Classes

We offer classes for all ages, from toddlers through to adults, catering for all your dance and performing art needs. Our discount packages keep the cost affordable. Please review our classes and contact us to help you with your selection.

All classes are open for parent viewing with set areas you can sit and watch your child. We do ask that noise is kept to a minimum and any siblings are kept entertained so the students get the most out of their tuition. Parent viewing is not permitted in Term 4 (excluding Mummy & Me and Preschool) when we are working towards our end of year concert.

Outlined below is a brief description of the classes offered with dress requirements outlined for each class. No school uniforms please. For information on our uniform pricing please see our Overview Page.

Grooming is important to a dancer and to assist the teacher in making corrections to posture and technique. For dance shoe stockists, please visit our Helpful Links Page. For recommended ages for syllabus grades in ballet, jazz and tap please see our Overview Page.

Class Descriptions

Mummy & Me

30 min class designed for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Combines creative movement, dance and play, using music, dance steps, fun props and toys to stimulate movement. Storytelling and sing-alongs will also be included. Mums and/or Dads too will dance, play and assist their children, interacting along with the other children and parents. A fun way to be a part of your child's early years of motor skill development through the joy of dancing. A great way to meet new friends as well!

Dress requirements: any exercise appropriate clothing or dance wear (tutus or other dress ups are welcome!) No shoes needed. Hair off the face.

Preschool

45 min class designed for children aged 3 and 4. This is the next step up from Mummy & Me, children participate on their own without Mum or Dad. Building on the skills learnt in Mummy & Me it combines the foundations of ballet, jazz and tap while still using storytelling and sing-alongs to encourage creativity. This is a great class to promote independence and build confidence through movement.

Dress requirements: any exercise appropriate clothing or dance wear (tutus or other dress ups are welcome!) Girls: pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes. Hair in bun or off face. Boys: black jazz shoes and black lace up tap shoes.

Tinies

60 min class designed for children aged 5 to 7. The class combines jazz, tap and ballet. This class starts to focus on the technique of dance and children have the option to sit for C.S.T.D exams.

Dress requirements: Girls: Westside Dance Mini Leotard with Skirt, ballet tights or ballet socks, black jazz shoes (pink ballet shoes can be worn in class but jazz shoes are required for performances) and tan tap shoes. Hair in slicked neat bun. Boys: Westside Dance Active Short and Singlet, white ballet socks, black jazz shoes and black lace up tap shoes.

Jazz

60 min classes designed for ages 8 to 12. Students will learn turns, kicks, and leap steps along with popular simple rhythm techniques, stretching and fun expression. We use fun, popular and age appropriate music. Students are given the opportunity to sit exams through C.S.T.D.

Dress requirements: Any combination of Westside Dance X Strap Leotard, Racer Back Crop, Performance Short or Performance Legging. Black jazz shoes. Hair tied back and off face. Boys: Westside Dance Active Short and Singlet and black jazz shoes.

Tap

60 min classes designed for ages 8 to 12. Tap classes are the quickest way to develop coordination and rhythmic ability. Tap is highly recommended for all dancers who desire to have a well-rounded base of knowledge! Students are given the opportunity to sit exams through C.S.T.D.

Dress requirements: Any combination of Westside Dance X Strap Leotard, Racer Back Crop, Performance Short or Performance Legging. Tan tap shoes (Pre Tap – Grade 3) black lace up tap shoes (Grade 4 and above). Hair tied back and off face. Boys: Westside Dance Active Short and Singlet and black lace up tap shoes.

Ballet

60 min class designed for ages 8 to 12. Classical ballet provides a great foundation for all other dance styles and is the ultimate when it comes to the control of your body. It helps to improve posture, muscle tone, flexibility and core strength. Each class starts with exercises at the barre and then will progress to the centre. Students are given the opportunity to sit for exams through C.S.T.D

Dress requirements: Westside Dance X Strap Leotard, ballet tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair in slicked neat bun. Boys: Westside Dance Active Short and Singlet, white socks and white ballet shoes.

Contemporary

60 min class designed for ages 8 to 12. It combines modern technique with a free form of movement and theme. It is filled with very technical dance moves that are very visual and fun to perform and watch. It is an ever-changing style of dance that continues to evolve and keeps us wanting more.

Dress requirements: Girls: Any combination of Westside Dance X Strap Leotard, Racer Back Crop, Performance Short or Performance Legging. Foot undies or bare feet are acceptable. Hair tied back and off face. Boys: Westside Dance Active Short and Singlet. Foot undies or bare feet are acceptable.

Hip Hop

60 min class designed for ages 8 to 12. One of the most popular and familiar forms of stylised dance. Television and movies utilise the free, rhythmic and fun tones of hip hop dance. In these classes we teach stylised technique along with popular hip hop moves. It also gives the dancer knowledge in coordination, physical strength and promotes self-confidence.

Dress requirements: any exercise appropriate clothing or dance wear and street shoes. (Loose clothing acceptable!)

Breakdance

60 min class designed for ages 8 to 12. Coordination, style, flexibility, and rhythm are the keys to successful breakdancing. It is one of the most improvisational dance styles, allowing for each dancer to customise his or her routine with athleticism and imagination. However, since many dancers have created moves that borrow from gymnastics and martial arts, you develop a lot of upper body strength

Dress requirements: any exercise appropriate clothing or dance wear and street shoes. (Loose clothing acceptable!)

Musical Theatre

60 min class designed for ages 8 to 12. Very fun and popular for the dancer who loves to be on stage. We use Broadway themed songs along with plays and concepts as you see on Broadway or local theatres. Jazz technique, stylization, expression is also taught in this class which enhances their dance education and future theatre opportunities.

Dress requirements: any exercise appropriate clothing or dance wear. Street shoes or jazz shoes acceptable. Hair off face.

Acrobatics

60 min class designed for ages 8 to 12. It combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. It is a popular dance style and an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills.

Dress requirements: Any combination of Westside Dance X Strap Leotard, Racer Back Crop, Performance Short or Performance Legging. Bare feet are acceptable. Hair tied back and off face. Boys: Westside Dance Active Short and Singlet. Bare feet are acceptable.

Adult Classes

60 min classes designed for beginner to advanced grown-ups! Currently we offer classes in tap. These classes are great for adults who have never danced before or haven’t put on their dancing shoes for a few years. It won’t be long and you will be burning up the dance floor!

Dress requirements: any exercise appropriate clothing or dance wear and black lace up tap shoes.