Dance

The MLC Dance Program offers a variety of classes - Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, and Contemporary Dance for girls aged 3 to adults for both MLC and external students.

The full year dance program is devised and taught by dance professionals. During term, our dancers work on foundation movements which are beneficial in their preparations for exam work (excluding hip hop).

The annual Dance Concert which is held at the end of the year, is an opportunity for students to perform the dances and routines they have learnt throughout Term 3 and 4.

MLC Dance adheres to the Southern Federation of Dance Syllabus which is challenging, stimulating and builds students' skills whilst sustaining their interest. The sequential training mechanisms have been developed in Australia with safe dance principles and assists to produce optimal outcomes for all students to achieve their best.

 2017 Dance Timetable

 Please Note: Class times are subject to change

Dance Classes

JAZZ

Jazz dancing showcases a dancer's individual style and originality, allowing each dancer to interpret and execute moves and steps in their own way. It is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.

Uniform / Attire: Jacaranda leotard and black bike shorts, tan tights with jazz shoes. Hair is to be in a neat high ponytail.

CLASSICAL BALLET

Classical ballet builds a disciplined technical base and is a traditional and formal style. It is graceful, flowing and precise and nurtures individual artistic expression.

Uniform / Attire: Ballet level 1, 2, and 3: Pale pink leotard, pale pink ballet tights and ballet shoes. Hair is to be in a neat bun or if hair is short, a ponytail. Levels 1 and 2 also have a pale pink skirt.

Ballet level 4 and above: Jacaranda, pink ballet tights and ballet shoes. Hair is to be in a neat bun or if hair is short, a ponytail.

TAP

Tap is an exciting form of dance where dancers wear shoes with metal taps. Their feet are like drums, creating rhythmic patterns and timely beats, developing a high level of proficiency.

Uniform / Attire: Jacaranda leotard, black bike shorts, tan tights with jazz shoes. Hair is to be in a neat high ponytail.

HIP HOP

Hip-hop is primarily performed to hip-hop music and includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping freestyle (improvisational).

Uniform / Attire: Comfortable tight or loose fitting clothing which allows free movement.

Dance Workshops

CONTEMPORARY – a FUSION of dance styles to create a contemporary “New” interpretation of dance. Contemporary can be fast paced, slow, graceful and hard hitting. It creates fluid movement in the dancer and allows them to fully express and create using movement.

 

HOLIDAY DANCE WORKSHOPS

Please see Events for more information.

 

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