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.
TAKING ENROLMENTS FOR TERM 1 2019
MONDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
4pm – 4:45pm Boys Hip Hop – class FULL
4:45pm – 5:45pm Junior Jazz Two (7 – 8 Years)
TUESDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
4pm – 5pm Ballet Elementary One (10 – 12 years)
5pm – 6pm Jazz Elementary Two (10- 12 years)
WEDNESDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
4pm – 5pm Elementary Jazz One (9 – 10 years)
5pm – 6pm Contemporary Lucidity Level 6 (11 years above) – class FULL
THURSDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
4pm – 5pm Musical Theatre (open age) – class FULL
5pm – 6pm Contemporary Lucidity Level 3 (9 – 11 years)
6pm – 7:15pm Ballet Elementary Three (12 years above, with previous exam/foundation passed)
SATURDAYS @ STUDIO CHARLI (455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook)
10:15am – 11:15am Jazz Intermediate One (12 years above, with previous exam passed)
11:15am – 12pm Primary Jazz Two (5 – 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.
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 Feb 12th – April 13th (syllabus learning) 8 weeks
TERM 2 April 30th 1st – July 6th (syllabus learning) 10 weeks
TERM 3 July 30th – Sept 28th (syllabus & EOY Concert Practice) 9 weeks
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
Any questions regarding The Studio Charli Dance Factory classes,
please contact Charli 0420677794
Location: Studio Charli
455 Glynburn Road,Leabrook SA
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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
- musical theatre
- 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.
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