PPHQ follows the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus through all ages and grades. Our ballet classes combine grace, line and beauty to provide the technical foundation for all dance forms. Classes include traditional barre and centre work designed to build a strong, beautiful, graceful, and healthy body with fine posture and poise. For a student to make appropriate progress in other dance forms, the study of ballet is necessary. With sufficient study of ballet, along with proper technique, a strong body, and faculty approval, a student may advance to Pointe work.
Jazz dance represents our popular culture and it is forever changing. It uses elements of ballet and modern dance set to popular music, including lyrical and contemporary styles. The class itself includes full body conditioning, progressions, centre work, style and choreography.
Tap class blends coordination and rhythm into a fun and timeless dance form. It consists mostly of rhythm and sound, and is an excellent way to increase coordination of the mind and body and is a great way to develop a sense of rhythm, timing and expression! In tap class, students will learn and explore rhythm, sound, technique, terminology, style and history.
The Contemporary style is a blend of ballet and modern dance. It builds a strong centre and combines precision leg work with fluidity of the torso. Contemporary dance encourages self-expression, natural movement and personal interpretation.
Lyrical combines the techniques of Jazz and Classical ballet. Lyrical is a slower, melodic, and more expressive form of Jazz often to ballad music. Dancers gain fluidity of movement, grace and control.
Hip Hop is a soulful and diverse dance style, which creates fun and freestyle movement, influenced by the choreographers who create it. It is constantly evolving and has captured and transformed the music and dance world. The Hip hop dance style can be seen in music videos such as Beyonce, Jason Derulo, JLo and Justin Timberlake.
Acro class teaches tumbling skills and tricks which can be incorporated into dance. The instructor will challenge each student individually, through progressions involving basic skills, strength and flexibility.
Our musical theatre classes are a whole lot of fun! They encompass a whole range of activities for our students like learning to sing, performing in character and acting out musical scenes, all whilst using their dance techniques. It is great for building stage confidence. Musical theatre also helps to prepare students for theatre auditions for big shows that tour around Australia, such as Matilda, Aladdin and Mary Poppins!
Boys Hip Hop
The boys class helps boys develop strength, coordination and rhythm by incorporating hip hop and breakdancing with other athletic skills.