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Dance Class Enrolments for 2016 being taken now

Do you live in the Hornsby or Wahroonga area?

Ever wanted to learn to dance?

Do you want to grow in confidence?

Do you want to meet new friends?

Jigsaw Dance Studio Hornsby & Wahroonga is taking enrolments for our dance classes in 2016.

To see our dance and performing arts timetable please [CLICK HERE]

We would love to see you.

Jigsaw Dance Studio has been proudly servicing the north west of Sydney since 1994 and now we open a new studio here in the Hornsby and Wahroonga area in 2016

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Miss Tash teacher at Jigsaw Dance Hornsby

About Miss Tash your dance teacher

Miss Tash has been dancing for 16 years covering all styles of dance while under the guidance of some of Australia’s most prestigious dance teachers and choreographers. From a young age Tash was involved in all things dance, performing at the DET schools spectacular, touring in Queensland for the Showcase Nationals Dance Competition in which she was in the top placing’s, and entering into many eisteddfods both as a soloist and as a part of a Jazz troupe as well as doing student choreographies and improvisation in Contemporary and Classical Ballet. Tash has entered into many ballet exams from the tender age of 5 covering both the B.A.L (Ballet Australasia Limited) and R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus. During her junior grades she received Honors with distinction, the highest mark possible and then later sat her Senior Ballet exams, training up to an Advanced Foundation level. Whilst at school she had the privilege of being taught by leading Contemporary choreographer Jason Winters, where she undertook dance as an elective for her HSC at Ecole Ballet and Theatre. As well as this, she voluntarily taught dance at a local primary school, catering to all ages and abilities and also choreographed her former high school’s musical production, ‘Back to the 80’s’.

Tash is currently completing her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management, giving her valuable skills and knowledge in how to teach dance safely and correctly. She is also a provisional teacher member of BAL, allowing her to teach their syllabus in Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Hip Hop, as well as being able to enter her students in exams. She is also an affiliate member of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) allowing her to teach, famous choreographer, Jason Winter’s Contemporary  syllabus and enter students in exams for this as well. She is first aid (anaphylaxis/asthma) and working with children qualified.

Tash is a dedicated teacher with over five years teaching experience. From a very young age it has been her dream to teach and nurture children, and allow them to create a passion and dream of their own. She finds that being a teacher is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding careers as every day she is able to see the children grow; both as dancers and people. Although she loves and has trained in all styles of dance; Contemporary, Ballet and Jazz are among her favourites and she hopes she can pass on her knowledge and passion to her students.  She looks forward to meeting you and your sparkling dancer!

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A little bit about our dance classes in 2016

In all of our classes we are dedicated on keeping a fun, vibrant and positive learning environment while nurturing each and every child to achieving their best. Students are not placed in classes based primarily on their age, but experience, ability and friends are important factors that can determine what class is best suited for them.  The class descriptions are listed below.

JAZZ

This modern, and upbeat style is full of fun and laughs, and is a great way to stay active while making new friends. Jazz offers a diverse range of movements ranging from broadway to commercial where all styles of Jazz are taught in class. Classes are set in a fun and caring environment where we focus on making it as enjoyable for everyone as possible, while also giving individual attention to every student.

TAP

This is the perfect class for the little Tappers among us! This style is all about sounds and rhythm, and so we focus on teaching the steps in combination with music and beats, so that they can develop the skills of musicality and create sounds for themselves- an essential part of tap. This class is very energetic and incorporates a well-rounded warm up, steps down the room, music, and barre work, to develop the whole dancer.

BALLET (BALLET AUSTRALASIA LIMITED SYLLABUS)

Originating from France, this graceful art takes on the discipline and poise essential to creating the perfect technique. Although classes are set in a fun, and nurturing environment, the classes are run under a set syllabus, allowing students to develop the skills and technique necessary for Classical Ballet. Ballet is the fundamentals of all other styles of dance and focuses largely on body placement and posture. 

CONTEMPORARY (JASON WINTER’S CONTEMPORARY SYLLABUS) 

Contemporary explores the abstract art of dance, drawing from numerous genres including jazz, ballet, hip-hop, yoga and pilates. Contemporary focuses largely on expressing and portraying various intents and stories and can thus, be represented in many different ways, where is some cases it can be more a fluid progressive from ballet and in others can be more creative and abstract. Contemporary has a large focus on strength and stretch as well as floor work and breathing techniques.

We are so excited to announce that we are offering So You Think You Can Dance choreographer, Jason Winters, Contemporary syllabus at the studio. This was the very first contemporary syllabus to be offered in Australia so we are so excited to share this amazing syllabus with our students. It is a great opportunity for all.

AGE GROUPS FOR 2016

JAZZ:

3-4 yrs: Tiny Tots

4-6 yrs: Twinkle Toes

5-7yrs: Pre Junior

8-9 yrs: Junior

10-12yrs: Intermediate

13+ yrs: Senior

TAP:

5-7yrs: Pre Junior

8-12yrs: Junior/Intermediate

BALLET:

3-4yrs: Tiny Tots

4-6yrs: Twinkle Toes

5-7yrs: Pre Junior

8-9yrs: Junior

10-13yrs: Intermediate/Senior

CONTEMPORARY:

8-9yrs: Junior

10-12yrs: Intermediate

13+ yrs: Senior

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Dance classes Wahroonga and Hornsby

Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop (Funk), Boys only Hip Hop, Stretch/Flex/Relax, Acrobatics, Gymnastics, Singing & Drama classes available for boys and girls. Children are welcome to join dance classes from as soon as they can walk.

Our Wahroonga based Dance Classes are fun competition free and available for just about any age group. With so many dance genres on offer our Wahroonga premises and dance timetable will be sure to have something for you.

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