RAD Syllabus


We teach the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus which is the best designed syllabus for ballet and is recognised worldwide. We encourage all students to learn Classical Ballet as it is the foundation that develops the correct technique for all styles of dance. It is excellent for improving posture, flexibility, strength and poise.

Our Goals

  • Through care & encouragement, our aim is to develop healthy positive attitudes.

  • We strive to build up self-confidence & create healthy minds & bodies.

  • All classes should be fun & challenging.

  • The classroom should be a happy & friendly environment.



Commercial, Broadway & Funk


If you are unsure which style of dance to start with, jazz is recommended as it is fun and energetic. It is performed to upbeat music and involves learning all the basics including kicks, leaps and turns. To excel in jazz you need a strong background in ballet as it encourages grace and balance.Info about Jazz

Is a style of dancing where the sound is made by shoes with a metal tap on the heel & toe. Debbie Rae Dancers are well-known for their tap work being very well placed in all tap competitions in groups and solos. We teach the Glenn Wood Tap syllabus in which Debbie is an examiner.


Glenn Wood Tap


A great way to learn new moves to add to your repertoire of performing arts skills. Learn how to do cartwheels, handstands, forward & backward rolls, while building your strength & stretching skills. Once you have the basics, you can move onto back flips, back saults, round off flips, aerial cartwheels etc.







This dance genre is often done in bare feet and can be performed to many different styles of music. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using the gravity to pull them down to the floor. This style of dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict structured nature of ballet. It enables freedom of movement allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings.


For students to participate in these classes they must do at least one ballet class as ballet is the foundation for contemporary.

Cheerleading is a physical activity which requires strength and dexterity. It is a relatively new and rapidly growing area of gymnastics. Our cheerleading squads combine music, dance, acrobatics and tumbling in a fun style of dance. It is a great way to improve your strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination.

Our studio does not compete in Cheerleading competitions but do perform in the Concert at the end of the year. Classes cater for beginners to advanced cheerleaders.




Hip Hop



Hip Hop is a street style form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Hip Hop dance steps require skill and experience to perfect. Dancers practice a lot in order to master basic steps and movements that appear simple when performed.

Hip Hop is a fun style of dance which is funky and soulful

Our Adults Tap and Jazz classes are for all ages and abilities which are super fun, good exercise and very social. Our lovely ladies perform in the Concert but no pressure just come along and join the fun!!





Debbie Rae Dancers Dance Studio Maitland Medowi
Debbie Rae Dancers Dance Studio Maitland Medowi

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