KiX Dance Studio offers different styles of dance classes including ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, acrobatics, musical theatre and tap dance.
All dance techniques are taught bearing in mind the pace and attention every student needs. We welcome students of all age groups to our fun and energetic classes, where they can learn different dance styles and express their creativity.
Learn different dancing styles in our fun and energetic classes
LITTLE KiX – PRE-SCHOOL TAP AND DANCE MOVEMENT
KiX Dance Studio welcomes pre-schoolers to learn ballet, jazz and tap in a fun and educational atmosphere. In our 45 minute class, we teach the basics of different dance styles to small children through fun activities.
This 45 minute class introduces these very young boys and girls aged 3-5 the basics of ballet, jazz and tap styles to familiar music such as nursery rhymes, Disney classics and other popular pre-school artists. Children will learn and strengthen for dance through fun and creative activities which will include, but not limited to, free dance, song, role playing, props and story telling. In this class children will love trying to balance, have fun learning how to run like a dancer on their tippy toes, and use lots of energy lifting their knees up high while skipping around the room. Children may be asked to play catch with bean bags or pick up “diamonds” (shhh…they’re actually just feathers) from the ground to help develop their hand-eye coordination. A fun obstacle course is set up for warming up and at the end of class the children will cool down with gentle stretching.
In the tap part of the class your child will be learning super fun basic tap skills in an imaginative way while sometimes playing with instruments to help promote rhythm and timing. They will learn steps including toe-heel, heel-toe, stamps and shuffles as well as making as much noise finding their voice while singing in our fun, safe and educational dance environment.
This class is suitable for both boys and girls who are having so much fun that they don’t even realise that they are learning the fundamentals of ballet, jazz and tap technique along the way.
Our experienced dance teachers know how to give your child personalised attention so that they can progress at their own pace.
Concerts are optional for this age group.
KiX is a Registered Member of IMAGINE “A Place To Be Me” – Australian Teachers Of Dancing Pre-school Program.
LITTLE KiX – PRE-SCHOOL ACROBATICS
All kids love to stand on their head don’t they, and cartwheels are sooo much fun. KiX is introducing Little KiX Acrobatics in 2020. A 40 minute class where the children will warmup first with basic progression exercises. Next some fun exercises for engaging their core (we love fitball balancing and super girl holds). We then start on some basic acrobatic skills such as bunny hops that build strength to progress into handstands. The children will learn hand placement for cartwheels. Other skills will be introduced as the class progresses. At the end of class a cool down and gentle stretch will calm your child before heading home. This class will be held on a Monday and Friday morning, pending numbers, and parents will stay to watch and may be required to help their child in such things as holding the fitball while their child finds their centre.
PRIMARY – COMPOSITE BALLET JAZZ TAP
These classes are offered to primary aged children. Level depending on age and ability. Classes vary from 90 minutes to 3+ hours. Ballet, jazz and tap are offered as a composite class.
KiX has 5 levels for Primary School aged children.
Throughout these levels the main focus being on building strength, gradually improving flexibility, technique and confidence in each of ballet, jazz and tap styles. Core strength being a very important part of developing technique, at KiX we ensure that this is a fundamental part of each class and we introduce exercises that are heaps of fun for a child while doing this.
The ballet component of the class follows an examination level. Correct alignment of the body and posture being taught from day one. We believe in correcting technique in a positive manner. Your child will progress through the levels as they (physically and mentally) are ready. At ATOD Silver classical examination level students are encouraged to take a minimum of two classical classes per week to build the strength required for progression through higher levels.
Each jazz class comprises of a warm up followed by strength and an appropriate before class flexibility exercises. Students will then work on the learning of skills. Their dance skill vocabulary will be built up throughout the year, ensuring that all children are working at their own pace. A cool down and stretch will finish their class.
The fundamentals of tap technique are taught, ensuring a child understands the mechanics of each tap movement.
Both the jazz and tap classes are exam based as well, this ensures skills are taught progressively using an approved professional syllabus.
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW
KiX uses the Australian Teachers of Dancing syllabus of training for examinations, which is comprehensive in all genre (Ballet, National Character, Contemporary, Jazz Moves, Hip Hop, Tap, Street Tap and Musical Theatre) is updated regularly to keep up with changing trends in dance. Teachers attend an annual workshop to touch base with the leading members of the association and refresh with any updates or new syllabus requirements. Natalie is an Associate Member of Australian Teachers of Dancing.
Natalie is certified to teach Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). PBT is an innovative program designed to train dancers in muscle memory to improve technique, flexibility and longevity in dance, while gaining a greater awareness of their muscles and how to use them properly to achieve their goals in ballet.
Natalie also attends workshops with Lisa Howell, whom is highly respected as a dance physiotherapist. Lisa runs workshops around the world to help teachers keep up to date with the latest information on how to build strength and flexibility safely in all dancers of all ages and abilities.
Students will work towards examinations and learn routines for Exhibition Day in the first half of the year. Whilst examinations are not compulsory they are encouraged as they build self confidence and improve technique. Students have a goal that they are working towards.
In the second half of the year students will learn routines for the concert. Song is also included in these classes.
CLASSICAL – INTERMEDIATE and SENIOR
These classes are for high school and above aged students who wish to work towards completing classical examinations. Students are working on Silver and above ATOD examination levels. As part of their classical syllabus, classes will might include neo-classical, character and national dance. Once students reach Silver examination level they should attend a minimum of two classes per week if they would like to continue with their classical examinations. Students may continue to take classical classes once per week, but not participate in examinations, in doing this they will still have all the benefits that classical dance has to offer including being a part of routines and performances. Progressing Ballet Technique is included in these classes. Pointe preparation forms a part of conditioning classes and pointe is included in classes a required.
