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PERFORMANCE STREAM, 2023

CDT 
PERFORMANCE STREAM

CDT Dancers get high quality dance training in a safe, fun and encouraging environment.

Our classes are designed to help our students develop their love of dance while working on in-class goals.

Being a CDT dancer means so much more than getting dance lessons, they will learn important life lessons such a positive mindset, sense of community and belonging, goal setting, training the body and the mind, commitment, team work and many more valuable lessons.

Members receive a weekly update email from

contact@completedancetraining.com

If you don't receive one - please contact us!

Invoices are emailed to you at the beginning of your enrolment. Fees are direct debited. We accept both Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers. Apply yours to your account here:

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CDT MISSION

Creating a safe space for all of our members to feel welcome.

To build on our students' confidence, ability and love of dance.

To strive to bring the best to south-west Sydney.

Our goal is to help CDT students believe in themselves and achieve anything they set their minds to.

At CDT we nurture each individual students journey, we believe in bringing out each students confidence and helping them find their spark.

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At CDT we nurture each individual students journey, we believe in bringing out each students confidence and helping them find their spark.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

For Students 2-3 - CDT Toddler Program + Toddler Tap.

For students 4-5 - CDT Preschooler Program, PS Tumbling.

For students in primary and above - we offer two streams.

1. Our Rec Stream

Age Groups: - Primary School - High School. - adult classes

Classes: Jazz/funk/ hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre, Acro

These classes are fun, recreational classes aimed to build up students' confidence and love of dance.

They will take part in the end of year concert.

2. Our Performance Stream - this is your stream!

Age Groups:- 6/under- 8/under-10/under-12/under- 13+

These groups will be determined by age of first of January 2023.

Classes: jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre, RAD Ballet, Glenn Wood Tap, Conditioning, Tumbling,Technique, Ballet Tech,

Group Singing, Group Acting, Private lessons, Singing Privates

These classes are for students who love to dance and will get the opportunity to perform on stage throughout the year.

The jazz, hip hop, musical theatre and lyrical classes will learn a routine to perform at

  • Competitions

  • Community events

  • Mid year show

They will then learn a new routine for the end of year concert.

Ballet and tap classes will learn their syllabus for exam work.

Performance Stream students can also be selected to be soloists.

Our Team.

The CDT team strive to give each student the best quality training while sharing our love of dance. Every CDT teacher is first aid trained along with a fantastic array of qualifications, experience and history to share with our students.

Directors - Jenna & Jerrika Howley

Teachers -  Hannah Pike, LJ Nash, Lilly Jackson, Tylah Paterson, Shani Sweetnam, Carlie Lambert and Joel Houwen

Junior Teachers - Brianna Skinner, Gabriella Hand, Georgia Corte, Isabella Biffin

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About The CDT Performance Stream

CDT Performance Stream students get to experience and learn about the performing arts industry, work as a team and commitment.

These classes are for students who have a passion for dance and will get the opportunity to perform on stage throughout the year.

The jazz, hip hop, musical theatre and lyrical classes will learn a routine to perform at

  • Competitions

  • Community events

  • Workshops

  • Mid year show

This routine will be taught at our PERFORMANCE STREAM DANCE CAMP. This is compulsory for all Performance Stream members to learn their routines, participate in team bonding and training and be part of the routines. 

JAN DANCE CAMP dates are as follows:

6/u team - Wednesday 25th January 9am-3:45pm, Thursday 26th January 9am-2pm

8/u team -  Wednesday 25th January 9am-3:45pm, Thursday 26th January 9am-2pm

10/u team - Thursday 26th January 11am-5pm, Saturday 28th January 9:30am-4pm

12/u team - Friday 27th January 9:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday 28th January 9:30am-4pm

13 + team - Friday 27th January 9:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday 28th January 12:30pm-7pm

Ballet and tap classes will learn their syllabus for exam work.

They will then learn a new routine for the end of year concert.

