Dance Classes at Elevate Academy Of Dance

We provide a variety of dance classes for everyone...

Elevate Academy of Dance would like to welcome you to enroll in one of our many dance classes. We are sure you will find a suitable dance style and age group for your child. From Acro Dance Classes, Jazz, Theatre, Lyrical & Hip Hop Class, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Commercial dance classes, Modern Theatre Dance Examinations, Contemporary Dance Class, Dance Technique Class, Ballet Dance Classes and Twinklesteps Ballet Dance Academy we are sure you child will find all classes enjoyable and lots of fun.

All dance teachers are fully qualified and trained. The dance teachers are Garda Vetted and hold a certificate in either First Aid or in Child Protection Policy.

Acro Dance Class

Acro Dance Classes are great for gymnastics lovers and passionate dancers who would like to enhance their dancing ability. Dancers will work on extreme flexibility, basic acrobatic skills such as balance, strengthening exercises, tumbling, partnering and limbering exercises. Acro Dance is a combination of classical and Jazz dance technique with precision acrobatic elements.  Dancers will also learn Acro routines which include the skills they achieve in class fused with dance technique. No experience necessary, beginners welcome!

Please bring a yoga mat and water to class with you. Please see our uniform and dance attire page for more details on what to wear to class.

Acro Dance Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • Mini Acro Class – Primary to Level 1 (ages 5 – 7 years) – Monday (4:00 PM – 5:00PM) – (Teacher: Sabrina Mc Cauley-Healy)
  • Junior Acro Dance Class – Level 2 – 4 (ages 8+ years) – Monday (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • Acro Dance Class – Level 4 – 6 (Certain Skills Required) – Tuesday (6:30 PM – 8:15PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • Acro Dance Class – Level 2 – 4 (ages 8+) – Friday (4:15 PM – 5:45 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • Kinder Acro Class – (ages 4 years) – Saturday (10:40 AM – 11:15 AM) – (Teacher: Sabrina Mc Cauley-Healy)
  • Mini Acro Class – Level 2 – 3 (ages 5 – 8 years) – Saturday (1:15 PM – 2:15 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Acro Dance Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • Acro Dance – Primary – Level 2 (5 – 8 years) Monday (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • Acro Dance – Level 3 – 5 (ages 9 – 14 years) – Monday (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Jazz, Theatre, Lyrical & Hip Hop Class – Under 12 years

These styles are our most popular within the age 4-11 years of age. They are combined into a 1-hour class throughout the dance season. This class is designed to be fun and energetic. Learn and train in many styles of Jazz (Old style Jazz, Commercial Jazz etc.) and incorporate it into Modern Theatre choreography. Other dance styles include Commercial Hip Hop, a popular Street Dance Style. A Ballet dance foundation is also taught in this class which is needed when learning the style of Lyrical and Contemporary. Elevate teachers concentrate on building strong technique within the first 30 minutes of the dance class. The second half of the class concentrates on learning choreography to ever-popular Broadway musical numbers and current pop songs. Boys and Girls Welcome.

DRESS CODE: Elevate Uniform Top/Black leggings, Jazz shoes. Please see our uniform and dance attire page for more details.

Modern Theatre Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • Junior Modern Theatre (Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Lyrical) and Commercial Mix – (ages 8 – 11 years) – Monday (5:00 PM – 6:15 PM) – (Teacher: Sabrina Mc Cauley-Healy)
  • Mini’s Modern Theatre (Jazz, Musical Theatre and Lyrical) and Hip-Hop – (ages 4 – 7 years) – Tuesday (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • Junior Modern Theatre (Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Lyrical) and Commercial – (ages 8 – 11 years) – Wednesday (6:00 PM – 7:15 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee, Sabrina and Shauna)
  • Mini’s Modern Theatre (Jazz, Musical Theatre and Lyrical) and Hip-Hop – (ages 4 – 7 years) – Saturday (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) – (Teacher: Sabrina Mc Cauley-Healy)
  • Modern Theatre (Jazz, Musical Theatre and Lyrical) and Hip-Hop – (ages 6 – 9 years) – Saturday (2:15 PM – 3:15 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Modern Theatre Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate-Kinnegad, Eastwae Venue, Kinnegead.

  • Mini’s Modern Theatre (Jazz, Modern Theatre, and Lyrical) and Hip-Hop – (4 – 7 years) Saturday (10:45 AM to 11:45 AM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • Junior Modern Theatre (Jazz, Modern Theatre, and Lyrical) and Commercial – (8+ years) Saturday (11:45 AM to 12:45 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Commercial – 12+ years

Elevates Teens dance class is designed to teach dancers technique & performance quality while learning theatrical performance routines for our annual show. Technique training in this class includes basic turns and kick sequences, leaps & jumps. There is a strong presence of Jazz dance within this class as and it is the foundation of all routines taught within the dance class. The styles include Jazz, Musical Theatre & Commercial Dance. The style of Commercial dance which can be seen in music videos is fused with Jazz & some elements of Hip Hop dance . This is a high energy class which is popular with dancers due to the variety of choreography taught to current chart toppers and the ever popular Broadway Musical numbers.

DRESS CODE: Elevate Uniform Top/Black leggings, Jazz shoes. Please see our uniform and dance attire page for more details.

