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Dance Tuition 2017

Detailed 2017 Class Descriptions

 See Special Dates Events & Timetables for dates and times

Age Ranges

Age ranges are indicative. (Miss Marlene / teachers may vary these as required for special cases).

Performance Requirements

Community and stage performances are required by Academy students throughout 2017.  No community or stage performances required for Club classes.

Preschool Dance:  3 – 4 years                                                                          MSOD Academy Performance Class

Ballet, Contemporary (free movement), Tap, Modern Movement

This 45 minute highly motivating and carefree beginner class is designed to ignite the 3 – 4 year old child’s interest in music and dance, and encourage all our rising stars to take their first dance steps.  Using props and creative movement, preschool aged children will start to discover the basic skills of Ballet, Contemporary (free movement), Tap and Modern Movement to help develop their musicality, co-ordination and motor skills.  With prompting, the Preschooler Dancer should be ready to take to the stage at the end of year production.  The same class content is run on Mondays and Tuesdays.

NEW - Preschool Tumble & Twirl: 3 - 4 years                                                       MSOD Academy Class ( Performance optional)

This 30 minute class is full of fun and exciting play based gymnastics activities and games to encourage, develop and improve upon the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running, jumping, hopping, climbing, leaping, etc.), flexibility and balance.

NEW - Preschool Dance & Tumble & Twirl: 3-4 years                                           MSOD Academy Class (Performance optional)

A one hour class combination of Preschool Tumble & Twirl Academy followed by Preschool Dance Academy (see descriptions above)

Primary Dance / Tap:  5 – 7 years                                                                     MSOD Academy Performance Class

Tap, Jazz, Modern Movement, Musical Theatre                                               

This highly motivating and rewarding 60 minute class allows the 5 – 7 year old dancer to share their joy of dance and performance with like-minded students in exploring and developing the basic skills of Tap, Jazz, Modern Movement, and Musical Theatre.  Building on Preschooler Dance experience, or starting from new, the Primary Dancer continues to explore dance through prompting, fun music, and imagination.  At the end of the year the Primary Dancer should be able to recall and demonstrate most (if not all) of the basic skills taught.

Primary Classical and Lyrical Ballet:  5 - 7 years                                          MSOD Academy Performance Class

This wonderful class 45 minute class is designed to capture the student’s imagination through Lyrical Dance and traditional Classical Ballet.  Classical Ballet will be delivered through relevant exercises that will help support technique and deportment for dancers throughout the years.  Students will learn to recall and demonstrate through repetition, and will enjoy the feeling of discovering new ways to move.  Lyrical contemporary will allow the student to explore movement through emotion, and through discovery and improvisation capture each dancer’s inner strength to work independently or in a group.

 Lil Beat Masters Hip Hop:  5 – 8 years                                                           MSOD Academy Performance Class

Old Skool Hip Hop Genres (Old Skool, Break Skills, Pop’n’Lock)

This class caters for those 5 – 8 year old children who are looking for a way to display their raw edge through dance.  The basics of Old Skool Hip Hop genres will be introduced in this class, allowing the student to experience dance forms that are new and exciting.  At the end of the year the students should be able to recall and demonstrate the basic skills taught.

Entry Level Gymnastics:  5 – 12 years                                                            MSOD Academy Class (Performance optional)

Gymnastics and Acrobatics

This class is delivered in a fun and safe environment and is a great class to start gymnastic skills.  This class will promote training in gymnastics floor work skills.  In this class your child can learn to tumble, stand or walk on their hands, leading to aerial work taught both on the mats and the mini trampoline.

NEW Primary Dance with Entry Gym:  5-7 years                                         MSOD Academy Class (Performance optional)

A 75 minute class combination of Primary Dance and Entry Gym (see descriptions above)

Junior Dance Club:  8 – 10 years                                                                                                                                            Dance Club

Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical Contemporary

Dance Club is the exciting way MSOD is providing junior students the opportunity to experience the joy of dance!  No commitment to stage or community performances, no extra expenses (e.g. costumes fees, expensive dance shoes etc.), just fun and fitness provided in a safe and encouraging environment.  In-house performances will be offered throughout the year, purely for student encouragement and confidence. Junior Dance Club classes include Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical Contemporary. 

Junior Dance / Tap : 8 - 10 Years                                                                     MSOD Academy Performance Class

This 60 minute class allows the 8 – 10 year old child to develop a strong foundation in the dance genres of Tap, Jazz, Modern Movement, and Musical Theatre.  Whether building on Primary Dance experience or starting from new, the Junior Dancer will enjoy exciting and fun challenges as they explore dance and continue developing the required dance techniques and skills.  At the end of the year the Junior Dancer should be able to demonstrate an understanding of a variety of dance skills and techniques and perform throughout the year as required within the terms of being an Academy student.

