Q. What classes do you offer?
We have quite a variety (for all ages). Check out a description of classes on our classes page under the join us Tab.
Q. When are your classes held?
A. Monday to Saturdays during school terms. You can see our current timetable on the classes page.
Q. Can I just come and try a class?
You will need to register online we will then contact you to discuss class options with you.
Q. How do I enrol?
A. Simply go to the Join us tab at the top of our website and register online. Then we will send you an enrolment pack and request a $15 deposit. Note: this will be delayed when we are closed (Our office will re-open January 18th).
Q. Can I watch class?
A. We have a TV monitor on the outside of our studios so that parents can see what their children are doing in class. We like to tell our students they are all television stars!! Parents will be invited in to watch the end of classes in terms 1 & 2
Q. What do dancers wear to their first class?
We are happy for dancers to be out of uniform for the first few classes.
Leggings and tshirt with bare feet are fine. Hair must
always be tied back neatly. Please note that Jiffies are never accepted as footwear as they are too slippery and dangerous.
Q. Where do I buy uniform?
A. Energetiks dance wear in Buckley street Essendon
Q. What do I need?
A. Uniform requirements listed in the extra's section under the Join us tab and our Classique Handbook which is emailed on enrolment.
Q. Do dancers need their hair in a bun?
A. Ballet students need a pinned ballet bun every week, other classes must have their hair tied up off their face. If your students hair is very long please make sure it is not going to fling into their eyes. We can show you how to achieve a nice flat bun as required. An elastic around a twist is not acceptable.
Q. Do you sell secondhand items?
A. Parents sell dance wear between themselves. We have a notice board at the dance studio and ask parents to email any items they wish to sell for a group email.
Q. Do we have to participate in the concert?
A. Our concert is optional, just advise us if you would prefer not to be involved. 99% of dancers perform and absolutely love their chance to shine on the stage!
Q. When is the concert?
A. Late November or early December.
Q. Do we have to make costumes?
No we purchase or make costumes for the dancers for the concert at a cost of between $ 60.00 each.
We charge a concert fee each term, this fees covers all costumes and accsessories, a DVD of the concert, a concert Tee shirt and all rehearsals including a full day with BBQ.
Q. Do I have to start at the start of term?
A. No, its best to get started asap. We can work out pro rata fees if you start mid term.
Q. Will my child be in a class with her friends?
A. If possible , however it is more important that your child is in a class appropriate to his/her skill level. We always want your child to be in the level where he or she will have the best learning experience and not lose confidence.
Q. How long is a term?
A. Terms vary between 8-11 weeks, but as term fees are averaged out over the year fees remain the same each term.
Q. Do I need to let you know if my child is absent.
A. Absolutely. We appreciate an SMS explaining the absence so we know what's going on. If we don't hear, we may think the child has lost interest. Class attendance is important so the dancer doesn't fall behind.