The Studio Charli Dance Factory based in the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide, provides each student with solid technical training, performance training, and the platform to create, achieve and grow as a dancer and artist.


Starting June 8th

MONDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (635 Magill Road, Magill)


4pm Contemporary Level 4 ( 7 -10 years)                                                    5pm Jazz Junior Three (8 – 9 years)


4pm Hip Hop (6 – 9 years)                                                                               5pm Hip Hop (11 years upwards)

TUESDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (635 Magill Road, Magill)


4:15pm Ballet Elementary Three (12 years upwards)                                5:15pm Jazz Elementary Three (12 years upwards)


WEDNESDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (635 Magill Road, Magill)


4pm Elementary Jazz Two (10 – 12 years)                                                      5pm Contemporary Level Seven (12 years above)

6pm Jazz Technique (12 years upwards)


5:15pm Hip Hop (9 – 11 years)

6:15pm Tap Intermediate (10 years upwards)

THURSDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (635 Magill Road, Magill)


4:15pm Musical Theatre (open age)

5:15pm Ballet Intermediate One (14 years upwards)                               6:15pm Jazz Intermediate Two (14 years upwards)


5:15pm VOICE singing

SATURDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (635 Magill Road, Magill)


10:15am Acrobatics (beginners, under 10’s)                                               11am Primary Jazz (6 – 8 years)


9:30am Acro – over 10’s

11am AcroDance PreSchool (2 – 5 years)

11:45am Beginners Tap (4 – 7 years)


All syllabus Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary classes are taught with the intention that students sit examinations in July/August each year. Whilst strongly encouraged, exams are not compulsory. A student’s appropriateness to sit an exam (or, in Jazz and Hip Hop, a Medal Test) will be decided by the teacher. Examination fees are additional to term fees.

Regular class attendance is vital for students to keep abreast of their syllabus work. Students must be punctual to classes to ensure they receive a complete warm-up.


The Studio Charli Dance Factory teaches the JAZZADDICT AUSTRALASIA syllabus. Jazz has a number of styles within the jazz genre but the pure form of jazz you may be familiar with can be seen in musicals such as ‘West Side Story’, ‘Grease’, ‘Footloose’ and more current movies such as ‘Step Up’, ‘Chicago’ and the tv series , ‘Glee’. The levels are made up of a series of exercises including arm combinations, classical technique, floorwork, turns, isolations, leaps, amalgamations and dances. All work is progressive and designed to develop co-ordination, strength, agility and style. Amalgamations include jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and contemporary. Creativity and initiative is encouraged with an Impromptu section (junior levels) and Student Choreography (Elementary levels and upwards). This empowers students to be confident in creating and performing their own choreography and exploring ideas. The syllabus is extensive and for students who reach the Advanced levels, it provides the tools to pursue performing, teaching or choreography to a professional level. Students can enter the syllabus at any age (and ability) at a level recommended in our ‘beginner level guide’ or as recommended by the teacher.   urbanignition_logo HIP HOP levels are made up of a series of exercises including arm and foot combinations, travel & turns, isolations, tutting, floor work, amalgamations and dances. Freestyle work is included to encourage freedom of movement in junior levels. Crew choreography is incorporated from Level Four. Crew work is an integral part of Hip Hop dance culture and allows the group to work as a team without teacher involvement. Student choreography is incorporated at the higher levels to develop student initiative and creativity. Students choreograph their work individually with assistance from the teacher where necessary.


