DANCE STYLES

Mathis Dance Studios offer a range of dance classes and dance styles for children of all ages to discover.

Under the guidance of our wonderfully dedicated and qualified teachers, our focus is always on providing our students with an enjoyable class, while giving expert dance education.

CLASSICAL BALLET

Offered from 5 years of age

Mathis Dance Studios provides ballet classes in the Cecchetti system, an internationally recognised syllabus, for every age group up until the senior levels (majors).    For ballet classes under 5 years, see the Angelina Ballerina classes below.        

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JAZZ

Offered from 5 years of age

Jazz ballet is a fun, energetic and popular dance style with kicks, turns and leaps.  Our jazz classes follow the format of teaching posture, technique, extension and building strength, balance and co ordination. 

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CONTEMPORARY

Offered from 7 years of age

Contemporary is a freeform, creative dance form that combines classical and jazz technique with a sense of expressive release. The choreography usually tells a story or portrays a theme and relies greatly on the contribution of the dancers themselves to using feeling and imagination. It is versatile in the different styles of music you can dance to and movements can vary between graceful, beautiful movement to sharp and harsh. 

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TAP

Offered from 5 years of age

Tap is a high energy and iconic dance style, from the back streets of New Orleans to the stars of the silver screen.  Our tap classes focus on the development of the rhythms and learning complex and intricate patterns of footwork, changes in tempo and different methods of weight transfer while dancing in order to produce a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet.

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HIP HOP

Offered from 7 years of age

Hip Hop is a broad category that includes a variety of modern urban dance styles. The genre is constantly evolving from the earlier styles of breaking, locking and popping, to a free, funky and soulful expression of movement used by artists such as Usher, Pharrell, Iggy and Rihanna.

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ACROBATICS

Offered from 7 years of age

Acrobatics is a highly entertaining and energetic art form dating back thousands of years. It is often associated with circus performance or gymnastics, however unlike gymnastics, Acrobatics does not use apparatus and often involves partner work. 

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ANGELINA BALLERINA

Our Boppin Tots (age 2 - 3) and Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy (age 3 - 4 and age 4 - 5 ½) ballet classes are a nurturing and fun way to introduce children to the world of dance and performance!

At the heart of our Angelina Ballerina dance tuition is a story-based program focused on creating a special and friendly atmosphere for the beginner dancer. 

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VCE DANCE

Mathis Dance Studios offers students the opportunity to complete VCE studies in Dance.  This is a great way for students to combine their love of dance with their school studies. The program allows students to complete the units away from the set school schedule and within our high quality dance environment with the support, knowledge and guidance from Miss Faye Johnson. 

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