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2021 INFORMATION PACK

 

 

WELCOME

Welcome to Danceworks Performing Arts Studio 2021.  Danceworks Performing Arts Studio pride ourselves on being a welcomingfun, friendly and affordable dance studio.  2020 was a trying year for everyone globally.  In previous years, we have given students many opportunities including performing at school fetes, P & O Cruises, Gold Coast, eisteddfods, Fishers Ghost Parade & Festival and Macarthur Square Christmas Parade and many more.  We aim to teach students in an environment that is open and friendly, giving students the opportunity to excel and at the same time having fun and loving the performing arts, just as our teachers do.  2021 will be another exciting year ahead for us here at Danceworks.  Along with our current syllabi ADA Jazz & Ballet & Glenn Wood Tap we are introducing International Dance Technique for the first time.  We believe this syllabus will be beneficial for all students and we highly encourage every student to do at least one technique/condition class each week.  We will continue to offer the incredible preschool programs READY SET DANCE and READY SET BALLET as well as our own Tiny Tumblers program.  I really look forward to a fantastic year ahead and ask that if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Welcome to Danceworks 2021! 

 

 

2021 POLICIES

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • No smoking on any premises, including the car park
  • Students should not enter the studios without the teacher, if you arrive early please do not enter the studios
  • Students should arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of class and should have their shoes on ready to start on time
  • Children should be supervised at all times by their parent or guardian, whilst not in class
  • All students and parents are expected to be kind, friendly and respectful of one another
  • Whilst waiting for your class, please keep all noise to a minimum
  • No parents should enter classes unless specifically invited in by the teacher, open days are held through the year where parents are able to watch their child’s class (not available under covid restrictions)
  • No parents or students should enter the uniform shop without a staff member
  • All students should be in full uniform at all times, unless granted permission by their teacher or the Studio Director. Please see the uniform list for required uniform

 

 

COVID GUIDELINES

  • DO NOT come to the studio if you are sick. If you have experienced a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or travelled overseas in the past month, please do not enter our studio.
  • If your child is showing signs of, or complaining of, a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, they will be isolated, and parents called to collect them immediately.
  • We will no longer have parents in the foyer. The maximum number of people in the foyer is 6 (plus staff).  We are implementing “Kiss and Go” at the door.  One of our staff will be waiting at the door with a welcoming smile and hand sanitiser. When your child’s class has finished, we will walk them back to the door for you to collect them.
  • READY SET DANCE, READY SET BALLET & Tiny Tumblers parents will be permitted to wait in the foyer. With a maximum of 6 people.  We will be enforcing 1 family member per student, when we reach 6, other family members will need to wait outside the studio, and we will come get you if needed.  Please advise your teacher of where you will be waiting.
  • If you need to make payments, purchase uniforms or see reception, please wait at the door for reception to answer.
  • All visitors (including parents) that enter the studio (for any reason) will need to register their name, mobile and email at reception, preferably please use the QR Code to sign in.
  • Students will have allocated places to leave their belongings (such as shoes & drink bottles), this will ensure social distancing.
  • We have set up lots of sanitising stations to ensure that everyone sanitises upon entering the foyer and before entering and exiting each studio.
  • The kitchen will be closed to all students. Please ensure your child brings their own water bottle to the studio.  If they do need to use the kitchen, please advise your child to see reception or their teacher to gain access.  If your child needs to purchase a $1 bottle of water please see reception or your teacher.
  • Danceworks holds no responsibility for students and their families and visitors whilst in the carpark.

 

UNIFORM LIST

DANCEWORKS stock all our own uniforms, stockings and dance shoes.  Our uniform is navy, hot pink and white and is designed specifically for Danceworks.  Students must have their hair pulled back into a ponytail for all classes and for ballet hair must be in a bun.  Boys should have their hair neat and tidy.  All students must be in Danceworks uniform for all classes.  Students may wear any DANCEWORKS uniform items, except for ballet.  All students must wear the correct ballet uniform for all ballet classes.

No jewellery is to be worn during any class.  Jewellery will be asked to be removed and will be the responsibility of the student.

 

Ballet students must be in full ballet uniform – pink (K-3) / navy (year 4 +) leotard, stockings, Danceworks ballet skirt (junior grades only) and hair in a bun.   