The Lucidity CONTEMPORARY syllabus combines strong and controlled leg work with emphasis on torso control and contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery.  Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction are incorporated. Strength, agility and musical interpretation feature prominently in this syllabus. The levels are made up of a series of exercises including including; plié and spine articulation, port de bras, swings and suspension, rolling progession, travelling progressions, floor sequences, turns, leaps, compositions and dances. Conditioning work (often including a swiss ball or thera-band) is included to develop core and upper body strength, increase turn-out and improve strength and control.  Partner work is included throughout all grades to develop physical trust, spatial awareness and dancer connection.  This is an important and unique component of contemporary dance. Improvisation is included to encourage freedom of movement in the junior levels.  Student choreography is incorporated at higher levels to develop musical connection and expression. Students can enter the syllabus at any age (and ability) at a level recommended by the teacher.   Musical Theatre Musical Theatre a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.  5 years upwards Our course consists of building beginning skills in musical theatre catering to the youngest performers with condensed versions of favourite Broadway and Hollywood animated musical reviews. We focus on singing, simple movement and everyone receives a speaking role, great practice for public speaking. Through creative activities we nurture their development in confidence, memorising, expression and singing on key. At the end of term the students will have the opportunity to perform in a mini performance on stage with a live audience. The class incorporates acting, singing and dancing, but please note it cannot take the place of a dance class. The time is spent setting and rehearsing lyrics and choreography, it does not teach dance technique. Students begin building improvisational skills through theatre games. labeauteballet_logo_0 The BALLET levels are made up of a series of exercises including barre work, port de bras, travel, turns, petit allegro, batterie, grand allegro, enchaînment and variations. All work is progressive and designed to develop co-ordination, strength, grace of movement and style.In the Primary grades mime amalgamations are taught and in the higher grades student choreography and variations are incorporated. Students can enter the syllabus at any age (and ability) at a level recommended by the teacher. Candidates sitting Advanced Ballet Two onwards must have sat and passed the previous grade as a prerequisite (ie. Advanced Ballet One). tap-evolution-logo This unique tap syllabus is stimulating and dynamic – it merges old-school tap and modern styles.  There is emphasis on rhythm, performance and musicality.  Exercises are set to a range of exciting and up-to-date music.   Technique progresses logically through the levels; no new steps are introduced until they have either been mastered at the barre, or at a slower tempo to ensure students acquire new skills from a strong foundation. The syllabus has been designed to complement styles performed at competitions/eisteddfods, and in the higher grades, what students may be asked to perform in auditions.


This program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program.  Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage! 



TERM 1, 2020

Monday, 3rd Feb, 2020 Saturday, 11th March, 2020

TERM 2, 2020

Monday, 27th April, 2020 Saturday 4th July, 2020


Age: 4 years to Advanced/Solo Seal (pre-professional) level Lesson Duration 30 minutes – Preschool Jazz 45 minutes – Primary Jazz 1 – Junior Jazz 3 1 hour – Elementary levels 2x 45 minutes per week – Intermediate levels upwards










Age Recommendations

Please use the recommended age guidelines for class placements. These recommendations are based on students who have no previous dance experience: Preschool Jazz: 4 years Primary Jazz 1: 5 years Primary Jazz 2: 6 years Junior Jazz 1: 7 years Junior Jazz 2: 8 years Junior Jazz 3: 9 years Elementary Jazz 1: 10 years/ beginner teens/ beginner adults Any student who has had dance experience should be placed in a class at the recommendation of the teacher. Students will be placed in the appropriate class for their age group. However, if their skill level is significantly above or below those in their age level, they may be moved to a different class at the instructor’s discretion.

