SCHOOL AGED & ABOVE
In this class, students work on their flexibility and learn acrobatic skills that can be incorporated into dance routines. Some of these skills include chin stands, cartwheels, walkovers and aerials.
All Abilities *
We are very proud to offer dance classes to both children and adults with special abilities. At Vibe Studios, we believe that everyone deserves to love dance. Our All Ability lessons are very interactive. We work to enhance the gross and fine motor skills of all participants whilst having lots of fun at the same time.
Ballet is the foundation of dance and is the most technical class a dancer can participate in. We highly recommend ballet classes for those who wish to take their dance more seriously. In our ballet classes, students work on posture, breathing, balance, strength, flexibility, weight transference and general ballet technique. The strength and control learned in this classes is an incredibly valuable asset to any dance style.
These classes are adult fitness sessions run by a qualified personal trainer. The classes incorporate a variety of cardio and strength exercises. They are designed to make it easier for parents to exercise. Unlike most gyms, we allow you to bring your children into these sessions and we have a variety of toys with which your children can play with while you exercise.
This is a fun and energetic workout class that fuses techniques from dance, pilates, and yoga together. It works on toning and defining the whole body. It utilizes the ballet barre and is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility.
Break dancing, also referred to as b-boying/b-girling, is an athletic style of street dance. It is typically set to hip hop music and consists mainly of four kinds of movement: toprock (foot movement performed from a standing position), downrock (floor-based footwork), power moves (relying on speed, momentum, and acrobatic elements), and freezes (halting all body motion).
Cecchetti Ballet Exam classes
At Vibe Studios, we learn the Cecchetti syllabus. Cecchetti is an internationally recognised system of training which offers:
a gradually built, sound ballet technique while encouraging a love of music and dance
a graded, developmental syllabus, relevant to today’s children
a system to suit the young beginner right through to the pre-professional dancer
further opportunities with specialised master classes by leading professionals
exclusive competitions throughout the year
a high standard in its teacher training program
extensive continual professional development opportunities for its teachers
assurance that teachers hold qualifications necessary to correctly educate both the recreational student and the dancers of tomorrow.
Cecchetti Ballet Australia has been training ballet teachers and students since 1934 and is taught at many leading dance schools including the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and the Ministry of Dance. In these classes, students are taught set exercises that are aimed at developing their ballet technique. Students who are ready have the option of performing these exercises in front of a Cecchetti examiner at the Ministry of Dance. They receive a report that is written up by the examiner with a mark, as well as a certificate. Our Cecchetti program is overseen by Miss Claire, who brings a wealth of knowledge to our studio.
Cheer Troupe * * *
For those that want to take their cheerleading more seriously, we have cheer troupes that students must audition for and be accepted into. Click here to find out more.
In this class, students learn to dance in high heels. They learn to do so in a commerical style that combines the styles of jazz and hip hop to produce the sexy and energetic style that is seen in video clips and commercial performances. It gives dancers a little bit more freedom and allows them to express their personal style.
Our contemporary classes are for those who are after something different. It is hard to define what contemporary dance is because it is so unique. It involves elements from all other styles of dance however has less structure and therefore allows the dancer to dance more freely and expressively. A contemporary routine can range from a soft, slow and pretty piece to a fast paced, sharp and spooky piece.
Fun Cheer *
This is a fast paced class that involves a lot of team work. The elements of cheerleading include stunting, tumbling, jumps, pyramids and dance.
Hip Hop *
Hip hop is a street dance that is primarily performed to hip hop music. The commercialization of hip hop means that it can now be seen in film clips by music artists such as Chris Brown and Jason Derulo. Though hip hop is established in entertainment, it maintains a strong presence in urban neighborhoods which has led to the creation of street dance derivatives Memphis jookin, turfing, jerkin', and krumping.
Hip Hop Troupe * * *
For those that want to take their hip hop more seriously, we have hip hop troupes that students must audition for and be accepted into. Click here to find out more.
Our jazz classes involve quick movements that match the fast paced and popular songs that we love. In these classes, students work on technique, flexibility and performance. You can find things like high kicks, turns, shimmies and of course jazz hands!
The explanation of this class is all in its name! Students work on perfecting their kicks, turns & jumps that are found within dance routines by focusing on their technique. Students in these classes may also work on combinations and creative variations of basic kicks, turns & jumps. An example of some turning skills that may be of focus include pirouettes, fouette turns, leg turns.
Musical Theatre *
This is a very fun class that combines elements of singing, acting and dancing. In these classes, students practice these skills to soundtracks from popular musicals such as 'Wicked', 'Matilda' and 'Aladdin'.
This class is a time where our sprung floor is open for anyone to hire and use. It is a casual class that you pay for at the door and there is no supervising staff member present on the floor with you.
Pointe is traditional ballet. This class involves dancing in pointe shoes on the tips of fully extended feet. To take part in this class, dancers must have great ballet experience and must also see and gain approval from a physio and a podiatrist.
Pom Troupe * * *
For dancers with a high level of ballet & jazz technique, we have pom troupes that students must audition for and be accepted into.
Pom is a very technical dance style that focuses heavily on strength to create striking visuals. Of course, these visuals are created with pom poms. Click here to find out more.
Popping & Locking *
This class combines the two styles of Popping and Locking. Popping is based on contracting and relaxing muscles to cause jerks in the dancer's body. Locking basically means freezing from a fast movement and "locking" in a certain position, holding that position for a short while and then continuing in the same speed as before.
This class is for students who want to work towards dancing on pointe but are not quite ready yet. Students work on exercises that are aimed at strengthening and building upon their technique.
SFD Jazz Exam classes *
At Vibe Studios, we offer the Southern Federation of Dance syllabus in the style of jazz. In these classes, students are taught set exercises that are aimed at developing their jazz technique. Students who are ready have the option of performing these exercises in front of an SFD examiner who comes to Vibe Studios. They receive a report that is written up by the examiner with a mark, as well as a certificate and a badge.
Shooting Stars classes * * *
Shooting Stars is our elite dance program that is for students that want to take dance more seriously. To become a member of a Shooting Stars team, students must audition and be accepted. Click here to find out more.
In these classes, students use the sounds of their tap shoes by striking the floor as a form of percussion. One of the benefits of participating in tap classes is learning to understand timing and rhythm. This is of benefit to all other styles of dance.
In this class, students work on their tumbling skills that are required for cheerleading and useful for dance. Some of these skills include cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings, tucks and layouts.
* = classes participate in our bi-annual concerts
* = classes participate in our bi-annual Cheer Show Offs
* = classes are audition only classes
* = classes compete at competitions throughout the year
Still not sure what class to choose? Click here for a video to see exactly what goes on in our classes.