Find your dance inspiration at DS2DIO.

Find your inspiration at DS2DIO

DS2DIO is a fully licenced KHDA performing arts Academy.  Enroll today in a class and let us help shape your talent.

Ballet Dance for Kids

Age: 3+ | Music: RAD set music

Ds2dio follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus course for both girls and boys. In addition we offer free work, performance opportunities and Adult Ballet classes.

We cater for all levels and abilities from 3+ years. Ages given below are approximate and your teacher will guide you on the best class for you.

  • 3 yrs: Dance to Your Own Tune Level One
  • 4 yrs: Dance to Your Own Tune Level Two
  • 5 yrs: Pre Primary in Dance
  • 6 – 7 yrs: Primary in Dance
  • 7 yrs and up: Grades 1 to 8.

The children work progressively through the Grades according to their ability and the time that they have available to dance. We recommend that they attend 2 classes per week from Primary and then 3 classes from Grades 5 up.

RAD Vocational Syllabus

For those wanting to follow a more serious career opportunity in Ballet we offer the RAD Vocational syllabus. This includes pointe work:

  • Intermediate Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced Foundation
  • Advanced 1
  • Advanced 2

The Repertoire syllabus has three levels and is based on the well known ballets such as Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. It is choreographed for ages 12 and up. Pointe work is optional.

ISTD TAP AND OPEN TAP

ISTD TAP

Age: 5+ Kids & Adults | Music: ISTD Set Music

Tap is a form of dance wearing fitted shoes with metal taps. The movement will come from the ball and the heel of the foot and that creates different rhythms.

Students will follow the set ISTD Syllabus that will vary in technical sequences, amalgamations and dance routines.

Pre-primary/Primary – 5 years old | Grade 1 to Advanced

These are the generic ages for the grades but children and adults who would like to learn the ISTD Syllabus will come in for an assessment and the teacher will advise on the level and grade for the client/student.

Open Tap

Age: 5+ Kids & Adults | Music: Variety of music | Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Open tap is a tap class that will follow no set syllabus but the technique of ISTD. Students will learn Tap dance technique and dance routines.

ISTD modern and open modern.

ISTD MODERN

Age: 5+ | Music: ISTD Set Music

The ISTD Modern Dance syllabus incorporates jazz and contemporary dance elements as well as a sense of technique in ballet and includes learning about rhythm, good posture and a sense of confidence and style.

Pre-primary/Primary – 5 years old | Grade 1 to Advanced

These are the generic ages for the grades but children and adults who would like to learn the ISTD Syllabus will come in for an assessment and the teacher will advise on the level and grade for the client.

OPEN MODERN

Age: 5+ | Music: Variety of Music

Open modern will follow no set syllabus but the technique of ISTD. Students will modern technique and dance routines.

Contemporary

Ages: Teenagers and Adults (8+) | Music: Various Music | Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Contemporary is the result of a revolution that gave each one of us the chance to dance without boundaries. Our journey will start with floorwork exercises where we go back to our roots, then we’ll go through a combination of classical and modern sequences to build strength and control, so we are ready for the improvisational trip where we explore how our bodies can move and what stories we want to tell.

Contemporary is about finding inspiration in the smallest details whether it’s birds’ sounds, the colour of the sand, a baby’s scream, and a human’s experience.

“To understand what I am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life.” Pina Bausch.

HIPHOP

Age: 4yrs – 12 yrs | Music: Hip Hop | Level: Baby and Kids Beginner to Intermediate

Hip-hop refers to street dance styles that are generally performed to hip-hop music. It involves a wide range of styles specifically breaking, popping and locking but also includes, house voguing, waacking, lyrical and New School.

Open Classes:

Ranges from baby hip hop and street dance classes all the way through to adult hip hop and street dance classes.

ISTD

Ranges from baby hip hop and street dance classes all the way through to adult hip hop and street dance classes.

BRONZE/BEGINNER – SILVER/INTERMEDIATE – GOLD/ADVANCED as per the students age and level.

These are the general levels but students will be assessed and then the teacher will advise on the level and the grade for the client.

Street dance – teens

Experience the fast pace and Latin rhythm of Salsa with its intricate patterns and spicy presentation or opt for the slower, smoother, and romantic style of Bachata. Each is full of Latin rhythm but distinctive in style and origin.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced dancer, our various levels of Salsa and Bachata classes will let you get your groove on.

Latin dance kids

Age: 6+ | Music: Latin Music | Level: Beginners to intermediate

Focusing on developing the fundamentals of Latin Dance. The class combines the basic technique with Beginner level 0 girls and boys styling. Immersing kids early in the Latin culture and music, Kids will be able to develop their musicality at an early age, all while having fun.