Junior Classical and Lyrical Ballet:  8 – 10 years                                           MSOD Academy Performance Class

This wonderful class is designed to capture the student’s imagination through Lyrical Dance and traditional Classical Ballet.  Classical Ballet will be delivered through relevant exercises that will help support technique and deportment for dancers throughout the years.  Students will learn to recall and demonstrate through repetition, and will enjoy the feeling of discovering new ways to move.  Lyrical contemporary will allow the student to explore movement through emotion, and through discovery and improvisation capture each dancer’s inner strength to work independently or in a group.

Youth Commercial Hip Hop:  8+ years                                                            MSOD Academy Performance Class

This fun and energetic class is for younger students who love the modern day Hip-Hop routines, or those who simply love to dance.

Mid-Level Gymnastics:  8-12 years                                                                 MSOD Academy Performance Class

This class will promote a mid-level of training in gymnastics floor work and small trampoline skills.  Do you want to tumble, stand or walk on your hands, or is aerial work your desire?  This class offers it all, taught in a fun and safe environment!  Gymnastics experience is required and students must be able to demonstrate handstands and cartwheels to a high level of accuracy.  This class is great for the dancer who wants to extend themselves and work toward personal gymnastics goals.

NEW - Acro 4 Dance 1:     8-12 years                                                               MSOD Academy Performance Class

 A specialist class that combines acrobatics and dance.  Classes are designed to prepare and assist students to build strength, flexibility and improve technique on stand alone acrobatic skills such as walk overs, hand springs and aerials. Students will learn about Safe Dance and strategies to seamlessly transition their acrobatic skills into dance.

Floor Masters Hip Hop:  9 – 12 years                                                              MSOD Academy Performance Class

Old Skool Hip Hop Genres (Old Skool, Break Skills, Pop’n’Lock)

This class caters for those 9 - 12 year old children who are looking for a way to display their raw edge through dance.  Building on Primary Old-Skool Hip Hop, or starting from new, the basics of Old-Skool Hip Hop genres (Old-Skool, Break skills, Pop’n’Lock) will be introduced in this class, allowing the student to experience dance forms that are new and exciting.  At the end of the year students should be able to recall and demonstrate a range of skills in our end of year performance.

Ju-Se Power Masters Hip Hop Freestyle:  10+ years                                     MSOD Academy Performance Class

Old Skool Hip Hop Genres (Old Skool, Break Skills, Pop’n’Lock) (by invitation)

This class caters for those older children who are looking for a way to display their raw edge through dance.  Building on Junior Hip Hop, or starting from new, the basics of Hip Hop genres (Old Skool, Break skills, Pop’n’Lock) will be introduced in this class and extended upon, allowing the student to excel in dance forms that are new and exciting.  Hip Hop experience, strength and commitment are prerequisites to joining this class.  Enrolment to this class is subject to approval by the Hip Hop Instructor.  The performers should be able to recall and demonstrate a range of skills throughout the year through choreographed routines.

Intermediate Dance:  11 – 14 years                                                                  MSOD Academy Performance Class

Tap, Jazz, Commercial Hip Hop, Musical Theatre

This class allows the 11 – 14 year old to develop a solid foundation of the four dance genres of. Tap, Jazz, Commercial Hip Hop, Musical Theatre.  Building on Junior dance experience, or starting from new, the Intermediate student will enjoy exciting challenges as they are encouraged to explore a greater range of skills whilst continuing development of their dance techniques and skills.  At the end of the year the Intermediate Dancer should be able to demonstrate an understanding of all the genres delivered and very clearly demonstrate through performance.  Confidence in performances will be part of this Academy class and requires students to perform throughout 2016 in the community.

Intermediate Classical and Lyrical Ballet:  11 – 14 years                              MSOD Academy Performance Class

This Intermediate Ballet Class is a lovely class with the emphasis on developing a strong technique and love for Classical Ballet.  Through repetition of a series exercises taught, all dancers will gain a wonderful sense of achievement as they learn to demonstrate and perform with grace and ease.  Contemporary Dance will be taught through exploration of emotive choreography, learning new movements to give our dancers a great start to the wonderful world of Contemporary Dance.

Pointe/Stretch (by invitation):  13+ years                                                       MSOD Academy Performance Class

Dancers must have had three or more years of Classical Ballet training before being accepted for entry into these classes.  In addition teachers must also be happy with the level of skill and maturity of the student. Dancers develop as they master the skills of this demanding technique and dance en-Pointe without assistance.  

With all Pointe classes, we recommend that students have a chiropractic appointment prior to each term and ensure that the chiropractor clears you from head to foot for studying Pointe.

