A class for for everyone of all ages., APDA incorporates a range of genres into the one syllabus. Genres include Ballet, Modern Dance, Contemporary, and Lyrical – just to name a few. As a multi-genre class, students gain a broad range of technical and expressive skills and understanding; they have fun; and form a greater appreciation for dance as an art form. For beginners wanting to join, no experience is necessary. (For further information about APDA, please visit their website).
This class is especially useful for:
- technical skills
- fitness and coordination
- confidence and poise
- collaboration, teamwork, and lifelong friendships
APDA is a fusion of Physie and the art of dance. Members learn 4 – 6 choreographed routines throughout the year, each with its own specific skill-set and focus on movement, musicality, technique, performance, flexibility, cardio and strength – all in one class!
Registered members will also receive a training DVD that they can practice with at home.
The Australian Physie and Dance Association (APDA) has recently implemented a new and exciting early childhood program targeted at two to four year olds with a focus on introducing young children to the discipline of Physie and dance in a nurturing and fun environment.
Becoming an APDA Tiny Tot is an exciting opportunity for little ones to develop gross motor skills and musicality, and discover movement, body awareness, and a passion for dance.
The program teaches a variety of dance styles, including the fundamentals of ballet, modern dance and Physie. This is a preparatory syllabus, which teaches our Tiny Tots integral movement skills and dance technique.
The APDA Tiny Tots program aims to encourage social skills and self-esteem, while introducing young children to physical activity, which hopefully sets them up to make healthy lifestyle choices as they grow older. registered Tiny Tot Members also receive a DVD so they can continue the fun at home.
What to Wear & Bring to Class
Dancewear: We have our very own uniform that most students purchase and wear to class. It makes it easier to know what to wear to class each week and great for our community performances!
Footwear: Children do not require ballet shoes, in fact we encourage children to dance in bare feet.
Water bottle: Dance is thirsty work, so please ensure students have a water bottle.
Additional Information: While we understand parents get great joy out of watching their children dance, we find that we get the best out of our young dancers when left to their own devices. Therefore we encourage parents to enjoy a coffee or run errands while children are in class. We apprecicate your understanding on this matter! At the end of each term we open our doors for the last 15 minutes of class, in which the students showcase the syllabus with what they have learnt.