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Why Choose Bradford Dance Academy

100% pass rate for RAD
Ballet examinations

Teachers currently working
in the industry

25 years of
experience

Thousands of
happy students

Classes to suit
everyone

Choose Your Dance Style!

Jazz

Jazz classes cover many different styles of ultra-modern dance. It combines technical progressions and set exercises right through to expressive and fun group routines. Music varies from Justin Bieber to Beyonce!

Uniform: Dance wear in BDA colors (red, black and white), Juniors tan jazz shoes, Seniors black jazz shoes or boots

Timetable

Tap

Tap dancing is a fun and energetic style class suitable for all ages. Your feet become percussion instruments. Tap is all about timing and we like to make every class interesting and a bit of a challenge by picking up the steps quickly as possible as if in an audition situation. In this class we explore every style from the more traditional Fred Astaire routines to Harlem and musicals like 42nd Street, Billy Elliot or Tap Dogs.

Uniform: Dance wear in BDA colors (red, black and white), Black tap shoes with strap and buckle (for girls) or lace up (for boys).

Timetable

Ballet (Classical R.A.D syllabus)

Our ballet classes involve Barre and Centre Practice exercises as well as classical enchainment. This style of dance is suitable for very young students, teenagers and adults returning to dance due to its formal structure. The true dancer forms solid foundation and technique, muscular strength, body line and wonderful dancers poise.

Students may apply for Royal Academy of Dance exams twice a year (May and October)

Uniform: Girls Black, red or white leotard. Ballet pink tights / sox (up to grade 2). Ballet pink or black tights (grade 3 to adult). Black, red or white chiffon skirt (optional). Clean ballet shoes (elastics). Hair in a neat bun.
Boys Black tights or black bike shorts. Black or white T-shirt (tight fitting). Black or white ballet shoes.

Timetable

Hip Hop

A popular style of dance seen in most current music video clips. It is popular with students because of its free and funky raw moves. It is similar to Street Funk which originated in the USA and its expressive, sometimes soulful style is often used by groups such as The PussyCat Dolls or Missy Elliot

Uniform: As for Jazz

Timetable

Contemporary

Contemporary dance explores many different dimensions: patterning, story telling, music appreciation. It combines the strong technical styles of jazz and classical ballet with an aim to develop full fluidity of the torso. The class is suitable for juniors and seniors.

Uniform: As for Ballet

Timetable

Cheerleading

Our Bradford Cheerleading classes are designed for students 7 years – 10 years .

Cheerleading incorporates high energy commercial Jazz choreography with jumps , turns , gymnastic skills and most importantly, teamwork amongst class members.
Under the precise and careful supervision of our Gymnastics Coach , Lauren Healey , the students develop a fantastic knowledge of all that is ‘ CHEERLEADING ‘ .

Timetable

Stage Class

Bradford Dance Academy Stage Classes are for our Students that have reached a Dance Level ready for Performance.
The Students are encouraged to be taking Ballet , Tap, Jazz/Hip Hop and Contemporary classes.
Director of Bradford Dance Academy, Nicole Bradford, may select students for the Stage Class at any time throughout the year as they become ‘ ready for the challenge ‘.

Timetable

Drama

Our Bradford Dance Academy Drama Classes are held on Thursday afternoons.
Some of the skills covered in Drama include : Voice Projection, Public Speaking, Script Writing, On Camera Acting, Group Theatre Sports, Role Play, Improvisation and Teamwork.
Students also develop self confidence and self awareness.
The class is very energetic , thought provoking and extremely fun !
Appropriate ages for Thursday Drama : 7 years – Open age , Boys and Girls.
Timetable

