DANCE

COME DANCE WITH US

We invite you to take part in the fun and exciting world of dance. With Maximo, you will receive the highest quality of teaching and the best dance experience in an inspirational and family-friendly environment. We endeavour to instil mastery of technique, artistry and the love of the art of dance in each and every student.

Join our dance family! Let’s dance, learn & have some fun together!

 

CLASSES WE OFFER

CLASSICAL BALLET

From Junior to Senior Level

Classical ballet is the best foundation for every other style of dance, and it is our specialty here at Maximo Dance Studio. We use the world-renowned, authentic Vaganova method known to produce some of the world's best ballet dancers. Classical ballet students of the Vaganova method are characterised by a poetic spirituality, grace, a wealth of expressive nuances and exceptional movement.

Alongside the beauty and grace of effortless movement, Vaganova ballet dancers have a noble quality, excellent technique, and strength beyond measure. Practising ballet in any method has many advantages, but learning ballet using the Vaganova method has proven to provide the following additional benefits:

  1. Develops logical thinking, discipline, concentration, and memory

  2. Improves coordination skills

  3. May help to improve conditions of the spine, including poor posture, slouched back, crooked legs, flat feet, and many other conditions.

  4. Facilitates graceful movement, both on the stage and in everyday life.

 

For timetable, please contact us. Grade allocations are made in accordance with previous experience, examinations completed and/or natural ability & talent.

CONTEMPORARY

From Intermediate to Senior Level

Contemporary dance is an exploration of movement through a mix of modern & classical forms of dance. This style uses more athletic muscle control as opposed to ballet, with catch and release dynamics developing expressive techniques. Contemporary dance provides performers creative freedom to express emotion and tell a story through dance while utilising a strong classical ballet foundation.

Classical Ballet is a prerequisite for enrolment in this style. 

   

Contemporary for Intermediate level (10 - 12 yo) - Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:45 pm

Contemporary for Senior level (13 + yo) - Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:45 pm

LYRICAL

From Junior to Senior Level

Lyrical dance is a modern style of dance based on classical ballet. A fusion of ballet and jazz dance, It is expressive, subtle and dynamic. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. Lyrical is highly emotive and aims to tell a story through movement and music, with the movements often relating to the feel or lyrics of the chosen song.

Classical Ballet is a prerequisite for enrolment in this style. 

   

Lyrical for Junior level (6 - 9 yo) - Tuesday, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Lyrical for Intermediate level (10 - 12 yo) - Friday, 4:15 - 5:15 pm‎

Lyrical for Senior level (13 - 16 yo) - Saturday, 11:30 - 12:30 pm‎

JAZZ

From Prep Program to Senior level

Jazz is an exhilarating, funky and expressive form of dance with high-energy moves that promote both fitness and flexibility, performed to popular music. It is a modern style of dance suitable for all ages that is bold and stylish at the same time. Jazz helps dancers develop showmanship, an essential skill for any performer. This style of dance opens the door to an array of career opportunities, both contract and commercial work, including film clips and touring productions all around the world.

 

Jazz for Beginner level (3 - 6 yo) - Friday, 4:45 - 5:15 pm (as part of combo class)

Jazz for Junior level (7 - 9 yo) - Thursday, 5:15 - 6:15 pm‎

Jazz for Intermediate level(10 - 12 yo) - Friday, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Jazz for Senior level (13 + yo) - Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

   

MUSICAL THEATRE 

From Prep Program to Senior level

This class is packed full of different skills – dancing, acting and singing combined! Explore different dance styles, stage acting, character development and stagecraft. This class would be equally beneficial for both students looking for a career in classical dance, and students interested in a career in the larger entertainment industry. If you need to build confidence in all areas of performance or simply wish to add another fun, engaging class to your weekly routine, then this class is for definitely you.

