1-7 Unwins Bridge Rd, St Peters NSW 2044

Adult Dance Classes

Unlike other adult classes in Sydney, you’ll be happy to hear that our classes are definitely a genuine adult class, with ages ranging from 21-70 and counting.... and no, you’re definitely not too old!

If you've been to other big dance studios in Sydney and have found them intimidating and cliquey, we invite you to experience the difference in a Dance Domain adult dance class. 

We pride ourselves on small classes – usually between 4-12 students depending on the class – which means you’ll get personal attention and be able to thrive in a supportive and community-minded environment. Our classes are perfect for a range of levels, abilities and fitness levels. 

Some of our students have rekindled a love of dance they may have begun as a child, while others have recently commenced as absolute beginners. We also have a regular following of dedicated students that have been with us for over 10 years! They’ll act as a wonderful support network as you begin or recommence your adult dance journey with us. Your teacher and your fellow students will know your name, and together you'll celebrate the little wins and share those brain-fart moments too!

We know that not all types of movements are for all types of bodies (you’ll never see me going for a run, that’s for sure!) and we’re experienced in catering for a range of abilities and pre-existing injuries. We’re able to give alternatives for different levels within exercises, or alternative movements altogether to accommodate the needs and preferences of our students.

We don’t believe that age, ability, or experience should hold anyone back from experiencing the benefits of dance and movement. So if you’ve ever wanted to get into a dance class, or dust off your technique after a break from dance, then come dance with us!

OUR INNER WEST ADULT DANCE CLASSES ARE LAID BACK WITH A FOCUS ON ENJOYMENT – NO EXPERIENCE, LYCRA, OR TIGHTS NECESSARY!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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CONTEMP
MINI-COURSE

THEATRE JAZZ

Theatre jazz emerged on the Broadway scene when choreographers such as Bob Fosse and Jack Cole decided that musicals could, in fact, become home to more contemporary styles of dance.

With focus on developing dynamic control and performance, technique components of dance become less stale and more individualised. Theatre jazz is influenced by how we interpret and modify movement in a stylised way.

CONTEMP
MINI-COURSE

LYRICAL MINI COURSES

This course is for anyone who has ever thought “I want to get back into dance but I’m nervous because it's been so long”. Aimed at advanced beginners-intermediate level, this course assumes a little prior dance experience but isn't too advanced or fast paced. If something doesn't feel right, we're totally happy to give alternatives so you can move in a way that feels right for you. 

This class offers the space, patience and time to give individualised attention to developing fundamental lyrical technique. These technical elements are put into practice with more fluid and expressive movements to loosen us up and de-stress. 

Most of all, our Lyrical crew LOVES to cut loose and feel the feels. So if you're looking for an expressive outlet with a group of like-minded individuals, then Lyrical is for you!

CONTEMP
MINI-COURSE

JAZZ MINI-COURSES

Forget about strict jazz classes with pointed toes and perfect lines, this class is all about feeling good and gettin' your groove on through a range of different jazz styles. Expect to get down to music from disco divas and commercial pop.

Over 4-5 weeks you'll learn and polish a routine. Each lesson starts with a warmup and a couple of technique combinations where you'll learn and develop movements that will pop up in the routine. After that we get stuck into the dance. Whether you're getting back into dance or are brand new, you'll definitely leave this class with a smile on your face and some moves to show off on the dance floor.



CONTEMP
MINI-COURSE

TAP MINI COURSES

Love tap but have never been able to get to a class often enough to notice real progress? Want to get fit doing something fun? Love to dance but find it hard committing to a full term or year of adult tap classes?

We know life is busy for adults, so we’ve specifically designed these mini-courses to be jam-packed with as much tap-tastic fun and learning in a 1-hour class over 4-5 week mini-courses. Each course is dedicated to learning specific combinations, rudiments, and combinations. Old or new, classic or fringe, quirky or traditional – we love it all, and you will too! You’ll learn tap steps, refine your skills and have fun as you stamp away those weekday stresses. 

CONTEMP
MINI-COURSE

BALLET MINI COURSES

Our ballet mini-courses are perfect for absolute beginners or those who have more experience. Never done ballet before but always fancied a spot at the barre? Well we know life is busy for adults, so we’ve specifically designed these mini-courses to be jam-packed with everything from need-to-know basics to pointework.

We run different workshops throughout the year with different themes to keep you inspired and motivated. One course may be aimed at gorgeous flowing port de bras inspired by Swan Lake, other times it might be slow and sustained adage feels from La Bayadere, and sometimes it's moving to the sounds of Florence & The Machine or Alt-J. We love it all! 

CONTEMP
MINI-COURSE

CONTEMP MINI COURSES

A beautiful visual artistic way to express your emotions. Contemporary is a versatile style which incorporates floor work, unique and off-centre lines and movements.

Students will learn how to use the floor in unique ways, use dynamics with different types of energy and use elements of push and pull to express emotions in their movements.

Each class begins with a warm-up in the centre which focuses on breathing through movement with yoga and pilates elements that improve core strength and flexibility. 

