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For over 30 years Academy Ballet has been one of Sydney’s leading classical ballet schools. Located in Alexandria, Academy Ballet boasts 3 studios with sprung flooring and Tarkett, as well as a spacious dressing room with individual change rooms.
Academy Ballet teaches the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, recognised throughout the world as one of the best methods of training classical ballet dancers. The success rate in annual Royal Academy of Dance examinations and school awards are consistently high. As well as classical ballet we offer contemporary, character, jazz and musical theatre.
The Director, Sinead Vidler, aims to cater for students of all ages and abilities – from those who wish to pursue a career in dance, to those that just love this beautiful art form.
Sinead continues the traditions instilled in her by her teacher, mentor and Founding Director of Academy Ballet, Nicholina Kuner.
The school has two distinct streams: the Children’s Evening School and the Fulltime Diploma. The Evening School focuses on students studying ballet vocationally, allowing them to attend school without interference. The Diploma is for students pursuing a career in dance is headed by former Principal Artiste of The Australian Ballet, Vicki Attard alongside former ballerina with The Royal Ballet, Gillian Revie
In 2012 Academy Ballet launched its HSC course, allowing students to combine that which they love, dance, with their education. HSC dance is run by Martinique Cavallaro.
We are proud of our school which is based on traditions — the centuries-old traditions of classical ballet, the traditions of the Royal Academy of Dance in Australia and the traditions necessary to instil both technique and the love of dance necessary to succeed in this difficult but beautiful art form.
To receive information about our school please email us [email protected]
The Academy of Performing Arts Macarthur is a centre of enjoyment & excellence for students to gain a love and appreciation of the performing arts.
Located in Smeaton Grange, in the Macarthur region of Sydney, the Academy has certainly grown from our humble beginnings in the early 90s, where we started out teaching in a little hall in Camden.
With innovative new programs and enthusiastic, caring teachers, the Academy now provides students with fully equipped studios under the one roof, offering classes 6 days a week in dance, singing and theatre for students from pre-schoolers through to professional level.
One of the most important aspects of the Academy is our teaching philosophy – that students learn best when they enjoy what they do. This ethos of enjoying yourself as you learn has been consistently maintained from the very beginning, and one that is shared by all teachers at the Academy, creating a unique and friendly atmosphere of which we are proud.
At ACPE we have almost 100 years of experience in producing career ready graduates. We deliver specialist courses in the areas of Sport, Health, Dance and Physical Education. You can be part of an intimate learning environment, with regular access to elite sporting bodies and industry leaders, giving you an unparalleled educational experience and ensuring career success. Our entry requirements are flexible, with no need to go through UAC – this means you can apply online at http://www.acpe.edu.au at any time. Let us help you get your dream career in sport or dance today!
Acrobatic Arts Certified Teachers understand how to properly introduce skills with excellent technique.
Acrobatic Arts is a foundational program for AcroDance taught over 12 levels in progression; with each level building on the pervious level’s requirements. Theory classes including anatomy and choreography as well as practical classes in spotting ensure that Acrobatic Arts Certified Teachers understand how to properly introduce skills with excellent technique in a safe and fun environment. Innovative tools like the Acrobatic Arts App, Analyse Student and Progress Charts engage and motivate dancers and teachers to excel. Over 1,800 studios currently follow the program, representing approximately 150,000 dancers, age 3 – 50, in 11 countries! With endorsements from hundreds of dance teachers, physiotherapists, Cirque Du Soleil acrobats, and more, we are universally recognised as the best program for AcroDance. For more information on our programs visit our website.
Study Full-time Ballet at Alegria’s main studios in the heart of Sydney.
Study Ballet, Spanish Dance, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap at Alegria’s branches in Bondi Junction, South Turramurra, North Ryde and Chatswood. Kickstart your dance teaching career on Alegria’s Teachers Course.
Have lots of fun on Alegria’s holiday courses and learn pure strong techniques which have been developed by Alegria and which will serve you well for all of your dancing life.
All That Jazz Dance Studio was established in January 1993. They are still located in the same building but now occupy all of level 1. The studio has one of Perth’s finest reputations and is well known for being a quality run dance studio.
Studio owner and Principal Fiona Scott has enjoyed teaching all styles of dance for over 25 years. Fiona started dancing at age 5 where she studied ballet, jazz, theatrical and tapping. She now enjoys passing on her knowledge, experience and the love of dance to students of all ages. Fiona has been actively involved in local Theatre productions as well including performing in and choreographing shows like Chicago, Cats, Cabaret, 42nd Street and Annie.
The studio originally started with a group of Adults learning to tap dance at the local hall in Wanneroo from 1988 – 1992 (Known as the Wanneroo Tappers). This was so popular that the studio was then opened in 1993 to cater for Children as young as 2yrs through to Adults.
