DNA offer a wide variety of dance styles to students of all ages. We have created 2 streams that our valued DNA members can choose from, the recreational stream and our Industry (elite) stream. Please see below for information on our programs.
The recreational stream is catered to students who are wanting to train for fun and fitness. Whether that will be one class or multiple, DNA offer various styles and genres for all abilities.
DNA staff encourage all students to work together and support each other. Our mission is to create a safe space for all students to express themselves freely in their classes.
The Industry stream is available to students by audition or selection. We have three Industry groups, Petite (ages 7 – 9 years) Pre Teen ( ages 10 – 12 ) and Pre Professional ( aged 13 – open age )
This program is designed for students who are passionate about dance and pursuing a career in the arts. Our goal is to mentor and educate students to prepare them for the professional industry.
Mat pilates is a strength based workout focusing on building a balanced and strong body while increasing flexibility. Mat pilates employs controlled breathing, core strength building while performing body weight resisted movement.
Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercises and meditation to improve your physical and mental health. Yoga promotes balance, posture and coordination through strengthening and stretching poses. Yoga is not a high intensity work out, it is a self paced class. You will leave the session feeling centred, relaxed and refreshed.
DNA kids have specifically created and tailor made an array of programs that are suitable for students under the age of 5. This stream is for students that are wanting a fun, interactive early learning experience that they can enjoy with their parent or guardian. Our vision behind the DNA Kids programs are to create a positive, safe and inclusive atmosphere where children of all abilities can engage in activities that aid development. Theses programs are exclusively class based with no extras requirements. Please see below the 3 programs that we offer.
Fairy Palace is a dance based class incorporating props, costumes and pure imagination. Students will learn and develop coordination, improve their motor skills, musicality and rhythm. Fairy Palace classes also focus on the foundations of Ballet and Jazz.
Mini Musician’s is a music based class that includes music, singing and dancing. Our program incorporates the use of musical instruments where students gain rhythm, musicality and creative skills. Parents will enjoy making music with their child and will leave our studio with a spring in their step
DNA offer vocal classes for all ages and levels. We have group class options and private lessons available.
Dance Nation offer group and private singing coaching weekly at the studio. We have a state of the art vocal studio which also includes musical equipment and a recording studio.
Get to know our Music department head Yasmin Taravillo.
Soprano Yasmin Taravillo began singing at a very young age and has performed the lead roles in a variety of musicals including the title role in ANNIE, and CATHERINE in PIPPIN (for Kelly Aykers Full Time dance). Yasmin had a very early start in the performing arts, beginning singing lessons at age eight. Since then, she has had a career that has seen her perform all over the world, including Disneyland in America. She regularly supports a number of charities through her talents, singing at many functions including Make A Wish, Cancer Foundation and Red Ball with Hugh Jackman. Yasmin studied opera for two years at the prestigious Opera Studio of Melbourne, performing in DON CARLOS and THE RING CYCLE with Opera Australia and making her main stage operatic debut in Gertrude Opera Company’s production of Messenet’s CINDERELLA at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Yasmin also studied musical theatre at the i Kelly Aykers fulltime dance. Yasmin is extremely passionate about teaching, watching her students develop and grow is extremely motivating, she teaches a variety of genres but stresses the importance of classical training through warm-ups in order to achieve her students end goals.
|1||Bubs||2 – 3 years|
|2||Tiny Tots||3 – 4 years|
|3||Sub Junior||Grade Prep / Foundation|
|4||Junior||6 – 8 years|
|5||Intermediate||9 – 12 years|
|6||Teens||13 – 15 years|
|7||Senior||16 – 25 years|
“We drive 1 hour to DNA four days a week because its WORTH IT! I couldn’t ask for a more professional, supportive dance studio for my kids. I’m so glad we found DNA”
“My girls have special needs and this was one of the only studios that took us in. DNA have amazed me with what they can get out of my daughters, thank you Brittany and team.”
“DNA was the place where I found my passion. I am now working as a professional dancer travelling around the world because of the hard work, dedication and love Brittany and her teachers instilled in me.”