Performing Arts (Dance)
Dance Club is for performers of any level to develop and sustain their craft. The Dromana Dance Club is committed to providing excellence and aims to create young dancers who balance Dance with emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
The Dance Club carefully designed a progressive education structure taking participants from their first steps to VCE standard. If you are an emerging talent in dance or already an extremely talented performer our classes in jazz, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre and ballet will cater for the interests and needs of dancers of all ages; beginners through to advanced.
The Dance Club will also be participating in performances throughout the year.
|Tuesday||7:30am – 8:30am – Dance Genre||$100 per semester||Dromana College Dance Studio|
|Thursday||3:15pm – 4:30pm – Dance Fitness class|
Dance Club Fees: $120 per semester and includes:
• Team uniform
• Access to specialist coaches and coaching
• Breakfast Club 8.15-8.45am (Tuesdays)
Registration is open to Year 7-9 students
Ballet is the foundation of all other styles of modern dance. Ballet is all about grace, strength and control. The techniques learnt in Ballet class are essential for all dancers, even if your specialty is Hip Hop. Students that do Ballet will see improvement in all their other classes too. Ballet is where students learn about the discipline of dance and focus on developing and strengthening their
Contemporary dance is an uncompromising dance style that is rigorous and athletic. It draws from classical and modern dance styles and is expressive and diverse in content. A contemporary dancer develops a deep understanding of a dancer’s centre, body articulation and weight initiation. Contemporary dancers work ‘off centre’ and make use of contorted and unusual lines and shapes.
Contemporary dancers develop an appreciation for the heightened use of dynamics, weight, falling, recovery and release techniques. The study of Contemporary dance will increase a dancer’s knowledge and understanding of body mechanics and body efficiency and give you a feeling of freedom and is often performed in bare feet.
A high energy, freestyle form of dance often seen in popular film clips incorporating funk, break dance, jazz and all the latest moves. It’s a popular form that continues to evolve but always has a strong musicality, rhythm and pulse.
Jazz is popular high-energy dance styles that affords you with flexibility, strength and cardio vascular training as well as teach you the basic vocabulary of kicks, turns, leaps, isolations and combinations. Jazz will develop your rhythmical awareness and develop your body coordination. Jazz also teaches students about focus, projection and presentation skills. It’s a fun and enjoyable dance style that continues to develop and you will enjoy learning the latest moves set to popular music.
Pilates is fast becoming a popular and trusted system of exercise to encourage fitness and well-being. It is a gentle yet effective exercise program that develops your core muscles and overall posture. The benefits of Pilates include developing lean and strong muscles, improving your balance, better circulation and a calm mind with increased focus and confidence. Dance students are encouraged to attend afternoon Pilates classes that are dance specific, meaning that the exercises will be tailored towards increasing student’s strength and flexibility. These classes will improve control demands of dancing.
Cheer is the performance of athletic skills, jumps, dance and/or chanting to gain a response from spectators at an event, whether in support of a sports team or simply to score points in a competition. Students improve flexibility, strength, teamwork and coordination through various stunting and tumbling activities done in Cheer.