Australian Dance Enterprises

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Dance classes in Armidale & Guyra for children of all ages

Learn to dance in a fun, stress free environment!

Teach children to twist, turn and plié with these dance classes (ballet, tap, jazz and more!) in Armidale and Guyra with Australian Dance Enterprises (ADE).

Whether your little ones want to be ballerinas or the next great hip-hop dancers, these children’s dance classes in Armidale and Guyra will keep them on their toes—literally. With styles ranging from modern dance to classical ballet, in both introductory and professional-track classes, the only skill necessary for these dance classes is the willingness to get moving.

ADE is a training ground for students, ages 3-18, who are interested in exploring various dance styles, as well as for those students already focused on a particular discipline. ADE offers classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Creative Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Speciality Boys Classes as well as Australian Dance Vision (ADV) Syllabus Classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Eisteddfod work & private lessons are also available.

Students at the school are also given performance opportunities, and workshops on dance and career-related topics. ADE teaches more than 200 students each week aged from three (3) years to adults and also incorporates advanced dance classes and training for students to become dance teachers through an assistant teacher training programme.

ADE classes aim to provide dance students with the opportunity to dance in a creative, safe and positive environment in which they can learn all aspects of the art of dance, as well as improve dance skills to benefit their everyday living. ADE also aims to improve the fitness of dance students through dance in a fun, stress free atmosphere and to help students develop self-confidence, self-esteem and new social contacts.

The ADE teaching team provides children with an opportunity to explore the world of dance, to learn and experiment with technique, and to enrich their appreciation for the various forms of the art. Our teaching philosophy incorporates creativity and stage performance to enhance strong technical development and an innate understanding of dance as a performing art. Our class sizes ensure individual attention and a strong student-teacher-parent relationship” said Colette Brazier, ADE Director & Principal

The programs at ADE are designed to meet the needs of all students, recreational through to pre-professional. The teaching philosophy promotes learning in a positive environment with lots of individual attention. ADE's personal approach to teaching dance helps each student reach their highest individual potential and feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments. The highly motivational approach encourages each student to aspire towards their own personal goals in a manner which celebrates the individual and promotes self-esteem and positive body image. Studying dance provides great physical benefits including good posture, strength and excellent muscle toning. In addition to providing high quality dance instruction, the expert teaching team takes pride in teaching children the skills of focus and commitment, as well as the importance of discipline and respect of self and others, valuable skills which will stay with ADE students for life.

Parents looking for the best kids dance studio in New England will find a wide variety of classes for children of all ages at ADE, from toddlers through to high school students.

ADE has a highly experienced and dedicated team of 10 teachers and 6 assistant teachers. Principal Colette Brazier said “one of the special features of ADE is that in our teaching team we have teachers and assistant teachers that started as students. The long term loyalty of ADE students and parents is something that I am very proud to celebrate.” ADE dance teachers are fully qualified in dance with a Certificate IV in dance and are affiliated with Australian Dance Vision (ADV). All teachers attend annual dance workshops in Sydney with ADV.

The large teaching team adds diversity and enables students to experience a number of different dance styles and choreography.

Performance is an integral part of the dance education offered at ADE. The annual year-end showcase provides a professional stage experience for students. Over the years, ADE Students have performed with various organisations such as the Armidale, Inverell & Tamworth Eisteddfod and local community events. These events offer the students the opportunity to meet young dancers from around the city and share their experiences.

Colette strongly believes in performance as a vehicle to enhance learning and promote a positive self-image. All ADE students have the opportunity to perform in the Annual Dance Recital. These performances are held in a theatrical setting complete with costumes, scenery and lighting at Lazenby Hall UNE Armidale. All the students love performing and the most frequently asked question after a performance is "When is the next show?”. Not all children are natural performers. Some go on stage with great ease, while others are a bit shy. Thankfully, the nurturing environment at ADE provides a safe atmosphere for all students to develop the self-confidence to go on stage and showcase their progress for family and friends. “Words cannot express the joy felt by parents and the ADE Teaching Team during performances, as we watch each student shine in their own unique way“ said Colette.

ADE maintains a deep commitment to community building and activism–as students master technical skills and performance, they learn life lessons about the importance and value of being part of a greater whole.

