Education. Encouragement. Enjoyment. Expression.
We believe that regardless of the main area of focus in each class, it should provide Expression, Education, Encouragement, and Enjoyment through dance.
Children particularly, should enjoy learning to dance beyond just moving to the music. To this end we provide stimulation and encouragement to them in order to bring out the best of their creativity and ability. We strongly feel that each child has something to contribute and no child should be left behind.
In addition, we provide the exposure of performances and competitions to our students whenever possible. We believe this enriches their perception of dance, as well as their enjoyment and sense of achievement.
Kavanagh Dance™ was started in 1972 and has been growing and nurturing very young children in the field of dance. Our 49 years of experience in the dance industry has empowered us with the art of teaching children how to dream with their feet!
Today, Kavanagh Dance™ is a well-established Dance School in Singapore which offers The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing [Australia] (C.S.T.D.) dance syllabi catered for the tiny toddlers, young children to adults in the genres of Ballet, Theatrical, Modern Jazz, Tap and Contemporary.
Dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart is another. At Kavanagh Dance, we teach kids both!
CLASSES WE OFFER
TINY TOTS THEATRICAL
Our Tiny Tots program is specially curated by our experienced team of senior dance educators. They are progressive and are performance-based.
Young children from 2.5 years old are taught the basics of music and movement, and emphasis is placed on learning about their own bodies and enjoyment in movement to music.
Here, children gain self-confidence, self-expression and grow their love of dance, while nurturing their innate creativity!
PRE CLASSICAL BALLET
Ballet is a graceful and structured dance form which also provides the basic foundation for many other kinds of dance.
Our Pre Classical Grades classes are from the C.S.T.D syllabus and are performance test-based. These courses are for beginning students and form an introduction to basic technique and to different rhythms in music, which will later develop into musicality and enjoyment in their dancing. They learn coordination of the various body parts and how to mime, which promotes self-expression and confidence.
Here, the teaching of pure ballet technique commences along with increased emphasis on correct posture, placement and alignment. It not only helps in cultivating personality, but also improves posture, develops poise and coordination and the refined quality and control of the body.
Grades 1 - Elementary CSTD Classical Ballet Exams are offered to children age 8 and above.
Modern Jazz dance comprises many styles of dance including hip-hop, contemporary, popping & locking and broadway styles to name a few. In the CSTD Syllabus the moves from these styles are combined with the technical elements of jazz ballet and ballet to create sharp, strong and clean dance moves that are very energetic. It has been carefully structured for all ages, and provides the added benefits of promoting fitness and health!
If you have any additional questions about our classes, get in touch and one of our staff members will gladly assist you.
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Dance has always played a huge part in my life starting with dancing around the house when I was a tiny child to any music I heard, to starting ballet lessons with an inspiring teacher who taught me the fundamentals of technique alongside the fun and creativity associated with the performing arts.
My own dance teaching career began forty years ago as a student teacher and from there I built up Kavanagh Dance as a place for children to inherit my love of music and movement and to have fun while learning. Our aim is to teach them skills which are not just for dancing, but will help them through life such as confidence, self motivation, discipline, all of which are key to being not only a dancer but a successful person.