 

 

Students must wear the following shoes:-

 

 

KINDY - YEAR 3

YEAR 4, 5, 6

7, 8

YEAR 9 +

ADULTS

JAZZ

Tan split sole

Black split sole

Black split sole

Black split sole

Black split sole

TAP

Tan slick pros

Tan slick pros

Tan slick pros

Black lace up slicks

Tan slick pros

BALLET

Pink with elastic

Pink with ribbon

Pink with ribbon

Pink with ribbon

 

LYRICAL

Half soles

Half soles

Half soles

Half soles

Half soles

HIP HOP

Sneakers

Sneakers

Sneakers

Sneakers

 

CHEER

White sneakers

White sneakers

 

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Tan jazz shoes

Black jazz shoes

Black jazz shoes

Black jazz shoes

 

    * Hip Hop, Cheer & Musical Theatre (MT) – specific shoes will be required for the concert

 

Boys

All boys dance shoes are black for jazz, ballet & tap.

 

Stockings

All students are required to wear tan convertible stockings for tap, jazz, hip hop, acro & lyrical

Ballet students wear pink ballet stockings. All stockings are sold through the studio at $10 a pair.

 

READY SET DANCE

READY SET BALLET

TINY TUMBLERS

READY SET BOYS

RSD uniform

RSD Uniform & tutu

RSD Uniform

RSD shirt

Tan stockings

Ballet stockings

Tan convertible stockings

Black shorts

Tan jazz shoes

Ballet shoes with elastic

Bare feet

Black socks

Tan tap shoes

 

 

Black jazz & ballet

 

 

 

Black tap shoes

 

Danceworks have our own uniform shop, where all uniforms and shoes can be purchased.

Uniforms are sold during reception hours or by appointment only.

 

 

FEES

1 class $11.00 per week / $55.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

2 classes $20.00 per week / $100.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

3 classes $28.50 per week / $142.50 ½ Term (5 weeks)

4 classes $36.00 per week / $180.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

5 classes $42.50 per week / $212.50 ½ Term (5 weeks)

6 classes $51.00 per week / $255.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

 

JUNIOR COMBINED CLASSES

1 hour classes $13 per week / $65.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

1 ½ hour classes $20.00 per week / $100.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

 

UNLIMITED CLASSES

Unlimited Classes $55.00 per week

(excludes Private Lessons & Performance Group)

 

PERFORMANCE GROUP

$15.00 per week for 1 class, includes 1 technique/conditioning class

$20.00 per week for 2 or more classes, includes 1 technique/conditioning class

Troupe Fee $40 per student per year

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

15 min class $15.00 per week / $75.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

20 minute class $20 per week / $100.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

30 minute class $30 per week / $150.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

 

PRESCHOOLERS

Ready Set Dance (RSD)        $15.00 per lesson / $75.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

Ready Set Ballet (RSB)           $11.00 per lesson / $55.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

Tiny Tumblers                          $11.00 per lesson / $55.00 ½ Term (5 weeks)

Package 1 – RSD + RSB + Tiny Tumblers = $32 per week / $160 ½ Term (5 weeks)

Package 2 – RSD + RSB or Tiny Tumblers = $24 per week / $120 ½ Term (5 weeks)

 

REGISTRATION FEE

1 student - $40.00

2nd student - $30.00 (siblings only)

3rd student - $20.00 (siblings only)

4th student - Free

 

Invoices are emailed twice each term.  They are emailed week 1 and week 5 of each term.  Invoices should be paid in full by week 2 and week 6 of each term (within 7 days of invoice date).  If you cannot pay your invoice in full, you must submit an email to info@Danceworks.com.au to make arrangements.  Fees can be made in cash or via direct deposit as indicated on your invoice.

 

A late fee of $10.00 will be charged if fees are not paid as outlined above.  This fee is not negotiable and cannot be removed from the invoice under any circumstances. If payment is more than 3 weeks behind, your child will no longer be able to attend classes until all classes are paid for.  Each term must be paid in full to enable enrolment into the next term.

 

All enrolled classes must be paid for, whether your child attends or is absent.

 

If you wish to cancel your registration or change your classes, you must give 2 weeks written notice otherwise all classes must be paid for.

 

 

MAKE UP LESSONS

Make up lessons are only available for Ready Set Dance, Ready Set Ballet and Tiny Tumblers.  This is due to having multiple lessons available each week.  In term 4, no make up lessons are available unless the other class is performing the same routine at the concert as your child’s class.  All make up lessons must be booked in advance.  They must be made up with in 3 weeks of your child being absent from class. 

