Classical Ballet is a traditional, formal style of ballet that adheres
to classical ballet technique. It is known for its aesthetics and
rigorous technique. It’s graceful, flowing with precise movements
and ethereal qualities
Modern Dance is very similar to Ballet, combining classical
technique with freedom, fluidity and emotion. It is expressive, subtle
and dynamic and focused on conveying emotion through
Contemporary Dance is a form of dance which incorporates
elements of both Classical and Modern Dance. It permits a greater
range of movement that goes beyond the strict body lines of Ballet
and is much more interpretive.
Jazz is a form of dance that arranged to popular music with fast
beats. It is a physical movement that requires high energy.
Hip Hop is a broad conglomerate of artistic forms that originated
as a specific street sub-culture that started in South Bronx, New
York. This style is usually danced to RnB music
Musical Theatre combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.
Stretch and Cardio
These classes are very important for a dancer as it strengthens and
stretches the muscles which helps prevent injury. It combines Yoga,
Pilates and stretch techniques. These classes help condition a
dancers general fitness levels.
Acro is a form that combines dance technique with precision
Tap is a form of dance in which the rhythm variation is audibly
tapped out with the toe or heel wearing a special hard sole shoe
with taps attached.
Students will learn excerpts from famous ballets. including solos &
groups routines from sleeping beauty, coppelia, Giselle and alike.
- 10 yrs & UNDER Ballet & TINY dancers -
Red leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes.
Hair must be in neat bun.
- 10 yrs & UNDER Modern and Contemporary -
Red leotard, pink footless ballet tights, no
shoes. Hair must be in neat bun.
- 11 Years & Over Ballet -
Black Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair
must be in a neat bun.
- 11 yrs and over Contemporary and Modern -
Black leotard, pink footless ballet tights, no
shoes. Hair must be in neat bun.
- 10 yrs & UNDER Jazz -
Red leotard, black shorts, tan jazz shoes. Hair in
slick pony tail.
- 11 Years & Over Jazz -
Black leotard, black shorts, tan jazz shoes. Hair
in slick pony tail.
- Hip Hop, Cardio and Stretch -
Black t-shirts, black shorts or pants, tanned
shoes. Hair in slick pony tail.
- Tap -
Black or Red leotard, black bike shorts and tan
No jewellery is to be wornD
• Students are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times.
• Students need to be picked up promptly after
• Class uniform is to be worn at all times.
• All hair must be done neatly as listed in the dress
• No food or drinks to be in the studio or
• Chewing gum is NOT permitted.
• Mobile phones are NOT allowed in the studio.
• Parents are NOT to enter studio without
permission. A waiting room is provided.
• Students are to arrive at least 10-15 mins before
class so that they are warmed up and prepared.
• Bullying will NOT be tolerated what-so-ever. We
want to keep ODC a fun and friendly environment.
• Consistent attendance and effort is key to
• Students must attend class regularly or they may
fall behind in the class level.
Parents: If you do not wish for your child to
participate in eisteddfods throughout the year,
please inform the class teacher at the start of the
* Students who commit to perform in an eisteddfod group must be
available for all rehearsals and eisteddfods during the year. Parents
must also be committed to bringing their child/children to all
scheduled rehearsals and all eisteddfod and performance dates.
* Students must all attend a regular Jazz or Ballet class in order to
take part in the Eisteddfod
*Parents must be willing to pay for eisteddfod costume fees at the
beginning of the eisteddfod season as well as concert costume fees
towards the end of the year.
* This rule has been implemented to avoid absences and students
leaving without notice during the eisteddfod season:
If a student is absent from an Eisteddfod or Rehearsal without
discussing the matter with Miss Hayley at the beginning of the year
may result in a $100 fine and the student involved may be removed
from the eisteddfod team for the remainder of the year.
In the event of sickness on a scheduled rehearsal or performance
day you must contact Miss Hayley BEFORE the rehearsal. Exceptional
circumstances (Funerals and emergencies) must be discussed with
Miss Hayley to avoid the fine.
The fine has been implemented to cover additional work and time
required to removed the absent student from the group.
Hayley McKernan (Principal)
Hayley started ballet at the age of 8 and was trained right here in Dubbo before
moving to Sydney at 15 to continue full time training at Tanya Pearson’s Classical
Her first job was at age 17 with the Queensland Ballet Company where she was
quickly promoted to soloist within a year of joining. At age 21 she moved to London
where she danced with the Royal Ballet Company for 2 years. She then moved on
to the USA and danced with the San Francisco Ballet Company where she
remained for the following 6 years. After moving back home to Australia she worked
at Marie Walton Mahon’s National College of Dance in Newcastle for 3 years as a
choreographer and teacher and completed her Certificate IV in training and
assessing before settling back in Dubbo.
Hayley has worked with many famous choreographers such as William Forsythe,
Helgi Tómasson and Wayne McGregor and has danced for dignitaries from the
Queen to the President of France.
Hayley specializes in Classical Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance.
Zoey Sweeney (Assistant Principal)
Zoey was trained here in Dubbo and started dancing at the age of 6 learning Ballet,
Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and National Character. She completed
advanced examinations in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and National Character.
At 14 Zoey was accepted into the British Ballet Organization scholar program for
Ballet and Jazz which involved training at McDonald College and Urban Dance
Centre in Sydney. At 15 Zoey began teaching Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and
Modern in Dubbo and produced award winning solos and troupes for students of all
At 21 Zoey moved to Toowoomba QLD, where she taught Ballet and
Contemporary. She was also part of 2 performance crews of selected dancers who
performed at sporting games, functions and other events in southeast QLD.
Zoey has been teaching for 12 Years and specializes in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, ACRO
and Musical Theater.
Sascha began dancing when she was 8 years old after her Mother grew sick of
watching her spin around in the kitchen. She immediately fell in love with Jazz and
Tap and they remain her favourite styles to this day. At 12, she moved to Adelaide,
SA where she was selected into the special interest dance program at Golden
Grove. Here she had the opportunity to participate in many major performances
across South Australia including 'Candance for a cure' and the "Arts around the
world tour" where along with a select few Sascha travelled to America to perform.
Due to family circumstances however Sascha and her family moved back to Dubbo.
At the beginning of 2016 Sascha joined the Dubbo Theatre Company and the
Dubbo drama club where she has been fortunate enough to so far play the role of
'Belle' from Beauty and the beast, 'Ariel ' from the little mermaid. Sascha specialises
in Jazz, Tap and Entertainment.
Orana Dance Centre's Fees are charged per term
Payment options include: Cash, direct deposit (manual),
Direct debit (Automatic withdrawals weekly/monthly)
Tiny Dancers - 1 Class Per Week - $120 Per Term
1 Class Per Week - $130 Per Term
2 Classes Per Week - $260 Per Term
3 Classes Per Week - $360 Per Term
4 Classes Per Week - $460 Per Term
Unlimited Package - $680 Per Term
The Unlimited Package means you are able to attend as
many classes as you want for a set price each term. This
includes rehearsal fees.
If fees are paid in full in the first 2 weeks of term you
get a 10% discount off your fees.
There is a $30 registration fee required at the time of
Please Select Classes Below
Please print and return with enrolment form
R.A.D. Ballet Grades
 Pre-Primary Ballet/ Tiny Dancers (2 to 4 Years)
 Primary Ballet (6 Years & Under)
 Grade 4 Ballet (8 Years & Under)
 Grade 5