Non-Season Classes

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1 (Upstairs) Subiaco
LVC Presents Three Wishes 6 Week Bellydance Short Course
Discover a whole new world of creativity, confidence, and fun with Lady Velvet Cabaret and Wild Kat, in a sizzling fusion course where cabaret-style bellydance meets hip hop! Over six weeks you will learn unique technique, isolations, and choreography, forming an unforgettable Aladdin-inspired routine which you will have the option to perform at our professional end of year showcase. Come along on our magic carpet ride and make a wish - it might just come true! Tuesdays 8:15pm - 9:15pm Starting 22nd October $150 for Six Weeks (Performance costs not included) All fees must be cleared by 15th October to confirm your place in the course. This course is offered by Lady Velvet Cabaret and is open to students 18+ only. Please note that last minute cancellations (5 days or less notice before first lesson) CANNOT be refunded or offered a credit - all bookings are finalised at this point to ensure the course can go ahead as planned.
Tuesday
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Oct 22 to Nov 26
Studio 1 (Upstairs) Subiaco
LVC presents CATWALK 6 Week Burlesque Short Course
Bring it to the runway for this special course with Sugar du Joure, as she guides you through unique burlesque choreography with a fun fashion twist, celebrating glamour, individuality, and burlesque beauty! Covering everything from burlesque technique, history, character, and of course some special costume design tricks, you'll even get to perform your sizzling group routine at a real cabaret show. Master the art of the tease, and try unique reveals and surprise costume twists in this six week course at Lady Velvet Cabaret's central Subiaco studio. Tuesdays 8.15pm-9.15pm $150 including graduation showcase Starting 3rd September All fees must be cleared by 27th August to confirm your place in the course. This course is offered by Lady Velvet Cabaret and is open to students 18+ only. Please note that last minute cancellations (5 days or less notice before first lesson) CANNOT be refunded or offered a credit - all bookings are finalised at this point to ensure the course can go ahead as planned.
Tuesday
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Sep 3 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs) Subiaco
Lady Velvet Cabaret presents... TAP DAT!
Join Lady Velvet Cabaret and discover a fresh new take on tap dance, combining tap with sizzling burlesque! This two week intensive covers saucy tap-lesque choreography, costuming, and burlesque confidence. You can even shake, shimmy, and show off your new routine in style at a real burlesque show! This course is suitable for those with some prior tap experience, including students in our Lady Velvet Cabaret Beginner or Intermediate Tap Dance classes. WHEN: 5.30-6.30pm on October 2nd and 9th (Rehearsal & show 13th October) COST: $55 including performance SUITABLE: Beginner to intermediate tap dancers. No prior burlesque experience required! All fees must be cleared by September 24th to confirm your place in the course. This course is offered by Lady Velvet Cabaret. Please note that last minute cancellations (5 days or less notice before workshop day) CANNOT be refunded or offered a credit - all bookings are finalised at this point to ensure the workshop can go ahead as planned.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Oct 2 to Oct 9

Term 3, 2019 (Kids/Teens)

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Ballet R.A.D. Primary/Grade 1 (5-7 yrs)
Ballet is an essential part of any dancer’s training and brings additional grace, strength, technique and poise to a dancer’s presentation. This class involves warm up, stretching, barre and center work. Classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Syllabus, and students may be given the option to undergo in-house examinations in their respective grades. RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training programs. This class is suitable for ages 5yrs - 7yrs. No experience required.
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Intermediate Dance TST (11yrs+)
Our Dance TST class is packed full of strength, flexibility and technique exercises, as well as learning all of the skills and tricks that are combined into a dance routine! This class will involve working on flexibility, muscle strengthening, and core strength in order to help improve your dance technique and tricks. Students will learn stunning tricks, skills, leaps and turns, focusing on the WOW factor of dance. This is a focused session where students have the chance to sharpen their technique and give themselves a winning edge. Intermediate Dance TST is a required class for members of the DIAMOND Intermediate Competition Troupe.
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior Tap Dance (7–10 yrs)
Learn to make music with your feet in our fun tap classes that combine both the traditional and more modern funky routines. In this class you’ll learn various tap techniques, combinations and time steps to get you into the rhythm of this popular broadway dance style. Routines are fun, energetic, and modern, with a focus on building strong technique as well as developing stage presence, character, and muscle memory. This class is suitable for ages 7-10yrs.
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Senior Dance TST (17yrs & under Preq.)
Our Dance TST class is packed full of strength, flexibility and technique exercises, as well as learning all of the skills and tricks that are combined into a dance routine! This class will involve working on flexibility, muscle strengthening, and core strength in order to help improve your dance technique and tricks. Students will learn stunning tricks, skills, leaps and turns, focusing on the WOW factor of dance. This is a focused session where students have the chance to sharpen their technique and give themselves a winning edge. To join our Senior TST class students should meet certain prerequisites in skill ability. Please contact dance@waps.com.au for further information.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Tiny Ballerinas (2-3 yrs+)
Suitable for toddlers and kindy dancers, this is the perfect way to nurture a love of classical dance and music in your little one. In this enchanting class, dancers learn their very first dance steps such as pointing feet, plies, little leaps, role playing, short dances and more. Classes are fun, exciting and based on a syllabus designed to create a love of dance and movement at a young age. This class is suitable for ages 2-3yrs, who are new to the world of dance.
