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Jazz: 3 – 7 years

Basics of Jazz technique will be taught in a fun and encouraging environment.  Great for improving co-ordination skills and learning the early concepts of ‘dancing’.  This popular class will run on Monday mornings (3 – 5 years) in 2021.  A Beginner Jazz class for 4 to 7 years will be offered on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Tinies Jazz – Compulsory Uniform Dresstard and tan pumps/jazz shoes.  Older classes – Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan jazz shoes.  Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Tap – 4 years plus

Correct Tap technique for the relevant age/level of students will be taught with a strong emphasis on Performance skills.  We offer NEW Tiny Tap classes on Monday mornings, as well as a NEW Junior Tap class on Tuesday afternoon and Saturdays for Beginners, Level 2 and for our more advanced tappers in 2021.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Tinies Tap – Compulsory Uniform Dresstard and tan tap shoes.  Older classes – Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan tap shoes. Hair to be neatly tied up off face

 

Acrobatics: 3 – 7 years

We LOVE Acro! Students will learn basic acrobatics tricks in a fun, safe and encouraging environment. Gym equipment such as mats, hoops, balancing bar etc will be used for circuit type activities. This is a great class for working off excess energy and heaps of FUN for everyone!  This Tiny class will be offered in a combo Acro/Jazz class on Monday mornings.  Beginner Acro (4 – 7 years) will be offered on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings.  We also offer other acro classes from 6 years and up on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons and Saturdays in 2021.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Tinies Acro – Compulsory Uniform Dresstard and bare feet. Older classes – Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan acro pumps with grips. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Ballet: 3 – 7 years

A very popular class!  Does your little one act like a little ballerina at home or loves using props to dance to music? This is a fun character ballet class that will teach the basics of correct ballet technique and also focus on character work so that early acting skills can develop, which in turn will help with performance skills.  This class will be offered on Monday mornings (3 – 5 years) and Beginner Ballet (4 – 7 years) will be taught on Monday mornings and Saturday mornings in 2021.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Tinies Ballet – Compulsory Uniform Dresstard and pink ballet pumps. Older classes – Plain black leotard, pink ballet tights and optional black wrap skirt.  Hair to be neatly groomed in a bun. Pink Ballet pumps.

Jazz

Correct Jazz technique for the relevant age/level of students will be taught with a strong emphasis on Performance skills.  We have a range of beginner, junior and intermediate classes on offer and on Thursday nights 6.15pm – 7.15pm we have our talented Mr Seb teaching his Open Teen Jazz class.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan jazz shoes. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

COMMERCIAL jazz 10 YEARS+

By incorporating elements of Jazz, Waacking, Dancehall, and Hip-hop; Commercial dance takes industry-ready choreography and pairs it to the latest songs. The style uses strength, flexibility and fitness, and can be seen in the commercialised dance world on tours for artists, in music videos and advertisement campaigns. TAUGHT BY OUR EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL TEACHER MEGAN RENNIE.  Mondays – Hiphop/Commercial Jazz 4.30pm to 5.30pm.  Saturdays – Commercial Jazz 4.00pm to 4.45pm.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear (SS tshirt is suitable) and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan or Black jazz shoes. (Sneakers needed for Hiphop component of combined Monday class.) Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

hiphop (6 years +)

Our  NEW Junior Hiphop class with our experienced teacher Megan Rennie is on Monday afternoons 4.00pm – 4.30pm suitable for students 6 – 10 years.  Our more advanced Hiphop class (combined with Commercial Jazz) is on Mondays 4.30pm to 5.30pm.  Come and join in the fun!

