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 and assistants 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 runs a Little KiX Acrobatics class. A 30 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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, pending numbers.
PRIMARY – COMPOSITE BALLET JAZZ TAP
These classes are offered to primary school 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 several 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 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), and 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 has also attended 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 the mid year performance in the first half of the year. Whilst examinations are not compulsory they are encouraged as they build self confidence and develop technique in a progressive manner. Students have a goal that they are working towards.
In the second half of the year students will learn routines for the end of year 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 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 hence performances. Progressing Ballet Technique is included in these classes. Pointe preparation forms a part of conditioning classes and pointe is included in classes as 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 a 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 open 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 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 also 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.
CONDITIONING – JUNIOR and INTERMEDIATE and SENIOR
Each of these classes has a duration of 30 minutes. These are open to all students, 7 years and above. It is encouraged that students from 7 years plus take this 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 the 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.
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. The first part of each
class being compulsory conditioning before the contemporary dance component begins.
TEEN / ADULT CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Similar to above, but 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.
TEEN / 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
This class will include traditional tap technique and also street tap. Various styles of routines will be taught throughout the year. 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 60 minute tap class if they require more of a challenge.
OPEN CLASSICAL CONDITIONING / TECHNIQUE CLASSES
These classes have a duration of 90 minute and are for students 13 years and above. These classes will focus on the technique of a particular basic classical skills. Students are expected to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the class to do their own warm up and appropriate stretch. These classes may run randomly or regularly throughout the year, depending on interest.
HIP HOP – PRIMARY
Class 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.
HIP HOP – TEEN
Class for Grade 6 to Year 8 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.
HIP HOP – SENIOR
This dance class is for Seniors who also participate in Senior Jazz levels 1 and 2.
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. Most levels being held on a Friday night. Students will be assessed for ability prior to their class being finalised.
At KiX Dance Studio, we offer a musical theatre classes 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