Tuesday
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Tiny Ballerinas (3-4 yrs+)
Suitable for toddlers and kindy dancers, this is the perfect way to nurture a love of classical dance and music in your little one. In this enchanting class, dancers learn their very first dance steps such as pointing feet, plies, little leaps, role playing, short dances and more. Classes are fun, exciting and based on a syllabus designed to create a love of dance and movement at a young age. This class is suitable for ages 3-4yrs, who are new to the world of dance.
Tuesday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior Drama & Acting (7-10 yrs)
Studying drama & acting is a great way of developing self-confidence, spatial awareness and voice projection, especially from a young age. In this class you will learn skills such as improvisation, role-play, characterisation and voice work, as well as giving students skills and real-world experience in voice acting, presentation, projection, and more. It will build your child’s self-esteem and help to nurture and support their creative capabilities. Students will be given opportunities to participate in stage plays and productions as well as potential voice or filmed performances, and may choose to audition for roles as presenters on our WAPSTV YouTube Channel.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Acro Dance TST Training (17yrs & under Preq.)
Want some targeted time to really focus on improving your core strength, flexibility, and acro dance technique? Do you need support practising at home, or want extra time practising with a teacher's supervision? This is the class for you! Suitable for existing Acro Dance students (beginners are recommended to check out our Saturday Acro Dance classes first), this class will hone your technique further and give you the opportunity to practise under the guidance of our experienced staff. We all know that practise makes perfect, and extra training time will boost your skills and help you reach your goals even faster - master new tricks, build your strength, and spend even more time perfecting the tricks and techniques you love most! For this class, we recommend you are an existing WAPS Acrobatic Arts syllabus student who can perform the following skills in a consistently and technically sound manner: bridge, straight-over/handstand bridge, bridge kick-over, cartwheels on both sides.
Tuesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior GLEE Club/Musical Theatre (7-10 yrs)
Ever wondered what Glee club is really like? Come and find out in this exciting class! Just like the show, our Glee Club/Musical Theatre course is all about bringing out the inner singing, dancing and theatrical star inside all of us. A fun, exciting and modern way to develop your triple threat talents, students will transform popular and catchy tunes into spectactular stage numbers. Students will learn all core elements of musical theatre including auditions, musicianship, vocal training and projection, harmonies, pitch, stage craft and presence, performance skills, characterisation, theatrical dance, performance endurance, teamwork, improvisation and acting. Students will learn how to confidently combine all these skills and work to their strengths to be part of a dynamic musical theatre team! The class covers a range of repertoire throughout the year, including numbers from some of the best contemporary and classic musicals.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Intermediate/Senior GLEE Club/Musical Theatre (11yrs+)
Ever wondered what Glee club is really like? Come and find out in this exciting class! Just like the show, our Glee Club/Musical Theatre course is all about bringing out the inner singing, dancing and theatrical star inside all of us. A fun, exciting and modern way to develop your triple threat talents, students will transform popular and catchy tunes into spectactular stage numbers. Students will learn all core elements of musical theatre including auditions, musicianship, vocal training and projection, harmonies, pitch, stage craft and presence, performance skills, characterisation, theatrical dance, performance endurance, teamwork, improvisation and acting. Students will learn how to confidently combine all these skills and work to their strengths to be part of a dynamic musical theatre team! The class covers a range of repertoire throughout the year, including numbers from some of the best contemporary and classic musicals.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Senior Hip Hop (17 yrs & under)
Hip Hop is a funky street style of dance with loads of energy, attitude and groove. You’ll learn the latest dance moves and combinations as seen on current music videos (such as those by Rihanna, Chris Brown and Beyonce) and dance movies (such as Step Up, Honey and You Got Served). This exciting class will combine moves from hard-hitting hip hop to smooth lyrical styles to help you discover muscles and body isolations you never knew you had!
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Tiny Ballerinas (3-4 yrs+)
Suitable for toddlers and kindy dancers, this is the perfect way to nurture a love of classical dance and music in your little one. In this enchanting class, dancers learn their very first dance steps such as pointing feet, plies, little leaps, role playing, short dances and more. Classes are fun, exciting and based on a syllabus designed to create a love of dance and movement at a young age. This class is suitable for ages 3-4yrs, who are new to the world of dance.
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Little Groovers (3-4 yrs)
A wonderful and fun introduction to music, dance and acrobatics for kindy-aged children! If your child loves to move and groove to the music like the Wiggles, Hi-Five and Disney, then this is the perfect class to learn all the basics in one fun filled, confidence-building class. Watch them learn, play, and engage with music and movement in a course designed to nurture rhythm, technique, musicality, and passion for performance!
Wednesday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Pre-Junior Tap Dance (5-7 yrs)
Learn to make music with your feet in our fun tap classes that combine both the traditional and more modern funky routines. In this class you’ll learn various tap techniques, combinations and time steps to get you into the rhythm of this popular broadway dance style. Classes are available for young children as well as more advanced and older students. Routines are fun, energetic, and modern, with a focus on building strong technique as well as developing stage presence, character, and muscle memory. This class is suitable for students 5-7yrs. No experience required.
