It is 2021 and we are ready to get back into our studio and get dancing again for a long time, we hope.
2020 was a year that has made us stronger, resilient, adaptable, caring, understanding and patient. And also very thankful for the sacrifices that everyone has made to keep us all safe here in Victoria and Australia.
We all learnt some new skills via technology and adapted well to Zoom and You tube lessons.
Darebin School of Dance will continue to provide a safe environment for everyone by adhering to our Covid 19 plan and all the health and safety protocols that we have put in place since reopening on November 9th last year. We know that things are still uncertain but 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 30th January to Saturday 6th February 2021.
During Class Times.
At the Studio, 8/72 Chifley Drive, Preston.
Classes Resume as of Saturday 30th January 2021 with our 'COME AND TRY DAY'.
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 day, and our first week back.
TERM DATES 2021
Term 1: Sat 30.01.2021 to Thurs 01.04.2021
Term 2: Mon 19.04.2021 to Sat 26.06.2021
Term 3: Mon 12.07.2021 to Sat 18.09.2021
Term 4: Mon 04.10.2021 to Sat 04.12.2021
ANNUAL CONCERT 2021 - Sunday 14th November 2021 at the New 'Viewbank College Performing Arts Centre'
1 Warren Road, Rosanna.
Matinee at 1.30 and Twilight Performance at 6.30.
All students are involved in both performances.
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 2021 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 2021 details.