The 2017/18 Season Is Now Closed

Ongoing Adult Programmes still open for registration!
Please contact the office, or click here to sign up online

New Tots + Preschool Sessions will resume in January

 2017/2018 Schedule

Driftwood Performing Companies

Driftwood Dance Academy’s Performing Companies are groups of enthusiastic students who wish to train more intensively and pursue extra performance opportunities during the season, in addition to regular studio involvement.

Company members train with other dedicated students in Company Class, as well as their weekly technique classes, enhancing their creation and performance skills, awarding them the prospect of participating in festivals and other special events.

Company members must study ballet as part of a well-rounded dance schedule, and are required to commit to a minimum number of technique classes per week.

Auditioning dancers will be required to prepare a short piece of their own choreography and a personal statement as to why they wish to be in Company.

Driftwood Half-Day Program

(For students applying for the Peak Performance & Super Achievers Programs)


Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
1:45 – 3:00pm ISTD Modern Choreography ISTD Modern ADAPT Jazz RAD Ballet
1:45 – 2:45
3:00 – 4:00pm Choreography RAD Ballet *Flex* Health Sciences

2:45 – 3:45

What Driftwood Dance Academy offers


AcroDance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance, which seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz.

Full description here


Ballet is a form of dance, often used as a foundation for any serious dance genre. It is known for aesthetics and rigorous training. Students at Driftwood follow a British ballet syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dance is a form of street dance performed to Hip Hop music. It includes a wide variety of styles, such as locking + popping, breaking + stalling.   It has evolved into a more commercial form, picking up large elements of Jazz.


Jazz dance has much of its roots in the music, which inspired it. It has many branches, including Broadway, commercial, and modern. It can be heavily syncopated and unpredictable, fast or slow, with dynamic use of body shapes and timing.

Lyrical Jazz

An offshoot of Jazz, the tempo is often slowed to become dreamlike, with a focus on grace. Lyrical jazz generally tells a story, allowing dancers to use their body as narration.


Modern dance was originally created to rebel the strict rules of ballet. With a feeling of freedom (no shoes), and less emphasis on rotation (a cornerstone of ballet), modern dance allowed new and different ways to express emotion.

Musical Theatre

A program focusing on singing and dancing, stage performance, and drama.  Musical Theatre encourages students to develop confidence in the performative arts, make friends, and have great fun!


Students of Tap will explore many patterns and speeds while learning a large vocabulary of unique steps. Dancers will focus on refining their footwork, improving their balance and sharing space and rhythms with fellow tappers. Tap dancing is also a wonderful way to learn improvisational skills!


Click for Tots & Preschool Class Descriptions

Young dancers are introduced to multiple styles of movement through imagination activities using themed music, storytelling and prop aids. Students are led through a well-balanced class with plenty of opportunity for self-expression.

Adult Programs

Tots + Preschool

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