CLASSES AND PROGRAMS
Donna Jean’s Danceforce has been established over 30 years. At DJD we nurture our students’ love of dance in a 'home away from home', where they make new friends, learn teamwork, gain fitness, confidence, aspire to older students/mentors & acquire lifelong skills in an encouraging environment. DJD also has the proven expertise of training and guiding students towards a career in dance & the Performing Arts.
TINY TOTS PROGRAM
2.5 - 4 Years
All classes have an emphasis on ‘Fun’ & ‘Imagination’ with a technical dance base. Students learn teamwork & musicality, along with the foundations of Classical Ballet, Jazz & Tap, taught by experienced Teachers in a fun, captivating class. All Children are given the opportunity to perform in the end of year concert!
JUNIOR & SENIOR SCHOOL
'Fun' with a 'Technical Base'
Our Junior School is a progression of our Tiny Tots Program, children learn in all styles of Dance, taught by our Fantastic Teachers! Students are introduced to Syllabus Work with “Cecchetti Ballet Australia” & “Glenn Wood Tap” – all Classes are focused on ‘FUN’ with a ‘TECHNICAL BASE’. Senior School Students learn more Advanced, age appropriate work, and many have gone on to Professional Careers in the Entertainment Industry.
Take your class skills to the STAGE!
Students LOVE to ‘perform on stage’ & in Showgroup we train students to perform, developing confidence, team spirit & showmanship, enhancing their love of the Performing Arts. Students get the opportunity to perform at local events throughout the dance year – on weekends in School Terms (approx. 4-5 performances/year).
Tiny Tots and Mini Movers are introduced to Classical Ballet with a fun, imaginative and caring approach. This training progresses through the levels, focusing on technical skills and Classical Ballet Syllabus Work with "Cecchetti Ballet Australia". The timeless Cecchetti Principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of today's modern child - teaching co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality while ensuring that the process is still fun! - Cecchetti Ballet Australia
At DJD, we teach modern "commercial jazz", also known as JFH (Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop). Our Jazz classes are focused on modern jazz movements with upbeat, fun and dynamic routines choreographed to the latest popular music hits. Students will learn jumps, leaps and turns!
A class with emphasis on musical timing & rhythmic beats - learn to dance like the "Tap Dogs" and train in Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus. Glenn Wood Tap is the leading Tap Syllabus in Australia, an engaging style of tap dance which builds a solid foundation for dancers.
Contemporary is a form of expressive dance which combines a strong technical base with elements of Lyrical/Ballet/Jazz & Modern movements. Choreography as seen in Sia's "Chandelier" music video.
Learn to tumble, flip & fly in this action packed, fun physical class. Acrobatics is a team-based environment, providing students with the opportunity to build coordination, strength, balance and confidence.
Hip-hop is a popular, energetic dance style which incorporates urban street dance such as breaking, freestyle, popping and locking.
BOYS HIP HOP/STREET FUNK
Our Boys Hip Hop/Street Funk classes are very popular and are proven to be the perfect introduction to dance for your child. At DJD, we encourage boys to explore all dance genres.
Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance which combines singing, dancing and acting. In every class, your young performer will learn Musical Theatre choreography along with acting and singing training.