about us

New Enrolments

  • We love meeting new students.
  • We accept enrolments until the beginning of Term 3
  • We limit class sizes.
  • In classes with vacancies new students are entitled to one free trial class (up to one hour).
  • Fees are calculated pro-rata from a new student's first class.

 

Open Days

  • Only last weeks of Term 1 & 2
  • Family and friends are invited to come along and watch us in action.

Performances

  • Dancentre provides students with as many dance performance opportunities as possible. As well as our end of year concert, we love to participate in community events, charity performances and competitions. Some performances involve the whole school, others just selected groups. We leap at opportunities to dance as they arise throughout the year.

Costumes

  • Most Dancentre performances are costumed. A costume deposit is due at the start of term 3. This enables us to get costumes underway in plenty of time for the end of year concert.

Assessments

  • Dancentre students can be assessed in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap.

  • Assessments are held in Term 3 at our studios. Teachers will advise which students are ready for assessments.
  • Regular attendance for at least 15 weeks for Levels 1 - 3 and 20 weeks for Levels 4 - 8, plus extra practice at home are essentials.
  • Assessments are not compulsory.

Competitions

  • There are a series of dance competitions and eisteddfods held in Victoria every year. The competition season usually commences in June.
  • Dancentre students wishing to enter dance competitions need to take up classical ballet training for at least two years prior to preparing for a competition in any style. Students can be prepared for competitions in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Demi-Character and/or Lyrical/Contemporary. Competitors can perform a solo, duo, trio or troupe. Private lessons, small group lessons or troupe classes can be arranged at the start of each year to prepare for dance competitions. Each competition dance requires a separate costume.
  • Southern Federation of Dance has an annual Choreographic Competition in October. Make up your own dance! This is a fantastic introduction to competitions because the costumes can be basic and the students are judged on their composition skills rather than their technical ability. Dances can be in any style and may be a solo, duo, trio or troupe. Please contact the office for further information.