Performing Arts

Dance

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Dance at Ravenswood encourages students to be creative risk takers, trying new things while developing a wide range of dance skills and techniques. Our program caters for beginners through to our elite Junior School Dance Company. All classes are a yearly commitment with semester fees.

The Junior School Dance Company (Years 3-6) is an audition only group, aimed at providing our elite dancers with performance opportunities at eisteddfods and showcases. Successful students will present a high level of skill, technique and flexibility and must be available to attend a number of events throughout the year.

 

 

After School Dance Classes available:

Styles from Kindergarten to Year 12 vary, please contact Dance@ravenswood.nsw.edu.au for a Dance Timetable and term specific information.

Contemporary and Lyrical

Both Contemporary and Lyrical employ unique music where the use of floor work is encouraged. These styles of dance grew in popularity with TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance.

Jazz

A high energy and upbeat style of dance, used in television advertisements and in Musical Theatre.

Ballet

One of the oldest forms of dance technique focusing on posture and poise. Students who study Ballet will participate in open classes exploring a range of ballet techniques from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) to Cecchetti.

Hip Hop

Has a strong link with music, with artists such as Beyonce and Justin Timberlake employing this style of dance in their music videos or live performances. Hip Hop at Ravenswood is strong and age appropriate.

Musical Theatre

This class also allows dancers to work on their singing and acting abilities. Performers will rehearse songs from musicals as a means of developing their skills.

Tap

Students will explore a wide range of Tap styles from slow to fast tap. Tap shoes are required for these classes.

Strength and Conditioning

This class combines Yoga and Pilates techniques to help improve student flexibility and strength. These skills are necessary for all styles of dance and will assist overall physical wellbeing.

Kicks, Turns and Jumps

This is a technique class for all levels of ability where students focus on specific dance skills. Corner progressions ensure students learn a wide range of kicks, turns and jumps used in all styles of dance, in particular Jazz and Contemporary.

Young Choreographers

Students in Years 3-6 explore a range of choreographic techniques to help them develop the skills to be successful choreographers. In this class we work on choreography for Wakakirri as an end product.

Wakakirri

Wakakirri Story Dance Festival is a unique performance experience for students in Years 3-6. Each lesson, dancers work together to create an original work that will be filmed and presented in a Screen Challenge. Dancers are encouraged to participate in the Young Choreographers class so they are involved in the creation of the work as well as the performance component.