The studio is actively involved in all local dance competitions. The studio provides open classes in all ages and dance styles and teaches the CSTD syllabus for examinations (Commonwealth Society of teachers of Dance) and now this year is introducing RAD ballet classes (Royal Academy of Dancing). All That Jazz also offers floorshow performances throughout the year and has regular trips to Sydney to learn from Australia’s top Choreographers and teachers.
The studio also has an Annual Concert to celebrate what the student’s have learnt throughout the year. This is their chance to showcase as a school their wonderful talents and an opportunity for friends and relatives to come along and support them and to also see what the studio has to offer in a very entertaining evening for all. Held at the Swan Park Theatre, Gray Drive Midvale.
Dianne Drelincourt from Alternative Therapies Today Why should dancers in particular have a regular massage?
Dancers are used to physical pain and may be unaware of when they need relief. Muscle pain, joint stiffness, and ankle and feet injuries (amongst others) are part of normal life for a dancer. It is for these reasons that a regular massage should be part of any dancers regime.
Benefits of Massage include:
> Decreases pain intensity by eliminating the lactic acid. This in turns helps the body to recover.
> Assists in injury recovery by assisting in the elimination of toxins from the muscle.
> Elongates tight muscles, which frees joints from becoming compressed.
> Improves circulation, which transports oxygen to the injured tissue/s which helps heal that injured tissue.
> Can allow for the release of emotions, which helps de-stress the body and aids in recovery.
> Improved immune system function by increasing the number of white blood cells in the body.
Dancing is extremely physical and affects every system in the body, so it needs an eclectic therapy for support. Massage is that therapy.
What is one thing you would like all dance teachers to understand about massage and dancers?
Dancers look to their teachers for guidance and help particularly during an injury. A well-informed teacher will be able to help guide the young dancer to a much faster recovery. A dancer requires ‘a team of professionals approach’ for their health, to which a massage therapist is one part. As the saying goes “It takes a village to raise a child” so it takes a village to raise a dancer – the teacher, the doctor, the costumier etc. and of course, the massage therapist.
How difficult is it to pinpoint the area where the injury stems from when sometimes the pain occurs is another location and how do we help dancers understand this about their own bodies?
To an experienced therapist it is not difficult to pinpoint the area in which the injury occurs however sometimes dancers are unaware that where they are feeling the pain is not the actual cause of the injury. Helping the dancer understand how the body works and allowing the dancer to develop a sense of when assistance is needed is important. The dancer is the expert of their body but they can also be apprehensive about seeking treatment. It is my hope that this article moves that negative way of thinking!
Dianne Drelincourt: With 25 years experience in the dance industry, as well as having a dancing daughter and a soccer player for a son, Dianne knows first hand the physical demands required of our young athletes.
After a decade as professional dancer in Europe, New Zealand born Amanda Bollinger retired from her stage career, to share her extensive knowledge, international experience, and passion for classical ballet with dedicated students.
Amanda founded her own dance academy in 2005 on the Gold Coast Australia. Since the humble beginning with only a handful of students in a local church hall, the ABDA has grown into the elite ballet school on the Gold Coast, featuring beautiful purpose-built studios, specialising in classical ballet based on the Russian Vaganova method, and offering the ACB training and assessment program.
Since 2012, the ABDA also offers a Full-time dance program to dedicated students from 14 years of age, wanting to pursue a career in dance. Former ABDA students have been accepted into large full-time schools/ballet institutions in Melbourne, London, Zurich, Graz, Munich, Mannheim, Winnipeg and Houston.
The Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy is the elite Classical Ballet School on the Gold Coast Australia.
We provide high quality training and coaching in the Russian Vaganova method to children of all ages.
Anna Tetlow Pilates is an established rehabilitation and movement therapy centre, based in an easily accessible location in North Fitzroy, Melbourne. Its attractive garden setting fosters a peaceful and supportive environment where clients can look forward to specialised treatment designed to suit their individual needs. Using a synthesis of Pilates, Garuda and Gyrotonic® techniques, its globally experienced trainers draw upon on a wide range of prescribed interventions and exercises.
Anna Tetlow Pilates works closely in an integrated fashion with leading osteopaths, physiotherapists, obstetricians, chiropractors, remedial and sports masseuse and podiatrists as well as working alongside AFL football clubs, professional ballet companies, athletes and yoga teachers, in addition to hundreds of clients from all walks of life.
All the teachers at Anna Tetlow Pilates pride themselves on seeking to ensure a personalised service that satisfies every clients individual need and objectives. Working in an intimate and private professional studio they seek to provide an exceptional experience in body awareness and posture to promote greater muscle strength and efficiency and an improved understanding of the body mind connection.