice these various pieces back together into a mini-musical, allowing those who have performance skills that extend beyond dance to shine on our stage as well.

Lil Beat Masters Hip Hop (Tuesday):  5–8 years                              MSOD Academy Performance Class

Old Skool Hip Hop, Break Dance, Pop’n’Lock, Freestyle

This 45 minute class caters for those 5–8 year old children who are looking for a way to display their raw edge through dance.  The basics of Old Skool Hip Hop genres will be introduced in this class, allowing the student to experience dance forms that are new and exciting.  At the end of the year the students should be able to recall and demonstrate the basic skills taught.

Floor Masters Hip Hop (Tuesday):  9–12 years                                MSOD Academy Performance Class

Old Skool Hip Hop, Break Dance, Pop’n’Lock, Freestyle

This 60 minute class caters for those 9-12 year old children who are looking for a way to display their raw edge through dance.  Building on Primary Old-Skool Hip Hop, or starting from new, the basics of Old-Skool Hip Hop genres (Old-Skool, Break skills, Pop’n’Lock) will be introduced in this class, allowing the student to experience dance forms that are new and exciting.  At the end of the year students should be able to recall and demonstrate a range of skills in our end of year performance.

Ju-Se Power Masters Hip Hop Freestyle:  10+ years (Tuesday)     MSOD Academy Performance Class

Old Skool Hip Hop, Break Dance, Pop’n’Lock, Freestyle             (based on experience and skill level)

This 60 minute class caters for those older children who are looking for a way to display their raw edge through dance.  Building on Junior Hip Hop, the basics of Hip Hop genres (Old Skool, Break skills, Pop’n’Lock) will be introduced in this class and extended upon, allowing the student to excel in dance forms that are new and exciting.  Hip Hop experience, strength and commitment are prerequisites to joining this class.  Enrolment to this class is subject to approval by the Hip Hop Instructor.  The performers should be able to recall and demonstrate a range of skills through choreographed routines.

Entry Gymnastics Specialised  (Wednesday):  5–12 years       Specialised  No Performance Reqmt

Gymnastics

This 45 minute class, delivered in a fun and safe environment, is a great class to start gymnastic skills.  This class will promote training in gymnastics floor skills.  In this class your child can learn to tumble, stand or walk on their hands, leading to aerial work taught both on the mats and the mini trampoline.

Inter Gymnastics:  8-12 years                                             MSOD Specialised Performance Class

Gymnastics, Strength Work (Wednesday)

This 45 minute class will promote a mid-level of training in gymnastics floor work and small trampoline skills.  Do you want to tumble, stand or walk on your hands, or is aerial work your desire?  This class offers it all, taught in a fun and safe environment!  Gymnastics experience is required and students must be able to demonstrate good quality handstands and cartwheels.  This class is great for the dancer who wants to extend themselves and work toward personal acrobatics/gymnastics goals.

Adult Zumba Club (Thursday):  18+ years                                                                                                                                               Dance Club

Zumba Fitness

Zumba is the perfect combination of fun and fitness!  This 30 minute class is for all adults with varying abilities and is guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the body moving!

Adult Experienced Dance (Thursday):  18+ years                          MSOD Academy Performance Class

Lyrical Contemporary, Bollywood, Disco, Commercial Jazz, Musical Theatre, Technique and Fitness

This high energy 90 minute class (Zumba 30 mins, Dance 60-mins (charged as 75 minutes) is for the performing Adult who wants to be challenged.  It builds more advanced skills in the modern genres with an outcome that clearly demonstrates confidence and clear technical skills.







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