Our Classes

Our personalised classes ensure we can help each student individually with the dance styles they love. Our classes cater for pre-school children through to adults with a love for dance and are offered at our fully equipped studios at Warners Bay and Toronto. Our facilities include three fully equipped, air-conditioned studios with sprung floors and waiting areas at our Warners Bay location. We also have a uniform shop onsite to supply class wear.

We provide tuition, classes and much more including:

  • Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet examinations and assessments from pre-primary to grade 8 and Vocation Examinations from Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2.
  • Contemporary dance classes
  • Pullars unique tap technique exam syllabus
  • Jazz and hip hop dance classes
  • Specialised pre-school dance classes
  • HSC dance coaching
  • Solo eisteddfod coaching
  • Performance groups
  • Stretch classes
  • Private lessons available
  • Exam holiday school
  • 100% acceptance in HSPA School
  • Mid-year demonstration with scholarships awarded
  • Trophies for all students
  • Annual concert

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre

Ballet

From preschool children, aspiring dancers and adults, we teach with the same enthusiasm and dedication. We follow the Royal Academy of dancing syllabus and examinations are available. We help students develop the smooth connection of arms and body, core movements and development of strength in their legs and feet before introducing a number of jumps.

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre has a mid-year demonstration and annual concert so that students can showcase their skills to friends and family.

Ballet training develops poise, grace, co-ordination and strength and the appreciation of music.

"From preschool to professional, ballet at LMDC has provided my three daughters with the skills required for a dancing career. Ballet is the foundation of all dance and the RAD program taught by the skilled LMDC teachers, including examiners, has allowed my daughters to measure their progression in a safe and healthy environment. Moreover, the nurturing classes and dedication of their teachers has given them important lifelong skills of focus, organisation, determination, tenacity and the desire to strive for personal goals. Apart from a passion for movement and music, my daughters have found through LMDC friendships that have remained beyond the studio. This I believe is due to the friendly and caring 'family' atmosphere of LMDC where each student is equally important and teachers go above and beyond to ensure each student is happy and supported."

Gillian Ford

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre

Junior X-Tension

Junior X-Tension class is based on developing core strength and control as well as improving and gaining a deeper understanding of technique.


Lake Macquarie Dance Centre

Contemporary

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre has a strong contemporary background with excellent teachers. Contemporary dance emerged as a style in the 20th Century and involves balance, fall and recovery techniques and has gained great popularity amongst dancers and audiences alike e.g. Sydney Dance Company. Contemporary is taught at performing arts high schools and at HSC level and the style has been made even more popular with television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance ect. Students from Grade 2 ballet can enjoy this style.

"I enjoy contemporary as it provides an opportunity to excel and push us past our comfort zones whilst in a safe and nurturing environment, and it works towards building our confidence levels. LMDC assisted me in achieving a band six in HSC dance and a nomination for HSC call back. Also, my training enabled me to gain entry into a full time contemporary course in Sydney at EV&BOW dance training centre."

Nicola

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre

Jazz and Hip-hop

Excellent jazz dancers explode onto the stage with energy and precision. A solid understanding of many traditional forms of dance is imperative to achieving the grace and balance of jazz. Students learn a wide range of jazz from the traditional style of Fosse to the latest trends. While hip hop has a more urban dance feel, made popular by mainstream music artists like Usher, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and many more, it is a dance style growing in popularity. Hip hop dance is a high-energy dance style performed to the latest hip hop, pop and dance music and can often include street or break dancing moves.

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre's trained professional teachers provide a fun series of classes designed to cater for students looking to expand their dance repertoire, have fun and do a serious workout at the same time.

"I enjoy the jazz classes held at LMDC as they are energetic and fun. Our teachers encourage us and we are taught various styles included commercial and theatrical which are both enjoyable. These classes allow us to reach our full potential and gain experience for our future endeavours in dance."

Liana

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre

Pre-school

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre can introduce your child to the joy of dance and music in Pre-school classes for girls and boys from 2 to 5 years old. Dance can help children build confidence, improve coordination as well as fostering important friendships. It is amazing how confidence and self-esteem from dance can transcend many areas including social interaction and later schooling.

Dance can help children with imagination, gross motor-skills as well as their general fitness. Our Preschool classes use props to encourage imagination, musicality and movement, such as fairy wands, purcussion instruments, scarves and many more. Safety is always paramount in any of our classes, with teachers displaying the correct techniques that children can use to build on in future dance pursuits. We also have annual concerts and encourage children to show their dance skills to their family.

Our Preschool classes are held in air condition studios and fully equipped private studios to ensure your little one is always comfortable.

"Debra and her staff at LMDC have provided my 3 daughters with excellent dance tuition since they were all preschoolers. The studio offers wonderful, caring and professional teachers who take pride in their students and encourage and challenge them to be the best that they can be.
I would highly recommend LMDC to anyone who is looking for a dance studio that teaches their child dedication, commitment, teamwork and confidence."

Donna Rae

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre

Tap

Lake Macquarie Dance Centre has qualified teachers in tap dance to help students turn dance movements into a rhythmic percussion-like display. Students are taught through the Pullars Dance Academy Syllabus. Exams are offered which our students do extremely well in.

Tap dance often associated with the musicals and movies of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. In recent years it has been made popular by touring performance shows such as Lord of the Dance and Tap Dogs.

"Tap is a great class because it is always very enjoyable. Our teacher helps us learn everything we need to improve our tapping and also make class amazing and fun. I hope for my tap to take me to big places in the future."

Emily

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Lake Macquarie Dance Centre

Adult Classes

Classes are offered to adults of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Ballet, contemporary and tap are available during days and evenings. Dance classes are a great way to maintain general fitness, poise and strength through the body while appreciating different styles of music. It is a social outing and lots of fun! Ring Debra for more info.