Wednesday
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Pre-Junior Modern Jazz (5-7 yrs)
Modern Jazz is a technical style often associated with Broadway musicals such as Chicago or Fame, and incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps. Get ready for a work out as this class will help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination and improve your cardio fitness. You will not only learn dance techniques to help you to grow and develop as a dancer, but you will also learn combinations and routines so you get the full dance experience. This class is suitable for students 5-7yrs. No experience required
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Ballet R.A.D. Grade 5/Pointe Work & Conditioning (17yrs & under, preq.)
Ballet is an essential part of any dancer’s training and brings additional grace, strength, technique and poise to a dancer’s presentation. This class involves warm up, stretching, barre and center work. Classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Syllabus, and students will be given the option to undergo in-house examinations in their respective grades. RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training programs. In this class, students will also develop skills and strength for Pointe work.
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Senior Modern Jazz - Level 2 (13-17 yrs - Prerequisites)
Modern Jazz is a technical style often associated with Broadway musicals such as Chicago or Fame, and incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps. Get ready for a work out as this class will help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination and improve your cardio fitness. You will not only learn dance techniques to help you to grow and develop as a dancer, but you will also learn combinations and routines so you get the full dance experience. This is a level 2 class and prerequisites must be met prior to enrolling. Please contact us for further information by emailing dance@waps.com.au
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Senior Lyrical/Contemporary - Level 2 (13-17 yrs - Prerequisites)
A creative, interpretive and free-flowing style combining strong technique in ballet and jazz to produce beautiful and meaningful routines. As seen often on TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”, it is one of the more popular forms of modern dance. Contemporary choreography usually tells a story or portrays a theme and teaches dancers to express emotions and feelings behind their performances. This style is a great accompaniment to ballet dancers as it teaches dancers how to use ballet techniques to extract meaning from dances. This is a level 2 class and pre-requisites must be met before enrolling. Please contact us for further information by emailing dance@waps.com.au
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Ballet R.A.D. Grade 2/3 (7-10 yrs)
Ballet is an essential part of any dancer’s training and brings additional grace, strength, technique and poise to a dancer’s presentation. This class involves warm up, stretching, barre and center work. Classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Syllabus, and students may be given the option to undergo in-house examinations in their respective grades. RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training programs. This class is suitable for ages 7-10yrs who have completed at least RAD Grade 1.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior Singing & Drama (7-10 yrs)
Begin your performing arts journey with WAPS Singing & Drama classes! Taught in our music studio, these classes teach the foundations of performance etiquette, incorporating musical and theatrical activities in a fun-filled class where kids have fun while they learn. Learn how to take care of your voice, and develop your intonation, pitch, rhythm, aural skills and music reading, all while learning fun repertoire to suit young age groups. Students participate in a range of activities and theatrical games to help build confidence, teamwork, vocal projection, characterisation and stage presence, combining their skills to produce fun and musical routines which they perform with flair and pizzazz! This course also covers music theory including aural training inspired by the well-respected Kodaly musical education philosophy. This includes solfa, hand signs, intervals, scales, canons, music reading, rhythm, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and basic elements of conducting, improvisation, composition, and more – you’ll be amazed by what your young child can achieve! This course helps build excellent performing arts foundations for students to build on as they grow.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior Modern Jazz (7-10 yrs)
Modern Jazz is a technical style often associated with Broadway musicals such as Chicago or Fame, and incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps. Get ready for a work out as this class will help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination and improve your cardio fitness. You will not only learn dance techniques to help you to grow and develop as a dancer, but you will also learn combinations and routines so you get the full dance experience. This class is suitable for 7-11yrs. No experience required
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior Lyrical/Contemporary (7-10 yrs)
Lyrical is a beautiful and fluid dance form that combines the techniques of jazz, contemporary and ballet. Lyrical allows dancers to use their bodies to interpret the music and teaches grace, control and flow of movement. Routines are expressive and often choreographed to reflect the lyrics and tell a story. This style is a great accompaniment to ballet classes as it teaches students how to use ballet techniques to extract meaning and emotion from dances. This class is suitable for students 7-10yrs.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Junior Acro Dance (7-10 yrs)
Acrobatics (commonly referred to as “Acro”) is the spectacular art of tumbling, contortion and balance. Pre-Junior and Junior Acro Dance combines classical dance techniques with precision acrobatics moves. It is both athletic and creative, working on students’ flexibility, strength, acro and techniques! Depending on the age group, students will learn everything from Russian splits, back walkovers, roundoffs and handstands; to hand springs, braunies, cartwheels, forward rolls, tucks and flips. Not only will you have these impressive tricks to add to your repertoire, but you will also learn to put them into spectacular routines! This class is guaranteed to be fun, exciting and challenging and is highly recommended for all dancers, especially those students looking to enrol into Cheerleading. Enthusiastic advanced-level students can also try out for our Acro Troupes!
