With structure, friendship and a strong focus on technique and performance, all Mitcham Dance students are encouraged, nurtured and supported in their dance pursuits.
Classes conducted at Mitcham Dance have specialist teachers who only teach the style they are experts in.
For school age students, these classes have everything in them that will foster a strong sense of joy, self belief and confidence in their abilities.
Every year Mitcham Dance holds a mid year demonstration day and an end of year concert. While the Mid year demonstration is an opportunity for the students to develop their performance skills on stage, the end of year production provides an outstanding opportunity for them to excel in costumes and a professional performance setting.
Mitcham Dance Classical ballet is trained by the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Classes are arranged according to age groups set by the RAD. Classes are structured and highly educational in an enjoyable atmosphere. Exams are available for students wishing to focus on a direction and these students must attend a minimum of 2 classes per week to participate in official examinations. Vocational exams are offered to students over the age of 11 and these students must attend a minimum of 3 classes per week to be eligible for vocational examinations. Vocational Exams also include the use of Pointe shoes, with a strong focus on technique.
Our dynamite jazz classes are targeted to all age groups and abilities. Divided into age appropriate classes, our staff are trained and up to date in all things Jazz and funky in styles that age appropriate. Students engage in the technical understanding and performance skills that carry through into their daily lives. Self belief and confidence is built in these dynamic classes.
Our preferred Tap syllabus is the Glenn Wood Tap syllabus and a great way to explore rhythms and tap techniques in a current and relaxed style, that only the GWT syllabus can offer. Age and ability creates the Mitcham Dance Tap classes, we offer Tap classes and jazz classes together in one, until students have a competent understanding of rhythm and musical awareness.
These classes are a popular way to dance. With challenges in creativity and using both sides of the brain, students are encouraged to broaden their movement vocabulary and body awareness. This style uses natural movement and use of the floor to encourage an expanded awareness of space shape and form.
Hip Hop classes are for students who like to keep up with the latest film clips. This popular form of dance involves popping, Krumping, locking, funk and some simple break dance moves. Classes are for all age groups from ages 5 and up.
Sing dance Act in one class. These classes are the best fun for those who want to be all rounders. Songs are chosen from popular musical theatre productions.
One on one or small group sessions are available to all students at additional cost. These classes allow students to develop their skills at their own pace or to extend their technique.