What to wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. If that’s something loose or a ballet leotard we don't mind.
Why not try a stylish Danceworks Sydney T-shirt which can be bought at the studio?
For Ballet class you need to wear ballet shoes - if you forget them socks are recommended. Hair can be tied back to prevent it flying in your face in pirouettes. We recommend MDM canvas ballet flats available at Ballet Emporium or BLOCH canvas flats.
Are men welcome at class?
Absolutely! Men are more than welcome to join in any of the classes. Most steps are the sam in ballet for men and women. However when there is a variation the teacher will also teach the male version of the steps.
I don’t have a dancer’s body...
That doesn’t matter at all. All shapes and ages can learn to dance. If you feel you can’t complete all the exercises that’s not a problem, simply do what you can, or take a break at the side of the room until you’ve caught your breath or the class has moved onto a different combination.
Do I have to do exams or concerts?
Nothing is compulsory! If you would like to do RAD exams let us know. Examination entry is at the discretion of the teacher but we endeavour to help anyone achieve their goal of doing an exam.
At the end of each year there is the opportunity to perform in the End of Year performance.
I’ve never danced before. Can I still join?
Of course! We offer Absolute Beginners class for those with no prior or just minimal experience.
I'm sick of Open classes, i want more structure...
The best class for you would be an Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus class. In RAD classes there are a set number of exercises which are worked on each week until they are at a very high level
What to Bring?
A bottle of water and enthusiasm! Absolute Beginners are also encouraged to bring a correction book to help learn ballet vocabulary.
what are the End of Term Drinks?
At the end of each term all the adult dancers are invited to come together for a social night. We all share a common love of dance but we don’t necessarily get to know each other very well at the studio. This is an opportunity to make friends and have a good night. The location is emailed to all students - if you haven’t received an invite please email and request one. You are welcome to bring partners and friends. The End of Term Drinks are always held on the last Saturday of term in the evening.
“Dancing can reveal the mystery that music conceals.”
— Charles Baudelaire