Classes

Dance classes bathurst

Choose your style

At PIPA we offer a wide range of performance and dance classes. Please see our descriptions below:

Ballet

Ballet

Focusing on the RAD syllabus. A formal discipline that improves agility, coordination, grace, flexibility and strength. This style of dance is the basis for almost all forms of dance. Some examples of famous ballets are Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.

Jazz

Jazz

Jazz dance combines the technique of ballet with our ever-changing popular culture. It works on flexibility, fluidity of movement and fitness. Influenced by pop music, this dance style can be seen in movies like Fame and Footloose as well as concerts for Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, lady gaga etc. Start the class with a warm-up and stretch, progressions (leaps, jumps and turns) followed by a short combination.

Tap

Tap

This is a percussive form of dance, using metal tap plates attached to leather-soled shoes to perform different styles of rhythmic patterns. Great examples are Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Tap Dogs and shows like “Hot Shoe Shuffle” and “42nd Street”.

Lyrical

Lyrical

Lyrical is a combination of Jazz and Ballet and requires a lot of control and strength. Danced to medium or slow music, based more on the words and melody of the song, it is very expressive. A beautiful, graceful form of movement can be seen in the likes of “So you think you can dance” or Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s video clips.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

A funky and fun street style of dance. Originating from an Urban style culture from the Bronx, New York, in the 1970s. Most commonly seen in music video clips from performers such as Beyonce, Rhianna, Jay-z, Justin Timberlake etc. It is ever-growing and changing with many different genres under the hip-hop banner, i.e. Popping, Locking, whacking, Breaking etc. The class starts with a funky warm-up and stretch, followed by isolations and a fun combination at the end.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Encompassing a wide range of styles, Musical Theatre is usually combined with jazz or tap as well as acting and singing. It has a story to it in which the performers get across to the audience through the words and music of the song. A fun way to cover many genres and experience the wonder of musicals. Class will start with a vocal warm-up, a physical warm-up, learning the story behind the piece of music as well as the lyrics to the selected song as well as a short dance combination.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics

Based on the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. Using balance, flexibility, and strength, it combines skills and elements from circus, gymnastics and dance. Very physically demanding but very rewarding. The skills learnt are excellent to add to solos and group routines. Class starts with a warm-up, strength and conditioning skills, flexibility work and progressions. Level 2 candidates can bend-back kick over on their own. ​

Broadway Babes
(5-6yrs):

Broadway Babes
(5-6yrs):

A Fun Class incorporating three different styles approx. Tap/Jazz and singing. Helps develop coordination skills, strength and flexibility for little ones who love to move. You will need both black Tap shoes and black jazz shoes.

5/U Pre-School

5/U Pre-School

A 30 Minute interactive class that develops motor skills and explores the imagination. These Petites will learn elements of Ballet, Jazz and Song.

Showgroup (10yrs+) & Junior Troupe(6-10yrs)

Showgroup (10yrs+) & Junior Troupe(6-10yrs)

This class is for students who wish to participate in Eisteddfods and extra performances and commit to their dancing a little more seriously. You must take a ballet class and two other styles if you wish to join showgroup. It is for those students and parents who wish to be super committed to the performing arts.

Combined Group Singing & Acting Class

Combined Group Singing & Acting

A 45-minute class where every odd week is focussed on singing, learning songs, vocal exercises and harmonies. Every week focuses on acting and fun exercises in a group setting to develop storytelling skills and confidence. ​

Ballet Exam Class

Ballet Exam Class

Participate in Royal Academy of Dance Exams from Primary through to Advanced.

Adult dance

Adult dance

A 45 min class focusing on fitness and fun. No previous dance experience is necessary, and no need to sign up. Just turn up when you can and pay on the day. Learn a different genre every 2-3 weeks. ​

Dance classes bathurst - pricing

Class Price List

Class durationCost per class ($)
1 x 45 min16
2 x 45 min13.50 each
3 x 45 min13 each
4 x 45 min12.50 each
5+ 45 min12 each
1 x 1 hour18
2 x 1 hour16 each
1 x 30 min12
Showgroup 1.5 hour20
Solo 30 min40
Solo 1 hour70
Adult dance15

Free trial class

If you are new to P.I.P.A. you are entitled to try any classes you may be interested in for free to decide on what you would like to enrol in. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Miss Natalie to set up your trial.