Junior concert, Sunday 22nd October @ John Curtin Performing Arts Centre, 90 Ellen Street Fremantle.

Concert 11am : 60’s rock & roll

  • Mon 3.45 CJC (Gab)
  • Wed 4.15 CJC (Julie)
  • Sat 9.30 CD-Exp (Lauren)
  • Sat 10am CJC (Lauren)
  • Mon 3.45 JHH (Julie)
  • Wed 3.45 CB Grade 2 (Gab)
  • Tues 3.45 CB Grade 1 (Gab)
  • Sat 9.45 JHH (Alex)
  • Senior Tap & All PGs

Concert 3pm : Top hat & tails

  • Wed 5pm Tap (Julie)
  • Thurs 4.30 CB Grade 3 (Lisa)
  • Tues 3.45 JHH (Lisa)
  • Wed 4.45 CB Grade 4 (Gab)
  • Sat 11.45 Contemp (Lisa)
  • Sat 10.45 JHH (Lisa)
  • Thurs 3.45 CB Primary (Gab)
  • Mon 4.30 Contemporary (Julie)
  • Senior Tap & All PGs

 

 

 

General Newsletter Dance Central

15 September, 2017.

Dear Parents & Children,

 SPRING HAS SPRUNG.

 It’s lovely to enjoy the fresh spring days again and we are all bursting at the seams in anticipation of our Junior dance concert. Themes include, Top Hat and Tails and Rock and Roll items, including Grease. Please keep good attendance, as the lessons count down !

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BALLET EXAM ENTRANTS

It was a busy time with four full days of ballet exams in August. Marilyn Jones OBE was the National Examiner.

Our students were very well prepared, which was reflected in their results. Thank you to our very committed teachers for all their diligent teaching. Thanks so much to the Parents who helped us cater for all of the examiners meals and coffee runs.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER :

  • TERM 3 classes conclude

 FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER. No dance classes Saturday 23 September.

   TERM 4 COMMENCES SATURDAY 7 October.

(Before school commences).

Very important that every junior performer is in attendance as there will be just one more practise before they are onstage.

  • Junior concert Full Dress Rehearsal

Saturday 21 October @ John Curtin

  • Junior concert performances

Sunday 22 October @ 11am and 3pm

 @ John Curtin, 90 Ellen St Fremantle.

JUNIOR CONCERT PARTICIPANTS

Please check your comprehensive concert newsletter; all of this info is available on our website, under newsletters.

Costume levies are now due and it’s a good idea to gather your personal costume requirements, ie tights, underwear etc.

Compulsorary Full Dress Rrehearsal

Saturday 21st October @ John Curtin Performing Arts Centre, Fremantle.

Timetable to follow

JUNIOR CONCERTS

Sunday 22 October @ 11am and 3pm.

Venue : As above

Tickets available from September 20 from 7am via trybookings website. Or use the following links on our home page

www.dance-central.net

https://www.trybooking.com/SCWE 
or 
https://www.trybooking.com/318296

 HELP AT THE CONCERT

 If you think your child would benefit from having you there backstage, PLEASE feel free to volunteer. THERE ARE MANY CLASSES STILL SHORT OF HELPERS.

Or please let us know if you or a trusted friend or relative can help so as you can sit and relax and watch the show.

TRANSPORTING COSTUMES- PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP. We need the costume boxes to be taken to and from the theatre.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE

If you have any lovely big sisters or good friends or relatives who need to fulfil their Community hours for secondary schooling, please let us know. It is a very rewarding experience to be involved in the dance concert, helping the children backstage or in the canteen. We would love to hear from you.

ENROLMENTS FOR 2018 CLASSES

It is highly recommended you take advantage of the Priority Enrolment System, in term 4 for classes in 2018.

PRIORITY ENROLMENTS for existing students from 2017

  • The Dance Timetable for 2018 will be available from December 1. ALL existing students are required to re-enrol from December 1 – 16, if they wish to secure a place for 2018.

 

  • A $50.00 non refundable deposit is required per class per student. This will be the only way to secure a place for 2018.

