Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy

Professional Dance Tuition

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The Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy aim to provide a friendly atmosphere for children of all ages to learn different types of dance.

We provide a wide range of classes for all ages and abilities. From Contemporary Dance, Creative Movement, Arco Dance, Tap, Jazz, and Ballet, we follow the syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD) for Tap and Jazz.  Pupils are prepared for examinations and awards and also have the opportunity to take part in dance productions, competitions, eisteddfods and other various performance opportunities.  We have fully equipped studio’s located at Morningside Central Shopping Centre.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Classes are held at:

Our fully equipped studios.  Sprung floors, Mirrors, Air Con, Professional Dance Studios.

 

  • Level 1, Morningside Central, 25 Junction Rd, Morningside, Brisbane. (Main Studio's)
  • Woolloongabba Senior Citizens, Qualtrough Street, Brisbane. 

 

We have a Dancewear shop at our Morningside Studios.

Shop Hours:
Monday - 8.30am to 9am & 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday - 3pm to 5pm
Wednesday - 3pm to 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 9am & 3pm to 5pm
Friday - 3pm to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to 10.30am
 
 
TELE: 07 3399 7943        FAX:  07 3395 8857        MOBILE: 0412 125 857

Postal Address: PO Box 607, Bulimba 4171

amEMAIL:                                           

woodgerdance@optusnet.com.au

Website:                                          

www.kwda.com.au

 

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STUDIO  AND CLASS INFORMATION

Baby Dance (18 months to 3 years)

The Baby Dance class is a magical introduction to dance for the 18m months to 3 years old child. A fun filled half-hour class that engages the child in age appropriate activities incorporating drama, music, props, educational coloring pages along with the excitement of basic dance steps, creative movement, and vocabulary. For the little “Tiny Tots” and Mummy, or Daddy dances with them.  A lovely introduction to dance with the security of Mum and Dad joining in with the fun! 

Unform: Pink Studio Leotard, Pink Skirt, Ballet Shoes, Ballet tights or socks.  Fairy Dress acceptable.  Boys - Shorts and t-shirt.

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

Creative Movement (3 to 5 years)

Creative Movement is a pre-dance/ballet class for girls and boys.  The emphasis is on fun and creativity.  The class utilizes music, movement and coordination activities as an early introduction to dance.  This program has been specifically designed to develop the appropriate skills of the tiny, young dancer.

 Uniform: Pink Studio Leotard, Pink Skirt, Ballet Shoes, Ballet tights or ballet socks.  Fairy Dress acceptable.  Boys - Shorts and T-shirt.

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

Classical Ballet

Students are accepted for Beginners classes and all Grade work in the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum.  Students are entered for annual examinations.  Private coaching lessons and individual preparation for exams and competition work are available.  The Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy offers a friendly and safe dance environment in three fully equipped dance studios.  The safe and correct training of your child is one of our major concerns and ‘The Royal Academy of Dance’ Syllabus has been devised with great care.  It progresses a child in stages demanding no more of a young body than with which it can easily cope.  

Uniform Pre-Primary to Primary Level: Pink Studio Leotard, Pink Skirt, Ballet Shoes, Ballet tights or ballet socks. 

Uniform: Grade 1 to Grade 4:  Maroon Studio Leotard, Ballet tights, ballet shoes.  Character shoes and skirt may also be required for some levels. 

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

Jazz Dance

is for ages 5 and up.  Dance movements taught to a variety of latest music.  Jazz & Hip Hop/Funk are very popular forms of dance.  Great fun. 

Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Jazz tights.  Black Jazz Shoes.  

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

Tap

for ages 5 and up for beginners or the dancing divas.

Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Jazz tights.  Tan Tap shoes.  

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

  

Contemporary Dance

is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern dance, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Stirrup tights Contemporary - Foot thongs. 

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

Acro Dance

is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance which incorporates elements of gymnastics, jazz, balancing, tumbling, and basic contortion. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials and tumbling. Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. AcroDance offers more depth and variety to your choreography and creates a much more versatile dancer. To master an AcroDance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning and stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques; which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.

Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Stirrup tights Contemporary - Foot thongs. 

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

                       

Eisteddfod and Performance Teams - Groups and Solo.

Competition teams offers students a opportunity to dance with dedication and commitment as well as having a lot of fun with our competition teams.  Students to learn and improve their stage skills & performance as many aspire to a career in the dance industry. 

 

Adult Classes - Ballet and Jazz

Put on your dance shoes and break out a healthy sweat in our Adult Ballet & Jazz ClassesOur dance and fitness adult classes can be started at any time.  Learn the ballet basics and improve your posture, balance and muscle tone. Enjoy the beautiful music and graceful movements that has made ballet an enduring art form.  Discover the fun of jazz dancing while improving your flexibility, agility and muscle tone. Exercise the mind as well as the body while learning fun combinations to a variety of music genres.

 

OPEN DAY
To ensure the students’ full attention, and to enable the children to focus during class, parents are asked to wait outside during class. All parents are invited to attend Open Day in the studio to view class.   Open Day is usually held on the last day of term. 

ANNUAL CONCERT & EVENTS
An annual concert is held in November each year. Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy is also regularly invited to perform at special events and gala's.  This gives the children a chance to display their skills and obtain valuable stage experience and have fun.

EXAMINATIONS/COMPETITIONS
The Royal Academy of Dancing holds an examination session yearly for all ballet students, if suitable.  Students must attend two Ballet classes per week to be considered to sit for their RAD examination (Primary Level & upwards).  Eisteddfods Groups and solo work also available.

GENERAL
Classes run according to the school term to allow for school holidays.  All classes are held on public holidays unless otherwise advised.  Fees are payable on the first day of class each term. Arrangements can be made for special circumstances - please see your Miss Kimberley personally.

OPEN DAY
To ensure the students’ full attention, and to enable the children to focus during class, parents are asked to wait outside during class. All parents are invited to attend Open Day in the studio to view class.   Open Day is usually held on the last day of terms 1,2 and 4. 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy will provide an opportunity for every student to experience joy, creativity and artistic freedom in dance by facilitating the achievement of a secure technical foundation in a warm and caring environment.

 CATCH UP CLASSESFOR MISSED CLASSES & POLICY

1.  Proficiency in class is largely dependent on regular and consistent participation. It is strongly recommended that children attend all classes in the session. Absenteeism interrupts the technical progression of the child in the class and disrupts the continuity of the class for other students.

2.  It is the parent’s/dancer’s responsibility to notify the teacher(via email: woodgerdance@optusnet.com.au) of absences and make arrangements in advance for any potential make-up classes. Make-up classes for absences due to illness or other circumstances will be allowed as class size and teacher schedule will permit. Make-up classes will NOT be scheduled during observation weeks, costume weeks, or weeks being utilized for choreography instruction.

3.  NO REFUNDS OR DISCOUNTS WILL BE GIVEN FOR MISSED CLASSES!      

4.  Make-up Lessons: Proficiency in class is largely dependent on regular and consistent participation. Therefore, it is recommended that students make up classes whenever possible. All make-up classes must be made up within the current term session.

5.  Fees.  Fess are payable on the first day of term, each term.  Discounts apply for multiple classes per child. 

For new students starting after the term has commenced, fees are calculated pro rata from your child's first class start date.

Fees are refundable for Mummy & Me, Creative and Pre-Primary Dance classes, however 2 weeks notice is required.

6.  Trial Classes are offered.  However you will be invoiced from your first class, if you decide to continue with that class. 

 

PRIMARY BALLET CLASS

TERM 1 2015

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