Competition Team

Performance groups

Performance Groups at DiLi – Dream it, Live it are a great opportunity for students at our Award Winning Mount Isa Dance School to push themselves technically as well as enhancing their performance skills. Performance Groups learn dance routines that they then perform at local events (such as school fetes, the Street Parade during rodeo week and the Mount Isa City Council Carols event) and at competitions.

DiLi Performance Groups compete each year at the Mount Isa Eisteddfod, the Dirty Feet Outback Dance Festival in Julia Creek and the Charters Towers Eisteddfod.

Students wishing to take part in a Performance Group class need to be enrolled in at least two other classes at DiLi, one of which must be ballet as a foundation technical class. Performance Group students also have access to the Unlimited Discount Packages where students can book into as many classes as they like each term for a set price.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Performance group students need to have black jazz shoes, ballet shoes, tan and ballet tights and may need additional items such as foot thongs or other specific tights. There will also be additional rehearsals outside of class time and specific costumes required – the details of these including costs will be communicated to all participants during term one.

Competitive dance can be challenging at times and it is important to reinforce the following fundamental lessons for your dancer in regard to competitions:

  • be able to win and lose gracefully
  • learn new skills and want to better themselves
  • enjoy improved self esteem

Good sportsmanship is key both within the DiLi – Dream it, Live it family and with all other dancers, teachers and officials at competitions.

SOLO AND DUO PERFORMERS

DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Solo and Duo Performers

Competing as a soloist or in a duo/trio is a great opportunity for dancers to challenge themselves and is also a wonderful training ground for improved dance technique, increased performance ability and improved confidence. Competition dancers learn how to rehearse effectively, work efficiently in class to prepare, work through nerves, focus amidst adrenaline and they get comfortable under those stage lights.

One of the big benefits of competing is that dancers get to hear the personalised thoughts, opinions and expertise of industry professionals. Not only can dancers improve and receive several ideas about their training through these critiques, but they, along with their teachers, can begin to understand how to dissect their choreography and find ways to make their performance more appealing to their audience. This alone (and well above the value of any trophy) is a great reason to consider competition dancing.

A WORD OF WARNInG…

With the wonderful opportunities presented in competitive dance, there are also a number of things to be aware of. It is vital that students do not base their worth on a piece of plastic. A trophy is never a good reason to dive into the world of competitive dance! Dance is SUBJECTIVE, and even political at times.  Any given day with a different set of judges, a different result could be met.

Placements should not mean much. It is important to remember that (aside from actual technical flaws/weaknesses) it is often opinion, not fact, that says one dancer is better than the other. Students must be reminded not to decide that just because they didn’t place in the top 5 that they are somehow worthless.  They must instead take those worth-their-weight-in-gold judges critiques and find out what they can work on to get a better score and -more importantly- become a better dancer.  Then go back to the studio and do it!

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Students wanting to become a competition dancer as a soloist or as part of a duo or trio need to consider the following:

  • Students must be doing a class in the style of solo or duo/trio they wish to compete. For example, if a students want to compete in a Contemporary solo section then they must be doing Contemporary classes at DiLi.
  • Students will ‘keep’ their solo or duo/trio for three years. It will be updated as required, however it is the students responsibility to rehearse, remember and work on improving their performance outside of class time.
  • Students wanting a new solo or duo/trio can expect approximately 10 x half hour private lessons (at $30 each) to complete and polish the routine. This may vary depending on how quickly the student learns the choreography. Lessons may be reduced to 15 minute slots closer to competition time for polishing only of a routine.
  • It is recommended that students have an iPad or something similar to record their routine in class time and then to have that recording to practice with at home and backstage at competitions (with headphones) as they warm up and prepare before their performance.
  • Students should make a plan to rehearse outside of class time – scheduling the time works best and having someone to watch them (especially if they are new to competitions) is incredibly beneficial. Ideally, competition dancers have time set aside to practice daily.
  • Parents are responsible for entering students into competitions. Entries for the Mount Isa Eisteddfod can be processed via www.stardom.com.au – entries close Sunday 24th March.
  • Music will also be emailed to competitors and then it is their responsibility to submit the music as required and to burn a backup CD to bring with them on competition day. DiLi can provide this service at $15 per item.
  • Dancers need a costume for each item they perform. Costumes must be approved by the teacher and can either be purchased through DiLi at approximately $85 each or hired for $45 each.
  • DiLi – Dream it, Live it will be competing at three competitions during 2019: The Mount Isa Eistedddfod 13-16 June, The Dirty Feet Outback Dance Festival in Julia Creek 21-22 September, The Charters Towers Eisteddfod 23-26 August (dates TBC).

