Classes Offered At Sharmels Dance Academy
Broadway Babies : A combination class specially designed for 2 ½ - 4 yrs old. The Children learn basic rhythm and co ordination in a fun and enjoyable manner in which they can understand and enjoy. Age appropriate music is used in the class, along with props and many educational items. Class Time - 45 minutes
* BROADWAY BABES - WHERE STARS ARE MADE *
Tiny Tutu’s: An introductory level that invites the children to explore and enjoy the beautiful discipline of classical ballet in our special fairy wonderland. Young dancers learn the basic ballet technique, music appreciation, expression of movement and class decorum to prepare them for the formal classes. Fairy costumes and wings maybe worn for the class. Ages 3 – 5yrs. Class Time – 45 Minutes.
Acrobtic’s: Movements like cartwheels, elbow stands and head stands,walk over’s and Arial’s just to name a few are normal when performing. It can also be commonplace where tricks with partners are performed. have a Dance .
Give your child something fun to do after school. We offer classes in Tiny Tumblers, Beginner and Intermediate classes. Consisting of warm up, stretching, conditioning and gradually move into dance moves combined with acrobatic movements. A dance must have a significant percentage of dance movement with respect to its acrobatic content for it to be categorized as acro dance. Our qualified teacher take the guess work out of acro by providing step by step instructions for every level. We start at the beginning ensuring you know about proper placement and technique so the correct building blocks are there to progress safely and quickly from one level to the next.
Jazz Classes: strive to give girls and guy’s the opportunity to experience the dynamic culture of popular dance moves and styles such as jazz and funk. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Our jazz classes explodes with energy with music styles ranging from yesteryear, hip hop and show tunes.
Each class begins with a thorough warm up, serious of stretching exercises and isolations movements. Progressive corner and center work such as, turns, leaps, jumps and combinations are taught in each class. Two jazz routines are taught through out the year for the students to perform in the End Of Year Performance.
TAP CLASSES: Tap is rhythm: Dance steps tapped out musically with the feet. Each class begins with a warm up to stretch the muscles and the feet. Students learn the correct timing and musicality and names of each step required for the style dance. Tap dancing is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn regardless of age or dance experience.
CLASSICAL BALLET CLASSES: Classical Ballet is the cornerstone for all dancers forming the basis in which other dance styles depend upon. Each class and age level begin with a thorough warm up and stretch regime. Younger levels learn the basics of ballet with fun, creative dance, and imagery. As the students progress through the levels they will learn more ballet positions and steps to prepare them for formal training. In progressive levels, the students develop classical technique, poise, body placement, alignment turn out, feet positions, barre work, and center practice. Some upper level students will take a portion of their class on pointe. At the teacher’s discretion, students who have developed the necessary strength, alignment and are age appropriate will begin pointe work. Pre pointe students will take this portion of the class on demi pointe to strengthen their feet and legs in which pointe work requires.
HIP HOP CLASSES: A Popular style of dance for guy’s and girls, offering the newest ideas in hip hop, pop and funk. Each class begins with a funky warm up and stretch, steps are broken down and explained teaching many of the moves seen in music clips and the ever so popular TV show – This style of dance builds strength and stamina.
MINNIE HIP HOP: Minnie Hip Hop is designed especially for the little grover’s and Mover’s. The class teaches the basic fundamentals & movement of Hip Hop and street dance. Age Appropriate music used for the class.
COMPTEMPORY & LYRICAL DANCE: An intense form of dance expression, this style of dance incorporates the elements of jazz and ballet into one harmonious dance style. Interpretation of various pieces of music, bring emotion and chorography together to form an expressive story using the body and dance. Music can vary from soft flowing to dramatic interpretation. A minimum of two years classical training is required for this style of dance.
COMPETITION AND PRIVATE TUITION: Classes available in solo, duo/trio and troupe, the competitions are held locally in Adelaide. The students entering the competitions are taught to have fun and enjoy the experience. They are never under any pressure to win and praise is always given upon completion of their item. Students must undertake a classical class and have 2 years experience to undertake competition classes. Limited spaces available, bookings are essential.
EXAM CLASSES: Exams can be taken in jazz, classical and tap & Contemporary. Students are taught under the CSTD Method, (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance). Classes are determined by the age and level of the student.
SONG & DANCE & SONG & TAP CLASSES: Song & Dance and Musical Theatre are introduced in all levels of Jazz Dance from the tiny’s through to the senior level. Musical theatre brings the entertaining style of broadway and musical films with the technical Elements of, Jazz ballet and tap together. Students develop confidence and personality in portraying different characters in various settings. An incorporation of Tap, Dance, Acting and Singing.
STRETCH AND TECHNIQUE : Stretch and technique classes are designed to increase flexibility, stamina and core strength required for dance. Progression of Turns, Jumps and Leaps at a level and understanding for all age and level of students. Beginner To Advanced level. New In 2020 - Introducing Lucy Ellis International Dance Technique. Classes For Mini's - Advanced Level.
Each class offered at Sharmels Dance Academy is determined by the age and level of the student at the time of enrollment. All classes offered have a beginner, intermediate and advanced level.