 

  • After December 17, all existing vacancies are open to the general public. .

 

We would love to see you on our Re-Enrolment day Saturday 16 December 

9 – 12pm . If you would prefer to engage in discussion about your child’s dance needs we encourage you to please attend on this day and speak with the teachers.

 PRIVATE LESSONS 2018

Bookings are now open for Private lessons for solos/ duos/ trios etc for 2018 comps. Please leave your name at reception and Gabrielle will communicate further.

AUDITIONS FOR DANCE CENTRAL PERFORMANCE GROUPS 2018

 If you are interested in your Child auditioning for our committed P. G. please let reception know a.s.a.p. We will advise you about the audition process. All audition info will be available via our Facebook and Instagram accounts

SOCIAL MEDIA INVOLVEMENT

Please ‘like’ our Facebook  page,

Dance Central North Fremantle, or follow us on Instagram @dancecentralofficial.

We encourage the older students to send in photos & check the pages regularly.

It is delightful to see the studio spirit these outlets have created for our dancers.

In order to viable and continue to trade, we need new students. Unfortunately we have to spend enormous amounts on advertising but it helps tremendously if we can get the word out there via social media. If it can help us keep our outgoings down it will help us keep our prices down, so win win for everyone.

.PARENT WATCHING WEEK

Will commence Monday 4 through to Saturday 9 of December.  Please invite V.I.P. Grand Parents etc.

Separate Performance group newsletter to follow

 EMAILS

We are still minus email information for many families. Please keep us updated.

Kind regards,

GABRIELLE CRONAN

Principal.

PO BOX 307 NORTH FREMANTLE 6159

PHONE : 94305192

www.dance-central.net

 

 

16 August, 2017              Dance Central

 JUNIOR DANCE CONCERT INFO, REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES

@ John Curtin College of the Arts, Ellen Street Fremantle.

 

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October- Term 4.

 We hope everyone is enjoying term 3, which seems to be flying by. Most Junior classes are well an truly into their concert preparation and are looking forward to the performances. Please find more comprehensive information on the pages to follow.

We would like our concert and preparation to run as smoothly as possible and hope to ensure you are well informed. With many children and families involved we would hope you can follow our guide lines, to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and well being, thanks.

All classes in the concert attend the Performance venue on Saturday 21 October for a compulsory full dress rehearsal. The two concerts are on Sunday 22 October at 11am and 3pm. There will be a list of which classes dance in which concert. It is necessary to hold the two concerts, in order to cater for all our students’ families.

As we have several themes in this concert, classes are grouped accordingly. We have done our best to keep as many families together in the same concert but every class dancing has at least 3 scenarios of either siblings to consider in other classes, or the student attends multiple classes (in multiple themes). This list will be available soon.

Performance dates:

       SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER @ 11am.  

(The show will finish approx 1-1.30pm, depending on the audience being seated on time)

     SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER @ 3pm.

(The show will finish approx 5-5.30pm, depending on the audience being seated on time)

 Performance tickets:

Tickets will be on sale as of 20 September. We will issue a reminder beforehand.

We are using www.trybookings.com again to manage our concert tickets. This is an online service where you purchase your tickets independently of Dance Central. The ticket price for Adults is $38.00 and Children $18.00. Students performing do not need a ticket.

Performance costumes:

Costume levies will be issued soon and will be due before September 20. We have already enlisted/paid dress makers, bought massive amounts of fabric and haberdashery etc. for over one thousand pieces of costumes. We have been working around the clock to provide this service.

In order to keep the prices down Gabrielle runs the costume department, designs the costumes, drafts any patterns, does all alterations (no sewing for Parents) and makes many of the costume sets. Unfortunately we do not have a stock like Target who would have a range of 12 sizes in every costume. Therefore a pattern needs to be specifically drafted for many of the students and everyone is catered for individually.

As per out earlier newsletters, students may be asked to either hire a costume or buy it outright. Generally the hire fees vary between $35-$45, depending on how many costume pieces or what outlay there has been to add to an existing costume set etc. I can  spend two to three hours altering just a basic part of the costume, or an entire days work on just one article, hence these hire fees are greatly subsidised.