Performance Stream students can also be selected to be soloists.

CDT JAZZ

Jazz is one of the most popular styles of dance. With a more pop based playlist, jazz class is a commercial based style that incorporates stretch, coordination progressions, technique progressions and combinations. CDT Performance Stream jazz classes learn two routines, one for comps and performances, one for the end of year concert.

What To Wear To Jazz Class

The CDT uniform is not compulsory - but highly recommended.

Students are able to wear any dance gear they wish to jazz.

Hair needs to be tied back.

Black jazz shoes.

CDT HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a broad range of styles, CDT students experience the wide range of styles with a commercial hip hop based foundation

CDT Performance Stream hip hop classes learn two routines, one for comps and performances, one for the end of year concert.

What To Wear:

We really encourage students to dress appropriately for the style - you wouldn’t dress for a hip hop class the way you would for ballet! We love students really finding their hip hop style and making the effort to dress so in class. Dressing the part really helps students embrace the style.

Recommended: the baggier, the better!

CDT MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical Theatre class is more dance based with elements of singing and acting.

Students will learn some classics, musical theatre history and modern musicals.

This is a great space for students to work on their confidence and develop a love for the art.

CDT Performance Stream MT classes learn two routines, one for comps and performances, one for the end of year concert.

What To Wear:

The CDT uniform is not compulsory - but highly recommended.

Students are able to wear any dance gear they wish to musical theatre.

Hair needs to be tied back.

Black jazz shoes.

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

CDT classes include both lyrical and contemporary style, as students get to experience both styles in the one class. This allows them to develop and strong foundation, learn to explore their own creative sense and uniqueness and express themselves through dance.

CDT Performance Stream lyrical/ contemporary classes learn two routines, one for comps and performances, one for the end of year concert.

What To Wear:

The CDT uniform is not compulsory - but highly recommended.

Students are able to wear any dance gear they wish to lyrical/contemporary.

Hair needs to be tied back.

No shoes required.

CONDITIONING - physio based training

This class is compulsory for all age groups. 

Our 8s and above age groups will get specialised conditioning with Miss LJ's physio based training - we are so lucky that we get to offer this exclusive program at CDT. Dancers work on strength, flexibility, endurance, stamina, healthy mind and body. 

What to Wear:

crop top and shorts (tight top if not comfortable - loose clothing can be a hazard as they use equipment in this class). No shoes.

What to bring:

Journal and pen.

Skipping rope, thin yoga mat and yoga block recommended

TUMBLING

This class combines acrobatics and tumbling skills. Students learn the correct and safe way to execute their favourite skills ranging from cartwheels and handstands to walkovers, aerial skills and flips. CDT cater for a range of skill levels so students will be assessed and placed into their best suited level to help improve their skills.

Tumbling students will take part in an end of year showcase in Term 4.

What to Wear:

Tight clothing only in tumbling - loose clothing is a hazard. No shoes

TECHNIQUE

Dancers refine their kicks, jumps and turns working in level based classes to help them achieve. 

What to wear:

crop top and shorts (tight top if not comfortable - loose clothing can be a hazard as they use equipment in this class). Jazz shoes

CDT TAP

The CDT Tap classes learn from the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus.

Glenn Wood Tap is a fun tap dance syllabus that is founded on solid technique, whilst being fluid, relaxed and enjoyable. The GWT syllabus develops a love and appreciation of tap dance through technique based exercises, performance routines, barre skills and turning activities.

Each year the tap students will progress through the levels of the syllabus. Exams are in Term 3. 

What are the benefits of Glenn Wood Tap Exams?

The GWT exam process is enjoyable and rewarding for both students and teachers.

The year's course work prepares students for the exam process.

Goal setting is an important element in the learning and development process. Exams help enable students to see the rewards of their hard work and provide them an acknowledgment of their achievements.

What makes the Glenn Wood Tap Exams?

