Non-Season Classes

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1 (Upstairs) Subiaco
Lady Velvet Cabaret presents... CABARET SHOWGIRLS Six Week Burlesque Course
Calling all showgirls! Award-winning performer Sugar du Joure invites you to join her in six weeks of training covering choreography, styling, and polishing your own showgirl persona. Suitable for newer and more established performers, you'll also learn to handcraft your very own burly accessory to perform with. This course includes an optional performance opportunity in a state-of-the-art auditorium at our annual end of year showcase, so you can strut your stuff on the big stage! Enrolment is just $150 (performance extra) for six weeks. Classes run Tuesdays 8.15-9.15pm starting October 23 in Subiaco. Tuition fees due one week prior to course in order to confirm enrolment.
Tuesday
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Oct 23 to Nov 27
Studio 1 (Upstairs) Subiaco
Lady Velvet Cabaret presents... TRIBAL FUSION BELLYDANCE Zills (Finger Cymbals) 3 Week Course
Learn unique Tribal Fusion choreography incorporating zills (finger cymbals) with Wild Kat. The Tribal Fusion style of Bellydance is known for its pronounced isometric movements, sensual choreography, and darker style of music. Develop your technique with isolation exercises, learn a more fluid and controlled style of movement, and add some magic to your performance with your very own set of zills to keep! Over three weeks, you'll learn to use your very own pair of zills, with the option to perform at a professional end of year showcase too! This course is suitable for dancers of all levels, and a great opportunity to build on the techniques from our previous Tribal Fusion short course. Sundays 4, 11 & 18 October 2.00-3.30pm $100 (performance extra) Tuition fees are due one week prior to the course in order to confirm your place.
Sunday
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Nov 4 to Nov 18

Term 4, 2018 (Kids/Teens)

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Ballet R.A.D. Primary/Grade 1 (5-9 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 Primary.
Monday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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.
Monday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Intermediate Ballet Intensive (11yrs+)
Ballet is an essential part of any dancer’s training and brings additional grace, strength, technique and poise to a dancer’s presentation. 30 minute Ballet Intensive classes are a requirement for members of DIAMOND and PLATINUM Competition Troupes, as well as being open to other Intermediate or Senior students who wish to learn Ballet to improve their overall dance technique and performance. This class is suitable for students 11 years and over.
Monday
5:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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 2-3yrs, who are new to the world of dance.
Tuesday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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.
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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.
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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.
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Senior Ballet Intensive (17yrs & under)
Ballet is an essential part of any dancer’s training and brings additional grace, strength, technique and poise to a dancer’s presentation. 30 minute Ballet Intensive classes are a requirement for members of DIAMOND and PLATINUM Competition Troupes, as well as being open to other Intermediate or Senior students who wish to learn Ballet to improve their overall dance technique and performance. This class is suitable for students 17 years and under.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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 7-10yrs.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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. Senior TST is a requirement for members of our PLATINUM Senior Competition Troupe.
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Advanced Senior Jazz (17yrs & under, Preq.)
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. To join our Advanced Senior Jazz class students should meet certain prerequisites in skill ability. Please contact dance@waps.com.au for further information. Advanced Senior Jazz is a required class for members of the PLATINUM Senior Competition Troupe.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Intermediate Singing & Music (11yrs+)
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
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Advanced Singing Troupe (Invitation Only)
The WAPS Advanced 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. The Advanced Singing Troupe 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
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Senior Singing & Music (17yrs & under)
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
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 2 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 4 (Court 11)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 4 (Court 11)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Intermediate/Senior Tap 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Intermediate Modern Jazz (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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Intermediate Lyrical/Contemporary (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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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.
Saturday
1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Stretch, Flex & Conditioning (17yrs & under)
Our Stretch, Flex & Conditioning class is a specialist exercise class for teens 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!
Saturday
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - 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.
Saturday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16

Term 4, 2018 (Adults)

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Ballet Foundations (10 wks) (Adults 17+)
Foundation in ballet is the perfect accompaniment to all other dance styles. The class not only revises on the basic positions of ballet, but also helps to build strength, flexibility, core stability and improves posture. This is an excellent class for students who are new to ballet and want to familiarise themselves with the techniques and terminology of ballet, or even for more experienced students who want some extra practise during the week. This class is open to students even if they are not enrolled in WAPS Ballet classes. It is also highly recommended to our Beginner Ballet students as a supplementary class.
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Ballet for Beginners (10 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.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Adult Intermediate Cabaret/Modern Burlesque (10 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 Advanced Cabaret students may also be given extra performance opportunities throughout the year at events, live shows and festivals.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Adult Cabaret/Modern Burlesque for Beginners (10 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!
Monday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Hip Hop for Beginners (10 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Tap Dance for Beginners - (10 wks) (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.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Adult DanceAcrobatics (10 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Musical Theatre (10 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Intermediate Tap Dance (10 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.
Wednesday
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Adult Modern Jazz for Beginners (10 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. 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.
Wednesday
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Stretch & Flex (10 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
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Intermediate Ballet (10 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. This Intermediate class is suitable for those with 1-2yrs ballet experience. (Beginner and Advanced Classes also available)
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Adult Intermediate Modern Jazz (10 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. The Advanced class is perfect for dancers who have had at least 2yrs or more experience in Jazz or other similar dance styles.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 1 (Upstairs)
Term 4 - Adult Beginner Contemporary (10 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.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16
Studio 3 (Court 9)
Term 4 - Adult Intermediate Contemporary (10 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. This Advanced class is suitable for dancers with at least 2yrs or more experience in Contemporary or similar dance styles.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Oct 7 to Dec 16


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