Purchasing costumes may range between $60 – $90.00 for our recreational classes. Our  Performance Groups who represent us in state competitions pay up to $130.00 a costume.

COMPULSORY FULL DRESS REHEARSAL for all CLASSES.

To be held at John Curtin Performing Arts Centre, Ellen Street, Fremantle on Saturday 21st October from 9am – 8pm. Each class is allocated a 90 minute rehearsal period, for that day which will also include a photo shoot.

 In order to take part in the concert every child must attend the compulsory Full Dress Rehearsal, so that we can create a safe environment for every child. Every dance is individually choreographed where every student has a specific place to stand, run, make different formations, work with partners etc. Without the rehearsal placement on stage, they would not know where to position themselves. It would be a safety risk if they had not rehearsed with their group

 Please bring a drink bottle and healthy snack to the rehearsal. We may have the tuckshop open if we can get enough help.

“FULL DRESS REHEARSAL

A FULL DRESS REHEARSAL means: make-up, hair and costume, EXACTLY as worn in the concert. (NO jewellery, tattoos or nail polish thanks) This prepares the children for the concert, with no unwanted surprises on the day. Please arrive at the rehearsal with hair and make-up already completed if possible, in comfortable clothes preferably a zip up jacket, for easy dressing in and out of. Dance Central tracksuits are designed specifically for this sort of use, so as the hair does not get messed up, pulling jumpers over heads etc.

NO PARENTS OR VISITORS IN THE AUDITORIUM FOR THE REHEARSAL   

OFFICIAL GROUP PHOTOS will be taken of all classes at the Full Dress rehearsal.

 PARENT HELPERS

Please let reception know if you or a trusted friend can help at our concerts

and please leave your contact details/times available etc. with reception Only the specified Parent Helper or designated helper has access back stage with their class, for the rehearsal and concert. There is barely enough room for the performers.

PARENT HELPERS (continued)

So if you think your child would benefit from having you there, PLEASE feel free to volunteer. THERE ARE MANY CLASSES STILL SHORT OF HELPERS.

We first started asking in the January newsletter, so hopefully with 7 months notice we can get the required help. Please let us know if you or a trusted friend or relative can help so as you can sit and relax and watch the show.

TRANSPORTING COSTUMES- PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP. We need the costume boxes to be taken to and from the theatre.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE

If you have any lovely big sisters or good friends or relatives who need to fulfil their

Community hours for secondary schooling, please let us know. It is a very

rewarding experience to be involved in the dance concert helping the children

back stage or in the canteen. We would love to hear from you.

PERMISSION SLIPS

It is paramount we receive your permission slip by September 1st. However if you know now that you will not be participating in the concert, or term 4 please advise asap as it’s quite possible we have already started catering for your costume.Many thanks.

PRE-PERFORMANCE

Students are required 30 minutes before curtain up. Please allow half an hour for parking. There is no late entry into the auditorium.

There will be sign in check point in front of the dressing rooms, before they are handed over to the designated Parent Helper.

PROFESSIONAL VIDEO OF PERFORMANCE 

We have a PROFESSIONAL VIDEO COMPANY filming the Concert, who does a very beautiful job. There are NO PERSONAL VIDEO CAMERAS allowed in the auditorium thanks as it is a breach of copyright. Concert videos will be available to buy, once the editing is completed.

Most families will tell you it is most watched DVD in the household and very good value for money at just $40.00

 NO LATE ENTRY INTO THE AUDITORIUM

 Theatre etiquette is adhered to, as in all public performances in professional venues.  Please arrive in advance of either an 11am or 3pm start. Please be mindful if you have newborns in the audience. It can be very upsetting for the little ones on stage if a baby is crying in the audience.

The auditorium doors will only be opened in emergencies other than interval. Please only exit the auditorium at interval. Please remain seated whilst all items are in progress.

  PERSONAL COSTUME REQUIREMENTS  

 You will be supplied with a list closer to costume time. It will include your regular    dance shoes, tights, flesh dance knickers, make-up, hair requirements etc, with  adequate spare hair pins, hair nets, hair spray etc.

