One of the best things about dancing at MDH is the variety of teachers we have. All teachers have their own way of teaching and their own style of dancing and therefore you may find you will want to bounce around the timetable to experience the full gammet of classes on offer at Mad Dance House!
The teachers of Mad Dance House are all amazing and passionate professionals who are constantly expanding and evolving in their artform. They have all been hand picked and are undoubtedly the best dancers/choreographers in Brisbane/QLD/Australia. Their skills, expertise, professionalism and down to earth personalities will have you hooked on dance in no time!
The fact that most of MDH teachers have top class training and performance experience, both nationally and internationally, keeps us abreast with current trends in the industry and at the top of the game here in Australia.
Another aspect that keeps MDH ahead of the game is the frequent visits from national and international guest teachers. Guest Teachers who have worked with artists such as Usher, Pink, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara, Christina Aguilera (and many more) have all chosen to teach their workshops at Mad Dance House.
- Fast track your learning through private lessons with your favourite teacher.
- Up to 4 people per private class.
- One on one attention and training.
Classical ballet provides a great grounding for all other dance styles and Ballet is the ultimate when it comes to the control of your body. It is easy to begin at any age and will help improve pretty much every aspect of your body’s fitness including posture, muscle tone, flexibility, core strength and even your artisitic expression.
Each class will start with exercises at the barre and then move into the centre. Ask any professional Jazz/Contemporary/Hip Hop dancer and they will recommend Ballet!
Ballet Barre Fit
This class involves repetitive ballet exercises set to modern dance music, designed to strengthen and tone the core ballet muscles.
You don’t need to be an expert at Ballet to do this class. If you haven't tried ballet before, this is a fun way to learn some of the basic movements you might expect to learn in a Ballet class combined with a killer workout!
Contemporary is an expressive dance form with a free, artistic and creative feel. Contemporary draws a lot of its technique from classical ballet but unlike ballet, contemporary often focuses on floor work and dancers will usually perform with bare feet. Principles of contemporary dance include centering, alignment, gravity, contraction, release and suspension.
In this class you will be doing Contemporary moves to modern music. A cross between Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Some routines will involve partner work! Great Fun!
Primarily a mixture of jazz and contemporary styles with a ballet base. Includes extensive floor work and is traditionally performed to hip hop or modern music.
An exciting, dance-based workout inspired by the moves of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. Tone those muscles and work up a sweat while letting your body move to those latin beats!
Dance Bootcamp is a high energy work-out fitness class including elements of both cardio and strength. For the dancers out there, Tammi aims to do exercises which will assist you to become a stronger, cleaner dancer. For those who are simply looking for a work-out, this class is the perfect one for you also! Anyone who has been one of Tammi T‘s classes before knows that we are not lying when we say her energy is infectious, uplifting and we guarantee it will be more fun than any other Bootcamp experience you’ve had before!!!
Don't be put off by the name - this is an enjoyable but challenging class that everyone can benefit from, regardless of your current level of flexibility!
Each class begins with a simple warm up to prepare and condition the muscles and then moves into a series of stretches. You will begin by stretching on your own, working within your own limits and will transition into partner work for a deeper, more intense stretch. If you commit to this class you are guaranteed to see an improvement in your overall flexibility!
Abs, Butt and Thighs
Strength and Stretch
Hip Hop is an umbrella term that encompasses many styles. For some it is a way of life with its own culture.
In Mad Dance House Hip Hop classes you will be dancing to the greatest current and old school Hip Hop, Rap and RnB tracks. Whatever is getting you moving in the clubs, this is what will get you moving in class!
This is a style anyone can learn, no prior training is necessary. If you find you naturally love to dance when out on the dance floor (beverage in hand or not!) this is the style for you. Refine your skills and chase that feeling of mastering a routine. That’s what we are all addicted to here at Mad Dance House - the feeling of getting a routine and letting yourself go in a routine.
Girly Style Hip Hop
We call it Girly Style so you know exactly what you will be getting! In other hip hop classes the style can often change week to week with the teachers choice of music, but in this class-it will always be girly! Don’t get us wrong-guys are welcome too. Be prepared to really get your sexy on!
Hip Hop Fitness Grooves
A class purely dedicated to discovering your own individual style. The teachers of this class lead you through simple repetitive moves that you could use on the dance floor. There is no ‘routine’ in this class as such, more combo’s of steps that feel natural and look goooood!! Dancers that do this class love it and often come out in a sweat so bring a water bottle and a towel!
Hip Hop in Heels
After a thorough warm up, you will learn a more technical style of dance in this class including pirouettes, kicks and leaps. You will then learn a routine to current and popular music.
Jazz is a fantastic workout and is great if you really want to work on the more technical aspects of dance.
Yep - you guessed it! After a technical Jazz warm up you will learn similar routines to that you would see in shows such as Fame, West Side Story and Chicago! The routine changes every week and everyone who attends has great fun!
A sexy, sharp and energetic style of dance. The routine you will learn in this class is similar to what you will see in music video clips. This style feels great when you get it!
Kicks, Jumps and Turns
These type of steps are really like tricks for dancers and therefore it is important to execute them cleanly and correctly. You will be taught different combinations incorporating kicks, jumps & turns. It feels amazing to nail these moves and is the closest feeling you’ll get to flying! Kick, Jumps and Turns is a fun class that will improve your dancing fast.
Locking is a style of funk dance (associated with Hip Hop) that evolved in the late 60's. This unique style is characterised by its fast and distinct arm and hand movements combined with more relaxed hips and legs.
Locking is an animated and engaging style of dance that often incorporates humour into routines making it exciting to watch and even more exciting to perform! You will have will have great fun in this class and it really is possible to nail these moves with practice!
An extremely eye catching, crowd pleasing style of dance. Popping is a party dance from the 60’s and 70’s. It is an awesome skill for any dancer to have, not to mention that you will be the hit of the next party you are at! We’ve seen crowds stop time and time again when a dancer starts popping!
Popping is based on the technique of quickly tensing and relaxing the muscles to cause a jerk or pop. Popping can be concentrated to specific body parts and appears very rhythmic when done on the beat. Related styles include animation, boogaloo, robot, strobing and gliding.
Want to make music with your feet? Tap is a great workout especially for the butt and legs. Get down and pump out the sounds. Easy to learn no matter what age!