Classical Ballet is an important technical foundation for all other dance styles. Classes offered at Promenade implement the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabuses.
The RAD offers examinations and assessments which encourage students of all ages to work towards and achieve at developmentally appropriate levels. Examinations are optional for students. Classes are offered from Pre-Primary and Primary levels into eight graded levels and five vocational levels. From Grade 2, ballet exam students need to undertake a minimum of two classes per week in order to be eligible for their exam. Please tell us at the beginning of the year if your child is interested in taking examinations.
The Jazz programs offered at Promenade are based on the ATOD syllabus. Students work progressively through graded technical exercises which are applied to performance work choreographed in class. Jazz classes are available to students from 5 years of age.
The Tap programs offered at Promenade are based on the ATOD syllabus. Students work progressively through graded technical exercises which are applied to performance work choreographed in class. Tap classes are available to students from 5 years of age.
Contemporary dance further develops dance technique from classical ballet and incorporates elements of modern dance. It allows for a greater range of movement that allows the dance student to explore creative composition tasks and musical interpretation. Contemporary classes are available to students at an Intermediate level (age 8 to 12 years) and Seniors ( age 13+).
Ready Set Dance
READY SET DANCE is a one hour combo class fro preschoolers aged 2-5yrs that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of FUN for girls and boys. Our studio is proud to be an official READY SET DANCE location. READY SET DANCE was the winner of the award for Best National Activity for preschoolers in 2018. The program focuses on developing the 3 C’s for preschoolers- Confidence, Coordination and Creativity.
Mini Movers is a pre school program for children aged 2-5 years. The program includes activities that enable children to explore space creatively, develop musicality through basic ballet technique and develop co-ordination.
Acro dance is an acrobatic program based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of Acro Dance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. At Promenade we follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.
In our Musical Theatre students will learn dances and songs from a variety of musicals.
Adult tap is a fun, energetic class for adults who have always wanted to learn, used to dance as a child or want a great way to exercise! A no pressure class for anyone. There is also the option of participating in the local eisteddfod and Promenade’s end of year concert.
Performance groups provide students the opportunity to work on group choreography in a number of different styles with performance opportunities at local community events and eisteddfods. Students must undertake ballet to be eligible to participate in performance groups.
Private lessons and solo work for eisteddfods are available to students on enquiry.