Classes We Offer
The Royal Academy of Dance is a world-leading dance, education and training organisation, with teachers and students in 85 countries across the globe. At OnBeat, we teach the RAD Syllabus, starting with the Dance to Your Own Tune Program for our Baby and Pre-School ballerinas, right through to Advanced 2 for pre-professional students.
This is a carefully structured, safe and fun syllabus, which enables students to celebrate their progress by entering in yearly Examinations or Class Awards (from Pre-Primary onwards) as they progress through the grades.
Acrobatic Dance, or Acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.
The Acrobatic Arts syllabus is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling - you will not find a more comprehensive program.
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Grade 4 ballet + (or please enquire if younger).
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focussing on training their muscle memory. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a progressive manner.
There are some very specific equipment requirements for PBT, so please check this list and make sure you have everything you need before attending this class.
Jazz dance develops in parallel to popular music, with jazz being the physical embodiment of popular music of a given time. It therefore continues to evolve and remain popular across the world and across all age groups.
We teach foundation jazz technique, while also incorporating a mix of both traditional and commercial jazz choreography in our classes.
Lyrical is an increasingly popular, highly emotive competition dance style. Technically, it is a combination of ballet, jazz, contemporary and even acro, so we strongly recommend that our students also take other technique classes to supplement their lyrical training.
Choreographically, it interprets the lyrics of the song to evoke an emotional response from the audience, and is usually fluid and graceful. Lyrical is a great way to help dancers get in touch with their emotions to help them connect with their audience through dance.
Contemporary dance is a more mature, unconventional style that stresses dynamics, improvisation and floorwork. It focuses on the contract and release of the body to create abstract shapes, can have unpredictable changes in speed, rhythm and direction, and utilises gravity and fall/recovery in its choreography.
Strong ballet training is essential for contemporary dancers to be able to perform with ease, strength, and coordination.
Our conditioning class arms our dancers with specific exercises to help them build muscular strength and endurance, improve their flexibility and body awareness, increase control and stability, and maintain proper alignment. We encourage our dancers to incorporate the exercises learned in this class into their home training schedules. Effective cross-training is key to injury prevention, and helps dancers to improve their technique across all styles.
Our Competition Team is for students who are wanting more performance opportunities throughout the year. We compete at various Eisteddfods both locally and interstate, allowing our students to showcase their hard work across various styles of dance, in a positive and supportive environment.
Ballet and jazz classes are prerequisites for joining our competition team. Please enquire with Miss Alana if you wish to be considered for the team.
Tap is a rhythmical and percussive style of dance in which the dancers create various sounds with the metal taps on their shoes.
We teach the Glenn Wood Tap (GWT) Syllabus, and our students have the chance to enter yearly Tap Exams!