The Development Program has been created for those who are approaching dance from a recreational perspective, or are new to dance.
Development classes are available in ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop, contemporary, music theatre and acrobatics. Students in year 1-3 train with the syllabus program as we have found at this young age the ability levels are quite similar.
The program has a ‘no pressure’ approach to cater for those who love to dance, but may not have a lot of time in their schedule to devote to multiple dance classes in the week, or for the larger performance schedule of our other programs.
Development program also provides an exciting opportunity for children who are new to dance (or new to a particular style of dance). This enables them to develop their skills at a pace suited to their experience and interest, without feeling behind or overwhelmed with the program.
Teachers within the Foundation Program are able to provide a lot of support to help the students gain confidence quickly and achieve a great foundation to the style they are training in.
As students grow in their ability and confidence within the style they are learning, they may wish to take a more structured and challenging approach to their dance training. In this case we would recommend them moving into our syllabus program – we will support the students to do this and will liaise with parents to provide a plan.