EDEN DANCE INSTITUE
Our Junior Program is a holistic program specially designed to support and compliment children in the early years of full-time school, this means more time spent on resting minds, building social skills and physical expression, providing a beneficial creative space for little ones going through big changes.
Throughout this program children benefit from the delivery world class syllabi and techniques that are inline with our values of protecting the child’s social, emotional and physical wellbeing while delivering outstanding dance outcomes.
This program also provides meaningful, positive age-appropriate performance opportunities which give children the chance to shine and a time for families to celebrate their achievements:
No make-up before it is theatrically and developmentally appropriate
Exceptional and age-appropriate choreography
Appropriate rehearsal expectations- no time away from school or late night rehearsals
Videography and photography included so you can enjoy your child’s performance
Specialised support and preparation for those anxious about performing
The Junior Program has two levels:
Prepatory- For children in Pre-Primary. Children at this level will develop their musicality, strength, and confidence. Junior dancers are given the opportunity to collaborate and perform with the upper school.
Preliminary- For children in Year 1. Children at this level continue to develop their skills and confidence. Once ready, ballet students will sit their first ballet exam through the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet.
We are the only dance school in WA to deliver the russian-style syllabus from the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, offering exceptional technique and designed to suit the needs of all classical ballet students who are unable to take full-time dance training from an early age. As part of our commitment to excellence in technique and longevity in dance, each child in our Junior program also receives individual coaching tailored to their needs in Progressing Ballet Technique and Alixa Flexibility to address issues in strength, flexibility and alignment.
All children in the Junior Program are strongly encouraged to take one class of ballet each week, starting at the preparatory level, this ensures strong technique and progression across all genres.Once ready, ballet students will sit an in-house exam at the Preparatory level and their first exam with the Australian Conservatoire of ballet in the Preliminary level.
Acrobatic Dance, or Acro as it is commonly referred to, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.EDI is an accredited provider of the world-reknowned Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in many dance genres, gymnasts, contortion experts and physiotherapists, you will not find a more comprehensive program.
Children who are enrolling in acro in this program must take a technique dance class alongside acro (ballet or jazz) for them to be able to adequately develop their skills and ability to pick up choreography for performance.
Tap is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of previous dance experience. Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Cognitive abilities are also enhanced, as tap dancers must develop both mental and muscle memory to become proficient at tapping.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet.
Spanish is an excellent introduction to character styles, and is a fun and expressive dance form. Not “just a folk dance”, Spanish teaches posture, poise, versatility and musicality while incorporating classical technique. Flamenco has been classified by UNESCO as “World Intangible Cultural Heritage”.
Eden teaches the Instituto de la Danza Española (IDE) syllabus. Founded by Deanna Blacher OAM in 1984, the Instituto has developed a regulated and examined syllabus for Spanish Dance students, and offers expert training for Spanish Dance students and teachers while providing performance opportunities and workshops with world-renowned artists. The IDE teaches all the Spanish dance genres – Flamenco, Classico Español, Folk and Escuela Bolera, while incorporating language, theory and historical knowledge of the Spanish dance forms.
At the junior and intermediate level, flamenco is beneficial to all dancers, helping to develop musicality, gross motor, coordination and rhythmic understanding. However, at the senior level, we recommend the child takes one ballet or jazz class a week to assist with the classical components of the syllabus.
Our musical theatre classes are like no other! Our Musical Theatre classes run as immersive, comprehensive workshop style session, over two back to back classes. which allow the children to learn broadway jazz, singing, and acting skills, and how to put it all together! Enrolment in this class is sure to develop confidence and industry-ready skills to our little performers!
EASY, SIMPLE, CONVENIENT, PAYMENTS
EDI is not not afraid to do things differently, and our payment system is one way we are making the dance experience more manageable for families!
EASY monthly payments made by direct debit each month.
SIMPLE Nothing more to pay! Your child will be provided with everything they need to get the most out of their dance experience, you don't need to organise a thing!
CONVENIENT budgeting for families, there are no hidden costs and invoices to pay throughout the year!
Here's what is included:
All administration, insurance and licensing fees
Term time tuition