Saturday
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Little Groovers (4-6 yrs)
A wonderful and fun introduction to music, dance and acrobatics for kindy-aged children! If your child loves to move and groove to the music like the Wiggles, Hi-Five and Disney, then this is the perfect class to learn all the basics in one fun filled, confidence-building class. Watch them learn, play, and engage with music and movement in a course designed to nurture rhythm, technique, musicality, and passion for performance!
Saturday
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Pre-Junior Hip Hop (5-7 yrs)
Hip Hop is a funky street style of dance with loads of energy, attitude and groove. You’ll learn the latest dance moves and combinations as seen on current music videos (such as those by Rihanna, Chris Brown and Beyonce) and dance movies (such as Step Up, Honey and You Got Served). This exciting class will combine moves from hard-hitting hip hop to smooth lyrical styles to help you discover muscles and body isolations you never knew you had! This class is suitable for 5-7yrs. No experience required.
Saturday
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior Cheerleading (7-10 yrs)
As one of the few dance schools in Perth offering high-level cheerleading classes (with professional performance opportunities) this class is unique, fun and exciting. You’ll learn various dance sequences, acrobatic tricks, chants and cheers with opportunity to perform at real games. This class not only trains you technically so you become a better dancer, but it also helps improve fitness levels, flexibility, core stability and teaches students the importance of teamwork. It is also highly recommended that all students enrolling into Cheerleading also enrol into an Acrobatics class. WAPS has provided professional cheerleading squad services to various sporting teams in WA, including the West Coast Waves basketball team, West Coast Fever netball team, and Perth Heat baseball team. Depending on seasons and contracts, your child may be given the (optional) opportunity to participate in sports games, which will involve external performances and costume costs.
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Pre-Junior Acro Dance (5-9 yrs)
Acrobatics (commonly referred to as “Acro”) is the spectacular art of tumbling, contortion and balance. Pre-Junior and Junior Acro Dance combines classical dance techniques with precision acrobatics moves. It is both athletic and creative, working on students’ flexibility, strength, acro and techniques! Depending on the age group, students will learn everything from Russian splits, back walkovers, roundoffs and handstands; to hand springs, braunies, cartwheels, forward rolls, tucks and flips. Not only will you have these impressive tricks to add to your repertoire, but you will also learn to put them into spectacular routines! This class is guaranteed to be fun, exciting and challenging and is highly recommended for all dancers, especially those students looking to enrol into Cheerleading. Enthusiastic advanced-level students can also try out for our Acro Troupe! This class is suitable for our Pre-Juniors 5-7yrs, or those slightly older with little acrobatics experience.
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Intermediate Acro Dance (11yrs+)
Acrobatics (commonly referred to as “Acro”) is the spectacular art of tumbling, contortion and balance. Acro Dnce Classes (whether intermediate or senior) will involve an extensive warm up followed by a series of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and agility. Mats will be used in class to support all students. Depending on the age group, students will learn everything from Russian splits, back walkovers, round-offs and handstands; to hand springs, braunies, cartwheels, forward rolls, tucks and flips. Not only will you have these impressive tricks to add to your repertoire, but you will also learn to put them into spectacular routines! This class is guaranteed to be fun, exciting and challenging and is highly recommended for all dancers, especially those students looking to enrol into Cheerleading. Enthusiastic advanced-level students can also try out for our Acro Troupes! It is recommended that all new acrobatics students aged 10yrs+ should enrol into Intermediate Acro Dance first (even if they have prior training). Students will be assessed in their first class and advised if they are eligible to move up to the Senior class.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Junior Hip Hop (7-10 yrs) Saturday 10.00am Class
Hip Hop is a funky street style of dance with loads of energy, attitude and groove. You’ll learn the latest dance moves and combinations as seen on current music videos (such as those by Rihanna, Chris Brown and Beyonce) and dance movies (such as Step Up, Honey and You Got Served). This exciting class will combine moves from hard-hitting hip hop to smooth lyrical styles to help you discover muscles and body isolations you never knew you had! This class is suitable for ages 7-10yrs.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Pre-Junior Singing & Music (4-6 yrs)
Singing is an essential attribute for any all-round performer and in this class you will learn breathing, projection, phrasing, diction, pitch, harmony work, microphone technique; all essential to becoming an accomplished and confident entertainer. Depending on your age, teachers will go through a series of exercises to warm up, build, develop and maintain your vocal capabilities, no matter what your level. Senior students will be given the opportunity to sing as part of a group or as a soloist (entirely optional). This course also covers music theory including aural training inspired by the well-respected Kodaly musical education philosophy. This includes solfa, hand signs, intervals, scales, canons, music reading, rhythm, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and basic elements of conducting, improvisation, composition, and more. This class is suitable for students 4 - 6 years of age.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Ballet R.A.D. Grade 3/4 (11 yrs+)
Ballet is an essential part of any dancer’s training and brings additional grace, strength, technique and poise to a dancer’s presentation. This class involves warm up, stretching, barre and center work. Classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Syllabus, and students may be given the option to undergo in-house examinations in their respective grades. RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training programs. This class is suitable for dances aged 11yrs and over (or younger ages who have already completed RAD Grade 3 Syllabus).
