ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Unique programs designed for the elite performer. 
 

Individual, specialised attention is given to each student with a purposeful, small program size ensuring one-on-one tuition and guidance.

 

In addition to our mainstream classes, these program’s have been devised to offer talented and passionate students the opportunity to refine, enhance and extend their training, preparing them for the next step in their training and future into the entertainment industry. 

EXTENSION PROGRAMS 
 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

Students must adhere to the following eligibility criteria;

- Already be partaking in a certain number of hours per week. 
- Currently training in classical ballet.
- Already display a high level of capability.

1. TECHNIQUE  EXTENSION PROGRAM
 

This program focuses on flexibility, turns, legs & extension. 

  • Achieve higher safer, lighter jumps and build endurance and energy.

  • Focus on pirouettes, kick turns, dance conditioning, jumps/leaps and dance tricks

  • Learn how to look after physiques and how to improve and enhance them.

  • Mix high intensity strength with flexibility exercises.

  • Feel inspired, confident and stage ready.

  • Accelerate a dancer’s journey to being the best performer they can be.

  • Learn HOW to analyse dance technique and apply this to your own future learning.

2. ACROBATICS EXTENSION PROGRAM
 

This program is designed to teach the correct method to execute tricks, jumps, backbends, walkovers, handstands,

flips and more.

  • Help young acrobats to look after their physiques to improve and enhance them.

  • ​Feel inspired, confident and stage ready.

  • Learn how to look after physiques and how to improve and enhance them.

  • Accelerate a acrobat’s journey to being the best performer they can be.

  • Learn HOW to analyse acro technique & skills and apply this to your own future learning.

3. CLASSICAL EXTENSION PROGRAM 

A selective program offering young dancers the opportunity to further their classical ballet training and to focus and improve on their ballet foundation, extension, technique, strength, technical and artistic development.

  • Core strength

  • Foundation & Technique

  • Musicality & Rhythm

  • Performance skills

  • Floor Barre & Ball Barre

  • Reformer Pilates

  • Body Awareness & Self Correction

  • Coordination

  • Flexibility, Limber & Conditioning

  • Dance Vocabulary

4. PBT - Progressing Ballet Technique

This is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best

  • Core strength

  • Foundation & Technique

  • Musicality & Rhythm

  • Performance skills

  • Floor Barre & Ball Barre

  • Body Awareness & Self Correction

  • Coordination

  • Flexibility, Limber & Conditioning

  • Dance Vocabulary

EXAMINATIONS

 

 

JDC offers examinations in the following styles: 
 

  • A.T.O.D - Ballet Examinations

  • A.T.O.D - Jazz Examinations

  • A.T.O.D - Tap Examinations

  • The Dancers Guide

  • A.M.E.B - Vocal Examinations

  • The Acrobatic Dance Association - Acro Examinations

    For further information regarding exams please email us at info@jdcstudios.com

ASSISTANT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
 

A four-level Student Teacher Education Programme.

JDC is a registered affiliate studio and member of the DanceStep a four-level Student Teacher Education Programe. Offered in partnership with our studio teachers, DanceStep empowers students to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models. The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles and Anatomy to name just a few. These concepts are broken down to be taught in a sequential and age appropriate way to children from ten or eleven years of age. Whether students are considering a career in dance teaching or otherwise, the DanceStep program is a great preparation for many aspects of life. 

With the inclusion of DanceStep at JDC our young dancers have a framework where they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and have learnt patience, empathy, communication skills and how to take initiative in different situations. As affiliate members of the DanceStep program it is wonderful for us to be able to provide this opportunity for our dancers to flourish not only as young people, but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders. 

If you are interested in becoming a dance teacher in the future, “dance step” is the program for you. 
CALL US ON (03) 9363-2331 AND START TRAINING TODAY!