What We Offer
Established in 2006, Dance Northside teaches community-focused, age-appropriate, recreational dance to students aged 18 months to adult in an educational and fun environment that embodies kindness, respect, and community.
We offer classes for students of all ages in a variety of dance styles. Our focus is on sharing a passion for dance, and we have a strong commitment to our students’ holistic development as well-rounded, happy individuals and competent dancers.
Our values of kindness, respect and community surround everything we do at Dance Northside. The health and wellbeing of our community is important. All classes are delivered in line with our COVID-19 Policy & Safety Plan.
Students aged 6+ have two performance opportunities each year. The first is a mid-year Showcase at Canberra Theatre. The second is an in-house Community Concert at the end of the year, in Term 4. Both are stress-free but one is more informal, giving students of all confidence levels a chance to shine.
We make performing a positive experience for students and parents alike. The music we use, the choreography we create, and the costumes we provide are always appropriate to the student’s age. The hairstyles are simple and makeup is optional! No sewing of costumes is required, just a small costume fee. All rehearsals are held within regular class times, and the performance season itself is very short.
The Dance Northside Performance Team works with a number of choreographers to create high-quality pieces in a variety of styles. It does not compete in eisteddfods, but instead performs at local community events, such as Raiders Games, Floriade, the Multicultural Festival and school fetes. The aim is to challenge our advanced dancers while maintaining a focus on personal growth and the Dance Northside values.
Auditions for the Performance Team are held in Term 4. Students aged 11 years and over are invited to audition. Please get in touch if you would like more information.
Dance Northside partners with DanceStep, a formalised and progressive student teacher education program. DanceStep empowers young people to serve as leaders and role models in their community. It combines practical dance teacher training with theory-based learning about anatomy, safe dance practice, lesson structure, behaviour management, and much more!
DanceSteppers assist in our Minis and Kids classes. We accept regular intakes of student leaders aged 11+, but there are a limited number of places available each term. Please contact us for further information or to find out when the next round of DanceStep applications opens.
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Keeping kids safe in dance
Dance Northside is an accredited member of Dance Arts Alliance, meaning we adhere to the highest industry standards around child safety and wellbeing. We have a comprehensive set of policies in place to keep your child safe while engaging in dance at our studio.