11 – 18 years.
My daughter has been dancing at Stepnout Performing Arts for 8 years. During that time she has taken ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop. She’s still passionate after all this time and thinks of Stepnout as a second family.Ngaire Steele
So you think you can dance? At Stepnout Performing Arts, we can help your dance dreams become a reality. We have a range of classes for teens who dance for fun, to those who want to take it to the next level.
Our teachers have years of experience and have built successful dance careers and now they’re ready to pass on their tips, techniques and secrets to you.
If you’re unsure about which class would suit your child best, why not give us a call on (03) 9741 6930 or pop into the studio for a chat.
Please note: No previous experience is required and we accept students at all levels of ability.Join now – free trial class View timetable
Teenagers can choose from:
We start by developing the basic balletic exercise for feet, legs, hands and arm extensions, both at the barre and in the center. Then we move onto skills requiring focus on co-ordination, strength and control in all five ballet positions.
ATOD and Cecchetti Ballet syllabus is taught to include barre work, center floor work also including adagio, allegro and progressions across the floor.
Mixing incredible athletics with intuitive rhythm control our Hip-hop lessons are fun, extremely popular class for boys and girls. Learn the latest moves from your video clips to super funky routines to all the latest music available.
Jazz / Lyrical
Our Jazz classes including technical elements such as isolations combinations, kicks, points, plie and releve, basic positions and the development of flexibility, balance, co-ordination and control. This leads onto jumps, leaps, turns and complex progressions increasing coordination and flexibility.
Our teens’ jazz classes also offer lyrical dance – that blends Ballet and Jazz dance. Lyrical is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions and gives dancers a chance to express a range of strong emotions through their dancing.
Strength and Stretch Class
Musical theatre / Song and dance
We focus on singing and jazz dance in our younger program and as students get more get more advanced we add in acting and theatre skills. Students learn how we can combine these all art forms to tell stories. These classes help give students a broad knowledge of the art form covering a vast range of styles and shows as well as helping them build confidence and discover where their skills lie.
Our tap classes start with the most basic elements: rhythm and timing. We combine toe and heel beats, springs, steps, ball change and combinations, leading onto more complex rhythms, timing and variations in speed.
Later we incorporate single, and double step times, wings, grab offs, turning steps. Our Tap classes follow the Australian Teachers Of Dance (ATOD) tap syllabus.
Students must audition to join the Performance Team. Being a member requires commitment and hard work but the rewards are endless – as students will be invited to perform at festivals, promotional events, eisteddfods and the annual concerts.
Please note: Students accepted into the Performance Group must also attend Jazz classes.
Our private singing tuition guides keen singers through the wonderful world of the music – showing them how to explore and test the boundaries of their voice.
We offer various private one-on-tuition in the following areas:
If you’re enthusiastic about vocal training, our private lessons will guide you through the wonderful world of the music – learning how to explore and test the boundaries of your vocal instrument.
Private lessons help improve confidence and help children get ready to move into a certain class. They are also help when f preparing yourself for a competition or performance.
Competitions and exams
Stepnout Performing Arts offers training for competitions and exams. Exams are recommended but not compulsory. Your teacher will advise you if you are ready to site for an exam and then it’s your choice. Every Technical class such as jazz/tap/ballet will work towards these goals to maintain a great level throughout all classes We teach Cecchetti for our Ballet work and ATOD (Australian teachers of dance) for our Jazz and Tap.
Cecchetti Exam Ballet Syllabus
The Cecchetti Method of classical ballet training is a world-renowned syllabus that places emphasis on grace, line and poise, whilst teaching confidence, co-ordination and musicality. It is designed to give students a solid and safe foundation, whether for the beginnings of a career in dance or for purely recreational enjoyment. The syllabus has been carefully structured and refined to ensure that each student receives a balanced and sound training, with each grade building progressively on the previous grade. The Cecchetti Method is a beautiful method that can’t help but instil the love of dance in every pupil’s heart.
ATOD Exam Tap and Jazz Syllabus
Stepnout Performing Arts is a proud member of Australian Teachers of Dancing Ltd. Examinations in Jazz, Tap, Classical and Preschool Dance are available for most students. The ATOD Syllabus technically develops students of all ages and abilities for recreation or vocation. ATOD enhances individual creativity with student choreography and improvisations.
Stepnout Performing Arts offers Private Dance Classes for solo work in competitions. This one-on-one training will bring out the best of your abilities and the class is catered to your specific needs.
Our teachers include Emily Jarman, Louise Chapman, Shane Preston, Jocelyn Yee, Michelle Vennix, Chloe Tipitsidis, Tracey Pichler and Alex Frank.
How it works
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