   Also please name all belongings such as shoes etc. and bring a dance bag.

   Children with outstanding fees and costume levies will unfortunately not be issued    with a costume.

WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL CONCERT

It really is great fun and a wonderful experience for the performers. The sense of achievement and confidence boost is amazing. Please take your time to read all the information provided, so as you are informed and we all have an enjoyable time.

Many thanks.

Classes continue after the concert until Friday 15 December.

Kind Regards, 

Gabrielle Cronan.

Principal.

 

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Classes performing in the Junior concert, October 21st & 22nd 2017

 

Mon 3.45- Jhh-L1 (Julie) 11am concert

Mon 3.45 CJC- Beg (Gabrielle) 11am concert

Mon 4.30 Contemporary L1 (Julie)  3pm concert

Tues 3.45 JHH-L2 (Lisa) 3pm concert

Tues 3.45 CB-Gd1 (Gabrielle) 11am concert

Tuesday 5.45pm Adv 2 (Gab) Both concerts

Wed 3.45 CB-Gd 2 (Gabrielle) 11am concerat

Wed 4.15 CJC-Exp (Julie) 11am concert

Wed 4.45 CB-Gd 4 (Gabrielle) 3pm concert

Wed 5.00 Tap (Julie) 3pm concert

Wednesday 8.00pm Tap (Julie) Both concerts

Thurs 3.45 CB-Primary (Gabrielle) 3pm concert

Thurs 4.30 CB-Gd 3 (Lisa) 3pm concert

Sat 9.30 CD-Exp (Lauren) 11am concert

Sat 9.45 JHH-L1 (Alex) 11am concert

Sat 10am CJC-Exp (Lauren) 11am concert

Sat 10.45 JHH-L3 (Lisa) 3pm concert

Sat 11.45 Contemporary L2 (Lisa) 3pm concert

All Performance Group classes, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 Ballet are in both concerts.

 

 

 

Dance Central Junior Concert Permission Slip

 

DUE IN BY SEPTEMBER 1ST, thanks

 

 

I…………………………………….  (Parents Name) grant permission for my child/ren

 

………………………………………………child/ren Name/s)

 

To be involved in the JUNIOR Concert & Rehearsals, held at John Curtin Performing Arts Centre, Ellen Street, Fremantle.

 

The Compulsory full dress rehearsal is scheduled for Saturday 21st October. Concerts held Sunday 22nd October @11am and or 3pm . All Students have been given specific days and times they are required for both rehearsal and performance times. I give permission for my child/ren to be included in the DVD of the concert and the class photograph. Please return slip by September 1st.

 

 

 

 

Parent Signature  

 

………………………….Date………………..

 

 

DANCE CENTRAL

 BALLET HOLIDAY PROGRAMME JULY 2017.

 Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Friday 14

Second week of the school holidays

GRADE 1      9.30 -10.15am          $80 for 4 days.

GRADE 2     10.15 -11.30am         $80 for 4 days.

GRADE 3     11.45 -1.00pm           $80 for 4 days.

GRADE 4      1.30- 2.45pm            $80 for 4 days.

GRADE 5       2.45- 4.15pm          $100 for 4 days.

GRADE 6      4.15 -5.45pm           $100 for 4 days.

INTERMEDIATE-  5.45- 7.15pm   $100 for 4 days.

Thursday 13, Friday 14 July (only)

 PRIMARY      8.30 – 9.30am

PO BOX 307 NORTH FREMANTLE 6159

PHONE : 94305192

www.dance-central.net 

MARCH  2017

END TERM 1 NEWSLETTER

Hello again and welcome to Dance Central for those who have joined recently. We hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful term of dance classes.

BOOKING CLASSES FOR TERM 2

If you need any help please see or call reception or email us through the website message system www.dance-central.net and we will be happy to help.

 TOTAL OF DANCE FEES DUE BY FRIDAY 7TH APRIL, thanks.

Bulk discounts rates only applicable until 07.04.17.