Open Level Gymnastics (by invitation)                                                          MSOD Academy Performance Class

This class will promote an experienced level of training in gymnastics floor work and small trampoline skills.  Do you want to tumble, stand or walk on your hands, or is aerial work your desire?  This class offers it all, taught in a fun and safe environment, and is a great choice to extend the dancer who wants to work toward personal gymnastics goals.  Gymnastics experience, strength and commitment are prerequisites to joining this class.  Enrolment to this class is subject to approval by the Gymnastics Instructor. 

NEW Acro 4 Dance 2:         10+ Years                                                            MSOD Academy Performance Class

A specialist class that combines acrobatics and dance.  Classes are designed to prepare and assist students to build strength, flexibility and improve technique on stand alone acrobatic skills such as walk overs, hand springs and aerials. Students will learn about Safe Dance and strategies to seamlessly transition their acrobatic skills into dance.

Zumba Club (all ages)                                                                                                                                    Dance Club

Half hour Zumba classes to tone and shape your body

Adult Dance Club: 18+ years                                                                                                                         Dance Club

Jazz, Lyrical Contemporary, Bollywood, Disco, Lyrical Dance, Commercial Jazz, Cheer, Gymnastics (some), Musical Theatre, Technique and Fitness

This 60 minute class (Zumba Club 30 mins, Dance Club 30 mins) is a class for all adults with varying abilities.  Starting with a Zumba warm-up, this class is designed to ignite the magic of dance for the older student in many genres (Jazz, Lyrical Contemporary, Bollywood, Disco, Lyrical Dance, Commercial Jazz, Musical Theatre, technique and fitness).  Achievable technical exercises to help strengthen, tone and ensure a strong mind, body and soul will be taught in a fun and encouraging environment, with the emphasis on working gradually to develop techniques and strength.  The content will vary week to week, as it is designed to extend what you already have, or as a starting point for the new enthusiast.  Building confidence, endurance and the ultimate full body workout from the heart!

Adult Experienced Dance: 18+ years                                                              MSOD Academy Performance Class

Jazz, Lyrical Contemporary, Bollywood, Disco, Lyrical Dance, Commercial Jazz, Cheer, Gymnastics (some), Musical Theatre, Technique and Fitness

This 90 minute high energy class is for the performing Adult who wants to be challenged.  It builds more advanced skills in the modern genres with an outcome that clearly demonstrates confidence and clear technical skills.

Leadership Academy Stream Classes (Leadership 1 Academy and Leadership 2 Academy) (by invitation)

100% dedication and commitment by students is required.  The outcome of Leadership Academy is the understanding that we are all here to achieve and give our very best to every class provided.

Leadership 1 Dance / Tap                                                                                  MSOD Academy Performance Class

Leadership 2 Dance / Tap                                                                                  MSOD Academy Performance Class

These specialized classes are for the developing Tap and Modern Dancer who has a solid foundation and very clear understanding of dance techniques and skills.  Students in this stream will be required to work at a higher Tap and Modern Dance standard and gain stronger technique than those in the lower Academy stream classes.  Students in these classes will be delivered more challenging choreography.  At the end of the year the Leadership 1 Academy and Leadership 2 Academy Tap and Modern Dancer should be able to demonstrate an improved understanding of a variety of dance skills and techniques, and perform with confidence a large range of taught work delivered at a face past.

Leadership Ballet                                                                                               MSOD Academy Performance Class

Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance

This class is aimed at the dedicated dancer who needs to be challenged and is committed to continuing their studies in Classical/Contemporary Dance.  Students are taught through a series of well designed exercises with a gradual progression to extend the student’s memory and technique in an achievable way.  Students will demonstrate their wealth and love of Classical Ballet through a lovely Classical Ballet repertoire.  Contemporary explores a dynamic range of achievable movements that will clearly show how versatile and adaptable a dancer needs to be.

At the end of the year the Leadership Academy Classical Ballet/Contemporary dancer should be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of a variety of dance skills and techniques.  Determination and a clear sense of personal achievement is required in this Academy class.  Performance work is taught at a fast pace and all students must be prepared to work together to their very best in all lessons.

NEW - Eisteddfod Class                                                                                       MSOD Academy Performance Class

 Eisteddfod Classes ((based on experience and skill level)) are for the highly dedicated and committed dancer (Contemporary, Jazz, Jazz Musical Comedy, and Acro Jazz genres only).  Eisteddfod work provides students with the opportunity to compete in an array of dance competitions and performances in our area.  Students can enter into solo, duo or trio work to compete in Warrnambool, Geelong, Ararat or Ballarat.  To compete in Eisteddfod work requires a high level of commitment.  Students will learn choreography and are expected to rehearse independently and attend all necessary scheduled classes.  Independent rehearsal ensures that 1:1 time with their teacher is for correction and extension.  Students will be required to enter their dances and submit their own music online, and will need parent support to travel to and from Eisteddfods.


 


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