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Welcome to NY Dance!

Are you looking for dance classes in Ipswich?
Do you have a child who simply loves to dance and perform, who has rhythm in their soul and a beat in their feet?
Perhaps you are looking for an adult dance class where you can relive your childhood dance days, or maybe dance is on your bucket list?
Or maybe you have a child with special needs and are looking for a dance studio that offers them the opportunity to reach to their full potential in a fun class that is sensitive to their individuality.
Whatever the desire behind you searching for the perfect dance class, NY Dance is the Ipswich Dance Studio with a class for everyone, from our tiniest dancers aged from 9 months to children of all ages and includes classes for adults.

At NY Dance we believe that dance classes can be for everyone.
This philosophy is engrained across our entire studio program and we offer opportunities for anyone who would love to experience the joy of dance no matter their age, ability or individual needs.
We don’t participate in eisteddfods or any sort of ‘competitive’ work instead focussing on creating a love of dance, teaching solid dance technique with everything culminating in spectacular, end of year performances for our family and friends.
If you would love to join the dance studio with a very intentional point of difference,  then we would love to invite you to share the NY Dance experience.

BRAND NEW CIRCUS CLASSES IN 2021

Dance Cirque is a Circus Class that is so much fun to do where children learn circus skills such as juggling, tumbling, hula hooping and aerial, and where everyone can progress at their own pace.

It has been developed by Linda Burger, who is a 7th generation European Circus Artist,has been trialled and tested for 16 years, and is a class that we know children are going to absolutely love.
It’s perfect for both boys and girl of all ages who are looking for a fun, physical activity in a safe, learning environment who are either:

  • not looking for a dance class but would thrive in the studio environment
  • not sure about dance yet, but are keen to come to the studio and find out what it’s all about
  • already attend NY Dance and are excited to add Circus to their dance class program

Some of the things that we think are terrific about the classes are:

  • it’s great for kids who need a variety of activities to stay focussed
  • it’s fantastic for gross motor skills
  • enhanced social skills and self-discipline for students that come
    from being in the studio environment
  • the curriculum & equipment change regularly so there is always
    something new to look forward to

The class outline involves three parts:

  • Warm Up & Stretching
  • A hanging apparatus – silks, lyra, trapeze
  • And a ground act – juggling and hula hooping.

It is great for cognitive development, strength and flexibility and especially good for confidence and is perfect for children who want to attend an activity to keep active, stay healthy and achieve some worthwhile goals but who perhaps is not wanting a regular dance class.

It follows a syllabus (teaching plan) with the purpose of having a plan of progression for students to start learning and developing, new skills.

By way of Progress Cards, which, guided by our teachers our students can follow and check off, we can ensure that each individual student is learning, developing and achieving the desired outcomes for the skills as their own individual ability allows.

LITTLE MONKEYS - CIRCUS FOR 2-5 YEAR OLDS

And we haven’t forgotten our 2-to-5-year olds who are simply going to love our LITTLE MONKEYSCircus for Preschoolers program.
Especially created as an introduction to the Dance Cirque program, Preschool aged children will be delighted with the Circus-themed activities including a circuit of tumbling, beam, aerial, juggling, hula hoops and age-appropriate music and activities.

The Little Monkeys program run for Tiny Stars – aged 2-3 years and Bright Stars – aged 4-5 years and is the perfect class for children who are a bundle of energy.

Dance Stars Program

Our tiniest dancers start as young as 9 months through to approximately 7 years of age. If your little dancer loves to whirl & twirl or hop & bop around the lounge room then they will simply be thrilled in any of our classes.
With lots of props to keep them entertained like ribbons, scarves & pom poms we can assure you that your child will be simply enchanted during their lesson time. We have been very intentional in creating a quality dance program with super exciting themes every term such as ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’, ‘Blast Off’ & ‘Down on the Farm’ so that your child will be totally entertained and unable to wait for their next ‘dance day’.

