Kids Dance Classes
Kids dance classes are an activity that can be started at any age and include a variety of different types of dance style. Children can learn a great deal about themselves whilst exploring the creative arts that include dramatic performances and acting classes. Dancing is also a way to learn self-expression whilst developing gross motor skills and coordination.
Types of dance classes for kids in Brisbane
- Creative Movement
- Hip Hop
Of course, your child can choose more than one style of dancing, though this will involve more than one class per week, and requires a high level of commitment come exam and performance time.
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Is dancing right for your child?
Whether a child is seeking to become a classical ballerina or simply wants to bop around to music in a dance class with other kids, parents still want to know the best dance classes for kids in Brisbane. Hopefully, your child already has an idea of what they might enjoy to narrow down your choices and then it is simply a matter of choosing the right dance school!
Types of dance classes in Brisbane
Ballet classes range from toddler ballet right through to classical ballet and you will find a variety of different types of approaches. Some will involve lots of costumes and ballet exams, some will focus on an end of year concert and others will be simply about developing early dance skills or just having fun. If you have expectations of your child developing professionally you might also ask what links they have to the professional dance company and further training opportunities.
Jazz and Tap Dance
Jazz and tap dance often go hand in hand with ballet at many dance schools and form the foundation of a diverse dance program. Letting your child have a go at several different types of dance will improve their skills across all type of dance disciplines and also improve their fitness.
Dance fitness is a growing category of dance made popular by the desire to get kids moving using dance without it being necessarily focused on learning a specific dance discipline. Dance techniques will still be learnt but the dance skills will likely fall across many genres.
Hip Hop can be congratulated for bringing more boys into dance but in truth, this is a dance genre that transcends gender and age. Hip hop classes are growing in popularity across Brisbane with a range of different types of approaches on offer for kids.
Creative movement dance is a style of dance which focusses on the enjoyment of dance, the joy of body movement and the sensory immersion into the entire experience of dance. Kids will be given the opportunity to express themselves during a dance, inspired by the music, their movement and their feelings. Creative Movement approaches may differ between dance schools so be sure to ask about their philosophy behind their type of creative movement approach to decide if it is right for your tiny dancer.
Questions to ask a kids dance school
- When does your dance term begin?
- What is your policy for make-up classes?
- Do your students require any prior experience?
- How much will it cost? Does this cost include uniforms? and performance costumes?
- How often are the classes?
- Is there a trial class?
- How often would you expect a student to practise?
- Are the children assessed for the dance, how often and is there a focus on achievement and results to move forward?
- What is your dance philosophy?
- Who are the teachers and what is their background in dance?
Whatever dance style your child decides to explore you can rest assured the benefits of dance will go beyond the classroom and will be felt in all corners of their life. Through the meeting of lifelong friends to the discipline they will develop as they practise on refining the dance style they have chosen.