This is a beginner’s class to learn the basics of ballet in a fun environment. Come along and enjoy the benefits of improved balance, coordination and posture. Both courses are the same program.
Please wear comfortable clothing. It is advisable to check with the tutor regarding appropriate footwear.
Ballet 1 Monday
Ballet 2 Wednesday
The opportunity to learn or improve ballroom dance skills. All are welcome from beginners to experienced dancers. Dances taught will be highly slanted towards Dancesport Australia recommended routine. Over the whole year of tuition these will cover freestyle waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, ballroom Latin (cha cha, jive and rumba) and around 8 or so New Vogue sequences, plus a few fun progressive dances. Each class will be a based on a revision of some previously taught classes, plus normally over two weeks, learning a new dance. Instruction will not only cover the "steps" but also the way of dancing them safely, in a balanced way with appropriate flexibility for your age. Enjoyment not only from the steps and the music but for the way the dance is executed. So that as a result, no matter what your standard is, you can and will look a better dancer on the dance floor.
Singles and couples are encouraged to join the class and are able to enrol anytime, but preferably before the beginning of each term. Members are asked to simply wear comfortable flexible shoes. High heel shoes are not recommended unless they are specific ballroom dance shoes.
While there will be some technical aspects taught, the emphasis is on enjoyment and fun in a learning environment.
Bush Dancing is 6 week course highlighting Australia’s version of country dance or contra-dance. It draws mostly on the Anglo-Celtic traditions but as it has developed it has become more eclectic and diverse and draws on influences from other resources including: Cape Breton, Cajun, old-time string band, bluegrass and even rag time and jazz. Modern dances, such as the Macarena and Nutbush City Limit can also be done to bush music songs.
Members will be taught at least two complete dances each week, with the tutor demonstrating in the first week patterns, holds and “calls” that are used. Dances learnt from the previous weeks will also be revised each week.
Thursday 9.00 to 11.30
A class for beginners and another for those continuing are offered. It is a dance class for everyone to enjoy learning routines of all different flavours. With or without experience in dance there will be something for everyone, from jazz influence through to Broadway pizzazz (with a touch of nostalgia at times). Come along and be part of "feeling the rhythm and "moving to the beat" The wearing of soft/flat shoes is recommended.
Line dancing promotes health physically and emotionally, enhances balance and centering and increases mobility without joint damage because it is low impact. It promotes cardio-vascular health through physical workout of varying intensity. The opportunity for creativity and line dancing’s memory work, provide mental benefits also. This activity also allows you to interact with a wide variety of people from all walks of life, serving one’s social health.
Line dancing is the second most popular extra curricular activity in the world using all rhythms of music, the most popular being country music.
For all classes it is recommended that members wear closed in shoes (sneakers) that are comfortable and that do not have soles that “stick” to the dance floor, thus allowing free movement of footwork.
TWO LEFT FEET AND NO SENSE OF RHYTHM ARE CHALLENGES NOT DISABILITIES.
Classes are designed to be fun.
The course will cater for new members in Term 1 & 2 only and continue into Terms 3 & 4 as Line Dancing...Continuing
This class is appropriate for those members with some previous experience or have been through the beginners course.
This class is for the most experienced line dancers who are able to take on more complex and challenging routines. Tuesday
This course is a follow-on from the U-Can Dance beginners class or for those who have some ballroom dance experience. This class concentrates on the teaching of New Vogue ballroom dancing. It is preferable that those enrolling have a dance partner.
This is the opportunity for those who enjoy Old Time dance. Relive the experience of the waltz and many other dance styles that live on forever to music that never dies. Under Covid restrictions members enrolling will need a dance partner.
Members will have the opportunity to learn and love 4-step rock and roll. It is a great way to meet new friends, keep fit and have some fun. It is essential that members enrolling in this course have a partner and be in attendance in the first couple of weeks of the term.
Rock and Roll is both great fun and exercise. This class covers both 4 step and 8 step styles and will allow dancers to practise their favourite moves each week as well as adding few new ones. It is expected that participants will have prior knowledge of basic rock and roll steps
A basic class to earn the steps needed for tap dancing. Tap shoes are needed.
It is important that members wishing to join this class have had significant experience tap dancing, The group will work under the tutor's supervision but members will be encouraged to be involved in the choreographing process.
A class where tap dance steps are incorporated into simple routines. Tap shoes needed.
U Can Dance class has been designed especially for new dancers, dancers with moderate knowledge of social dances, couples, singles, dancers who wish to repeat and practice dances they know and for those who enjoy social and fun new dances.
The aim of the course is to gently improve your dancing skills.
Each term 2 new dances will be taught to members, while at the same time provide a fun social evening of dancing.