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WELCOME TO GUMNUT DANCE

More Than A Dance Studio,
More Like A Family

We encourage your child’s physical, social and artistic abilities through carefully designed exercises to enhance their abilities. We teach safe dance concepts and activities such as warm-up, cool-down, pre-dance technique and dance routines in a fun, age-appropriate and accessible way!

We have set dress codes for each of our Gumnut groups, but we are inclusive. If your child requires reasonable adjustments to the dress code, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Classes

All class levels incorporate aspects of the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) ballet, jazz and contemporary syllabi. We are an authorised provider of the ATOD Imagine Early Childhood Dance Education program for 2-5-year-olds and incorporate aspects of the program into our unique classes.

Dance Classes Canberra

Spinning Gumnuts

LET’S SPIN AND TWIRL!

30 minutes
Ages 2 to 3.5 yrs + a parent/carer.

Watch your child’s confidence grow and their physical, social and artistic abilities improve through carefully designed exercises and themes. Our engaging themes change every term and ensure children are learning about the world around them through dance!

Please note: To maximise learning and ensure safety, one parent/carer is to participate during the term in classes.

Rainbow Gumnuts

THE WORLD IS FULL OF RAINBOWS AND WONDER!

40 minutes
Ages 3.5 to 5 yrs.

Your preschooler will feel so excited, happy and included in our creative, engaging and imaginative dance classes, they will be bursting to tell you their news! Take a break and leave your Gumnut boys and girls with us. We’ll help support your child’s independence to get ready for school.
Your preschooler will be so excited to dance to their heart’s content and make lots of friends as well.

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Dance Teachers Canberra

Scribbly Gumnuts

LET’S SCRIBBLE OUR IDEAS AND CREATIVITY

45 minutes
Kindergarten children only

Kindy kids are cool; they love trying new moves, have energy to burn and big imaginations. So, at Gumnut Dance we’ve created a fun, energetic and creative level just for them!

Scribbly Gumnuts learn routines and are introduced to choreographing dances.

Snow Gumnuts

LIKE SNOWFLAKES, NO TWO CHILDREN ARE THE SAME

50 minutes
Years 1 and 2

Your Snow Gumnut’s confidence will grow and they will thrive with a more challenging program of dance technique. Our Snow Gumnuts work together which teaches important social skills such as negotiation, teamwork, listening and co-operation.

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Dance Teachers Canberra

Ribbon Gumnuts

EXPRESSING OURSELVES WITH GRACE AND CREATIVITY

1 Hour
Years 3 and 4

Ribbon Gumnuts enjoy exploring more advanced choreographic concepts at this level. Children also extend their knowledge of dance technique, increasing their confidence and sense of self.

Silver Gumnuts

FIND YOUR SPARKLE

1 Hour
Years 5 and 6

Silver Gumnuts continue to focus on the ATOD ballet and jazz syllabi, but with more advanced technique, strength and coordination exercises than previous levels. Children are encouraged to express their individuality and find what makes them sparkle!

Dance Teachers Canberra

Tips For Starting Classes

It’s a helpful idea to talk to your child about their first class before they start. Mention their dance teacher (check the schedule for your teacher’s name), other kids to meet, space to move around, fun props and great music to dance to.

Here’s A Checklist To Help Get You Organised:

Dress them in the required attire, with long hair tied back
Show them photos and videos from our Facebook and Instagram pages and website
Ensure your child has eaten before class and has had a drink of water
Ensure your child has been to the bathroom before class
Store all your dance equipment in the one bag
Let your child know that Gumnut Dance can’t wait to meet them!
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