Classes

Pre School Classes

2-3 year olds
Pre School Classes

Pre School Classes

Our Pre School classes are a mixed ballet/jazz class for children 2-3 years.

It gives the opportunity for children preschool age to express themselves within a structured, fun, safe and caring environment.

Within this structure the basic groundings of classical ballet and jazz technique are introduced.

They share the love, magic and wonder of dance using scarves, props, musical instruments and are encouraged to use their imaginations and expand their creativity.

Petites

4-5 year olds
BALLET

BALLET

Pre-Primary Ballet the first level of Royal Academy of Dance ballet.  Children continue developing the skills they have learnt in Pre School classes, they will be engaging in content that is musical, imaginative and creative. This is the first level at which examinations can be taken in ballet, however this level is still be lead with the Teacher in the Exam room.

JAZZ

JAZZ

Students develop the basics of jazz technique to popular and age appropriate music.  Some examples of the techniques our jazz students will learn include turns, kicks, leaps and body isolations. Students also learn routines for our annual showcase and concert.

Minis

6-7 year olds
ACROBATICS

ACROBATICS

The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
BALLET

BALLET

In these classes, our dancers build on their ballet technique using creative roleplay, costumes, props and will thrive from positive reinforcement. There are opportunities for students in this class to participate in ballet exams which will encourage them to progress through the RAD program/syllabus and work hard to move up into the next graded level, this Grade in called Primary.
HIP HOP

HIP HOP

Hip Hop classes mesh together a range of Hip Hop techniques to perform what is coined as ‘new style’. This style has been inspired by the commercial dance and music scene. Students will learn the beginning elements of popping, locking, breaking as well as develop skills to freestyle and dance battle with other dancers.

 

Students require white sole sneakers along with any combination of SCIPA shirts, crop tops, shorts or pants from our uniform shop.

JAZZ

JAZZ

Students are building on the basics of jazz technique to popular and age appropriate music.  Some examples of the techniques our jazz students will learn include turns, kicks, leaps and body isolations. Students also learn routines for our annual showcase and concert.
LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

These classes explore both Modern Dance styles, Lyrical & Contemporary.

Lyrical has its foundations in classical ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.

Contemporary  tends to combine strong controlled form, shapes and lines with aspects of classical ballet techniques. It also employs specifically modern dance techniques such as contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Original and innovative explorations of time, space and dynamics, changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. Contemporary Dance often (but not always) communicates an idea or intention, giving the audience a glimpse into a purpose or meaning, story or idea being told through the movement and dancers relationships with the space and with each other.

TAP

TAP

The music for this class is fun and familiar to them and expands on the techniques learned by our younger classes.

In this class students will be building on the basics of tap technique as well as building on their sense of rhythm and their confidence when it comes to performances.

Our tappers love dancing to popular, age-appropriate music and getting LOUD!

Students may be asked to sit for their Glenn Wood Tap Exam if they are showing promise and potential.

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUSICAL THEATRE

In this class students learn the skills of becoming a triple threat performer. They develop their singing, dancing and acting skills through specific exercises and activities as well as performing a combination of all three elements. This class is loads of fun and the students love this class. We love the confidence it brings to the students on and off the stage.

Juniors

8-9 year olds
ACROBATICS

ACROBATICS

The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
AERIAL HOOP (LYRA)

AERIAL HOOP (LYRA)

New to SCIPA in 2023 – This class is from part of the Circus world. Aerial Hoop (Lyra) uses all of the body, incorporating flexibility, strength and determination.
BALLET

BALLET

In these classes, our dancers build on their ballet technique using creative roleplay, costumes, props and will thrive from positive reinforcement. There are opportunities for students in this class to participate in ballet exams which will encourage them to progress through the RAD program/syllabus and work hard to move up into the next graded level. From Grade 1 Ballet, students are enrolled in both ballet classes a week in order to meet the minimum standards, technical requirements, discipline and progress of each level. This level is currently studying Grade 3.
HIP HOP

HIP HOP

Hip Hop classes mesh together a range of Hip Hop techniques to perform what is coined as ‘new style’. This style has been inspired by the commercial dance and music scene. Students will learn the beginning elements of popping, locking, breaking as well as develop skills to freestyle and dance battle with other dancers.

 

Students require white sole sneakers along with any combination of SCIPA shirts, crop tops, shorts or pants from our uniform shop.

JAZZ

JAZZ

Students are building on the basics of jazz technique to popular and age appropriate music.  Some examples of the techniques our jazz students will learn include turns, kicks, leaps and body isolations. Students also learn routines for our annual showcase and concert.
LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

These classes explore both Modern Dance styles, Lyrical & Contemporary.

Lyrical has its foundations in classical ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.

Contemporary  tends to combine strong controlled form, shapes and lines with aspects of classical ballet techniques. It also employs specifically modern dance techniques such as contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Original and innovative explorations of time, space and dynamics, changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. Contemporary Dance often (but not always) communicates an idea or intention, giving the audience a glimpse into a purpose or meaning, story or idea being told through the movement and dancers relationships with the space and with each other.

TAP

TAP

The music for this class is fun and familiar to them and expands on the techniques learned by our younger classes.

In this class students will be building on the basics of tap technique as well as building on their sense of rhythm and their confidence when it comes to performances.

Our tappers love dancing to popular, age-appropriate music and getting LOUD!

Students may be asked to sit for their Glenn Wood Tap Exam if they are showing promise and potential.

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUSICAL THEATRE

In this class students learn the skills of becoming a triple threat performer. They develop their singing, dancing and acting skills through specific exercises and activities as well as performing a combination of all three elements. This class is loads of fun and the students love this class. We love the confidence it brings to the students on and off the stage.

Intermediate’s

10-13 year olds
ACROBATICS

ACROBATICS

The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program.  Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
AERIAL HOOP (LYRA)

AERIAL HOOP (LYRA)

New to SCIPA in 2023 – This class is from part of the Circus world. Aerial Hoop (Lyra) uses all of the body, incorporating flexibility, strength and determination.
BALLET

BALLET

Children continue building upon the skills they have learnt in previous RAD exam levels, they will begin working on alternate sides of the body, in different levels, in more complex combinations and patterns, with partners and in groups as well as on their own all the while still engaging in content that is musical, imaginative and creative.

HIP HOP

HIP HOP

Hip Hop classes mesh together a range of Hip Hop techniques to perform what is coined as ‘new style’. This style has been inspired by the commercial dance and music scene. Students will learn the beginning elements of popping, locking, breaking as well as develop skills to freestyle and dance battle with other dancers.

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

These classes explore both Modern Dance styles, Lyrical & Contemporary.

Lyrical has its foundations in classical ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.

Contemporary  tends to combine strong controlled form, shapes and lines with aspects of classical ballet techniques. It also employs specifically modern dance techniques such as contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Original and innovative explorations of time, space and dynamics, changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. Contemporary Dance often (but not always) communicates an idea or intention, giving the audience a glimpse into a purpose or meaning, story or idea being told through the movement and dancers relationships with the space and with each other.

JAZZ

JAZZ

Students are building on the basics of jazz technique to popular and age appropriate music.  Some examples of the techniques our jazz students will learn include turns, kicks, leaps and body isolations. Students also learn routines for our annual showcase and concert.
TAP

TAP

The music for this class is fun and familiar to them and expands on the techniques learned by our younger classes.

In this class students will be building a more complex range of skills, combinations and dances in both Glenn Wood Tap/ATOD syllabus and open class work. They are working on continuing to build on their sense of rhythm and their confidence when it comes to performances.

Our tappers love dancing to popular, age-appropriate music and getting LOUD!

Students may be asked to sit for their Glenn Wood or ATOD Tap Exam if they are showing promise and potential.

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUSICAL THEATRE

In this class students learn the skills of becoming a triple threat performer. They develop their singing, dancing and acting skills through specific exercises and activities as well as performing a combination of all three elements. This class is loads of fun and the students love this class. We love the confidence it brings to the students on and off the stage.

Advanced

14 Years +
ACROBATICS

ACROBATICS

The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program.  Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
AERIAL HOOP (LYRA)

AERIAL HOOP (LYRA)

New to SCIPA in 2023 – This class is from part of the Circus world. Aerial Hoop (Lyra) uses all of the body, incorporating flexibility, strength and determination.
BALLET

BALLET

Grade 6 – 8 & Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2 Royal Academy of Dance Ballet.

