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Contemporary Dance extension program for young DANCErs 8 - 18 years old

Origins Extension Pathway offers weekly extension programs for students 8 - 18 years old in Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet and Performing Arts. With a focus on developing & expanding technical skill, knowledge and creative ability, Origins Extension Pathway is designed to give school aged students an insight into tertiary level dance training.  

Boasting a faculty of leading Australian dance artists and choreographers, Origins Extension Pathway provides participants with fundamental techniques, ideas and effective dance practices from inside the professional world to accelerate their development.


2 - 3.5 hours, friday evenings

Origins Contemporary Extension Pathway is a high level training program designed to prepare participants with the most current knowledge in Contemporary Dance technique. We also cater classes to each individual, giving them a chance to express themselves, discover new movement and explore their own creative mind.

Weekly core subjects include Contemporary Technique, Floor work, Improvisation, Tasking and Dance Composition, Pilates and Strengthening, & Anatomy & Nutrition.

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JAYDEN HICKS Director of Origins

Jayden's performing career has seen him work with such companies as Opera Australia, Transit Dance Company, Melbourne Ballet Company, Vertical Shadows, Collaboration the Project and Ausdance Victoria. 

Recently moving into choreography, Jayden choreographed the Australasian premier of The Color Purple, as well as multiple works with Transit Dance and Origins Dance Company.

Jayden has been recognised by the Green Room Awards Association, Dance Australia and Victorian Dance Awards as “Best Male Dancer” and “Dancer to Watch”.


2 - 3 hours, Monday evenings

Led by Head of Ballet Development Daniel Jaber (Australian Dance Theatre), the contemporary ballet program takes inspiration from the world’s leading international ballet companies and finely dissects their repertoire to produce a well rounded classically focused training program. 

This program  promises insight into company level classical ballet techniques that will ensure expansive knowledge of the dancer’s body, mind and spirit.

Weekly core subjects include Traditional Classical Technique, Pointe, Repertoire (classical and modern), Conditioning & Limbering, Terminology & History, & Boys Class.

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DANIEL JABER Head of Ballet Development

Daniel Jaber is an award-winning choreographer, teacher, coach and former dancer. 

After an 11-year career with Garry Stewart’s Australian Dance Theatre and guest performing with companies and choreographers throughout Australia, Europe and Asia, Jaber transitioned toward choreography and teaching. 

Choreographic highlights include Australian Dance Theatre, Houston Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Qantas, Architanz Tokyo, Dubai Festival City and Dance Moms.


2 - 3 hours, WEDNESDAY evenings

Our brand new Origins Performing Arts Extension Program is a realistic experience of the skills that dancers need when entering the industry. Modelled off the training principles of our Transit Dance Performing Arts program, Directed by Kim Adam, this extension program will expose dancers to styles throughout the eras,, they will be involved in singing, acting and prop technique classes, as well as the highest level of jazz technique. As there are no performances attached to our extension programs, this is professional level training that will prepare students who are serious about a career in the Performing Arts.

Weekly core subjects includeJazz Technique, Acting , Singing, Conditioning & Limbering, Musical Theatre, & Commercial.

“The moment we open the studio door, the magic of Transit Dance begins, the staff are so professional, welcoming and friendly. It’s wonderful to watch my daughters passion grow, her willingness to learn and improve her skill, the interaction between the dance teacher/student and to watch her forming new friendships in such a positive environment.”
— Leanne Macnab, Origins Extension Program Parent