“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.

Elite and Recreational 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 Recreational Contemporary classes are available to all students 7 to 14 years. Elite Contemporary classes are only available to L’Académie students participating in 2 ballet classes per week.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes are a combination of theatre, acting, song and dance. These classes are available to all students.


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 2020

Term Dates
Term 1 Friday 31st January – Thursday 9th April 2020
Term 2 Monday 27th April – Saturday 4th July 2020
Term 3 Monday 20th July – Saturday 26th September 2020
Term 4 Monday 12th October – Saturday 12th December 2020

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0498 990 086


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