Teachers are qualified, caring and patient individuals who display an obvious joy in their work. They create a positive and trusting atmosphere in the class, and find balance between structured learning and free exploration.
Creative movement exercises encourage young minds to explore their space in new ways and develop dexterity and balance. Musicality and rhythms are explored, and props such as ribbons, wands and fairy wings are introduced to spark imaginations. The program is suitable for boys too… pirate hats and bumblebee wings are the perfect pairing for the wands and fairy wings!
Beginner fundamentals of ballet, jazz, acro, hip hop and tap technique are introduced to give dancers an excellent foundation on which to continue their training in, and love of, dance. For Discover Dance 2, 3 &4 ballet and jazz are the focus.
We implement the principals from recognized dance syllabus’ such as CDTA, RAD, Acrobatic Arts and Leap n’ Learn.
Ideas of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for fellow dancers and teachers are instilled as dancers work together to learn and rehearse choreography for the year end recital.
The studio room is for dancers and their teacher only. Parents are able to view the classes through the ample windows, always remaining in sight to keep dancers comfortable and encouraged. Please note that not all programs are offered in all sessions, and prices may vary depending on number of weeks of class during a particular session.
On the schedule you will find THREE OPTIONS for classes.
- 10month program runs Sept to June and includes participation in the June recital.
The only exception to this is the Acro 3-4yr which runs all season but does not perform in the show. They will do an in-house showcase in June for parents, but no recital choreography, so they can concentrate on their skill development.
Regular tuition fees apply based on length of class. 30min class is $27.90, 45min class is 38.85 with discounts available for siblings and multiple classes.
- 6 week sessions, no performance. Will repeat throughout the year. Each 6 week session is $50 including registration and GST.
- term classes run Sept to Nov/Dec and Jan-Mar and Apr to June. Fees vary depending on term length, and include registration and GST. The final term of each year will include participation in the June recital.
General for all — Hair should always be in a ponytail or bun, or headband off the face. No personal jewellery.
DD2-4 — Body suit and tights (any style, any colour, although the preference is pink), skirts or tutus are encouraged providing they are not a distraction, and legwarmers and sweaters can be worn during warm up. Tap shoes are provided. Pink ballet shoes are best, gymnastic slippers are ok.
DDtap — leggings or shorts with tshirt or tank top. Bodysuit and skirt or shorts is fine if the dancer prefers. Black oxford adjustable tap shoes are preferred but patent style rivet ones are ok for beginners.
DDhip hop — sweatpants, tshirt and clean runners.
DDacro — bodysuit and dance shorts or leggings, unitard. Barefeet, hair must be back.
Costumes For DD
Care is taken to ensure the costumes selected for the class are good quality, always age appropriate and flattering to all body types in the class. For DD4, DDTap and DDHip Hop a non-refundable $50 deposit is due October 15th. Balance of approximately $25-$35 is due when the costume is received in the spring.
Optional costs include costume alterations, class photos, show tickets.
Dance should be an exciting and positive experience, if for whatever reason your child is not enjoying the class you can withdraw at any time with written notice. For DD 4, once a month has started, that month fee’s apply and will not be refunded. Registration fee and costume deposits are not refundable. Prepaid June fee is refundable only until Dec 31st. For term programs like DD2 credit to account can be received up to the 3rd class only.