Legs Dance School and Performing Arts Studio Now Enrolling for 2024

Being Physically Active is one of the key elements to a healthy Life

Dance, Acrobatic, Circus and Aerial Programmes to help your children  grow and thrive.

USE OUR COME and TRY Programme Call 0490 396 355 to book  trial Class/s

Do you want your children to be happy, confident, co-ordinated, creative?
Call or email us we have programmes that children love to engage with.

Ready Set Dance Award Winning Preschool Programme.

In 2016 Legs was the only ACT Dance studio in the Original Pilot licensed for this  award winning programme.

Created to provide children with the opportunities to become confident pre primary schoolers it has gone on to become an internationally recognised Pre School programme. Endorsed by early childhood experts.

In 2024 Ready Set Acrobatics now provides children with more opportunities to  excel 

READY SET MOVE Move With Me is a creative movement and music class for toddlers and their grown up.

The class consists of 3 sections – ENGAGE, EXPLORE AND EXPRESS.

The ENGAGE section is a playful exploration of music, nursery rhymes, lap play and parachute fun.

The EXPLORE section is set up as a circuit around the room with obstacles like stepping stones, tunnels and sensory activities designed to encourage investigation and build coordination skills.

The EXPRESS section of the class involves free dance movement which develops creativity with instruments, feathers and bubbles.

Join our Legs community and learn new ways to interact with your toddler. Young children at this age are in the period of highest brain growth and development in their lifespan. Participating in READY SET MOVE with the support of a grown up can make a significant contribution to play, development and learning. So come and bounce like a bunny, be slow like a sloth and create memories with your special little mover.

READY SET DANCE is a one hour Ready Set Dance combo class of JAZZ, TAP, HIP HOP, SINGING and MUSIC. and a whole lot of fun!

The program caters for two levels, 2-3 years and 4-5 years.

JAZZ – Develop muscle strength, control and balance and achieve coordination milestones like skipping before going to school.

HIP HOP – Bust out some ice cold moves just like Freeze to our original hip hop tracks.

MUSIC. – Develop the musical ear, dynamics and tempo while having fun with instruments and the parachute.

SINGING – Sing like Twirl and build confidence singing on the microphone

TAP – Learn the fundamentals of tap in a playful and creative way splashing in puddles and shuffling like a penguin.

All these ingredients together create a super hour of fun!

What an amazing program Legs offers.
Our daughter was so shy and the teachers and team at legs have grown her and her confidence. The teachers are so warm and welcoming. And really encourage the children to embrace their imagination.
The team prepare the concerts to the highest of standard and ensure all the children are comfortable.
Codi, RSD Parent

Our daughter started at Legs in the ready set dance program the week she turned 2. She’s now 4.5 and has had a blast at ready set dance at legs. Miss Rachel is an amazing teacher whose experience and knowledge is just unbelievable. Our daughter has now done 4 concerts and every time has impressed us in how much she knows and grown! The end of year concerts are so amazingly run and the costumes wow! We have found our home at legs and can’t wait to continue on our dance journey

Courtney and Trent, RSD PARENT

New For 2024

Ready Set Acro

Developed in conjunction with Acrobatic Arts

Get Your little ones into the fantastic development programme.

Call Now

0490 396 355

or email

info@legsdance.com.au

to book your spot for 2024!

2 – 5 Years

Circus and Aerial Classes for Ages 2 and Up

Aerial Classes for Adults

Are your kids active enough?

According to the Australian 24 hr movement guidelines for Preschoolers 3-5 years and Young People 5 years to 17 years.

A minimum 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical aerobic type activity per day is advised.

As well as, at least 3 times per week activities that will strengthen muscle and bones.

Little Monkeys 2 to 5 years.

Basic Tumbling, Interactive Circuits, Balance Beams, Silks, Juggling, Hula Hoops and more for Little Monkeys

Dance Cirque 6 years to Adults and Flex-Ability and Legs en L’Air.

Lycra, Hoop, Tumbling, Aerial and Acrobatics for Dance Cirque classes.

Adult Circus Classes for those who would like to step out of the Box.

The Ultimate Stretching Conditioning and Strength Class for Dancers and Performers.

