Students are aged from three years to adult, with both male and female students accepted. If you want to dance, then we’ll find a class/classes suited to your skill in the genre/genres that you want to learn!
Our aim is to teach our students to dance. Our teacher/pupil ratio varies according to the number of students in a class and can be up to 1:25, though we attempt to keep this below 1:10 by using studio assistants. It is important for the welfare of all students that each student is able to accept and follow instructions from the teacher/assistants and be able to learn the dance routines being taught without continuous one-on-one teaching or monitoring.
We are happy to accept enrolments from students with special needs, however we expect that any student enrolled in our school who requires higher levels of teaching/monitoring has an individual plan developed by the dance school, agreed to by the parent/sponsoring organization, which may involve additional resources (from the parent/sponsoring organization and our school) potentially at additional cost.
2018 has MSOD back where it all began at 8 Ballagh Street, Elliminyt for ALL classes.
MSOD provide classes in the following streams:
· MSOD Dance Club Classes;
· MSOD Academy Performance Classes (Main Stream);
· MSOD Academy Performance Classes (Leadership Stream);and
· MSOD Academy Performance Classes (Specialized Stream).
MSOD Dance Club Classes
Dance Club Classes are for students who just want to have fun whilst doing some dancing! These classes do not require any commitment to community or stage performances, and are provided at a lower cost than other classes.
Any of the following dance genres may be delivered in these classes throughout the year:
· Commercial Jazz;
· Commercial Hip Hop;
· Lyrical Contemporary Ballet;
· Zumba Fitness and Technique;
MSOD Academy Performance Classes
MSOD Academy Performance Classes (Main, Leadership or Specialized streams) provide a very clear structure so that the dancers’ minds and bodies are trained to the level that best suits them. A very large part of the dance curriculum that we provide is about learning the steps, and the ways in which our bodies move.
It is also important that students spend time consolidating their skills at each level, and learning how to get along with other students. Sometimes students from one age group may be separated into two classes to allow different delivery levels, so that experienced dancers continue to be challenged while beginner dancers are provided with the necessary key support and careful attention to ensure they all achieve their best.
All students enrolling into any Academy Performance Classes in 2018 will be required to fully participate in community and stage performances when invited throughout the year, and to be a team player.
MSOD Academy Performance Classes (Main Stream)
Academy Classes cover a range of dance genres, including but not limited to:
· Classical Ballet (including an exam syllabus);
· Lyrical & Contemporary Ballet;
· Tap (Industrial and Theatrical);
· Modern Hip Hop;
· Commercial and Lyrical Jazz.
MSOD Academy Performance Classes (Leadership Stream) (by attitude, experience and skill level)
In our Leadership Academy Stream we provide classes for students who display a very high level of commitment and aptitude towards pursuing a career in dancing and/or dance teaching. How each student thinks, behaves and approaches challenges are equally as important as how well they can deliver the required choreography.
All Academy students will be offered the same opportunity to achieve their best through training programs based on exam syllabi, workshops or community and corporate events throughout the year.
MSOD Academy Performance Classes (Specialized Stream)
Dance training may be provided in the following genres and others that exist outside the main stream Academy Classes. Teachers who deliver these classes are specialists in their field, and employ specialized equipment to ensure a safe training environment.
· Acro 4 Dance;
· Old Skool Hip Hop, Break Dance, Pop’n’Lock, Freestyle, and Commercial.
VCE Dance is provided via private tuition. Please contact Miss Marlene for further information. VCE Dance