All GWT examiners are professionals in tap dance – with extensive experience as performers and entertainers, studio teachers and owners.

They interact with students during the exam, ensuring each student has the opportunity to show their full potential.

Each exam is fun and exhilarating for the students. GWT exams provide students with the encouragement and enthusiasm to continue learning.

What are the costs of exams?

Mock exams cost $40

Depending on their grade, tap exams can cost between $55-$100.

What To Wear To Tap Class:

CDT Uniform is not compulsory, but highly recommended. Otherwise dancers can wear any dance gear they wish to, with black lace up tap shoes.

Hair must be tied back.

CDT BALLET

Students at CDT learn the RAD ballet syllabus.

This is an internationally recognized ballet training syllabus that develops a strong technique foundation as students progress in their ballet skills.

The syllabus is divided into grades, which students learn and improve in not just in the exercise but the understanding of the technique required to execute it and the french meaning behind what they are doing

(so they get to learn another language too - bonus!)

The RAD ballet grade is made up of a series of exercises as well as a routine and Grade 1 and above learn a ‘Character Routine’ - this is a theatrical presentation of national or folk dance.

What to Wear:

Girls:

Primary: Black leotard, ballet skirt, pink ballet tights, pink leather ballet shoes.

Grade 1 and above: black leotard, ballet skirt, pink ballet tights, pink leather ballet shoes Bring to class: black character skirt with blue ribbon, cuban heel character shoes.

Inter Found and above: pointe shoes (when students have been assessed by teacher)

Boys:

White shirt, black ballet tights, black ballet shoes.

Pointe Work

Students will be assessed for pointe work when the teacher feels this is ready (and once their feet have stopped growing). Students must have the strength and technique established to be able to sustain the pointe work required.

This includes a pre-pointe assessment at the studio where students must be able to complete a series of exercises to show they are ready. From there, CDT will contact the families and then they must book in a pointe assessment at a physiotherapy facility. (We recommend Bounce Back at Narellan that specialises in Dance Physiotherapy).

Once they have given the all clear, students can then book in to get their first pair of pointe shoes. This is such a special and momentous occasion!

Exams:

If chosen by the teachers to take part in exams, it is an extremely beneficial exercise as these students execute their grade work in front of a certified examiner where they are assessed on their work, given feedback and get to progress to the next grade.

In order to take part in exams, students must take part in the Friday ballet workshops which occurs 3 times in Term One, Term Two and Term Three.

Exams are held at the RAD headquarters in the city.

The cost of exams does depend on the grade your dancer is in.

If chosen for exams, you can choose to pay in instalments.

You can purchase CDT uniform here: https://www.completedancetraining.com/uniform

CLASS INFO

Parents do not watch classes. Classes are regularly updated on our BAND app. 

Socials

CDT have a private BAND app that gives

regular updates and in class videos, quick notices and messages

from the CDT staff. You can also private message the directors to inform us of absences, ask questions etc.

CDT PERFORMANCE STREAM BAND

We have a facebook profile 'Adminat Cdt'

Our business facebook profile is www.facebook.com/completedancetraining

Instagram

Main Page - @completedancetraining

Private Members only - @cdtmembers

Don't forget to tag us when you share CDT/dance stuff - we love being able to share it back!

 

Our main point of contact is our email

contact@completedancetraining.com

You can also call us on 0401798381

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Have any questions?

We are here to help!

Everyone is part of the dance journey at CDT.

We are so proud of everything CDT has become over the past ten years and we are so excited for its future. CDT is more than just a place, it's the students, the teachers, the families.

At CDT, we are supportive of each student and we recognise the benefits of dance in a persons life - we do not take lightly that we get to share that and we will always strive to build our students up to be the best they can, because we believe in them!

We are invested in our students and their goals.

At CDT, you have gained a second family, and we welcome everyone in their uniqueness

Welcome to the CDT family!

- Miss Jenna, Miss Jerrika
and the CDT Team