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DMTA Classes

The Academy offers many classes aiming to accommodate students who are interested in dance and musical theatre as a recreational pursuit to those interested in extending their skills and exceling in the various areas of dance, voice and speech & drama.

DMTA supports the implementation of the highly regarded and world- renowned RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Classical Ballet syllabus from Pre-Primary to Solo Seal. The studio also implements the highly respected ADA (Australasian Dance Association) syllabus in Tap and Jazz from Pre-Primary to Majors. Musical Theatre, Speech & Drama and Vocal classes implement the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) syllabus with Highland Dance following the NDAA syllabus (National Dancing Association of Australia).

Classes on offer at the Academy include:

(For more detailed descriptions on each class, please refer to the Prospectus)

  • Beginners Dance (3-4 year olds)
  • RAD Classical Ballet
  • ADA Jazz
  • ADA Tap
  • NDAA Highland
  • Contemporary/ Freemovement
  • Hip Hop/ Commercial Dance
  • AMEB Musical Theatre
  • Conditioning
  • Adult Ballet
  • Adult Tap/Jazz/Musical Theatre
  • AMEB Speech & Drama (group and private classes)
  • AMEB Vocal (private classes)
Examinations, Eisteddfods, Performances, Seminars, Workshops, Dance Tours

For the more serious student, examinations are offered in RAD Classical Ballet, ADA Tap, ADA Jazz, NDAA Highland, AMEB Speech & Drama and AMEB Vocal. These examinations are not compulsory and are offered to students who the teacher feels would benefit and who are ready for such endeavours. Students wishing to sit for RAD Classical Ballet examinations are required to take two classes per week. Students sitting for Vocational Levels in RAD Ballet, are also required to take a third Majors Class each week. Please see the Head of Dance & Drama for details.

The Academy also enters the annual Rockhampton Eisteddfod in dance, vocal and speech & drama sections. Students may be invited to enter the eisteddfod as part of solo, duo, trio or group items. Entry is by invitation only.

Performances exist each year for all members of the Academy. Every 2nd year a major production, involving all members of the Academy, is staged at the Pilbeam Theatre with every other year offering a Presentation Showcase to parents and family members to showcase what has been prepared in weekly classes.

Throughout each year, various seminars and workshops are held for students of the Academy. These may be for RAD, ADA, NDAA and AMEB examination students and also open seminars/workshops for all members of DMTA. This allows the students to work with national and international professionals.

Every few years, the Academy offers some students the chance to be involved in national or international Dance Tours, offering students the chance to perform nationally or overseas and to engage in workshops and experiences with professionals in the industry.