Class Descriptions

We know different adults have different preferences and that’s why 6th Position offers a range of classes in different dance styles throughout the week.

Regardless of the type of dancer you are, we will have a class that suits your taste. For class times, please head to online timetable.

 

Dance Foundations

A class specifically designed for adults with little to no prior dance experience. Although the class is classically based, you will be able to apply the techniques you learn to other dance styles we have on offer. Expect to gain more confidence with your dance movement.
This class is delivered in five week blocks. You will be welcomed at any time during the term, but we suggest attending at the start of the block for maximum benefit. In 2018, Dance Foundations will run on Sundays and blocks will commence on the following dates:

  • 21 January
  • 25 February
  • 8 April
  • 13 May
  • 17 June
  • 22 July
  • 26 August
  • 30 September
  • 4 November.

Please note, these dates are indicative only. We recommend you double check our online timetable for all class times or email 6thposition.studio@gmail.com to confirm.

 

Ballet

A timeless, internationally loved and globally influential art form. While we can’t promise to turn you into the next star of the Australian Ballet, we can promise you will walk away with improved posture, strength and stamina.

 

Pointe

Currently only available at the beginner level; this class focuses on building strength and technique en pointe through repetitive exercises. Teacher recommendation is required to attend this class. Please see our Adult Pointe Policy for more information.

Please note: although an hour is allocated for this class, your participation is determined by your strength and stamina. Some students may need to remove their pointe shoes during the class; you are encouraged to continue participating in ballet shoes or bare feet as the exercises will benefit your overall strength, stamina and technique.

 

Lyrical (Contemporary)

Smooth, melodic and emotive. Our style of Lyrical is predominantly contemporary, but also combines ballet and jazz techniques to create the expressive fluidity this dance style is known for. Usually danced to music with lyrics, there is a strong focus on expression, but your control and fluidity of movement will also benefit.

 

Jazz

We offer two different jazz styles at 6th Position:

Commercial

A sharp and modern style, commonly seen in music video clips for popular artists, such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, and movies, such as Fame, Center Stage and Step Up. Its energetic nature makes for a great fitness and endurance workout!

Broadway

Yep, you guessed it - this is the style of jazz you see on the Broadway stage. What good is singing along in your seat - decide whether you're a Jet or a Shark and get ready to do a Cell Block Tango!

 

Tap

A class where you can dance AND make music with your feet! In 2018, we are trialing three levels of tap at 6th Position:

Tap Foundations

In this class, you will develop your technique, rhythm, style and sound. Tap Foundations runs in a five week blocks on a demand basis. Subscribe to our Studio News to make sure you know when we are calling for expressions of interest! Tap shoes are preferred but not necessary; flat, closed in shoes with a leather or vinyl sole will be appropriate.

Beginner / Elementary Tap

In this class, you will build on your tap foundations to further develop your technique, rhythm, style and a clearer sound. You will also work on your coordination and speed of movement.

Intermediate / Advanced Tap

A class for the experienced and proficient tapper with sound technique, rhythm and sound. Your coordination, speed and sound will be well developed, and you will have a good understanding of your individual style.

Please note: tap classes are held at KMOTION LATIN DANCE STUDIO, 54 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City. This venue is located on the Northbourne Avenue side of the City Bus Interchange – an easy three-minute walk from our 83 Petrie Plaza studio.

 

Barre Fitness
A class for empowering everyBODY and discovering your inner strength! This class is a upbeat whole body workout that uses the barre to balance while executing isometric exercises and concludes with lengthening stretches. Its a great way to improve your strength, flexibility and posture and you'll walk away with a good dose of endorphins.