Thursday August 17, 2017

Our Classes

Strictly Dance offers music and dance lessons at our professional equipped studios at Cleveland for students in the Redlands Areas and Underwood for students in Rochedale. Springwood, Kuraby and surrounding areas. We offer classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Tumbling/Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Tricks Turns & Leaps, Stretch & Strengthening as well as performing team opportunities. We also offer music lessons in piano, guitar and voice/singing lessons in one of our convenient locations in Cleveland or Underwood.

Mummy & Me And Twinkle Classes (2-4 Years)

These classes are especially designed to introduce 2 & 4 year olds to the magical world of ballet. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!!


Classical Ballet Classes

Strictly Dance teaches Australian teachers of Dance and the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. ​The school prides itself on teaching children from 2 years of age with a reputation for innovation and excellence. At Strictly Dance your childs passion for ballet will grow through our artistic and creative programs. With a dedicated team and a vibrant community, your child will be motivated to take your talent to the next level.


Acro Classes

Acrobatic is a beautiful, dynamic and spectacular skills for those children from 4 years to advanced dancers. The class develops courage, strength, stamina, co-ordination, flexibility, jumping abilities, adroitness etc. Acro unites its power and poise, with grace and beauty to create an intriguing style. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student’s individual level of experience. Your child will shine after every lesson with the exciting skills he or she has learnt, it is amazing fun too!


Combination Jazz/Tap Classes (3-7 years)

These are age specific classes for which introduce jazz and tap to our littlest dancers. They give children a fantastic base and exposure to different genre of dance. We have found that this combination helps to keep the children excited, interested and focused for the entire class. The use of props such as maracas, hula hoops and teddies keeps these young students involved. Watch your child’s eyes light up as the dance in front of you after each class, so very exited for the next week to come.


Singing

Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Just a sample of what a student will learn in singing lessons includes how to breathe properly, how to increase their range, proper pitch, how to project and stage presence. Our school offer optional performance opportunities each year with our music recital. Our group lesson lengths are 30 minutes or 1 hour classes depending on ability and age. Private lessons are 30 minute one on one lessons. Students are encouraged to select some of their favourite songs, to bring their own personality into their singing.


Broadway Babies/Stars

If your child loves to sing then our Broadway Babies (Ages 4-6) or Broadway Stars (Ages 7-10) is the option for your child. Our students enjoy lots of personal attention in our small classes with only 8 students per class. The children enjoy lots of singing to teach many musical concepts


Jazz

Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The classes consist of exercises to stretch and tone muscles and develop support of proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to everyday activities. ATOD syllabus exams are available.


Tap

Tap is Back! Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form, which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in African-American History, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum of classes. The class stresses the basics of tap and builds into combinations which are great to watch and delightful to hear. Try tapping for fun and fitness. ATOD syllabus exams are available.


Cheerleading Classes

If your child loves tumbling, dance and stunts this is the class she will LOVE! Incorporating these three elements into one exciting class, your child will beam with excitement with all she learns. Coordination, strength, balance and flexibility are some of the physical benefits participating in Cheer Classes but they will also be developing much more. Self esteem, confidence and goal setting skills are also nurtured in our environment that caters to team sportsmanship and social interaction with peers. Cheerleading is a fast paced, dynamic sport and you child with thrive with Strictly Dances amazing teachers and staff.


Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a street style dance that is more widely used in music videos and commercials. Students will learn the basics of hip hop technique and style as well as learning different center floor combinations to popular music. Students will develop their musicality and learn how to rhythmically interpret the music while exploring and perfecting the elements of freestyle and performance.
Hip hop is great for anyone who loves to dance. It’s fun, energetic & boundless. Just watch your child’s confidence soar!


Contemporary

Contemporary Dance was initially formed as an alternative to the rigid world of ballet. In its basic sense it was more open to people of differing skills and body types. Contemporary can be danced to any music; modern or classical. Students will learn how to express emotions through choreography and music.


Teenage Classes

A class for the teen or adult with no prior jazz, ballet or Contemporary dance experience, or for the student who has been out of dance for a period of time. Current dance styles along with beginning placement and technique are studied.


Stretch & Strengthening Classes & Extension Classes

Come & join in this fantastic class which is essential for any dancer to discover their flexibility & secrets of core stability. We use traditional dancers stretchers as a base and find that this class is ideal for aspirin young dancers, who would like to work on flexibility, trick turns & leaps.


Trick turns and leaps

In this class students will learn systematic, step by step, methods to achieve outstanding leaps and turns. This class will help dancers achieve strong multiple turns and high technique-perfect leaps. Plus TRICKS! Students will reach a new level in their dance training.


  • Strictly dance is the best dance studio in the world. All the students are very nice and parents and teachers are there to assist u. Everyone is there to have a great time and to do their best. We thank everyone for helping strictly dance as well. I LOVE STRICTLY DANCE!!!!!

    Brooke Smith (12 yrs)
  • I love to dance at strictly dance because their dances are unique and creative. I also love the teachers as they are strict, but still our friends. We can also communicate on face book which is pretty cool. The studio is really nice and open but still getting bigger!

    Ayla Hayes (10yrs)
  • They work us hard and we get the results. They share our dreams and help us achieve them. At Strictly Dance I have found a family.

    Xanthe Dunning (11yrs)
  • I love dancing at strictly because everyone is so loving ♥ the teachers understand your needs and help whenever you ask for it :) everyone is friends with everyone and I have had the funniest, happiest and most rewarding experiences there :)

    Courtney Male (14yrs)
  • “Debbie Lyn Davidson has been teaching our little girls for five years. Mrs Davidson, her studio and the other children are an extension of our family. At the end of each year we try to find a way to express to her the wide reaching impact she has on our girls. We explain that what we appreciate about dancing class with her studio is not just the high quality teaching of the dance but the great influence that she is having on the girls as unique individuals striving to do their best in all areas of their life. Thankyou Debbie-Lyn!”

    Natalie McFarlane (Parent)
  • “I am so pleased to have finally found a dance school where the dance is modern and organized. First impression was wow this is fantastic.

    Raelene Addley
  • “Strictly Dance offers everything that makes it easy for students to learn, that is a fun environment, outstanding communication and most importantly qualified, dedicated and caring teachers. My daughter always checks the calendar to see how long until her next dance lesson. Thank you for making her smile and encouraging her to be the best she can be.”

    Raelene Murphy
  • Love you all, Amazing, Beautiful Friends, Strictly Dance is Everything and so much more,  Tayla is blessed to have you all in her life !

    Natalie McFarlane (Parent)
  • Thanks for making everything so very simple for us as parents and enjoyable and well organised for our little girl. We have used other dance schools with her and with the oldest daughter and Strictly Dance is head and shoulders above the rest in all departments. The personal touches mean a lot and it is noticed and appreciated