Ages 5 – 6 Years (Tiny)
The most important of all dance genres is BALLET – it is the foundation of excellence in dance technique which strengthens all other dance forms. Ballet is highly recommended for all our young dancers to start working toward beautiful dance technique from the beginning! YCD follows the Royal Academy Of Dance Syllabus (R.A.D) & therefore also provides opportunities for R.A.D ballet examinations. The benefits of attending ballet classes are endless & life long!
Jazz is one of our most popular classes – and with good reason! Our students learn strong jazz technique to popular/age appropriate music, combinations & progressions and sharp & dynamic choreography! Examples of techniques in jazz include pirouettes, turns, kicks, leaps & body isolations. A super fun class that compliments perfectly our dancers’ training in Ballet, Contemporary & Pom;
Our YCD tap students all learn the Glenn Wood Tap syllabus & we encourage all to do their exams as it is such a positive experience. Tap is an amazing class to teach rhythm, co-ordination & strong musicality with emphasis on solid tap technique Our tappers love getting LOUD in a structured class format. Our exceptional tap results year after year are a strong reflection of the excellence in Tap tuition offered at YCD!
TAP RHYTHM CLASS
Tap shoes not necessary, just a willingness to have some fun and be ready to learn! This class is great fun with focus on musicality, rhythms, tap games, combinations of skills & inclusion! All welcome – boys, girls, young, old, experienced and inexperienced – everyone will enjoy this class!
Built on strong classical ballet foundations, Contemporary is a beautiful & emotive form of dance with emphasis on dancing from the heart & with excellent technique;
Dance Cirque is a Circus based program where your child can develop skills and learn new tricks while exercising! Dance Cirque classes include Interactive Circuits, Lyra, Silks, Trapeze, Juggling, Hula Hoops and more! All our Dance Cirque classes have individual levels of difficulty that students move through at their own pace with our Progress Certificates! Watch the excitement as your child looks forward to each class as they meet new friends, gain confidence and learn new skills in this super fun class!
Our acrobatics program is recommended for ALL! Learn how to roll, cartwheel, walk over, back handspring & MORE! These classes are specifically levelled to ensure safe progression & flawless technique with mastery of skills & repetition – the key to progression! Private & semi private acro lessons are available on request (a great option to fast track skill progression)!
Pom is a dynamic mix of strong Jazz dance technique, cheerleading arm motions & jumps, exciting formational and visual choreography – and of course – we use poms! This class is great fun, energetic, super for fitness & has bouncy upbeat music to get the kids grooving!!
Get your groove on & learn all the moves to current trending music! Popping, locking & isolations are just some of the techniques taught in this addictive class! Our hip hop classes are hugely popular and great fun!
An awesome combination of dramatic art & vocal training! Our students will extend their talents, imagination, vocal abilities, microphone technique & theatre knowledge – with drama games, songs & movement! It’s the perfect class for for BUILDING CONFIDENCE in your child… everyone needs to do a speech at school some time or talk in front of people… this class will help a whole lot!
Got a budding singer on your hands, and want to give them more confidence & training to really shine? Book in a private sining lesson & learn all about correct vocal technique, how to use a microphone, perform with confidence, improve vocal range, pitch and so much MORE! Our private singing students all get the opportunity to compete & perform at events throughout the year too… so their confidence & performance experience
TINY / MINI PERFORMANCE CLASS
This class is for those students keen to perform at community based events and be part of our performance teams. Our performance classes work hard on routines & dance technique, learn stage craft, performance quality and MORE! This is a great class for students who want a little more than recreational classes and LOVE to perform!
YCD COMPETITIVE DANCE
If you are interested in becoming a competitive YCD dancer as a soloist, duo or trio dancer… let us know!! Competitive students will get the opportunity to not only compete their own specially choreographed routines, but will also get to perform at community based events where possible. As these students work in lessons one on one, or in very small groups – their progress is fast tracked as they get much more individualised attention! Their confidence soars also by getting the opportunity to perform more than our recreational students. Well worth considering if your budget allows and your little star is keen to perform more regularly.
Any questions?? Please do not hesitate in contacting us!
We understand there are lots of options for your little star, so if you would like a FREE TRIAL CLASS of various genres before making a decision of what to enrol in – this is absolutely no problem at all!
We are keen to work with you and your child and find the right fit!