Join us for our 2018 Dance Season!

“Friendly staff happy to help and very good with the young ones, with a variety of choice with the different classes and times”
– Karen, Dance Parent at Maxi-Jazz

Contact us to register your details for a FREE 2018 information pack!

Tiny Twirlers for Ages 2 – 3.5years

They’ll leap, they’ll twirl, they’ll laugh, they’ll play!

Our Tiny Twirlers classes are 30 minutes of engaging lessons where we encourage students to use their imagination and playfulness to learn the fundamentals of dance and movement, with our main focus on FUN!

This class is also great for our littlies to learn to be in a class environment, develop their focus and listening skills, learn to take turns and as in any class at MJDS, make new friends!

Our monthly fee of $82 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 30min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos.

BONUS – Tiny Twirlers receive a special MJDS Tiny Twirler dance uniform!

DayTime
Monday3.45pm – 4.15pm
Wednesday9.45am – 10.15am
Saturday
9.10am – 9.40am

Petite Feet for Ages 3.5 -5 years

Our Petite Feet programs are designed with a child’s mind at heart, their eagerness to learn and enabling them to flourish within each class. We’ve created set classes that consist of 2 different genres that compliment one another whilst still allowing students variety within the one lesson and exposure to a diverse range of dance steps, styles, technique and music.

As students graduate from one age group to the next, they will do so with confidence and ease as the enhancements of our class qualities, such as technique and artistry, flows seamlessly throughout the groups.

The combination classes we offer are Jazz and Ballet, Hip Hop and CheerDance, and Tap and Tumble. As well as the normal class environment advantages, such as listening and following skills, taking turns, helping others, respect for themselves, fellow peers and their teachers to list a few, each lesson allows students to:

  • Explore the core foundations of each genre set in their combination class
  • Rhythm and variations on timing
  • Posture awareness and body placement and alignment
  • Learn and refine one routine of each style (except tap and tumble, which offers 2 tap routines)
  • Tap and Tumble offers 2 tap routines learnt throughout the year with tap as the core focus of the class, and the  tumble section of the class is during the last third of the class, depending on the lesson duration. It’s designed to help students further develop gross and fine-motor skills and control, introductory Acro body shapes and tricks, and kinesthetic awareness.

Our monthly fee for Petite Feet Classes of $82 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 45min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $50 a month for any Tiny Tumblers or KindyAcro class

** Add $62 a month for any additional concert classes

** We also have our non-concert Tiny Tumblers class on Thursdays at our Wallsend Studio from 3.30 – 4.00pm.
** Mini Cheer Competitive Team is also available for this age group
** TAP & TUMBLE **** JAZZ & BALLET **** HIP HOP & CHEERDANCE
Saturday 10.35am – 11.20am

Thursday 4.20pm – 5.05pm

Tuesday 4.35pm – 5.20pm

Saturday 11.25am – 12.10pm
Wednesday 10.20am – 11.05am

Saturday 9.45am – 10.30am

Junior Jivers for Ages 5 – 6 years

Our Junior Jiver programs are designed with a child’s mind at heart, their eagerness to learn and enabling them to flourish within each class. We’ve created set classes that consist of 2 different genres that compliment one another whilst still allowing students variety within the one lesson and exposure to a diverse range of dance steps, styles, technique and music.

As students graduate from one age group to the next, they will do so with confidence and ease as the enhancements of our class qualities, such as technique and artistry, flows seamlessly throughout the groups.

The combination classes we offer are Jazz and Ballet, Hip Hop and CheerDance, and Tap and Tumble. As well as the normal class environment advantages, such as listening and following skills, taking turns, helping others, respect for themselves, fellow peers and their teachers to list a few, each lesson allows students to:

  • Explore the core foundations of each genre set in their combination class
  • Rhythm and variations on timing
  • Posture awareness and body placement and alignment
  • Learn and refine one routine of each style (except tap and tumble, which offers 2 tap routines)
  • Tap and Tumble offers 2 tap routines learnt throughout the year with tap as the core focus of the class, and the  tumble section of the class is during the last third of the class, depending on the lesson duration. It’s designed to help students further develop gross and fine-motor skills and control, introductory Acro body shapes and tricks, and kinaesthetic awareness.

