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CLASSES

Stretches are an essential part of training in this form of dance. Not only stretching, but stretching correctly, can improve your performance now and extend your dancing life for years.

The kicks, leaps and poses involved in dance require extensive flexibility. Improving your flexibility not only leads to a greater range of motion for your muscles, it also relieves stress, improves your performance and even can help to alleviate injury. Stretching is also an important component in a warm up that readies your body for performance or practice.

TIDC Performance Teams (Junior and Senior) will be performing at various functions and events around Adelaide, some of these will be for charity and others will be for Professional Gigs ( with a very exciting one lined up for the Senior team in July).

To be part of this team you must firstly attend various classes at the studio and then you will either be selected from the work ethic you display at the studio or via the audition process. The auditions will be advertised at a later date.

We are looking forward to this exciting venture – which will also include all genre, singing and acting – as the team will need to run the whole show.

Examination Technique work is to be taught in their grade classes. Students are encouraged to participate in these classes with strong focus on technique. Those considered ready will sit examinations, which are held at different times through the year, those still needing more confidence will be encouraged to take part in an assessment level, where they remain with class mates and still receive a medal and report just no grading. Exams are a fabulous way of assessing you child’s progress and giving them a goal to work toward. We are also pleased that our examinations in higher levels are recognized by the SACE board.

Requirements – leotard, ballet skirt, pink ballet stockings, ballet shoes, hair in bun.

The basis to all dance styles is Ballet, teaching core technique that all students should do if serious about dance. Students wishing to take their dance seriously and wanting to do classical exams must attend two classes a week to be eligible and must attend a classical class if wishing to take part in competitions (two per week to be eligible for the classical style troupes). This is under the AICD syllabus.

This is a program that is equally interesting, exciting and inspiring for both girls and boys.

We listened to our student’s interest, world trends and merged them into this course motivating children to put their desires, patience and engagement into this form of physical development.

A rich and interesting program of dance acrobatics influence the improvement of motor functions, such as strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, encourage the development of fitness and above all the development of proper posture and a sense of movement. In this program students develop abilities and skills that will in the future provide the ability to deal with any type of sports.

Introducing a class just for the boys, where they will learn different aspects of dance, covering jazz, tap and hip hop to name a few, in a fun and safe environment with the opportunity to perform.

Ready, Set… Class:

We would love your preschooler to experience the magic of our class. Below are details of where and when classes are available.

Ready, Set… Uniform:

There is a uniform that we are sure that you will love, but for your first class please come in comfortable clothes and shoes.

Ready, Set… You Tube:

We have our own You Tube channel so you can have a sneak peak into our class before you attend. Check out this link to see our ‘I love Dancing’ song which helps us achieve our three goals – Confidence, Creativity and Coordination!

Ready, Set… Begin:

We offer a trial class so you can see the magic of the program before you need to take any further steps signing up. Please let us know what day you would like to come for your first class and we will make sure the office is organised to greet you and introduce you to the class teacher.

Our preschoolers just LOVE….

  • Busting out their hip hop moves
  • Singing like a star
  • Joining the puppet show
  • Skipping along fairytale lane
  • Floating on their yoga cloud
  • Learning rhythm on our animal safari
  • Jumping in puddles with their tap shoes
  • Playing with our parachutes
  • Going bananas with all of our cool music tracks created by the top music producers from the Australian kids television industry

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. At TIDC Performing Arts Studio we are passionate about Musical Theatre and have forged strong links with industry professionals over many years. We pride ourselves in understanding industry requirements and knowing a vast variety of experienced and generous practitioners ready to offer you help and advice whilst you are studying with us, and afterwards. Vocal technique, vocal stamina and development is a particular focus at the studios.

There are also opportunities to audition with the Adelaide Youth Theatre as well as mid year performances and End of Year

These are available in all genre and styles offered at the centre, including for competition work or just for fun or to improve technique or for a special event coming up, but all lessons must be organized through the principal of the studio and NOT personally with the teachers.

Requirements – uniform t-shirt and baggy pants, sneakers.

Fast becoming one of the most popular dance styles, Hip Hop and classes include choreography seen on most music videos taught to the most recent hits. A fun and enjoyable class that is great for someone who wants to learn to move but doesn’t want to get too “technical”. For those with more experience we will continue to learn hip hop routines in the eisteddfod classes.

Why should I study SACE Dance?

Dance prepares you for participation in the 21st century by equipping you with transferrable skills, including critical and creative thinking skills, personal and social skills, and intercultural understanding. Dance develops individuals to be reflective thinkers who can pose and solve problems and work both independently and collaboratively. You will engage with dance practices and practitioners, to develop imaginative ways to make meaning of the world.

Where does Dance lead?

This subject can lead to a range of pathways, depending on your interest and focus. You can study a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) – Flinders University/TAFE in Adelaide or study various interstate degree and certificate courses. Studying Dance can lead to careers as a Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, Teacher, Fitness Instructor (Pilates, Barre, Yoga), Marketing, Costume Design, Arts Administrator, Physiotherapist, Dance Medicine Specialist.

