OUR CLASSES

 

TCDA has classes available across a wide range of skill, age and styles.

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Tamworth City Dance Academy offers classes for kids as young as 18 months in "Mummy and Me", then right through all of our adolescent grades in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical / Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Adults can stay strong, healthy, social and creative with our "Back to the Barre" or "Yummy Mummy" classes.

We deliver the Australian Teachers Of Dancing and Acrobatic Arts syllabus to support the growing body and build skills that articulate into courses around the world.

Contact us if you need some assistance in selecting the right class for you or your dancer.

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CLASSES FOR THE VERY YOUNG TO BUILD CORE SKILLS

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Mummy and Me

For children aged 18 months to 3 years with parents or carers participating

Of course welcoming Daddy's and Carers as well as Mummys, our "Mummy and Me" casual dance class is specifically designed to aid in the child's physical development of gross motor skills, provide a social environment for parents, carers, their children and others, aid in emotional development through exposure to music, create bonding experiences and prepare our young dancers confidence and skills for Tinys classes at TCDA once they are three.

$10 per class

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Tinys

For Pre-schoolers aged 3-6 years 

Combined Jazz and Classical Ballet class

Our Tinys classes are a fun introduction to the basics of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap in one class.  We apply a specially designed syllabus from the Australian Teachers Of  Dancing (ATOD) in which the students use a variety of props and scenarios to develop skills, build technique and imagination.  Our Tinys perform each year at the Mid Year Showcase at the Tamworth Town Hall and at our major production at the TRECC in December.  Our Tinys do not undertake ATOD examinations.

$12.50 per class

ATOD SYLLABUS CLASSICAL BALLET, TAP & JAZZ

 
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For ages 5-6 years Classical Ballet and Jazz  and ages 5-7 years in Tap

Test One

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Following Tinys, students can begin to learn specialised skills by attending dedicated classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz or Tap.  Applying the Syllabus from the ATOD, students develop technique both physically and theoretically.  This is the first grade that students can elect to undertake ATOD examination.  ATOD exams at this level are not graded, but pass / fail only with an emphasis on confidence building and constructive critique.

$12.50 per class

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Ages 6 and 7 years with classes available in Classical Ballet,  Jazz and Tap

Test Two

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

We continue to apply the syllabus from the ATOD which gradually challenges the dancer to develop more complex technique and acquire core skills that are essential to their later grades.  As dancers start to become more comfortable with classroom dynamics they often add a second or third class in a different style at this time.

$12.50 per class

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Ages 7 and 8 years with classes available in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap

Test Three

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

In Test Three our syllabus becomes more involved and our classes extend to 45 minutes to give us ample time to cover all of our material.  This is the final year of our non-graded exam classes and students start to focus more on perfecting individual aspects of their technique.  Test Three Ballet, Jazz and Tap continue to follow the ATOD Syllabus.

$15 per class

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Ages 8 and 9 years with classes available in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap

Bronze Medal

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Students in our ATOD Syllabus Bronze Medal Ballet, Jazz and Tap classes experience graded exams for the first time.  Classes are 45 minutes long and begin to increase addressing the theoretical side of dance with all Ballet and Tap exam students supplementing their face to face classes with work from their theory book.

$15 per class

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Ages 8 to 10 years with classes available in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap

Bronze Star

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Bronze Star is the final year of  "Junior" dance at TCDA and the last year in the red headband.  This is a grade where technique is consolidated and revised to ensure that core skills are realised and the dancers body is prepared for senior work.

$15 per class

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Ages 10 to 13 years with classes available in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap

Silver Medal

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Silver Medal Ballet is generally conducted over 2 years at TCDA.  Age is less important than skills at this stage and we apply grading to ensure that students are instructed at the correct level.  As senior ballet work is introduced, students need to be proficient physically, theoretically and technically before moving up another grade.  Jazz and Tap are also offered in this grade and provide all technical and physical skills to advance.

$17.50 per Ballet class and $15 per Tap or Jazz class

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Ages 11 to 13 years with classes available in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap

Silver Star

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Our Silver Star classes are ATOD syllabus based and provide a full range of skills to build technique that will see the student develop strong dance methods.  This level is also graded by skills rather than age as many students develop differently at this level.  Our Ballet students commence their preparation for pointe work where muscles that we started to engage through the junior levels are further realised.