 

Modern Theatre Senior Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • Senior Modern Theatre (Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Lyrical) and Commercial Mix – (ages 12 – 14 years) – Monday (6:15 PM – 7:30 PM) – (Teacher: Sabrina Mc Cauley-Healy)
  • Senior Modern Theatre (Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Lyrical) and Commercial – (ages 12 – 14 years) – Wednesday (7:15 PM – 8:30 PM) – (Teacher: AimeeSabrina, and Shauna)
  • Senior Modern Theatre (Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Lyrical) and Commercial – (ages 15 – 19 years) – Thursday (7:15 PM – 8:30 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee, and Robyn)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Modern Theatre Dance Examinations

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Modern theatre dance is an invaluable combination of Modern dance, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet.

Through a carefully planned and well-established syllabus the students learn exercises, dances and amalgamations that help them to be disciplined and versatile dancers, building core strength and flexibility. Modern, like Ballet, is an incredibly important dance discipline & will further enhance your daughters dance training.

As described by the I.S.T.D itself:
Modern is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.

Modern Theatre Examinations Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • ISTD Modern Theatre – Grades 3 – 4 & Bronze AwardsFriday (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • ISTD Modern Theatre – Grades 5 – 6 & Bronze AwardsFriday (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Contemporary Dance Class

Contemporary-Lyrical Dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including Modern, Jazz & Classical Ballet. Lyrical dance is usually emotionally charged and expressive and give dancers a chance to express a range of strong emotions through their dancing. Their movements attempt to show the meaning of the music & lyrics. It is very passionate and can tell a story through movement. Contemporary dance includes shifts & swings, weight transference, contractions & release, travel sequences & floor work. Contemporary-Lyrical Dance is now a class of it’s own for seniors at Elevate Academy of Dance. The class includes improvisation, which is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Improvisation is extremely popular within dance examinations and dance competitions in the modern dance world.

Dance Technique Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • 12+ years Contemporary Dance Performance & syllabus exercises Thursday (6:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus and Robyn)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Dance Technique Class

Technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance, from holding your body correctly while performing , to executing skills properly in a routine. Strong technique is a must in competitive dance or for dancers wishing to enter dance exams. It extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the style of the routine. This class will enhance a dancers performance ability while learning challenging kick sequences, turns & leaps. This class will help dancers to build strength and flexibility, refine movement quality & create beautiful lines.

Dance Technique Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • 8-11 years Junior Technique – Kicks, Leaps and Turns – Wednesday (5:15 PM – 6:00 PM) – (Teacher: Shauna Coffey)
  • Senior Technique Class – Kicks, Leaps and Turns –Thursday (5:15PM – 6:15PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus and Robyn)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Ballet Dance Classes

This class will be taught from the Irish Board of Dance syllabus. This primary grade ballet class is for the dancers who have completed level 2 Twinklesteps or for the older dancer from age 5+ years.  Exams are optional in the Spring/Summer time but there is no pressure on any dancer attending this class to take the exam. This class is also included in our end of year show.

 

Ballet Dance Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • Ballet – Grade Primary 5+ years – Wednesday (4:30 PM – 5:15 PM) – (Teacher: Shauna Coffey)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Ballet Dance Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate Kinnegead, Eastwae Venue, Kinnegead, Westmeath.

  • Ballet Class – Primary Grades – Saturday (10:00 AM – 10:40 AM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Twinklesteps Ballet Dance Academy

Twinklesteps is a ballet syllabus specifically designed for age 3-6 years. It covers all steps, movement and sequences in Ballet but through storytelling and imagination. The Syllabus was developed to be an alternative to an exam class where all children, regardless of ability can enjoy a foundation in ballet. It is a fun and entertaining syllabus with wonderful characters for the budding ballerina to learn about. The ballet class includes the use of props, reward charts, stickers and little gifts for the Twinklesteps ballerina to bring home.

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights, ballet shoes.

Please see our uniform and dance attire page for more details.

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Twinklesteps Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate-Mullingar, Elevate Dance Studio, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar.

  • Twinklesteps – Level 1 (ages 3 – 5 years) – Wednesday (3:55 PM – 4:30 PM) – (Teacher: Ms Shauna Coffey)
  • Twinklesteps – Level 2 (ages 4 – 6 years) – Friday (3:30 PM – 4:05 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)
  • Twinklesteps – Level 1 (ages 3 – 4 years) – Saturday (10:00 AM – 10:35 AM) – (Teacher: Sabrine Mc Cauley-Healy)
  • Twinklesteps – Level 2 (ages 4 – 6 years) – Saturday (11:15 AM – 11:50 AM) – (Teacher: Sabrine Mc Cauley-Healy)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Twinklesteps Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate-Kinnegead, Eastwae Venue, Kinnegead.

Twinklesteps – Level 1 & Level 2 (ages 3 – 6 years) – Saturday (9:25 AM – 10:00 AM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

Twinklesteps Class Schedule

Venue: Elevate-Tullamore, Charleville Centre, Tullamore.

Twinklesteps – Level 1 & Level 2 (ages 3 – 6 years) – Monday (3:20 PM – 4:00 PM) – (Teacher: Aimee Mac Manus)

Term 1 – September 02 – October 13

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