THE HUNTER VALLEY DANCE CENTRE 2019 INFORMATION
We are currently registered for The Active Kids Rebate and The Creative Kids Rebate.
Term 1: Monday 4th February - Saturday 13th April.
Term 2: Monday 29th April - Saturday 6th July.
Term 3: Monday 22nd July - Saturday 28th September.
Term 4: Monday 14th October -Thursday 5th December.
Polish Hall, 6 Grant St, Maitland (at the rear of the Maitland Town Hall).
Largs School of Arts, Largs Ave Largs (opposite the Hotel).
Linuwel School Hall, 133 Morpeth Rd East Maitland.
Catholic Hall, Corner of George St & James St Morpeth
A second Early Childhood class will commence on Saturday morning at Linuwel, as will a Beginner Jazz for 4 - 6 yr olds. Some children may wish to do the Beginner Jazz as well as the Saturday Pre primary. If they do so, there will be a 5 minute break between classes.
There is also a Junior Jazz Level 1 on Tuesdays 3.45 - 4.30.
Adult Ballet will be held on Tuesday evenings 6.30 - 7.30. The level will be determined by the participants.
Dance and Movement for over 55 is a new Dance and Movement class designed for health and wellbeing, incorporating the grace of ballet, the fun of Broadway Jazz and gentle seated stretching. It will be held on Tuesday mornings at Largs 11.15 - 12.15. Special price for pensioners will be $12 per class.
Dance For Parkinson’s is a specialised dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease, which Mikola Lee and I run together on Friday at the Catholic Church Hall in Morpeth.
CONCERT & DRESS REHEARSAL:
The concert will be held on SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH, 2019 We will once again be at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.
All students are eligible to take part in the annual concert, but must attend classes regularly throughout the year and be committed to attend the compulsory Dress Rehearsal and any extra rehearsals at the end of the year.
COSTUME HIRE remains at $35 for 1st costume and $20 for subsequent ones and is payable at the beginning of Term 3.
Classes are subject to change depending on numbers.
Attendance needs to be punctual and regular.
A water bottle needs to brought to each class.
Parents of new students or anxious students may watch the class, but I encourage you to wait in the kitchen area or outside on the verandah (at Linuwel) to allow for better concentration and to build confidence in the children. Siblings need to be supervised.
If students are discontinuing classes or will be absent for more than two weeks, please advise your class teacher.
PRIVATE LESSONS can be arranged on a weekly/ fortnightly or occasional basis. Homeschooled children can arrange a suitable time that is not currently in the timetable.
BALLET EXAMS will be held in Maitland this year.
Students who wish to take the ballet exam in 2019 are strongly encouraged to attend more than one ballet class per week.
The Grade 6 students who may be starting Pointe work this year will find it essential.
Any student (Grade 2 & over) who wishes to take a second ballet class is encouraged to do so, as their strength and technique will benefit.
As all the exam work requires a foundation and knowledge of the previous grade, the student should also attend the lower grade as their second class or alternatively, arrange for a private 1/2 hour class: - Monday or Tuesday 3-4 or Saturday 9 - 10. Some students may also try the class above their own level (check with me first).
UNIFORM needs to be worn to class with hair neat and tidy in a bun.
Uniform is available at FLIGHT DANCE STORE in GEORGE ST MAITLAND (opposite The Windsor Hotel).
OPEN DAY will be held during the last week of terms 1, 2 and 3 when parents may watch a class in progress.
SAFETY: Parents need to ensure their child is picked up from the hall, not in car parks or on the street. Siblings need to be supervised in and around the halls..
FEES remain the same and are set out below & are payable at the beginning of each term and include GST. A 10% discount is available for siblings for term fees only (not admin fee). Payment in instalments is welcome.
I am also a member of LETS which is a local cashless trading system. It is a broad barter system and students may pay in this manner also. Although admin & concert expenses are usually done with $. If you are interested in this please check it out online at Hunter LETS. Also some parents may barter directly.
ANNUAL ADMIN/ENROLMENT FEE remains at $40 per calendar year per student and is charged when the student commences classes to cover the cost of insurance and licences.