Tap Classes near Maitland

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Ready Set Dance…

READY SET DANCE is a performing arts syllabus designed specifically for preschoolers. It has been developed using the knowledge of successful dance teachers who have been running classes for this age group for over thirty years.

With a major emphasis on fun and creating confident little people this syllabus is the first stepping stone on your child’s dance journey. It will be your child’s favourite hour of the week.

They will just love balancing bean bags, working as a team with the parachute, singing on the microphone, putting on a puppet show and playing musical instruments.

Ready Set Dance is run in studios that cater for all ages

This means your child will not only be on the right path for their dancing journey but they will also make friendships that often last right through to adulthood. With so much uncertainty surrounding the school transition year, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to change dance studios. Dance Together Friends Forever!

Ready Set Dance is for girls and boys

Boys and girls love our classes. The music is a mix of traditional songs and the latest hits that kids love. Jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music, acting – there’s something for everyone. Our mascots are ‘Twirl’ and ‘Freeze’. They represent our aim to deliver a syllabus that caters for boys as much as girls.


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Leaps n Bounds Toddler Ballet

Our leaps n bounds toddler ballet class is designed for those aged 2 1/2 – 5 years of age. This is a favourite with out little ones who have their heart set on learning ballet. In this 30 minute class we introduce the basics of ballet in a fun and interactive way. We implement props and imagination games to start to encourage their ballet skills such as pointing feet, tippy toes, co-ordianantion and roll play. This is one of our most popular classes.

Each ballerina will receive a FREE hot pink tutu to wear to class each week. We have weekday classes and also classes on a Saturday morning.

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HVT’s tap classes offer the L.G.T.D.A. tap syllabus for the first semester then concert preparation for the second semester. This tap syllabus produces excellent tap technique and a thorough knowledge of all tap variations which can then be incorporated into concert routines producing fabulous results.

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HVT Ballet classes follow the R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus, the most recognised ballet organisation in the world.
 By learning a syllabus it enables the students to learn age appropriate exercises and develop their skill and love for Ballet.

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This is a fun, popular dance style which helps to showcase a dancer’s individual style with energetic moves and steps
 to up beat and modern music. Doing a Ballet class will enhance a dancers ability and give best results. This class improves dancers flexibility, stamina and is great exercise.

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Contemporary & Lyrical

While studying a classical Ballet class you can also have the opportunity to be a part of our Contemporary & Lyrical classes. This modern style of dance utilizes the body’s natural lines and energy, allowing a greater range and fluidity of movement than conventional dance techniques.


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Hip Hop

Hip Hop Classes are for those who wish to dance to current music following today’s modern trends. You will learn a choreographed routine & find this class fun & intricate.

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Eisteddfod Private Lesson

The extra attention provided with a private lesson will prepare students for eisteddfods using their chosen style of dance. Pupils learn solo routines and with practice will achieve impressive results. They compete in eisteddfods along with children of the same age and this is a great way to improve and gain self confidence and real sense of achievement.

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Adult Tap 

If you’re a past dancer or you are a beginner then we have a class to suit you on a Wednesday evening. Our adult tap class has been a huge hit for the past 2 years. The class is loads of fun and we even manage to have a few giggles along the way. We do a range of exercises on the barre and in the centre then we rehearse a routine to perform in the end of year concert. If you do not wish to take part in the performance then that’s no problem to just join our class for fun & fitness and of course to make new friends :-).


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Adult Contemporary Ballet & Yoga

Are you looking for an exciting and enjoyable way to get fit, toned and supple? Ever dreamt of taking a ballet or contemporary classes but thought you were too old or that it was simply too late? Then why not try this class on a Wednesday night.

Learn the artistry and technique of ballet and discover what devotees all over the world have been practising for years. All you need is comfy clothes that allow you to move and a pair of ballet or jazz shoes.

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Adult Jazz, Cabaret & Burlesque

Are you looking for an up tempo class and a way to dance to modern music in a variety of styles. Jazz dancing represents our current culture and is always changing due to music trends and styles. Jazz improves flexibility, movement and fitness.

This modern style is great for all ages and ability and this class is designed for adults 16 years plus. This class runs on a Wednesday night in conjunction with our tap & ballet classes.

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Over 55’s Dance Combo Class

If you’re looking to keep fit and be active then come and join our over 55’s dance class. It is proven that dancing is a great health benefit for the body and mind and what a great way to get in some extra exercise. This class will be a combination of basic cardio, tap & jazz. Held on a Thursday morning at 9:30 why not stay for a cuppa after class.

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Bridal Lessons

We can teach simple last minute moves OR something more personalized that suits you as a couple or your entire bridal party. Be it something traditional like a waltz or something up beat we can tailor it to just about anything. You can book a one off lesson or a block of lessons. Email now to see how we can help you out with your special day.


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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…..wow you guys did such an amazing job!!! Was fantastic and am proud to say that my girls are part of the HVT family.