Please contact Sally ASAP to enquire about participating in competitions during 2019. Students have already started learning routines and private lesson time availability is limited.

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DanceStep Student Teacher Program

DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance | DanceStep Student Teacher Program

DiLi – Dream it, Live it  is a registered affiliated studio and member of the DanceStep Student Teacher Education Program.

WHY CHOOSE DANCESTEP?

DanceStep empowers students to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models. The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles and Anatomy to name just a few. These concepts are broken down to be taught in a sequential and age appropriate way to children from eleven years of age. Whether students are considering a career in dance teaching or otherwise, the DanceStep program is a great preparation for many aspects of life.

With the inclusion of DanceStep at DiLi – Dream it, Live it our young dancers have a framework where they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and have learnt patience, empathy, communication skills and how to take initiative in different situations. As affiliate members of the DanceStep program it is wonderful for us to be able to provide this opportunity for our dancers to flourish not only as young people, but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DANCESTEP?

The DanceStep program encourages and empowers our next generation of young leaders by providing opportunities for students to assistant teach within certain classes. Working alongside our dance teachers, assistants also study theory from the DanceStep program, providing valuable knowledge in areas such as Anatomy, Safe Dance, Learning Styles and Musicality. The inclusion of leadership studies and self-awareness activities seeks to encourage students to take responsibility for themselves and others in a supported environment which often results in increased levels of self-esteem and confidence.

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Click HERE to download the Level 1 Application Form and return to info@dreamitliveit.com.au to apply Today!

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Please complete the following form to be added to the wait list for a full class. Once your booking form is received, we will send you a confirmation email. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@dreamitliveit.com.au should you have any questions. 

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Performance Groups

Performance Groups at DiLi – Dream it, Live it are a great opportunity for students at our Award Winning Mount Isa Dance School to push themselves technically and also in their performance skills. Performance Groups learn dance routines that they then perform at a variety of local events.

DiLi Performance Groups also compete each year at the Mount Isa Eisteddfod, the Dirty Feet Outback Dance Festival in Julia Creek and the Charters Towers Eisteddfod.

Students wishing to take part in a Performance Group class need to be enrolled in at least two other classes at DiLi, one of which must be ballet as a foundation technical class. Performance Group students also have access to the Unlimited Discount Packages where students can book into as many classes as they like each term for a set reduced price.

 

 

 

 

All performance group students will need black jazz shoes, ballet shoes, tan and ballet tights and may need additional items such as foot thongs or specific tights – you will be notified of what is required during term one. There will also be costumes required and Miss Sally will advise all details of these including cost during term one.

If you have any questions please contact Miss Sally at info@dreamitliveit.com.au

Class Descriptions

DiLi – Dream it, Live it is an award winning Dance School in Mount Isa. Search Our Dance and Movement Classes from the list below and check out the huge range of options available for Children and Adults.

DiLi – Dream it, Live it offers classes in the following dance styles:

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Kinder Dance

At DiLi we offer Kinder Dance classes for 2-3 and 3-4 year old children. Rather than a style specificDiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Kinder Dance class, Kinder Dance encompasses a range of movement types and aims to help children develop a life-long love for dance and music. Children can often become bored if an activity is too easy or frustrated if it’s too hard.  It is important that children be challenged within their ability level, so we have developed age appropriate classes structured to ensure happy, healthy little dancers!

