The Study of Classical Ballet is from where all correct dance technique is derived, the most disciplined, most rewarding and creative. TPC Classes are structured in CSTD Syllabus format.
It is expected that all Students wishing to participate in an Examination attend a minimum of TWO Classical Ballet classes per week and should be discussed at the time of your Enrolment.
Each Grade from Grade 1 – Premier Danseur have two classes per week scheduled. Grade 6 Students should also commence attending a Pointe Class in preparation for Major Classical repertoire.
All Classical students intending to enter an Examination should include the Stretch/Flexibility/Extension Class to further develop their strength and other important elements that syllabus classes do not provide.
For more information regarding TPC's Classical Ballet Classes please view our 2018 Timetable
TAPPING (CSTD Tapping and Tapatak Oz Syllabi) Whether it is recreational Tapping or accolades in Tapping you are after; TPC Tap Classes are designed to stimulate and challenge your feet with concepts and choreography as diverse as Gene Kelly’s Shoe Shuffle through to the more industrial off-beat style of the Tap Dogs or the urban, percussive ‘stomping’ technique.
For more information regarding our Tap Classes from Tiny Tappers to Open Tappers, Please see our 2018 Timetable.
MODERN JAZZ classs offer a cross between traditional Jazz technique & the more modern free style expression of today’s popular ‘funk/hip-hop’. Incorporating the sounds of Pop, R & B and your favourite Artists, these classes include Warm-Up exercises, Progressions and Routines emphasising stamina, projection and performance all technique based.
TPC JAZZ CLASSES INCLUDE
* Talented Tinies
* Tinies A Bounce
* Tinies B Boppers
* General Jazz Classes
*Elite Troupe Jazz Classes
* Senior Jazz Classes
For detailed information regarding TPC Jazz classes please view the 2018 Timetable.
LYRICAL DANCE is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques and challenges one to attempt to show the meaning of the music through Choreography and Interpretation.
Lyrical dance is expressive, subtle yet dynamic, expressing emotions through movement.
A solid ballet based technique is an essential component of this style, which is mainly performed to music with lyrics. The lyrics become a driving force and key inspiration for the movement – but of paramount importance in Lyrical Dance, continuation of movement incorporating pauses, glances, contractions and gestures add to the songs climax. TPC Lyrical classes have a strong influence courtesy of the Jason Winters Contemporary Syllabus.
Although Lyrical Dance is stereotypically choreographed to music that is slow or downbeat, melodic and sweet-sounding, upbeat, aggressive styles of music are frequently used and can be of any genre; including pop, rock, hip hop and R&B styles…
(12 & Under & 16 & Under)
Due to the age diversity, this Lyrical class carries a similar tone and purpose to that of the Open/Senior Class, but also concentrates on the ‘technique’ behind Lyrical and the Jason Winters Contemporary Syllabus from 14 & Under.
This Syllabus consists of a Foundation Grade and Levels 1-6 providing a comprehensive collection of training philosophies and exercises for Contemporary movements.
Throughout the Levels, the Foundation is laid for a strong, focused and fluid Contemporary Dancer with building blocks in Graham, Cunningham, Jazz, Classical, Yoga, Pilates and Jason Winters own circular sense of movement. This Syllabus truly creates the platform and provides the path for the evolution of Contemporary Dance for the future.
Combined with more fluent, controlled and graceful movements, we hope this Class will inspire one to ‘PERFORM’ from ‘within’ and develop an all-round performer.
For more information regarding our TPC Lyrical Classes please view our 2018 Timetable.
Acrobatics is the art of tumbling, contortion, flexibility, agility and strength, combined into one to coincide with dance in particular. The main apparatus used is the Floor (after perfecting Skills on Tumbling mats), along with other Props. Although Acrobatics is a ‘thrilling’ and popular art, a certain degree of ‘skill’ and ‘natural’ flair is required.
Individual assessment will be applied to all Students and levels are broken up into:
- Tiny Tumblers (as above)
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
- Level 4
- Level 5
- Level 6
For further information regarding Acrobatics classes at TPC, please view our 2018 Timetable
HIP HOP DANCE is a form of street dance but focuses more on upright moves as opposed to Break-dance which is better known for its floor-orientated movements.
Over the last two decades, other funk dance styles have evolved separately and been incorporated into the Hip Hop culture such as ‘Popping’, ‘Locking’…and more recently ‘Tutting’.
