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OUR DANCE STUDIO IN MELBOURNE

St James Parish Centre

4 Newcastle St

Thornbury, VIC

3071

0413 999 845

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We have students from North Melbourne, Preston, Ivanhoe, Brunswick, Clifton Hill, Northcote, Darebin, and Thornbury

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ALL ABILITIES

ALL ABILITIES DANCE PROGRAM

 

Diakosmos Dance Academy has a long standing and inclusive dance program for young people and adults with special needs. All children have interests that they wish to explore. All people deserve to experience the same opportunities as any other person. The students who attend our classes all share a passion and interest in dance and the performing arts.

Why we started the all abilities dance program:

 

Dianne’s experience as a teacher in Specialist Schools sparked an interest to develop dance programs that encouraged the students:

 

  1. To encourage our students to be active and to assist in improving their movement skills.

  2. To be creative and to learn how to express themselves through dance and movement.

  3. To engage the students in the performing arts and to participate in performances.

 

Growing up with a sibling with special needs developed an awareness and understanding of how important it is to provide opportunities for children of all abilities to explore their interests and to develop their individual and unique talents.

 

Many students at Diakosmos had siblings with special needs who wanted to dance. As a result, Diakosmos Dance Academy introduced an inclusive dance program for young people of all abilities.

The program started with a small group of young dance enthusiasts who required extra assistance. The students were keen and participated in the concert.

 

Our program has evolved. Suitable classes are selected and recommended on an individual needs basis. We offer a diverse range of classes. Many of our students participate in conventional classes, covering all styles.

 

Classes offered

 

  • New class 2017 *Parent/ Carer and child all abilities dance class

  • Private lessons

  • Small groups of up to 5 students- Tap and Hip Hop (link to class information)

  • Conventional classes (link to class information)
    The following conventional classes have been very popular:

    • Musical Theatre

    • Jazz

    • Tap

    • Hip Hop

  • Students may participate in the concert

  • Students may attend technique classes for recreation

PARENT/CARER AND CHILD ALL ABILITIES DANCE

Class Content

This important new class has been introduced to meet the needs of keen dancers who require a bit of extra support.

This class is for young dance enthusiasts who have a passion and an interest in dancing. To encourage them to express themselves through movement and dance. To develop skills in co-ordination, flexibility and strength.

 

Dance students will:

  • Develop coordination, flexibility and strength

  • Be introduced to a range of styles and learn the foundations

  • Encouraged to be self- expressive and creative

  • Enjoy and have fun

Who is this class for?

  • Suitable for children with additional needs 5yrs-10yrs of age

  • Children who love dance

  • Children who want to learn how to dance

TODDLER AND PRE-SCHOOL DANCE

 

Class Content



Diakosmos Dance Academy offers specialised inclusive dance programs for all toddlers and pre-schoolers in the conventional dance program. All children are welcome.

For those who would like to focus on one style, we offer Ballerina Butterflies, Creative Kids and Tinniest Tappers. We also run a longer class for our young dance enthusiasts incorporating all three styles.

If your child loves to dance don’t miss out! Start your dance journey in a fun and creative dance program, offering your child strong foundations in technique.

 

In Toddler & Pre-school Dance students will:
 

  • Develop coordination, flexibility and strength

  • Be introduced to a range of styles and learn the foundations

  • Be able to focus on one style

  • Be introduced to a range of styles

  • Encouraged to be self- expressive and creative

  • Enjoy and have fun.

 

Who is the class for?

 

Our toddler and pre-school classes are specifically designed for:

  • All abilities

  • Children who love dance

  • Children who want to learn how to dance