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Q. How do I enroll?
A. Find your preferred class on our timetable page, select register, fill out our easy to follow online registration form and the spot is yours!
Q. Can I trial a class before committing for the term?
A. Our monthly membership option gives you the flexibility of trailing up to 4 classes (what's left of the month) without committing to a term up front. We believe in teaching children about commitment and have found 1 class is not a realistic indication of whether or not they will enjoy themselves considering a new environment, teacher and other children in the class. The stresses involved in trying a new activity can be huge, give your child the opportunity to succeed by returning a few weeks in a row and you will find they become more comfortable with the environment and more importantly themselves.
Q. What are the fees?
A. We think it's nice to know what you are signing up for, that's why we offer all inclusive fees. You can choose to pay monthly or quarterly and the price will always be the same. Your fees include enrolment, classes, events, rehearsals, costumes, practice music and a copy of the performance. The only thing that's not included is your concert tickets.
30 min class monthly $43 (no production)
45 min class $67 monthly
1 hour class $78 monthly
1.5 hour class $95 monthly
Q. How do I pay my fees?
A. We offer hassle fee automated payments, once we receive your enrolment online we will charge your nominated account what's left of the month/quarter and then on the 1st of the month thereafter. All you need to do is come to class! If for any reason you do not want to continue, write to us prior to the 28th of the month and we will cancel your enrolment.
Q. Do you offer discounts for families?
A. Yes. Any family (living in the same house) with more than 1 student enrolled at Awesome Dancer will receive a 10% discount for fees paid quarterly for the second and any additional child thereafter.
Q. What style of dance does Awesome Dancer offer?
A. A mixed bag! We incorporate styles including Hip-hop, Jazz, Modern ballet and Contemporary in each of our classes. This way students are exposed to a diverse range of music and movement, challenging their physicality and creativity without having to enroll in multiple classes per week. If you would like some more technique we also offer a classical ballet classes which can be taken by themselves or with another class.
Q. What's the difference between your Tots and Little ones classes?
A. Our Tots class is aimed at 2 & 3 year olds. It's a 30 minute lesson and is a movement to music class, parents are invited to stay and welcome to participate. Tots will not participate in the concert. Our Little ones class is for 3-5 year olds and is more of an introduction to dance, introducing some dance techniques. Parents are asked to leave their dancer to ensure the best connection between student and teacher. Little ones are invited to perform in our end of year performance.
Q. I haven’t danced before, does that matter?
A. No. All classes and levels at Awesome Dancer require no dance experience, that’s what we’re here for!
Q. What should I wear to my first class?
A. Some comfy clothes that are easy to move around and stretch in for example leggings and a t-shirt. All classes can be trialed in bare feet.
Q. I am a boy, are there other boys?
A. Yes. Boys are not only welcome but are encouraged to try our classes. Most classes at Awesome Dancer currently have other boys enrolled. Please call us to find out more.
Q. How many students will be in my class?
A. Tots classes have a student teacher ratio of 10:1, Little ones 12:1 and Kiddies, Youngster, Tweens and Teens classes have a 16:1 ratio. These limits have been set to ensure every student receives the adequate attention they require and deserve.
Q. Is there a uniform and where do I get it?
A. Yes. We aim to keep our uniform very simple and affordable. Kiddies, Youngster, Tweens and Teens will need to supply some black pants, shorts, or leggings and a pair of jazz shoes. Uniform tops can be purchased after enrolment and are only $15. Our ballet uniform is a green leotard and black skirt with ballet shoes. Tots and Little ones may wear a leotard and skirt or if they prefer leggings and a t-shirt and a pair of ballet shoes.
Q. Do you have a concert and do I have to participate?
A. Yes we do have a concert held in early December. All Awesome Dancers are welcome and encouraged to participate in the end of year performance but there is no pressure. If for any reason your child does not wish to participate they will still be able to attend regular classes.
Q. Will I need to make/buy costumes for the performance?
A. No. All your costumes will be supplied for you as part of your all inclusive fees. Costumes are for hire because what would you do with them afterwards otherwise. We offer a professional standard concert without the high price tag.
Q. Does Awesome Dancer participate in competitions or examinations?
A. No. Awesome Dancer opened its doors to offer a school where students can come and learn how to dance for enjoyment. We believe our positive teaching styles and class structure will get the most out of the students without having the added pressure that comes with exams and competitions.