Recreation Programme

Our Recreation programme is the perfect choice for students wanting to enjoy their dance classes, train hard, perform regularly but without the intense pressure of the Development programme. We offer separate boys and girls classes and all children in this programme are taught the syllabus and are then offered optional examinations in September where they will perform the warmups, exercises and routines. Children who sit this exam will receive a report sheet with positive feedback and some helpful comments about what they could look to work on next. They will also receive a score out of 100 so they can look to improve it the following year if they wish to. This is presented on a beautiful certificate with their headshot photo taken at the exams. It is a lovely keepsake.

Classes on offer for our step students are a multi-genre dance class, an acro-dance/tumbling class, a ballet class and all our open classes held on Fridays.

Dance classes follow a commercial syllabus which teaches group warmups, various dance exercises and small routine combinations in a stress-free class style with less focus on drilling their technique but more on the overall enjoyment of learning and achieving.

Acro/Tumbling is taught based on the ability of each student and they are not expected to be working at a higher level than they can cope with. This keeps the class enjoyable and gives the students a real sense of reaching each goal set.

Ballet classes follow a classical syllabus with barrework and centrework.

Our open Friday classes are a great way to meet different students as these classes combine children from both our recreational, development and academy programmes. These classes are more challenging but can be a great way for your child to push themselves a little more rather than moving all the way into the development programme if they are feeling their recreational class is not quite enough for them.

Children in this programme are also invited to join our performance squads which get to perform up to four times during the year and focus on competitive dance training or they can learn their own solo routine for our in-house competitions.


This is an approximate age guide for each level, however, we work with children case by case in this programme.

Step One Girls (7 – 8yrs old)Step One Boys (7 – 9yrs old)
Step Two Girls (8 – 9yrs old)Step Two Boys (10 – 14yrs old)
Step Three Girls (9 – 10yrs old)
Step Four Girls (10 – 12yrs old)
Step Five Girls (12 – 15yrs old)
Step Six Girls (15 – 18yrs old)


Bare feet are fine for this programme, however, children are welcome to wear dance footwear if they choose. Hair must be tied back into a slick ponytail and into a bun for ballet class. You can purchase the uniform here

Recreational Boys001 Black Silhouette Tshirt

104 Black Sports Shorts
Recreational Girls001 Black Silhouette Tshirt

101 Black Silhouette Leggings

201 Black Silhouette Leotard (for ballet students)

105 Pink Tights (for ballet students)

301 Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes (for ballet students)

401 Blue Flower Hairpiece (for ballet students)


Children in these classes have two performance opportunities per year. If they join a performance squad then they have additional opportunities within the in-house comps each term.

June 29th & 30th – Winter Presentation (Silhouette Studios Theatre)

December 14th & 15th – End Of Year Showcase (Charles Luney Auditorium)


Term Fees are invoiced three weeks prior to the start of each term and are expected to be fully paid by the first week of classes. No refunds after the first lesson.

Step Programme Fees
One Class per week$115+gst per term
Two Classes per week$230+gst per term
Three Classes per week$335+gst per term
Four Classes per week$430+gst per term
Five Classes per week$490+gst per term
Six Classes per week$590+gst per term
Seven Classes per week$655+gst per term
Eight Classes per week$710+gst per term
Performance Squad (Competitive Dance)$250+gst per year
Annual Exam Fee (optional)$40.00+gst
Production Fee (invoiced in Term Four)$25+gst
Costume Hire Fee (invoiced in Term Four)$30+gst per costume