VPA CLASSES AND STYLES OFFERED
Ballet training forms the foundation of dance technique. The skills acquired through sound ballet training infiltrate and assist in the development of all styles of dance. At VPA Studios, RAD Ballet classes will be provided for both examination and non-examination students. In addition, students can be selected to form part of a VPA Ballet Company group, in which students will learn and perform various ballet routines.
COMMERCIAL JAZZ/BROADWAY JAZZ
Jazz is a strong, fast paced and dynamic form of dance that fuses technique and personal flair. The VPA style of jazz is current, engaging and entertaining. At VPA we offer commercial/broadway jazz to our VPA Company performers in their weekly workshops and to our JUST FOR FUN students.
Contemporary Dance is a dynamic form that originated in the early 20th century and is constantly evolving. Contemporary dance combines precision, release of the centre, self expression and personal interpretation. At VPA we aim to stay at the forefront of current dance trends. Contemporary dance is offered to our VPA Company Performers in their weekly workshops.
Lyrical Dance combines many of the technical elements of ballet with the freedom, fluidity and expressiveness of traditional jazz forms. This style is focused on conveying meaning and emotion through the intepretation of music. Lyrical dance is offered to our VPA Company Performers in their weekly workshops.
GLENN WOOD TAP
Tap is a rhythmic and dynamic art form that melds percussive sound with the jazz style. VPA Studios specialises in the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus, which is comprised of levels from grade 1 to 9. At VPA we offer both examination and non-examination tap. Students work through each grade of the syllabus learning new skills including barre, centre combinations, routines (fast and slow) and corner work. In addition, students can be selected to form part of a VPA Tap Company group, in which students will learn and perform various tap routines.
The Dance Conditioning classes are designed to implement evolving techniques useful for the development of key dance components including strength, alignment, control, coordination, endurance and flexibility. Within these classes students will use yoga mats and exercise balls, supplied by VPA, to enhance their overall dance technique.
Within the VPA style technique classes students are taught, and work towards refining, the techniques and skills specific to the jazz and contemporary style. This class allows the teacher to have one on one time with the students in order to develop and perfect a range of new skills. Students will be taught combinations at the end of each lesson that incorporate the skills learnt within the class.
VPA HIP HOP
Hip Hop is a street style of dance that is energetic, funky and constantly evolving. VPA Hip Hop is offered as a JUST FOR FUN class on a weekly basis. Students will learn a routine that they will perform on stage at the end of year VPA concert.
VPA- Mini Movers
Our Mini Movers class is a specially designed class offered to our youngest VPA students, aged 3-5. This class is a fun and exciting introduction to the styles of Ballet and Jazz. The VPA Mini Movers will learn a range of movements as well as a routine that they will perform on stage at the end of year VPA concert.
Students at VPA are selected for private lessons based on their ability, commitment and dedication. Private lessons are provided in all styles of dance. Students will learn various routines within their private lessons and must compete in at least four eisteddfods annually.