From Beginners to Advanced – Dance Edge Studios offer the largest choice of Classes from Our Sunshine Coast Studio
Located in Bokarina and covering all aspects of dance, singing and musical theatre, DE Studios is committed to creating an all-rounder dancer that has access to the best that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
DE offers Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet syllabus classes and exams and train our dancers with the discipline of classical ballet while encouraging them with constructive feedback and praise. Teaching RAD means the students train in a worldwide recognised syllabus allowing them to transfer the technique and knowledge across all dance genres.
DE offers both Technique Jazz (Tech Jazz) & Commercial Jazz (Com Jazz) classes. Our Tech Jazz classes are designed to build strength and technique, working on the trick elements in dance – turns, jumps, leaps, flexibility and strength. Our tech teacher’s program gets results in these areas which is so important for the competitive dancer. The Com Jazz classes are more focused on learning combos and choreography that is up to date with the latest jazz style and fun. Commercial Jazz @ DE is great for the recreational dancer that is looking for fitness and fun. We start jazz classes from as young as 3 years old right through to senior.
Our hip hop teachers are highly trained specialists in this field and they have had years of mentoring and training from world renowned industry leaders. They themselves have also been part of world winning ‘Crews’ travelling overseas to compete in the world’s biggest hip hop competitions. The classes are highly energetic & fun suited to all levels & abilities for dancers 5 years old and up..
Acrobatics and Silks
Our highly trained acrobatics and silks teachers build strength and confidence in their classes, beginning with basic acrobatic skills and extending into advanced acrobatic and silks tricks with safety, precision and technique. We have classes suited for all levels and abilities, with the teachers guiding each student individually through their mat runs. Classes start from as young as 4 years old.
Our lyrical classes are for the recreational dancer that is wishing to explore the slower moving, expressive form of dance. Our teachers are young creative dancers who love passing their learning on to our recreational students. Lyrical classes at DE are for recreational students from the age of 7 years and up.
Our contemporary classes are for the more serious advanced dancer from 7 years up. These classes work on both the traditional and commercial contemporary / lyrical styles giving our students the importance of technique and quality training needed for this style of dance. They learn different dance combos weekly, challenging their memory to pick up and learn different choreography quickly and making it suit them. Along with occasional improvisation, both important elements for later years in dance.
Vocal & Musical Theatre
We love to sing and we love to express ourselves at DE! Our combined musical theatre and vocal classes are combined as one term fee with one week working on vocal and the other on musical theatre. These classes are fun with two specialised teachers working on the technique elements of these genres. Classes are for students 6 years and up.
We love tap at DE with classes from 5 years up we teach the Glenn Wood Tap (GWT) syllabus. Tap is fun and challenging, it gives the well rounded dancer great understanding of rhythm and timing which are both very important elements for all genres of dance. Our students work towards exams annually as well as modern and fun style choreography.
DEK & DE Crews
Dance Edge Kids (Performance Teams & Hip Hop Crews)
Our DEK & DE Crews are selected through audition or invite from our teachers. These classes are for the more advanced student wanting to be part of a team and compete and perform throughout the year. Our biggest goal for our teams is to build confident young dancers that work well together and have respect for their team mates and others.
We pride ourselves on giving our performance kids the opportunity to work with industry leaders, choreographers and highly skilled mentors in all genres of dance, giving them an insight in to the dance industry and what opportunities are out there in the world of dance – if they wish to pursue a career in dance.
We are very proud of our faculty and love that our students are well trained in all genres so that if/when they choose a path they wish to pursue more in depth, we can guide them proudly.
HQ Dance Co
The HQ program is additional dance training on top of a student’s home studio training. We proudly have students from DE and other studios on the Coast and Brisbane that support the program. HQ Commercial classes are held once a week with guest industry leaders in open workshop style dance classes. We bring the guest teachers here to the Coast, to the local students to experience the best the Australian dance industry has to offer. Students from all different dance studios come together weekly to push their boundaries in a non-competitive environment.
Juniors 9-11yrs, Intermediate 12-14 years, Seniors 15 years and over. HQ Dance Co also offers Certificate III in Dance (RTO 40397 Empowerdance) Students study dance Part Time to complete the Cert III. The Part Time course includes classes with industry leaders weekly as well as on site study sessions. Classes include jazz (commercial & tech), contemporary and lyrical, hip hop, heels, vocal classes, personal training fitness and weekly silks classes. Our HQ part timers are transported by us throughout the year to Australia’s leading Full Time Studio Dance Force where they train for the day with the full time students. They have the opportunity to travel with the fulltime Dance Force students to America on their annual trip to take classes at world leading studios in America. HQ offers the best Part Time program on the Sunshine Coast, giving our students opportunities like no other part time studio on the Sunshine Coast offer. HQ’s Part Time Cert III in Dance program focuses on the dance opportunities and industry leaders available to our dancers.