Information Pack

Welcome to DanceEd Performing Arts (DPA)

Hello and welcome to our little dance studio. My name is Eden, I am the director and owner of DanceEd Performing Arts. We aren’t the largest studio in the Southern Highlands but we are the best, and the most AFFORDABLE! We strive to have our dancers enjoy the wonderful art of dance and preformance, through self expression and a general love of all things around this wonderful Art. We ensure all our moves are age appropriate particularly with our younger students. We encourage them to have the freedom of self expression in an age appropriate environment. Dance is very personal, there is something so very special about a young dancers journey, we can’t wait to take that journey with your child. We will be with you every single step of the way, providing you with both guidance and support for you and your young dancer.

Our Classes

At DanceEd Performing Arts we provide a wide range of classes of a variety of Genre types:
Jazz: If you’re looking for a fun way to help increase and develop your little persons self-esteem, improve physicality, and develop their cognitive skills, Jazz lessons are a great place to start. At DanceEd PA, we will teach your child how to dance and encourage their own self expression thorough this Genre. We will nurture your child’s social and emotional development increasing their maturity, so they can do well in other areas of their life. Our studio inspires creativity and our teachers will motivate your child to dance with passion, creativity, and excitement.

Ballet: Here, your child will discover proper posture and discipline while being taught the basics and fundamentals of dance through ballet. We will take the time to teach your children skills needed to help them grow and dance to the best of their abilities.

Contemporary: A beautifully self expressive style of dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Lyrical:  A very similarstyle to Contemporary but is generally is more Ballet based. A beautiful style, often used to “tell a story” through dance.

Hip-Hop: This Genre is literally so much fun! It branched off from the funk and disco music which was most popular during the ‘70s. The dance culture of hip hop has no set rules and no set movements that need to be followed in order for it to qualify as hip hop; this is what makes it so much fun, and a natural stress reliever. Ironically, it can help your child improve their concentration skills even further, a trait that could benefit their education. Hip hop dance lessons are exciting to learn, allowing your little dancer to stay both mentally and physically active.

Acro:  The beautiful fusion of classic dance techniques with the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Your child will learn acrobatic “tricks” incorporating stretching, cartwheels, tumbling, and flipping.

Troupe: Our troupe classes are for our more advanced dancers who show passion, drive and a love for performing. This range of classes is via invitation only, however we encourage you to ask the question, if you feel your child may be ready. The dancers will learn routines quickly to compete throughout the year at various dance competitions. Our goal is for the children within troupe to experience performing and to enjoy themselves up on the stage. Winning a competition comes as a bonus! For more information on our troupes please refer to the troupe tab.

Uniform

At DPA we are all about the children expressing themselves and their own individual style. We are happy for the children to wear whatever they please, as long as it does not interfere with their dancing.
However, we have a variety of t-shirts, bootie shorts, shorts tights and jackets available for purchase. We have some new and exciting merchandise on its way, but due to Covid, its being delayed. We will notify everyone once it is available to purchase.

Dance Shoe Requirements:

Jazz: Black soft jazz shoe (for performance) or bare feet for class
HipHop: Any sneakers
Lyrical and contemporary: Bare feet, Jazz shoes or foot thongs.
Ballet: Pink leather full sole ballet shoe (for performance) Or bare feet for class

Fees 

Yes we are the most affordable! And there are no hidden fees.
Tiny/Mini Ballet, Jazz & Hip hop
$12.00 for one class
$20 for two classes

Primary/Intermediate/Open classes
$15 for one class
$25 for two classes
$35 for three classes
$50 for UNLIMITED CLASSES plus Troupe

Private Classes
$20

Costume Hire Levy (Per Term)
$25 per child per term
Troupe will incur and additional $25 per term
Private classes will be discussed between Miss Eden and the parent.
Costumes are hired and are the property of DanceEd Performing Arts Studio. Any costumes not returned at the end of the showcase will incur a fee of $50 to help cover the cost of replacing. Costumes are often very expensive, costing in excess of $80.

Examples Per 10 Week Term!
Sally LOVES her dance and does a Private class plus Troupe classes
Troupe $50 x 10 weeks
Private $20 x 10 weeks
Costume Levy $25 per term
Troupe Levy $25 Per term
Total Payable $750

Max is 5 and does Two Mini classes
Two classes $20 x 10 weeks
Costume Levy $25
Total Payable $225

NB. with the exception of Term 4, which will be an additional $40 for Showcase expenses.

Invoicing

Invoices are issued in the 2nd week of each Term, the balance due by the end of the 4th week of each Term, (unless you have opted for the payment plan option). DanceEd Performing Arts reserves the right to implement a late fee of 20% of the total amount outstanding and suspend any un-financial parties until full payment is made.

*If you are having trouble in making full payment. Please contact our admin staff at eden@danceedpa.com.au to discuss further.

At DPA we are happy to take cash payments directly to the student’s teacher, provided it is labelled clearly in a sealed envelope. If confirmation of cash payment has not been made within 48 hours. Please contact us immediately to clarify payment has been received. We do prefer payment as an online bank transfer. Account information is found at the bottom of your invoice. Please email receipt of payment to eden@danceedpa.com.au.
All enrolled classes must be paid for, whether your child attends or is absent.

Changes to enrolment

Students may choose to change or “swap” classes during Term One and Two, however we advise that students don’t drop the number of classes they attend mid-term ie. After week 5,  as we do not offer refunds or adjust monthly invoices for “change of mind”.

Refund policy

DPA will not provide a refund, with the exception that a class is cancelled (this is unlikely to happen but may from time to time in the event of a sick teacher and a suitable substitute cannot be found.)
We do not refund for any cancelled troupe classes, as the troupe membership fee is not based on the exact number of classes the student gets per week, but rather the overall commitment, training and experiences provided by our teachers.

We do provide a refund if an invoice is miscalculated but do not provide refunds in the event that a parent has not informed the studio of changes to their child’s classes. *confirmation of changed classes need to be receipted by DPA in writing to confirm a refund. So please make sure you receive written confirmation of your changes.

If a child has sustained an injury that prevents them from dancing for more than 2 weeks and a medical certificate is supplied, a credit will be issued on the following monthly invoice.
The costume levy is 100% non refundable as we work all year round to source, make and provide costumes to our DPA kids for the end of year showcase.

Costumes

We understand that dancing can be very costly. So we try keep expenses as low as possible to encourage students to enjoy dance without the financial stresses being off loaded onto parents. We have come up with a custom department to help you out. The Termly costume levy provides each performer with a costume in each dance they will perform at their end of year Showcase. (generally two dances per class) We will supply your child/ren with their costumes in the week prior to the Showcase. Our only request is you return them in good order at the completion of the Showcase. Please do not take any costumes home after the showcase, unless under the direct permission of Eden. (Obviously you can take any costumes you have purchased in full). All costs go to the expense of purchasing, laundering and repairing costumes.

Concert Pack

This will include a one off payment invoiced in Term 4, the amount of $40 and will cover the cost associated with venue hire, performers medal and finale t-shirt.