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NY Dance Arts Program

Our ‘Dance Arts Program’  is where the dance magic really starts to happen.
Our fabulous programs have been very intentionally created to allow students aged 8 to 18 to progress in an age-appropriate manner giving every dancer has the opportunity to shine.
Watch the progression of your dancer from the Dance Stars Program right through to the Dance Arts Program.
The multitude of dance classes to choose from includes tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary musical theatre or acrodance.
Students are encouraged to focus more on technique at this level, and ‘being the best they can be’. This is when we see our students truly flourish, in a dance environment crafted to be gently encouraging and supportive while at the same time offering a solid, quality dance education.

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Move With You

‘Move With You’, our very first dance class for your tiniest dancer ages 9 months to around 3 years of age.

‘Move With You’ is a 45 minute play-based dance class that parents (and often grandparents) attend with their child.  It incorporates toys, props, scarves, instruments, hoops and so forth, with the learning of very basic dance steps.  Specifically crafted by our Early Childhood educators, this class has essential childhood development points such as proprioceptive input, vestibular input, gross and fine motor skills and much more, all disguised as a part of our fun song and dance activities.
This is a rewarding one-on-one class spent with your little dancer full of fun activites that will spark their imagination and keep them coming back for more.

 

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Adult Dance Space

Looking for a dance studio with amazing adult dance classes?

If you have you always wanted to dance, danced as a child and can’t wait to get back into it or maybe dance has simply on your bucket list for a while.
At NY Dance we offer the opportunity many adults are waiting for – classes appropriate for adults of varying experience from none to very experienced.
With fifteen classes on the timetable to choose from in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Burlesque, Latin Fusion, Musical Theatre or ‘Stretch & Strengthen’, there is certain to be one that is just right for you.
If you’ve never danced before don’t panic, NY Dance teachers are experienced with all levels of ability and within moments you will feel at home and make new friends at your dance class.

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About

NY Dance is the dance studio with a very intentional point of difference. We have old-fashioned values when it comes to the presentation of weekly lessons to our students and in particular, what we present to our families on-stage especially regarding song choices and costuming, at our end of year performances. Our vision is very intentional in that we adhere to our own standards of ‘Age-Appropriate music, dance moves and costumes’. This is something that we are extremely passionate and proud of.If you would love to be a part of a studio that values children being children, that has high moral standards when it comes to the work we present to the students of every age, both in class and on stage, then we would love to show you the NY Dance difference.

We are passionate about our Studio Vision which states that:
“NY Dance exists to encourage a love of dance to whomever feels inspired to learn. We are passionately inclusive of students with all abilities and strive to create a positive and uplifting family atmosphere with excellence in all areas of studio life.” Our Teaching & Administration Team work together regularly to update their skills, refine the curriculum and to create a beautiful dance experience for everyone who comes in contact with us, whether it be speaking with someone making an enquiry over the phone, working with students in class or parents at our reception desk.You will find our organisational skills second to none with advanced notice given for everything, fabulous communication with our dance families and a good choice of ways to always get in contact with one of our Team.

NY Dance Studio Values

Positive

We are passionate about creating a positive learning environment where every student feels valued. We believe in the unlimited potential of each dancer, gently nurturing them with positive words and actions, to be the very best they can be.

Inclusive

We are passionate about including everyone no matter their ability, age, size or shape so that they may learn to dance without any fear or judgement. Every dancer is a gift to be valued and we warmly welcome anyone who wishes to learn to dance.

Love Dance

We are passionate about dance and the excitement and happiness it brings to our students lives, encouraging them to tap into the source of joy within, through our holistic approach to dance education.
We want the love of dance to be a part of their lives beyond the classroom, something that will stay with them forever.

Excellence

We are passionate about excellence in teaching outcomes, striving to provide our students with the best quality tuition while at the same time, having realistic goals given the ages and abilities of our students. We aim for excellence in all areas of NY Dance from every part of our team so that whether you are a student or parent, you have the most amazing and excellent experience possible.

Family

We are passionate about creating an extended family atmosphere, where our students can feel safe & protected, nurtured & valued, with consistent values and attitudes across the entire NY Dance Team. Our families are important to us and become part of our lives, both inside and outside of the classroom.