Dunsborough School of Ballet

Step into the magical world of classical dance.


Dunsborough School of Ballet offers something to students of every age. We offer Creative and Fun Classes for the very young; Exam Preparation for older students; the fabulous rhythm and passion of Classical Spanish and of course our Annual Performance at the Old Dunsborough hall. Students learn both the discipline of technique as well as a love for the stage.

"The idea of Dunsborough Ballet is to impart my passion and love for the art of ballet to students of every age."

Caroline Jensen;
Dip. Ballet University of Cape Town
Assoc. Dip. Cechetti Ballet

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Classes

Dunsborough Ballet offers classes to suit all ages; including Classical Ballet, Spanish Dance and Adult Ballet classes.


Toddler Groove View Timetable

Toddler Groove is a creative introduction to dance for the very young. Mum or Dad participates alongside their child with an emphasis on learning through watching and repetition. It uses songs and classical music and works on several themes such as Teddy Bears or Going to the Zoo. For ages 2-3

Petite Ballerinas View Timetable

This class is a fun and creative first step into the world of ballet. Classes build basic ballet technique and style within the framework of creative movement. We take our first mini step on stage at the end of year concert and have lots of fun dressing up and watching the other ballerinas perform. Aimed at ages 3-4.

First Steps View Timetable

These classes build classical technique and co-ordination with an emphasis on improvisation and creative dance. Children take part in the end of year concert and each class performs their own creative story. The children adore dressing up and just love getting up on stage at this age. For ages 4-5

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To The Pointe View Timetable

These classes give children the opportunity to prepare for Cecchetti Ballet Examinations which take place in August each year before a national examiner. The syllabus work builds strong ballet technique and the exams really increase confidence and discipline. Improvisation during class continues to play a role in the creative development of the children and gives balance to the discipline of technique. After the examinations we begin rehearsals for our annual ballet concert at the Old Dunsborough Hall in November. For ages 6+

Spanish View Timetable

Spanish offers classes for two different age groups. The 6-8 year old class is an introduction to Spanish Dance with a focus on learning the foundations of good technique and basic flamenco rhythms. Children learn to play the castanets, clap and stamp out rhythms and experiment with filigrana (wrist and finger movements) and the use of a long, frilled skirt. The older class is also suitable for those with no experience in Spanish Dance, students are taught the essentials of good technique and musicality through dtudy of the Primer I.D.E. exam syllabus.

Balletix View Timetable

If you have danced in the past or simply want to try something new to awaken your inner dancer these classes are for you. Each class draws on basic ballet technique and movement to develop lengthened muscles and flexibility. A unique combination of the fluidity of ballet and the core strength of Pilates. It is never too late to experience the calmness of balance or the adrenalin of a pirouette; the energy of a sauté or the expansiveness of a Jete`! Dance your way to a new you!

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Teachers

Caroline Jensen

Caroline began ballet in South Africa at the age of 3. She has trained in both Cecchetti and the Royal Academy of Dance attaining teacher qualifications in both methods. Caroline attended the University of Cape town ballet school where she also explored Contemporary, Spanish and National Dance; attaining a distinction in her National dance teacher's qualification. She was awarded best final year student teacher. Caroline has stage experience both within and outside of Ballet school. She choreographed and performed in art festival programmes. Caroline ran a large studio in South Africa and began the Dunsborough School of Ballet (formerly Enchanted Steps) in 2006.

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Akane McDonald

Akane started ballet in 1984 at two years old in Japan. She competed in ballet competitions professionally in her early teens and moved to study at the Swiss Ballet School in 1996. Akane was a semi finalist in the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland in 2000. She worked for the Semperoper in Dresden, Germany. Akane is passionate about ballet and sharing her dance experiences with students.

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Caroline Jensen

Caroline began ballet in South Africa at the age of 3. She has trained in both Cecchetti and the Royal Academy of Dance attaining teacher qualifications in both methods. Caroline attended the University of Cape town ballet school where she also explored Contemporary, Spanish and National Dance; attaining a distinction in her National dance teacher's qualification. She was awarded best final year student teacher. Caroline has stage experience both within and outside of Ballet school. She choreographed and performed in art festival programmes. Caroline ran a large studio in South Africa and began Dunsborough School of Ballet (formerly Enchanted Steps) in 2006.

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Danielle Phipps

Trained by the founder of the IDE Syllabus (Instituto de la Danza Espanola) and Australia's premier Spanish Dance Academy and Company, Danielle holds the highest level teaching qualification in the IDE syllabus. She has been fortunate enough to study and perform with numerous internationally renowned artists, some of Australia's finest Flamenco dancers and Perth's own local talent. She loves teaching children and is also a qualified Early Childhood Teacher.

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Timetable

Time Class Day
9:15-10:30am Balletix Adult Ballet Class Monday
3:30-4:15pm First Steps Pre-primary class Tuesday
4:15-5:15pm To The Pointe Grade 2 Tuesday
5:00-6:00pm Senior Spanish Wednesday
5:15-6:30pm To The Pointe Grade 3 Tuesday
6:15-7:30pm To The Pointe Intermediate Tuesday
3:30-4:15pm First Steps Kindy Class Wednesday
4:15-5:15pm Junior Spanish Wednesday
5:15-6:30pm Spanish Intermediate Wednesday
9:15-10:30am Balletix Adult Ballet Class Thursday
10:45-11:30pm Petite Ballerinas Thursday
3:30-4:30pm To The Pointe Primary Thursday
4:30-5:30pm To The Pointe Grade 1 Thursday
5:30-6:45pm To The Pointe Grade 4 Thursday
3:30-4:15pm Contemporary Year 2+ Friday
4:15-5:15 To The Pointe Grade 4 & 5 Exam Prep. Friday

Contact

You can contact Caroline Jensen by phone ( 0403155289), by email ( caroline_perth@hotmail.com) or by the contact form below.