Our Curriculum 

Cārnivalé Dance Co. is dedicated to excellence in dance and performing arts training and our aim is to provide a well rounded education in all areas for students from 2 1/2 years of age.  Our infant, pre-school and primary classes are interactive and each week new fundamentals are introduced in a fun and creative way.  Click on the "INFORMATION" button above to find out more ...

 

PETIT PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
 
Tap, Jazz & Ballet Combo Classes

 

(Petit Stages 1, 2 & 3 - Ages 2 1/2  to 5 yrs)

Our school believes classical ballet forms the basis of all genres of dance and is the core of good technique so pre-school curriculum has three stages:  Petit Stages 1 (Ballet), 2 (Ballet & Jazz) and 3 (Ballet, Jazz and Tap). Our aim is to develop the student's creative passion for dance by learning the highlights from all these genres. These are ideal classes for this age group as they introduce the students to the strong technique, gracefullness and artistry found in ballet in Stage 1.  The co-ordination skill of isolating different parts of the body in jazz/cabaret in Stage 2, and tap dancing which is excellent for developing co-ordination and musicality, the students learn basic tap steps using different rhythm patterns, beats and rhyme in Stage 3.  Each stage has a gradual technical progression in each style while developing a strong sense of discipline in the students but still encouraging the dancer’s individuality.

OPEN & VOCATIONAL SYLLABUS CLASSES
Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop & Contemporary Classes

 

(From 5/6 yrs)

Having graduated from the three stage pre-level program, school aged children will have a better idea of which style of dancing they enjoy the most.  So we offer specific genre classes in Tap, Ballet, JazzHip Hop and Contemporary - they can do one or all!

 

These classes are a natural progression from pre-level grades; students now further develop their skills in each specific genre.  Training becomes more focused, allowing them to concentrate on their ability, pure technique, style, musicality and artistry.  Students also have the opportunity to achieve excellence in all dance styles through ATOD independant examinations, achieving a high standard in examination results may make students potentially eligible for our Platinum Performance Teams.