Fairy Ballet allows children to come to class dressed in their favorite dress up costume or ballet outfit. The focus is on the dance style, classical ballet – while learning musicality, co-ordination and most of all exploring creativity and expression.
BEAT BOPPIN' BOYS
Beat Boppin' Boys is a fun dance class, just for the lads! Lots of bopping, jumping, skipping and stretching. All these skills help children develop co-ordination, strength and appreciation for music. This age group also learn to listen to each other, take turns and build on their own self confidence.
MOVE & GROOVE
This is a class designed for children (both girls and boys) in their last year of pre-school (4-5yrs). The focus is on the dance style, Jazz Dance – with lots of uptempo music, being children’s favourites as well as some current ‘top 40’ music. For this level there is a huge focus on co-ordination and motor skills, developing confidence, and putting some of that ‘extra energy’ to good use. It is a fun class with lots of action!
The first year of school for children is always a huge step in life’s adventures. It is a big, as well as exciting year for them. Therefore we have designed a class for girls and boys which specifically caters for them in this exciting and at times, challenging and tiring year. Groovin’ Preps is a progression from the Move & Groove class. It is a fun jazz class with a few technical elements, it has a huge focus on co-ordination and fine motor skills, as well as the appreciation of music. The biggest focus is developing confidence and self esteem in a team environment.
Little Groovers is aimed at school aged children (6-10yrs), both girls and boys. The focus is on the dance style, Jazz Dance – with lots of ‘top 40’ uptempo music to groove and sing along to. While having fun, there is a greater emphasis on developing dance skills further. These include balance, strength, flexibility and fitness.
LITTLE GROOVERS (NEW STUDENTS)
Little Groovers is aimed at school aged children (6-10yrs), both girls and boys that are NEW to Mini Groovers and are at a beginner level. This way the children can be taught at a level that is right for them and give them good start with all the foundations to develop skills ongoing.The focus is on the dance style, Jazz Dance – with lots of ‘top 40’ uptempo music to groove and sing along to. While having fun, there is a greater emphasis on developing dance skills further. These include balance, strength, flexibility and fitness.
This class consists of children in Grades 2,3 and 4 that have been dancing at Mini Groovers for a while and are in between Little Groovers and Pocket Rockets. It is a class that has been created specifically for current students at Mini Groovers that are ready to develop their dance and performance skills further.
This jazz/funk class is designed for students to progress on from the Pocket Rockets class. At this level, students are at least Grade 5 school children, with at least 3 years dance experience. Most students in the class have been dancing for approximately 5 years, and have already developed a strong dance technique and are ready for more challenging and exciting adventures in dance. There is a lot more focus on strength, flexibility and musicality and performance…. so therefore their ability to tackle more challenging choreography is achievable and rewarding. An excellent opportunity to perform lots together as a group throughout the year .
MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOPS
SINGING, DRAMA AND DANCE (Something for everyone)
Ashlee is a Singing and Music Teacher with extensive performing experience under her belt. She teaches the Music Theatre Workshops here at Mini Groovers and The Next Groove, alongside Michelle. Together they are a great team, providing a safe environment for students to learn and discover new skills in drama, singing and dance. There are often extra performance opportunities for the students taking part in these workshops.
Music Theatre Workshops take place on the school holidays and are offered to all current students from grade 1 at school, upwards to 16yrs.
Ashlee is brilliant with the students and enjoys sharing her knowledge, experience and love of Musical Theatre.