Class Description

Dance works studio specialises in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, JFH, Showgirl and Broadway Classes for Adults with a variety of levels from beginners to advanced.

 

We offer classes for people wanting to dance for exercise or for those interested in performing. We hold an annual concert every year for all students to show off their skills to friends and family. Whether you are 18 or 80, beginner or advanced, there is sure to be a class to suit you.

TAP

These classes are perfect for those who have never danced before. We offer a variety of levels in Tap ranging from beginners to advanced.

 

Tap dancing is great exercise and lots of fun for all ages. No matter what level of fitness you are at, you may just find the hidden Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire in you!

JFH

This class is great to improve fitness and coordination. It allows students wth little or no dance ability, through to experienced dancers to participate actively. 

 

This class combines Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop. A great class with lots of variety every week.

 

This is a high intensity workout which will include floor work.

SHOWGIRL

This class is designed for the fun and playful girl and is full of sassy and sensual moves.

 

You'll dance with fans, feathers, chairs and boas to name a few.

 

Leave your inhibitions at the door but you're guaranteed to have a lot of fun and get a great workout.

BALLET / LYRICAL

Our ballet class have all the technical exercises of a classical ballet class along with lyrical combinations.

 

You’ll work on strength, flexibility and technique.

BROADWAY

If you love the old Razzle Dazzle and have dreamt about stealing the spotlight on Broadway then this is the class for you.

 

Every class includes stretch and strength exercises to work towards those lovely kicks then you'll explore all the Broadway shows and dance vintage chorus line, Cabaret broadway and even the Parisian CanCan.

HEELS

This class is for the more experienced dancer as you are required to wear your most fierce heels. We combine the funk with the showgirl in this class and rock it out in your Saturday night heels.

 

It does get down and dirty, so like the showgirl class, you’d need to leave your inhibitions at the door and find your inner Beyonce.

JAZZ

A high energy class with traditional jazz foundation. 

 

You'll work on strength and technique, kicks and turns, followed by a jazz routine that could be anything from old school 80's to today's commercial jazz. 

 

Great for absolute beginners to the more experienced dancer. 

BARRE WORKS

Barre Works is high-intensity yet low-impact work out and will leave every muscle feeling recharged and energised. 

It is a fusion of Ballet technique, Pilates and general fitness and is the perfect workout for all fitness levels and abilities.

The exercises are choreographed routines to music, however no dance experience is necessary.

 

The goal of barre works is to;

  • Sculpt and strengthen legs, bum, arms and core

  • Improve core stability and posture

  • Burn fat and improve cardiovascular endurance

  • Improve mobility and flexibility

 

* Please bring your own Pilates mat, a towel and drink bottle. All other equipment will be provided.

STRETCH AND FLEX 

Stretch and flex is a class that incorporates stretch and mobility techniques from the disciplines of dance, yoga and physiotherapy.

Each class will run through a series of exercises including:

  • Self-myofascial release techniques with foam rollers &/or massage balls

  • Mobilisation-based joint and muscle stretches

  • Gentle strengthening and muscle activation to improve active range of motion

  • Dance specific flexibility
     

Whether your goal is to improve your dance performance, reduce the risk of injury, or simply improve the way you move, then this class is for you. All levels of experience are welcome and the class can be modified for those with injuries.
 

* Please bring your own Pilates mat, a towel and drink bottle. All other equipment will be provided.

MUM AND BUBS PILATES

Pilates really is the ideal exercise class for new mums.
 

It is a gentle and effective way of;

·         Learning how to correctly engage and strengthen your pelvic floor and core muscles

·         Reducing rectus diastasis (abdominal separation)

·         Reducing neck and back pain by improving spinal mobility and exercising postural muscles

·         Safely improving general fitness and muscle tone before returning to other forms of exercises

 

Mums ‘n Bubs Pilates gives new mums the opportunity to exercise with their baby, in a supportive and caring environment with other new mums.

How soon after birth can I start?

6 week post-natal check or approval from your doctor is recommended to enrol in this class. If you have any minor pain, abdominal separation or pelvic floor prolapse/incontinence please speak to Shannon before the class so the class can be modified for you. If you have any major concerns, Shannon can organise to see you privately in her clinic for an individual assessment.

 

How long can I do the class for?

You can do the class as long as you like! The only issue sometimes is the activity of the babies. Most people will do this class from 6 weeks to around about 7-8 months (or until your baby is on the move!) Once the babies stop sitting still, it is often hard for mums to complete the class without interruption. At this stage, you can still come to class but most people prefer to leave bub with someone else so they can exercise in peace. Also, by this stage many people may feel ready to move onto other forms of exercise like Barre or a dance class.

 

Can I do this class if I don’t have a baby?

Yes! As long as you don’t mind a cry here and there. A post-natal Pilates class can be great for people who need to ease back into exercise after an injury or a long time off. It is a good alternative to a Barre class which is more intense.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your own Pilates mat, a towel and drink bottle. Also we advise bringing a plat mat for bub and some toys to keep them occupied.

Please visit the Timetable page for class times.

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