Why Dance is an Art AND a Sport!

It’s no secret that sports and dance have often been compared to each other. On the surface, they seem like two very different activities, but they have more in common than some may think. People are always asking the question: can dance be a sport? I’m here to say it absolutely can! That’s right, you can group together hockey, football, soccer, and dance as sports. Dance is unique in that it’s one of the only things you can call both an art and a sport, and here are a few reasons why.

It’s Physical Exertion

Before we can go ahead and say that dance is an art and a sport, let’s clarify the definitions of “art” and “sport”. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “sport” is defined as “An activity involving physical exertion and skill, one regulated by set rules or customs in which an individual or team competes dance competition against another or others.” The same dictionary defines art as: “Any of various pursuits or occupations in which creative or imaginative skill is applied according to aesthetic principles” It’s clearly fair to say that dance fits this definition of art, but it’s also safe to say it fits with this definition of sport. Let’s start with the part about “physical exertion.”

Dance is full of the athleticism of sports. For example, did you know that the amount of energy needed to perform a full ballet routine is around the same as the amount of energy needed to play two full football games or run eighteen miles? If that’s not “physical exertion,” I don’t know what is! A dancer needs to be strong, and they need to be strong in every single one of their muscle groups. Dance is a workout, and not an easy one! Dance involves many of the same things that other sports do. This includes (but is not limited to) activities like: stretching, jumping, and running. It takes a lot of strength and skill as a dancer to make what you do look effortless!

…And Takes Skills

Moving on to the “skill” portion of the definition of sport, it’s hard to claim that dance doesn’t take skill in the same way that other sports do. Dancers can do things that some other athletes couldn’t even dream of doing! Just like any sport, dance takes plenty of practice to hone your skills. If someone has put in years and years to dance, it’s fair to say they have as much legitimacy as anyone who’s put the same amount of years into a sport like football.
In fact, the kinds of skills that are needed for a dance form like ballet are very popular with many football players. Many football players have been required to practice ballet as a way to hone their balance, speed, and strength. Steve McLendon, a nose tackle for the New York Jets who has taken dance classes since his senior year of college, claims that dance is “harder than anything else I do.” Those dance skills make all the difference for him on the football field!

So What Do You Mean It’s Not A Sport?

Then of course, there’s the competitive nature of sports. Dance can certainly have aspects of healthy competition here and there. There are dance competitions happening every single day. Audiences often view dance competitions with the same kind of awe and enthusiasm as they do any other sport. If ice dancing can be a category in the Olympics, then any other form of dance might as well apply. Dancing has actually been considered as a category for the Olympics in the past, but it hasn’t made the cut yet. But there’s still speculation that dance could make its premier as an Olympic category in the future, so here’s to hoping!
To be a great dancer, it takes many of the same ingredients as any other sport. Dedication, practice, and athleticism are key. If anyone ever tries to put you down as a dancer by discrediting it as a sport, remember that you can dance circles around them! Remember who you are as a dancer, an artist AND an athlete. Every athlete should take a shot at dancing at least once, and it may be to the benefit of a dancer to try out a new sport as well. There have always been overlaps between these two worlds, so why not try something new? Every dancer should bring the strength of an athlete and the creativity of an artist into each performance.

Interested in performing on stage – use our Come and Try Teams Programme.

Get an insight into developing your skills.

Full Time  Programmes

EDUCATION

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For those seriously interested in moving to next level of Performance skills

It starts with a Dream.

Add  Faith .. and it becomes a belief.

Add Action.. and it becomes a part of Life.

Add Perseverance .. and it becomes a goal in sight.

Add Patience and Time .. and it ends with a dream come true.

‘Legs’ provides  a nurturing environment through dance classes for students to grow and thrive at the highest level.

Legs Dance Ballet Syllabus
Legs Dance Ready Set Ballet
Legs Dance Cirque

Legs is safe and friendly space for dancers of all ages and abilities. 

“I’ll always be so grateful for the role Legs has had in my life. You gave me another family and a safe place to exist and experiment and grow. I was able to have a professional career in dancing overseas before medicine because of Legs, and that will always be something I am so proud of. “
Lauren C, 'Legs' Alum

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