At Jenina's Dance Workshop, we're all about creating a well-rounded dancer. To achieve this, we place an equal emphasis on all styles of dance, along with additional classes such as singing and acrobatics.
Students at JDW are able to create a customised timetable of classes to suit their schedule. Upon enquiry, students and parents will work with our enrolments team to create a timetable that works to achieve your personal goals.
We allow our students the flexibility of picking as many or little classes as they like - there's no 'packages'. Most students choose 3-4 classes, allowing them the opportunity to discover which genres they love. When students are ready to take their dancing to the next level, they may choose up to 15 classes per week.
The only compulsory class at JDW is our theatrical combo class, which covers jazz, song and dance (musical theatre) and kicking routines. From there, students enjoy a timetable that spans across 6 days a week.
In 2020, we introduced JDW Mini Kids, our exclusive program for children aged 1.5 - 5 years. The program is crafted carefully by our teachers who specialise in early-childhood dance teaching.
Pick a Theatrical class
Theatrical classes cover the fundamentals of all things dance across jazz and musical theatre styles. It's upbeat, fun and high-energy!
Our jazz is high energy, encouraging individual style and expression while focusing on flexibility, technique, strength and coordination. Song and dance groups are fun, with strong focus on vocals and harmonies before a high energy dance to classical and contemporary musical theatre songs. It's the only compulsory class at JDW.
Students are placed into a Theatrical class based on their age. All theatrical classes perform at the Southern Tasmanian Dancing Eisteddfod and our End of Year concert.
Pick a Ballet class
Ballet classes are the next step in any dancer's timetable as it is the core of every dancer's technique. Classical ballet classes are structured around creative exercises that are designed to build fine posture and poise and create healthy, strong bodies.
Ballet students are taught the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. Students choose between an RAD and/or Performance ballet classes. with the latter performing at the Southern Tasmanian Dancing Eisteddfod and our End of Year concert.
Add Tap, Lyrical, Acro, Hip Hop and more
This is where the real fun begins! Once the student has their base classes sorted, they can add on as many classes as they like.
Tap is one of the most rhythmic dance forms, increasing coordination of the body and develops a strong sense of timing, musicality and rhythm. Our tap classes consist of detailed corner work, technical progressions, partnering/group work, as well as working towards a routine for competition and concert.
LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY
Lyrical and contemporary combine the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz. These classes are expressive and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.
Acro focuses on developing strong, flexible dancers, where skills range from handstands and cartwheels to flips and handsprings. Acro will teach you all sorts of tricks; giving you a competitive edge and making you "stand out from the crowd”. Acro classes are broken up into stream of ability, with our certified staff flying to Melbourne annually to further their acro training.
Hip Hop classes at JDW are some of our most popular classes! Hip Hop combines street funk, hip hop and commercial styles to create choreography that is exciting to perform and to watch! These classes work towards routines for competitions and performances, as well as drawing upon other dance style techniques to create hard hitting, strong and stylised dancers.
Although our Theatrical classes cover the basic of singing and dancing, our Musical Theatre classes focus on expanding the individual's repertoire and experimenting with new singing and acting skills, creating a 'triple threat'. These classes are designed for those who wish to further their performance skills and potentially see themselves in a Musical Theatre career; be it on Broadway, West End or on home soil!