Classical – the foundation of dance. It provides students with the framework of weight placement, line and technique to build on all other forms of dance. KFDA offers the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus which is a professionally developed program designed to move students, using program levels, in a manner that is both challenging and enjoyable for students. It incorporates technical movement with lyrical expression and drama in order to develop the whole dancer.
Jazz – This is for the student who wants to dance with the music of today which also compliments their ballet training. There are many different styles of jazz incorporated in this genre including pure Jazz developed during the 1950’s up to today’s current style. This can be seen in the musicals “Cabaret”, “All that Jazz”, “Grease” and “Shampoo” to name a few. KFDA offers jazz exams through the Australasian Dance Association syllabus and Street Jazz.
Hip Hop – Funky street dancing and music developed on the streets of the USA which has been embraced by all the modern culture of today. This includes Break dancing, popping and locking and is used in a challenging street performance by different clubs and groups of dancers.
Contemporary – This form has been created to take the basis of classical ballet to a new level of freedom. It was originally created by choreographers in the USA such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey and displays an abstract style using a suspension and release manner in the movements. It is especially loved by the majority of audiences for its interesting visual effects and variety of expression. Sydney Dance Company is a leader in the world for Contemporary Dance Excellence.
Tap Dance – Today there are many companies who specialise in Tap Dancing Productions exclusively and we offer all styles of tapping in our repertoire. We teach students excellent technical base using the Australian Dance Association Syllabus Examination system and then the students progress onto the contemporary Street Tapping. This style is performed by companies such as Tap Dogs and Raw. Should any student wish to dance professionally they must have tap dancing as part of their training. 42nd street is one of the many musicals which requires a proficient tap dancing cast.
Acrobatics – this has definitely become a trend amongst all dance styles and we have excellent acro training for all those who love to tumble, flip and cartwheel around the stage.
Musical Theatre – a study of many of the famous Musicals that were performed world wide. e.g Hairspray, Wicked, Oklahoma, The Lion King, Cats to name but a few. Our students study the main character roles depicted in each of these diverse musicals and singing and dancing is just part of the criteria. It is encompasses all genre of Theatre including Drama studies and is a whole well rounded balance for potential performers in the future Musical Theatre market.