Primary Class Description
Designed for boys and girls aged 6-8 years, Ballet/Tap and Jazz/Acro combo classes allow students to explore 2 dance styles within one class, developing well-rounded young students who can move on to our Pre-Mini Competitive Training program with a solid foundation in dance. We also offer a Hip Hop class for dancers looking for a fun class to dance to current pop music and develop rhythm and co-ordination. Our Primary classes are structured to offer both the recreational and more serious dancers strong technique through RAD Ballet, ADAPT Jazz and Al Gilbert Tap training in a fun, safe, no-pressure environment. Dancers enjoy learning team work, class structure, discipline, musicality, body and spatial awareness in our very popular Primary classes.
Dancers showing promise in our Primary programs may be invited to join our Pre-Mini Competitive Training Program after 1-2 years of Primary Training.
60-minute/week Ballet/Tap and Jazz/Acro Combo class tuition is $80+gst/month and 45-minute Hip Hop class tuition is $70+gst/month. The recital costume fee is $95+gst/class.
All Primary classes run from September through June, and will participate in a year end recital at the end of the season.
Sessional Primary classes are $170+gst for each 10 week session with no registration or costume fees.
Our ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus with fully certified teachers, and we offer well rounded and comprehensive training for children learning ballet for fun, or with goals of future exams and competitive work. Ballet is highly recommended for all dancers who are just starting out, and is essential for those 8 years and over who are training in other disciplines. Ballet classes instill a love for music and movement, stretch and strengthen young bodies, build a strong work ethic and increase self-confidence in students.
In Tap, students will learn a combination of Al Gilbert and ADAPT tap syllabus, encouraging a progressive build in technique and the understanding of basic rhythms, timings and tap steps. Students will enjoy this high energy class as they develop co-ordination, and strengthen their legs and feet.
In Jazz, students will learn using syllabus from the ADAPT syllabus and develop their technique, focus and flexibility within the work. Jazz classes are high energy and will keep your dancer moving from start to finish, learning warm ups, barre work, centre floor exercises and technical combinations.
In Acro, students have a chance to develop flexibility and strength as we explore somersaults, back bends, bridges, headstands and cartwheels, along with other basic gymnastic skills. Acro is a wonderful compliment to any dancer’s training and is popular for it’s strength and flexibility benefits. NCDC is proud to be a certified studio in both the Acrobatique and Acrobatic Arts syllabus, ensuring proper training, technique and progression for all students.
A recreational class offered to any student, with or without previous dance training who wants a fun, high energy class. Dance to popular music while developing rhythm, style, co-ordination and performance. Hip Hop classes are structured to give students fun cardio and social connection.
2023/2024 Primary Class Schedule
SESSIONAL 4:00-4:45pm – Jazz/Acro Combo Class
5:00-6:00pm – Jazz/Acro Combo Class
4:15-5:15pm – Ballet/Tap Combo Class
5:00-6:00pm – Ballet/Tap Combo Class
9:15-10:15am – Ballet/Tap Combo Class
10:30-11:30am – Jazz/Acro Combo Class
10:45-11:30am – Hip Hop Class
NEW! 10-week Primary Sessions 2023/2024
Jazz/Acro – Mondays 4:00-4:45pm
Session 1 – September 11th – November 20th, 2023 (No class October 9)
Session 2 – January 8th – March 18th 2024 (No class February 19)
Session 3 – April 8th – June 17th 2024 (No class May 20)
45-minute/week class sessional tuition is $170+gst with no registration or costume fees.