 

REFUNDS

We cannot refund any money, except in the case that a class has been cancelled (which may happen rarely under extreme circumstances, or if the teacher is sick and a suitable substitute teacher cannot be found.)  Students on unlimited or any packages will not receive refunds as they are already receiving highly discounted classes.  Please note that we do not refund for any cancelled Performance Group classes, as Performance Group students receive many hours of additional staff time at eisteddfods and performances.  Any refund request should be via email.

 

In the case of severe injury or illness where a student is unable to dance for 3 weeks or more, we can suspend an enrolment and issue a credit for those weeks’ fees in the following invoice. This is only if we are notified in advance and in writing, with details of the number of weeks the child will miss and provided with supporting documentation such as a medical certificate.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are for selected students.  If you do not attend your scheduled lesson for your own reasons the class fee is forfeited.  If the class is cancelled due to Danceworks staff, a make-up lesson or refund will be granted.  If attendance at your group lessons is not regular you will forfeit your position in having a private lesson, this is at the discretion of the Studio Director.

 

COMMUNICATION

Danceworks communicate through several means.  Our main source of communication is through email.  We will email and provide as much notice as possible for all events.  Some notes will also be handed out in class.  If your child is away it is your responsibility to ensure that you have received notes handed out the previous week. 

Please join our Facebook groups.  We put reminders, updates, photos and lots more on these groups.

  • Danceworks Performing Arts Studio – Members Only
  • DANCEWORKS – READY SET DANCE
  • DANCEWORKS Performance Group - Parents

Videos that are shared via social media are not to be shared without the Studio Directors permission.

 

CHILD SAFETY

Child safety is very important to us.  All teachers and staff at DANCEWORKS have a WWCC (Working with Children Check). 

 

PARKING

In the carpark, we have 5 allocated parking spaces.  Prior to 5pm, please park in these spaces.  There is also ample parking available on Mill Road.  After 5pm, there are more spaces available on our side of the units (Number 7).

 

Please supervise your children at all times in the carpark.  Please educate them not to leave the studio and roam around the carpark. 

 

END OF YEAR CONCERT

This is a chance for the students to put on an exciting show up on the ‘big’ stage for all their friends and families.  It is one of the most memorable experiences of your child’s performing arts experience.  This is their special moment to shine on stage and show off their skills.  

 

COSTUMES

Costumes for the concert are organised for each student.  You will be required to pay a $50 deposit for each costume (one for each genre) with a balance issued later.  Costumes generally range between $50 & $70 each.  Costume deposits are due by the end of Term 2.  If costume deposits are not paid, no costume will be ordered.  Costume deposits are non-refundable.  Please note that once costumes are ordered there will be no returns available under any circumstances. Costumes will not be handed to students unless full payment has been made and fees are up to date.

CONCERT FEE

A concert fee is charged to all students.  This will include the concert DVD with both concerts, a 2020 finale shirt and rehearsal fees. The fee is $70 for first child and siblings is $25 for each additional child. This payment needs to be finalised by the end of Term 3. Please pay in an envelope to your teacher. If you wish to pay in instalments, you may do so, final payment is due end of Term 3.

 

PHOTO DAY

Each year we hold photo day.  A professional photographer comes to us and takes photos of each group, plus a photo of each student full shot and close up.  This is done for every single costume.  Students will have full hair, make up and costumes on for photos.  These photos can then be ordered / purchased at the photo sale day. 

EXAMS

Students are encouraged to undertake our exams. This is a fantastic way for students to gain confidence and develop their skills in dance. It is also a great way to receive recognition for all their hard work they have put in during class. We take exams in jazz, tap & ballet. Students do exams from the age of 5, but will start learning the work well before. At the annual presentation day, students who have done exams will be rewarded with a certificate, report and either medal or trophy. We are registered to hold exams with ADA & Glenn Wood Tap.

