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Our Dance Classes

5th Element Dance (formerly Nicole Marshman Dance) provides dance classes to suit all ages, levels and abilities. All of our classes have a unique structure that while the students are having fun and getting fit they are learning all the technique and skills they will need if they ever decide to teach dance or become a dancer, while progressing at their own pace. If students show the potential and a passion to take dance further we offer classes and opportunities to help them succeed. Our Excellence Programs challenge the exceptionally talented dancer, leading to part-time and full-time dance courses with various registered training organisations in Australia or internationally.

Please Contact us if you have any queries about which classes would best suit your dancer.

Classical Ballet

(RAD)

Ballet, the most graceful and disciplined form of dance, is offered to students of all ages, from 5 years to adult. Taken as an exam class, students learn the fundamentals of technique and performance. Following the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet curriculum, we offer everything for the aspiring ballerina under the expert guidance of our highly experienced teachers.

Jazz

Jazz

(Open Commercial Class)

Jazz is an exciting way to release energy, get fit, and get funky at the same time. Jazz based and laced with today’s latest moves classes for beginners and the experienced. *Note: includes natural endorphin rush. Increases stamina, flexibility, and strength while once again developing skill, co-ordination, balance, memory, and self-confidence. Choreography will form paof the class for group work.

Contemporary

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet, and can be performed to many different styles of music. Contemporary dancers focus on floor work, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.

Acro / Tumbling

Acro/Tumbling is a great class for current dancers and young aspiring gymnasts. No matter what your child’s age or interests, he/she will benefit from Acro/Tumbling in many ways! This class focuses on developing: Balance and strength, Flexibility through the practice of proper stretching techniques, Agility, Motor coordination and body awareness.

Little Dancers

“Little Dancers is a beautiful, developmentally appropriate beginner ballet and jazz program that teaches the basic concepts of classical ballet and jazz, movement, music appreciation, rhythm and poise. Our “Little Dancer” class builds self-confidence and self-esteem in young children and actively fosters a love of dance at the most magical time in a little dancer’s life.

Little Dancers introduces the important ballet basics as well as encouraging imagination and creative movement. Our lessons include gentle introductions to ballet and jazz, feet and arm positions, strength, flexibility and co-ordination as well as moving diagonally and up and down the floor exercises. Our Little Dancers learn about dancing with the other Little Dancers as a group. We also have a focus on self-expression and interpretation as our little dancers use different props (such as wands, ribbons, fairy wings) to dramatize different styles of music.”

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to Hip Hop music.

A great style to learn and use at your next dance party or maybe on stage as a professional dancer.

Musical-Theatre-Singing

Musical Theatre/Singing

Musical Theatre combines acting, music song and dance. The emotional content of the piece – humour, grief, love, anger – as well as the story itself, is communicated through all these mediums.

Tap

Tap (CSTD)

A fun and rhythmical form of dance encouraging both musicality and co-ordination.

Eisteddfod Teams

Eisteddfod Teams are a great opportunity to excel in on-stage performances, as well as take your technique to another level with the extra contact dance tuition hours and dancing with like-minded students as a team, as well as working to extend each student to reach a higher level of confidence and technique.

"The more we can do to help promote a sense of belonging and the feeling of being an integral part of the school, the better the results will be in the classroom.

When the dancers feel good about themselves and the friends around them they are more willing to take risks with their dancing and to go the extra mile for their fellow students."

A more detailed description of each of the available dance classes that 5th Element Dance (Nicole Marshman Dance) offers is available in our Class Description and Uniform Guide.

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