 TERM DATES 2017

TERM 1 Mon 30 Jan- Fri 7 April

TERM 2 Wed 26 April – Fri 30 June

TERM 3 Sat 15 July – Fri 22 Sept

TERM 4 Sat 7 Oct – Fri 15 Dec

Performance Groups 4,5,6,8 & 9 are all called in on Monday 24th April for compulsory rehearsals.

We will observe the Anzac Day holiday and there will be no Tuesday classes on 25th April.

 Thank you to our fabulous staff who worked the Labour Day Saturday and Monday, recently.

 OPEN DAY FOR PARENTS

We would love for you to attend our Parent Watching Days, which are held twice a year, at the end of term 1 and term 4.

The purpose of Parent Watching Days is so that you can view just a regular class (as much as it can be with an audience). It is not a performance. Please be mindful of the following so as the Teachers can conduct their classes with minimum disruptions.

  • No chatting PLEASE
  • No mobile phone calls
  • No food consumed in the studio
  • Toddlers to remain on parents laps
  • MANY THANKS

 

DATES FOR TERM 1 PARENT WATCHING WEEK

Saturday 1 April – Friday 7 April

OFFICE HOURS. 
Monday to Thursday 3.30pm – 7pm
Friday 3.45pm – 6.00pm
Saturday 9am –2.30pm.

PAYING FEES ONLINE
It is important to give student’s full name and class details so as we can cross reference fee payments, thanks.
Account name: Dance Central
BSB: 016 008 Account no: 350 616 577

PAYING FEES @ RECEPTION
It would be wonderful if Parents could arrive fifteen minutes prior to class when paying fees or being fitted for dance clothes/shoes, so as we can give you our undivided attention.  It is a priority at the changeover of classes for the Receptionist to book in students & look out for unattended toddlers/children, making a run for the door.

WHISPER ZONE & TODDLERS
In consideration for our reception staff it is necessary to have a “whisper zone” in the front reception area. Please refrain from using mobile phones in this area. If you regard our reception area like one at a medical surgery, our receptionists will be able to hear the phone and be able to communicate effectively with Parents by phone, who may have an important message for their child.

Please keep toddlers at arm’s length.

It is dangerous for them not be to supervised at all times please, thanks.

It is not safe for them to run /climb up the stairs to studio 1. PLEASE supervise their  eating in the building. Please let us know if there are any mishaps, we are happy to help with any cleaning up.

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. EATING IN THE BUILDING. Please respect our dance studio/work place
 A dance studio is a special place, much like a Dojo. Please respect our dance studio by not empting the sand from children’s shoes in the waiting room and not leaving food scraps on the floor in the waiting area.

Please keep our environment safe.

NO FOOD AND DRINKS IN THE DANCE STUDIOS – ONLY WATER
 We do not allow sticky drinks into the dance studios or food scraps and wrappers left lying around, as it is an occupational health & safety hazard. 

VITAL COMMUNICATION
All of our newsletters are available online on our website www.dance-central.net

As we are very keen for everyone to remain informed we also print off hard copies, to cover all bases.

Newsletters are how we communicate with You the parent. We have a lot of lovely Dance Central families and like any organisation or event that involves large groups of people we need to have procedures in place, so as we can offer you excellent service. Important information regarding safety issues, concert information, auditions, exams and enrolment days are published in at least six issues per year. Please see January Newsletter for many   SAFETY ISSUES so as we can keep our environment safe.

NUT FREE ZONE
Please observe our nut free zone policy. Nearly every day of the week we have children attending Dance Central who have serious nut allergies. Thanks.

ARRIVING ON TIME

Thank you for insuring the children get to class on time and to our very professional teachers who never run more than ONE minute late. We ask that, all students be punctual for the start of class and please do not arrive at the building any earlier than 15 minutes prior to your class commencing.

ARRIVING ON TIME (continued)

Unfortunately students who arrive late for class and miss the warm up cannot be admitted to class, due to safe dance practise procedures, thanks.

 The official time frame we are responsible for your child is the minute their class commences up until the minute it finishes.

 Your child’s safety is paramount to us and we have many safety procedures in place. They can be found in the January newsletter. Please take the time to read it thoroughly for your benefit.