Our monthly fee for Junior Jiver and Tweens Classes of $90 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 60min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $50 a month for a KindyAcro class or $55 a month for any AcroDance class

** Add $70 a month for any additional concert classes

** We also have our non-concert Tiny Tumblers class on Thursdays at our Wallsend Studio from 3.30 – 4.00pm.
** Mini Cheer Competitive Team is also available for this age group.
** TAP & TUMBLE **** JAZZ & BALLET **** HIP HOP & CHEERDANCE **
Wednesday 4.00pm – 5.00pmMonday 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday 9:50 – 10:50am

Tweens for ages 7 – 9 years

Our Tween programs are designed with a child’s mind at heart, their eagerness to learn and enabling them to flourish within each class. We’ve created set classes that consist of 2 different genres that compliment one another whilst still allowing students variety within the one lesson and exposure to a diverse range of dance steps, styles, technique and music.

As students graduate from one age group to the next, they will do so with confidence and ease as the enhancements of our class qualities, such as technique and artistry, flows seamlessly throughout the groups.

The combination classes we offer are Jazz and Ballet, Hip Hop and CheerDance, and Tap and Tumble. As well as the normal class environment advantages, such as listening and following skills, taking turns, helping others, respect for themselves, fellow peers and their teachers to list a few, each lesson allows students to:

  • Explore the core foundations of each genre set in their combination class
  • Rhythm and variations on timing
  • Posture awareness and body placement and alignment
  • Learn and refine one routine of each style (except tap and tumble, which offers 2 tap routines)
  • Tap and Tumble offers 2 tap routines learnt throughout the year with tap as the core focus of the class, and the  tumble section of the class is during the last third of the class, depending on the lesson duration. It’s designed to help students further develop gross and fine-motor skills and control, introductory Acro body shapes and tricks, and kinaesthetic awareness

Our monthly fee for Tweens Classes of $90 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 60min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $55 a month for any AcroDance class

** Add $70 a month for any additional concert classes

Our qualified Acro Instructor will be able to place students in the correct class based of their experience and skill level
** Junior Cheer Competitive Team is also available for this age group
** TAP & TUMBLE **** JAZZ & BALLET **** HIP HOP & CHEERDANCE **
Wednesday 4.50pm – 5.50pmMonday 5.05pm – 6.05pmTuesday 5.05pm – 6.05pm

“Friendly staff happy to help and very good with the young ones, with a variety of choice with the different classes and times.”

– Karen, Dance Parent at Maxi-Jazz

Preteen for Ages 10 – 12 years

Our Preteen programs have been created as set classes that consist of 2 different genres that compliment one another whilst still allowing students variety within the one lesson and exposure to a diverse range of dance steps, styles, technique and music. The 90 minute lessons allow students to really grasp the correct terminology, technique and skills required from each genre and prepares the dancer for whatever path they may choose. They’ll have a solid core foundation to pursue their dance career as a performer or teacher, as well as learn life skills that apply to every aspect of life such as time management, respect, hard work, commitment, confidence and social skills, and a promotion for an active and healthy lifestyle.

As students graduate from one age group to the next, they will do so with confidence and ease as the enhancements of our class qualities, such as technique and artistry, flows seamlessly throughout the groups.

The combination classes we offer are Jazz and Lyrical, and Hip Hop and Contemporary. As well as the normal class environment advantages, students will engage in both styles each lesson and learn one routine of each genre.

