EDEN DANCE INSTITUE
Our Senior Program offers dance classes for children aged 12 years and over. This program has been implemented to support older beginners or those whom have had a hiatus from dance. This program is designed to be a safe space for older children who may have had a negative experience elsewhere or do not want to be placed with much younger children. With a holistic approach and an emphasis on excellence in technique children in this program 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
• Age-appropriate costuming
• 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
Classical ballet is artistic and fulfilling genre which emphasises the importance of strong technique, as well as developing body awareness, length and strength, and better posture. Ballet is the foundation of all dance, we strongly recommend that all children take at least one ballet class a week as this ensures strong technique and progression across all genres.
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.
Children enrolling in ballet and wishing to complete their exams at this level must enrol in both and 'A' and 'B' class Children wishing to learn on a more recreational level must select from the 'B' classes. All children entering ballet in this program should enter the Primary level or get in touch if they have previous dance experience.
Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by, 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 at 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.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary is available to children at EDI from the age of 8, children are strongly advised to take ballet alongside contemporary in order to develop strong physicality and technique.
As part of our commitment to excellence in technique and longevity in dance. Each child in this program also receives a complimentary conditioning class each week including individual coaching tailored to their needs. EDI incorporates Progressing Ballet Technique and Alixa Flexibility to address issues in strength, flexibility and alignment, both exceptional and safe programs that ensure the best outcomes for developing dancers.
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