DSD OFFERS QUALITY TUITION
FROM FIRST STEPS TO PRE-PROFESSIONAL:
DSD is the leading ballet school on the Gold Coast.
We offer careful and nurturing training to students in all genres of all levels and ages. Your child deserves to be taught properly and we pride ourselves on helping each and every child reach their full potential whether they’re dancing for fun or wishing to pursue a career in dance.
First Steps (18 months – 3 years) A lovely introduction to dance with the security of mummy or daddy dancing with them. In this fun filled half hour they will learn basic dance steps and creative movement.
Teeny toes (3- 4 years)Our creative movement ballet class which inspires our little dancers to begin their love of ballet. Parents are welcome to watch each week.
Tiny toes (ages 4 – 5) Our creative dance class building on the foundations taught in our First Steps & Teeny toes classes.Parents are welcome to watch each week.
Junior students (Pre Primary – Grade 2)
Classes offered in: Classical Ballet (RAD), Jazz and Acrobatics.
Intermediate Students (Grade 3 – Grade 5)
Classes offered in: Classical Ballet (RAD), Contemporary, Character, Jazz, Acrobatics and Body conditioning.
Intermediate/Senior Students (CDA Preparatory) Classes offered in: Classical Ballet (CDA Preparatory: includes pointe work), Open class, Contemporary, Character, Jazz, Musical theatre, Acrobatics and Body conditioning.
Senior Students (Intermediate – Advanced 1 & CDA VL1)
Classes offered in: Classical Ballet (RAD and CDA Vocational Level 1), Open class, Pointe, Character, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical theatre, Acrobatics, Ball technique, Pilates and Body Conditioning.
Our specialized program for selected students (aged 11 – 14) who have the facility and potential to make a career in classical and contemporary dance. This program is taught by Ms Karen Donovan. Entry is by audition only
Our studio teaches the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus from Pre Primary to Solo Seal level. This syllabus is taught in more than 70 countries worldwide. Annual examinations are offered to all students participating in the necessary classes. The safe and correct training of your child is paramount so they may reach their full potential. It is our studio ethos that every child deserves to be taught properly.
CDA Examinations (CDA Preparatory & Vocational Level 1) Dedicated to excellence in the education and training of students and teachers of classical ballet
CLASSICAL DANCE AUSTRALIA (CDA) was established in 2015 by JOHN BYRNE, one of Australia’s leading teachers of classical ballet. Since its inception, two syllabi have been produced: (1) The PREPARATORY SYLLABUS and (2) The VOCATIONAL LEVEL 1 syllabus. Both of these syllabi have incorporated the principles of the Vaganova system and they have been designed to serve the needs of the vocational student of today. Since 2015, over 600 teachers have attended courses in the work in Australia and in 8 other countries in Asia and Europe. The response to the work from the technical, artistic and musical points of view has been overwhelmingly positive. The aim of the syllabus is to establish a pure, elegant classical technique from the basis of strong technical and postural foundations and with equal emphasis on the development of musicality and artistry. The syllabi are suitable for all vocational students whether they have ultimate ambitions to go on to pre professional training or not. From 2017, examinations in the work have also been available. The examination format is a unique one in that it incorporates a teacher’s mark based on the student’s attendance, application and achievement over the course of study, thereby eliminating some of the pressure on examination day. Written reports are issued to all students and to all teachers who enter students.
Selected students are encouraged to take part in eisteddfods for group and/or solo entry.
Annual end of year concert
Staged at The HOTA, Gold Coast featuring all students who wish to perform.
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OUR FULL TIME PROGRAM
Full Time Program: for students interested in pursuing a career in professional ballet or contemporary dance.
Entry to our full time program is by audition only.
Students in our Full Time program receive training in:
RAD syllabus classes, Open ballet classes, Body Conditioning, Pilates, Eisteddfod & Examination Coaching, Contemporary, Jazz, Character, Repertoire and Pas-de-Deux.
Full Time students may also wish to continue their academic studies and can choose to do so through Brisbane or Cairns Distance Education.
Students are provided with the opportunity to perform in major Eisteddfods, Scholarships, local and International Competitions.
Full time students are also given the opportunity to audition for International Ballet schools and Companies throughout the world via DVD or Audition tour.
Our annual end of year concert is staged at The Arts Centre, Gold Coast.
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