Meet Our Instructors

Term 2 Timetable

Monday Studio 1

3:45 – 4:45pm
Junior Super Stage League Acro
Miss Lauren

4:15 – 5:15
Pointe
Miss Nicole

Monday Studio 2

4:45 – 5:30pm
Grade 3
Exam Ballet
Miss Lauren

5:30 – 6:15pm
Grade 5 Exam Ballet
Miss Lauren

6:15 – 7:15pm
Intermediate / Seniors Ballet
Miss Lauren

Wednesday Studio 1

3:30 – 5:00pm
Solos
Duos
HSC dance

5:00 – 5:45pm
Contemporary

5:45 – 6:30pm
Intermediate Hip Hop

Thursday Studio 1

 

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Drama

 

Saturday Studio 1

9:00am – Littlies Ballet (RAD PRIMARY)

9:40am – Littlies Hip Hop

10:20am – Junior Tap

11:00am – Junior Hip Hop

11:40am – Grade 5 Ballet

12:45pm –2:00pm
Stage Class

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Senior Tap

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know what style of Dance my child is suited to?

We recommend that children participate in all different dance styles and then make a choice depending on preference and ability.

How do I know what classes are suitable for boys?

Tap !! Tap is extremely popular with boys !
They can be loud , energetic, strong , rhythmical !
But to be honest , Boys enjoy all Genres of Dance just as much as Girls do !
Hip Hop is popular for boys .
A week of trialing all different classes at Bradford would be beneficial to Boys and also to indecisive girls who are new to Dance.

What classes are available for adults?

Bradford Dance Academy currently offers Adult Classes in Ballet and Tap.
(Please refer to our Timetable.)

What classes can you offer in preparation for HSC dance?

The most important Genre of Dance needed for HSC Dance is Contemporary.
Generally, HSC Students are required to ‘ perform ‘ and ‘ Choreograph ‘ a Contemporary piece for their final work.

What classes at Bradford dance academy are most beneficial for students doing a gifted and talented dance program at high school?

Contemporary and Ballet are the Styles of Dance that are essential in preparing students for a ‘ Gifted and Talented Program ‘ at High School level.
Contemporary and Ballet provide the technical foundations for the Dancer in training.

What age does my child need to be to start dance classes?

The recommended age for boys and girls to start dance is 4 years of age. This age is great preparation for starting school , giving children a year of dance prior to primary school.

However, at Bradford Dance Academy we DO take children as young as 3 years in our Saturday ‘ Littlies Ballet Class ‘ as long as the child feels comfortable and is following instructions. We find some 3 year olds are just ready for Dance !

Does Bradford Dance Academy offer Performance Opportunities?

Bradford Dance Academy has special Stage Classes that are always preparing for upcoming performances .
Performance opportunities include:
  • Eisteddfods
  • Annual Concerts
  • Festivals
  • School Fetes
  • Special Events
All students may have the opportunity to Audition for Stage Classes.

Does Bradford Dance Academy have a Uniform ?

Yes Bradford Dance Academy does have a Uniform. This varies with class choice.
Dancewear must be in the colours Red/Black/white . Any combination of these colours is acceptable.
RAD classical Ballet – Students must wear:
  • A Leotard and tights.
  • Ballet Skirt.
  • Hair in a Bun.
Hip Hop – Students can choose any:
  • Dancewear in our Bradford  Colours ( Black/Red/White )
  • Tights/Shorts/ Midrifts / baggy Pants/Runners / Caps.
In fact,  as long as students are wearing the appropriate dance shoes for their class
choice and well groomed neat hair , their Dancewear choice is optional. (Black/White/Red)

How Do I Pay For Classes at Bradford Dance Academy ?

Bradford Dance Academy Classes are held within the School Term. Classes are paid by the term. Payment due by Week 2 of the School Term.
Payment Methods : Cash, Credit Card, Internet Banking.
Our Manager of Bradford Dance Academy, Miss Dannielle Courouzos,  accepts  payment by phone: 0400 929 003

Contact

Please contact us with your query. We are always happy to hear from you.

0418 700 069

Monday - Saturday

Cnr of Condamine and Lovett St, Manly Vale NSW 2093