    All term fees are strictly payable on invoice, in advance for each term. All public holidays are observed and are accounted for within the fee structure. No refunds will be made once lessons have begun unless for medical reasons. If so, an administration charge of 2 weeks of fees will be deducted. Cancellation within two weeks of commencement date incurs a booking fee of 2 weeks of classes. Make up lessons will be given, for sickness only, if you notify The Dance Factory prior to the start of the lesson. These are limited to two per term. Examinations fees are separate and due closer to exam time. Pre School Jazz, 30 minute class $130 per term Primary Jazz 1 & 2, Junior Jazz 1, 2 & 3, 45 minute class $155 per term Elementary & Intermediate, 1 hour class $165 per term Payment preference is by direct bank transfer. Please quote student’s name and level. ACCT NAME: STUDIO CHARLI BANK: WESTPAC BSB: 035-041 ACCT: 216377   Discount if families enrol and children taking 2 or more classes/styles per week
Fee policy Fees are strictly payable in advance (by the end of the previous term) for the student to be placed on the roll for the next term. Failure to pay fees by the due date may result in the loss of enrolment position. Invoices are emailed out each term. In some instances the attachments can be deleted by the receiver’s spam protection but the email is always transmitted. If you receive an email without the attachment, please reply to the sender and another will be sent directly. All public holidays are observed and accounted for within the fee structure.   Refund policy After commencement of classes, no refunds will be given. In cases of illness or injury, make up classes can be arranged. Make up classes must be within the same term and only in classes where positions are available. These are limited to two per term.   Class uniform policy All students, with the exception of adults and pre school jazz, are required to have The Dance Factory regulation uniform by mid 2nd term. Students must wear their uniform to all lessons. Hair is to be neatly groomed and secured off the face. No jewellery can be worn to classes.   Examinations All syllabus Jazz classes are taught with the intention that students sit examinations in the third term each year. Exams are compulsory for any students attending syllabus classes. Students will be entered into either an examination or a medal test. This decision is made by the teacher as to which is most suitable for the student. Examination fees are additional to term fees and are invoiced on the term three invoice. For those students who do NOT wish to sit examinations or medal tests, they should enrol in classes which do not train for exams (ie. open classes; contemporary, adult classes).   Class attendance Regular class attendance is vital for students to keep abreast of their syllabus work. Students must be punctual to classes to ensure they receive a complete warm-up.   Teaching technique Dance teaching requires physical contact with students to ensure correct technical placement and our teachers are directed to teach in this manner.   Class observation Observers may view classes quietly at the back of the studio. To ensure optimum tuition with minimal distractions, we ask parents to wait in the comfortable foyer. At the end of the term we hold a ‘cushion week’ where we invite parents to view class and see the progress made by students. We do ask that young children do not attend ‘cushion week’ viewing classes as this is often distracting to students and teachers however we welcome all older siblings and family members.   Private lessons In the ‘lead-up’ to examinations, private lessons are available to students within the Academy and can be booked at the studio. These must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable if students do not attend their lesson.   Studio care Smoking, eating and animals are not permitted on the premises. Any deliberate damage to property will result in instant dismissal. Any repairs to property will be charged to the student’s account.   Newsletters & noticeboard It is the responsibility of parents and students to read the noticeboard on a weekly basis and to read newsletters. Newsletters are distributed via email.   Performance & costume policies The Dance Factory has an annual school performance at the end of each year. Participation is optional, however, students are strongly recommended to participate to develop their presentation and stage skills. Each student participating in the performance is required to attend their classes, dress rehearsals and all relevant performances. No parent/guardian is able to help backstage or in the dressing rooms without authorised approval. Professional performance dvd and photographs are available for purchase. Performance tickets are an additional cost.   Choreography & copyright Choreography for classes, performances and competitions remain the artistic and intellectual property of the Studio Charli Dance Factory and/or the syllabus providers. Choreography cannot be copied or used without prior permission of the Studio Charli Dance Factory.   Photography & filming of students For safety, privacy and copyright reasons, photography or filming of students in class and at concerts is not permitted.   Health, safety, medical & injury policies The Studio Charli Dance Factory is not liable for personal injuries sustained or any loss of, or damage to, personal property whilst on the premises. The Studio Charli Dance Factory aims to provide a safe environment to reduce the risk of injury. It should be recognised by all students, parents/guardians that dance by its very nature carries a risk of injury or accident. It is the responsibility of the student, parents/guardians to notify the teacher in the event of an injury or medial condition prior to class. A first aid kit is available to any student. We do not dispense Panadol, pain relief or medication to any students. Studio Charli Dance Factory students are under supervision whilst in class time only. Teachers and staff are not responsible for students outside their allocated class time. For safety reasons, students must be collected from inside the building. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure their student does not wait outside the building.   Fire safety In the event of a fire, students are to follow their teacher’s instructions and walk to assemble in front of the building.   Conduct The Dance Factory strives to maintain a friendly environment for learning. We ask that any concerns are to be directed to the Studio Director.   Use of image Images or video of students may be used for marketing purposes.   Queries To help us ensure classes run to schedule, please do not approach teachers during class changeovers. Queries can be directed via email to   Privacy act Our online application form collects personal information about all students. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you are entitled to have access and request correction of this information.   Application and dismissal policy The Studio Charli Dance Factory maintains the right to dismiss any student or parent who breaches any of the stated terms and conditions, damages property or causes disruption to classes of a severe nature. The decision is at the sole discretion of the Studio Director. The Studio Charli Dance Factory reserves the right to decline applications and re-enrolments without giving reason.
Jazz Dancers and Musical Theatre Group at Studio Charli's end of year concert SING 2017