What work will I do in SACE Dance?

You will have the opportunity to learn both the theory and practice of Dance through studying technique, composition, choreography, performance and critical analysis. You will explore your creativity through compositional and choreographic tasks and examine the ideas of past and present choreographers. You will also learn class choreographed dances in various dance genres such as Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Tap. Please note that students don’t need to do all of these genres, but these are the styles on offer.

SACE Stage 1

20 credits

Students develop aesthetic and kinaesthetic intelligence, through using the body as an instrument for the expression and communication of ideas. They learn practical movement, choreographic and performance skills. They consider the role of dance in different cultural contexts, and develop an appreciation of dance as an art form, as well as a life-enrichment opportunity connected to mental and physical wellbeing.

Students learn transferable skills including critical and creative thinking skills, personal and social skills, and intercultural understanding. Dance develops individuals to be reflective thinkers who can pose and solve problems and work both independently and collaboratively.

Dance has its own movement vocabulary and specific techniques and processes that students learn and apply to their own work as a dancer and choreographer and use to interpret, understand, and appreciate the work of others. It will suit students with an interest in dance who would like to learn through doing and observing.

The following areas of study are covered:
Understanding dance
Creating dance
Responding to dance

Private Dance studios are required to form a partnership with a school in order to run SACE Dance. TIDC have formed a partnership with Thebarton Senior College who will cover all of the SACE administrative elements. Students will be enrolled through Thebarton Senior College students, but all classes will be conducted at TIDC’s West Croydon Studio.

For further information please contact our SACE teacher, Natalie Linke,natalie.linke513@schools.sa.edu.au

SACE Stage 2

20 credits

Students develop aesthetic and kinaesthetic intelligence, through using the body as an instrument for the expression and communication of ideas. They learn practical movement, choreographic and performance skills. They consider the role of dance in different cultural contexts, and develop an appreciation of dance as an art form, as well as a life-enrichment opportunity connected to mental and physical wellbeing.

Students learn transferable skills including critical and creative thinking skills, personal and social skills, and intercultural understanding. Dance develops individuals to be reflective thinkers who can pose and solve problems and work both independently and collaboratively.

Students specialise in a dance genre and explore dance in diverse contexts. Genre refers to the broad categories of dance based on shared, identifiable characteristics, such as contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, break-dancing, hop hop and world dance. The genre chosen will depend on the interests and abilities of the student cohort and the expertise of the teacher.

The following areas of study are covered:
Understanding dance
Creating dance
Responding to dance

Private Dance studios are required to form a partnership with a school in order to run SACE Dance. TIDC have formed a partnership with Thebarton Senior College who will cover all of the SACE administrative elements. Students will be enrolled through Thebarton Senior College students, but all classes will be conducted at TIDC’s West Croydon Studio.

For further information please contact our SACE teacher, Natalie Linke,natalie.linke513@schools.sa.edu.au

TIDC Performing Arts Studio is thrilled to offer the Nationally Recognised CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance through partnership with EMPOWERDANCE PTY LTD (RTO CODE 40397).The course is designed for secondary school students looking to further their education and experience in Dance. This certificate course is the equivalent of a Stage 2 (Year 12) SACE subject. It can be used towards an ATAR and is worth up to 75 Stage 2 SACE Credits. Certificate III can be achieved over one year and is designed for dancers wishing to further their training, learn teaching methods, and work on projects in a team. The course will be delivered on Saturdays from 2-5 pm at our West Croydon Studio throughout terms 1-4. Please refer to our prospectus for more information.

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In Eisteddfod classes, students learn routines specifically for eisteddfods and performances. A sense of commitment is essential as well as good team and work ethics. Extra lessons may be involved and details will follow.

These will be available in all styles through selected competitions through the year, certain criteria and standards apply to be eligible for the competition classes which are held separately to dance classes.

There are several criteria necessary before being able to take this class on, but will cover all aspects of training in all genre, and includes physiology, anatomy and psychology to name a few, all training teachers at the TIDC Performing Arts Studio are required to take this class. All others please phone the principal for an interview.

Requirements – uniform, black or tan elastic sided jazz shoes.

A Jazz Class starts with a warm-up, then technical work including kicks, leaps and turns are done from the corner, finishing the class with choreography. We have both technical classes and those for technique – those wishing to participate in competitions must attend the technique class also (from Under 10 upward only).

There will be several levels of this class on offer with an exciting ATOD syllabus in contemporary. Senior students are able to attend more classes. Contemporary is great for technique, has more freedom than ballet and is fantastic for expression and movement through music.

There will be several levels of this class on offer with an exciting ATOD syllabus in contemporary. Senior students are able to attend more classes. Contemporary is great for technique, has more freedom than ballet and is fantastic for expression and movement through music.

Tap dance is characterized by using the sounds of the tap shoes shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Tap focusses on the rhythm, musicality and style of performance.