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 4 (Court 11)
Term 3 - Inter/Senior Cheerleading (17yrs & under)
As one of the few dance schools in Perth offering high-level cheerleading classes (with professional performance opportunities) this class is unique, fun and exciting. You’ll learn various dance sequences, acrobatic tricks, chants and cheers with opportunity to perform at real games. This class not only trains you technically so you become a better dancer, but it also helps improve fitness levels, flexibility, core stability and teaches students the importance of teamwork. It is also highly recommended that all students enrolling into Cheerleading also enrol into an Acrobatics class. WAPS has provided professional cheerleading squad services to various sporting teams in WA, including the West Coast Waves basketball team, West Coast Fever netball team, and Perth Heat baseball team. Depending on seasons and contracts, your child may be given the (optional) opportunity to participate in sports games, which will involve external performances and costume costs.
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Junior Hip Hop (7-10 yrs) 10.45am Saturday Class
Hip Hop is a funky street style of dance with loads of energy, attitude and groove. You’ll learn the latest dance moves and combinations as seen on current music videos (such as those by Rihanna, Chris Brown and Beyonce) and dance movies (such as Step Up, Honey and You Got Served). This exciting class will combine moves from hard-hitting hip hop to smooth lyrical styles to help you discover muscles and body isolations you never knew you had! This class is suitable for ages 7-10yrs.
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Junior Singing & Music (7-10 yrs)
Singing is an essential attribute for any all-round performer and in this class you will learn breathing, projection, phrasing, diction, pitch, harmony work, microphone technique; all essential to becoming an accomplished and confident entertainer. Depending on your age, teachers will go through a series of exercises to warm up, build, develop and maintain your vocal capabilities, no matter what your level. Senior students will be given the opportunity to sing as part of a group or as a soloist (entirely optional). This course also covers music theory including aural training inspired by the well-respected Kodaly musical education philosophy. This includes solfa, hand signs, intervals, scales, canons, music reading, rhythm, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and basic elements of conducting, improvisation, composition, and more. Singing lessons are also available privately, as well as our Advanced Singing Troupe for those looking to take their vocal technique to the next level. Please contact dance@waps.com.au for more information on these offerings.
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Inter/Senior Singing & Music (11-17yrs+)
Singing is an essential attribute for any all-round performer and in this class you will learn breathing, projection, phrasing, diction, pitch, harmony work, microphone technique; all essential to becoming an accomplished and confident entertainer. Depending on your age, teachers will go through a series of exercises to warm up, build, develop and maintain your vocal capabilities, no matter what your level. Senior students will be given the opportunity to sing as part of a group or as a soloist (entirely optional). This course also covers music theory including aural training inspired by the well-respected Kodaly musical education philosophy. This includes solfa, hand signs, intervals, scales, canons, music reading, rhythm, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and basic elements of conducting, improvisation, composition, and more. Singing lessons are available privately, as well as our Advanced Singing Troupe for those looking to take their vocal technique to the next level. Please contact dance@waps.com.au for more information on these offerings.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Intermediate/Senior Tap Dance (11 yrs+) - LEVEL 1
Learn to make music with your feet in our fun tap classes that combine both the traditional and more modern funky routines. In this class you’ll learn various tap techniques, combinations and time steps to get you into the rhythm of this popular broadway dance style. Classes are available for young children as well as more advanced and older students. Routines are fun, energetic, and modern, with a focus on building strong technique as well as developing stage presence, character, and muscle memory.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Senior Acro Dance (17yrs & under, Preq.)
Acrobatics (commonly referred to as “Acro”) is the spectacular art of tumbling, contortion and balance. Acrobatics Classes (whether intermediate or senior) will involve an extensive warm up followed by a series of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and agility. Mats will be used in class to support all students. Depending on the age group, students will learn everything from Russian splits, back walkovers, round-offs and handstands; to hand springs, braunies, cartwheels, forward rolls, tucks and flips. Not only will you have these impressive tricks to add to your repertoire, but you will also learn to put them into spectacular routines! This class is guaranteed to be fun, exciting and challenging and is highly recommended for all dancers, especially those students looking to enrol into Cheerleading. Enthusiastic advanced-level students can also try out for our Acro Troupes! It is recommended that all new acrobatics students aged 10yrs+ should enrol into Intermediate Acrobatics first (even if they have prior training). Students will be assessed in their first class and advised if they are eligible to move up to the Senior class. Prerequisite skills are required before joining Senior Acrobatics.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 4 (Court 11)
Term 3 - Fast Track: Open Intermediate/Senior Dance & Acro Training (11yrs+)
We all know the value of practising at home, but imagine if you could practise under the guidance of your instructors, with plenty of room to move, and access to specialist equipment just for dancers and acrobats! Get ready to fast track your performance with our open dance & acro training sessions at WAPS! Fast Track students will be supervised and given targeted feedback and corrections by our experienced staff each week, as well as having access to tumble tracks, gym mats and specialised acro equipment, turning boards, stretch bands, foam rollers, pilates balls and yoga blocks. The Fast Track training session allows intermediate and senior aged students to further polish the skills and techniques they have already learned during their classes - ideal for those looking to give their performance a serious boost and smash their goals even faster!
