Here at Sarah Brown Dance Studios we offer a range of levels of training in all styles of dance. We cater for the social dancer through to the serious competitor, from Toddler to Granny!
We offer examinations in Classical Ballet and Tap. We also offer audition based Elite competition squads. Please keep an eye on our Latest News Tab and/or Facebook for upcoming January Try Out Date
Below is a brief description of each genre offered here at Sarah Brown Dance Studios
Our Classical Ballet classes follow the RAD Syllabus (www.rad.org.au). Examinations are available for Classical Ballet from the age of 6, these are not compulsory.
We encourage all students to learn Classical Ballet as it is the foundation that develops the correct technique for all styles of dance. It is excellent for improving posture, flexibility, strength and poise.
Our Tap classes follow the GWT Syllabus (www.glennwoodtap.com).
Examinations are available for Tap, these are not compulsory.
Tap is a fun style of dance where the student makes rhythm and sound patterns from metal tap plates fitted to the bottom of their dance shoes. Tap is excellent for improving fitness, balance and rhythm.
If you are unsure which style of dance to start with, jazz is recommended as it is fun and energetic. We cover all styles of Jazz including, Commercial, Broadway and Funk. It is performed to upbeat music and involves learning all the basics including kicks, leaps and turns.
A Classical Ballet class is recommended, (but not compulsory) to excel in jazz as the Classical training enables the jazz work to have correct grace and balance.
Contemporary/Lyrical dance has derived from Classical ballet and Jazz dance styles. Contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern Jazz dance’s stress on the torso; it also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic unlike the strict disciplined nature of traditional Classical Ballet. This style of dance enables freedom of movement allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings.
For students to participate in these classes they must do at least one ballet class as ballet is the foundation for contemporary.
Our AcroDance classes follow the BBO Syllabus (www.bbo.org.uk)
Acro dance is a style of dance that combines 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.
Learn how to do cartwheels, handstands, forward & backward rolls, while building your strength & stretching skills. Once you have the basics, you can move onto back flips, hand springs, round off flips, aerial cartwheels etc.
BOYS ONLY CLASSES – HIP HOP and TAP
Also Available ….
Angelina Ballerina Classes
Toddler Angelina Ballerina Classes
Pre-School Jazz, Tap and Acro