Finally, a preschool dance program with a difference
Preschool dance classes reimagined - our Pocket Rockets preschool dance program is 'dance done different' for active kids that love to move! Find out what makes us the coolest preschool and kindy dance program in the Inner West.
Who said preschool dance classes were all fairies and princesses?
Our Pocket Rockets program is custom-made for active, energetic and bold kids that are always on the move. We don’t believe in gendered stereotypes and keep our class themes and imagery gender-neutral. Our Pocket Rockets don’t have to worry about being pretty in pink if they feel like being brilliant in blue!
Standing still is hard!
Your little mover and shaker will jump, leap, run, skip, twist and tumble their way through a fast-paced lesson filled with dynamic activities that will leave them soaring.
A mix of jazz, ballet, hip hop and tumbling will introduce your little one to a full range of movement possibilities and really keep them on their toes. Your Pocket Rocket will develop confidence like you’ve never seen before, increase their coordination, and unleash their creativity in every action-packed class. But more importantly, belonging to the Pocket Rockets will cultivate a lifelong love of learning in your little one.
We (kids especially) love Dance Domain. It's a friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere. Elena is just AMAZING with all the kids and balances their short attention span with plenty of movement, variety and laughter. What a wonderful find!
Preschool dance with a difference
Every child is different, so why stick to a confining ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to teaching dance? We appreciate the unique differences of each and every child allowing them to develop a distinctive sense of self as we guide them to explore movement and music in their own way.
We offer three different levels of Pocket Rocket power every week!
Our program is broken up into three levels that cater to the developmental needs during the stages of early childhood development.
The job of a child is to learn through play, so we’ve embedded our valuable learning outcomes into a sequence of carefully planned and fast-paced lessons that will stimulate their senses and push their imagination into hyperdrive.
Developed by a doctoral researcher in the sociology of dance education, each class is carefully crafted to ensure students develop vital physical, cognitive and social and emotional skills, all the while celebrating and cherishing the joy and vibrancy of childhood.
As your child grows with us, they’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and pride as they progress through the Pocket Rocket levels.
Beginning on the Launchpad, at ages 3-4 they’ll develop crucial fine and gross motor skills as well as valuable social skills like turn taking and packing away.
They’ll then boost up to Countdown phase (4-5yrs), where fun exercises will increase their understanding of concepts such as time, space and numbers.
And before you know, they’ll be ready to Blast Off! At 5-6 yrs, their confidence and self-esteem will soar week after week and they’ll be ready to take on the world… or the universe!
Reserve your place in the coolest kids dance program in the Inner West
We’ve taken the fuss and fluff out of dance classes for littlies. Gender-neutral, energetic, and bold – we let kids be kids and encourage them to unleash their potential and develop a unique sense of self.
Securing a spot in the coolest preschool dance program around is easy. To register for a class, just fill out the form below and let us know which class you’d like to attend.
One of our friendly crew members at Mission Control will be in touch via email within 48 hours to confirm your class.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve tried dance classes before, but we didn’t really like it. Is this really that different? Yes! We don’t believe in Toddlers and Tiaras or Dance Moms type classes. We’re down to earth, bright and full of energy. As soon as you step into the studio, you’ll see that we’re a different kind of dance studio – from the kids’ paintings on the wall, to the chill out area for students filled with books, games and a colouring table, and the comfy couches for parents (oh, and an on-site cafe too!) – this is a place where you’ll feel at home from the very start.
Can you accommodate different abilities? We appreciate the unique differences of every child and believe that anyone and everyone should be able to benefit from dance. If you have concerns or would like to discuss the needs of your child further and how we can give them the best experience possible, then just get in touch with us!
What do we wear? There are no mandatory tutus or dresses here. Don’t want to wear pink or purple? No problems! Our Pocket Rockets are free to dress to express themselves as they see fit. We recommend comfy clothes that kids can move about in, such as a leotard or top, and either shorts, leggings or a skirt. Of course, if your little one loves nothing more than getting dressed up in a tutu for class, that’s cool too!
What ages are the classes for? Our Pocket Rocket program is tailor-made for ages 3-6. Keeping the developmental needs of our littlest students in mind, we have carefully crafted two different stages of action-packed dancey fun!
Launchpad 3-4 year olds
Countdown 4-5 year olds
Blast Off! 5-6 year olds
Where are you located? Our classes are conveniently located in the Inner West at our purpose-built St Peters studio. Located at 3B, 1-7 Unwins Bridge Rd, we share the same complex as the Sydney Rockclimbing Gym and Trapeze School. Head in the driveway, follow the ramp down and turn right. There’s plenty of parking too and a café on-site too!
Should I stay during the class? Some schools don’t allow parents to watch during classes, other schools ensure that parents stay. We say – “whatever works for you works for us!” Some children are able to get more out of their class times when they’re not able to see their loved ones… others are more relaxed knowing that they’re around. Feel free to talk to your class teacher if you are unsure! A lot of our Pocket Rocket parents love to drop their children off, see them start off the class, then duck to the on-site café for a moment of quiet time before they return for the end of the class.
We really want to join, but we can’t make these class times! Then get in touch! If we have enough interest, we may be able to set up another Pocket Rocket class.
Got a future Pocket Rockets crew member at home?
If you think you've got a Pocket Rocket recruit on your hands, then click below to register your interest and secure a spot in the coolest kids dance program in the Inner West! Our students and parents fall in love with our classes, and it's for good reason. Our bright, energetic, and quirky classes nurture creativity and spark confidence in every one of our students.
To get on board, or find out more about what we do, just fill out the form below and we'll be in touch via email within 48 hours.
We can't wait to welcome you to the Pocket Rockets family!