When students reach school age they may choose to commit to one or more of our classes on offer in a more dedicated environment. Whether a recreational or serious dancer, we have something for everyone. All class numbers are capped to ensure our students are not just a number and every student has the chance to reach their full potential.
Starz offers a wide range of classes for kids and teens in the following styles :
Classical Ballet (ATOD)
- Pointe & Pre Pointe
- Ballet Extension
- Character/National Dance studies
- Optional Competitions & Ballet exams
Workshops & Masterclasses
Former Starz students have been accepted into
The Australian Ballet School, Victorian College of
the Arts Secondary College (VCASS),
Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Patrick Studios Australia, Ev & Bow Dance Company, The University of Melbourne and more.
Classical Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and works to develop a flow of movement, grace and good posture. Starz offers beginners ballet classes from the age of 4 that involves learning basic ballet steps through fun and creative dance/mime exercises, right through to formal training to the senior level. Pointe work is also offered to students when they reach the required age and level.
Starz teaches the Australian Teachers of Dancing method of classical ballet (ATOD) which is a fresh, modern and innovative syllabus that systematically progress from the beginner level to the advanced level, designed to build strength, technique and creativity. There is also the option for our ballet students to attend specialist conventions, scholarships, masterclasses, summer schools and even part-time Vocational ballet training, for those wishing to be further extended.
Starz Dance Centre prides itself on providing an outstanding level of ballet training. Starz students have been accepted into The Australian Ballet School, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The National Theatre Ballet School.
We currently have a waitlist for our Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Classes if you would like to be placed on the waitlist please contact us!
To register for all other ballet classes please click here
Jazz / Funk
Starz Jazz/Funk classes provide an upbeat style of dance that involves learning exercises and routines to modern music. Our jazz classes are based around building strong jazz technique as well as flexibility, fitness and musical skills. Our teachers work to develop a strong foundation in this style by incorporating modern Funk and Musical Theatre elements into classes. Starz offers ‘Tinies Jazz’ for 4-6-year-olds up to the advanced level. We use the Australian Teachers of Dance Jazz Moves Syllabus to ensure every age group and level is progressing at a steady pace in their technical development.
To register for Jazz/ Funk classes please click here
We currently have a waitlist for our Advanced Jazz Classes if you would like to be placed on the waitlist please contact us!
Contemporary/ Lyrical dance classes are offered at Starz from the Junior to Advanced level. Contemporary and Lyrical dance is the modern and abstract style of dance that encourages students to explore their creativity, expression, storytelling and freedom of movement. Students learn to explore different ways to move to music and classes consist of both structured exercises and improvisation. Students will learn the structured ATOD contemporary syllabus to guide them through the exploration of this fascinating style of dance.
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We currently have a waitlist for our Advanced Contemporary Classes if you would like to be placed on the waitlist please contact us!
Tap dancing is a form of dancing where special shoes are worn with taps on the balls and heels of the feet. We offer a super fun introduction to tap class for 4-7 years and also a class for our more experienced tap dancers. Students learn to rhythmically tap in time to music and classes are great for improving co-ordination and musicality. It is also a lot of fun and a great excuse to make a lot of noise! Students enjoy learning the ATOD Tap and Street Beat (aka Hip Hop Tap) through their training.
To register for Tap classes please click here
Hip Hop is one of our new styles of dance at Starz for 2020. Hip Hop is street dance primarily performed to hip hop music. It includes an array of styles including popping and locking, breakdance, B-boy made popular in the 1970
s and 1980s in the united states. We will be utilising the ATOD progressive Hip Hop Syllabus to ensure our students learn the foundations of this fun and energetic style.
To register for U 12 Hip Hop classes please click here
We currently have a waitlist for our Intermediate and Advanced Hip Hop Classes if you would like to be placed on the waitlist please contact us!
Dance Acrobatics at Starz was introduced in 2019 as a beginner course. Acrobatics includes elements of flexibility, strength. balance, co-ordination and gymnastics skills set and performed to music along with dance elements such as leaps and turns. Students follow the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus in this class.
To register for Dance Acrobatics classes please click here
We currently have a waitlist for our Intermediate and Advanced Dance Acrobatics Classes if you would like to be placed on the waitlist please contact us!
Tumbling and Cheerleading
In 2020 Starz will be to offering Tumbling and Cheerleading in conjunction with our sister studio Signature Cheer & Dance Studio. All-Star cheerleading is a sport that involves females and/or males performing a 2 minute and 30-second routine composed of stunting, pyramids, tumbling, jumping and dance. When we refer to tumbling, we mean skills like cartwheels and back handsprings. Stunting refers to a group of two or more individuals that elevate another cheerleader in the air. This also includes partner stunting that may only include one base and one flyer. Pyramids are a form of stunting but are done as a large group and are interconnected. Cheerleading and Tumbling Classes will be offered to students 6-11 years of age.
To pre-register for Cheerleading & Tumbling classes please click here
As part of our ATOD ballet syllabus curriculum, students are given the opportunity to explore National Character dancing and learn styles that have originated in various countries. Some examples of National styles studied in our syllabi include Italian, Hungarian & Russian.
Extra Curricular Activities
Our students are regularly presented with opportunities to take part in extra curricular activities such as workshops, masterclasses with guest teachers, summer schools, auditions, compettions and conventions. These opportunities are offered to all children and are great for challenging, motivating and extending our students with their dance studies.
Our students are also keen young performers that enjoy sharing their love of performing with others. Solo students have recently commenced dancing in ”mini concerts” for the Kyneton Community Aged Care home for the elderly patients.