Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy

Professional Dance Tuition

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The Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy aim to provide a friendly atmosphere for children of all ages to learn different types of dance.

We provide a wide range of classes for all ages and abilities. From Contemporary Dance, Creative Movement, Acro Dance, Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, and Ballet, we follow the syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD) for Tap and Jazz.  Pupils are prepared for examinations and awards and also have the opportunity to take part in dance productions, competitions, eisteddfods and other various performance opportunities.  We have fully equipped studios located at Morningside Central Shopping Centre.

Important Dates in 2017:

 

Term Dates

First Day of Term

Last Day of Term

Parent viewing week:

Term 1

28th January 

1st April

​Saturday 25th March to Friday 31st March

Term 2

 

18th April

24th June

Monday 12th June to Saturday 17th June - Classes are ON Labour Day

Term 3

 

10th July

16th September

Saturday 9th September to Friday 15th September

Term 4

2nd October

 25th November

No parent viewing this term due to concert

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Classes are held at:

Our fully equipped studios.  Sprung floors, Mirrors, Air Con, Professional Dance Studios.

 

  • Level 1, Morningside Central, 25 Junction Rd, Morningside, Brisbane. (Main Studio's)
  • Woolloongabba Senior Citizens, Qualtrough Street, Brisbane. 

 

We have a Dancewear shop at our Morningside Studios.

Shop Hours:
​By appointment OR the following times:
Monday - 8.30am to 9am
Tuesday - 3pm to 5pm
Wednesday - by appointment
Thursday - 8.30am to 9am & 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday - By appointment
Saturday - 8am to 11.00am
 
 
TELE: 07 3399 7943      MOBILE: 0412 125 857

Postal Address: PO Box 607, Bulimba 4171

Level 1, Morningside Central, 25 Junction Rd, Morningside, Brisbane. (Main Studio's)

EMAIL:                                           

woodgerdance@optusnet.com.au

Website:                                          

www.kwda.com.au

 

Download our app:              Search for KW Dance "at the app store"

         

 

STUDIO  AND CLASS INFORMATION

 

Baby Dance (18 months to 3 years)

The Baby Dance class is a magical introduction to dance for the 18m months to 3 years old child. A fun filled half-hour class that engages the child in age appropriate activities incorporating drama, music, props, educational coloring pages along with the excitement of basic dance steps, creative movement, and vocabulary. For the little “Tiny Tots” and Mummy, or Daddy dances with them.  A lovely introduction to dance with the security of Mum and Dad joining in with the fun! 

Unform: Pink Studio Leotard, Pink Skirt, Ballet Shoes, Ballet tights or socks.  Fairy Dress acceptable.  Boys - Shorts and t-shirt.

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

 

Creative Movement (3 to 5 years)

Creative Movement is a pre-dance/ballet class for girls and boys.  The emphasis is on fun and creativity.  The class utilizes music, movement and coordination activities as an early introduction to dance.  This program has been specifically designed to develop the appropriate skills of the tiny, young dancer.

 Uniform: Pink Studio Leotard, Pink Skirt, Ballet Shoes, Ballet tights or ballet socks.  Fairy Dress acceptable.  Boys - Shorts and T-shirt.

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

 

 

Classical Ballet - Royal Academy of Dance

Students are accepted for Beginners classes and all Grade work in the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum.  Students are entered for annual examinations.  Private coaching lessons and individual preparation for exams and competition work are available.  The Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy offers a friendly and safe dance environment in fully equipped dance studios.  The safe and correct training of your child is one of our major concerns and ‘The Royal Academy of Dance’ Syllabus has been devised with great care.  It progresses a child in stages demanding no more of a young body than with which it can easily cope.  

Uniform Pre-Primary to Primary Level: Pink Studio Leotard, Pink Skirt, Ballet Shoes, Ballet tights or ballet socks. 

Uniform: Grade 1 to Grade 4:  Maroon Studio Leotard, Ballet tights, ballet shoes.  Character shoes and skirt may also be required for some levels. 

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

 

 

Jazz Dance

is for ages 5 and up.  Dance movements taught to a variety of latest music.  Jazz & Hip Hop/Funk are very popular forms of dance.  Great fun.  Jazz dance is always popular because it’s fast, upbeat and utilises a variety of modern music. Not only is it a good workout but it also provides students with the knowledge of a variety of styles, good musicality, a limbered body, and the ability to think/learn quickly.  CSTD Jazz examinations are offered, and results are always excellent.

 Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Jazz tights.  Tan Jazz Shoes.  

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

 

Tap

for ages 5 and up for beginners or the dancing divas.  Tap dance is very popular with all age groups, and is studied by the majority of our students. These classes develop musicality, co‐ordination and rhythm, skills that are a great advantage in all other dance subjects. CSTD Tap examinations are offered, and results are always excellent.

Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Jazz tights.  Tan Tap shoes.  

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

  

 

Contemporary Dance

is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern dance, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Stirrup tights Contemporary - Foot thongs. 

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

 

Acro Dance

is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance which incorporates elements of gymnastics, jazz, balancing, tumbling, and basic contortion. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials and tumbling. Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. AcroDance offers more depth and variety to your choreography and creates a much more versatile dancer. To master an AcroDance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning and stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques; which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.

Uniform: Studio Top, bike shorts or ¾ pants or full length dance pants.  Tan Stirrup tights Contemporary - Foot thongs.

 

 

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre students learn techniques for integrating acting, singing and dancing for musical theatre performances.  Musical Theatre provides skills which helps in developing their confidence and ability to combine singing, dance and acting; becoming a true ‘triple- threat’ performer.

Available from: Our Morningside Studio Shop

 

      

                 

Eisteddfod and Performance Teams - Groups and Solo.

Competition teams offers students a opportunity to dance with dedication and commitment as well as having a lot of fun with our competition teams.  Students to learn and improve their stage skills & performance as many aspire to a career in the dance industry. 

 

OPEN DAY

To ensure the students’ full attention, and to enable the children to focus during class, parents are asked to wait outside during class. All parents are invited to attend Open Day in the studio to view class.   Open Day is usually held on the last day of term. 

ANNUAL CONCERT & EVENTS

An annual concert is held in November each year. Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy is also regularly invited to perform at special events and gala's.  This gives the children a chance to display their skills and obtain valuable stage experience and have fun.

EXAMINATIONS/COMPETITIONS

The Royal Academy of Dancing holds an examination session yearly for all ballet students, if suitable.  Students must attend two Ballet classes per week to be considered to sit for their RAD examination (Primary Level & upwards).  Eisteddfods Groups and solo work also available.

GENERAL

Classes run according to the school term to allow for school holidays.  All classes are held on public holidays unless otherwise advised.  Fees are payable on the first day of class each term. Arrangements can be made for special circumstances - please see your Miss Kimberley personally.

OPEN DAY

To ensure the students’ full attention, and to enable the children to focus during class, parents are asked to wait outside during class. All parents are invited to attend Open Day in the studio to view class.   Open Day is usually held on the last day of terms 1,2 and 4. 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy will provide an opportunity for every student to experience joy, creativity and artistic freedom in dance by facilitating the achievement of a secure technical foundation in a warm and caring environment.

 CATCH UP CLASSESFOR MISSED CLASSES & POLICY

1.  Proficiency in class is largely dependent on regular and consistent participation. It is strongly recommended that children attend all classes in the session. Absenteeism interrupts the technical progression of the child in the class and disrupts the continuity of the class for other students.

2.  It is the parent’s/dancer’s responsibility to notify the teacher(via email: woodgerdance@optusnet.com.au) of absences and make arrangements in advance for any potential make-up classes. Make-up classes for absences due to illness or other circumstances will be allowed as class size and teacher schedule will permit. Make-up classes will NOT be scheduled during observation weeks, costume weeks, or weeks being utilized for choreography instruction.

3.  NO REFUNDS OR DISCOUNTS WILL BE GIVEN FOR MISSED CLASSES!      

4.  Make-up Lessons: Proficiency in class is largely dependent on regular and consistent participation. Therefore, it is recommended that students make up classes whenever possible. All make-up classes must be made up within the current term session.

5.  Fees.  Fess are payable on the first day of term, each term.  Discounts apply for multiple classes per child. 

For new students starting after the term has commenced, fees are calculated pro rata from your child's first class start date.

Fees are refundable for Mummy & Me, Creative and Pre-Primary Dance classes, however 2 weeks notice is required.

6.  Trial Classes are offered.  However you will be invoiced from your first class, if you decide to continue with that class. 

 

PRIMARY BALLET CLASS

TERM 1 2015

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