We have three Musical Theatre classes at different levels, starting from 6 or 7 years of age and going right up to an Advanced level.
We study the bbodance Musical Theatre syllabus and exams are held in September each year. Exams are not compulsory, but the syllabus offers great technique and style which helps the students when it comes to performing. The bbodance syllabus incorporates a creative learning strand which allows the students to learn about costume design, history, choreographers and the other elements involved in the theatre.
Once the exams have been sat each year the students will begin learning their dances for the showcase.
Prices are from $45 per month for the Junior 45 minute class once a week and $52.50 for hour-long intermediate and advanced classes.
“ Dance is for everybody. I believe the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.”
- Alvin Ailey
Class LevelsWe have a range of classes available specialising in age and level appropriate placement. Working with up-to-date child pedagogy you can be assured that we have your dancer's wellness and safety at the forefront of everything that we do. Private lessons available on request. Stretch and Strengthening and Pointe strengthening work is also available. We also offer our Dance Explorers preschool programme for 3-4 year olds.
Class TimetableView the most up-to-date timetable here.
Uniform RequirementsAll ballet uniforms for Intro to Ballet, Pre-Primary an Primary can be purchased from PW Dancewear at The Colombo. They have all our information on file and will let you know the requirements.. Uniform for all Grade and vocational classes will be sized at the studio office and an order placed on your behalf. Ballet shoes must be worn for all ballet classes. Students' hair must be off the face and secured in a bun for all classes. This is to eliminate any unwanted distractions and to keep in line with safe dance practice.
ExaminationsAll dancers from 5 years of age are offered the opportunity partake in our Internationally recognised inspirational assessments. These are held annually by our governing body and are a fantastic way to boost confidence and inspire our dancers to reach for the stars. Expertly guided by our knowledgeable mentors our dancers strive for success and are encouraged to perform to their fullest potential.
PriceWe offer inclusive pricing for all of our dancers. This means that all admin, insurance and production fees are paid for. Examination fees are additional. Please contact the office for price enquiries.
"My daughter is definitely NOT a girly-girl and I don't consider myself to be a "dance mum" so I was a bit nervous when she decided she wanted to learn musical theatre and contemporary dance at the Sara Anderson School of Dance.
To my surprise and delight, she has continued learning to dance here for over two years and she is improving in grace, strength and physicality, but more important than that she just loves going to classes.
And I feel welcome too! Definitely no pretentions here at this dance school. I highly recommend it."