Class Descriptions

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TINY DANCER (18mths-3 years of age)

TINY DANCER classes are for a student that is 2 years old turning 3. This class was created to prepare our Tiniest of Dancers for dance class. The child dances independently without their parent or guardian (where possible) and learns the fundamental classrooms skills like following direction, basics of Jazz and Ballet whilst having fun through creative movement. 

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Style: Jazz / Ballet Combo

*After a child has participated in approx 2 full terms of classes (20 weeks) and has turned 3 years of age. Upon the teachers discretion they will be already to move into our Junior Dancer classes.


PRE PRIMARY DANCE CLASSES (3-5 years of age / Kindy, Prep, Test One)
Where the Magic begins! Our Pre Primary classes have been specially designed with this young developing age in mind. For most, the children are dancing for fun and this is exactly what these classes are about. In the early stages of dance we don't want overwhelm our students with extra commitment. Our teachers are trained to work at the pace of the students, meeting their needs and capabilities in experience.  

Class Duration: 30 minutes 

Styles: Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Acrobatics*

*To participate in Acrobatics students must be enrolled in either a Jazz, Ballet and or Tap class throughout the week

*Our Pre Primary classes have an Intermediate or Senior class buddy that assists not only the teacher but the students with their growth and development. All students go into their Pre Primary classes independently without their parent or guardian.


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Our classes are divided into 'Tech or Dance'.

TECH - Technique & Exam Classes (No dance is taught in this class) These classes are technique focused and the exam syllabi is taught. Students participating in Exams throughout the year are required to attend 2 classes per week in that specific style (1 x Tech Class, 1 x Dance Class).

DANCE - This class is dedicated to learning a dance - This dance will be performed in the Annual Concert and Public Performances / Events. Designed for those students that want to dance 'Just for Fun'. In these classes students will learn the fundamental dance skills and a class routine. These classes are perfect for beginners.

TECH & DANCE - A combination of Technique, Exam and Dance in the one class - This dance will be performed in the Annual Concert and Public Performances / Events

ACROBATICS - These classes are an extension class, students must be enrolled in 1 other style of dance to participate. Students are assessed at the commencement of their enrolment to ensure they are placed in the correct class suitable to their level of experience. Acrobatic classes are technique focused ONLY. No dance is taught, students in these classes do not perform a routine.

PRIMARY SCHOOL DANCE CLASSES [6-9yrs / Test Two, Three & Bronze Medal] [6-9yrs / Test Two, Three & Bronze Medal

Let's get ready to Shine! Our Junior Classes is where we really start to see our students evolve. This age group would have to be where we see a lot of growth. The children mature and understand what dance means to them. From Grade 1 students are encouraged to participate in Nationally Accredited Exams throughout the year, these however are not compulsory.   

*These classes are suitable for beginners.

*Entry requirements for Bronze Medal classes are that Students have previously completed a minimum of 2 ATOD exam levels [Test Two & Three]

Class duration: 30-45 minutes

Styles: Jazz, Ballet & Tap

Internal Extension Class Styles: Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Contemporary / Lyrical & Commercial St 

*These are appropriate for students as an addition to weekly classes


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PRIMARY SCHOOL DANCE CLASSES [10-12yrs / Bronze Star]

Inspiring the future generation!  

As a child grows in age so does their ability, experience and resilience to extend themselves as young performers. Our intermediate dancers evolve in their knowledge and from this level they build on their passion for dance. Participating in Nationally Accredited Exams throughout the year is encouraged and compulsory from this age.

*These classes are not suitable for beginners

*Entry requirements for these classes are that Students have previously completed a minimum of 2 ATOD exam levels [Test Three & Bronze Medal]

Class duration: 30-45 minutes

Styles: Jazz, Ballet & Tap

Internal Extension Class Styles: Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Contemporary / Lyrical & Commercial St

*These are appropriate for students as an addition to weekly classes


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HIGH SCHOOL DANCE CLASSES (11-14yrs of age / Silver Medal / Star) 

Pre Professionals in Training! An opportunity pathway for students ready to take their dance to the next level. Senior & Open classes are the perfect educational space for students 13 years and older to develop their skills towards a Pre professional life as a dancer and or teacher. 

At this level our energy is not focused on Competition or Eisteddfods however providing opportunity to our Students to equip them with the tools of trade, skills, talent and real life knowledge experience as a dancer. We prepare them for the world after studio life!

The teachers of this level are sourced from experienced faculties from around Brisbane and the world to offer superior dance education. 

*These classes are not suitable for beginners.  

*Entry requirements for these classes are that Students have previously completed a minimum of 2 ATOD exam levels [Bronze Medal & Bronze Star]

Class duration: 45-60 minutes

Styles - Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Contemporary / Lyrical & Commercial St

Our Senior & Open Dancers participate in Nationally Accredited exams and have the option to study in house completing their Certificate II in Dance & Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching  

Career Pathways are an exclusive part of our education here at the Morton Academy. 

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