Today, many Dance Studios offer Hip Hop classes of some sort. As Hip Hop dancing is such a broad genre, the Choreographer has much more freedom for personal interpretation often mixing various styles freely. Studio-Choreographed Hip Hop is widely accepted today which TPC specialises in with experienced Teachers.
For more information regarding Hip Hop classes please view our 2018 Timetable.
TPC houses various workshops year round with local, national and international choreographers!
Keep up to date with our upcoming workshops by following our social media accounts!
(JAZZ/FUNK/HIP HOP) – 15 Yrs + Only This Class is designed to cover the JFH genres. Guest Teachers are invited to assist in further developing Dance Technique and Motivation. A class for all dancers with no competition or concert commitments, this will be an exciting and challenging Class comprised of many Perth leading Dancers/Performers in today’s Industry. Dancers have the opportunity to enrol as a regular member of the class or can be attended on a casual basis.
This class is designed to have students feeling like they can conquer the world in their favourite pair of heels.
Fitness based class relevant to dance combining stretch, flex and cardio.
For more information regarding our open JFH classes please view our 2018 Timetable
This class is a nice alternative for Students to further work towards ‘flexibility’ and ‘strength’ outside of Jazz and further their ‘WOW’ factor in technique and power moves which today’s dance industry demands!
PRIVATE SINGING LESSONS
Danielle Passione is a Certified Singing Instructor with IVA (Institute for Vocal Advancement.) Danielle is a current member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing.) Danielle teaches all levels and ages from beginners to advanced in both Contemporary and Musical Theatre Vocals.
Danielle's Private Lessons are $40.00 per half hour. Please contact Administration for more information regarding availability for 2018.
AERIAL DANCE is the broad term for a style of modern dance that incorporates the use of hanging equipment.
‘Aerial Silks’ are an incredibly demanding art form that requires a high degree of strength, power, flexibility, courage and grace to master. Aerial Dance shares a fundamental movement vocabulary with circus arts where high-flying acrobatic feats were used to amaze audiences. Cirque du Soleil popularized the concept of aerial arts as a dance form and theatrical expression rather than a purely gymnastic movement art.
EXAMINATIONS (Please discuss this area when enrolling)
Examinations give the Students a definite goal to reach and a sense of Pride and Achievement. We offer Examinations in the areas of Modern Jazz, Tapping, Classical, Theatrical, Contemporary Studies and the new Performing Arts Syllabus. Exam Classes are taken separately (some exceptions) from standard Classes to provide extra personal attention in this area.
COMPETITION work is available in 2 categories; TROUPES and SOLOS/DUOS/TRIOS. TPC competes in a variety of competitions throughout the year and was awarded State Champion Studion for the 2017 Dance Quest Competitions.
Although our intention is to promote Performance experience and fun, a high level of dedication should be a priority at all times…
Opportunities to compete both locally and nationally, possibly internationally will be broadcast throughout the year.
ELITE TROUPE ENROLMENT:
Please understand that TROUPE is of a ‘Competitive Level’ – Students who wish to perform in a Modern Troupe for example are expected to attend; a Jazz Class, Classical Class, Lyrical Class and Jazz Exam to ‘deem’ a strong Competitive Level – although TROUPE is encouraged to be FUN and a TEAM EFFORT, this is COMPETITION STATUS just like competitive Sports such as Soccer, Football, Netball, Basketball where you are graded and selected. It is at my discretion to decide whether I enter 3 x 12 & Under Modern Troupes of 20 Competitors each or 1 with 60 students. I would strongly recommend you discuss your Childs enrolment with reference to TROUPE selection. TROUPE work will commence immediately.
ALL TROUPE participants are expected to extend their commitment right through to our End of Year Production.
If you wish for your child to COMPETE in a Solo/Duo/Trio Level in 2018, it will be COMPULSORY to enrol in a Classical or Lyrical Class from the age of 9yrs either in an Examination Format or Open/General Class.
Obviously, this does not apply to the Genres of Tapping, Acrobatics and Singing Entries.
Technique, Flexibility and Strength are obvious contributing factors to success at Competitions in addition to a confident presence on stage with expression and entertainment value!
Our annual Production at Perth’s leading Theatre, CROWN THEATRE ‘Showcases’ the Annual Achievements and Talent of TPC, beginning with our Talented Tinies to Professional performers. Obviously, participation is not compulsory however, we like to encourage all associated with TPC to perform where possible and celebrate our achievements for the year.