Classes are available for all ages
From our 2 year old ‘Twinkle toes’ up to our ladies open jazz and tap classes.
Classes are great value and start from $8.80.
- Tiny tots (18 months – 2 years)
- Twinkle toes (2-3.5 years)
- Preschool dance (3.5-5 years)
- Mini Groovers (4.5 – 6 years)
- Groovers (7-8 years)
- Classical Ballet
- Hip Hop
- Musical Theatre
- Ladies Tap and Lyrical
Tiny Tots 18 months – 2 years
Mums and Bubs class of interacting with music, dance and movement.
Twinkle Toes – 2-3.5 years
Independent learning for our little upcoming stars focusing on fun and basic skills in ballet and tap.
Preschool Dance 3.5 -5 years
Independent learning designed to develop student skills in ballet, jazz and tap technique whilst having fun.
Mini Groovers 4.5 – 6 years
Combined 1 hour Ballet, Tap and Jazz class designed to develop the students understanding of all styles of dance for this age group (Kindergarten).
Groovers 7-8 years
Combined Ballet and Jazz class designed to develop the students understanding of both styles of dance. Tap will develop basic skills and the children will start to learn combination work.
Classical ballet is characterised by a standard vocabulary of steps, poses, and graceful movements including pointed feet, rising, jumping, stretching and turning. Here at Michelle Maree’s we teach the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) syllabus, one of the highest quality Classical Ballet syllabus’ available. Classes start with exercises at the barre followed by work in the centre of the floor. Students are recommended to participate in two ballet classes a week to develop the technique required for exams and other dance styles, to cover grade content and to acquire performance quality. Ballet exams are offered to Bronze Medal grades and above.
Jazz is one of our most popular dance styles on offer for all ages and abilities. It is a great way for children to express themselves and develop confidence. Our Jazz classes enrich and extend students’ technical skills through centre and progression work. Skills such as leaps and turns are incorporated into choreographed routines which challenge the students as they focus on building a strong dance technique. Current, energetic choreography is combined with popular music and classics from the genre.
Contemporary dance tends to combine the strong and controlled legwork of ballet with the fluidity of modern dance. Contemporary dance employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristics. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction are often used. It builds a strong centre and encourages self-expression, natural movement and personal interpretation.
Lyrical combines the techniques of Jazz and Classical Ballet. Lyrical is a slower, melodic, and more expressive form of Jazz often to ballad music. The lyrics of the song help to inspire movements to express strong emotions that the choreographer feels. Students focus on stretch, strength and a high level of technique while gaining fluidity of movement, grace and control.
Hip Hop is a combination of street and urban dance styles and is a soulful expression of movement. Constantly evolving, it is free, funky and soulful expression of movement where students are encouraged to develop their own style. Classes focus on isolations, popping, locking and free-style movement while promoting an athletic and energetic dance style.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Classes focus on rhythm, timing, percussion and coordination through the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) syllabus.
Inspired by Broadway musicals such as Annie, Matilda, Fame, Chicago and Grease, students combine song, dance and acting to create the ultimate dance. Musical Theatre classes have a strong focus on entertainment, and foster an environment that is sure to develop a student’s personality and confident as well as brighten their stage presence.
Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. These classes focus on the fundamental acrobatic technique where students will learn handstands, chin stands, cartwheels, walkovers and much more. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility and strength.
Ladies Tap and Lyrical
Ladies tap and lyrical have recently been introduced and are proving to be very popular. These are casual classes.
We are an Active Kids program and Creative Kids Program provider.