$15 per Jazz or Tap class.  $25 per week for Ballet which includes 2 classes.

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Ages 13 years and over. Grading is required prior to enrolment

Gold Medal Ballet

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Gold Medal Ballet is run over 2 years at TCDA and only intakes every 2 years.  This is a particularly exciting grade for our ballerinas as pointe work commences.  Lessons are broken up into flat examination work and pointe work.  The first performance at this grade is a variety pointe style which builds confidence, technique and strength in which dancers can demonstrate on stage what they have learnt at the barre.  TCDA emphasises safe dance principles and will never rush a child onto pointe.

$25 per week which includes 2 lessons

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Ages 13 years and over. Grading is required prior to enrolment

Gold Medal Jazz and Tap

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Gold medal Jazz and Tap classes will study from either the ATOD commercial or Broadway syllabus. Dancers begin to develop their own choreographic skills which they apply to their own exam dances.  The syllabus also helps to develop the dancers skills as soloists.

$17.50 per class for Jazz and $15 per Tap class

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Ages 15 years and over. Grading is required prior to enrolment

Gold Star Ballet

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

Gold Star Ballet is a senior level class following the ATOD Syllabus and the first class where pointe work is examined.  There are 2 classes each week divided  into barre and centre work which enables us to cover a comprehensive syllabus in one year.

$25 per week which includes 2 lessons

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Classes available in Jazz A (Broadway Jazz) and Jazz Moves (Commercial Jazz)

Gold Star Jazz

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

The senior Gold Star Jazz grades really start to challenge the dancers with some exciting choreography and skill.  This is a wonderful grade that emphasises the marriage of performance and technique which is extremely satisfying for the dancer.  The teachers work in consultation with the dancers at the beginning of the year to determine whether to focus on work from either the Broadway or Commercial Jazz Syllabus.

$17.50 per class

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Ages 16 years and over. Grading is required prior to enrolment

Open Ballet

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

At this level we cover both Elementary and Intermediate ATOD levels.  Dancers must be fully proficient on pointe as well as having a thorough knowledge of Classical Ballet theory of all grades up to this level.  Most of our open Ballerinas are Junior Teachers and mentors to students at TCDA.  In completing these grades, dancers are eligible to continue their training towards becoming qualified ATOD Teachers.

$17.50 per class

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Ages 17 years and over. 

Open Jazz

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

This class is designed for advanced senior jazz students and grading is essential. The syllabus prepares students for future commercial jazz work with core skills demanded of aspiring professional commercial dancers.  Depending on the year, students will study from the Elementary and Intermediate grades of the ATOD  Jazz Moves syllabus.  Students completing the elementary levels are able to commence their ATOD teacher qualifications.

$17.50 per class

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Ages 14 years +

Open Tap

Classes for the very young providing great core skills

This class is designed for advanced Tap students and grading is essential.  The syllabus prepares students for future commercial tap work with necessary core skills being delivered.  We work from both the traditional ATOD Tap syllabus as well as the Street Beat ATOD Tap syllabus.

$15 per class

 

ATOD SYLLABUS HIP HOP & MODERN

Popular classes in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hop

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Junior Hip Hop and Junior Modern / Contemporary

For ages 5 to 8 years with classes available in Modern / Contemporary  and Hip Hip

TCDA Junior Hip Hop is a fun, non exam class with an emphasis on performance and energy.  Children are encouraged to bring their own "flavour" to their work in this class.  This a great entry level class for those new to dance and is popular with both boys and girls.  Our Modern classes teach the dancers to bring an emotional element to their performances.

$12.50 per class

Popular classes in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hop

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Bronze Hip Hop and Bronze Modern / Contemporary

For ages 8 to 10 years with classes available in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hip

Many of our students take these lessons as their "fun" classes as they are presented in a slightly less formal manner to our exam classes.  As with Junior Hip Hop, these classes are a great entry point to dance and focus on high energy, performance, emotion / role playing and socialisation.

$15 per class

Popular classes in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hop

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Silver Modern / Contemporary and Silver Hip Hop

For ages 10 to 13 years with classes available in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hip

Equally popular with those new to TCDA as well as a chance for our more established dancers to let their hair down, our Silver Hip Hop and Modern classes are a fun, energetic and inclusive way to supercharge your week.  There is no grading requirements and no examination for either of these classes.