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear (SS tshirt is suitable) and/or plain black dancewear.  Sneakers and socks.  Black or Tan jazz shoes needed for Monday Commercial Jazz component of combined class. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Triple Threat – Acting, Singing and Dancing – 9 years plus

A very popular class! Students will learn correct singing technique, acting skills and simple dance choreography in a fun and encouraging environment. A fantastic class on it’s own or to help dancers become versatile all round performers.  Routines based on well known Musicals and scriptwork will be learnt in this class on Wednesdays 6.15pm to 715pm.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear (SS tshirt is suitable) and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan jazz shoes. (Black jazz shoes for boys). Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

junior Drama (6 – 10 years) and drama Showtime: 10 years +

We LOVE Drama at Sabrina’s Showstoppers!  These classes provide an encouraging environment for students to express themselves and helps our dance students to become all round versatile performers.  News telling, Creative Movement, Theatre games, Improvisation skills and scriptwork will be part of this popular course on Thursday afternoons in 2021.  Students will have a custom designed professional original script for both classes to learn and perform at the End of Year Showcases.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear (SS tshirt is suitable) and/or plain black dancewear.  Bare Feet or sneakers are acceptable.  Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Song and Dance: 7 – 11 years

This confidence-building song and dance class will give students a good starting point for learning the basic technique of singing with vocal training, and will learn dance moves to accompany their song.  Students will also learn basic performance skills and technique for Musical Theatre in a supportive environment.  This class will be taught on Wednesday evenings 5.45pm to 6.15pm in 2021.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan jazz shoes. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Junior Musical Theatre

Miss Eilidh will provide an encouraging environment to teach Musical Theatre (singing, dancing and acting) for the 6 -10 years age group on Saturday mornings for 2021.  A fantastic class to help students become versatile performers.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan jazz shoes. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Acrobatics – All levels and ages

We have a class to suit students of all ages and abilities.  Gain strength, flexibility and learn Acrobatic tricks from our experienced Acrobatics instructors.  An emphasis on correct technique will be taught with safety a priority at all times.  Choose from a range of classes on our timetable – Monday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons and Saturdays to find the class that will suit your child/ren the most in 2021.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan acro pumps with grips. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Ballet

A specially devised ballet program (based on the RAD syllabus) to suit a range of abilities and ages will be taught throughout a range of classes.  Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms(and is highly respected at Sabrina’s Showstoppers). At least one ballet class per week is recommended for those students who wish to improve their overall dance technique.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Plain black leotard, pink ballet tights and optional black wrap skirt.  Hair to be neatly groomed in a bun. Pink Ballet pumps.

Contemporary – 7 years plus

These are fantastic classes to help with expressing yourself through strength and movement. Our NEW Junior Contemporary class (7 – 11 years) will run on Wednesday afternoons and our NEW Contemporary/Lyrical Class (9 – 12 years) will run on Tuesday afternoons and for our more experienced and older students, we offer our Open Teen Contemporary/Lyrical Class with our talented Mr Seb (who has just returned from the 2 year Pre Professional Course at Sydney Dance Company.)  At least one Ballet class per week is recommended to be taken to compliment and improve with technique in Contemporary classes.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Bare Feet. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

 

lyrical (8 years+)

A very popular class to interpret and express lyrics of a song through dance.  A ballet class is recommended to help with the correct technique needed for this class. A NEW Junior/Intermediate Lyrical class 8 yrs + will be offered on Saturdays 12.00pm to 12.30pm, along with a Lyrical/Contemporary class on Tuesdays for 9 yrs+ 4.30pm to 5.15pm and for more older experienced students, our NEW Open Teen Lyrical/Contemporary class will be taught by Mr Seb (who has just returned from the 2 year Pre Professional Course at Sydney Dance Company) on Thursday nights 7.15pm to 8.15pm.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Bare Feet or Lyrical shoes.  Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

vocal technique

Vocal Technique classes are a more affordable way to receive vocal coaching – but in a group situation.  Vocal warm ups and selected songs are worked on in these classes.  In 2021, we will offer a Vocal Technique class (9+) on Thursdays 5.45pm to 6.15pm with Miss Amy and a Vocal Technique class (11+) with Miss Eilidh on Saturdays.  Private vocal coaching lessons also available by request.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear (SS tshirt is suitable) and/or plain black dancewear.  Bare Feet or sneakers are acceptable.  Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

EXTENSION JAZZ /turns AND leaps 

Fantastic class to improve and perfect jazz technique with turns, leaps and jumps.  This class is for the more serious dancer who is looking to develop their technique and training further; Saturdays 2.15pm to 3.00pm with former Teen National Dance Life Unite champion Miss Sophie (pictured).

