Classes

Here at BAD we offer a wide variety of dance genres and have classes to suit all levels. From babies to adults, beginners to advanced, we've got you covered.

 

We offer:

  • Classical Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance)

  • Jazz

  • Hip Hop

  • Modern

  • Contemporary

  • Acrobatics (Acrobatic Arts)

  • Tap

  • Musical Theatre

  • Irish 

  • Progressive Ballet Technique

  • Tumbling

  • Boys Hip Hop 

  • Adult Lessons

  • Wedding Dance Lessons

  • Solo Work

  • Eisteddfod Troupes

  • Zumba

  • Ballroom

  • Annual Concert For All

  • DanceStep-Student Teacher Education Program

  • Certificate II and III in Dance, partnering with Empowerdance Pty Ltd, RTO CODE 40397 

Tots Classes
For students aged 2.5 to 5 we offer Tots Classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Acrobatics. The emphasis in these classes is on developing love and creativity of dance, as well as providing the foundation for technique. We also offer a Tots Creative class for 2 to 4 years which is a combination of Jazz and Ballet.
Classical Ballet   
At BAD we specialise in training Classical Ballet, with teachers who are qualified through the Royal Academy of Dance. We teach students from age 5 onward and offer classes in both exam and creative work. 
Jazz                                                                    
 Jazz classes are available for students aged 5 and older. The emphasis in Jazz class is on fun, energetic movement that incorporates flexibility, strength and performance. Assignment to classes is dependant on the age of the student.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics focuses on tumbling and tricks and the strength and flexibility required to achieve these. Our teachers are qualified through the Acrobatic Arts syllabus and students will be able to complete exams if they wish. 'Acro' is offered to students aged 5 and up. Also on offer our new ability-based Tumbling class, this class allows students to work on more advanced tricks from the Acrobatic Arts syllabus e.g. aerials and back handsprings on an Air Track. To do this class students are required to already attend one acrobatic class a week and have to be able to perform a cartwheel and front/limber walkover without a spot.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop classes are available for students aged 5 and up. These classes focus on a 'street' style of dance, are high energy and lots of fun. Some elements of Break Dancing are also incorporated into these classes.

Boys Hip Hop

All of our dance classes are Co-Ed, but we are also offering the opportunity for boys to enjoy dance class in a strictly male environment. Our "ALL BOYS" class combines elements of Hip Hop, Funk, Popping, Locking and Break Dance whilst boosting self- confidence and co-ordination. This class is taught by a male teacher and suited for boys 5 years and up.

Modern
Modern, or lyrical, is a growing style in the professional world and uses many of the technical elements of Classical Ballet. At BAD it is one of our most popular classes and we offer modern to students aged 7 and over.

 

Contemporary

Contemporary is an abstract art form and can be depicted in many ways. This genre is touched on in our Modern classes and solo lessons are also available.

Tap
Bathurst Academy of Dance offers two tap classes for different age groups. The aim in tap class is to develop rhythm, technique and performance skills.
Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre combines the three art forms of dance, drama and singing and has been a popular addition to our timetable! Students will learn the art of stage performance in conjunction with dance.

Irish
Beginner and Senior Irish classes are available in the traditional Irish style. We work with the Caroll School of Irish Dancing and are able to offer dancer grade examinations through the Australian Irish Dancing Association. 
Eisteddfod Classes
Bathurst Academy attends many Eisteddfods in the Central West area and is proud to present it's most dedicated students at these competitions. Entrance into the Eisteddfod troupe training  is by audition or invitation only. Solo lessons are available to all students. Please contact us to book solo lessons.
Adult Ballet

For adults wishing to get a taste for dance, this class offers a combination of classical technique and fitness. Attendees will learn the art of classical ballet while having fun along the way!

Wedding Dance Lessons

Bathurst Academy of Dance specialises in creating a personalised 'first dance' for your special day. Available for the Bridal and Groom to be or anyone else wishing to learn Ballroom dancing.

Ballroom 

We have re-introduced a group Ballroom lesson due to popular demand! Come along and learn a range of ballroom styles. Open to all adult learners, no experience required.

Zumba

Zumba is an aerobic fitness program taught by certified Zumba Instructors. Zumba features movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance classes whilst combining all elements of fitness- cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. This class is suitable for all ages and abilities

Solo Lessons

Individual lessons can be booked as a once-off or scheduled into our weekly timetable. These can be used to learn routines for eisteddfods or to further your dance training in a specific genre.

Certificate II and III in Dance

Brand new in 2018 we have Certificates II and III in Dance!! Please contact the studio for more information on these courses.

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