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JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY DANCE

JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY CLASSES

SYDNEY DANCE RHYTHMS ('SDR') offers a range of classes for children including Creative Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Salsa, Latin and Ballroom dancing. At SDR your child will have the opportunity to perform and display the skills and dances they have learnt at the end of each term. Throughout the year SDR will hold performances at one of many events including local Festivals, Carnivals, Dance Spectaculars and other festivities, and your child may be chosen to show his or her newly learnt dance talent.

Jazz dance is a classification shared by a broad range of dancing styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dancing styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. In the 1950s, a new genre of jazz dance — modern jazz — emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dances. Every individual style of jazz has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins.

Syncopated rhythm is a common characteristic in jazz music that was adapted to jazz dance in the early twentieth century and has remained a significant characteristic.

Contemporary dance involves many techniques, styles and traditions, and is continuously developping and experimenting. It has roots in America and central Europe in the 1800s, and evolved as a reaction against ballet, promoting a more expressive and free style of movement.

Since Jazz and Contemporary dances influence each other, we have introduced a class that incorporates both genres. 

Our Kids Jazz and Contemporary Dance Classes encourage children to develop their flexibility, movement, sense of gravity and how to play with it, develop floor work, and fitness levels whilst playing cheerful melodies and tunes for your child. Your child will be taught to execute free style choreography and movements, which helps with the development of their creativity and imagination. Moreover, our dance classes for children are taught by highly trained teachers and classes with SDR will positively benefit your child's self-esteem development, coordination, confidence and socialization.

Our classes are running for kids between 6 to 15 years old and are held Weekly (during the school term) on: Thursdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

DRESS CODE, WHAT TO BRING? WHAT TO EXPECT?

Our Kids Jazz and Contemporary classes provide for your children, fun and affordable dance lessons. The following are recommended for the class:

  • Wear comfortable sports shoes
  • Wear comfortable and practical clothes for sporting and fitness activities (i.e. not too baggy so children may trip on it OR too tight that it may restrict movement)
  • Bring a small towel
  • Bring a bottle of water or other liquids 

Parents may attend each class and will be provided with seats at the rear of the class. It is encouraged that parents remain outside of the running of the dance classes to minimise disruptions to the class and encourage teacher to student rapport.

TIMETABLE & PRICES

Jazz and Contemporary Dance Class
 
Thurdays: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Location: 3 Drynan St, Summer Hill
 
Prices:
$15 per child per casual visit
$130 per child for 10 week term
$115 per sibling per term
$85 per additional dance course per term

Our kids dance classes are taught by experienced instructors in a safe and child friendly environment. Sydney Dance Rhythms offers the opportunity to all our students to perform at our regular end of term parties, and local community events.
 
 
 

Ready to dance with us? Get started today!

Sydney Dance Rhythms is a well established Dance School in Sydney offering dance classes for children, adults and seniors.  We run dance classes in Summer Hill and Parramatta.  We have developed confident and competent dancers since the beginning of 2010, and we have given everyone the opportunity to perform at different small and large scale events in Sydney. No matter the reason you want to learn how to dance  for (be it for fun, to meet new people, socialise, for your wedding, for an event, to get back into dancing, to compete, to follow a career in dance), we can cater for everyone.   

FAQ'S

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“Sydney Dance Rhythms have provided our school with great value and quality dance-fitness classes over the past two years. The energetic dance program known as ZumbAtomic covers a variety of dance skills including Hip Hop and Zumba. The sessions which incorporate fitness as well as dance certainly engage and motivate the students as well as develop their fitness level. Cristina and her staff are qualified professionals who have experience in dancing and teaching young children to grandparents.”

ANNA MONTGOMERY

Principal at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Summer Hill

"I highly recommend Cristina and Sydney Dance Rhythms to anyone interested in wanting their children to participate and excel in dance. My daughter Elena who is 6 was fortunate to have a full term of dance as part of her school curriculum and absolutely loved it and flourished under the instruction of "Miss Cristina". She now attends a weekly jazz dance class and is thoroughly enjoying learning new routines and participating in a fun team environment. My daughter has been to other dance schools in the last 3 years but Sydney Dance Rhythms is definitely the one she has most enjoyed and looks forward to attending every week!"

ANGIE MARINO

Elena’s mum (Jazz Dance Class)

“I took my very first dance lessons with Cristina and it was amazing! I learned how to Salsa 6 months ago and I still remember the steps she taught me. I met great people while taking the course and at the end the whole class we went out to for an authentic Salsa night in Sydney. We all got to put our moves to the test, have fun and see how much more we can improve by watching everyone else at the club. Overall, it was a great and affordable opportunity in a relaxed, comfortable environment that everyone should take advantage of sooner than later!”

PETER CHICARIELLI

Latin Dance Class

“My daughter, Lizzie, has enjoyed participating in the Creative Dance Classes running on Saturday mornings. She loves pretending to be animals, doing silly falls, learning a little routine, pretending to sleep and wake like a flower. As a parent, I enjoy seeing the creative play, freeze, circuit, pompoms, the mix of boys and girls and parent involvement.”

EMMA BAYLEY

Lizzie’s mum (Creative Dance Class)

“My daughter loves the Hip Hop classes. The teacher is wonderful, very friendly and easy going and my child loves her style of teaching.”

Maria

Ella’s mum ( Hip Hop Class)

“Our wedding was very memorable and I'm proud to say the bridal dance was the highlight of the night.  We had such great fun with you during the dance lessons, and you gave us so much confidence for our dance. You pushed us hard to do a dance that we didn't even think we had the capabilities to do.”

PETER & WINNIE

Wedding Dance Lessons

“It was fantastic having Sydney Dance Rhythms dancers demonstrate and then dance with the members of our senior’s club last week. Our members were very excited to get a chance to dance as most of them have not danced in a long while. It stirred up some lovely memories for them and started conversations about the past. Your friendliness and warmth drew our members into participating and it was a surprise to see some of our frailer seniors take to the floor. The music was well balanced and the variety was enjoyed by all. Our members have agreed that it would be wonderful to have you back again and we look forward to another session of dance and enjoyment.”

CECILY ABRAMSON

Manager at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home