Classes

General Information

The Hart School of Dance offers tuition in various dance styles. Our general classes are theatrically based comprising of jazz, tap and song and dance. Students enrolled in these classes participate in performances and exams and are expected to attend twice a week. Tiny Tots, Beginner Dance, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Cheer and Acro are classes held once a week and have the opportunity to perform in our end of year show.

Our Tiny Tots and Beginners classes are conveniently scheduled on a Saturday morning to avoid 4pm tiredness! They are structured classes but include loads of creative play, incorporating activities that promote confidence, co-ordination, alignment, rhythm and self awareness. Tiny Tots is a great stepping stone to Pre-school.

We also offer once a week Junior and Intermediate classes in Classical Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Contemporary dance styles and have a new stream of training with Cheer (Stunt & Pom) and Acrobatics and Tumbling.

All Hart Teachers are qualified and have a current Working With Children Check, loads of professional performance and teaching experience.

Timetable

Monday
16:30 – 17:30 Junior General Jazz & Tap
17:30 – 18:30 Junior Ballet
18:30 - 19:30 Inter/Senior Ballet (Proposed)
Tuesday
16:30 – 17:30 Intermediate General Jazz & Tap
17:30 – 18:30 Senior/Intermediate Musical theatre
18:30 – 19:00 Senior Exam Class
19:00 – 20:00 Senior B General
Wednesday
16:00 – 17:00 Beginner General Jazz & Tap
17:00 – 18:00 Junior Recreation Class (Musical Theatre & Hip Hop Combined)
18:00 – 19:00 Junior General Jazz & Tap
Thursday
16:00 – 17:00 Junior Tumbling (Ages 4 - 11)
17:00 – 18:00 Inter/Adv Acro/Cheer
18:00 – 19:00 Intermediates General Jazz & Tap
19:00 – 20:00 Senior B General
Friday
16:30 – 17:30 Boys Class (Hip Hop & Street Tap)
Saturday
9:00 - 10:00 Performance Rehearsals
10:00 - 11:00 Inter/Adv Hip Hop
11:00 - 12:00 Inter/Adv Contemporary
12:15 – 13:00 Tiny Tots
13:15 – 16:00 Private Tuition (Competition Repertoire)

Private Tuition for Competition Solos available throughout the week.

General = Theatrical styles including Jazz & Tap technique, performance work & exams.

Dance Styles

Jazz

Jazz

All styles of jazz as we know it today can be traced back to its roots in Africa & the Caribbean and is a well loved style of dance all over the world.

Tap

Tap

The unique fusion of British Isles Clog & Step dancing, with the rhythms of West African drumming & dancing in colonial times, created an ever-evolving art form that continues to flourish today. Tap (metal) plates attached to the toe & heel of shoes makes a percussive sound and is considered a form of music. (Fred Astaire considered himself a percussionist)!

Music Theatre

Music Theatre

A story told through music, dance, words & movement giving equal importance to the dialogue & music.

Hip-Hop

Hip Hop

Created in the 1970's and involving breaking, locking & popping, sometimes called New Style & Jazz Funk, made popular and growing in popularity by 'Crews'.

Lyrical

Lyrical

A sub-category of Jazz with elements of classical ballet, lyrical dance is expressive, subtle but dynamic, focussing on musicality and emotion through music.

Contemporary

Contemporary

Utilises both the strong & controlled leg work of ballet coupled with contact and release, floor work, fall & recovery, changes in rhythm, speed, & direction and is very assertive.

Acro

Acro

Art of jumping, tumbling, and balancing. One who is skilled in feats of balance and agility in gymnastics.

Classical

Originating in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th Century it is a highly technical form of dance with it’s own vocabulary based on French terminology. It is the foundational technique of many dance genres.

Our Classes

The Hart School of Dance offers tuition in various dance styles. Our general classes are theatrically based comprising of jazz, tap and we also offer Hip Hop, Cheer (Pom), Acro (Tumbling), Musical Theatre (Singing & Acting & Movement), Junior Ballet and inter/advanced Contemporary, Junior Boys class and specialised classes for Tiny Tots aged 2-4 and beginners aged 4 - 7. We cater to students wanting a fun class once a week as well as students wanting something more, including examinations, audition preparation, private tuition, competitions, representation and pre-professional training.

Meet Our Teachers

The team of experienced professional dancers are dedicated to fun learning for all levels!

Find Us

Sassafras Mechanics Institute Hall
Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Sassafras VIC 3787