The Academy of Performing Arts, Macarthur (APAM) has been introducing and developing children from all ages, abilities and gender to a world of fun and excitement, through music, dance and performing arts. Providing every student the opportunity to enter into the magical world of stage and performance through our annual concerts.
Dance classes run 6 days per week with styles and levels to suit every one.
Classical Ballet is the foundation of most dance genres – encouraging strength, flexibility, endurance, self-discipline and artistry.
At the Academy, students are taught the RAD syllabus in ballet, which incorporates classical ballet and character dance. And at senior levels it is complemented by open classes.
From the 4-year-old Beginners Ballet class to the Solo Seal Award, every class is a journey brimming with wonder, exploration, and fun.
Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns! Jazz represents our popular culture and it is forever changing.
Jazz classes are great for fitness, flexibility, posture and muscular development.
Modern is best described as an expressive blend of ballet and jazz although it has a technique and style all of its own.
Modern/contemporary is currently one of the most popular styles of dance throughout the world with many dance and ballet companies using modern/contemporary works as a large part of their repertoire.
The Academy’s Musical Theatre program involves the areas of drama and musical theatre.
Drama, from beginners to advanced students will gain enjoyment from these classes during the variety of exciting and stimulating activities included.
Musical Theatre, students explore how dancing, acting and singing can combine to create the magic that is Musical Theatre.
The popularity of movies such as ‘Step Up’ and ‘Honey’ has seen hip-hop become the most talked about dance style of recent times.
The framework of the Academy’s hip-hop program allows students with little or no dance experience through to the most advanced dancers to participate actively in every class.
Class begins with a hip-hop warm-up where students follow the teacher’s movement, moving on to gentle stretches and dance combinations which are great for fitness. The combinations will be drawn from all of the different styles of hip hop the have develop in the past few decades – from popping to breaking, locking to dancehall, krump to lyrical hip hop.
Tap is one of the most entertaining and challenging forms of dance.
Tappers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Anybody who’s seen Tap Dogs will know how fantastic tap can be. The thing is that all of those guys had completed many years of training to get to that level.
PRE-SCHOOL & PRE-PRIMARY CLASSES
Fun and exciting dance classes especially designed for preschooler for Boys and Girls who love to dance, make-believe, wiggle and move to music.
Children need to develop basic movement skills before trying complicated techniques and these classes for your pre-schooler are the perfect fun environment, with its use of props and imagination, to help your child develop a life-long love of all dance styles.
Toddler Classes focus on fun, explores movement through music and the use of props and the child’s imagination. As well as getting to dance to kids’ favourite songs, the children, through its exciting and entertaining activities, enjoy developing their motor skills, confidence, co-ordination and rhythm.
Wigglebugs is perfect for 2 – 3 year olds.