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Term One

 

Monday 1 February  

First Day of Term 1

15 Feb – 20 February

Try any class week & Bring a friend week

22 – 27 March

Easter Mufti

27 March

Easter Disco (TBC)

Thursday 1 April         

Day of Term 1

 

 

Term Two

 

Monday 19 April

First Day of Term 2

Monday 14 June

No classes – Public Holiday

Saturday 26 June

Last Day Term 2

 

 

Term Three

 

Monday 12 July

First Day of Term 3

Saturday 18 September

Last Day of Term 3

 

 

Term Four

 

Monday 4 October

No classes – Public Holiday

Tuesday 5 October

First Day of Term 4

25 - 30 October

Mufti Week (Halloween)

Saturday 30 October

Halloween Movie Night (TBC)

TBA

Presentation Day / Christmas Party

TBA

Photo Day

TBA

End of year concert series

TBA

Last Day of Term 4    

 

Please note: These dates are subject to change

 

 

 

2021 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

  • By signing to accept the 2021 Terms and Conditions, you are entering into a contract with Danceworks Performing Arts Studio to enrol your child into classes for 2021 and pay class fees in the amount outlined in the 2021 policies, unless the enrolment is cancelled in writing, with 2 weeks notice. All fee’s must be up to date before the next term commences.
  • Registration fee is due and must be paid before commencement of your first lesson. Only registered students can participate in lessons and will be covered under our insurance.
  • All deposits, registration fees and troupe fees are non-refundable.
  • We have a strict NO REFUND policy as per the 2021 policies.
  • If you wish to make a change to your child’s class enrolment or cancel their enrolment for the following term, you will need to send an email to info@dwpas.com.au. Until you have written confirmation, all classes will remain the same.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to notify Danceworks if their child has a contagious illness other than the common cold or flu. Other students can then be notified as necessary.
  • If you will not be attending a class for any reason, please SMS 0412293177 to advise that you will not be attending and the reason.
  • All students must behave in a respectable manner towards all staff and students at DWPAS. Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, and parents will be notified.  If this behaviour continues students will be expelled from the studio and all advance payment will be forfeited.   This condition also applies to all parents, family and visitors to Danceworks.
  • All decisions are made at the discretion of the Studio Director. Parents and students must respect all decisions.
  • Each student should bring a bottle of water to class with them. Students will be given time to drink their water during class.  It is highly encouraged to drink water when changing your shoes.
  • Danceworks takes no responsibility for loss or damage to any property / belongings before, during or after any class or at any events.
  • Students participate in classes at their own risk. Students are under the supervision of Danceworks teachers ONLY during the individual students timetabled classes. 
  • No responsibility will be taken for any student before or after the commencement and finish of their class. Danceworks teachers cannot remain responsible for students out of class, or during rest break in between classes.  
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the teacher has arrived and is in attendance before leaving their child at the studio.
  • Students must not have friends hang around the studio whilst in class, this is especially for senior students. It is a distraction for all students and also a safety issue.  If friends are meeting students, please ask them to drop you off and return at the end of your class.
  • All students must be picked up immediately at the end of the class, especially if you are the last lesson of the day / evening. It is unfair to keep any teacher waiting to go home.
  • In the event of an emergency, illness or accident concerning any student and the Studio Director/Teacher being unable to contact parents or other persons so authorised, the Studio Director/Teacher will seek medical or hospital attention and liability for medical expenses and Ambulance will be the responsibility of the parent / guardian.
  • DWPAS has 5 allocated parking spaces, if these are full please use street parking. Please do not park in other units parking spaces.
  • Ready Set Dance must have a parent or guardian waiting in the waiting room during all class times. No other students are required to have a parent wait on premises during class time.
  • Students (especially younger students) should use the bathroom before coming to class. Ready Set Dance students will be taken to their parent should they need to use the bathroom during class.
  • Parents are not to approach teachers during class time. You can request for them to contact you by sending an SMS/email to Miss. Amy or leaving a note at reception.  Approaching teachers during class times disrupts the class and also takes time away from teaching.   Your cooperation with this is much appreciated.
  • Danceworks reserves the right to change the timetable at any time, as much notice as possible will be given.
  • Students must not enter the studios until permitted to do so by the teacher. If you arrive early, please wait in the waiting room (please refer to new Covid rules)
  • Danceworks is a smoke free zone. Do not smoke in front of the studio or in the carpark.
  • By registering at Danceworks you give permission that any photographs, audio or video recording taken of the students during class or performances, remains the property of DWPAS and may be published without further consent for any advertising, marketing and media purposes.
  • By submitting your 2021 registration, you are stating that you have read and understand all 2021 policies and terms and conditions of Danceworks and agree to follow them. You understand that failure to do so will result in your registration being discontinued.