L’Académie

 

“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”

– William Arthur Ward

 

Ballet (RAD)

L’Académie ballet classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, the world’s leading organisation in classical ballet education.

Ballet is the basic foundation for most forms of dance, improving posture, balance, flexibility and increasing agility, which is not only required for dance but assists in many different sports and physical activities.

L’Académie students must attend a minimum of 2 RAD ballet classes per week to reach the required standard for examinations.

Contemporary

Using ballet technique as the foundation, our contemporary classes build strong core, allowing the torso to move more freely in a variety of different ways. Contemporary dance utilises the strong and controlled legwork of ballet yet allows the students to relax through the upper body and arm lines. Versatility and improvisation are nurtured though a variety of music focusing on floor-work and the sense of gravity through movements.

Our contemporary classes are only available to L’Académie students participating in 2 ballet classes per week.

Body Conditioning

These classes focus on flexibility, core strength, power, balance and stability which are essential for proper training and success in Ballet and Contemporary classes. To ensure growing bodies are exercised correctly and minimise risk of strain or injury these classes are compulsory for students from Grade 3 onwards. These classes are open to students attending 2 ballet class per week.

Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet and contemporary techniques challenging dancers to use movement to interpret music and express emotion. This style will help improve lines, flexibility, strength and overall kinaesthetic awareness.

Acrobatic Arts

Acrobatic Dance or Acro includes balancing, limbering tumbling and partnering based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Acrobatic Arts classes combine the key components of Ballet, Contemporary and Acro and give students the understanding of how important all styles are in forming a well trained dancers. These classes also focus on posture, coordination, agility and intrinsic understanding of movement.

These classes will improve athleticism and strengthen dancers for the physical demands of Ballet, Contemporary and Lyrical.

Classes are scheduled Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students Primary and above who attend a minimum of 1 ballet class.

National Character

National character introduces students to the history and culture of European countries through dance and music. National Character compliments ballet training and enhances technique, strength, performance, musicality, confidence and style.

Junior National Character – Grades 4 & 5

Senior National Character – Intermediate and above

 

Term Dates 2019

Term Dates
Term 1 Tuesday 29th January – Saturday 12th April 2019
Term 2 Tuesday 30th April – Saturday 6th July 2019
Term 3 Tuesday 23th July – Saturday 28th September 2019
Term 4 Tuesday 15th October – Saturday 7th December 2019

Call Us

0498 990 086

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09.00
Contemporary – Primary/Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 3
09.00
10.00

Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 2
09.00
10.00
10.00
Contemporary – Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 3
10.00
11.00

Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 2
10.00
11.00

Primary

Petersham
Studio 2
10.00
11.00
11.00
Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
11.00
11.45

Contemporary – Grade 3

Studio 3
11.00
12.00

Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 3
11.00
12.00
13.00
Groups – Ballet 14 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 2
13.00
14.00

Groups – Contemporary 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
13.00
14.00

Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
13.00
14.15

Senior Open Class

Petersham
Studio 1
14.00
15.15

Contemporary – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 3
14.15
15.15
14.00
15.00
16.00
Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 2
16.00
16.45

National Character Junior G4&5

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00
Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00

Acrobatic Arts

Studio 3
16.00
17.00
Body Conditioning – Grade 5

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00

Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00

Jazz – Beginners

Petersham
Studio 3
16.30
17.15

Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.15

Grade 5

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.15

Contemporary/Lyrical – Senior (IF & I)

Petersham
Studio 3
17.15
18.15

Groups – Ballet 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Studio 1
18.15
19.15

Jazz – Senior

Petersham
Studio 1
19.15
20.15
Body Conditioning – Senior

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00
Groups – Contemporary 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
16.15
17.15
17.00
National Character Senior Inter/Adv

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Acrobatic Arts G4&5

Petersham
Studio 3
17.00
18.00
Groups – Ballet 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Acrobatic Arts

Studio 3
17.00
18.00
Inter/Adv Pointe

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00
18.00
Grade 5

Petersham
Studio 3
18.00
19.15

Groups – Contemporary 14 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
19.00
18.00
Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 1
18.00
19.00

Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 1
18.00
19.00
Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 1
18.30
19.45
19.00
Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 2
19.00
20.15
20.00

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Grade 1
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Acrobatic Arts
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Groups – Ballet 10 Years & Under (invite only)
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Acrobatic Arts
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Grade 2
    18.00 – 19.00
  • Grade 3
    18.00 – 19.00
  • Intermediate
    19.00 – 20.15

Thursday

  • Body Conditioning – Grade 5
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Primary
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Jazz – Beginners
    16.30 – 17.15
  • Grade 4
    17.00 – 18.15
  • Grade 5
    17.00 – 18.15
  • Contemporary/Lyrical – Senior (IF & I)
    17.15 – 18.15
  • Groups – Ballet 12 Years & Under (invite only)
    18.15 – 19.15
  • Jazz – Senior
    19.15 – 20.15

