“Dance for everybody…”

The school prides itself on its vibrant and energetic approach to enjoyable dance instruction in its well-equipped self-contained air conditioned studios in Highett. Currently owned by Emily Perkins, the school also boasts a team of highly trained and dedicated teachers. The students enjoy a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere whilst receiving quality technical instruction.

Steppes offers examinations in Classical Ballet using the Australian Dance Vision syllabus as well as classes in Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Lyrical. Eisteddfod and competition classes are offered to selected students known as troupes.

Steppes School of Dance offers training for students for all ages. Student as young as 2 and 5 years can participate in our dance magic program which has been especially designed for preschoolers.

School age students from the age of 5 and upwards have the option of any other styles – Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Lyrical.

Students may wish to either dance recreationally in our classes, or they can work towards their Australian Dance Vision assessments in ballet.

Our teachers each have extensive experience in their dance field and provide the students with a rich learning environment through small class sizes and targeted learning. By keeping our ballet class sizes small, each student receives individual attention to hone their skill as well as be part of a close-knit group.

Students who study the ballet education program not only learn the physical & technical aspects of the dance styles but become exposed to other components including:

– History of the Dance Style

– Body Science (including awareness of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology & nutrition)

– Musicality & Rhythm Training

– Understanding of Dance Vocabulary

– Choreographic Skills

– Knowledge of Stagecraft

– Performance & Production Skills

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