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 4 (Court 11)
Term 3 - Intermediate/Senior Hip Hop (11 yrs+)
Hip Hop is a funky street style of dance with loads of energy, attitude and groove. You’ll learn the latest dance moves and combinations as seen on current music videos (such as those by Rihanna, Chris Brown and Beyonce) and dance movies (such as Step Up, Honey and You Got Served). This exciting class will combine moves from hard-hitting hip hop to smooth lyrical styles to help you discover muscles and body isolations you never knew you had!
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Intermediate/Senior Tap Dance LEVEL 2 - (17yrs & under - Prerequisites)
Learn to make music with your feet in our fun tap classes that combine both the traditional and more modern funky routines. In this class you’ll learn various tap techniques, combinations and time steps to get you into the rhythm of this popular broadway dance style. Classes are available for young children as well as more advanced and older students. Routines are fun, energetic, and modern, with a focus on building strong technique as well as developing stage presence, character, and muscle memory. Please note students must meet pre-requisites in order to join Level 2, please contact dance@waps.com.au to find out which class suits you best.
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - WAPS 'ARIA' Advanced Singing Troupe (Invitation Only)
The WAPS 'ARIA' Singing Troupe offers committed and dedicated singers the chance to join an elite chorus to further develop their technical skills and allow them to participate in extra performance opportunities. Troupe members are required to take Vocal or Musical Theatre classes at WAPS, and commit to practise at home and extra performances. 'ARIA' performs at public events as well as televised appearances and festivals. A broad range of vocal repertoire is covered in class, along with targeted technical exercises, part work, solfa, aural practise, and more. The troupe is open to advanced singers regardless of gender. Entrance into the troupe is via audition or invite only. Contact dance@waps.com.au to express interest.
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Intermediate Modern Jazz Levels 1/2 (11yrs+)
Modern Jazz is a technical style often associated with Broadway musicals such as Chicago or Fame, and incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps. Get ready for a work out as this class will help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination and improve your cardio fitness. You will not only learn dance techniques to help you to grow and develop as a dancer, but you will also learn combinations and routines so you get the full dance experience.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Senior Modern Jazz - Level 1 (13-17 yrs)
Modern Jazz is a technical style often associated with Broadway musicals such as Chicago or Fame, and incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps. Get ready for a work out as this class will help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination and improve your cardio fitness. You will not only learn dance techniques to help you to grow and develop as a dancer, but you will also learn combinations and routines so you get the full dance experience. Pre-requisites are required to be met for this class. Please email dance@waps.com.au to discuss what level is suitable for you or your child.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Intermediate Lyrical/Contemporary Levels 1/2 (11 yrs+)
Lyrical is a beautiful and fluid dance form that combines the techniques of jazz, contemporary and ballet. Lyrical and Contemporary allows dancers to use their bodies to interpret the music and teaches grace, control and flow of movement. Routines are expressive and often choreographed to reflect the lyrics and tell a story. This style is a great accompaniment to ballet classes as it teaches students how to use ballet techniques to extract meaning and emotion from dances.
Saturday
1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Senior Lyrical/Contemporary - Level 1 (13-17 yrs)
Lyrical is a beautiful and fluid dance form that combines the techniques of jazz, contemporary and ballet. Lyrical and Contemporary allows dancers to use their bodies to interpret the music and teaches grace, control and flow of movement. Routines are expressive and often choreographed to reflect the lyrics and tell a story. This style is a great accompaniment to ballet classes as it teaches students how to use ballet techniques to extract meaning and emotion from dances. Pre-requisites are required to be met for this class. Please email dance@waps.com.au to discuss what level is suitable for you or your child.
Saturday
1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Senior Drama & Acting (11yrs+)
Studying drama & acting is a great way of developing self-confidence, spatial awareness and voice projection, especially from a young age. In this class you will learn skills such as improvisation, role-play, characterisation and voice work, as well as giving students skills and real-world experience in voice acting, presentation, projection, and more. It will build your child’s self-esteem and help to nurture and support their creative capabilities. Students will be given opportunities to participate in stage plays and productions as well as potential voice or filmed performances, and may choose to audition for roles as presenters on our WAPSTV YouTube Channel.