 WATER BOTTLES
Please encourage your child to bring a WATER BOTTLE TO EVERY CLASS.

CLASS ATTENDANCE
We hope that students attend most classes. Please phone in if you know your child will be absent. Good attendance also keeps their dance technique on track, helping with consistency.

BALLET EXAMS

There will be an individual Ballet Newsletters before end of term with lots of news and facts on exams for 2017.

We are very lucky that D.C. is a recognised state exam venue. This means our students do not have to travel to unfamiliar venues (often on the other side of town) to sit their ballet exams.

  PERFORMANCE GROUPS

GROUP COMPETITIONS & SOLOS  @PENRHOS

 There has been an individual P.G. Newsletters last week with lots of news and facts on the April Competitions.

DANCE CONCERTS 2017 
 The Senior Dance Concert is scheduled for Sunday 11th June which is towards the end of Term 2. 

A separate Junior Concert will be held, October 21 and 22, at the beginning of term 4. (with the exception of  the 3-4 year old Creative Dance Beginner classes-they do not do any public performances in their first year. )

Most students will be required to purchase their own costumes, via D.C.

The cost will vary between $45- $75.00, depending how many items are involved and how many hours of alterations are needed on each costume.

In some cases classes will hire their costumes from between $40-$65. These are mostly ballet classes where D.C. has outlaid over $150.00 for the tutu, overlay and leotard and accessories.

HELPERS @ THE CONCERT

We are interested in establishing Parent Helpers for each class. It helps us with

  • the general transporting of costumes to the venue etc. and
  • also help throughout the concerts, supervising children in the dressing rooms.

A TRUSTED FRIEND

Please let reception know if you or a trusted friend can help at our concerts, and please leave your contact details/ times available etc. with reception.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

If you have any lovely big sisters or good friends or relatives who need to fulfil their community hours for secondary schooling, please let us know. It is a very rewarding experience to be involved in the dance concert helping the children back stage or in the canteen.

We would love to hear from you.

 STUDENTS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH DANCE CENTRAL
Please let us know a.s.a.p. if it’s your ten year anniversary for the concert awards, that would be great.

DANCE CENTRAL APP

Did you know we have our own Dance Central App , for the convenience of our  busy families.

THANK YOU PARENTS

Thank you for arranging to pay your fees by the due dates. Like all small business we are striving to keep our head above water. We are one of a few dance schools who invest heavily in our reception staff, keeping your children safe. All the best for a wonderful school holiday break. See you back in term 2.

Kind Regards,

Gabrielle Cronan

Principal

 

Classes performing in the Senior concert, June 11 2017

Monday 4.30pm – Grade 6 Ballet (G)

Monday 5.30pm – PG 6 Jazz .(J)

Monday 6.45pm  PG 8 & 9 Jazz (J)

 

Tuesday 4.45pm Jazz/Hip-Hop (L)

Tuesday 5.45pm PG 5 Jazz – (L)

Tuesday 5.45pm Adv 2 (I)

Tuesday 7.00pm P.G 8  Contemp (L)

Tuesday 7.00pm P.G 9  Contemp (I)

 

Wednesday 5.45pm Intermediate Ballet  (G)

Wednesday 6.00pm J/H-H (J)

Wednesday 7.00pm  Cont- Lev 3 (A)

Wednesday 7.00 pm P.G 7-Jazz. (J)

Wednesday 8.00pm Tap (M)

 

 Thursday 4.30pm Grade 5 Ballet (G)

Thursday 5.30pm PG 5 Contemporary (I)

Thursday 6.45 pm PG 7  (I)

 

Friday 5.00 pm P.G 6 Contemporary (L)

 Saturday 11.45am Contemporary Teens (A)

Saturday 1.45pm PG 4 (A)

 

PO BOX 307 NORTH FREMANTLE 6159

PHONE : 94305192

www.dance-central.net

Newsletters

DANCE CENTRAL
JANUARY 2017
TERM 1 NEWSLETTER

Hello again and welcome to Dance Central for those who have joined recently.