Children learn best through exploration and discovery. We foster and encourage that process by ensuring that our young students are given the opportunity to experience a wide range of movement activities while being encouraged to think, create, construct and solve problems utilising their own bodies. Our Kinder Dance classes provide a safe, inclusive and fun environment for students to be able to play, explore and learn.

As a starting point for little dancers, DiLi’s unique Kinder Dance program focuses on confidence and competence in fundamental movement activities as the foundation for all future physical and sporting activities. Kinder Dance is a fantastic way to develop your child’s motor skills, coordination, self-esteem, spatial awareness, self-expression, ability to follow instructions, musicality, creativity and so much more!

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Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots is an energetic and fun class for 3- 5 year old boys and girls that develops and enhances strength, DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance | Tumble Totscoordination and balance along with building confidence in its participants. Children learn the fundamentals of basic acro positions, locomotive skills, balance skills, classroom behaviour skills, movement concepts, cooperation, and social skills without the assistance of a parent. This class incorporates imaginary play, fun and games as children are inspired to develop self-awareness and self-discipline, as well as confidence and skill.

Children learn best through exploration and discovery. We foster and encourage that process by ensuring that our young students are given the opportunity to experience a wide range of movement activities while being encouraged to think, create, construct and solve problems utilising their own bodies. Our Tumble Tots classes provide a safe, inclusive and fun environment for students to be able to play, explore and learn.

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Dance Magic

Our Dance Magic classes at DiLi are a high energy combo class with Jazz/Funk, Hip Hop and Tap dance all in the one class! a whole heap of FUN! DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance | Dance MagicDance Magic is an energetic and fun class for 3- 5 year old boys and girls that develops and enhances coordination and balance along with building confidence in its participants. Children learn the fundamentals of each dance style along with a huge list of fine and gross motor skills all while having tons of Fun! This class incorporates imaginary play, fun and games as children are inspired to develop self-awareness and self-discipline, as well as confidence and skill.

Research shows that children learn best through exploration and discovery. We foster and encourage that process by ensuring that our students are given the opportunity to experience a wide range of movement activities while being encouraged to think, create, construct and solve problems utilising their own bodies. 

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Classical Ballet

Classical Ballet is a beautiful style of dance that teaches students fitness, strength and DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Classical Ballet
flexibility alongside artistry, musicality and creativity. A classical ballet class has two distinct parts being the barre and the centre. Barre exercises allow for basic training as movement is broken down into smaller parts with the support of the barre for balance. The centre exercises in a ballet class allow for longer and more complex combinations as students develop their technique and become more confident

At the highest level, classical ballet dancers are able to fly through the air with impressive jumps, turn and spin with immense speed in pirouettes and display great beauty and artistry through dance movements and mime. Classical ballet is a lot of fun and is a wonderful foundation for all other styles of dance!

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Classical Ballet | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Classical Ballet | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Classical Ballet | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Classical Ballet | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Jazz/Funk

Jazz/Funk is an energetic and fun form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual styleDiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Jazz Funk and originality and can best be described as the style of dance that you see in today’s music video clips and dance performance shows. Jazz/Funk is a fun fusion of a range of dance styles and is designed to develop the latest jazz and funk techniques, musicality, coordination, confidence, flexibility, and presentation.

Emerging in the 1980’s this dance form was brought about by the popularisation and commercial influence of Hip Hop dance. Jazz/Funk, also referred to as Commercial Jazz or Street Jazz, borrows a lot of movement from other dance styles. From ballet, contemporary, hip hop and even lyrical, Jazz/Funk incorporates bits and pieces of other dance genres and wraps it all up into a funky style that is both fun and expressive!

