Class Styles

We offer a range of dance styles across our classes as well as covering all age ranges. In addition to traditional styles, we cater for other interests with our more creative Dance Play classes and Boy Zone classes for male-oriented styles.

Adult Classes

It’s never to late to start dancing!  Our Adult program offers a wide variety of classes for all levels including Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop and Tap. Whether you are looking for a way to get fit, workout, learn a new style, improve posture, balance, muscle strength, flexibility or simply have fun!

Dance for Life! has a class for everyone!

We offer Adult Classes in Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop & Tap, with flexible class package options

Ballet

Ballet is beautiful to watch, but is also a discipline to be learnt.  As children’s bodies grow, they learn about posture and poise, resulting in positive self-awareness and confidence.  The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) training programme ensures that students learn progressively, building on their knowledge & ability as they grow.  At Dance for Life!  they also have a lot of fun, role-playing their dance one minute, working hard the next in a friendly group environment.  Students also have the option to work towards ballet examinations with the RAD.

Boy Zone

Boy Zone – definitely no girls allowed! – is a chance for boys to learn together.  We focus on developing strength & flexibility whilst learning male-oriented moves in a friendly environment.  The dance styles taught encompass jazz/hip hop & tap/street tap.

Contemporary

This class will explore a dancer’s individual movement style through composition and choreography whilst still having a strong emphasis on technique. Students will experience the fundamentals of movement, how to use gravity, suspension & release as well as creative expression and musicality.

Dance Play (ages 2 to 5)

Children love to explore!  Movement is a great part of that exploration.  In Dance Play classes we follow a theme and explore how we can move our bodies in a particular environment.  Children will be encouraged to use their faces and all parts of their bodies as self-expression and to imitate living and non-living objects.  A great fun way to enhance your child’s creative and motor development.Children are encouraged to wear their favourite dress-up for Dance Play classes.

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Hip hop dancing is an ideal way to express one’s creativeness. It features self-impressions and the dances come from the soul. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Dancers will practice various techniques, steps and moves focusing on rhythm, clear and elaborate execution and musical interpretation. They will learn many fun sequences and combinations.

JAZZ

 Working with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) Modern Jazz syllabus, and the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) Hip Hop syllabus, we offer classes in Jazz for children from the age of 4 years.  The syllabi from CSTD & ATOD are entertaining as well as technique based, so students learn about posture, alignment and co-ordination as well as the groovy vibe that is associated with Jazz/Hip Hop routines around the world.  Students wishing to achieve higher levels of technique are able to do so through examinations in either CSTD or ATOD syllabi.

Tap

Again, we use the CSTD and the ATOD tap syllabi to offer a broad selection of tap training exercises, amalgamations and tap dance styles children from the age of 4 years.  Each level builds on the knowledge learnt previously and expands the children’s repertoire in this dynamic dance style.  Examinations are also available in Tap for students wishing to further their studies in this way.