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 Junior Concert (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) on Sunday 11 November 2018.

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

Wednesday 3 October – School Holidays

Venue: 12 Peel St, Kew

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

Group 1 & 2

9.30am

4.30pm

Group 3

9.30am

5.30pm

Friday 5 October – School Holidays

Venue: 12 Peel St, Kew

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

Group 1 & 2

9.30am

4.30pm

Group 3

9.30am

5.30pm

Saturday 6 October (First day of term 4), Saturday 13 & Saturday 20 October

Venue: 12 Peel St, Kew

Please note that the first 30 minutes has been allocated for compulsory warm up prior to rehearsal starting.

Groups will be advised after the audition

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

Group 1  

 2.45pm

4.00pm

Group 2

3.30pm

4.45pm

Group 3

 4.15pm

5.30pm

Saturday 27 October

Venue: 12 Peel St, Kew

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

PEP Photo Day

 10.30am

12.00pm

Sunday 28 October

Venue: 12 Peel St, Kew

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

PEP Warm Up & Studio Dress Rehearsal

9.30am

4.30pm

Saturday 3 November

Venue: 12 Peel St, Kew

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

All

2.45pm

5.30pm

Friday 9 November

Venue: Union House Theatre, Melbourne University, Parkville

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

Kinder Cast One Orientation & Stage Rehearsal

(Kinder Tuesday, Kinder Friday) – some PEP students may be required depending on casting

2.00pm

3.00pm

PEP Rehearsal

5.00pm

8.30pm

Saturday 10 November

Venue: Union House Theatre, Melbourne University, Parkville

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

PEP

9.00am

5.00pm

Sunday 11 November

Venue: Union House Theatre, Melbourne University, Parkville

 

Arrival Time

Collection Time

Cast One – all PEP dancers

9.30am

11.45am

Cast Two – all PEP dancers

1.30pm

3.45pm

Dancers performing in both shows will be expected from 9.30 – 3.45pm, with a lunch break between the shows.

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.
  • 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.

VET Certificates in Dance

Kew School of Dance is an ADi Certified School (via a third party agreement) with Australian Dance Institute RTO 91600, auspicing Laurel Martyn Dance Teaching System (LMDTS) to deliver VETAB accredited Certificates I-IV in Dance. The LMDT system provides the technical competencies, whilst additional ADi theory workbooks address remaining certificate criteria. The certificate system is available to students from Degree 2. Completion of an annual yearly examination is required in order to complete certificate courses.