Tasmanian's professional contemporary dance company

tasdance education program coming in 2019

For all workshop inquiries email info@tasdance.com.au

TASDANCE STUDIO CLASSES

Tasdance Studio offers a broad range of classes to age groups from preschooler to adult. The aim of the classes is to give students comprehensive tuition and experience in dance with a strong emphasis on the developmental process, creative expression and most importantly on having a good time!

 
 

Hip Hop

Mondays

5-6pm  7–9 years

6-7pm  10-12 years

7-8pm  Open (13+)

Cost 7-9 years and 10-12 years

$129 per term 
$90 per term concession 
$39 for a 3 week trial

Cost Open (13+)
$16 per class
$11 per class concession
$13 per class for 10 classes pre-purchased

Hip Hop at Tasdance teaches styles of dance performed to hip hop music, and to styles that have developed as part of the hip hop culture.  Students will learn a variety of styles including breaking and popping, as well as developing their own unique expression through free-styling, cyphers and choreographic tasks.


Contemporary Dance

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

11am-12pm Saturday 9-12 years

5-6pm Thursday 13-18 years

6-7pm Wednesday Open

Cost Under 18
$129 per term 
$90 per term concession 
$39 for a 3 week trial

Cost Open (18+)
$16 per class
$11 per class concession
$13 per class for 10 classes pre-purchased

Under 18

These classes for children and youth offer a blend of the fundamentals of contemporary dance technique, improvisation and choreography. Students will learn to move freely and to express themselves through dance-making with their classmates.

Open 18+

Approaching intermediate level, the class builds technical ability and focuses on finding freedom of movement and expression in the body. Previous tuition in contemporary dance is ideal but not essential.


Dance Discovery

Saturday

10-11am 6-8 years

Cost

$129 per term 
$90 per term concession 
$39 for a 3 week trial

These preschool creative dance classes develop co-ordination, expression, rhythm and grace via a blend of contemporary dance, ballet and funky beats. 


Ballet

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Please contact the Tasdance office regarding Saturday Ballet +classes. We will work out the best class for you, based on age and Ballet experience.  

Ph: 6331 6644 or email admin@tasdance.com.au

10.45 - 11.30am Saturday. Pre-Primary Syllabus

11.30 - 12.30pm Saturday. Primary Syllabus

12.30–1.30pm Saturday. Grade 1 Syllabus

1.30-2.30pm Saturday. Grade 3 Syllabus

6.00-7.00pm Thursday 13-18 years

7.00-8.00pm Wednesday Open

Cost (Pre-primary)
$98 per term 
$70 per term concession 
$39 for a 3 week trial

Cost (Primary, Grade 1, Grade 3 and 13-18 years)

$129 per term 
$90 per term concession 
$39 for a 3 week trial

Cost (Open – 18 or over)
$16 per class
$11 per class concession
$13 per class for 10 classes pre-purchased

Tasdance classical ballet classes are delivered by highly experienced dance educator Alison Winn. Using the expressive AICD Borovansky Syllabus, students can learn the fundamentals of classical ballet: grace, alignment, flexibility, strength and coordination.  Adult Open classes on Wednesday nights cater to those with and without previous ballet experience and are great fun.

 

future

TASDANCE & STOMPIN PARTNER TO OFFER YOUNG DANCERS A PROGRAM TO EXTEND THEIR TECHNIQUE, IMPROVISATION AND CHOREOGRAPHIC SKILLS IN PREPARATION FOR A CAREER IN DANCE.

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Led by Tasdance and Stompin's Artistic Directors, Adam Wheeler & Caitlin Comerford. FUTURE is your chance to further develop your contemporary dance skills in a range of techniques, improvisation and choreography. 

The workshops will be guided in a non competitive environment with a key focus to prepare you for further training in dance and put you on the right path for a wholesome career in the dance industry.

 
 

Tasdance studio classes (tsc) teachers

 
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Alison Winn

Alison trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, achieving a Certificate in Dance in 1986, Bachelor of Arts – Dance in 1990 and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Edith Cowan University in 1991. Alison also obtained her Solo Seal in 1991 under the Borovansky Memorial Syllabus.

During her dance career Alison has received the following awards: Borovansky Memorial – Australian Academy of Dance Scholarship (Intermediate Syllabus) – 1989, Borovansky Memorial – Australian Academy of Dance Scholarship (Advanced Syllabus) – 1990 and the Dance Theatre of WA Award from WAAPA – 1989.

Alison performed with the Youth Dance Company of Western Australia (1985), the Perth City Ballet Company (1989/90) and was invited to be part of the assessment panel at WAAPA for the end of year grading of 1st and 2nd year contemporary students (1995). During that same year she was employed by the Secondary Education Authority in WA to write the Year 12 Ballet Studies course and Year 11 & 12 Ballet Studies Teacher Support Materials.

As a teacher, Alison has also had an association with the John Curtin School of the Arts (1992–1995) and was founder and coordinator of the Governor Stirling Senior High School Specialist Dance Course for Gifted and Talented students in Dance from 1996–2007, this role also included directing and choreographing numerous Rock Eisteddfods, school musicals and dance concerts. Since moving to Tasmania permanently in 2007 Alison has been teaching ballet, contemporary dance and stretch classes at a private ballet school before making Tasdance her home in 2015 where she has introduced the Borovansky Syllabus to Tasmania.

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Rikki Mace

Rikki is a Launceston based dance educator, choreographer and independent dance artist who holds a BA in Dance from the VCA. Rikki has been a part of the Tasdance education team since 2011. This role has seen her deliver contemporary dance studio classes for both children and adults alike and also teach weekly dance classes at East Tamar Primary school for students from Kindergarten to grade 6. 

Rikki tutors at the University of Tasmania which sees her impart her love of dance to pre-service Bachelor of Education and HPE students. Rikkiimplemented a Dance program at Summerdale Primary school which is now in its’ 7thyear of operation. She has choreographed for Stompin’s ‘Primary Stompin’ project for 10-12 year olds since its’ inception in 2015. 

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Benge Allen

Benge has a wide background teaching, practicing and facilitating movement within Hip Hop dance, parkour, freerunning, contemporary dance, martial arts tricking, hand balancing and tumbling.

Benge commenced training as follows;

Breaking (break dancing) and hand balancing under the guidance of the Beat Militia crew in 2003.

Martial arts tricking and tumbling with VDTL in 2003.

Parkour and freerunning alongside the Canberran parkour and freerunning community in 2004.

Contemporary dance with DRILL Performance Company in 2014.

He has continued all practices since, and having taught, battled, and performed for several years, began undertaking various facilitation, and directorship roles including management of Urban Frontier Crew, and Hybrid Elements Collective. Hybrid Elements Collective continues today with multiple branches around Australia, including in Hobart.

Benge hopes to give students an understanding of various aspects of dance within the larger Hip Hop culture including; technique, musicality, and history. Students will also find his classes structured to allow experimentation with other movement sources