Saturday
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Jul 22 to Sep 29

Term 3, 2019 (Adults)

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Ballet Level 1 (12 wks) (Adults 17+)
Foundation in ballet is the perfect accompaniment to all other dance styles. It builds strength, flexibility, core stability and improves your posture. A dance style that encompasses grace, elegance and poise, this class is perfect for those who are either complete beginners in ballet or are getting back into the style after a long break. It is also recommended for dancers who want to learn the technique to compliment other dance styles, those wishing to get back to basics, or those wishing to pursue dance as a career. This class will focus on all aspects of ballet technique including barre work, centre and stretching. You’ll feel elegant, graceful and will see a noticeable difference in your posture and the way you carry yourself in no time. If you would like some extra time to practise the basic techniques, positions, and terminology of ballet, join our Ballet Foundations class. This class gives you an extra 30 minutes of practise and foundation work to supplement any other ballet class you take with us. WAPS caters to a range of abilities, so check out the timetable to see which class suits you best. Our LEVEL 1 Ballet class is suitable for beginner to early-intermediate ballet dancers. For brand new beginners, please also enrol into our 30min Adult Ballet Foundations class (immediately before this class) as a supplementary class for at least one full term.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Adult Cabaret/Modern Burlesque Level 2 (12 wks) (Adults 17+)
Life is a Cabaret! So bring out your inner Christina and join us in the spotlight! Teaming up with WA’s top professional cabaret dance and performance troupe, Lady Velvet Cabaret, we bring to you the ultimate modern burlesque course to show you just how the pros do it. In this class you will be taught stylish and sexy choreography inspired by famous cabaret venues from all over the world. This class delves into both the old and the new, with classic moves from famous musicals (such as the incredible Bob Fosse pieces from Cabaret and All That Jazz), as well as venturing into modern styles made famous by more recent Hollywood productions such as Chicago and Burlesque. Students in this class will be given the opportunity (entirely optional) to perform their routines in a real life cabaret show with Lady Velvet Cabaret at the end of each term, so you too will experience what it truly feels like to be a Burlesque Star! Our Level 2 Cabaret students may also be given extra performance opportunities throughout the year at events, live shows and festivals. Level 2 Cabaret/Modern Burlesque students should have at least 2-3yrs experience in this style and/or a strong foundation in jazz dance.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Ballet Level 2 (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Foundation in ballet is the perfect accompaniment to all other dance styles. It builds strength, flexibility, core stability and improves your posture. A dance style that encompasses grace, elegance and poise, this class is perfect for those who are either complete beginners in ballet or are getting back into the style after a long break. It is also recommended for dancers who want to learn the technique to compliment other dance styles, those wishing to get back to basics, or those wishing to pursue dance as a career. This class will focus on all aspects of ballet technique including barre work, centre and stretching. You’ll feel elegant, graceful and will see a noticeable difference in your posture and the way you carry yourself in no time. If you would like some extra time to practise the basic techniques, positions, and terminology of ballet, join our Ballet Foundations class. This class gives you an extra 30 minutes of practise and foundation work to supplement any other ballet class you take with us. WAPS caters to a range of abilities, so check out the timetable to see which class suits you best. Level 2 Adult Ballet is suitable for intermediate to advanced dancers with over 2yrs experience in this style. (Beginner Classes also available)
Monday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Adult Cabaret/Modern Burlesque Level 1 (12 wks) (Adults 17+)
Life is a Cabaret! So bring out your inner Christina and join us in the spotlight! Teaming up with WA’s top professional cabaret dance and performance troupe, Lady Velvet Cabaret, we bring to you the ultimate modern burlesque course to show you just how the pros do it. In this class you will be taught stylish and sexy choreography inspired by famous cabaret venues from all over the world. This class delves into both the old and the new, with classic moves from famous musicals (such as the incredible Bob Fosse pieces from Cabaret and All That Jazz), as well as venturing into modern styles made famous by more recent Hollywood productions such as Chicago and Burlesque. Students in this class will be given the opportunity (entirely optional) to perform their routines in a real life cabaret show with Lady Velvet Cabaret at the end of each term, so you too will experience what it truly feels like to be a Burlesque Star! Level 1 Cabaret/Modern Burlesque is suitable for beginner to early-intermediate dancers.
Monday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Hip Hop for Beginners (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Hip Hop is a funky street style of dance with loads of energy, attitude and groove. You’ll learn the latest dance moves and combinations as seen on music videos and online (such as those by Rihanna, Chris Brown and Beyonce) and dance movies (such as Step Up, Honey and You Got Served). Hip Hop is just as much about the attitude and sass of dancers as it is about the moves, and it’s a style that everyone can really make their own. This exciting class will combine moves from hard-hitting hip hop to smooth lyrical styles to help you discover muscles and body isolations you never knew you had!
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Tap Dance Level 1 (12 weeks) (Adults 17yrs+)
This is the perfect class for complete beginners wanting to learn, or those who havent had their shoes on for a while and want to brush up on their skills. This class will involve a quick warm up to get you ready for class, and then you will learn a variety of tap steps, combinations, and simple rhythms to immerse you in the wonderful world of tap dancing! This class is also a perfect supplementary class to our Adult Beginner & Intermediate Tap class (directly after the Tap Foundations class on our timetable), but can be taken on its own. Adult Tap Level 1 class is suitable for beginners and early-intermediate dancers.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Adult DanceAcrobatics (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
The WAPS DanceAcrobatics class is a specialist course, teaching beautiful dance choreography that includes some of the incredible tricks and techniques of Acrobatics. Discover how to safely perform Acrobatics techniques as part of striking dance routines, giving you the chance to showcase flexibility, strength and balance, as well as dance technique. You will be amazed at what you can achieve with regular lessons and practise, and at creative and impressive ways that Acro techniques can be used to embellish dance choreography. This is an open ability class – we encourage everyone to try it, regardless of your previous experience in dance or acrobatics. Your instructor will take you through technique and choreography at your own pace and students will work at their own level, monitored by staff, to ensure everyone can achieve their goals no matter what your level is!
