2024 Adult Classes
Fees & Packages
Make 2024 a year of fun, Fitness & Friends
Adult tuition is paid via monthly debits from February to December. Please Ask Us For Assistance With Packages Of Class Combinations.
Annual Discount: You Can Save 5% Off Your Whole 2024 Membership Tuition With A One Off Annual Payment When You Enrol.
"No Frills" Package Membership
InclUdes Class Tuition Only
Does not include events, adults dance day classes, workshops, uniform, concert tickets, photos, exams, costumes, etc.)
CLASSES START FROM $88 PER MONTH.
"Standard" Package Membership
All-Inclusive Monthly Fees
No extra costume fees! No concert fees & no rehearsal practise fees, even your dance uniform, costumes for performances and 2 tickets to the concert included per student in just one monthly payment. It’s positively packed with value! Access to Google Classroom for class practise videos also.
Annual Student Registration: $99 & Includes Your Uniform (Dance Shoes Are Not Included)
STARTS FROM $110 PER MONTH, ALL INCLUSIVE .
Adult Classes FAQ
ADCRG, TCRG, TMRF, BA Mus Th Perf, Dip Dance NZJDA
Whilst it’s definitely rare for a qualified Irish dance adjudicator and teacher to be an original cast member of Motherhood The Musical, Miss Ziggy toured around Australia originating the role of Brooke in this comedy for many return seasons after a career treading the boards as a professional dancer and performer for over 3 decades.
Ziggy’s professional career started at just 16 years old in the cast of Gypsy at Auckland’s Mercury Theatre whilst still at high school and has gone on to include national tours of musicals such as Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Tour and Godspell. Overseas tours include hosting Disney productions, playing Queen Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Mrs Potts from Beauty & the Beast.
In her work as an operatic vocalist, Ziggy featured in the operatic comedy duo Yummy Opera, written & produced by Glynn Nicholas and her acts, Miss ZuzuYooHooLala & swing/jazz act Sweet Swingin’ Jazz. Originally a dancer with Head Over Heelz Dance Company in New Zealand, Ziggy was determined to polish her skills as a singer/actor and went on to graduate ‘Most Promising Music Theatre Graduate’ of her year at WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) and has since featured in several TV & film projects from Neighbours, to 000 -Heroes, Kerry-Anne, Good Morning Australia and City Homicide.
Ziggy’s work with the development of young talent is well known throughout Australia, along with her writing of the GMThO Popular Singing Syllabus for Young Voices alongside her work on the musical theatre syllabus and also their Jazz Dance Syllabus.
She has developed children’s theatre works for performance live on-stage at Disneyland and at Disney’s California Adventure Park. A writer of children’s theatre and strong Youth Arts advocate, Ziggy founded and the Artz Collective in 2000 to bring about access to excellent performing arts teachers and training in Melbourne’s western suburbs. In 2008, the Artz Collective performed at Disneyland in Anaheim, LA and at California Adventure Park, where she is taking students to perform again.
Having adjudicated at the World Irish Dance World Championships in 2019 in Holland, Ziggy enjoys the fusion of being able to bring her incredibly varied background in dance from ballet to irish dance, tap dance and jazz dance with musical theatre training together to stage incdredibly entertaining and crowd pleasing works.
Ziggy is passionate about enabling children from all backgrounds access to terrific performing arts training and has developed the funding arm, the WestKidz Arts Access Scheme to this end with scholarhsip winners gaining grants and scholarships and entry to VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School) & Melbourne Opera Studio amongst other training companies.
Yes. You can purchase them at reception & if we don’t have them in your size, we can order them in for your next class.
Irish Dance shoes, for both soft and hard shoes, can take a couple of weeks to arrive from the supplier.
For Beginners in Irish dance, or dancers returning to Irish dance after a break, we recommend wearing clean runners or supportive shoes to your first 6weeks or so of classes.
Wear what you are comfortable in for your first class – as long it’s not loose around the ankle. Things like a T-shirt & leggings or active wear work well.
When you sign up on a package after your first class, you may find your Artz Collective T-shirt, or a credit toward your leggings or leotard are included!
Our Beginners classes are for adults who haven’t danced or haven’t done that particular style of dance before so are specially designed to give beginner dancers confidence, knowledge and move slowly, concentrating on technique & basics.
There are plenty of like minded people in the class just starting out, just like you.
Some beginners may have more experience than others, so your teacher may challenge these students to do slightly harder work or sequences of steps, but all within the beginners framework.
All our classes are streamed and you choose them by your level of experience.
This means, if you danced a lot as a child and / or are returning to dance after a break, you’ll more likely start in an Intermediate or Beginner to Intermediate class unless you are recovering from an injury, or are really want to take things slowly in a beginners class.
Please work at your own pace & choose the level that is comfortable for you. Also please make us and your teacher aware of any physical limitations or injuries you may be managing.
For BIG savings, join our monthly Artz Membership Package for our much reduced class rate. Plus enjoy all the member benefits of cheaper workshop & event tickets!
Adult students can also attend class casually by purchasing a casual class pass online each week.
You can see if there is casual student availability in your preferred class by checking the timetable and clicking on the adult dance class of your style and level with the words: Casual Class Pass Only in the title.
There are limited casual class passes for each adult dance class so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Yes, so you can come to trial a class at a casual class pass rate and experience a class first hand & meet your teacher.
Book your Trial class in online using the Timetable to click on the class you would like & book in for the date you’d like to attend via our class portal.
Find the class on the timetable in your preferred dance style and click on the class with the words: Casual Class Pass Only in the title.
Use the New Student option to create your account and select the date you’d like to attend your first class.
You can pay by either card or cash for your Intro class & Casual classes.
Casual classes are $27.50 for 60-75min classes and $38 for 90minute classes. Membership Packages are paid for via direct debit or one annual transaction of cash, credit or debit card.
With our make-up class policy if you’re on an Artz Membership Package, we have you covered.
Simply let us know you’ll be away 24hrs before your scheduled class to book in at the office for another class to make it up ( ie: a “make up class” ). This make up class must be booked in and attended in the week prior to or the week upon your return from your absence.
Plenty! In front, on the right hand side, or down the right hand side of our building or out on the street.
Yes, as long as there’s space in the class you can move across to other classes, just let us know. That is a lot of questions answered but do ask any others you might have. We look forward to seeing you in class and having you as a part of our big Artz Collective family.