Friday

  • Body Conditioning – Senior
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Inter/Adv Pointe
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Intermediate
    18.30 – 19.45

Saturday

  • Contemporary – Primary/Grade 1
    09.00 – 10.00
  • Grade 2
    09.00 – 10.00
  • Contemporary – Grade 2
    10.00 – 11.00
  • Grade 1
    10.00 – 11.00
  • Primary
    10.00 – 11.00
  • Pre-Primary
    11.00 – 11.45
  • Contemporary – Grade 3
    11.00 – 12.00
  • Grade 3
    11.00 – 12.00
  • Groups – Ballet 14 Years & Under (invite only)
    13.00 – 14.00
  • Groups – Contemporary 10 Years & Under (invite only)
    13.00 – 14.00
  • Grade 4
    13.00 – 14.15
  • Senior Open Class
    14.00 – 15.15
  • Contemporary – Grade 4
    14.15 – 15.15
  • Groups – Contemporary 12 Years & Under (invite only)
    16.15 – 17.15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09.00
Contemporary – Primary/Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 3
09.00
10.00

Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 2
09.00
10.00
10.00
Contemporary – Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 3
10.00
11.00

Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 2
10.00
11.00

Primary

Petersham
Studio 2
10.00
11.00
11.00
Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
11.00
11.45

Contemporary – Grade 3

Studio 3
11.00
12.00

Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 3
11.00
12.00
13.00
Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
13.00
14.15
14.00
16.00
Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 2
16.00
16.45
Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00
Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00
17.00
Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.15
18.00
Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 1
18.00
19.00

Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 1
18.00
19.00

Tuesday

  • Pre-Primary
    16.00 – 16.45

Wednesday

  • Grade 1
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Grade 2
    18.00 – 19.00
  • Grade 3
    18.00 – 19.00

Thursday

  • Primary
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Grade 4
    17.00 – 18.15

Saturday

  • Contemporary – Primary/Grade 1
    09.00 – 10.00
  • Grade 2
    09.00 – 10.00
  • Contemporary – Grade 2
    10.00 – 11.00
  • Grade 1
    10.00 – 11.00
  • Primary
    10.00 – 11.00
  • Pre-Primary
    11.00 – 11.45
  • Contemporary – Grade 3
    11.00 – 12.00
  • Grade 3
    11.00 – 12.00
  • Grade 4
    13.00 – 14.15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
13.00
Groups – Ballet 14 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 2
13.00
14.00

Groups – Contemporary 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
13.00
14.00
14.00
Contemporary – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 3
14.15
15.15
15.00
16.00
National Character Junior G4&5

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00
Acrobatic Arts

Studio 3
16.00
17.00
Body Conditioning – Grade 5

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00

Jazz – Beginners

Petersham
Studio 3
16.30
17.15

Contemporary/Lyrical – Senior (IF & I)

Petersham
Studio 3
17.15
18.15

Groups – Ballet 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Studio 1
18.15
19.15

Jazz – Senior

Petersham
Studio 1
19.15
20.15
Body Conditioning – Senior

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00
Groups – Contemporary 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
16.15
17.15
17.00
National Character Senior Inter/Adv

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Acrobatic Arts G4&5

Petersham
Studio 3
17.00
18.00
Groups – Ballet 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Acrobatic Arts

Studio 3
17.00
18.00
Inter/Adv Pointe

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00
18.00
19.00
Groups – Contemporary 14 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
19.00
18.00
20.00

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Acrobatic Arts
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Groups – Ballet 10 Years & Under (invite only)
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Acrobatic Arts
    17.00 – 18.00

Thursday

  • Body Conditioning – Grade 5
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Jazz – Beginners
    16.30 – 17.15
  • Contemporary/Lyrical – Senior (IF & I)
    17.15 – 18.15
  • Groups – Ballet 12 Years & Under (invite only)
    18.15 – 19.15
  • Jazz – Senior
    19.15 – 20.15

Friday

  • Body Conditioning – Senior
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Inter/Adv Pointe
    17.00 – 18.00

Saturday

  • Groups – Ballet 14 Years & Under (invite only)
    13.00 – 14.00
  • Groups – Contemporary 10 Years & Under (invite only)
    13.00 – 14.00
  • Contemporary – Grade 4
    14.15 – 15.15
  • Groups – Contemporary 12 Years & Under (invite only)
    16.15 – 17.15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
14.00
Senior Open Class

Petersham
Studio 1
14.00
15.15
15.00
17.00
Grade 5

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.15
18.00
Grade 5

Petersham
Studio 3
18.00
19.15
Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 1
18.30
19.45
19.00
Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 2
19.00
20.15
20.00

Tuesday

  • Grade 5
    18.00 – 19.15

Wednesday

  • Intermediate
    19.00 – 20.15

Thursday

  • Grade 5
    17.00 – 18.15

Friday

  • Intermediate
    18.30 – 19.45

Saturday

  • Senior Open Class
    14.00 – 15.15
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