An Array of Classes to Suit Your Needs
Next Level Performing Arts have partnered with Australia’s most recognised and trusted childrens entertainers and are bringing THE WIGGLES WORLD OF DANCE program exclusively to the Hills District in 2024!
Aligning with our Next Kidz classes, we are excited to have exclusive access to music and be offering a dance program created by The Wiggles for our preschooler living room leapers, bedroom ballerinas, and budding break dancers to harness all that toe-tapping energy!
Next Kidz Dance with Me (1-3 Years)
For bubs from 12 months of age, this introduction dance class with the support of a grown up is a special bonding time for you and your budding dancer!
This class gives a positive introduction to the routine of a structured activity as well as helps children develop musical and physical awareness as well as gross motor skills.
Our tiny dancers learn the foundations of dance through different songs and themes using singing, props and teamwork.
Mums, dads, grandmas, grandpas, uncles and aunts are all welcome. This class is recommended for children who are a little shy, still in nappies or require some extra emotional support!
Next Kidz (Jazz/Hiphop/Acrobatics Combo incl The Wiggles World of Dance) (3-5 years)
Our unique curriculum is based on a holistic approach to learning, challenging children to master the physical, emotional and life skills they’ll need for tomorrow, today while giving them a fun, safe, and stimulating introduction to dance
Using age appropriate music/choreography this class is designed for your child who is starting to build their self esteem & confidence and is happy to dance independently.
⭐️ Weekly Combo Class! ⭐️
Get Moving – Developing fine motor skills, strength, balance, flexibility, agility and coordination
Brain Boost – Nurturing listening skills, imagination, concentration and decision-making
Citizen Kid – Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership
In our Pre-K Next Kidz class, our enrichment programs will provide your child with a positive learning environment that balances age-appropriate physical activities with cognitive development to prepare kids to love and excel in dance!
Stretching minds & bodies, tumble, run, leap, skip and jump along with hiphop, breakdance & street dance classes to get ahead of the pack.
⭐️ Ballet Extension Class ⭐️
Add our Ballet Extension class specifically designed to build the foundations and fundamentals of dance technique!
It is through repetition that your child will develop not only the motor ability, but also the rhythmic timing essential to able to smoothly execute future coordinated movements.
New students may join at any time – we love meeting new friends!
This class is recommended for children who are toilet trained, separate well and follow instructions.
Ballet is a theatrical form of dance with a long history. It creatively expresses the full range of human emotions through physical movements and gestures. This class helps to develop correct everyday posture, improving balance and coordination all while building the foundations and fundamentals of dance technique!
One of the most popular and well known forms of dance. This high-energy dance has a liveliness that sets it apart from traditional dance forms, such as ballet or lyrical classes.
Jazz dance develops in parallel to pop music, with jazz being the physical embodiment of popular music of a given time. It therefore continues to evolve and remain popular across the world and across age groups.
Jazz dance includes any style of jazz, from commercial, lyrical, broadway or street jazz.
Hip-hop is a unique and exciting style of street dance that combines a variety of freestyle movements to more upbeat music creating a different level of fun and creativity.
Hip-hop dance has evolved into one of the most popular and influential styles of dance. The most common hip-hop dance styles include:
Breakdancing featuring acrobatic moves, including headspins, handstands, and freezes. Breakdancing is often associated with rap music.
Freestyle is characterized by loose body movements and freestyle rhyming lyrics.
Krumping is characterized by sharp, jerky movements, aggressive execution, and expressiveness where dancers tend to use their bodies in rapid, exaggerated movements.
Locking focuses on technical precision with smooth movements that seamlessly flow together without pauses between steps or turns
Popping is another popular form of hip-hop dance characterized by fast movements with the feet and hands
Students can dance in a boys-only environment to facilitate a more masculine style of movement.
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques.
Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. It does not concentrate on the dancer’s precision of movement.
Movements in lyrical are fluid, continuous, and graceful, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another with little or no stopping, holding finishing steps as long as possible. These emotional dance moves help the dancer connect on an emotional level with the audience.
Contemporary dance is an expressive style of dance that abandons the rigid, centered aspect of classical forms of dance, and utilizes unconventional movements from styles around the world. It incorporates certain elements of ballet, modern dance, and jazz.
Contemporary dance focuses more on big movements, feeling the emotion of the music, and pushing the boundaries of dance.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines singing, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. Performers in this genre are commonly referred to as ‘triple threats’ Musical theatre dancing is less of a particular style, and more of a description of dancing that is rooted in the diverse history of Broadway musicals.
Tap Dance is an exciting, percussive, rhythmical dance form. Its main feature is the sound made by tap shoes hitting the floor creating catchy rhythms with their feet.
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap.
Technique classes teach dancers to execute moves within a genre perfectly. The placement of each limb, the posture, and position of the body are specifically addressed in technique classes. These classes are used to improve movement, lines, and the overall look of the dancer.
Acrobatics also known as Acro has a focus on fundamental acrobatic technique learning such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, backflips, handsprings, somersaults, tucks, balance, & contortion tricks and are practised on the floor using tumbling mats for added cushion.
These classes are fun, challenging and taught using Poms in a fast paced dynamic routine that showcases the dance side of cheerleading.
Next Level Performing Arts is home of the Hills Bulls Cheerleaders. Students in our Cheer class have the opportunity, if they wish, to perform high energy routines at all home games of the Hills Bulls Ron Massey team. Performances generally commence in April through to June and take place at Crestwood Oval on alternate Sundays around 3pm.
Whether you’ve been dancing for years or just want to try something new, adults of all ages will love our dance classes combining jazz, hip hop & funk. The use of the latest music keeps our lessons fun & fresh. Have fun keeping fit and challenging yourself in our relaxed, sociable and non-threatening class.
Private Singing Lessons
Our Private singing lessons are fun and engaging and offer many benefits for students who are interested in singing.
We offer Individualized attention which focus solely on the needs of the students. We assess the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and create a customized lesson plan that will help improve better vocal technique working on breathing, pitch control, dynamics and much more.
Our purpose to is increase confidence as dinging in front of others can be nerve-wracking, especially for children. Private lessons can help students feel more comfortable and confident with their singing abilities.
Troupe & Crew
Troupe and Crew are by audition or through invitation by the teacher only. All students enrolled in Troupe and/or Crew are required take ballet class. Troupes and Crews will participate in various esteddfords and competitions throughout the year.
Solos, Duos, Trios are only available to Troupe/Crew students. All solo, duo or trio requests must be made in writing via email to the office and are strictly limited.
Still not convinced, why not come along for a FREE trial week?
Try any or all classes! Come and see what all the fuss is about. Get a 7 day class pass which will entitle you to try ANY age appropriate class you wish absolutely FREE. We are excited to welcome you to see for yourself what we at Next Level Performing Arts can offer you and your children.