Ballet – Royal Academy of Dance
Ballet Classes are available for children, both boys and girls from 3 years of age. Ballet classes at Tanya Brooks Dance Academy follow the RAD syllabus and offer classes from Pre-Primary through to Grade 8 Ballet.
It is recommended that all children wanting to learn to dance spend a number of years studying Classical Ballet to help gain poise, posture, co-ordination, musicality and muscular strength to build a solid foundation for technique and physical ability.
At the age of 6, children are given the opportunity to commence preparations for Ballet Exams, at which time it is important to start attending ballet classes twice a week. It is not compulsory for children to take these examinations, although it is strongly encouraged.
Using a themic approach our baby ballerinas discover basic dance concepts in a fun environment through music and movement. Children develop skills such as co-ordination, musicality, listening, fine and gross motor control and spatial awareness.
During these lessons not only are there group activities to encourage team member skills and concepts of direction, but the students are also encouraged to use their own imagination in free dance time. This enables the children to develop free expression, creativity and gain self confidence and self esteem.
“A WONDERFUL INTRODUCTION TO THE DANCE WORLD”.
|Toddlers Class||Age 3 turning 4|
|Pre-Primary||Age 4 turning 5|
|Primary “new”||Age 5 turning 6|
|Primary “exam”||Age 6 turning 7|
|Grade 1||Ages 7 & up|
|Grade 2||Ages 8 & up|
|Grade 3||Ages 9 & up|
|Grade 4||Ages 10 & up|
|Grade 5||Ages 11 & up|
|Grade 6||Ages 12 & up|
|Grade 7||Ages 13 & up|
|Grade 8||Ages 14 & over|
|Open Ballet (Vocational)||Ages 14 & over|
|Pointe Class||Ages 12 & over|
Hip Hop Classes are available for children from 6 years of age. There will be 4 levels of Hip Hop classes available in 2019, each level becoming a little harder and more skillful.
These classes are designed with “FUN” in mind, working on confidence, co-ordination, fitness, team-work and many other skills that are involved when Hip Hop dancing.
There are no exams for Hip Hop. Classes are held once a week with the focus of these classes being on working towards putting together a Dance Routine or two, that will be performed at our end of year Dance Concert.
|Junior||Ages 6 yrs & up|
|Intermediate – FULL CLASS for 2020||Ages 9 yrs & up|
|Senior||Ages 12yrs & up|
|Advanced||Ages 15 yrs & up|
|Junior Hip Hop Crew||by Invitation|
Contemporary Classes are available for children from 8 years of age. There are 5 levels of classes available, each level becoming a little harder and more skillful.
These classes are focused towards teaching the children to dance expressively to music and to move in a free flowing way.
There are no exams for Contemporary, classes are held once a week and work towards putting together one or two Dance Routines, that will be performed at our end of year Dance Concert.
|Junior – FULL CLASS for 2020||Ages 8 yrs & up|
|Intermediate – FULL CLASS for 2020||Ages 13 yrs & under|
|Senior||Ages 13 yrs & over|
|Advanced – FULL CLASS for 2020||Ages 16 yrs & up|
|Invitation Only||By Invitation|
Tap classes are available for children from 9 years of age. There are 2 levels of classes available, both classes follow steps from the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus. We do not hold exams for tap, we focus on teaching the children a variety of tap steps throughout the year which is then put together into a routine for the end of year Dance Concert.
|Glenn Wood Level 7+||Ages 9 yrs & up|
|Glenn Wood Level 11||Ages 14 yrs & up|
In 2015 we re-introduced technique strengthening Jazz Classes at TBDA. After 5 years break, we felt students will benefit from the re-introduction of these Jazz classes. Jazz classes are available for children from 6 years of age. There will be 3 levels of classes available in 2019, each level becoming a little harder and more skilful.
These classes are focused towards teaching the children to increase their core strength and corner work technical skills.
There are no exams for Jazz, classes are held once a week and work towards putting together one or two Dance Routines, that will be performed at our end of year Dance Concert.
|Junior||Ages 6 yrs & up|
|Intermediate||Ages 13 yrs & under|
|Senior + Advanced||Ages 14 yrs & up|