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Overview

    Does your child love to dance, sing, or act at home? At APAC, we're all about embracing their love for movement, music, and the stage!

    We believe every child deserves their moment in the spotlight. APAC’s Empower Arts Program is designed to provide a safe, supportive space where kids and teens of ALL ABILITIES can explore their passions and express themselves to the fullest.

    Our classes are led by NESA accredited Special Education Teachers, supported by APAC trained performing arts specialists. So you can trust your child is in good hands!

    At APAC, we're not just about the arts—we're about growth. Our Empower Arts program is also developing key skills like physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language abilities. So while your child is having fun dancing, singing and acting, behind the scenes, we're working hard to make sure every class is purposeful and functional.

    Assistive buddies are welcome to join the class where needed! Whether it's a parent, guardian, sibling, or caregiver, we want every student to have the support they need to shine bright.

    Lil’ Groovers Pre School Program - Ages 2.5 - 5yrs
    This is the ultimate pre-school program. With seven exciting genres: Acro, Ballet, Cheer, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ninja, Tap and Singing , there is something for everyone. Lil' Groovers seamlessly blends dance with education, fostering physical, social and creative growth. Featuring original music hits from “Justice Crew” and engaging educational tools, Lil' Groovers is more than just dance.

    Dance Expression - Primary School Friday 4.30pm & High School 5.30pm
    Led by NESA accredited Special Education Teachers, this class covers a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Through structured activities like stretching, warm-ups, and follow-along dance songs, students are encouraged to explore movement and express themselves freely. With a focus on building confidence, coordination, and social skills, our class promotes personal growth and a sense of belonging. The class structure includes elements like barre exercises for technique, corner work to practice specific movements, and free dance sessions allowing students to move in their own unique way.

    Drama & Music Expression - High School 4.30pm & Primary School 5.30pm
    This class starts with gentle voice exercises, ensuring everyone can participate comfortably. Our role play activities allow students to step into different personas, fostering imagination and self-expression. Theatre sports games are adapted to accommodate various abilities, promoting teamwork. We also focus on aligning voice with movement in ways that suit each student's unique abilities, emphasising communication through gesture and sound. Students are supported with articulation exercises that are designed to promote clear expression. Our class also incorporates beats, music and singing in ways that are accessible, allowing each student to shine in their own way.

    Classes are claimable for Self Managed and Plan Managed NDIS Funding.

Unit 5/40 Carrington Rd, Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia

2 - 18 years old

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Trial classes available

1 day(s) trials are available. Simply give us your details and we will be in touch to organise a time to get your kids started.

Trial classes available

Friday - 9.30 am to 10.30 am

Friday - 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Friday - 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Where to find us

Unit 5/40 Carrington Rd, Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia

About the provider

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Australian Performing Arts College

4.6 out of 5 (View 42 reviews)

Awarded Most Outstanding Performing Arts Studio in the Hills.


World Class Facilities


APAC’s new purpose built facility offers 6 oversized studios with sprung floors, private singing rooms, recording studio and quiet student study space all just a 5 minute stroll from the Hills Showground Metro.


APAC Productions


The highlight for any performer, is the opportunity to take their craft to the stage. The APAC team is dedicated to providing unique, professional, performance opportunities for our students, both on stage and screen.


Teachers


APAC prides itself on having a team of teachers that combine teaching talent with current industry experience. This keeps our training relevant, current and top of the line.


APAC offers:


★ All your Performing Arts requirements in one location

★ Classes for ages 3 -18 years

★ Exciting NEW pre-school program Lil' Groovers with 7 classes for 5yrs and under - Lil' Ballet, Lil' Jazz, Lil' Tap, Lil' Cheer, Lil' Hip Hop, Lil' Acro and Lil' Ninjas

★ Six oversized studios with sprung floors, 2 private singing studios, recording studio, student study

★ Many performance opportunities for all students

★ Exams and eisteddfods for students wishing to further extend and enhance their skills

★ A friendly, but disciplined environment catering for our very high achievers, but also for those simply wanting to have some fun

★ Representation by the newly established APAC Agency for successful students looking to take the next step


Under the leadership of Principal Katherine Earle (RAD Tech Cert, ARAD, BA Drama, Registered Teacher trbSA) and a team of highly qualified, industry professionals.


