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.
MONDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
4pm – 4:30pm Pre School Jazz/Primary Jazz (4, 5 years)
4:30pm – 5pm URBAN IGNITION HIP HOP (BOYS 6 PLUS)
5pm – 5:45pm Jazz (7 – 9 years)
WEDNESDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
4:00pm – 4:45pm Jazz (5 – 7 years)
4:45pm – 5:45pm Contemporary (Under 12’s)
THURSDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
4:15pm – 5:15pm Intermediate Jazz (12 years)
5:15pm – 6pm Musical Theatre (7 – 10years)
6pm – 7pm Jazz (10 years)
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.
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 – 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.
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, garce 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).
TERM 1 Jan 30th – April 13th (syllabus learning)
TERM 2 May 1st – July 7th (syllabus learning)
TERM 3 July 24th – Sept 29th (syllabus learning & exams)
TERM 4 Oct 15th – Dec 14th (End of Year Concert)
TERM 1 Jan 29th – April 13th (on hold)
TERM 2 April 30th 1st – July 6th (syllabus learning)
TERM 3 July 23rd – Sept 28th (syllabus learning)
TERM 4 Oct 15th – Dec 14th (End of Year Concert)
Age: 4 years to Advanced/Solo Seal (pre-professional) level
30 minutes – Preschool Jazz
45 minutes – Primary Jazz 1 – Junior Jazz 3
1 hour – Elementary levels
2x 45 minutes per week – Intermediate levels upwards
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
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