It is 2023 and we are ready to get back into our studio and get dancing again.
2022 was a very positive year after two years of lockdowns and challenges.
We held our postponed 2021 Concert in June at the marvellous Thornbury Theatre, where we performed the ballet Coppelia as well as a Second Act full of variety items that had been mostly learnt via zoom.
It was exhilarating for students teachers and the audience to finally be able to perform again.
The year finished in December with our very successful 2022 Concert, 'Cinderella' and a programme of 'Dances to the Seasons' at the Viewbank College Performing Arts Theatre.
Almost all of our students sat their RAD Ballet Exams in August and then their SDA Tap Exams in October.
Our senior students also performed three items in the State Dance Association Showcase Spectacular in September and two of our Seniors performed in their Solo Tap Exam.
We are very proud of all our students and their individual achievements in these past few years under very difficult circumstances. Whether it was sitting an exam, or just walking onto a stage for the very first time, or skipping around the room without holding mums hand, well done to each and every one of them.
Darebin School of Dance will continue to provide a safe environment for everyone and continue to follow our health and safety protocols that we have put in place as per Victorian Health guidelines.
We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children, young people and teachers at the Darebin School of Dance and endorse the Child Safety Commitment to keep all young people and teachers safe from abuse and neglect. We will continue to provide a nurturing, friendly and relaxed environment so that we can all experience the very best of our dance journeys.
We will continue to keep you all informed and updated via our emails, Facebook and Instagram pages.
ENROLMENT WEEK. Saturday 28th January to Saturday 4th February 2023.
During Class Times.
At the Studio, 8/72 Chifley Drive, Preston.
Classes Resume as of Saturday 28th January 2023 with our 'COME AND TRY WEEK'.
All Existing students are invited to come and try any classes that they might like to join this year.
New students are invited to come along and have free no obligation trial classes during this week.
TERM DATES 2023
Term 1: Sat 28.01.2023 to Thur 06.04.2023
Term 2: Mon 24.04.2023 to Sat 24.06.2023
Term 3: Mon 10.07.2023 to Sat 16.09.2023
Term 4: Mon 02.10.2023 to Sat 02.12.2023
ANNUAL CONCERT 2023 - Sunday 19th November 2023 at the New 'Viewbank College Performing Arts Centre'
1 Warren Road, Rosanna.
Performance at 6.00pm.
All students are involved in this performance.
RAD BALLET EXAMS. These are held early in Term 3 and all students intending to sit a full exam are required to attend at least two ballet classes per week and attend the holiday seminar in the second week of the July school holidays. For those that do not wish to participate in the full exam, the RAD also offer the Class Award Presentation which still offers the individual student the opportunity to participate in the Examination experience, whilst working towards their full potential in a positive and encouraging environment.
Fees for RAD Exams and Costs for Pianist will be advised prior to participation.
Exam date for 2023 is TBA.
SDA TAP AND JAZZ EXAMS. These are also held late in Term 2 or early Term 3
This year our Exam Day is TBA.
Solo Presentation Exams are held at the end of July and private lessons throughout term 1 and 2 will be offered to those that are eligible.
This SDA Presentation Day is a highlight of the State Dance Association year where eligible students from all SDA schools are invited to perform their solos. The day culminates in a Gala Evening of items performed by many schools who are members of the SDA. This is a wonderful day for our students who participate, a chance to meet new friends, and mix with other dancers in a friendly non competitive atmosphere.
We offer tuition for solo and group competition works, as well as for exam preparations. Private lessons can be booked at any time.
Our Fee Structure is available upon request.
An annual Enrolment fee of $30 per student is charged in Term 1. This levy covers the costs associated with Insurance, Music Copyrights and Administration.
A Costume Hire Fee of $40 per Costume ( varies according to costume requirements) is charged in Term 3 to cover the provision of each costume for your child. All costumes are supplied and remain the property of the school. Damage or loss will incur a replacement fee.
Please see our Information Leaflet for detailed Uniform requirements.
All items are available from Energetiks in Ivanhoe, or Blochs Ballet Stores in Doncaster and Southbank.
Ballet: Pink Ballet shoes, Pink Ballet Tights. Leotard up to Grade 2 Pink, Grade 3-5 Burgundy. Seniors TBA.
Tap: Black Tap Shoes, Flesh Stockings, Black Sleeveless Leotard.
Jazz: Black Jazz Shoes, Black Leggings, Jazz pants or Shorts, Any Leotard or top.
Boys Uniform: Ballet, White Ballet Shoes, White Socks, Blue Tights or Shorts, White T Shirt.
Please Note that we have an extensive range of 'Second Hand Stock' available for purchase and will be having this available during our Enrolment/Come and Try Week, as well as throughout the year. Please ask before class if you wish to purchase any items.
Please check the Noticeboard and our Facebook Page for regular updates and 2023 details.