Performance Group Information 2018

Dance Central has six Performance Group categories. Level 4 to 9.

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 9 to 11 years. Enrolled in Grade 3 or 4 ballet.
Performance Group 5. Aged 11 to 13 years. Enrolled in Grade 5 or Preparation Grade 6 ballet.
Performance Group 6. Aged 12 to 14 years. Enrolled in preparation Intermediate Ballet.
Performance Group 7. Aged 14 to 16 years. Enrolled in Intermediate ballet.
Performance Group 8. Aged 16 upwards. Enrolled in Advanced 1 or 2 ballet.
Performance Group 9. Aged 16 upwards. Enrolled in Advanced 1 or 2 ballet.

Performance groups 2018

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. This includes their Jazz Performance Group class and their Contemporary Performance Group class.

Boot Camp 2018

Dates : Tuesday 23rd January, Wednesday 24th January and Thursday 25th January from 9.30 – 1pm.

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

The day commences with a “Warm-up” followed by either a “Contemporary”,“Jazz”, “Goal Setting”, “Fitness  training”, “Cabaret”, “Lyrical”, & or “Hip-Hop”, with a “Stretch session” and “Cool down”.

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, 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 Thursday.
It will be a lovely introduction to the year.

Any questions please phone in on 94305192 or email

A brief description of some of the styles on offer at Boot camp 2018.

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 commercialised dance world including on tours for artists, music videos and in campaigns.

Heels .Dance Central is excited to offer a new style of Heels in this years boot camp. Seen in music videos, LA and New York Dance studios and professional shows, this style focuses on empowerment, confidence and technique. The class will cover basic jazz and heels technique, as well as expression and how to build confidence in performing.

Fitness training & Plyometrics is essential in preventing injury and enhancing performance. This 45 minute class is an aerobic work-out in a circuit structure, focusing on cardio respiratory endurance and plyometrics. Plyometrics involves jump training, in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time with the goal of increasing power; perfect for ballet and jazz students looking to improve the height of Jetés etc. High-intensity training classes are beneficial for students aiming to reach a new level of dance training.

Containing styles of Hip-Hop, Waacking, Vogueing and Dancehall, 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 and well being in dance.



We have several exciting new teachers on board for 2018 which also includes our Boot camp.

We have Laura Bailey & Megan Rennie joining our very fabulous and talented Dance Central teachers.

Laura Bailey : Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher.

Laura has recently returned from a four years in New York, working at an elite level in many fields/genres of dance.

Megan Rennie : Dancer Choreographer, Teacher.

Megan specialises in Heels, Commercial Jazz, Jazz Funk, Hip-Hop, Commercial Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Dancehall & Burlesque.

  • Boot Camp Bookings

Please PHONE RECEPTION   94305192  OR


  • Boot Camp Payments

Please direct deposit to BSB  016 008   ACCOUNT 350616577
OR payment in person at the studio on next Enrolment Day, Saturday 20 January 9-12noon.
1 half day $50.00. 2 half days $100.00 3 half days $140.00

  • General photography and class video permission.

  • Permission slip, see below.

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

………………………………………. (my child/ren) to be included in the following throughout 2018.

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

2/ For the class instructional video for practising 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

Boot Camp 2018 P.G. 4, 5 & younger 6’s.

Studio 2

Time Tuesday 23 January Wednesday 24 Jan. Thursday 25 January
9:30-10.10  Warm up & light Stretch Matthew Goal setting-  Megan   Warm up & light Stretch  Matthew
10.10-10.15  5 min break 5 min break 5 min break
10:15-11.00  Contemporary  Matthew Warm up & light Stretch  Megan Acro


 11.00-11.05  Break  Break  Break
11.05-11.45  Acro- Matthew  Broadway Jazz Laura Contemporary


11.45-12.00  Break Break Break
12.00-12.45  Straight Jazz  Matthew Lyrical



Hip-Hop- Matthew

12.45-1.00  Cool Down Cool Down Cool Down


Boot Camp 2018 Age 14 upwards

Studio 1

Time Tuesday 23 January Wednesday 24 Jan. Thursday 25 January
9:30-10.10  Warm up & light Stretch Megan Warm up & light Stretch Laura Goal setting-Megan
10.10-10.15  5 min break 5 min break 5 min break
10:15-11.00  Commercial Jazz –Megan Jazz- Cabaret  Laura Warm up & light Stretch Megan
 11.00-11.05  Break  Break  Break
11.05-11.45  Heels- Megan Hip-Hop- Waacking, Dance Hall & Vogueing




11.45-12.00  Break Break Break
12.00-12.45  Fitness Training- Megan Fitness Training- Megan  Hip-Hop- Waacking, Dance Hall & Vogueing


12.45-1.00  Cool Down Cool Down Cool Down

Teachers and times may vary slightly on the day.