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.

Please see our online timetable for all class times.


Dance Foundations

A class specifically designed for adults with little to no prior dance experience. Dance Foundations is a classically based class that teaches basic positions and steps. The positions and steps taught are the 'foundations' for building on more complex movements in various dance styles on offer at 6th Position. Expect to gain more confidence with your dance movement.
Dance Foundations 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 2020, Dance Foundations will run on Sundays at 12.15pm and blocks will commence on the following dates:

  • 12 January
  • 16 February
  • 22 March
  • 3 May
  • 7 June
  • 12 July
  • 16 August.

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



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.

Limited Royal Academy of Dance syllabus classes are available at 6th Position on an enrolment basis (i.e. tuition fees are paid up front at the beginning of each term) providing you with opportunities for measurable progress. Please email for more information.


Pointe / Pre-Pointe Strength & Technique

Pointe and Pre-Pointe Strength & Technique is available on an enrolment basis only and participation is subject to a successful assessment.

Please see our Pointe / Pre-Pointe Policy for more information.


Lyrical / Contemporary

Smooth, melodic, technical, quirky, fun and emotive - you can expect to feel all the feels in our lyrical / contemporary classes. You may even find some ballet and jazz techniques thrown in. There is a strong focus on expression, control and fluidity of movement.



A high energy class where you will experience a variety of jazz dance styles! In this class we dance to a wide range of music including Pop, RnB, Hip-Hop, Broadway and Old School tracks. Although jazz has its own traditional technique, it has various influences including funk, contemporary and theatre, and is often fused with other styles such as hip hop, burlesque and commercial. Come and and learn how to kick, turn and jump while finding your own groove, and work on fitness at the same time!


Musical Theatre

A class where you dance and character act to all your musical theatre favourites. Singing is optional, but jazz hands are required!



A class where you can dance AND make music with your feet! Please note: tap classes are held at Canberra Seniors Centre, 10 Watson Street, Turner. This venue is located opposite the Turner parkland, an easy five-minute drive or 15-minute walk from our 83 Petrie Plaza studio.

Tap Foundations

In this class, you will be introduced to basic tap technique, rhythm 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.



The Pilates method works to develop muscle tone and improve alignment throughout your body, making it an effective complementary workout for dancers. Pilates movements can transform the way your body feels and moves, correct weaknesses, make you more resistant to injury, and improve core strength and posture.


A yoga class for everyBODY. At 6th Position, our yoga classes aim to complement and maximise the mental, emotional and physical benefits of your dance journey.