The aim of teaching dance and the performing arts is to improve student’s co-ordination, self-esteem and confidence. As students develop, they are learning many life skills; Coordination, discipline, teamwork, friendship and posture that will stand them in good stead for the future, whether that is in the performing arts or in life.
Fortuna students are coached by our qualified teachers in a safe dance space to obtain a passion for all forms of dance and theatre and also a sound knowledge of movement and technique. Fortuna teaches and is a registered dance studio with both bbodance and ATOD.
Fortuna offers a comprehensive dance program
for all skill levels and age groups.
Fortuna offers a comprehensive dance program for all skill levels and age groups.
Is a very structured discipline, giving students strength, balance and correct posture, enabling students to produce movements with lightness, speed and grace. Students trained in ballet can confidently learn other forms of dance.
Is a less structured discipline, but still requires details in technique to be learnt correctly. Flexibility is focused on throughout the grades. Strength of movement, attack and clean lines are taught.
Explores the dancer’s body and range of movement, finding their own movement language that comes from the heart and soul. Using abstract and extreme concepts, expressive movement, strength and flexibility.
Is a style of dance that combines jazz dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.
The definition of drama: is a composition in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or to tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions through action and dialogue and typically designed for theatrical performance. Students learn a variety of dramatic skills along these lines.
Uses material from a film musical or stage musical. It is not exact replications but will use the appropriate choreographic, vocal and dramatic style needed. BBO and ATOD are both taught.
Singing classes help you to learn how to properly sing in tune, using piano scales to reproduce correct sounds with correct breathing techniques. Classes are private and cost can be shared.
Are compulsory for students wanting to do Competitions/Eisteddfods. Private classes can also be taken for syllabus work. Costumes can be supplied. Appropriate class wear is to be worn.
Class emphasis is on fitness and enjoyment. All adult classes are syllabus based so that technique is correctly taught to avoid injuries. No experience necessary and age isn’t a barrier!
Certificates I, II
and III in Dance
Industry Relevant National Qualifications in Dance. Recognition for all the hard work that you do. Why not study a Nationally Recognized Certificate alongside your dancing at your choice of dance studio?
Tanya started in the world of dance at 3 years of age, as her mother put her into dance because she always wanted to but never got the chance. Calisthenics was the first genre, then onto ballet, jazz and tap. Although Tanya excelled at dance and was successful in competitions and exams, her shyness hindered her progress, until she started learning bbodance and things started falling into place. She undertook her Diploma in Classical Ballet teaching through bbodance in 2011. Tanya knows full well how learning dance can impact your life and give you confidence you never knew you had. She loves working with all age students and never judges a student on their appearance…because you just never know what the future holds for them. Tanya teaches all forms of performing arts at Fortuna.
Thomas has been dancing since he was 4 years old and has taken many exams in; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Acro-Dancer, Hip Hop and National Character. Thomas also competed in many competitions, and he is now our main choreographer for competitions. He found joy in teaching and passing on his knowledge to the next generation, seeing students achieve new skills that they hadn’t before or simply seeing their enjoyment in dance. In 2011 Thomas completed his Diploma in Classical Ballet Teaching through bbodance. In 2014, he was accepted into Adelaide College of the Arts (Bachelor of Dance Performance) and although this was a sad time for the school, big things were awaiting him. However, only 6 months into his bachelor, Thomas decided that his passion in dance was not performing, but teaching. He made the decision to return to Fortuna and continue teaching, where he is now one of their main teachers. He teaches all forms of performing arts and is loved by his students.
Fortuna strive to be current and rely on solid teaching and learning foundations to ensure the dancers we train can excel. We believe adding Certificates in Dance at our studio ensure that our students can perform and excel to the best of their abilities.
By completing a Certificate I, II or III in Dance you will have the backing and knowledge to help you continue your career in the performing arts.
The pathways offered through Empowerdance at Fortuna House of Performing Arts provide excellence in dance training for the next generation of successful commercial and contemporary dancers. For those with visions of inspiring and teaching generations to come, our one-on-one tailored mentoring program provides professional and sustainable pathways into the teaching arena.
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