CLASSES


APAC offers a broad and rounded curriculum in dance that explores all areas of each genre. While providing a strong classical ballet base for all levels, classes extend to all varieties of dance, including acrobatics to improve dance trickery. Singing is taught in group classes, with private lessons available for those wishing to extend their solo performances. Acting skills are built through each age group and are incorporated in Music Theatre classes for the triple threat performers.


★ Ballet

★ Jazz

★ Tap

★ Hip Hop

★ Boys Masterclass

★ Acrobatics

★ Tap/Tumbling

★ Lyrical/Contemporary

★ Music Theatre

★ Acting

★ Singing

★ Sing, Act, Mime

★ Lil' Groovers pre-school program

★ Empower Arts Program - All abilities dance, drama and music expression classes


PRIVATE LESSONS


Private lessons are usually one-on-one tuition and can be booked for students in any subject. These can be ongoing, weekly lessons to prepare students for performances, eisteddfods or exams. Private lessons can also be arranged periodically and are a great way to help students catch up or excel further in certain areas as the teacher can focus purely on the needs of the individual.


APAC COMPANY


APAC Company auditions are held every year in Term 1 for students between 6 and 18 years. The Company members are selected on their ability to dance, sing and act, and must show the desire to work hard and as a team player. The APAC Company represents the College in many performances and eisteddfods throughout the local community.


WORKSHOPS


APAC Workshops provide the perfect environment to take performances to the next level. Workshops are generally held in the first week of the Term 1 & 2 school holidays and focus on exam preparation, APAC Company routines or eisteddfod performances.


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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 from 42 reviews on

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Top 5 reviews

saide fahd on

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3 months ago

I have 3 daughters who attend weekly classes at APAC and am always in awe of the level of preparation and planning that goes into every session, performance and especially concerts! It is highly professional. Miss. Kath has managed to take her years of experience, genuine passion of performing arts, knowledge and pass that onto her team of staff who are just as incredible...and as a result, the standards are outstanding. The students learn great dance technique and skills such as resilience, discipline, how to deal with success as well as disappointment all the while making lasting friendships and having so much fun.

Reina Menhem on

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2 months ago

As a former ballerina and mum of a 3 year old girl who loves to dance all dance genres, we have been extremely lucky to have found APAC. APAC offers dance lessons to children from an early age and combine passion, fun and excellence every step of the way. Children are taught technique by extremely talented and professional teachers in an environment that is very welcoming and fun. Our daughter participated in the end of year production last year which was a magnificient production with dancing and singing numbers we re-watch whenever we get the chance. APAC is like one big family always pushing for the success of its students which in, my opinion, is guaranteed.

Sue Wong on

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3 months ago

My grandchildren have attended APAC for many years now and I firmly believe it has made mature, skilled individuals out of them. I feel relaxed about them attending such a caring, school of the arts, knowing they will be encouraged to take up many opportunities. It is a highlight to see them perform too, as the standard of their presentations is outstanding.

I would thoroughly recommend APAC to a family that wanted to foster their children in essential life skills, like relating well and respectfully to each other and to the adults who are teaching them.

Micah Loesch on

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3 months ago

Not only are the admin and staff kind, encouraging and talented, but the quality of dancing singing and acting provided at this dance school are that of no other. They offer dance performance opportunities such as the end of year show and the mid year company performance which was something I was proud to be a part of. It has a great positive atmosphere and overall good feeling about the place. It definitely deserves an 11/10 rating and 100% advise choosing apac as your dance school of choice.

Vinita Khandwala on

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3 months ago

What can I say about APAC...??? The staff, the teachers, the volunteers, the helpers all feels like a big family. My 6 year old daughter has joined APAC last year as a first timer and it took her only 2 weeks to settle in and make new friends. She is learning about techniques, team work, performances and of course back stage costume experiences. APAC is not just your regular dance class but it's a commitment towards performing arts. Super happy to be part of this family...!

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