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 LyricalBoth 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.
JazzA high energy and upbeat style of dance, used in television advertisements and in Musical Theatre.
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.
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.
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.
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 ChoreographersStudents 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.
WakakirriWakakirri 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.