Jazz Dancers and Musical Theatre Group at Studio Charli’s end of year concert SING 2017

2018 end of year concert

2018 end of year concert

Jazz Dancers and Hip Hop Boys at Studio Charli's end of year concert SING 2017

Jazz Dancers and Hip Hop Boys at Studio Charli’s end of year concert SING 2017

Jazz Dancers at Studio Charli's end of year concert SING 2017

Jazz Dancers at Studio Charli’s end of year concert SING 2017

Jazz Dancers at Studio Charli's end of year concert Circus 2016

Jazz Dancers at Studio Charli’s end of year concert Circus 2016

Hip Hop, Contemporary and Jazz Dancers at Studio Charli

Hip Hop, Contemporary and Jazz Dancers at Studio Charli

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Any questions regarding Studio Charli Dance classes,

please contact Charli 0420677794

Location: Studio Charli

635 Magill Road, Magill, 5072, SA

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Studio Director

Charli Ashby is a professionally trained dancer and principal of The Dance Factory and Studio Charli. From a young age, Charli has been training and accomplished in all forms of performance including:

  • jazz ballet
  • contemporary
  • ballet
  • adage/partnering
  • musical theatre
  • singing
  • drama
  • latin dance

A television star at a young age (on McDonald’s Young Entertainers), Charli has extensively travelled worldwide with her dancing career and has trained under many world renowned professionals, including Brent Street Performing Arts School in Sydney and New Zealand Association of Modern Dance where she achieved Solo Seal certification. Her dancing career has been vast and she has graced the stage with a number of famous performers, has been involved in popular Vegas illusionist shows and has been involved in various well known theatre productions including Gypsy, The Wiz, Pirates and continues to undertake South Australian corporate functions held at Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Adelaide Convention Centre under the direction of Ding Productions. Additionally, she has worked on international cruise ships performing as a dancer and aerial performer, sell out Adelaide Fringe shows and most notably, worked alongside America’s So You Think You Can Dance’s latin dance master Alex da Silva. Charli knew that performance and dance were going to be not just her lifelong vocation but her passion from an early age and has an unparalleled natural talent for all forms of dance, performance and teaching. She prides herself on her supportive instruction and encourages confidence in all her students by allocating a high performance and on stage presence. As a devoted lover of her craft, she is enthusiastic to pass on her knowledge and expertise to younger generations and enjoys every minute of the rewarding experience as she watches students develop their self confidence and explore the artform. Not only professionally trained but Charli embraces the art of performance and the life changing qualities that it can offer a person and she can’t wait to share with your child. As of early 2018, Charli will become a first time mother! Enroll your child in dance classes today.

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Kelly O'Brien

Kelly O'Brien

Musical Theatre

At 10 years old Kelly saw her first musical CATS. At 12 the musical that changed her life was Les Miserable. She was in awe of the storytelling through music.  At 15 year old Kelly was inspired by the voices of Maria Callas, Edith Piaf and Barbra Streisand and started Classical voice lessons. This started her excited journey to the world for performing. Kelly has been performing with The Three Chillies Cabaret group for 10 years. They have performed at all the major festival and also to sell out crowds in the Edinburgh Fringe festival. They were also asked to perform in the famous Spiegel Tent in her home town to a full house. For the last 9 years Kelly has been touring Australia/NZ in stage shows creating beautiful harmonies for tribute artists from around the world. Highlights have been performing to 10,000 people in NZ, performances on cruise ships and a spot on The Morning Show with Kerry-Anne.  “O’Brien has raw comedic talent….” – DB Magazine “Kelly O’Brien has a strong musical theatre voice and all the stage presence you need to make it work” – The Advertiser