Please see our class programs below for Tap, Acro, Ballet and Technique classes

Our monthly fee for Preteen and Inter Classes of $102 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 90min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $55 a month for any AcroDance or Technique & Strength class

** Add $82 a month for any additional concert classes

Our qualified Acro Instructor will be able to place students in the correct class based of their experience and skill level
** Junior Cheer Competitive Team is also available for this age group
** JAZZ & LYRICAL **** HIP HOP & CONTEMPORARY **
Tuesday 6.10pm – 7.40pm

Monday 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 5.55pm – 7.25pm
Please see our class programs below for Tap, Acro, Ballet and Technique classes

Inter for Ages 13 – 16 years

Our Inter programs have been created as set classes that consist of 2 different genres that compliment one another whilst still allowing students variety within the one lesson and exposure to a diverse range of dance steps, styles, technique and music. The 90 minute lessons allow students to really grasp the correct terminology, technique and skills required from each genre and prepares the dancer for whatever path they may choose. They’ll have a solid core foundation to pursue their dance career as a performer or teacher, as well as learn life skills that apply to every aspect of life such as time management, respect, hard work, commitment, confidence and social skills, and a promotion for an active and healthy lifestyle.

As students graduate from one age group to the next, they will do so with confidence and ease as the enhancements of our class qualities, such as technique and artistry, flows seamlessly throughout the groups.

The combination classes we offer are Jazz and Lyrical, and Hip Hop and Contemporary. As well as the normal class environment advantages, students will engage in both styles each lesson and learn one routine of each genre.

Please see our class programs below for Tap, Acro, Ballet and Technique classes

Our monthly fee for Inter Classes of $102 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 90min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $55 a month for any AcroDance or Technique & Strength class

** Add $82 a month for any additional concert classes

Our qualified Acro Instructor will be able to place students in the correct class based of their experience and skill level
** Senior Cheer Competitive Team is also available for this age group
** JAZZ & LYRICAL **** HIP HOP & CONTEMPORARY **
Monday 7.15pm – 8.45pm

Monday 5.35pm – 7.05pm
Thursday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Please see our class programs below for Tap, Acro, Ballet and Technique classes

Senior for Ages 17 years and up

Our senior program has been specifically designed with their busy lifestyle in mind. We understand that school, work, uni and family commitments take up time and that dancing is still a love and passion that needs to be fulfilled!

The senior programs are based much the same as our Preteen and Inter programs, with set classes that consist of 3 different genres that compliment one another whilst still allowing students variety within the one lesson and exposure to a diverse range of dance steps, styles, technique and music. The 90 minute lessons allow students to retain their flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina, balance and coordination, technique, skills and terminology already learnt over the years, as well as challenge them to attain new skills and technique from styles that may be unfamiliar to them, offer a new music or rhythm base and an opportunity to enhance their own musicality and natural emotion. We’re offering our Senior students Jazz, Lyrical & Burlesque as well as Jazz, Hip Hop & Contemporary for the 2018 dance season.

Please see further down for more information about our Tap, Ballet, Cheer and Pom, Acro and Technique classes.

Our monthly fee for Senior Classes of $110 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 90min Class Fees, 3 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $55 a month for any AcroDance or Technique & Strength class

** Add $90 a month for any additional concert classes

Our qualified Acro Instructor will be able to place students in the correct class based of their experience and skill level
** Senior Cheer Competitive Team is also available for this age group
Casual Classes also available for this age group
** JAZZ, HIP HOP & CONTEMPORARY **
Monday 7.10pm – 8.40pm

** MIGHTY TAPPERS – Ages 10 years +                              

Our Mighty Tappers are stand alone classes that are based off the LGTDA (Les Griffith Tap Dancing Association) Syllabus which we teach throughout our studio. These classes are based on the student’s ability to ensure it meets their skills and technical abilities and progression as well as challenging students with its intricate rhythms and combinations.

Our Mighty Tapper classes are available for all our Mighty Students (Preteens, Inters and Seniors). If you’re unsure of what level class you should be in, please see our class guide below:

Mighty Bronze Tappers – Is recommended for students with nil or a few years dancing experience. This is where all new students to MJDS or our current students moving up to the Mighty Program will start so that our Tap teachers can assess each student and place them in the appropriate level class.

Our Mighty Bronze tappers curriculum is based off LGTDA Bronze Medal, Bronze Star and Bronze Medallion.