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Musical Theatre (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Teaming up with WA’s top professional cabaret dance and performance troupe, Lady Velvet Cabaret, we bring to you the ultimate Musical Theatre course to show you just how the pros do it. In this class, you will be taught exciting song and dance numbers inspired by famous Broadway and East End productions. Get a taste of what it would be like to be a part of some of the biggest musicals in the world such as Chicago, Cats, Wicked, Nine and more! This is an OPEN class, so students of all levels are welcome. Both vocal and dance training will be included in the course, however choreography will be tailored to suit each student’s strengths. Students in this class will be given the opportunity (entirely optional) to perform their routines in a real life cabaret show with Lady Velvet Cabaret at the end of each term, so you too will experience what it truly feels like to be a performer!
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Adult Dance Choreography Masterclass (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Suitable for beginner-to-intermediate adult dancers, Dance Choreography Masterclass gives students the chance to learn a new, fresh routine regularly throughout the term. An excellent compliment to more skills-based classes, the Choreography Masterclass focuses on improving dancers’ retention of choreography, exposes them to an ever-changing range of dance and choreography styles, includes improvisation activities and training, as well as helping students develop their own choreography skills - ideal for those looking to craft their own performances, find out more about the world of professional choreography, or even enter own-choreography sections in dance competitions!
Wednesday
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Intermediate Tap Dance Level 2 (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Learn the fun and energetic style of tap dancing in our classes for adults! Combining both the traditional and more modern tap styles, you’ll learn various tap techniques, combinations and time steps to get you into the rhythm of this popular broadway dance style. This addictive style is closely linked to rhythm and music, with dance technique and sound joining forces to create fun and energetic routines. Channel the energy and character of legends like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire and discover what has made this style of dance so enduringly popular on broadway, and in film and theatre for so many years. Level 2 Adult Tap is suitable for intermediate to advance dancers with 3yrs or more experience in the style.
Wednesday
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Stretch & Flex (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Our Stretch & Flex class is a specialist exercise class for adults, designed to improve your overall flexibility and teach you safe and easy ways to stretch! Stretching and flexibility helps to improve results and recovery from injuries and workouts, and gives fantastic muscle tone. A great class to complement your other dance classes, or to get you confident enough to start one. Come along and enjoy a challenge – see how flexible you can get! What to wear and bring: Fitted top and bottoms preferred (sports top, leotard, tank top, ¾ or full length leggings or boy leg shorts). Bare feet or socks are fine. Please bring a water bottle, a sweat towel, and a yoga mat – you can hire one from reception for $2.00.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Adult Contemporary Level 2 (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
A creative, interpretive and free-flowing style combining both ballet and jazz technique to produce beautiful and expressive routines. The style has been popularised by programs such as “So You Think You Can Dance”, growing in recent years to become one of the dominant styles of dance in the US and Europe. Contemporary dance often features narrative or thematic choreography, requiring dancers to express emotions and incorporate them into their performances. This style combines beautiful and strong ballet technique with creative floorwork and modern music. Contemporary dance is a great accompaniment to ballet classes, teaching dancers how to use classical technique to extract meaning from routines. Our Level 2 class is suitable for intermediate to advance dancers with at least 2-3 recent years experience in the style. Beginner (Level 1) classes are also available.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Adult Modern Jazz Level 1 (12 weeks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Jazz is a technical style often associated with Broadway musicals such as Chicago or Fame, and incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps. Get ready for a work out as this class will help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination and improve your cardio fitness. The beginner class is perfect for students who are new to Jazz, or even to dance itself, or those who are returning after a long break from dance. You will not only be taught dance techniques to help you to grow and develop as a dancer, but you will also learn combinations and routines so you get the full dance experience. Our Level 1 class is suitable for beginner to early-intermediate dancers. More advanced (level 2) classes are also available.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 3 - Adult Contemporary Level 1 (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
A creative, interpretive and free-flowing style combining both ballet and jazz technique to produce beautiful and expressive routines. The style has been popularised by programs such as “So You Think You Can Dance”, growing in recent years to become one of the dominant styles of dance in the US and Europe. Contemporary dance often features narrative or thematic choreography, requiring dancers to express emotions and incorporate them into their performances. This style combines beautiful and strong ballet technique with creative floorwork and modern music. Contemporary dance is a great accompaniment to ballet classes, teaching dancers how to use classical technique to extract meaning from routines. Our Level 1 class is suitable for beginner to early-intermediate dancers. More advanced (level 2) classes are also available.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 3 - Adult Modern Jazz Level 2 (12 wks) (Adults 17yrs+)
Jazz is a technical style often associated with Broadway musicals such as Chicago or Fame, and incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps. Get ready for a work out as this class will help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination and improve your cardio fitness. Our Level 2 class is suitable for intermediate to advance dancers with at least 2-3 recent years experience in the style. Beginner (Level 1) classes are also available.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jul 22 to Oct 13


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