Courses and classes

For the Love of Dance
Classical Dance Studio is offering two exciting new classes this term: Beginner Spanish dance for students 8 yrs and over; and Beginner Contemporary for students 10 yrs and over. No prior dance experience is required.
The school is delighted to announce a 100% pass rate for the 2015 examinations. Students aged 5 to 21 years took part in the exams and the results are internationally recognised.
Classical Dance Studio has been teaching young dancers for over 20 years. The school focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in students, while developing strong technique.
Classical Dance Studio
Catherine 0411 241 651
Nina 0412 833 428

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Many paths, many futures at North Lake
“… the thing about my experience at North Lake is that I felt much freer to be myself. I felt like I was subjected to less pressure and less judgment and as a result I seemed to work better.”
(Yann dux 2011, bass player for WAMI award wining Koi Child)
“Being at North Lake has been a great pleasure. I’ve totally changed since I got here. It’s not just the study, I’ve learned respect and seeing everyone as equal. I really like mixing with people from lots of different cultures – you learn different and better ways of doing things and you learn bits of their languages too. It was a good decision to come to North Lake and a very good decision to do Industrial Studies.”
(Abraham, top Industrial Studies student 2015, heavy duty mechanical apprentice)
“When I arrived in Australia from China my English wasn’t good I couldn’t find a school, I was sad because the opportunity to study means everything to me. After a long time of searching I found North Lake Senior Campus. Because North Lake gave me an opportunity I worked hard to prove I was a good student. I had nice teachers who helped me and I want to thank all the teachers here.” (Louie dux 2013, ATAR of 99.3, Bachelor of Science at UWA with majors in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics)
When I came to North Lake I saw how much my work meant to other people and it gave me the drive. I saw the difference, I saw that there was more than one path and that made all the difference. (Georgia, dux 2015)
“I think relationships are a pretty key thing at school and at North Lake you get to really know the teachers. I was really appreciative of how much my writing skills improved. I had a purpose and was working towards something and I was able to do that without distractions and without a strong peer group thing going on.
(Niluka, co-dux 2013, Linguistics UWA)
North Lake Senior Campus
188 Winterfold Road Kardinya
9314 0444

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Kids love Drama
Enrolments are being taken for Term 1 classes at the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy.  Fun, weekly classes are held for age groups 3-5, 5-8, 9-12 and 12-17 throughout Perth including, Atwell, Canning Vale, East Fremantle, Kardinya, Thornlie and Willetton so there is a class near you!
Children love the classes and parents love the results!  The many benefits include improved confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.  Enthusiastic, qualified teachers ensure each child enjoys their lessons, which involve speech training, creative movement, improvisation, scripts, acting and performance techniques and lots more!
Classes fill fast, so act now and reserve a place for your child today!
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
Phone 9446 6535

Joyful Dance
See the smiles; Hear the laughter; Feel the joy. Fun and music build confidence and a lifelong love of dance.
Helene Gowers Ballet School offers the highest standards for dancers and caters for students of all ages, from 3 years upwards. The school follows the world renowned Cecchetti International Classical Ballet syllabus.
“The Schools’ teachers aim to develop young imaginations with the creative use of movement. By careful instruction we aim to promote your child’s physical and emotional wellbeing, by developing self-esteem and a healthy, strong body in a friendly, nurturing environment,” said Miss Gowers.
Branches are conveniently located in Armadale, Mt Lawley, Subiaco, South Perth and Victoria Park. This year Miss Gowrs celebrates 41 years of teaching locally in Western Australia.
Helene Gowers Ballet School
9339 2473 or 0438 344 383

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Lifelong Passion at Swan River Ballet
Swan River Ballet is delighted to welcome Kim Hopkins to its teaching staff. Kim brings a wealth of dance knowledge and experience. She will be teaching the full-time program and the adult classes.
Kim showed great promise as a dancer from an early age. She studied locally under Lucette Aldous, becoming the youngest member of the Youth Dance Company.  At 15 she joined Garth Welch Ballet School in Sydney, and travelled to America to demonstrate the Vagonova method. She was then accepted into the Academie de Danse Classique in Monaco.
At 18, Kim’s dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer were cruelly dashed, when she developed Guillain-Barre – a rare neurological condition that attacks the nerve sheaths resulting in muscle weakness and paralysis.
Kim underwent a lengthy rehabilitation program which sparked her interest in the human body.  She completed a physiotherapy degree and two postgraduate diplomas, with a focus on women’s health. Kim uses her detailed knowledge of core stability and pelvic floor muscles to help students look after their most important asset – their bodies.
1 Rockingham Road
Hamilton Hill
Ph 0418 951 045

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Dance Central
Queen Victoria St North Fremantle is an eclectic hub, offering excellent coffee shops, eateries, antiques and boutique shopping. It has an artsy/funky kind of vibe, making it the perfect home to Dance Central, a successful and long established dance school.
Former W.A. Ballet Company dancer and Principal of Dance Central Gabrielle Cronan is delighted to welcome you in 2016: “We were established twenty three years ago and have developed into a dance metropolis, offering 70 classes per week,” said Gabrielle.
Dance classes include Creative Dance for toddlers, Classical Ballet, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap, Stretch, Contemporary and/or Lyrical, taught by experienced career teachers.
Dance Central caters for both recreational students and those who aspire to work at a more dedicated level, in performance groups. Whether you want to dance the classics or the hottest moves from the latest music video clips please visit our comprehensive website
Dance Central
212 Queen Victoria Street North Fremantle
9430 5192

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Discover Your Creative
If you have ever dreamed of being an artist, then the Freedom School Studio Painting Program may be just what you’re looking for. Working with multi award winning artist David Giles, the program is designed to help you connect with your creative, expressive self. The course focuses on personal expression and participants are encouraged to be experimental and trust their intuition in the process of creating art.
David Giles has been an art teacher for more than twenty years. Many graduates of the program have gone on to become multi-award winning artists with some exhibiting through Giles’ two galleries – The David Giles Art Gallery – 49B High St Fremantle and Studio Eleven – 11 Captains Lane, near the Roundhouse.
Suitable for all levels including complete beginners, the next 8-week term commences on 11, 12 & 13 February 2016. Choose your preferred day and time: Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 10am-1pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm. A trip to the river is planned later in the term, weather permitting. Cost is $265 for the 8 week term.
David Giles Freedom School Painting Program
Studio Eleven, 11 Captains Lane, Fremantle

Taoist Tai Chi – Your way to better health
Taoist Tai Chi is a very special and effective form of holistic health training, one that can work on the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of our being. Consisting of a gentle set of 108 movements, plus associated exercises and training methods, the Taoist Tai Chi† internal art of taijiquan is distinguished at the physical level by a significant degree of turning and stretching in each of the movements, in order to exercise the whole physiology. At the mental and spiritual level, it is a method of ‘taming the heart’ and developing an attitude of calm, compassion and reduced self-centredness during practice and in daily life.
75 Riverside Drive, East Fremantle
Phone: 93391331

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