Performance Group Information 2020

Dance Central has six Performance Group categories. Level 4 to 10.

These groups are by audition only and designed for students who wish to do more than recreational dance and pursue a more dedicated path in dance.

Performance Group 4. Aged 8 to 9 years. Enrolled in Grade 2 or 3 ballet.
Performance Group 5. Aged 10 to 11 years. Enrolled in Grade 4 or 5 ballet.
Performance Group 6. Aged 11 to 13 years. Enrolled in Grade 5 or 6 Ballet.
Performance Group 7. Aged 13 to 15 years.
Performance Group 8. Aged 13 to 15 years. 
Performance Group 10. Aged 16 upwards. 

Performance groups 2020

We are aiming to train the students in readiness for auditions with entry into professional stage shows and commercial performances. This CAN BE achieved with excellent class content, challenging choreography and exposure to PERFORMANCE.

With limited vacancies in the performance groups only the students with the strongest technique, good flexibility and an excellent stage presence remain in the group. In most cases the stronger students within the groups have been participating in several dance classes per week, not just the two minimal classes.

It is a pre-requisite that all Performance Group members attend the two nominated classes for their specific group. In most cases this includes their Jazz/Hip-Hop Performance Group class and their Contemporary Performance Group class.Some senior groups specialize in Hip-Hop, Commercial Jazz and Contemporary

Boot Camp 2020

Dates : Wednesday 29th January, Thursday 30th January & Friday 31st January from 9.00/9.30 – 1pm.

It would be beneficial and highly recommended that all Performance Group students from Level 4 upwards to attend these three days of the course.

The day commences with either a “Basic Pilates for Dancers” and then a “Class Warm-up” followed by either a “Contemporary”,“Broadway Jazz”, “Goal Setting”, “Fitness  training”, “Lyrical”,  & “Hip-Hop” and OR Classical Ballet finishing with a “Stretch session” and “Cool down”.

Different age groups will cater for appropriate levels of work.

Students please bring a drink bottle and a light snack or refreshment.

It would be great if students could have done some “pre-season” training, which includes some stretching, calf raises, crunches/sit ups and light push ups for strength work.

Day one will be a little lighter with an introduction to all fields with the momentum building through to Friday.

It will be a lovely introduction to the year.

Any questions please phone in on 94305192 or email gab.kennedy@hotmail.com

A brief description of some of the styles on offer at Boot camp 2020.

Pilates for Dancers- a brief introduction. Understanding your body and its core elements for a good warm up.

Broadway Jazz dance evolved on Broadway in the 1950s into the new, smooth style that is taught today and known as Theatre Jazz or Modern Jazz. … Theatre Jazz is also used in large scale musicals today such as Fame, Wicked and Grease, and the TV show Smash. Commercial Jazz is essential for students looking to advance to a professional level of dance. The style uses strength, flexibility and fitness and can be seen in the commercialized dance world including on tours for artists, music videos and in campaigns.

Hip-Hop, Vogueing , this jam-packed class will push students to increase fitness, strength and musicality. The class will also include basic grooves to assist with free-styling and hip-hop progressions. Set to popular music, performance is the main goal of the class and individuality is encouraged.

Goal setting in any field is extremely important for progression and growth. Students will set goals in this 30 minute session that range from short term, easily achievable goals, such as mastering a double/triple turn to goals that take a bit more work to achieve such as the splits on a non-preferred leg. Students will learn how to assess and track long-term improvements, as well as focus on achieving success in dance.

Contemporary Dance One of the class goals is to prepare the mind and body of the dancer for a wide range of movement possibilities: forms, qualities or dynamics. It combines the strength and control of legwork and the flexibility of the torso. It also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, creating light and shade through movement. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used.

Lyrical Dance Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace, flowing seamlessly from one move to another, holding finishing steps as long as possible. Leaps are exceptionally high and soaring, and turns are fluid and continuous. Lyrical blends elements of some basic ballet and Jazz.  Lyrical is generally a little more fluid and less relaxed than ballet – although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance.

 

 

 

 

  • Boot Camp Bookings

Please PHONE RECEPTION   94305192  OR EMAIL
gab.kennedy@hotmail.com

  • Boot Camp Payments

Please settle bookings in Advance.

Direct deposit to BSB  016 008   ACCOUNT 350616577
OR payment in person at the studio on next Enrollment Day,

Saturday 25th January 10- 2.00pm.

1 half day $60.00.

2 half days $120.00.

3 half days $160.00

  • General photography and class video permission 2020.

  • Permission slip, see below.

I, ………………………………….. (Parent’s name) give permission for

………………………………………. (my child/ren) to be included in the following throughout 2019.

1/ For “Performance Group Photos” to be used on our Dance Central website
and Instagram. Gabrielle & Julie are the only administers of this site.
www.dance-central.net

2/ For the class instructional video for practicing routines to
be available through either private facebook message or between the
teacher and student via mobile phone video.

3/ To be included in all Dance Central concert videos and concert photos.

Signed ………………………………(Parent) Date …………………………..

Please return this permission slip when you are in the studio next.

Kind Regards,

Gabrielle Cronan
Principal

BOOT CAMP 2020

PG 6 & upwards

Studio 2

Time Wednesday

29 January

Thursday

30 January

Friday

31 January

9.00-9.30 Basic Pilates for Dancers

Ruby

Basic Pilates for Dancers

Ruby

Goal setting-

Laura

9:30-10.10   Warm up & light Stretch

Maddy

Warm up & light Stretch

Ruby

Warm up & light Stretch

Ruby

10.10-10.15  5 min break 5 min break 5 min break
10:15-11.00  Contemporary

Maddy

Hip-Hop

Mhairi

Hip-Hop 

Mhairi

 11.00-11.05  5 minute break  5 minute break  5 minute break
       
11.05-11.45   Hip-Hop

Mhairi

Contemporary

Julie

Commercial Jazz

Laura

 

11.45-12.00 

15 minute Break 15 minute Break 15 minute Break
12.00-12.45   Lyrical Julie Commercial Jazz

Julie

Contemporary

Maddy

12.45-1.00  Cool Down

Julie

Cool Down

Julie

Cool Down

Maddy

 

Performance Groups 4 & 5

Studio 1

 

Time Wednesday

29 January

Thursday

30 January

Friday

31 January

9.00-9.30 N/A Goal setting-  Julie

 

Basic Pilates for Dancers

Ruby

9:30-10.10 am Warm up & light Stretch Julie Warm up & light Stretch Julie Warm up & light Stretch Laura
 

10.10 -10.15 

      5 min break 5 min break 5 min break
10:15-11.00  Contemporary Julie Jazz

 Julie

Contemporary

Laura

       
 11.00-11.05  5 minute break  5 minute break  5 minute break
11.05-11.45  Broadway Jazz- Julie Contemporary  Maddy  & Mhairi Hip-Hop-

Mhairi & Ruby

 

11.45-12.00 

15 minute Break 15 minute Break 15 minute Break
12.00-12.45  Hip-Hop

 Mhairi

Hip-Hop

 Mhairi & Maddy

 Lyrical

 Laura

12.45-1.00  Cool Down Mhairi Cool Down Mhairi & Maddy Cool Down Laura