Jazz Funk | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Jazz Funk | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

 

Jazz Funk | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

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Jazz Funk | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Cheer Stars

Our Cheer Stars classes at DiLi are an awesome bland of Jazz/Funk dance, Cheer Dance Classes | DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Schoolbasic acro and cheer leading skills all in the one class! Cheer Dance is an energetic and fun form of dance that develops a strong sense of team work. Alongside the technical elements of jazz/funk dance, cheer-dance students also develop strength and flexibility, musicality, coordination, confidence and a high level of performance and presentation. Cheer Stars is a great class for both beginner and experienced dancers alike! 

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AcroDance

AcroDance is a beautiful fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Acro Danceacrobatics. The AcroDance program is designed with carefully thought out progressions so that teachers can introduce new skills as dancers have trained their body for the skill and are ready for it. This greatly reduces the potential for injury, creates good technique, and helps dancers to progress more quickly (in the long run).

The AcroDance program focuses on promoting excellence in the fundamentals of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering, tumbling, basic contortion, and partner/group stunting for dancers. Along with these fundamentals, AcroDance also trains dancers to seamlessly integrate musicality, expression, extension, control and line to ensure they have a well rounded movement vocabulary.

AcroDance is a great pathway for gymnasts however it is not the same as gymnastics, as all of the acrobatic skills are completed on a hard surface without the advantage of a sprung floor.  The sprung floor allows gymnast to complete much more difficult tumbling when compared to what is recommended for each level of AcroDance. Many of the skills taught in AcroDance may look the same as gymnastics, but they are taught differently to compensate for the conditions of the performance space and for the transitions in and out of different dance combinations. Neither the ‘AcroDance’ way or the ‘Gymnastics’ way are wrong, but they are different.

DiLi – Dream it, Live it  was the first organisation to introduce the Acrobatic Arts Program in Mount Isa and since then a number of dance and gymnastic providers have followed us in incorporating this fantastic program!  DiLi also includes content from the Acrobatique program, which is a competency-based program emphasising safe training practices and providing teachers with researched and proven athletic injury-prevention tools.

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Acro Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Acro Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Acro Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Acro Skill Development

Acro Skill Development classes are a fantastic way to focus on Acrobatic skills (similar to skills learned on the floor in gymnastics). DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | AcrobaticsFrom the fundamentals of bridges, handstands and cartwheels through to progressions and variations, students will work through the necessary steps to gain a broader movement vocabulary. This class is the perfect addition for AcroDance students wanting to set more challenging goals for themselves including aerials, walkovers and back handsprings. Incorporating the fundamentals of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling, the acro skill development class is a great addition for students enrolled in AcroDance classes!

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Contemporary

Contemporary dance classes assist with the development of creative and expressive DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Contemporary Dancemovement as well as enhance spatial and body awareness as dancers gain fluidity of movement, grace and control. Contemporary choreography pulls from a variety of other dance styles such as modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet.

Contemporary dance technique incorporates both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet as well as a unique focus on contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and the versatility of improvisation skills. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used as well.

This style of dance improves a dancers’ ability to explore new movement as well as develop a personal dance style. Dancers work on showing abstract ideas through style and unique movement. Contemporary dance helps with picking up new movement quickly as well as developing improvisational skills. This area of dance is also becoming increasingly popular as it is seen on several popular TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dance Moms.

Contemporary Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Contemporary Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Contemporary Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Tap Dance

Tap is an exciting and fun dance style in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Tap Dancemetal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Tap dance classes are designed to develop rhythm, coordination, technique, confidence and fitness.

Tap dancing is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of previous dance experience. Benefits of learning tap dance include an increase in cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility and coordination. Tap builds strength in the legs and feet in addition to increasing flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles. Cognitive abilities are also enhanced, as tap dancers must develop both mental and muscle memory to become proficient at tapping.

Tap dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing. Tap instructors help students focus on musical awareness while incorporating tap steps and combinations. But best of all? Tap dance is incredibly fun!!

