Programs

LET'S BOOGIE 18 months- 3 years (Parent/carer participation)

'Let's Boogie' is an engaging introduction to dance with a combination of ballet, creative movement, story-telling, singing, musical instruments and lots of fun and giggles. Children are encouraged to dress up in something fun, perhaps a fairy, superhero, princess or a minion and 'twirl, jump, roll, twinkle, slide, run, skip and hop' to classical music, pop, nursery rhymes, the wiggles, the fairies and more exciting tunes. Our imaginative props and animated teachers keep young minds engaged and excited all lesson long!

Parent participation for this class is recommended, to assist and encourage your child.

Mondays 9:30-10am @ Como

Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:15-3:45pm @ Caringbah

Fridays 9:30am & 10:10am @ Kurnell

 

$13.50/ per class

FAIRY BALLET 3-5 years

'Fairy Ballet' is a magical introduction to classical ballet or extension after 'Let's Boogie'. Children learn the fundamentals of ballet while exploring movement through imaginative exercises, stories, songs and props. Students are invited to dress up in their favourite dance outfit, and contribute ideas throughout the lesson. Our little dancers also have the opportunity to perform for their parent/guardian at the end of each class during ‘creative dance time'.

There are loads of exciting props to discover including: wands, wings, scarves, bean bags, mini-umbrellas, instruments and more.

Mondays 10:10- 10:55am @ Como

Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:00-4:45pm @ Caringbah South

Fridays 10:45-11:30am @ Kurnell

$14.00 /per class

CREATIVE BALLET 5-9 years

This class is different to your usual ballet class. It's a unique fusion of ballet technique, contemporary dance, student choreography, and group collaboration. It's perfect for creative, energetic children, who are interested in dance and want to have fun without the pressure of exams and competitions.

We use a wide variety of exciting props and music to keep the students engaged.

Student input is highly valued. The children are encouraged to request songs, contribute ideas and share their interests with the class-  this enables the teacher to plan exciting lessons that are enjoyable for all.

Parents are often invited into the studio at the end of class, which gives the students a chance to perform for their family in a relaxed environment.

Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm

$16.50 /per class

*Active Kids vouchers accepted

Meet Miss Renae..

Wow, It's hard to believe that I have been teaching dance for over 15 years now! It all began when I was 16 years old and my incredibly supportive dance teacher asked me if I'd like to start teaching the preschooler ballet class. She saw something special inside me and I have no doubt that her decision lead me to where I am today 🙂

I began my classical training at the Sail Academy of Dance and continued my dance studies in New York at Dance New Amsterdam. I performed in a variety of contemporary pieces (NYC- Dance Now Festival, Bourke- Yamma Festival, Mackay- The Ballet of the Matryoshka Dolls) but found that my passion was teaching young children.

My teaching experience spans across many local dance studios in the Sutherland Shire as well as primary schools around NSW and even as far as Hong Kong and Kenya.

I've been referred to as a bouncing ball of happiness and energy (how awesome is that!). That must come from my passion and enthusiasm for dance. My teaching style is based on positive reinforcement with an emphasis on encouraging children to have fun and achieve their personal best. I am super proud of the dance programs I have developed, which aim to foster creativity and self-expression, help to gain confidence, and develop physical skills and fitness.

Qualifications:
* I have completed my Royal Academy of Dance Major Examinations
* Diploma in Early Childhood Education
* Current First Aid Certificate + Asthma & Anaphylaxis
* Working with children check

I look forward to inspiring your budding ballet dancer 🙂

Caringbah Studio

Port Hacking Community Centre

184 Gannons Rd, Caringbah South

A beautiful hall with lots of natural light, clean amenities, a gated grassy area for siblings to play and plenty of off street parking.

Como Studio

Como School of Arts

15-17 Novara Crescent; Como

Right next to Como train station, this gorgeous hall has mirrors, a ballet barre and lots of natural light. There is nappy change facilities and a gated outdoor area for siblings to play.

Kurnell studio

Marton Community Hall

92 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell

A large hall with plenty of parking and an outdoor park with play equipment.

2 weeks ago

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Our newest dancer has arrived!! Meet lil Jordy 😍😍 Born on Friday 30th November. 2.9kg and 49cm. Miss Renae is totally smitten 💙💙💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Our Creative Ballet dancers stretching with Miss Keira 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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This beautiful little ballerina graduated to the Fairy Ballet class this term 👏😀💕 She's only had 5 lessons and look at her beautiful first position (of the feet). 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Has your little one enjoyed making music with the tapping sticks this term? We used our tapping sticks to sing 'tapping on my sticks' and played the 'funny feet' game. These exercises promoted:
➡ Fine motor development
➡ Language development
➡ Rhythm & tempo
➡ Concentration and listening skills

You can try this at home using household items such as chop sticks, wooden spoons or toilet rolls.

'Tapping on my sticks' song in comments below 😁
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2 months ago

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This little ballerina couldn't wait for the 'cake' dance this morning 🍰 🎂
We cut a slice cake and placed it in between our feet to assist with first position placement during plies.

The visualisation of the slice of 'cake' shape is super helpful for our little ones. We use it throughout our whole lesson- each time we stand in first position 👌😊
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