We offer many styles of dance to children and adults of all ages.
Our classes also encourage confidence and positive self-esteem within each student.
We thrive in teaching our students the correct technique in all styles of dance, in order for them to gain the best possible experience and style they can while in classes and performing.
At Rock the Block Dance, we follow the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus. This syllabus is a new, hip, relaxed and fresh feel to tap where children learn the essential footwork that will increase their ability to tap to their fullest potential. Tap exams are available, however not compulsory.
The foundation for all dancing, ballet incorporates the absolute fundamental requirements that is suited to build the correct techniques and skills as a dancer. This class is very disciplined and taught by the RAD Ballet syllabus. Again exams are available but not compulsory.
Contemporary is based on the technical side of ballet and jazz which incorporates different interpretations of versatile and creative movements.
Technique is the foundation for all modern jazz dance movement and commonly uses ballet technique. The body’s center is the focal point from which all movement proceeds from, thus making it possible to maintain balance while executing powerful movements such as turns, kicks and leaps.
Evolved in New York, Hip Hop is quickly becoming the most popular dance style to date. The basis of this style is Popping, Locking, and Breaking and is danced to the latest R’n’B and Rap music. Children are able to let loose,
get low and experience a total different style of dance that allows you to be yourself.
This class introduces students to drama, acting and singing like they would in a musical. Students learn to express themselves through various drama games which contributes to their dramatic performances in the musicals.
This class is good to boost confidence as we allow the students to communicate messages in many different ways through acting, singing and dancing. We mainly use the style of Jazz dance in this class. You could see your child in a Broadway musical.
As the principal at Rock the Block Dance, Robyn has extensive knowledge of NRL style cheerleading, that is our focus. We incorporate stretches and techniques in class that train our students to be a well-rounded performer in this genre.
Our dance style is jazz and commercial style jazz with kick lines, leg mounts and basic stunts that are used in our routines. The students also get to use pom poms too!
Our Cheerleaders also have the opportunity to dance at NRL games as well as being the official cheerleaders of the Sydney Roosters NRL Club.
Lyrical is a style of dance similar in technique to contemporary with a strong focus on performance and showing an emotive response through movement. The dances are choreographed in close correlation to the music and lyrics, telling a story as the dance progresses.
This class is for those students who want to learn plenty of new tumbling tricks such as cartwheels, backward walkovers, front walkovers, backflip, beranis and a whole lot more!
Our stretch and technique class is a mixture of stretch, strength and conditioning which creates a foundation for the technique we apply to our dancing.
Our students are trained by our highly trained staff to build the best foundations that create our strong dance ability. While adding flexibility to their dance technique, this ensures our students gain the best possible dance training
Strength and conditioning is a new class we are introducing in 2015. The dance world is rapidly progressing in athleticism, technique, and artistry. This class will focus on strength, flexibility, and balance. The class will require each student to bring their own yoga mat.
If you want to unleash your sassy side, Heels is the class for you. This class incorporates fun, sexy and feminine movements to music which includes Burlesque, top 40, slow jams and cabaret. Props such as fans, feather boas, hats , long gloves, canes and chairs are also included in some routines. A great class to promote self esteem and sassiness.
Boys only Hip HopBoys only Hip Hop is for boys who want to have fun, learn to dance and enjoy the hip hop genre. The basis of this style is Popping, Locking, and Breaking and is danced to the latest R’n’B and Rap music. Children are able to let loose, get low and experience a total different style of dance that allows you to be yourself.
Boys only Dance Fit
For Boys aged 3-5 years old, Boys Only Dance Fit classes introduce youngsters into the world of dance while incorporating co-ordination, musicality, fundamental movement skills in fitness and dance and gross motor skills in a safe, fun and family orientated environment.
Our fun fairy ballet class caters to children who are between the ages of 3-5 years old. During our ballet class, the children are taught the basic fundamentals and foundations that will give them an easy transition into the RAD syllabus once they move into the pre-primary age group.
Fairy ballet allows the children to have lots of fun while learning. The fundamental skills the students will develop include; coordination, ability to communicate and express themselves through movement, awareness of the ways their bodies move, the space in which they move and the timing and quality of their movements. We also provide fairy wings and a wand for our students in this class.
Move and Groove Jazz
Our move an groove class is based on the Jazz dance style. This is our more upbeat and musically active class. We teach the children fundamental jazz technique where they learn how to sequence dance steps that they can put together to perform a whole routine. Our class is engaging and helps build children’s self-confidence through the use of music and movement.
From basic floor acrobatic instruction, to advanced aerial acrobatics, Rock the Block Dance and Circus has an array of apparatus and skills on offer, giving every student the opportunity to find their niche within the circus arena.
The circus studio combines rigged aerial apparatus and floor tumbling mats ensuring maximum safety and standard. Based on ability and age, the class schedules at Rock the Block Dance and Circus are both syllabus and trend based.
For our little ones we offer holistic classes that not only support an appreciation of music and interpretation, but also a technical foundation.
These lessons cover such content as flexibility, strength and tricks. Students will learn tumbling, flips, rolling and other gymnastic tricks. This class is open to all students as an extension to their dance and circus classes.
This class focuses on increasing flexibility, forward and backward walkovers and contortion poses, elements and balancing. This class will build on increased flexibility and repertoire of contortion tricks.
Lyra (also known as the hoop, ring, cereaux) is an aerial circular steel apparatus suspended in the air. In this class, students build strength and learn the aerial ring/hoop while having fun.
This class will take you through conditioning and skilled based moves. Learn tricks, develop your technique in the air and start to develop a repertoire of skills.
This is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric. Performers climb the suspended fabric without the use of safety lines and rely only on their training and skill to ensure safety.
They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. All students that are new must start at beginners or level 1 to learn basic foundation skills.
There are no more than twelve students in `each class to cater for the needs of students learning, as well as safety. These classes are one-on-one learning with the instructors.
Aerial Slings are exactly that – large slings of silk hanging from the ceiling that allow you to move into a diverse range of figures and shapes.
What we love in particular about the Aerial hammock/slings is its ability to enhance fluid and dance-like movements as you execute your moves in a sequence - something that sets it apart from the similar Aerial Silks apparatus.
It is a great introduction to Aerial Fitness, providing excellent support whilst you concentrate on getting your arms and legs in the right place!
Tiny Tumblers is for our tiny tots ages 3-5 years old who would like an introduction into the circus arts. This is a fun class that will involve basic acro like forward rolls, bunny hops, balancing, juggling and mini circuits
Our teachers here at Rock the Block Dance are very qualified, friendly and happy. Our teachers push each student to their fullest potential so that each student is getting the most out of each class.