Boys Dance Classes

Terry Simpson Studios’ has a Boys Dance Programme specifically aimed at educating boys from an early age, instructed by expert teachers with many years of experience in dance education and the dance profession.

Dance classes for boys are available with classes suitable for beginners through to elite dancers. 

Terry Simpson Studios offers both mixed dance classes, private tuition, full time vocational coaching programme and boys only ballet classes. 

Our All Boys Only Classical, coaching and Pas De Deux classes are taught by celebrated male classical ballet teachers.

Terry Simpson recognises that boys learn differently to girls that include different strategies and teaching methods to suit. 

There is raft of Terry Simpson Studios' former male students that have been hugely successful as professional dancers, choreographers, in the Arts and in many other specialities after having been schooled in the School's long standing and focussed Boys Dance Programme      


Remi Wörtmeyer, former Terry Simpson Studios' student,  Principal Dancer & Choreographer, Dutch National Ballet  Photo: Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux - Angela Sterling


The Principal recognises that boys develop movement skills at varying rates and are motivated to dance for different reasons from girls.

Dance is great for boosting self-confidence, co-ordination, rhythm, strength, endurance and discipline whilst also providing the appropriate technical aspects respective to each boy's age and ability. 

Even if a boy isn’t destined for a dance career, ballet offers a superb all-round education in culture, sport, social awareness and mental and physical discipline. The exercise and principles of dance can also help boys perform better in all areas of their lives.

We have seen the benefit of these dance lessons for boys roll through the school with boys also regularly participating in mixed Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap and Contemporary dance classes, whilst bringing their own unique energy and vitality to these mixed classes. 

Boys love to dance from a young age, just as much as girls.

And, like some girls, some boys have a passion for it and want to keep dancing at an elite level


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Terry Simpson Studios has a proud record of former male students who are graduates of its Boys Dance Programmme

  • Remi Wortmeyer (Principal at Het National in Amsterdam, Choreographer, Fine Artist, formerly of Australian Ballet Company, Australian Ballet School)
  • Hugh Sheridan (Well known Actor, Singer, Logie winner and formerly with NIDA and Australian Ballet School)
  • Andrew Searle (Co3, TheFARM, NZ Dance Company and formerly Dancenorth and New Zealand School of Dance - NZSD)
  • Lewis Major (Award winning choreographer and formerly NZSD)
  • Stefaan Morrow (ZFINMALTA - Malta, formerly of Ballet Pforzheim - Germany, Singapore Dance Theatre and NZSD).
  • Noah Dunlop (Queensland Ballet, formerly Australian Ballet School and Victorian College of the Arts).
  • Izaak Westhead (Australian Ballet School)
  • Sean Schilling (Queensland National Ballet School).

Two current male student Patric Annetta and Oliver Hewetson are also currently participating in the Australian Ballet School Interstate/International Training Programme in conjunction with continuing their training at Terry Simpson Studios.


 

"Swan Balls" choregraphed by Terry Simpson. Photo: www.brenkiephotography.com


“Our male dancers work as hard, if not harder, than any student athlete on campus.”

Doricha Sales - performing artist, educator, administrator, and consultant.