Student Extension Programs

Senior Performance Extension Program

For students Degree 3 and above

PEP performing at KewFest 2016
PEP performing at KewFest 2016

Our Performance Extension Program is a special class aimed at increasing the performance skills of the participating students.

It involves performance and theatre skills workshops,  such as characterisation, improvisation, and theatre skills

It also gives additional performance opportunities to the participants at the Kew Festival, during the mid year and end of year concert and a variety of other opportunities during the year.

Entry to the program is by auditions only, held annually during the first week of term 1.

Future Dates

Sat 29 April International Dance Day Performance
Saturday 1 July PEP holiday rehearsals
Sunday 2 July PEP holiday rehearsals
Sunday 30 July Exam Awards Ceremony
Friday 18 August Photo Day – Arabian Nights
Sunday 20 August Studio Dress Rehearsal – Arabian Nights
Friday 1 September Theatre Dress Rehearsal – Arabian Nights
Saturday 2 September Performance Day – Arabain Nights
Saturday 9 September PEP Audition for Junior Show

Junior Performance Extension Program

For students from Stage 2 – Degree 2

What is the Junior Performance Extension Program?

  • A compulsory rehearsal class
  • Additional performance opportunities
  • A class dedicated to developing stage craft and rehearsal skills
  • An opportunity to work with other dancers and teachers
  • Hard work, requiring 100% commitment!
  • A fun and rewarding experience

This class is free of charge (there will be a costume hire charge). Students will be expected to enrol and commit to the full duration of the program culminating in the Senior Concert on Saturday 2 September 2017. Students will be required at additional times in the lead up to performances, we ask that students only audition if they and their families are able to make this the number one priority and attend all classes and extra rehearsals!

Places in the P.E. Program will be offered at the discretion of the Kew School of Dance and that attendance at the audition on the above day is a mandatory requirement for consideration for a place.

Students and their parents must agree and sign the performance extension program agreement if they are offered a place within the P.E. Program.  This program is an optional extra for those dedicated and committed students who love dancing and want to do more of it.  We cannot make it work if we do not have your full support.  Students who are unable to meet the commitment will be asked to leave the program.   Additionally students must maintain good attendance at their regular dance class.

Assistant Teacher Program

Our assistant teacher program takes senior students and gives them the opportunity to assist the teacher of a junior class.

Assistant teachers learn how to support and encourage the younger students through the progressions of their learning as well as develop their own sense of leadership and responsibility.

Assistant teachers find that being involved with different classes and in different dances really enhances their own dancing experience. It fosters a greater appreciation for the work of the senior teachers and the effort it takes to plan and deliver a dance class.

Student Production Team

Student Production Team 2017
Student Production Team 2017

Any students from Degree 4 level and above who are interested in being a part of the Student Production Team for the 2017 Junior Concert are invited to attend the following holiday workshops.  These workshops will begin the process of planning “The Lost Alien’s”.


Students will need to commit to regular meetings/workshops throughout the year.  We will try to run these during the school holidays in terms 1&2, then from mid term 3 more frequent meetings will be required as the performance dates get closer.