2020 Dance Training Programs: excellence in dance for young people

Want to enrol? –  Call us on 02 6247 3103 or email admin@ql2.org.au.

We have Training Programs with regular classes for junior (8+) through to pre-professional dancers. They prepare you for other programs at QL2, and for tertiary level courses. Prices, paid per term for the whole program, start at $15 per class, with big discounts as you do more making it less than $7.50 per hour for the highest program. Each program has a set schedule, from one to six classes per week. Program details, frequently asked questions and information about our teachers below.

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Programs

Click on a program below to see more.

Introductory program: single 1 hour class/week. (approx. ages 8–12)

Introductory program: single 1 hour class/week. (approx. ages 8-12) A fun and lively entry-level program. An introduction to QL2 with a mix of styles, creative work, and body training.

Term 1 fee: $150 (10 weeks) or $280 with optional Acrobatics, Strength & Flex

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Licence to Move program for boys: 1 or 2 class/week (approx. ages 8-12)

Licence to Move program: 1 hour/week. Approx. ages 8–12.
Provides an introduction to QL2 for boys, prior to joining mixed classes.

Term 1 fee: $150 (10 weeks) or $280 with optional Acrobatics, Strength & Flex

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Junior A Program: 2 or 3 classes/week (approx. ages 8-12)

Junior A Program: 2 or 3 classes/week. Approx. ages 8–12.
Fundamental training for younger dancers, with two classes running consecutively. Designed for girls and boys who are keen to dance.

Term 1 fee: $280 (10 weeks) or $390 with optional Acrobatics, Strength & Flex

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Junior B (boys) Program: 2 or 3 classes/week (approx. ages 8-12)

Junior B (boys) Program: 2 or 3 classes/week. Approx. ages 8–12.
Fundamental training for younger boys, with two classes including the boys-only “Licence to Move.” Designed for boys who are keen to dance.

Term 1 fee: $280 (10 weeks) or $390 with optional Acrobatics, Strength & Flex

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Intermediate Program: 3 or 4 classes/week (approx. ages 11-16)

Intermediate Program: 3 or 4 classes/week; 3½ or 4¾ hours/week.
Approx. ages 11-16. Designed for dancers with some contemporary dance experience, or excellence in other movement disciplines. Three classes a week (or four with optional yoga) to build skills, strength, fitness and choreographic awareness.

Term 1 fee: $390, or $468 with optional Yoga. (10 weeks)

  Day Arrival Start End  
Stretch & Conditioning 1 Monday 4:15 pm 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Introduction to strength, flexibility, and alignment for contemporary dance.
Contemporary 2 Wednesday 4:15 pm 4:30 pm 5:45 pm Develop contemporary technique and skills. Engaging in a variety of movement styles, creativity and technique activities.
Classical 2 Wednesday (Follows above) 6:00 pm 7:15 pm Foundation level classical technique for contemporary dancers.
OPTIONAL
Yoga for Dancers
Friday 4:30 pm 4:45 pm 6:00 pm (nb earlier time) A yoga approach to strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness for dance.
NB Offsite at SOULution Yoga.

InterPlus Program: 4 or 5 classes/week (approx. ages 13-16)

InterPlus Program: 4 or 5 classes/week; 5 or 6¼ hours/week.
Approx. ages 13-16. An intermediate program with a faster progression, designed for dancers with strong contemporary dance experience, or excellence in other movement disciplines, who might aspire to a career in dance. Four classes a week (or five with optional yoga) to enhance and extend skills, strength, fitness and choreographic knowledge.

Term 1 fee: $456, or $517 with optional Yoga. (10 weeks)

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Senior Program: 4 or 5 classes/week (approx. ages 14-20)

Senior Program: 4 or 5 classes/week; 5¾ or 7 hours/week.
Approx. ages 14–20. A challenging program for older dancers in, or auditioning for, our projects.

Term 1 fee: $456, or $517 with optional Yoga. (10 weeks) 

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Pre-Tertiary Program: 6 classes/week (approx. ages 14-20)

Pre-Tertiary Program: 6 classes/week; 8½ hours/week. Approx. ages 14–20. A more challenging and complete program with a faster progression, designed for committed dancers aiming to audition for full time dance training or university courses.

Term 1 fee: $599 (10 weeks)

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FAQ

Our Teachers

Our teachers are practicing dance artists and trained educators, plus visiting guest teachers when visiting companies and independent dance artists are in town. Our regular teachers include:

Ruth Osborne, Artistic Director of QL2 Dance, has over 40 years’ experience performing, teaching, choreographing, directing, and mentoring.

Olivia Fyfe is a teacher and contemporary dancer. A WAAPA graduate, she has worked with Fiona Malone and Cadi McCarthy. She spent a year in Europe developing her artistic practice.

Alison Plevey is a teacher, dance and physical theatre artist, creator and improviser. She is Party Leader of Canberra’s Australian Dance Party.

Stephen Gow is a teacher and dancer in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Breakdancing. He toured with “Cypher”, a bboy theatre show created by Nick Power.

Alana Stenning is a graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts, and a QL2 alumni. She is a member of the Australian Dance Party and a Canberra based independent dance artist.

Ursula Taylor  is a QL2 alumni. She is currently completing a degree in Physiotherapy and  is a qualified yoga teacher who teaches at QL2 and SOULution Yoga.

Debbie Trotter Wharton  is a VCA Graduate. She has 40 years experience professional teaching in both New Zealand and Australia.

Ryan Stone is a WAAPA graduate and a QL2 Alumni. He is a member of the Australian Dance Party and a Canberra based independent dance artist.

ENROL!

You can join our classes at any point during the term. For most programs, send us an email or give us a call to let us know which program you’d like to try-out, then just arrive 15 minutes before one of the classes. For the Senior and Pre-Tertiary programs, call us to discuss the programs with Artistic Director Ruth Osborne.

You can also make a personal appointment with Ruth to discuss which class program is best for you or your child, learn about our 2020 projects, and get advice about other dance activities.

QL2 Dance — Office (A Block),
Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon

Enquiries: 6247 3103 or admin@ql2.org.au