CAN WE HELP? FIND YOUR ANSWERS HERE
CAN WE HELP? FIND YOUR ANSWERS HERE
Yes, you can. We are happy to book your dancer for our exclusive three-week trial pack. This wonderful program allows you to try unlimited classes for 3 full weeks, so your dancer can try many different dance styles to find the class they love the most. Rather than just one lesson, the multiple lessons help your dancer to form friendships and gain confidence and trust in the teachers. It also allows time for Mum or Dad to get to know the teacher and the class structure too. We want the whole family to feel safe and happy at our studio. BOOK YOUR TRIAL PACK NOW.
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That depends on how old your child is. Our Student/Parent code of conduct requires parents of primary school age children to come in to pick up your child. You are welcome to do a bit of shopping, have a coffee in the nearby cafes or visit the Watsonia library while class is on, but we expect you to be on time to collect your child right at the end of class. If you are a few minutes late, don't panic. Things happen, but do let us know if you are going to be more than 10 minutes late for pick up. We will NEVER allow primary school children to leave the building without a parent/guardian. Secondary School students are able to meet parents at the car. However, if it is after dark, they will not be permitted to leave the premises alone.
Enrolments are on a ten-week termly basis. If you are absent, there is no refund. We expect students to attend every week. Absences cause your dancer to lose confidence and fall behind their class standard. Muscle memory is a critical part of becoming a strong dancer. Missing just one lesson will have an impact on the speed of progress. If there is an available place in a similar class on another day, you may attend a makeup session, but we can’t guarantee a place. Pre‐booking is required in advance for any make‐up lesson.
We have two concerts – Kinder Dance for our pre‐school age dancers, and our Main Performance for Preppies to Advanced dancers.
Kinders are usually on the 2nd Sunday in December – the show is approximately 45 minutes long. Children come to the theatre in the morning, do a short rehearsal on the stage, and then perform the show for an appreciative audience of Mums & Dads. We welcome a team of volunteer parents to help in the dressing rooms with our little people. You will be able to watch the show from the side of the stage.
Our Main Performance is usually the last Saturday of November. Dates are determined by the Theatre’s schedule. We publish the exact date in Term 1 each year so you can book it into your diary nice and early.
Concerts are a huge TEAM challenge. You need to commit to attending every lesson in term four leading up to the big day. It is unrealistic to expect your dancer to remember his or her part if they are absent. Absence from class during this time is not acceptable, as it lets down other class members. If you know your dancer will be away in term four, you will need to withdraw from the concert for that year.
The week before the show is a COMPULSORY Rehearsal week, and all dancers are required to attend extra rehearsals. The schedule is given to all families in September. Please put the dates in your Diary promptly. If for any reason your dancer cannot attend any part of the rehearsal week, he or she will need to withdraw from the performance. (VCE exam students have some flexibility in this period, we understand the importance of this). Ask any of our senior students and they will tell you, that their time at dancing provides a healthy break from study, and actually helps them study more effectively! The high standard of school exam results we see in our students speaks for itself!
However, we have an expectation of a positive attitude to learning. Come prepared to listen to the teacher, ask questions if you need to, and focus on dancing to the best of your ability. You don’t need to be the next Fred Astaire, you might even have“ two left feet”. That’s ok.
Disruptive and anti-social behavior in class is not ok. So please restrict your social time with friends to the waiting area, and come into the studio with a “can do” mindset, ready to learn. Be a highly‐valued team member. We ask that you show respect, try your best and be helpful to others when needed.