Classes for everyone

At S.H.A.K.E, our Tinies class is based on a combination of jazz, classical and modern styles. We learn basic exercises such as skipping, galloping, pointing, stretching and assorted jumps and travelling combinations. It is designed to help your little one explore their creativity and imagination while developing gross motor skills, coordination, balance, posture and confidence! Parents are welcome to stay during the class.
Tinies welcome from 3-5 years old.

These classes are available for all skill levels.
Students learn a variety of acrobatic techniques such as: cartwheels, handstands, tumbling, flipping, trampolining and partner work.
Students welcome from 5 years of age.

Classical is a traditional, formal style of ballet known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique (such as pointe work, turn-out of the legs and high extensions) and graceful, flowing and precise movements.
Classes follow the CSTD syllabus and begin at Pre Ballet and work through Primary, Grades 1-6 and Majors.
Students sit regular exams.
Students welcome from 5 years of age.

Contemporary dance is the exploration of the total movement potential of the body. It is not bound by set standards as defined by styles such as ballet or Jazz dance.
Younger students follow the Jason Winter’s CSTD syllabus and begin with a Foundation Grade and continue through the grades.
Classical Ballet is a prerequisite.
S.H.A.K.E. students sit yearly exams.
Students welcome from 10 years of age.

The Term ‘Jazz’ encompasses a number of dance styles, but generally refers to movements performed to popular music. At S.H.A.K.E. the open jazz class encompasses various styles from funk to cabaret and hip hop to lyrical. We learn basics like kicks, jumps and turns.
We have classes for all ages and have had an ongoing Adult class for the past 15 years. A great way to keep fit and have fun!
Students welcome from 3 years to 60+.

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. We now have 2 levels of hip-hop, Beginner and Intermediate to Pre/Advanced.
A fun class suitable for boys and girls and the once a week student. From 8 years.

Modern Jazz is basically the same as Jazz but follows a set syllabus designed by the CSTD.
Students begin at the Pre Modern Levels and work through to Grades 1-8 and then onto Diploma. S.H.A.K.E. students sit yearly exams.
Students welcome from 5 years of age.

These classes incorporate singing, dancing and acting to create a true triple threat.
Students begin at the Pre Level and continue through the grades.
To be eligible for this class, you must do Jazz and one other genre.
Students sit regular exams.
Students welcome from 5 yrs of age.

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music.
At S.H.A.K.E. the classes follow the CSTD syllabus but also incorporate an open element.
It is not compulsory for the students to sit exams, but exam work is taught in the classes.
Students welcome from 5 years of age.

A class to enhance flexibility, toning and strength. A MUST for any students sitting Contemporary,
Students welcome from 11 years of age.

available on request
These are available for students who wish to compete in Eisteddfods in solos/duos or trios.
If you are interested – please contact Nikki for further details.