Dancers aged 7 years and above have the option of participating in Performance or Recreational classes in each of the genres we offer. To join a competitive class that performs at eisteddfods in addition to our Showcase and End of Year Concert, choose Performance classes. For a fun class that doesn’t compete but still performs on stage in our Showcase and End of Year Concert, choose a Recreational classes.
For 7 years Plus
Learn one of dance’s most respected disciplines.
Ballet is one of the world’s most beautiful and revered art forms. Children will love building on a foundation of basic movements set to beautiful music as they grow in their strength and ability. Dancers who take ballet classes build self-control, body awareness and self discipline as they learn to master increasingly technical moves. At PMPA, we offer Open Ballet classes and classes that follow the Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) curriculum, with the ability to participate in examinations and scholarship days.
Experience the energy of jazz!
This popular and dynamic style is set to popular music and Top 40 tracks in a range of age groups. Jazz is enjoyable for any dancer who just wants to get moving! Students have the opportunity to work towards group performances or competitions, or can come along to classes for their own enjoyment. To join a competitive class that performs at eisteddfods choose a Performance Jazz class, for a fun class that doesn’t compete but still performs on stage, choose a Recreational Jazz class. Book a free trial today.
Get your toes tapping!
Learning tap dancing is ideal for those looking to improve their rhythm and make some noise! Training in tap technique helps dancers become more versatile and employable , our tap classes can help those dancers hoping for a career in musical theatre or anyone who has always wanted to give it a try. Mastering this style of dance can help with coordination, rhythm, musicality and agility. Classes are based on the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus and are always enjoyable!
Boost your fitness and your movement skills.
Contemporary Dance bridges the gap between jazz and ballet, offering a fluid movement style, encouraging creative thinking and composition. This form of dance gives dancers the strength and control to move seamlessly in and out of the floor. The composition element encourages students to express themselves through movement. While it is less ‘rigid’ than ballet, contemporary still requires students to build a strong technical foundation. Our contemporary classes also fuse elements from the lyrical dance style, made popular by “So You Think You Can Dance”
Got stars in your eyes?
Does your child sing in the shower? Do they make up shows at home? Our musical theatre program is a fun mix of Broadway, Singing and Theatre. It delivers a mix of jazz, tap, contemporary dance, singing and acting skills. Students combine their love of song with dance in these energetic classes that focus on fun!