Once you have joined the Torquay Dance Academy family, you’ll get to know how our dance studio works and how to be an active part. Please follow us on Facebook (if you are a member) to enjoy updates and photos of the students progress. Here are some tips.
TERM 1 DATES
TERM 1 COMMENCES: Monday 4th February
TERM 1 CONCLUDES: Saturday 6th April
Labour Day classes run: Monday 11th March
TERM 2 DATES
TERM 2 COMMENCES: Tuesday 23rd April
TERM 2 CONCLUDES: Saturday 29th June
Anzac Day classes run: Thursday 25th April
Queens Birthday classes run: Monday 10th June
Mid-year Soiree: Monday 24th June- Saturday 29th June (During regular class time)
TERM 3 DATES
TERM 3 COMMENCES: Monday 15th July
TERM 3 CONCLUDES: Saturday 21st September
TERM 4 DATES
TERM 4 COMMENCES: Monday 7th October
TERM 4 CONCLUDES: Saturday 30th November (TDA) OR Saturday 7th December (Tinkerballerinas)
Melbourne Cup Day classes run: Tuesday 5th November
Senior Rehearsal: Saturday 2nd & 16th November
Full Dress Rehearsal: Saturday 9th November
Stage Rehearsal: Wednesday 20th November from 11am
GPAC Performances: Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st November
Tinkerballerinas Concert: Saturday 7th December
Concert photos will be ready late January. The photographer has finished editing a few thousand photos and they will now be uploaded online to make it easier for you to choose them in your own time.
If you have not picked your Concert DVD up yet, you can do so at class this term. We have ordered a few extra copies of each performance in case anyone forgot to order one.
GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION
REGISTRATION AND UNIFORMS
Uniforms are available through the dance school and we ask you purchase these once your dancer joins the class. Our uniforms are made specifically for the school and have certain colors and cut for the different age groups as they become more senior. Shoes, tights and senior uniforms can be purchased from Geelong Dance Supply (Little Malop Street, Geelong). For our TInkerballerinas and tough boys dance there is a once off registration fee which will also cover a uniform. This is payable at the beginning of your second class. Please complete the online Registration Form before your trial class.
Please ensure your dancer is in their correct uniform each week. Each class has a set uniform and it builds morale and discipline to wear it. When doing a trial class, please wear something the dancer is comfortable in.
For ease of movement and for the teachers to be able to correct alignment all girls need to have their hair in a ponytail for Jazz/Hip Hop and Tap and for all other classes a ballet bun for Ballet, pinned up braids or an equivalent for shorter hair. These are easiest achieved by first putting the hair in a ponytail, then wrapping hair around and pinning it with bobby pins. If you're new at this "YouTube" ;)
School Age classes will start on time so dancers are advised to arrive five minutes early so they are ready to enter the class on time. Parents are asked to wait outside for the duration of the class or return within the hour. We will have an open day throughout the year where parents and families are invited in to watch the class
Adult & Senior Dancers are asked to arrive 5-10 minutes before class time commences so we can have an on-time commencement of class. Hair is to be pulled off the face where possible as this makes it easier for the dancer to perform certain moves like pirouettes (turns).
Fees are paid the first week of each term. Please speak with Kim if you require a payment plan.
There are two different ways to pay your fees. Torquay Dance Academy was created by Kim Fraser and her business “Twenty Two Tutus” and is written as “2222z”. You will see this name in the payment options. You can also pay directly to your teacher. Please carefully name the envelope with your dancers' name, class and the amount inside the envelope.
If you’d like to directly deposit fees into our bank account, the details are to follow. Please make sure you put the dancers first AND last name on the “DESCRIPTION” line so that we know which dancer the fees are covering.
Account Name: 2222z
BSB: 063 860
Account #: 10293470
Description: JaneDoeWed9.40 (eg. only)
If your Under 5s misses a class due to holidays or sickness, they are welcome to join another class on another day and at another venue if space is available. Please confirm the alternate class with us. No refunds are given for missed classes.
Please do not post photos of children other than your own on Facebook or the internet without the permission of the other child’s parent.
Please turn all mobile phones to silent for the duration of class time. Please do not take calls during class time or take the call outside. Please keep talking to one another to a minimum so as to maintain the focus of the class.
BRING A FRIEND
If you have friends who would like to try a class, please let me know so we can try to get them to trial the same class together if space permits.
At the request of parents, new classes are being made available each Term. If there is a dance class or an age group that you’d like us to cater for please let us know.
Looking forward to a wonderful time of dance with you and your family.