We hope everyone had a lovely holiday break.

Term 1 commences Monday 30th January, 2017.

BOOKING CLASSES FOR TERM 1

There were no increases in fees from the 2016 prices. Hopefully most existing students are sorted with their bookings, paid their deposits and therefore secured there term 1 placement and discounts.

If you need any help please call reception or email us through the website message system at www.dancecentral.net and we will be able to help. You are welcome to come in and see us in person.

ENROLMENT DAYS please see two options @ DANCE CENTRAL

• Saturday 21 January
Between 9-1pm,
• Saturday 28 January
Between 9-1 pm.

TERM DATES 2017

TERM 1 Mon 30 Jan- Fri 7 April

TERM 2 Wed 26 April – Fri 30 June

TERM 3 Sat 15 July – Fri 22 Sept

TERM 4 Sat 7 Oct – Fri 15 Dec

VITAL COMMUNICATION

Newsletters are how we communicate with You the parent. We have a lot of lovely Dance Central families and like any
organisation or event that involves large groups of people we need to have procedures in place so as we can offer you excellent service.

Important information regarding safety issues, concert information, auditions, exams and enrolment days are published in at least six issues per year.

Please find some important dates and SAFETY ISSUES to follow on page 4, so as we can keep our environment safe.

TOTAL OF DANCE FEES PAYMENTS DUE JANUARY 30, 2017.

DANCE UNIFORMS AND FOOTWEAR

ALL CLASSES at Dance Central require a uniform. Please read on for Uniform Requirements.

It is possible to purchase all of the Uniform requirements at D.C. (with the exception of the Tan Tap shoes).

NO LEATHER, BLACK SOLED SHOES TO BE WORN IN STUDIO 2, THANKS.

Students will be asked to remove shoes that can damage the floor.

DANCE UNIFORMS AND FOOTWEAR

• CREATIVE DANCE
• CLASSICAL/JAZZ COMBO
• CLASSICAL BALLET

Students from the above classes are required to wear PINK SANSHA LEOTARD, PINK SANSHA CHIFFON
SKIRT and PINK BALLET TIGHTS (to be worn in winter)

HAIR : in a neat ballet bun. You might like to invest in our Ballet Bun Essentials pack, it is $10.00 (cash)

SHOES : Pink ballet shoes.

Students from Classical Ballet Grade 2 require the Character skirt. Students from Classical Ballet Grade 5 upwards are
required to wear the Lunar Blue colors.

• JAZZ/HIP-HOP- Shoes Tan Jazz
• CONTEMPORARY- Shoes Tan Sansha ballet shoes
• TAP- Tan tap

Students from the above classes are required to wear the Dance Central label 3/4 leggings with fold over Dance Central
embroider band with matching singlet top.In 2016 we have upgraded the fabric to Supplex nylon lycra, similar to Lulu lemon and Lorna Jane.

Please also ensure your child’s hair is neatly tied back off their face. Please have spare hair ties in their dance bag.

-PLS CHECK OUR FREE TAP SHOE from donations to D.C. before you buy new tap shoes PURCHASING THE UNIFORM

On Enrolment Days Saturday 21 January and 28 January between 9-1pm it is possible to be fitted for any uniform requirements.

Dance Central Dance Wear
• Pink Sansha leotard $28.00
• Pink Sansha leotard lined $44.00
• Pink Sansha chiffon skirt $25.00
• Pink ballet tights child $15.00
• Pink ballet tights teens $20.00
• Pink Ballet shoes
• Canvas : Sml $25.00, Lge 35.00
• Leather : lge $45.00
• Tan Jazz shoes
Sml $50.00 Lge $60.00
• Senior Tracksuit Tops $65.00
• Junior Tracksuit Tops $60.00
• D.C. Singlet top $38.00
• D.C. 3/4 dance pants $43
• Back Packs $20.00 & $25.00
.
DANCE BAGS

It’s a great idea to bring a dance bag each week, they are good for drink bottles and hopefully eliminate lost property. We sell some very sweet pink and black and pink dance bags also for $25.00

ADMINISTRATION : WE NEED YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS PLEASE.

