Classes at Aspire
We have 2 main intakes during the year. The first intake is at the beginning of the school year and the second at the start of Term 3.
During the first 2 terms- Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet students work towards exams. All other classes will being with the technical aspects of their genre.
For Terms 3&4- students will learn a dance for our end of year show! (with the exception of Toddler Time)
Classes we teach at Aspire:
Mini Hip Hop/Acro
Contemporary / Lyrical
Strength and Stretch
What age can students start:
2yrs - Mini's
3yrs - Mini Twinkles, Mini Tumbles
4yrs - Mini Ballet/Jazz, Mini Hip Hop/Acro
5yr - Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Acro
7-8yr - Tap, Contemporary, Drama
At Aspire we are a registered studio of the Asia Pacific Dance Association who hold the syllabi :
Urban Ignition (Hip Hop), Jazz Addict, La Beaute Ballet and Lucidity (contemporary)
We also follow the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus for our AcroDancers and the Glenwood Tap syllabus.
What are dance Exams?
You might be wondering why dance exams are so important to us here at Aspire. Here is a quick explanation.
Dance exams are held only once per year. It is a time for our students to perform and gain feedback from all the hard work they have put in in the first 2 terms of the year.
Dance exams teach the students discipline and etiquette and help to enhance performance skills, boost self-esteem and confidence. The achievements of dance exams can also be used later in life. Whether it be through a student continuing down a dance avenue as they grow older or in a CV to show commitment and seriousness to an extra curricular subject.
How does the examination process work?
An examiner will come to our studio and assess the students on the work they have been learning throughout the first 2 terms of the year. Students enter the exam in groups of up to 8 so they will not be alone. They are required to wear correct Aspire uniform, hair is to be up and tidy and no jewellery, earings, nailpolsh, etc is to be worn.
Once the exam is over the students will have a great feeling of achievement and their work will be recognized when they receive their report mark sheet and syllabus certificate. The mark sheet will give students feedback on what they did well in their exam and where they can improve as they continue through the levels.
Here at Aspire we strive to celebrate improvement and love to watch our students grow within themselves, and their dance and performance abilities when given opportunities like this.