Students will be able to participate in exams for these if they choose.

Class Time Available :          Thursday 5.05pm – 6.05pm

Mighty Silver Tappers – Is recommended for students that have tap danced for a few years in the mighty level, have a sound knowledge of tap terminology, rhythms and sounds and can execute them confidently with clear beats. Steps students can confidently execute include, but are not limited to the following: 3 Beat Wings on both and one foot, Double Pick-Ups, Single & Double Waltz Time Step, Single Time Step & Break, and Full and Half Rhythm.

Our Mighty Silver tappers curriculum is based off LGTDA Silver Medal, Silver Star and Silver Medallion.

Students will be able to participate in exams for these if they choose.

Class Time Available:        Thursday 6.10pm – 7.10pm

Mighty Gold Tappers – Is recommended for students who have tap danced for at least 5 years at a Mighty level, have an extensive knowledge of tap terminology, rhythms and sounds and can execute them confidently with clear beats. Steps students can confidently execute include, but are not limited to the following: 4 and 5 beat wings, double and 4th time step & break, Pick-up change, and treble time steps.

Our Mighty Gold tappers curriculum is based off LGTDA Gold Medal, Gold Star and Gold Star & Bar and Intermediate.

Students will be able to participate in exams for these if they choose.

Class Time Available:         Thursday 7.15pm – 8.15pm

Our monthly fee for Mighty Tapper of $90 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 60min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $55 a month for any Mighty class listed above

** Add $70 a month for any additional 60 min concert classes packages

** MIGHTY TECHNIQUE & STRENGTH – Ages 10 years +

This class is designed for students in our Mighty Program and is ideal for any aspiring dancer! Every student that takes part in this class will notice a dramatic improvement in all dance styles.

Our technique and strength class will help tone dancers as well as help them build strength and flexibility. It helps develop and maintain great technique on all basic dance steps including jumps, leaps and turns, as well as students learning and working on how to become more flexible and how to stretch properly and safely and the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down afterwards. They learn to develop their core strength and how to use their flexibility in the correct way when dancing or performing tricks.

Class available:                

Tuesday from 6.45pm – 7.45pm

Our Mighty Technique & Strength (non-concert class) is $60 per month which includes the following:

Registration Fee and 1 x 60min Class Fees

** Add $55 a month for another Tech & Strength or AcroDance class

** MIGHTY BALLET – Ages 10 years +

As ballet is the core of all dancing, we’re offering our Mighty students this class stand alone to ensure they’re focusing the majority of the class on barre and centre techniques and exercises to further enhance their overall technique, flexibility, strength, posture and poise. Offering 2 routines to be learnt and refined throughout the year, this class is an absolute must if students wish to pursue their passion for dance as a career or wish to thrive on the competition floors!

Mighty Ballet Class available:          Mondays from 6.10pm – 7.10pm

Our monthly fee for  and Mighty Ballet Classes of $90 includes the following:

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 60min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $55 a month for any Mighty class listed above

** Add $70 a month for any additional 60 min concert classes packages

** MIGHTY CHEERDANCE & POM – Ages 10 years +

Believe it or not there is a difference between Cheerleading and Pom! Cheerleading consists of stunts, tumbling skills, chants and a small dance section. Pom has the technical dance skills and is a dance based routine using the cheerleading clean and strong arm motions and jumps with the use of poms. We’ve created a class that has both, with a small variation on the cheerleading aspect due to the tumbling and stunt skills set required. Students will still learn the foundations of both Cheer and Pom and will be able to learn a routine of each. Much like our comp teams this class is full of fun, however is very physically demanding on the body and requires full attendance and commitment, strength and confidence to ensure everyone in the class is learning and progressing together and that students and skills are able to be executed each and every week. But don’t let this intimidate you, it’s also very rewarding, full of new things to learn and promotes great team building!

