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CLASSES

Below is detailed all the different styles of classes we offer. Parents are welcome to view the classes of the younger children when they commence their lessons, but it is asked that parents respect the domain of the instructor and their child's flourishing independence. 

The HVDC is proudly a member and certified with the AcrobaticArts and Alixa Flexibility program.

For fees and timetable get in contact with us now!

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CLASSICAL BALLET

A carefully structured method of dance which develops a deep understanding of posture, placement and dance movement. It is a theatrical art enabling deep creative expression. The Cecchetti method is currently taught by the HVDC and should children wish to take examinations or assessments , they may do so every alternate year in Maitland or annually in Sydney.

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CHARACTER 

Character Dance is a form of European Theatrical Folk Dance which is incorporated into some of the ballet classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In this class students learn a blend of Jazz throughout the year. They develop skills across turns, kicks, jumps and choreography in both Jazz Funk and Broadway Style. As students’ progress through the levels the development of different skills continues and begin moving in a faster pace as they develop. The students learn dances to perform both styles of Jazz at their end of year show.

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JAZZ BLEND

In this class students learn a blend of Jazz throughout the year. They develop skills across turns, kicks, jumps and choreography in both Jazz Funk and Broadway Style. As students’ progress through the levels the development of different skills continues and begin moving in a faster pace as they develop. The students learn dances to perform both styles of Jazz at their end of year show.

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CONTEMPORARY

These classes develop strength, technique and artistic expression, whilst extending the students range of movement.

We focus on the release technique of Contemporary dance with added elements of Modern dance. Students will learn floor work, standing work and progressions of jumps. In these classes, throughout the year the students will work on many different creative tasks and activities to assist them in building their creativity whilst also working with others. 

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

This class is a joining class between Jazz and Contemporary, any students doing either of those classes will participate in this class. We follow the Acrobatic Dance syllabus and will be focusing on developing relevant skills for other classes with a focus on flexibility and strength. This class is bundled in with Jazz and Contemporary, but Ballet students are welcomed to come and attend.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
MIX - BEGINNER/PRE JUNIOR

This class has mix of Jazz, Skills Development and Contemporary elements.
This class is only for the Beginner/Pre-Junior level which aims to give the younger students a chance to learn skills across these styles to smoothen the progression to Juniors where these styles split into seperate classes. We aim to create an environment where students actively learn but are also encouraged to be creative and have fun. 

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STORYBOOK DANCE - EARLY CHILDHOOD

Themed dance classes for young children and their carers. The students will explore emotions, ideas and themes through dance based on a storybook, accompanied by props and music. Each story will be over a 3–4 week period and is based on magical moments from Fairy tales, magical musicals and TV animation. Dance skills will be introduced throughout this using Jazz and Ballet. Carers will have the opportunity to join in with their child.

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