Covid 19 Update:
Classes are Resuming at 'The Studio' as of 9th November 2020.
Following the much anticipated announcements by the Victorian Government, we are thrilled to be allowed to return to our ' In studio' classes.
Darebin School of Dance is a fully 'Stand Alone' studio with no other tenants using our premises.
We have a very comprehensive Covid Safety Plan written out and fully operational.
We are totally confident that because of this we can continue to provide an extremely safe, happy and relaxed environment for our students to return to so that they can continue to enjoy their dancing, and reconnect with everyone in person.
All health and safety regulations are in place as well as cleaning and sanitising protocols.
Due to regulations regarding density limits on class sizes and the number of people in the venue at any one time we have altered our timetable for the remainder of 2020 as below.
Classes will continue for a block of 5 weeks, and then intimate class presentations will finish off a very different year. It has been one of resilience, taking responsibility, adaptation, patience and overcoming challenges. Lets celebrate all of our achievements and courage. Lets all be very very proud.
Temporary Term 4 Back to Studio Timetable.
Monday 6.00 till 7.00 Senior Lyrical and Contemporary
7.00 till 8.00 Pre Senior/ Senior Ballet and Pointe
Tuesday 5.15 till 6.15 Grade 4/ Inter Ballet
6.30 till 8.00 Advanced Open Ballet
Wednesday 6.30 till 7.30 Pre Sen/ Senior Ballet and Pointe
7.30 till 8.30 Pre Sen/Senior Lyrical and Contemporary
Thursday 5.00 till 5.45 Jun/Inter Hip Hop
6.00 till 7.30 Senior Jazz
7.30 till 9.00 Senior Tap
Saturday 9.00 till 9.45 Pre School Dance
10.00 till 11.00 Junior Ballet
11.00 till 11.30 Junior Tap
11.30 till 12.00 Junior Jazz
12.00 till 1.00 Interm Ballet
1.00 till 1.45 Interm Tap
1.45 till 2.30 Interm Jazz
2.30 till 3.15 Pre Sen/Sen Tap
3.15 till 4.00 Pre Sen/Sen Jazz
4.00 till 5.30 Senior Ballet.
First Update as of March 23rd 2020.
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, our School has temporarily had to close its doors as of March 23rd 2020 and cease all dance classes in the studio.
However we are continuing to engage our students, keep them all connected with each other, and nurture their passion for dance and expression via the mediums of 'On Line Video' classes and 'ZOOM' sessions each week.
We are also sending out regular emails and messages via our facebook page to keep everyone informed.
Our Dance Crosswords and Questionnaires have been a wonderful way for the students to catch up on their theory. Our varied classes, which include Floor Barres, Strengthening and Conditioning, Pre- pointe Work, Stretching, and just good old Technique classes, have given everyone at home the chance to exercise both the mind and bodies, move to the music, and just feel good about themselves in this very stressful and uncertain time for us all.
Once we do return to the studio we will be implementing all the necessary health and safety procedures as set out by the Health Department to make our studio a very safe and happy place for all our students and teachers to work in. We will be able to enjoy the exhilaration of dance and the freedom and space to move again.
If you would like to participate in one of our many classes then please contact us through the link on the contacts page and we will send you the relevant video links.
Latest Update as at 18th October 2020.
Term 4 2020 has started with our adjusted ZOOM Timetable for a block of 5 weeks, at the time of writing.
It is our hope that face to face classes will be able to resume sometime in November.
At present we are choreographing items in our zoom classes that we hope to be able to perform in small intimate settings later in December. This is giving the students a goal to aim towards, and will give them the opportunity to finish off their 2020 year with a sense of accomplishment, and pride in themselves for their commitment, participation, and achievement via the online learning platforms.
Depending on restrictions our 2021 classes will resume as soon as possible, and we will hold our January Holiday seminar to get the new year off and running.
All Exams in 2020 have been postponed until 2021 along with all performances, dance camps, competitions and seminars.
Thankyou to everyone for supporting us through these times and helping us to keep everyone connected and motivated. We so look forward to getting back together soon and enjoying the passion of dance and movement, renewing our friendships face to face, and making more wonderful memories together for many years to come.
ORIGINAL 2020 DETAILS:
ENROLMENT WEEK. Tuesday 28th January to Saturday 1st February 2020.
During Class Times.
At the Studio, 8/72 Chifley Drive, Preston.
Classes Resume as of Tuesday 28th January 2020.
TERM DATES 2020
Term 1: Tue 28.01.2020 to Sat 28.03.2020
Term 2: Tue 14.04.2020 to Sat 27.06.2020
Term 3: Mon 13.07.2020 to Sat 19.09.2020
Term 4: Mon 05.10.2020 to Sat 28.11.2020
ANNUAL CONCERT 2020 - Now Cancelled due to Coronavirus.
Sunday 15th November 2020 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 2020 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 check the Noticeboard and our Facebook Page for regular updates and 2020 details.