Summer

Dance

Workshop

Series

Thirroul Dance Academy

9:30am-4:00pm

$85 per day

$150 for 2 day

Pre-Professional Intensive

Monday January 20

Ages 5-7 ELEMENTARY

There will be a strong focus on play and creation with these little ones.

The day will begin with a yoga warm up followed by a couple of easy and fun dance classes in Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary styles. The day will end with the kids being encouraged to create their own work through improv based games using visual and sound cues.
 

Tuesday January 21

Ages 8-10 INTERMEDIATE

Today will focus on exploration of different dance genres through choreography and improvisation.

It will begin with a yoga warm up followed by series of improv based games where the kids will be encouraged to create their own movement. We will end with street dance, theatre jazz and modern dance classes where everyone can implement the movements created earlier in the day.

Wednesday January 22

Ages 11-13 ADVANCED

With these older students, today's focus will revolve around confidence building exercises and letting go of inhibitions. The day will begin with yoga to warm up, followed by voice and improv games. It will end with hip hop, theatre jazz and contemporary dance classes. Students in this program will be encouraged to support each other's growth through observation and group work.

Thursday January 23

Ages 14+ PRE-PROFESSIONAL

DAY 1 Contemporary Intensive

Day 1 of this 2 day intensive will explore contemporary and improvisation techniques allowing students to develop their own voice through movement. Rosie and Abi will work with each student individually to foster growth and confidence by offering personal feedback and industry related advice. The day will begin with a yoga warm up followed by a series of flow based dance classes including modern, lyrical and urban contemporary. Students will also take part in improvisation based exercises exploring both voice and physical theatre.

TAKING PART IN BOTH DAYS IS NOT A MUST BUT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

Friday January 24

Ages 14+ PRE-PROFESSIONAL

DAY 2 Commercial Intensive

Shifting gears from Day 1, Day 2 will focus on sharp and fast paced movement, allowing students to develop a deeper understanding of the commercial dance industry. The day will begin a series of hip hop, theatre jazz and commercial dance classes and will end with a mock audition where Rosie and Abi will offer constructive feedback to each student, giving them the chance to experience a day in the life of a professional commercial dancer. 

TAKING PART IN BOTH DAYS IS NOT A MUST BUT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

Originally from Austinmer, Rosie moved to New York in 2013 to study dance theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After graduating, she continued to train and work as a dancer in New York, soaking up as much of the vibrant city as possible. In 2017, Rosie and her husband Jeff moved to London where she established herself as a full time dancer and choreographer. Her credits include, dancing for pop star Anastcaia, appearing in Paul Mccartney's live tour backdrop, being featured in numerous commercials and most recently, working as assistant movement director on TV show A Discovery of Witches.

Rosie is thrilled to be coming back to her home studio at TDA and is excited to share what she’s learnt through her experiences. She has a passion for helping others to see their potential and is looking forward to building a nurturing and supportive environment where kids can have fun and what it takes to really succeed in the industry.

Actor come yoga instructor, Abigail moved to London when she was eighteen to study Musical Theatre at the London College of Music where she graduated with first-class honours. Abigail’s first professional production was with the Walking Theatre Company in the site-specific piece 'When Twilight Falls, The Magic Begins' kickstarting her career on stage and screen. Since moving to Sydney, earlier this year, Abigail has been teaching the practise of Yoga to practitioners of all ages: providing a safe space for individuals to explore and generate self-awareness. An advocate of self-care, Abigail encourages students to embrace all they are – stepping fully into their full potential. Other credits include: Wendy in Peter Pan, Alban Arena Cordelia in A pinch of Salt, Jacobs Cracker TVC Asda TVC The Golden Compass Madeline, Bel-Ami, Charing Cross Theatre.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable mufti clothing that you can easily move in.

What should I bring?

Snacks, lots of water and food for lunch. It's going to be a long day so please makes sure students are well stocked! 

Jazz shoes and dance sneakers (regular lightweight sneakers are perfect!)

Mobile phones 

We have a no mobile phone policy during lessons- they must be turned off before class commences.

Photos and videos

We will have a photographer and videographer present for some of the day for additional promotional material. Please advise us if you do not wish to be photographed.

Class behaviour

Students are expected to show respect and care towards both teachers and students. Bullying or extreme misbehaviour will not be tolerated and may result in parents being called.

Staff supervision

Students will be supervised at all times, including during meal breaks. Please ensure students are collected on time.

Child safety check

All Teachers have undergone “the working with children check” screening and are aware of their obligations under the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998

Refunds

Unfortunately refunds or credits for change of mind cannot be granted. However, we will of course provide a refund if the cancellation is due to extreme circumstances.

Disclaimer

Dance classes can involve risk of personal injury. While all teachers involved take reasonable care in the conduct of their lessons, they accepts no responsibility for injury or loss during classes or whilst participants are at or near the dance studio. 

  • Grey Instagram Icon