Dance lessons can be found in almost each suburb in Adelaide but which studio is right for your child? Establish whether your child is simply wanting fun classes for activity and interest or whether or not they want to make it more of a professional path. Maybe they want to be a professional dancer or tutor, instructor or maybe even venture into choreography and musical production. The possibilities are endless. Here are some of Adelaide's studios and academies to consider when searching for dance classes for your child.
Adelaide’s Premier Dance School Premier School of Dance is an award-winning prestigious dance studio and dedicated to providing high quality tuition. Premier has dance lessons for kids 2yrs - 21yrs from passionate, highly skilled instructors in their fully equipped dance studios. Strive for a professional career, or simply learn for fun in a range of classes: Pre school classes / jazz / ballet / tap / musical theatre / contemporary / hip hop / flexibility acro gymnastics.
Location Shop 4, 615 North East Road, Gilles Plains
Phone 0410 760 056
Theatre Bugs All pre-schooler classes revolve around a special theme which is set for the term. Students are taken on fun imaginary adventures as they learn dance, drama and music. The use of exciting props such as puppets, musical instruments, bubbles, the magic carpet and the popular ‘surprise box’ ensures that children are thoroughly entertained!
Busy Bees - 1 year and over These classes introduce babies and toddlers to music, movement, singing and creative play in a happy, fun environment.
Boppy Bugs - 2½ to 5 years Boppy Bugs have fun playing drama games, learning dance routines, playing percussion instruments, singing and dressing up as they participate in fun dramatic adventures.
Showtime - 4 to 5 years Showtime is offered to selected 4 year old students whom we feel would enjoy performing in some bigger scale productions at Theatre Bugs.
Fairy Ballet - 2½ to 5 years In Fairy Ballet, all students dress as fairies and elves! The children learn the basics of ballet (points, plies, positions etc) through imaginative and fun fairy adventures.Fairy Ballet introduces children to ballet in a gentle, creative and magical environment!
Butterfly Ballet : formal ballet - 3 to 5 years These classes follow the traditional classical ballet lesson format and involve barre exercises, stretches, centre exercises and corner work. Emphasis is on developing ballet technique whilst improving posture, co-ordination, flexibility, strength, poise and creativity. Exercises and routines incorporate arm and foot movements, turns, small jumps and leaps. This class aims to cater for the individual needs of beginner classical ballet students.
Xcel Dance Studios Xcel Dance Studios is an Adelaide based dance school focused on nurturing a love for dance. Whether it be for fun, fitness, competition or examination, all levels of ability are catered for by a team of compassionate and dedicated teachers.
With two locations based in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide, the school offers a range of styles from Classical Ballet, Jazz and Funk to Modern Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Tap and Acro.
Specialising in children from 3 years to adult, Xcel Dance Studios can cater for a wide range of students of different ages and abilities.
Masonic Hall, 1 Fisher Street, Tusmore
Gartrell Uniting Church Hall, Alexandra Avenue , Rose Park
Phone Leanne on 0414 789 535
Dance SA With many locations across Adelaide and regional South Australia, DanceSA conducts recreational dance fitness lessons for students aged 18 months and above, offering a mixture of dance styles in the one class. Students experience a fusion of jazz, hip hop and contemporary with ballet fundamentals.
They are a leisure-based dance school offering their students an opportunity to express their individuality on stage at the annual performance spectaculars.
Dance SA Offers:
Free trial lesson
No expensive shoes
No costume making
No need to join multiple classes
Amazing performance opportunities
Age appropriate music & movement
Aldinga Beach Recreation Centre, 2 McRae Street (behind Aldinga shopping centre)
St. David's Church Hall, 488 Glynburn Road, Burnside (side of Burnside Primary School)
Blackwood Memorial Hall - Studio Room, 21 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood
Jubilee Community Centre, 7 Jubilee Way, Wynn Vale (Building 1)
Goolwa Uniting Church Hall (Open Door), 1 Collingwood Street, Goolwa
Henley Beach & Fulham Uniting Church, Temple Hall - 214 Military Road, Henley Beach
Kangarilla Community Hall, Kangarilla Road, Kangarilla
Ascott Park Primary School Gym/Hall, 1-37 Pildappa Avenue, Park Holme
Flaxmill Primary School Gym, 80 Flaxmill Road, Morphett Vale
Mclaren Vale Institute Hall (Small Studio Room) Main Street, McLaren Vale
Murray Bridge Catholic Parish Centre Hall, corner of Ind Street and Mannum Road, Murray Bridge
St.Francis of Assisi Church Newton, 59 Newton Road, Newton
Salvation Army Centre, 166 Fosters road, Northgate
Salisbury Heights Primary School Gym, Ward Street, Salisbury Heights
Salisbury East Neighborhood Centre, 28 Smith Street, Salisbury East
St. Andrews Church Hall, 10 Alfred Place, Strathalbyn
Victor Harbor Recreation Centre, 5 George Main Road, Victor Harbor
Walkerville Uniting Church Hall, 17 Smith Street, Walkerville
DanceSA HQ, 19 Kilkenny Road, Woodville Park
Yankalilla Agricultural Hall, Corner of Jervois Road & Main South Road, Yankalilla
Dance Adelaide Ballroom and Latin Dancing for Kids Kids Dance Classes teach children discipline, respect and cooperation. Dancing helps kids to become more aware of their bodies, how to respect one another, how to work as a team. It gives them sense of achievement and joy. It brings out their confidence and spark. Whatever they are facing during a day at school, dance is a tool to break down social barriers, learn about honour and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.
Age: from 6 to 15 years old
Private Dance Lessons – have one-on-one time with your instructor to learn fast and get quick results
Group Dance Classes – come and learn your basic patterns from beginner level, build your way up from a solid foundation. 5 days a week – take your pick or try all.
Fitness Classes – enhance your dancing with some low impact dance cardio and lower body workout! Every Monday from 7:00pm.
Studio Dance Parties – free entry for all, whether you want to practice what you’ve learnt, check out the studio, have a drink, try something new or just have an awesome social time meeting new people – you are welcome! Every second Friday of the month.
Free Salsa Classes – no matter who you are or where you come from, come and have some fun learning to dance for free! Every Saturday at 12:45pm.
Social Dance Outings – we take our students to different place for a great social dance nights. Come with us!
We also have some special once-off deals for you in store:
Your First Private Lesson is Free
Come and try different dance styles using our give-away of 5 group classes
Australia Company of Performing Arts definitely deserves a mention. Offering a variety of dancing styles, with Hip Hop being one of them. But most importantly it offers all boys classes. These classes have 20 plus boys in them which is fantastic! I don't know any other school in Adelaide that can boast the same amount of classes on offer for just boys or registrations of boys. Dancing is an activity predominantly dominated by girls and is is fantastic to see a school that gives focus to boys. As a mum of two boys this fancing school is leaps and bounds ahead of other schools that don't offer classes for boys. Located at Thebarton.