By Intermediate foundation, students are entering a vocational level of ballet that demands an increase in classes and commitment to training. At Intermediate Foundation exam level pointe is introduced.

There are opportunities for students in this class to participate in ballet exams which will encourage them to progress through the program/syllabus and work and to move up into the next graded level.

GLEN WOOD & ATOD TAP

GLEN WOOD & ATOD TAP

Tap is one of our fastest growing classes. You will improve your tap dance skills, coordination, balance and rhythm. We are a Glenn Wood Tap & ATOD school so students are taught based on a carefully scaffolded system of training and skill development. Students are encouraged to sit their tap exams each year, we believe exams are a useful tool for measuring improvement, setting goals and seeing progress. As well as sitting examinations, students participate in open classes, performances and workshops.
HIP HOP

HIP HOP

Hip Hop classes mesh together a range of Hip Hop techniques to perform what is coined as ‘new style’. This style has been inspired by the commercial dance and music scene. Students will learn the beginning elements of popping, locking, breaking as well as develop skills to freestyle and dance battle with other dancers.
JAZZ

JAZZ

The music for this class is current, fun and familiar to the age group.  They expand on the skills and techniques learned in younger classes. We do warm ups, stretching, progressions across the room as well as putting together a dance for the recital/concert. Students are building on their jazz technique and skills to popular music. Students learn combinations and routines as well as a routine for our annual showcases and concert.
LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

These classes explore both Modern Dance styles, Lyrical & Contemporary. Lyrical has its foundations in classical ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. Contemporary dance also draws on technical elements from other dance styles but tends to combine strong controlled form, shapes and lines with aspects of classical ballet techniques. It also employs specifically modern dance techniques such as contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Original and innovative explorations of time, space and dynamics, changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. Contemporary Dance often (but not always) communicates an idea or intention, giving the audience a glimpse into a purpose or meaning, story or idea being told through the movement and dancers relationships with the space and with each other.

Adults

ADULT AERIAL

ADULT AERIAL

New to SCIPA in 2023 – This class is from part of the Circus world. Aerial Hoop (Lyra) uses all of the body, incorporating flexibility, strength and determination.
ADULT BALLET

ADULT BALLET

We offer a Beginners Ballet Class for those who have little to no ballet experience and would like to start with the basics. Advanced Ballet for ex dancers and those with substantial ballet experience. This class is suited to those who have a solid classical vocabulary and are able to pick up exercises and combinations with ease.
ADULT TAP

ADULT TAP

Tap is one of our fastest growing classes. You will improve your tap dance skills, coordination, balance and rhythm. We are a Glenn Wood Tap & ATOD school so students are taught based on a carefully scaffolded system of training and skill development. Students are encouraged to sit their tap exams each year, we believe exams are a useful tool for measuring improvement, setting goals and seeing progress. As well as sitting examinations, students participate in open classes, performances and workshops.
JAZZ / BROADWAY

JAZZ / BROADWAY

We do warm ups, stretching, progressions, combinations and progressions across the room as well as putting together a dance for the recital/concert (optional). Students are building on their jazz technique and skills to jazz and broadway music.

Competitions & Exams

Exams

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

Examination Classes are offered in the R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) Syllabus. The R.A.D is the largest and most influential Dance organization in the world. Examinations are offered from Pre-Primary through to Advanced 2. Classical Ballet is the basis of all other styles and is essential to any dancer’s training.

GLEN WOOD TAP EXAMS

GLEN WOOD TAP EXAMS

Examination Classes are offered in the ATOD Tap Syllabus. Please speak to our staff to find out more.

ACROBATICS ARTS AUSTRALIA

ACROBATICS ARTS AUSTRALIA

Dance Troupes

We have competition teams running in all age groups and across a range of style. If you are interested in joining our award-winning troupes and becoming a part of our SCIPA Troupe family. Please contact us for more information. There are prerequisites involved to join these teams, we can help you find out more.

Solos

Private lessons are reserved for competition students who will be competing at eisteddfods and festivals. There are prerequisites for becoming a soloist, we can help you find out more.

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