Senior School

The senior program builds on the fundamentals of technique and the love of dance gained in early training and is suitable for students aged from 11 years to adulthood.

In the senior school the focus across all styles intensifies and concentrates on refining each students individual skill and dance vocabulary while building strength, artistry and versatility.

To ensure that skills are developed safely students advance through the program based on strength, commitment and personal desire. This ensures that students continue to develop their skills holistically and allows them to balance their dance education with their academic commitments and personal development.

Our senior students enjoy success in all styles of dance with students accepted into prestigious national and international professional training schools, tertiary institutions, companies and productions including:

    • The Australian Ballet School,
    • Karlsruhe Ballet Company,
    • SUNY Purchase New York,
    • Joffrey Ballet School New York,
    • The Australian Institute of Music,
    • NIDA,
    • The University of New South Wales,
    • Wicked,
    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,
    • A Chorus Line, and
    • Grease.

Our commitment to developing both technique and artistry supports our consistently strong results in higher grades and vocational RAD ballet examinations and awards as well as our continued success in both troupe and individual sections in eisteddfods, scholarships.

In addition to their development as Dancers participation in dance classes of all styles through the senior years provides many additional benefits to our students including:

    • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • Motivation
    • Focus and Self Discipline
    • Confidence and Personal Resilience, and
    • Teamwork

Dance styles offered in the senior school include:

    • Ballet (RAD)
    • Pointe
    • Contemporary (ATOD)
    • National Character (RAD)
    • Jazz
    • Tap (ATOD) and
    • Musical Theatre

Allocation to group classes is based on age, strength and experience. Private tuition is available in all styles to further support and enhance group learning or to prepare students for examinations and competitions. All allocations to group classes and arrangements for private tuition are made in consultation with the schools Director, Linda Shaw Wilson.

All students in the senior program have the opportunity to participate in special events including Eisteddfods, Examinations and the end of year Showcase. Participation in these events is optional but encouraged.