Dance Styles in Teen Classes

Teen Classes

Through our wide range of dance classes, our talented teachers fuel our student’s spirit, nurture their soul and build on each and every dancer’s individual style.



Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary feats in agility, strength and balance. This style offers development across strength, flexibility, jumping/landing as well as balance and tumbling skills.  Acrobatics at Dance Central follows the Acrobatic Arts Academy syllabus, and we currently offer four levels across a variety of ages.
In order to progress to level 2 students need to confidently perform a limber. This is a movement where a student is standing and they touch the floor in front of them and then they recover and reach up over their head to land in a bridge. They then have to recover successfully from the bridge using the arm technique and upper body strength.
Recommended: Leotard and leggings/tights or other appropriate more fitted clothing (crucial for safety reasons in all acrobatic classes). Bare feet.
New to Acro: As above.


We are proud to follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet syllabus. This program spans from Primary to Pointe levels, and includes both non-examination and examination classes.

Read all about our Ballet Program.



Break-dancing is also known as “B-boying” or “B-girling” and is one of the many elements of Hip Hop culture. An athletic and acrobatic class, you will learn how to Freeze, Floor Rock, top rock and drop while you gain excellent strength.

Recommended: Sneakers (not runners with grip)


Lil B’boys

A fusion based class incorporating break-dance, as described above, with acro tumbling exercises. This class is a perfect introduction to break-dance for children aged 5 to 7 years.

Recommended: Sneakers (not runners with grip)



Contemporary dance is based on classical foundations with an edgy and earthy vibe. This class combines strong centre and precision leg work with an ease and fluidity in the torso. A great class to gain technique, strength, flexibility and musicality.

Recommended: Jazz shoes or Foot thongs
New to Dance: Bare feet


Funk Tap

A technical tap class with a seriously modern edge of funky percussive beats and rhythms. If you love Happy Feet, Tap Dogs, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly you will love this class.

Recommended: Tap shoes (Note: End of year show requires tan colour for females and black for males.)
Trial with: court shoe or boot (smooth sole, non-grip)


Hip Hop

Straight from the Bronx of New York this ever evolving style is one of our most popular classes. A soulful expression of movement including dance hall, krump, popping, locking, waacking, voguing and tutting movements as well as urban choreography. Used by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Missy Elliott. Hip Hop is all about developing your own style!

Recommended: Sneakers (not runners non-grip)


Jazz Funk

A technique based class, core focus on balance, turns, jumps and isolations with high energy routines of the latest commercial style of jazz funk each week. A great class to develop your style and technique.

Recommended: Jazz shoes (Note: End of year show requires tan colour for females and black for males.)
New to Dance: Bare feet


Kicks Leaps & Turns — Jazz Technique

A class concentrated on building and perfecting your jazz technique through balance, turns, leaps and compositions. This class is perfect for anyone at any level wanting to progress as a technical dancer.

Recommended: Jazz shoes
New to Dance: Bare feet



This class is designed especially for dancers who desire maximum core strength and flexibility. With current advances in limbering and stretch techniques this class is a must for all dancers. Limbering is a fantastic option for non dancers wanting to achieve optimum flexibility for great body and muscle maintenance and recovery, reducing the risk of injuries and muscular pains.

Recommended: Bare feet



Smooth and expressive, this class is based on a combination of Jazz and contemporary technique and creative movement executed to R’n’B music. Lyrical is an excellent way to build on technique, musicality, and to gain strength and flexibility.

Recommended: Jazz shoes (Note: End of year show requires tan colour for females and black for males.)
New to Dance: Bare feet


Me Plus One

Have you ever wanted to show your child who’s got the original groove? Well, now’s your chance! This brand new parent and child class is an opportunity for all the parents out there who’d love to enjoy a beginner Hip Hop class with their kiddos! The minimum age for children is 8yrs. We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Recommended: Bare feet, Sneakers