$15 per class

Popular classes in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hop

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Gold Modern / Contemporary & Gold Hip Hop

For ages 14+ years with classes available in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hip

These classes are not examined and focus on performance and energy.  Classes are fun, fast paced, social and low pressure.  There is no grading required for entry into these classes.  Whilst not examined these classes combine original choreography with elements from the ATOD syllabus.

$15 per class

Popular classes in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hop

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Open Modern / Contemporary & Open Hip Hop

For ages 17+ with classes available in Modern / Contemporary and Hip Hip

The work produced from these classes are often highlights of our concerts.  Given that our students are a little older and have so much technique under their belts, they are able to pull off some wonderfully adventurous performances year after year.  These classes are very social and collaborative and of a consistently high quality.

$15 per class

ATOD SYLLABUS MUSICAL THEATRE & ACROBATIC ARTS ACRO

 
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Junior, Bronze and Silver ATOD Musical Theatre

For ages 5-8 Junior, ages 8-12 Bronze and ages 13+ Silver

Combining the elements of singing, acting and dance, Musical Theatre brings together the skills of the theatre.  Following the ATOD syllabus students learn voice training and monologue, singing and musicality along with elements of jazz and tap technique.  They also gain skills in stage craft, theatre vernacular and stage management.  Students undertaking examination can obtain internationally recognised qualifications.

$12.50 per class for Juniors and $15 per class for Bronze and Silver grades

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Acrobatic Arts Syllabus

For ages 5 to 16 years

Acro classes at TCDA focus on a skills based delivery rather than age.  These classes are available in conjunction with our other dance styles to provide  a coordinated enhancement and ensure proper technique in developed in conjunction with syllabus work.  Students are examined annually by an accredited, external Acrobatic Arts examiner.  Classes are conducted with all necessary safety equipment.

QUIRINDI CLASSES

 
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Quirindi Tinys, Jazz and Ballet

Wednesday afternoons in the Quirindi Public School Hall

Classes follow the grades and structure of our ATOD Syllabus classes in Tamworth.

Tinys - 3 - 5 years.  Ballet, Jazz and Tap foundation skills all covered in one class

Juniors - 5 - 7 years.  Classes offered in Ballet and Jazz following the ATOD syllabus in Test 1 through to Test 3

Pre Primary - 7 - 9 years.  Classes offered in Ballet and Jazz  in ATOD grades Bronze Medal and Bronze Star.

Primary - 9 - 12 years. Classes offered in Ballet and Jazz  in ATOD grades Silver Medal and Silver Star.

Seniors - 13 years +.  Classes offered in Modern / Contemporary and Jazz focussing on performance.

30 minute classes $12.50 and 45 minute classes $15

 

CASUAL ADULT CLASSES

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Yummy Mummys

Casual Classes which alternate between Modern Expressive and Jazz

A fun, social, hour long class for those wishing to continue dance into their 20's and above.  We learn two routines each year with the opportunity to perform at the TCDA Mid Year Showcase and our major end of year production at the TRECC.  Performance is not compulsory.  We rotate the style of dance throughout the year.

$15 per week or $10 per week when combined with back to the barre

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Back to the Barre Adult Ballet

Casual classical barre class

This one hour long casual class will do wonders for your core and engage those muscles that may have been forgotten.  Strengthening your technique with barre basics, this non performance adult ballet class is a great way to increase flexibility, stamina, memory and socialise with some amazing people.

$15 per week or $10 per week when combined with Yummy Mummys

OTHER CLASSES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 
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Private Lessons

Available only to enrolled TCDA students

Our enrolled students may choose to undertake private lessons with either ATOD Associate Teachers or with a Junior Teacher.  These lessons may be taken to focus on particular skills leading up to exams, to catch up on material missed due to absences or to learn a solo, duo or trio for entry into an Eisteddfod or our own TCDA Mid Year Competition or Championship.  Places are limited and availability may change from term to term.

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TCDA Show Troupes

By Audition Only

TCDA's highly successful and award winning Show Troupes have built a reputation over the years as hard working and highly skilled professionals that defy their young ages.  Our Mini, Junior and Senior Show Troupes are wonderful mentors and role models and are highly sought after to perform at events in our region.  Auditions are held in term 1 each year before a panel to select the TCDA Show Troupes for the year.  

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