JAZZ – INTERMEDIATE and SENIOR
These classes are for high school and above aged students who wish to work towards completing jazz examinations. It is preferred that jazz students will also participate in a classical class. Students are working on Silver and above ATOD examination levels. As part of their jazz syllabus, classes will possibly include some lyrical, and musical theatre styles as well.
SENIOR 1 JAZZ TECHNIQUE
This is an invitation ONLY jazz class for jazz students with strong technique who have completed a minimum of ATOD or equivalent Gold Medal Jazz Moves. Students in this class have shown dedication to their dance progress. This is an exam based technique class. Students will warm up, participate in strength and appropriate stretch exercises, this class then focuses on technical quality of jazz based skills. Routine work may include musical theatre stylised jazz, and jazz dance throughout the year. Students will cool down and stretch at the end of this class. Excellent attendance and knowledge of their work is expected from week to week. This is a 90 minute class.
SENIOR 2 JAZZ TECHNIQUE
This class is similar to Senior 1. These students are working towards Senior 1. This is a 90 minute class.
TAP – INTERMEDIATE and SENIOR
These classes are for high school and above aged students who wish to work towards completing tap examinations. Students are working on Silver and above ATOD examination levels. As part of their tap syllabus, classes will include tap in it’s various styles including street tap.
ADULT BALLET DANCE
An adult ballet class is great for posture, flexibility, strength and general fitness.
The class will start with a warmup, appropriate stretch and some fitball strength work. The class will include basic barre and centre work. This is a 75 minute fun ballet class at the end of which you should feel like you have had a full body workout and used muscles that you forgot you had. This is a casual class and must be paid in cash prior to the class starting or by paying a discount term fee.
ADULT JAZZ DANCE
An adult jazz class is great for flexibility, strength and general fitness.
The class will start with a warmup, appropriate stretch and strength work. Some basic jazz technique will be taught throughout the class. At least half of the class will be spent on a jazz routine of various styles throughout the terms. This is a 60 minute class. This is a casual class and must be paid in cash prior to the class starting or by paying a discount term fee.
ADULT TAP DANCE – BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE
Two levels of adult tap are offered in 2020. This class will include traditional tap technique and street tap. Each level is a 45 minute class. For adults this is a casual class and must be paid in cash prior to the class starting or by paying a discount term fee. Adults may also join the Senior Advanced 1 hour tap class if they require more of a challenge.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE and CONDITIONING
At KiX Dance Studio we welcome you to our contemporary dance classes which promote self-expression and physical fitness. It is encouraged that students are also taking classical ballet classes, as this will enhance their contemporary style.
KiX has 4 contemporary classes. Junior, Intermediate and Senior, and also a Teen / Young Adult class. Junior, Intermediate and Senior Contemporary classes are 90 minutes long with the Teen / Young Adult class being 1 hour. First part of each class being compulsory conditioning before the contemporary dance component begins.
Each of these classes has a duration of 45 minutes. These are open to all students, eight years and above. It is encouraged that students from 8 years plus take these extra strength building class. Core strength is required to achieve all dance skills with a good technical quality. After a cardio warm up, Students, through PBT training program, will learn basic and fun conditioning exercises to improve core strength, flexibility and also classical technique. Students will finish with some foot and ankle specific strengthening exercises. There are three levels and exercises will vary with age and ability. These classes can be taken separately from contemporary, but are compulsory with contemporary. KiX provides mats, fits balls, balance boards, sliders and many other fitness apparatus to the students during the running of these classes.
HIP HOP – PRIMARY
Classes for primary school aged children. This funky fun class for boys and girls will start with a warm up and stretch and then move into a routine. Children will work on hip hop technique and skills, learning how to pop and isolate to master the aesthetics of the hip hop style. In 2020 two classes are offered on Wednesday nights.
HIP HOP – TEEN and ADVANCED
There are two levels of classes for teens and young adults. One class is an open class for teenagers and young adults who may be beginner to intermediate level and the other by invitation for advanced students. This fast moving energetic class is great for general flexibility and fitness of a growing body. Both are 1 hour classes held on a Monday night.
Acrobatic moves are now incorporated into many dance routines. Students will warm up and work through exercises to improve on strength required for each acrobatic skill. Students will progress through levels following The Acrobatic Dance Association Syllabus. As they progress they will have fun trying skills with partners. KiX has 8 classes in 2020. Most levels being held on a Wednesday night and an advanced level held on Monday nights. Students will be assessed for ability prior to their class being finalised.
At KiX Dance Studio, we offer a musical theatre class to primary and early high school aged students. In this class students will work on vocal exercises to improve their voice. Students will take on rolls to perform mini drama skits. Basic dance using correct technique will be taught to enhance a song number. These three (vocal, drama and dance) skills are all required for a well rounded musical theatre performer. Students will participate/perform in the KiX mid year exhibition and end of year concert. I would love to see your child find their voice.
At KiX Dance Studio, we offer private and group singing lessons to students of all ages. Our professional teachers are dedicated to assisting you in all aspects of your vocal training. Our aim is to help you become comfortable with your own voice and be able to perform different styles of singing.
Why learn singing from us?
- Students can participate in concerts
- Experienced teachers