Class Descriptions

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 MDH!

MDH teachers rock! Seriously- they will rock you!! The teachers of MDH are all amazing and passionate people 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 fresh 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 have taught at MDH.

PRIVATE CLASSES

  • Fast track your learning through private lessons with your favourite teacher
  • Up to 4 people per private class
  • One on one attention and training

Adult Classes

Classical ballet provides a great grounding for all other dance styles. Ballet is the ultimate when it comes to the control of your body. It is easy to learn at every age and will help improve pretty much every aspect of your body’s fitness. Posture, muscle tone, flexibility, core strength and your artisitic expression will get a look in! Oh and musicality!! Each class will start at the barre’ and then move into the centre. Ask any professional Jazz/Contemporary/Hip Hop dancer and they will advise to do Ballet! We love Ballet at MDH!

Ballet Fit

This class involves ballet steps in a drill like fashion. For example, 8 demi- plies, followed by 8 rises, followed by 8 fondu’s, follwed by …
(If this lingo is putting you off…please don’t let it! Ballet is all in French- consider you may learn some French in the class too!)
You don’t need to be an expert at Ballet to do this class. Non- ballet heads are very welcome!
The music we use in this class is not traditionally classical music. Rather we use music that has a constant up-beat tempo (such as techno or pop music!) Great fun and a great class to build your stamina.

Pointe

To participate in a Pointe class you need to have professionally fitted Pointe shoes, it is also recommended that you ask your ballet teacher if they think you are fit to commence these classes. Pointe is where you move right up on your toes, your foot encased in a wooden bloch, several years of ballet training is expected before you are able to join.

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.
A class that will really get you moving across the floor. Some routines will involve partner work! Great Fun!

Urban Contemporary

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.

Zumba

An aerobic fitness programme featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.

Tramp Cardio & Toning

A fitness class using our signature mini trampolines. This class is fantastic as it is high cardio but low impact, a class that anyone can participate in, fantastic for your lymphatic system and not to mention great fat burning! 

Dance Bootcamp

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 to a Tammi T‘s class before knows that we are not lying when we say her energy is infectious ,uplifting & we guarantee it will be more fun than any other Bootcamp experience you’ve had before!!!

Severe Stretch

Want to improve your flexibility? This class will have you tuning in to your muscles in a serious way. Everyone can benefit from this class, regardless of your current level of flexibility. Each class begins with a simple warm up to get the blood pumping and then moves into a series of stretches. You will begin by stretching on your own, working within your own limits. The class also includes partner work for a deeper, more intense stretch. If you commit to this class you will are guaranteed to see an improvement in your overall flexibility!

Hip Hop is an umbrella term that encompasses many styles. For some it is a way of life with its own culture.

In MDH Hip Hop classes you will be dancing to current music from popular artists such as Beyonce, Rhianna. 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 MDH- 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 & Groove

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!

Lyrical Urban Choreography

In this style the moves are simply more lyrical because of the music the teacher uses. Instead of a party feel we slow it down to a more soulful/meaningful level. Like a slow rnb track. Not to get the wrong impression, lyrical can be damn sexy. An awesome style to master. A nice platform to express a different side of yourself through hip hop dance

After a thorough warm up  you will learn a more technical style of dance in this class. Pirouettes, Kicks, Leaps. You will then learn a routine to current and popular music. Jazz is a great workout and is great if you really wan to work on the more technical aspects of dance.

Musical Theatre Jazz

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, Chicago. The routine changes every week. Great fun!

Kicks, Jumps & Turns

These type of steps are really like tricks’ for dancers and therefore it is important to nail them. It feels great to execute such moves. The closest you’ll get to flying! You will be taught different combinations incorporating kicks, jumps & turns. A fun class that will improve your dancing fast.

Commercial Jazz

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!

This style of dance will lift you out of any bad mood. It is impossible not to feel good after doing this style of dance! Locking evolved in the 70’s. The movements are generally large and exaggerated with a lot of sharp, quick movements. It often has a comical nature.
It is really possible to master this style with practice.

Mat Pilates & Reformer Pilates.

Pilates provides an all over body workout. Based on the principles of control, concentration, centering, precision, breathing and flowing movements, it is an amazing program where you will see and feel the benefits literally after 4 classes. Improve the mechanics of your body and enjoy a greater range of movement in no time!

Good for injury rehab and prevention also general soreness of muscles – such as the well known desktop neck, shoulder and back pain. Bring a towel and/or mat. The glass will begin with a gentle stretch and from there you will work on increasing your core strength and stability, and strengthening and learning to control all of the major muscle groups.

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.

Tap

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!

Indian Bollywood

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Tribal Belly Dance

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Salsa-Ton

Fusion of Salsa and Reggaeton

Dancehall Fusion

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Yoga at Mad Dance House is for everybody and anybody, from beginners to the most advanced Yogi. Yoga is a sequence of poses or Asanas performed with awareness, with a focus on the breath and the internal experience, leading to greater mindfulness and mental ease.

Mad 4 Kids Classes

Ballet is a great base for all styles of dance. Jazz, Contemporary and even Hip Hop dancers often have training in Ballet. Ballet focuses on Flexibility,

Strength, Line, Balance, Jump and Musicality.

Fun, happy groovy steps that will have you smiling! Parents welcome to join in on this class too! Groove and bop away to your hearts content! We will cover fundamental movement steps in this class like rolling, lunging, skipping, and stretching.

This class is a combination class of 2 dance genres. The class will start with a Jazz warm up where we will teach basic jazz technique such as corner work, high kicks and pirouettes.

Then we will teach a routine that the student can take home to practice each week and ass onto throughout the term. The routine will have more of a hip hop feel using child friendly music that they will recognize and could practice at home.

Hip Hop includes styles such as choreography (this back up dancing for Justin Timberlake!) basic ‘break dancing’, ‘popping’ and ‘locking’.

They are fun styles that will leave the student with a happy vibe! The music is light and energetic.