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 2019. A Beginner Jazz class for 4 years and up will be offered on Saturday mornings.
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 tap classes on Mondays for our Juniors and Seniors (14 yrs to adult) and Saturdays for Beginners, Level 2 and for our more advanced tappers in 2020.
Acrobatics: 3 – 7 years
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 class will be offered on Monday mornings. Beginner Acro (4 – 7 years) will be offered on Saturday mornings. We also offer other acro classes from 5 years and up on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
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 Saturday mornings in 2020.
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 and junior classes on offer and on Thursday nights 6.15pm – 7.15pm we have our talented Miss Jasmine teaching her Open Jazz class for 11 years plus. And we offer NEW Senior Jazz classes for 14 years to adult on Monday nights with Miss Nic.
COMMERCIAL (new!) 12 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. NEW TO SABRINA’S SHOWSTOPPERS FOR 2020 ON MONDAY AFTERNOONS 5.15PM TO 6.00PM. TAUGHT BY OUR EXPERIENCED TEACHER MEGAN RENNIE.
hiphop (7 – 12 years)
Our ‘hip’ and ‘happening’ Hiphop class with our experienced teacher Megan Rennie is on Monday afternoons 4.00pm – 4.45pm suitable for students 8 years+. Come and join in the fun!
Triple Threat – Acting, Singing and Dancing – 8 years plus
Students will learn correct singing technique, acting skills and simple dance choreography in a fun and encouraging environment. Routines based on well known Musicals and scriptwork will be learnt in this class on Wednesdays 6.15pm to 715pm.
Drama Showtime: 9 years +
This class provides an encouraging environment for students to express themselves. News telling, Theatre games, Improvisation skills , an introduction to acting skills and scriptwork will be part of this popular course on Thursday afternoons in 2020.
Song and Dance: 6 – 10 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 afternoons from Term 3 in 2020.
Junior Musical Theatre
Miss Courtney will provide an encouraging environment to teach Musical Theatre for the 6 -10 years age group on Saturday mornings for 2020.
Acrobatics – All levels and ages
We have a class to suit students of all ages and abilities. 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 and Saturdays to find the class that will suit your child/ren the most in 2020.
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. In 2020, we will be now be offering RAD exam classes for Grade 3 and Grade 5 – aimed at our more serious students who wish to participate in exams.
Contemporary – 8 years plus
These are fantastic classes to help with expressing yourself through movement. Our Contemporary classes will run on Thursday evening for our more experienced and older students, and we offer a General Contemporary Class (8+) on Wednesday afternoons. At least one Ballet class per week is recommended to be taken to compliment and improve with technique in Contemporary classes.
junior Drama (NEW) 6 – 10 years
This exciting new class will be scheduled on Thursday afternoon at Sabrina’s Showstoppers from Term 3 in 2020. Taught by Zoe Jay, these classes aim to provide a strong base to begin a creative journey in performance. Class plans throughout the course will include Creative Movement, Improvisation, Theatre Games, Scriptwork, and other relevant training to help budding young actors/performers get a feel for the performing arts/media field.
Theatre Production Course
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, our Production Course will be now be put on hold until 2021.
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 2019, our 10th Anniversary Showcase was held at the lovely Newman College Churchlands on Saturday December 14th, and we aim to have our 2020 Showcase here on December 12th. For the Costumes for Showcase we attempt to always keep them under $100 per costume. Deposits for costumes are collected mid-year. Tickets for the Showcase generally go on sale around the end of October through trybooking.