Classes

READY SET DANCE

Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Singing and Acting all in one!

Dance 2XS is excited to offer the READY SET DANCE preschooler classes for boys and girls aged 2 1/2 to 5 years.

Enter the magical world of dance as your child follows a set curriculum that allows them to explore rhythm, build confidence and develop coordination skills.

The emphasis in class is fun and sparking creativity and imagination, and it will become your child's favourite hour of the week!

This award winning program promotes school readiness by developing independence, concentration and cooperation.

TINY TUMBLING

Does your little one love being upside down?

This class is perfect for 4-5 year olds who love to move! Tiny Tumbling teaches basic tumbling & acrobatic skills in a fun and safe learning environment.

Our tiny acrobats learn skills, develop strength and flexibility through fun games and exercises.

Similar to the floor work of gymnastics, students learn basic tumbling like bridges, forward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. It's a whole lot of fun and a great start to the foundations of tumbling.

TINY CHEER

Especially for 4 year olds, Tiny Cheer is all about having fun!

Learn all about the exciting world of cheer while learning fun pom and cheer routines.

Tiny cheerleaders also learn some basic tumbling, jumps and stunts as part of this high energy class. We will learn all about teamwork and how working together can be rewarding and so much fun!

BALLET, JAZZ & TAP COMBO

3 styles in one class!

This class is perfect for students who are graduating from Ready Set Dance, or for students who would like to try a little bit of everything to learn what they like best!

Students are introduced to the basics of tap dancing, beautiful ballet and upbeat jazz, all while developing coordination, rhythm, musicality and social skills.

This class is the perfect preparation for a lifelong love of dance.

JAZZ, POM & CONTEMPORARY

These classes cover both slow and fast dance styles. As well as having a technical focus, emphasis is also placed on fitness, flexibility and performance skills.

Jazz is a fun, energetic and popular dance style with kicks, turns, leaps and isolations that progress to short and long dance combinations. This popular and dynamic style is taught in a positive environment to all age groups.

Pom is based on jazz and aerobic techniques with a focus on strong and visually effective arm movements using pom poms.

Contemporary dance bridges the gap between jazz and ballet in a freeform, creative dance form that encouraging creative thinking. The choreography often shares emotive storylines, encouraging students to express themselves through movements.

REC CHEERLEADING

Cheerleading is a challenging and dynamic team sport. Dance 2XS's fun recreational classes follow All Star guidelines and focus strongly on teamwork, fun and fitness. Students learn stunts, pyramids, tumbling, cheer routines and pom.

Our classes cater for both beginner and experienced students of all ages, and are loads of fun! Cheerleading with Dance 2XS develops teamwork skills in a friendly environment with encouraging coaches that really care.

We have been the proud trainers of the well known NBL Cairns Taipans Mini Squad for 14 years.

COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING

Competitive cheerleading is an excellent progression for those who have been attending recreational cheerleading classes and are looking for the next step.

The athletes from our 2XS Cheer teams compete at competitions in Townsville, with our higher level teams also traveling to the Gold Coast for State and National competitions.

2XS athletes get access to the best resources, with fully accredited coaches and a competition level sprung gymnastics floor to train on.

Your child will train using the most up to date coaching techniques in the safest possible environment. They will build their skills and constantly challenge and improve themselves as they prepare for their competitions throughout the year.

TUMBLING & ACROBATICS

Our classes focus specifically on tumbling, floor work and acrobatics. All training is done on our new gymnastic sprung floor in our purpose build tumbling studio.

Loved by students, our 9m air floor not only assists with safety, but adds loads of fun when learning new tricks. Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, aerials, handsprings and tucks are just some of the skills students learn in class.

This class is beneficial for cheerleaders, gymnasts and dancers as it helps to improve strength, flexibility, balance, posture, as well as acrobatic ability. Each student works at their own pace in a safe and supportive environment.

The highest standards of safety are adhered to in classes while maintaining a great sense of FUN!

AERIAL SILKS

Aerial Silks is a graceful form of acrobatics which you do while hanging from drapes of fabric.

Everything you learn is initially close to the mat for your safety. As you gain strength and confidence, your instructor will encourage you to learn more advanced tricks.

Aerial Silks is one of the newest and most challenging, yet most awe inspiring aerial art forms. Great for strength, flexibility, creativity, building confidence and feeling exhilarated doing aerial tricks!

With small class sizes, everyone works at their own level in a supportive and encouraging environment.

ADULT POM

Go on, give it a go! Pick up your pom poms and try something new.

Our adult only pom classes are fun, energetic and will get you fit. No tumbling or stunting required! Pom is based on jazz and aerobic techniques with a focus on strong and visually effective arm movements using pom poms.

You won't even know you are working out because you will be having such a great time in these energetic classes!

ZUMBA

Our Zumba class is for everyone, any age and any fitness level.

No dance experience required. Classes are easy to follow and heaps of fun. Feel the rhythm in this latin inspired dance fitness class that has a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle toning benefits.

Zumba is fun, different, easy, effective, energising and addictive. It's exercise in disguise!

PILATES

Pilates is a low-impact, controlled workout focussing on strengthening the core and postural muscles as well as increasing flexibility. The exercises are performed with an emphasis on precision of movement and alignment with correct technique.

Instructor Katrina Schaper Ph: 0409 627 752

PILATES BARRE

Pilates Barre combines all the fundamental principles of Pilates with Ballet inspired conditioning. These classes are a complete full body workout, however have a high leg and buttock focus. Using the ballet barre we are able to perform exercises in static movements and isometric holds safely. Streamlining the body lengthening and strengthening to achieve that desired “Dancer’s Body”, whilst improving balance and flexibility.

Instructor Katrina Schaper Ph: 0409 627 752

TAI CHI

Tai Chi and Qigong are famous for their relaxation qualities and graceful movements. Underneath this veneer of carefree softness lies a fascinating art which has many facets. Practicing Tai Chi can benefit your overall health and wellbeing with improvements in breathing, circulation, body alignment, balance, mental focus, coordination and it is the best weight-bearing exercise – not to mention the self defence aspect!

Instructor Kay Barr, Australian Academy of Tai Chi & Qigong and World Taiji Boxing Assoc. www.taichicairns.blogspot.com.au Ph: 0417 563 936

SOMATICS

If you are someone who has ‘tried everything’ to relieve your tight muscles or tension or maybe think that stiffness in your body is just a natural part of the ageing process it might surprise you to know that it’s the brains connection to the muscles and their ability to relax that is missing. Somatics is about functional movement. This practice will allow you to move with freedom and ease in all of your hobbies and activities.

Kay Barr, Certified Clinical Somatic Educator & Exercise Coach www.imovewithoutpain.com Ph: 0417 563 936

DANCE 2XS... FUN, FITNESS AND FRIENDS!!!

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