At Planetdance we do not teach a syllabus or hold exams for jazz. Instead, we aim to keep up to date with the latest trends in the commercial jazz industry. Fun students participate in JFH classes which are great combination classes that include Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop. Troupe students learn jazz routines in their weekly troupe class and older students also do a jazz technique class.
Planetdance studies the RAD ballet syllabus. With over 13,000 members spread across 83 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. Students in troupe classes must take ballet as a compulsory class. Examinations are optional.
Planetdance offers the Tapatak Oz Tap syllabus founded by Christine Denny. Starting with work suitable for 4 year olds and going through to tertiary/professional level. It is a comprehensive system that ensures your students learn not only technique but also tapping tips on how to look and sound good as they progress through the levels. Tapatak Oz covers many styles using a variety of tempos and musical styles to give students a broad understanding of tap and its terminology. This syllabus is endorsed by some of Australia’s most recognised dancers including Matt Lee and Kelley Abbey.
Our lyrical classes follow the latest trends in contemporary and lyrical jazz dance. Specialist teachers instruct students on the most current movements in these dance fields and the meaning behind how the body moves and the expression it conveys. This class is compulsory for troupe students 8 and up.
Group singing lessons are held at the studio under the guidance of Robert Jeffrey. Robert is an accomplished graduate who has won both a Mo Award and an Ace Award as well as recently finishing his contract in ‘Wicked’.
READY SET DANCE
Ready Set Dance is a one hour combo class for preschoolers that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of FUN for girls and boys. Planetdance is the official Menai location for this award winning international program.
READY SET BALLET
Ready Set Ballet is a 30 minute ballet class for preschoolers who love to chase rainbows, swim with mermaids, dance at the Royal Ball and ride the tutu train. Our mascot Twirl leads us on a ballet adventure that is filled with magic from the first warm up to the final bow.