Please note all class sizes are capped - if the class you wish to enrol in is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be advised if a place becomes available.
Wiggle and Giggle: ages 2 - 4
This class is available for the youngest of the studio - the 2-4yr old girls and boys - and incorporates the foundations of a variety of genres including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, rhythm, musicality, singing and self-confidence. This exciting program caters for the new starters as well as the more experienced Wiggle & Giggler.
Ballet: ages 6 - adult
Ballet is the secret and key element to any outstanding dancer and at dance HQ we focus on improving technique and increasing student's strengths. Our ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. Students are graded depending on their level and experience and are eligible to complete their RAD ballet exams at their teacher's discretion.
Modern/ Lyrical: ages 6 - Opens
Emerging from classical dance technique, Modern dance explores a range of styles and qualities of movement, including the use of gravity and weightiness in the body, musicality, athleticism, and personal expression.
Please note: It is compulsory for students wishing to participate in a Modern class to be enrolled in a Ballet grade or technique class.
Contemporary: ages 10 - opens
Contemporary is a very versatile and interpretive dance style, combining ballet, lyrical, modern and free movement. It allows beginners to explore the style and pushes the more experienced dancers to new boundaries of body movement. Students wishing to participate in Contemporary classes should also consider enrolling in ballet, however this is not compulsory.
Dance 4 Fun
Dance 4 fun is a new class that caters for students/ families who love dance but can not commit to the travel or expectations of performance teams. This class will act as a jazz class focusing on technique, flexibility, corner work and choreography. Dance 4 fun students will only perform at the Orange eisteddfod and the end of year concert. Please note we participate in 3 eisteddfods each year, If you can not make it to all of these eisteddfods, then dance 4 fun is the class for you.
Dance HQ offers a senior Progressions class which runs for 45 minutes. This class focuses on improving technique in all corner work elements of dance, such as leaps, jumps, kicks and turns. There is also be an emphasis on stretching , strength and fitness in this class as we believe these elements of dance work hand in hand to becoming the best dancer you can be. This is a high energy, fun and exciting class.
Jazz: ages 6 - adult
Jazz is based on ballet technique but is a more informal and relaxed style of dance - though still requiring the same amount of discipline, technique and musicality. It ranges from Broadway style to a more commercial style of dance, and can be danced to a variety of music styles, making it very versatile.
Tap: ages 6 - adult
This is a percussive style of dancing. It's name comes from the tapping sound made when the metal plates on the student's shoes touch a hard surface. Students are taught the basics and techniques of tap - this enhances coordination and rhythm. Our tap lessons are choreographed to the latest music and tapping trends.
Hip-Hop: 8 - Opens
We offer a Junior and a Senior hip-hop class. Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop or current music that has evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of funky styles . At dance HQ we base our hip-hop on a strong jazz technique with exciting choreography that allows our students to express themselves through movement and let go a little!
Musical Theatre/Entertainment: ages 8 - opens
Our Musical Theatre/Entertainment class is a combination of acting, dancing and singing/miming. We base most of our Musical Theatre routines on the music of Broadway shows. This fun class allows for students to become well rounded in their dance training by learning other skills to improve their overall performance and style.