Term Dates 2021

Term 1 commences 30th January 2021

Term 2 commences 24th April 2021

Term 3 commences 17th July 2021

Term 4 commences 9th October 2021

 

What age can my child start classes?

We accept students from the age of 2 years into our Ready Set Dance program. From 5 years of age students can study jazz, tap and ballet. Contemporary/lyrical, hip-hop and Tap Jam classes are available for older students. We also offer casual Adult classes.

 

What kinds of classes do you offer?

We offer classes in:

Ready Set Dance (preschool program)

Jazz & Tap

Classical Ballet

Hip Hop

Lyrical/Contemporary

Tap Jam

Solo Singing

Adult casual classes – vary throughout the year

 

Which is the right class for my child?

Please feel free to contact us to help determine which is the most appropriate class level and dance style for them, generally students enter a class with other students who are the same age and/or ability. Please note that age alone is not the only factor to consider when placing students into classes.

 

Classes available for dancers 2-7 years:

2-5 years     Ready Set Dance

5-7 years     Jazz & Tap (combined class)

                      Classical Ballet

 

Classes available for dancers 7-9 years:

Jazz & Tap (combined class)

Classical Ballet

Hip-Hop – from age 8

Solo Singing - from age 7

 

Classes available for dancers 9-13 years:

Jazz & Tap (combined class)

Classical Ballet

Hip-Hop

Lyrical/Contemporary – from age 10

Solo Singing – from age 9

 

Classes available for dancers 13+ years:

Jazz & Tap (combined class)

Classical Ballet

Hip-Hop

Lyrical/Contemporary – from age 13

Solo Singing – from age 13 to adult

 

Is there a Uniform?

If it is a student’s first class they are not expected to wear uniform and can wear something that they can move in easily. If prospective students do not have a leotard and skirt or bike shorts, they can wear leggings, a t-shirt and bare feet.

 

We highly encourage all our students to wear correct uniform and footwear for all classes. Uniforms are an extremely important component of being a dancer as they:

  • Encourage discipline and respect

  • Encourage teachers to easily identify and correct alignment

  • Promote unity within a class

  • Encourage positivity and teamwork

  • Help to build confidence

  • Most importantly, we believe uniforms give our students a sense of belonging within our Encore community.

WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS:

 

READY SET DANCE – 2-5 YEARS

Ready Set Dance official dress

Ready Set Dance official T-Shirt with Black Shorts

Ballet Shoes or Jazz Shoes (Tap Shoes in Level 2)

 

JAZZ/TAP/BALLET – 5+ YEARS

Encore Leotard or Encore Singlet

Encore Shorts or Encore Tights

Jazz Shoes / Tap Shoes / Ballet Shoes

Encore T-Shirt

Own supplied black leggings

NO JEANS, DRESSES, SCHOOL UNIFORMS OR SKIRTS PLEASE

 

LYRICAL – 10+ YEARS

Encore Leotard or Encore Singlet

Encore Shorts or Encore Tights

Jazz Shoes

Encore T-Shirt

Own supplied black leggings

NO JEANS, DRESSES, SCHOOL UNIFORMS OR SKIRTS PLEASE

 

HIP-HOP – 8+ YEARS

Encore T-Shirt

Own supplied black leggings

Clean indoor pair of sport shoes – please make sure soles of shoes are clean before class

NO JEANS, DRESSES, SCHOOL UNIFORMS OR SKIRTS PLEASE

 

All these items including shoes can be purchased from our online store at https://www.encoredance.com.au/shop-1 or at our front desk.

 

Am I allowed to view my child’s class?

We have screens in both studio waiting areas which allow parents to view the classes.

 

Can I enrol during a term?

Students are welcome to enrol part way through a term, however we do cut off enrolments in term 3 due to concert preparations.

 

Do you offer assessments?

Students are able to participate in either Australian Dance Vision (ADV) Tap Assessments and/or Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) Ballet and Jazz Assessments. Assessments are not compulsory.

 

Is there an annual concert?

We run a Mini and Senior concert for all students in Ready Set Dance classes and above.

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