 

Musical Theatre for Beginners (3 - 6 yo) - Friday 4:15 - 4:45 pm (as part of combo class)

Musical Theatre for Junior (7 - 9 yo) & Intermediate (10 - 12 yo) levels - Friday 6:15 - 7:15 pm‎

Musical Theatre for Seniors (13+ yo) - TBA

HIP-HOP

From Prep Program to Senior level

Hip-hop is becoming more and more popular with the evolution of commercial dance in modern-day film. The ever-evolving dance genre is a modern fusion between jazz and street dancing. Hip-hop is a culture in itself and has many branches that have developed within the genre, including breaking, locking and popping to name a few. The academic version of this style at our studio is a fun and energising class, where students are bound to discover their own personal style. Performed to the latest hits and the classic hip hop music you know and love, hip-hop is a fantastic class to add to your week and a great way for our classical dancers to release stress and have some fun. So, put your sneakers on & come find your groove!

 

Hip-Hop for Beginner level (3 - 6 yo) - Wednesday, 4:45 - 5:15 pm (as part of combo class)

Hip-Hop for Junior level (6 - 9 yo) - Saturday, 11:30 - 12:30 pm‎

Hip-Hop for Intermediate level (10 - 12 yo) - Saturday, 11:30 - 12:30 pm‎

Hip-Hop for Senior level (13 - 16 yo) - TBA

 

ACROBATICS

From Prep Program to Senior level

A fun mix of gymnastics & tumbling in one fantastic class. Our acro classes help to develop coordination & balance while working to increase strength & flexibility. This class will also help in preparation for complex tricks & stunts which can be used in choreography in various styles of dance. An absolute must for contemporary & hip-hop students, acrobatics adds yet another tool to each dancer’s toolbelt of skills when it comes time to add to their performance!

 

Acrobatics for Beginner level (3 - 6 yo) - Wednesday, 5:15 - 5:45 pm (as part of combo class)

Acrobatics for Junior level (7 - 9 yo) - Saturday 12:30 - 1:30 pm‎

Acrobatics for Intermediate level (10 - 12 yo) - Saturday, 12:30 - 1:30 pm‎

Acrobatics for Senior level (13+ yo) - TBA

BODY CONDITIONING

From Junior to Senior Level

Our full-body conditioning classes take care of our dancers from top to toe. Spending time on strength and flexibility each week helps to prevent injury and strengthen dancers to handle the jumps, turns and new movements introduced in their weekly classes. Our body conditioning classes help our students to become more flexible, jump higher and balance for longer periods than ever before. All skills that create phenomenal dancers.

All dancers are strongly encouraged to add this class to their schedule.

Body Conditioning for Junior/Intermediate/Senior Levels - Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm 

D Testimonials - Ed.jpg

SUMMER & WINTER SCHOOLS

A whole week of dancing all day long.

What could possibly be better?

All Maximo students are given the opportunity to participate in full-time dance training at our Summer and Winter Schools. Summer school is usually held at the end of January, prior to the commencement of the academic year. Winter school is held during the June/July school holidays and is designed for students who wish to undertake official classical ballet examinations, or for those who wish to simply keep on dancing during school holidays and explore a variety of styles. Summer and Winter Schools allow our students to learn and enhance their technique and skills while bonding with their classmates and spending their holidays enjoying what they love most - dance!

 
 

PROFESSIONAL COACHING

If you’ve decided ballet = life

Maximo Dance Studio is one of a kind. The only dance school providing the authentic Vaganova method, we can provide a unique and specialised service to students who wish to audition to professional ballet schools in Russia. Serious, aspiring ballet dancers are able to undertake private lessons, preparing them for auditions to such schools as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Moscow, Russia), Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (St Petersburg, Russia), Novosibirsk State Ballet School (Novosibirsk, Russia) and others. As part of this service, we can also assist with application submission, administration of auditions, enrolment, any negotiations and arrangements with the school overseas, and even teach the basics of the Russian language so your child is prepared and ready for their professional classes. We are the only school in Queensland that is able to provide this level of service and we are proud to create a pathway for our students to follow their dreams. Contact us today to learn more about our professional coaching.

_DSC2535_2.png