Adult Dance Classes in Maitland

At HVT your child will be guided and nurtured by our expert staff through the various stages in their dance training. Our aim is to help children find their gifts, find what makes them come alive and find where they excel. Through our programs at HVT we endeavour to discover your child’s potential and help them to shine  in a warm, family environment. 


As a parent, all we ever want for our children is to be the best possible version of themselves. The feeling received from witnessing your child win a race or a competition is something of pride and jubilation. As a teacher being able to offer a parent this feeling is extremely rewarding and fulfilling. To teach a student to progress from a pre schooler to reach a professional level is something that we cherish. 


Sometimes as a parent it’s heart breaking how difficult it can be when your child doesn’t have an obvious talent and when they don’t have something to make them feel special. You feel like you would do anything to give your child the confidence to succeed and to be admired by their peers. 


At HVT Studio of Performing Arts, we believe that every child can be taught to shine. By introducing them to a variety of styles we can see their talent emerge and help them to realise their full potential.


We can guide your child towards attempting annual Tap & Ballet exams in which HVT has achieved an extremely successful pass rate. After many years of dance training these exams give children a sense of achievement and enable them to have proof of their years of dedication. By participating in eisteddfods children can become champions in their age category and be part of a performance team. Children love dancing as part of a team and feel a great deal of self worth and happiness for their fellow troupe members when they succeed. With this solid training they can potentially become professional dancers or even gain a diploma in dance teaching which opens doors for future employment in the entertainment industry. HVT’s network of connections in the industry to name a few include the Australian Ballet School, various cruise companies and other international & national performance organisations and agents who assist dedicated performers to realise their dreams.


At HVT we offer 20 dance scholarships each year to students who have shown exceptional ability & progress during the year. These financial incentives are awarded during the annual concert and entitle the winner to a reduction in the following years tuition fees. There are scholarships awarded to each class level and each style. Students are rewarded for their hard work during the year with a trophy presented at our end of year concert along with Most Improved and Encouragement awards.


We understand the needs of busy families today so we cater our classes for each age group on the one day! For those also wanting weekend classes we offer a variety of classes on Saturday mornings.  Parents are welcome to relax in our comfortable foyer & view their child’s progress through our viewing windows at our East Maitland studio whilst classes are in progress or may choose to return at the completion of the class. 


At HVT you can be guaranteed our classes have age appropriate music, costumes and dance styles. Classes start for children 3 years of age and continue right up to adult classes. We have a huge variety of adult classes to suit all ages and capabilities. You might like to take on a Ballet class or Tap class be it beginner or for an experienced dancer or try Burlesque to tackle more modern styles and music. 


Contact us now to enrol at one of our fantastic locations,  East Maitland, Stroud & Clarence Town. 


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"Congratulations to all involved. Fabulous show. Even better than last year. Emma absolutely had a blast & is so so so proud & excited to have won a trophy."
"A fantastic concert! Well done Kristy and all of the teachers.. Everyone danced beautifully and looked amazing. Jemma started playing "concerts" as soon as we got home! We are so proud of her and her "most improved award" Thank you!"
"HVT is like a second home to me. I have been dancing at HVT since I was 3 and I still love going to dance classes each week. The teachers there make the dance classes fun and enjoyable to be in and there is never a dull moment. Kristy is a great teacher because she has given me the confidence to get up on stage and dance and sing. Kristy has also made me see a whole new side to dancing, and this has made me achieve great things.Thank you for everything you have taught me and the opportunities you have given me."
"I just wanted to start by saying that this is the fourth dance school we have tried in the area over the years and it is where we will be staying (even when we move 40 min further away). Your teachers are wonderful, the technical training and opportunities you provide are unmatched by any other dance school I've encountered, your communication is great and the general vibe of the HVT family is warm, welcoming and supportive. I suspect my girls will be HVT dancers into their adulthood :)"
"What a great concert. Well done to all involved in such a huge project. It was great seeing grandparents having tears in their eyes after each performance. Well done Miss Kristy for amazing work you have done all year. See you all in 2015."
Thank you Kristy for your dedication , direction and instruction in the art of dance at HVT Performing Arts. In selecting HVT Studio of Performing Arts, I anticipated high standards and the discipline of dance to be a priority. We made the right choice. Every session has been skillfully planned and conducted to maximize time. We could not have foreseen the opportunities for our young dancer that would come from being in an environment that exposes her to the broad spectrum of dancers, performances, and passion of dance that HVT offers. The 14 years of instruction have exceeded our expectations in terms of acquiring knowledge and skills in tap and ballet; to enable our dancer to realize her dream to dance professionally and internationally. Thank you for opening the door to this rich cultural experience.
First, I want to thank you for everything you have given me, from my first tap and ballet class to experience on stage performance through eisteddfods and concerts. I can’t thank you enough. You have been a second mother to me, helping me develop and grow as a dancer and person. You’ve taught me self-discipline, how to set goals for myself, and go after my dreams. I don’t think I would have known which direction to take without dance in my life. In addition, HVT Studio of Performing Arts (and you Kristy) have given me so many opportunities and memories. I really enjoyed attending every class and workshop. It gave me a whole new outlook on dance and allowed me to put dancing to the test…Now I have the chance to live my dream dancing professionally and internationally with new and exciting opportunities ,everyday not to mention meeting the most amazing people that dance has bought into my life. As I head off on my next dancing adventure these experiences with you will guide and support me wherever life takes me.
We are so happy to finally find a dance school where the emphasis is on quality teaching with qualified professionals. My daughter has really enjoyed her lessons at HVT and her confidence has developed a lot with your classes. Thank you for always keeping us updated, it was great not having to chase up dates and times for events. We are sorry to have to leave you as we move interstate.
Kristy… you guys did such an amazing job!!! Was fantastic and am proud to say that my girls are part of the HVT family.