Since its beginnings in 1992, ADE has brought excellence in dance to the New England community, inspiring the best in students of all ages. Now in its 22ndanniversary year, ADE continues to prioritise individual attention, innovative performance, and community involvement to create a unique and personally rewarding experience for all of its dancers and their families.

Colette sees students’ time at ADE as part of their life education. “Children have a natural creativity that they bring to the studio. ADE seeks to teach them the tools to express themselves as dancers, while also exposing them to a structured educational setting. At ADE they learn to respect their teachers, focus on what is being taught, incorporate constructive critique, and address performances with maturity and a sense of responsibility.

Our students, of all ages, learn to value the challenge in pursuing a creative discipline, and the importance of a sense of achievement. Whether learning to be prepared and in proper dance attire before entering the studio, or how to stand in first position, our students are taught invaluable life lessons that will help them throughout their lives.” said Colette.

ADE is committed to providing a fertile training ground for dancers of all ages and abilities, embracing traditional to emerging styles and inspiring dancers to strive for both technical excellence and meaningful artistry.

ADE’s success is a result of the continual support and dedication of ADE teachers, students, parents and the New England community” said Colette.

Armidale  -  Enrolment Day - Tuesday 27/01/2015

Uniting Church Hall, Rusden Street, Armidale from 4pm to 5:30pm

Classes Commence - Tuesday 3/02/2015, Wednesday 4/02/2015 & Saturday 7/02/2015



 Guyra  -  Enrolment Day - Thursday 29/01/2015

Community Hall, Guyra from 4pm to 5pm

Classes Commence – Thursday 5/02/2015

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 Australian Dance Enterprises – Principal Colette Brazier


Australian Dance Enterprises was established in 1992.

Today, we teach over 200 students each week, ranging in ages from 3 years to Adults. Our classes cater for beginners through to advanced dancers.

The dance classes that we offer include the following styles: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Creative, Modern and Contemporary Dance. We currently have 6 dance teachers 2 of whom are past students of Australian Dance Enterprises (ADE) plus we also have special guest teachers from Sydney from time to time who offer exciting and creative workshops. Other specialty classes include an ‘all boys’ class, eisteddfod and performance classes, private lessons and exam classes.
Our dance teachers are; Mrs Colette Brazier, Mrs Emma Wells, Mrs Karrin Clark, Miss Tiffany Martin and we also have 8 assistant dance teachers all of who are current students at ADE.

All ADE teachers have completed or are completing a Certificate 4 in Dance with the “Australian Dance Assessment Program”. This is a nationally recognised training course and is provided by Australian Dance Vision (ADV).

Australian Dance Enterprises offers dance education programs and learning strategies for Ballet, Jazz and Tap dancing. Each style progresses from beginner level through to major levels for advanced dancers. Each level covers specific learning strategies, designed to provide competencies for dance education and the basis for assessment. Each level is assessed by ADV assessors. ADE students will have the opportunity to achieve certificates in dance that are recognised nationally and internationally. HSC students will be able to enroll in a 4 unit course designed by ADV and is accredited by the Board of Studies. Students will be given an opportunity to be accredited for their training in dance.

 Exams and assessments for dance students are optional. A majority of our students enjoy coming to classes purely for the joy of dance and are not interested in exams and assessments. Whereas other students are dedicated to working towards a career in dance and have the opportunity to work devotedly to achieve the elite skills required to complete the exam requirements.

 Teachers at ADE will receive ongoing quality training from ADV; teachers will attend compulsory workshops and professional development classes annually. We also use the Glen Wood tap syllabus in our tap classes.

 Every year we host our dance recital at Lazenby Hall UNE with an audience of parents and friends of over 600 people. The recital gives our students valuable performance and stage experience and the opportunity to show parents and friends the skills they have developed throughout the year.

In term 4 students participating in the recital will be required to attend extra rehearsals on Saturday mornings. It is exciting to see younger students sitting and watching in awe at the performances of the older students, and then practicing new steps and moves in the background. These rehearsals and the recital are the highlight of the year for our students and teachers.


The aim of our dance school?

Our classes aim to provide students with the opportunity to dance in a creative, safe and positive environment in which they can learn all aspects of the art of dance plus improve dance skills to benefit their everyday living.  We also aim to improve the fitness of students through dance in a fun; stress free atmosphere and help students develop self confidence, self esteem and new social contacts.


Contact Details:

02 6775 8371 or 0402 616 984 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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