Frequently Asked Questions
What age can my child start classes?
We accept students from the age of 18 months years into our preschool program beginning with the Dance with Me class. From 5 years of age students can study jazz and from 6 years of age students can begin to study tap. Student’s older than 3 can join classes at any age, it is never too late to start dancing!
Which is the right class for my child?
Students can attend a free trial class to help determine which is the most appropriate class level and dance style for them, generally students enter a class with other students who are the same age or ability.
Ready to get started?
If you would like to trial a class, use the link below to sign up via our our online form.
What should my child wear to class?
If it is a students’ first class or trial class they are not expected to wear uniform and can wear something that they can move in easily. If prospective students do not have a leotard and skirt, they can wear leggings and a t-shirt or skirt and bare feet. All other students are expected to wear correct uniform to class; pink, purple or burgundy leotard (depending on level enrolled in), and ballet or jazz/tap skirt and appropriate shoes to the dance style – click here for more information about our uniform.
What kinds of classes do you offer?
We offer classes in:
- Classical Ballet (Laurel Martyn Dance System) including pointe work and pre-pointe preparation
- Kinder ballet (based on the Angelina Ballerina Curriculum)
- Boys only ballet
- Jazz (Australian Teachers of Dancing Syllabus)
- Tap (Australian Teachers of Dancing Syllabus)
- Hip hop
How much do classes cost?
30 Minute Class – $170 per term
45 Minute Class – $180 per term
60 Minute Class – $190 per term
75 Minute Class – $200 per term
90 Minute Class – $220 per term
Am I allowed to view my child’s class?
Parents, friends and family are welcome to observe classes during open weeks. (Please keep talking to a minimum and ensure siblings are seated quietly so as not to disturb the student’s concentration). Open weeks are generally the last class of each term unless advised otherwise.
Can my child try a class before enrolling?
All new students are welcome to try a class before enrolling, this gives your child the best idea of how classes operate.
2019 enrolments are now open!
If you would like to trial a class with the view to enrol in 2019, use the link below to sign up.
How do I enrol?
Can I enrol during a term?
Students are welcome to enrol part way through a term, however they may not be able to participate in events such as exams or concerts if they are too close.
Do you offer assessments?
Students are able to participate in either Laurel Martyn Dance System (LMDS) Ballet Assessments and or Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) Tap and Jazz Assessments. Assessments are encouraged, but not compulsory .
Is there an annual concert?
We run a Junior and Senior school concert for all students in Kinder classes and above. Students are invited to participate in the annual concert in Term 3 (Senior Concert) or Term 4 (Junior Concert).
Do I have to sew costumes?
Parents are not expected to sew costumes. Students pay a costume hire fee included with the term invoice which contributes to the cost of the purchase, hire or making of costumes for the performances. The school looks after the transport and cleaning of costumes. If you would like to be involved you are welcome to volunteer to help with sewing or you can attend our costume/prop working bees, which are always lots of fun!
What do I bring to class
- Your dance shoes and correct uniform – including neat and tidy hair off the face for all classes and in a bun for ballet
- A smile and your enthusiasm
- A filled water bottle
To help students experience the joy of dance and develop their dance skills in a safe, caring and effective learning environment we ask that students:
- Behave in a manner appropriate to a group-learning environment
- Show respect towards all members of the class and to all staff members
- Arrive before the commencement time for classes
- Notify the school if you will be absent form class
- Be dressed and ready before entering the class
- Bring all belongings into the studio with you
- Remove any jewelry and baggy clothing
Please collect students promptly at the end of class. Students are to remain in the sight of the teacher until their parents collect them, students are not allowed to leave on their own or wait outside for their parents.
If any student is unwell or injured please advise the teacher at the start of class so that modifications can be made if necessary.
Please note that the viewing of classes is only permitted on open days. Class time is precious; parents are requested not to interrupt classes unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. We are happy to discuss any issues with parents and ask that you contact the office by email or phone outside of class hours so that we can give our full attention and maintain the integrity of each dance class.
All articles of clothing are to be named.
Fees are to be paid strictly in advance for each term throughout the year. Late payment fees may be charged if invoices are not paid by the due date. Please contact the school to make a payment arrangement if necessary. More information is available on our fees page.