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan or Black jazz shoes. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

12/U DEVELOPMENT SQUAD (new)

In 2021, we are looking for students who are serious about improving their technique to become better dancers and performers to join our exciting new 12/u Development Squad working with former Teen National Dance Life Unite Champion Miss Sophie Moore on Saturdays 12.30pm to 1.15pm.  Criteria for this class is to be aged between 9 – 12 years old as of 1st January 2021 and enrol in at least 1 Ballet class and 1 Jazz class with us per week – with extra classes enrolled in, an advantage.  We are aiming to work towards troupe and corporate performances (lyrical, jazz and contemporary) in this class – but to start off with, we will be looking for these students to show us committment, great attitude, hard work and improvement in this squad class (along with their other weekly classes at the studio).  Please email Sabrina tinyshow@tpg.com.au if interested in applying – along with your child’s date of birth and previous dance experience.  Limited places available.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear and/or plain black dancewear.  Tan and/or Black jazz shoes will be needed. Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

open age vocal squad (new)

In 2021, we are looking for students (aged 11 to 18 years as of 1st January 2021) to join our Open Age Vocal Squad with WAAPA Musical Theatre Diploma graduate Miss Eilidh on Wednesdays 7.15pm to 8.00pm.  Criteria for this class is to enrol in either our Triple Threat class (6.15pm – 7.15pm) or a Vocal Technique class and a weekly dance class with us.  These students may also choose to add a weekly private singing lesson with us as well.  We are aiming to work towards troupe and corporate performances (contemporary and musical theatre) in this class – but to start off with, we will be looking for these students to show us committment, great attitude, hard work and improvement in this squad class (along with their other weekly classes at the studio).  Please email Sabrina tinyshow@tpg.com.au if interested in applying – along with your child’s date of birth and previous singing and performance experience.  Limited places available.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear (SS tshirt is suitable) and/or plain black dancewear.  Sneakers or bare feet acceptable.  Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

youth Theatre Production Course (10 to 18 years)

This is a professional course offered to those students who are interested in developing their acting and performing skills further.  Students will learn from local actor, director and producer Joshua Walker BA MSS in weekly classes to develop the skills needed to help them perform and SHINE in an annual professional production produced by Sabrina’s Showstoppers Enterprises.  A tailor-made script for these students will be written by actress, writer and director Keren Schlink BA MSS, making this also an Original Production. Selected Sabrina’s Showstoppers students enrolled in other classes will also be given the exciting opportunity to perform in this Production.  We have now produced 2 very successful Productions:  Escape to the Galaxy (2018) and Mad House (2019).  Due to COVID 19 in 2020, we are excited about our Production Course returning in 2021.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Mix and match SS Uniform wear (SS tshirt is suitable) and/or plain black dancewear.  Sneakers or bare feet acceptable.  Hair to be neatly tied up off face.

Competitions

Dance competitions are a fantastic opportunity as an extension to any student’s training. Dance competitions offer an opportunity to perform on stage and receive feedback to enhance your abilities, while also creating a sense of achievement and growing a student’s confidence.  Whenever we participate at competitions we are all representing our studio and need to follow competition etiquette and rules while maintaining high moral standards on and off the stage. Competition students are selected by the Principal along with advice from teachers. Selection Criteria points for performing at competitions:

  • Committed performers who have a good attendance record
  • Good grooming for all classes
  • Attends multiple classes
  • Motivated with a good attitude
  • Willingness from parent to commit to the relevant extra costs involved; extra lessons, costumes, competition entry fees, with also a commitment to make competitions a priority for selected school holiday periods.

End of Year Showcase

Our End of Year Showcase is without a doubt the highlight of our year! It is enjoyed by all students, staff and families and is an absolute joy to be part of: “The jewel in the crown of our year!” Our Showcase and compulsory Dress Rehearsal  is usually held on a weekend in December. In 2020, our 11th Showcase(split into Junior and Senior shows) was held at the lovely Newman College Churchlands on Sunday December 20th, and we aim to have our 2021 Showcase here in December.  For the Costumes for Showcase we attempt to always keep them under $100 per costume, and try and combine suitable classes to wear the same base costume when possible to help keep costs down.  Deposits for costumes are collected mid-year. Tickets for the Showcase generally go on sale around the end of October through trybooking.

 

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