Class Time Available:        Wednesday from 5.05pm – 6.35pm

Our monthly fee for Mighty CheerDance & Pom is $102 and includes the following;

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 90min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos

** Add $55 a month for any AcroDance/Tech & Strength class

** Add $82 a month for any additional 90min concert classes

** ADULT JAZZ – Ages 25 years +

Our Adult program has been newly introduced in 2018 and has been designed for students aged 25 years and over of a beginner to intermediate level that just really want to dance! This 45 minute concert class is of a beginner to intermediate level to ensure lots of fun (and no pressure) is had along the way! We understand that work, uni and family commitments take up time and that dancing is still a love and passion that needs to be fulfilled!

Class Time Available:        Wednesday from 6.40pm – 7.25pm

Our monthly fee for Adult Jazz is $82 and includes the following;

Registration Fee, Concert Rehearsal Fee, 1 x 45min Class Fees, 2 x Brand New Costumes, Concert T-Shirt, Concert Music, Professional Individual and Group Photos, and Professional Concert Photos.

** Add $55 a month for any AcroDance/Tech & Strength class

** Add $82 a month for any additional 90min concert classes

ACRODANCE PROGRAM – Ages 3 years and up

TINY TUMBLERS

Our Tiny Tumbler class follows the Acrobatique Program in which students aged between 3 and 5 will develop the strong foundational skills, knowledge base, and appreciation of AcroDance that will be of benefit to them no matter what their future path may be – all while done in a safe, challenging, and very fun environment! At the same time, children will learn how to be in a class, develop their focus and listening skills, and learn co-operative skills all whilst making new friends!

KINDYACRO

Our KindyAcro class follows the Acrobatique curriculum which builds on  the same foundational skills, knowledge base and appreciation for AcroDance that our Tiny Tumblers receive as well as the developmental steps that follow into our AcroDance program.

 

ACRODANCE (Bronze, Silver and Gold for students in Tweens and upwards / ages 7 and up)

Acro Dance is a stunningly beautiful art form. It is also highly athletic, very difficult, and can be unsafe if not taught and executed safely. It is a genre of dance which seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling lines.

For stronger dancers, superior technique, and incredible results, we offer the Acrobatique Curriculum. The Gold Standard AcroDance education program is a strong, effective and innovative curriculum that provides ongoing education opportunities and support for our MJDS Qualified Acro teachers to ensure we’re providing students with the latest safe, efficient and progressive teaching methods.

 

Bronze AcroDance – Little to no previous acro experience

 

Silver Acrodance – Student will be able to confidently perform all of the following:

– Square Cartwheel R & L side, One Handed Cartwheel R & L side, Bridge, Bridge inside-out & Bridge walking, forwards and backwards rolls, Handstand, Headstand and Walkover (assisted or unassisted)

 

Gold AcroDance – Students will be able to confidently perform all of Silver requirements PLUS the following

– Open Cartwheel R & L side, Shoulder Roll R & L Side, Bridge Recover / Kickover, Handstand into Bridge, Chest Stand, and  Roll-over Bridge Prep.

Our Tiny Tumblers & KindyAcro (non-concert classes) are $50 per month as a single option (not added with another class package), which includes: Registration Fee and 1 x 45min Class Fees

Our AcroDance (non-concert classes) are $60 per month as a single option (not added with another class package), which includes: Registration Fee and 1 x 60min Class Fees

** Add $55 a month for another Tech & Strength or Acro class

Our qualified Acro Instructor will be able to place students in the correct class based of their experience and skill level
** TINY TUMBLERS – Ages 3-5 yrs) **** KINDY ACRO – Ages 5-6 yrs **** BRONZE ACRO – Ages 7 yrs + **** SILVER ACRO – Ages 7 yrs + **** GOLD ACRO – Ages 7 yrs + **
Wednesday 11.10am – 11.55am

Friday 4:30 – 5:15pm

Thursday 3.45pm – 4.45pm

Thursday 4.50pm – 5.50pm

Thursday 5.55pm – 6.55pm

Saturday 9.00am – 9.45am Saturday 10:55 – 11:55am
Saturday 10:55 – 11:55am