CONTEMP
MINI-COURSE

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2024 MINI-COURSE TIMES

Lyrical Mini Course
with Maddie

Level 2 (Adv. Beginner)
7:00 - 8:00PM

Ballet Mini Course
with Maddie
Level 2 (Adv. Beginner)
8:00 - 9:00PM


Theatre Jazz Mini Course
with Saskia
Level 2 (Adv. Beginner)
8:00 - 9:00PM


Ballet Mini-Course
with Ariane

Level 1 (Beginner)
12:30 - 1:30PM

THURSDAY

Tap Mini-Course
with Gaby
Level 1 (Beginner)
7:00 - 8:00PM

Tap Mini-Course
with Gaby
Level 3 (Intermediate)
8:00 - 9:00PM






FRIDAY

Lyrical Mini-Course
with Phia
Level 1 (Beginner)
7:00 - 8:00PM

Theatre Jazz Mini-Course
with Julien
Level 1 (Beginner)
9:30 - 10:30AM

Contemp Mini-Course
with Julien
Level 2 (Adv Beginner)
10:30 - 11:30AM

Ballet Mini-Course
with Maddie
Level 1 (Beginner)
11:30 - 12:30PM

Ballet Mini-Course
with Maddie
Level 2 (Adv Beginner)
12:30 - 1:30PM

Tap Mini-Course
with Tayha
Level 2 (Adv Beginner)
12:30 - 1:30PM

Jazz Mini-Course
with Tayha
Level 2 (Adv Beginner)
1:30 - 2:30PM

Saturday

Please note! 
  • Monday LyricaL & Ballet Level 2
  • Saturday Ballet Level 1

Won't be running for the first round of mini courses but will commence for round two starting in June.

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LEVEL 1 (BEGINNER)

Looking for a level thats going to teach you the absolute basics? Look no further. Level 1 classes will teach you all of the absolute beginner skills that are going to help you get a well rounded foundational knowledge of the style - think basic tap steps and shuffles in tap or learning to grapevine in jazz.

Level 1 classes are perfect for people who have no prior dance experience or who want to get back into dancing after a long break. 

LEVEL 1 CLASSES

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TAP MINI COURSE
Level 1
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

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LYRICAL MINI COURSE
Level 1
Fridays 7:00 - 8:00pm

THEATRE JAZZ MINI COURSE
Level 1
Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30am

LEVEL 2 (ADVANCED BEGINNER)

Tried a few beginner dance classes here and there but wouldn't class yourself as a professional just yet? Level 2 is perfect for those who have a basic knowledge of the style and are looking to work on more dynamic features of the style. In this tap this might look like progressing to "Shirely Temples" and in Ballet this might mean adding in more allegro (fast paced) elements. 

LEVEL 2 CLASSES

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THEATRE JAZZ MINI COURSE
Level 2
Mondays 8:00 - 9:00pm

CONTEMP MINI COURSE
Level 2
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30am

TAP MINI COURSE
Level 2
Saturdays 12:30 - 1:30pm

JAZZ MINI COURSE
Level 2
Saturdays 1:30 - 2:30pm

LEVEL 3 (INTERMEDIATE)

Intermediate level classes are perfect for those with a little prior dance experience or experience in similar fields - yoga or gymnastics work great for transferrable skills. In Level 3 classes you start to focus more on performance quality and more complex skill combinations. 

LEVEL 3 CLASSES

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BALLET / PRE-POINTE MINI COURSE
Level 3
Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00pm

TAP MINI COURSE
Level 3
Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00pm

OPEN LEVEL

Open level classes are classes where the teacher will tailor the class to you. If the students are more advanced then they give more challenging choreography and opportunities for progressions and vice versa, if a class requires more assistance then the teacher will work to break things down more and provide regressions in choreography and exercises. 

OPEN LEVEL CLASSES

STRETCH & STRENGTH
Open Level
Friday's  11:15AM-12:15PM

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Mini-Courses (60mins)  
$125 for 5 weeks
$28 casual drop-in class (where space is available)

Performance Courses - Term 4 only (60mins over 9 weeks)
$265 for a performance pass (includes costume)



CLASS PRICES

Do I need to book?
Yes. Our classes are popular and fill up quickly. If a mini-course does not sell out we will open any remaining places for casual attendance. 

How do I get there?
Classes are conveniently located in St Peters, with access to public transport (St Peters station, 370/422 bus routes) and plenty of free parking too!

Studio 4, 1-7 Unwins Bridge Rd St Peters, NSW 2044

Head in the driveway off Unwins Bridge Road, and follow the ramp down and towards the right… You'll see us on the right hand side once you're off the ramp. 

What should I bring?
A bottle of water and a smile! We’ll provide the rest. If you are taking a tap class, tap shoes are great but if you're an absolute beginner and want to give it a try before committing to new shoes then a pair of hard soled shoes will do!

What should I wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in. Something stretchy and easy to move in is best. No leotards and tights required!… although some of our Lyrical and Ballet students don’t mind getting into the spirit occasionally.

Dust off your tap shoes for our tap mini-courses. For Lyrical and Ballet, you can wear ballet shoes if you have them, or dark socks are suitable too.

I haven't exercised in a while. Is this class suitable for me?
Yes! There's no better time to start than now, and there's no better place to start than here!

No matter what class you choose, we are always there to support you and your needs in class, so if something doesn’t feel right, just let us know and we’ll modify exercises and steps for you. You don’t need to do the whole class or everything in it – feel free to move at your own pace. 

And remember, you’re not alone. When you look around in one of our classes you’ll see a range of abilities. The student who has awesome flexibility is working on their posture. The student with amazing strength is working on their range of motion. And then there's the student who looks like they pick things up so quickly, but you haven't seen the 7 years of regular classes and personal practice that it's taken to get them to that stage. There’s no competition in our classes, and we encourage questions and feedback so you can get the most out of each and every lesson. 

What level are the classes?
Our classes are grouped in Levels 1-3: 

Level 1: absolute beginner, no past dance experience, or danced so long ago it's a mere memory!
Level 2: advanced beginner, some past dance experience/knowledge, and ready to be extended.
Level 3: elementary/intermediate, more experienced and a faster paced class. 


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Dance Domain acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we dance, create, and connect. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging, and extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


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