Tap Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

Tap Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

 

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Hip Hop

At DiLi, our Boys and Girls Hip Hop classes are designed to teach students the latest urban danceDiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Hip Hop Dance styles often seen in popular video clips from artists such as Justice Crew and Little Mix. Using a mixture of dance styles from breakdance, hip hop, and popping & locking, these classes develop rhythm, co-ordination, and confidence.

Students learn the latest urban dance techniques in a fun, supportive and encouraging environment. They are given the opportunity to develop strength, flexibility, musicality, creativity and are also encouraged to develop their own personal style. Our Hip Hop classes for boys and girls are a great place to develop a physical skill with friends while having heaps of fun!

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Hip Hop Dance | Mount Isa Dance Class | DiLi - Dream it, Live it

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Performance Groups

Performance Groups are a great opportunity for students to learn dance routines that theyDiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Performance then perform at a variety of local events and charities, as well as competing in the Mount Isa Eisteddfod and the Julia Creek Dirty Feet Outback Dance Festival.

This class offers a next level up for students who want to push their technique and further develop their performance skills. Additional rehearsal time and performance time will be required as well as the purchase of costumes, however the experience gained is invaluable for developing teamwork, courage, independence, drive, confidence as well as increased technical ability.

NOTE: Students participating in the Performance Group must be enrolled in at least two other dance classes at DiLi, one of which must be ballet.

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Dance Classes | DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance School

Adult Dance Fit

Adult Dance Fit courses at DiLi include a great variation of dance infused fitness classes. DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Adult Dance FitFrom Barre Body to Dance Body, Adult Dance Fit classes will always leave you feeling like you’ve had so much fun that it doesn’t even feel like a workout!!

Bare Body classes combine the fundamentals of a classical ballet class along with a fusion of elements taken from Pilates training and Yoga creating a class that is designed to work your entire body, sculpting longer, leaner muscles whilst remaining low impact. Dance Body classes utilise an interval training format (raising and lowering the heart rate), which means that you get fast results as fat burning is increased and your metabolism is boosted for hours after your workout. Dance Fit Classes also give special attention to lesser used muscles, resulting in a total body toning effect.

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Private Coaching

We offer private one on one coaching to prepare dance students for DiLi - Dream it, Live it | Mount Isa Dance Classes | Private Coachingcompetitions, scholarships and eisteddfods. Students wanting to perform a solo or duo at competition will be required to attend private coaching. Students looking for a way to improve their dance technique and push themselves can also engage in private coaching sessions.

Miss Sally also offers private one on one training to any dance or gymnastics students wishing to improve their dance skills, conditioning and technique. Miss Sally can offer the opportunity for your young dancer or gymnast to gain a technical edge over the competition while building their confidence, musicality and focus.

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Join the DiLi Team

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES!

DiLi – Dream it, Live it  is always on the lookout for enthusiastic, motivated, creative and caring people to take on casual teaching roles within our team. Successful applicants will assist DiLi in building a foundation of self-assured, enthusiastic, inspired, dedicated and confident individuals!

Find out more about how we can support YOU to fulfil YOUR PASSION.

We are seeking applicants with the following characteristics:
– Works well with regular change and is adaptable
– Creative and quick thinking
– Able to read and follow instructions
– Great communication skills
– Love children, or people in general
– Be fun, energetic and a little bit crazy at times!

We are looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellent and genuine support, have a solid appreciation for personal growth and a willingness to learn new skills. Our casual teaching roles require some intensive training and facilitation initially as well as ongoing guidance and mentoring. Qualifications are not a necessity however applicants with experience in educating children will be highly considered. It is essential you hold or are eligible for a Working with Children Blue Card (at minimum) to be considered.

At DiLi – Dream it, Live it we don’t just support our students in learning how to dance. Our staff play a very important role in many people’s lives and most certainly in the fundamentals of the business. Our team is hard working, consistent, dedicated, compassionate and most of all appreciated by those around them.

Please complete this Application Form to apply for a Casual Teaching role or submit the following form to express interest in joining the team at DiLi: