Student Extension Programs

Performance Extension Program

For students Stage 3 and above

PEP is our performance extension program.  It is an extra, optional opportunity for dedicated students to develop their dance technique and performance skills.  Students must be able to commit 100% and make it their number one priority.  It requires 100% attendance at rehearsals throughout the lead up to the concert.

PEP is:

  • A compulsory rehearsal class
  • 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
  • Additional performance opportunities in our Senior concert

This class is free of charge (however there will be an additional costume hire charge and audition fee). Students will be expected to enrol and commit to the full duration of the program culminating in the Senior Concert (Alice in Wonderland) on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Important Dates – All PEP students are required on all these dates


Date & Time


Information Session

  • for all students intending to audition or learn more about the program

Saturday 3 March 3.15 – 4.30pm

12 Peel St, Kew

Audition Fee & Forms Due

Wednesday 14 March 5pm


JPEP Audition*

Saturday 17 March 3.15 – 4.30pm

12 Peel St, Kew

SPEP Audition*

Saturday 17 March 4.30 – 5.30pm

12 Peel St, Kew

First Rehearsal JPEP

Saturday 24 March 3.15 – 4.30pm

12 Peel St, Kew

First Rehearsal SPEP

Saturday 24 March 4.30 – 5.30pm

12 Peel St, Kew


Weekly in term 2 & 3

12 Peel St, Kew

Awards Ceremony performance

Sunday 22 July – all day

Abbotsford Convent

Photo Day & Studio Dress

Saturday 18 August – all day

12 Peel St, Kew

Studio Dress Rehearsal

Sunday 19 August – all day


Theatre Dress Rehearsal

Friday 31 August – 3.00 – 9.00pm tbc

Darebin Arts Centre

Performance Day

Saturday 1 September – all day

Darebin Arts Centre

SPEP: Senior Performance Extension Program (Degree 3 and above)

JPEP: Junior Performance Extension Program (Stage 3 – Degree 2)

Entrance Criteria

  • Entrance is by audition only and places will be limited in 2018
    • Attendance at the audition on the above day is a mandatory requirement for consideration for a place in the program.
    • Audition fee and form must be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday 14 March
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of two dance classes per week at KSOD to be eligible to audition.   (Classes can be in different dance styles, however taking at least one ballet class per week is strongly encouraged).
    • Students must maintain good attendance at their regular dance classes.
  • Students and their parents must agree and sign the PEP agreement if they are offered a place within the 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.  

We look forward to sharing another great year of performances with you…

Assistant Teacher Program

Congratulations to those students who have been chosen to be assistant teachers for 2018!

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.

Students from Degree 2 and above are eligible to be considered for assistant dance teaching positions with junior classes at the Kew School of Dance.

Student Production Team

Congratulations to those students who have been chosen to be apart of the Student Production Team for 2018!

Student Production Team 2017
Student Production Team 2017

The student production team will work alongside Miss Alice & Mr Anton to help organise and produce our Junior Concert in 2018. We are looking for committed and driven students (from Degree 3 and above) interested in stage production, costuming, sound and lighting design, in addition to general management and coordination.

Students are encouraged to apply for one of the following managerial roles:

Stage Manager, Wardrobe Mistress, Props Mistress, Production Manager

Alternatively, students can be involved in a lesser capacity and help out as needed on performance and rehearsal days, as well as working bees.  This is a good option if students feel unable to commit to the full year or do not feel ready for the level of responsibility required of these roles.