It would be great if you could phone in with any changes to your email address so as we can start the process for electronic mail.

RECEPTION

We are fortunate to have fabulous reception staff that is very willing to help. If they cannot find the answer for you straight away they will arrange for the Principal to give you a call.

PAYING FEES ONLINE

It is important to give as much information as possible including student’s full name and class details so as we can cross reference fee payments.

Account name: Dance Central
BSB: 016 008 Account no: 350 616 577

PAYMENTS MADE AT THE BANK

Unfortunately if you directly pay over the counter at the bank, they cannot give us any reference to the Payer. In these
circumstances it would be best to phone us with your payments details so as we can allocate the funds correctly, thanks.

PAYING FEES @ RECEPTION

It would be wonderful if Parents could arrive fifteen minutes prior to class when paying fees or being fitted for dance clothes/shoes, so as we can give you our undivided attention.

WHISPER ZONE

In consideration for our reception staff it is necessary to have a “whisper zone” in the front reception area. Please refrain from using mobile phones in this area. Please keep toddlers at arms length. Many thanks

EATING IN THE BUILDING

Please keep our environment safe. If parents could supervise their small children when they are eating in the building that would be great. Please let reception know if there are any mishaps that need cleaning up.

NUT FREE ZONE

Please observe our nut free zone policy. Nearly every day of the week we have children attending Dance Central who have serious nut allergies. Thanks.

NO FOOD AND DRINKS IN THE DANCE STUDIOS – ONLY WATER

Please keep our students safe. We cannot have sticky drinks spilt on the dance floor or food scraps and wrappers left lying around as it is an occupational health & safety hazard.

CLASS ATTENDANCE

We hope that students attend most classes. Please phone in if you know your child will be absent. Good attendance also keeps their dance technique on track, helping with consistency.

WATER BOTTLES

Please encourage your child to bring a water bottle to every class.

SPEED LIMIT REDUCTION

After much dialogue with the council we believe they will be reducing the speed limit on Queen Victoria St.

SAFETY OUTSIDE THE VENUE

It is our policy not to let children wait for their parents unattended outside the doors of the venue. Parents or designated carers are expected to come inside and collect students please. Safety is an important issue.

DELIVERING CHILDREN TO CLASS

Unless the younger children get delivered directly to the teacher, the teacher may be unaware they are possibly downstairs
playing. The teacher cannot be responsible for your child until class begins and they sight your child having entered the specific studio.

INFORMING OTHERS

If you have a fabulous friend or Grand Parent who is helping you out and taking the children to dance for the first
time, please just take a moment to run the parking arrangements by them.

PARKING ARRANGEMENTS

Thank you so much for adhering to our Parking arrangements. It is greatlyappreciated for everybody’s well being.

JUST IN CASE YOU ARE UNSURE

The 4 bays at the front of our building are shared between our 15 staff. It cuts down on the danger of cars driving in and out of
the driveway. There is NO PARKING IN OUR DRIVEWAY AND DEFINITELY NO DROP OFFS ALLOWED across the driveway or across our neighbour’s driveway, PLEASE.

PARKING CONTINUED

It is our only SAFE access to the building where Families are entering and exiting the building. If everyone attempted to drive in and drop off we would have 30 cars on the hour. It makes no difference that you are there for just 1 minute; we just cannot have you there at all. We are serious about safety!

Also I have been asked to address the parents who park on the foot path in front of the premises. This also is dangerous because cars are still driving over our only entrance point. Thanks.

THE BEST PLACES TO PARK

The car park at  “Short Black Sheep” Café (25 bays) is a good option for parking. They also have very yummy food and coffee. This is the safest place to park.

The North Fremantle Post office has 20 bays and there is limited street parking – 15 minutes only.
The Bottle shop has asked us to warn our people that unless you are shopping in there, they are now registered to administer fines and will do so. Best to be forewarned.

UN WELL STUDENTS

We ask that you keep all un well students at home. We do not wish that any other students are infected and hope to limit the
risk of any of our teachers being sick and consequently cancelling their lessons.

RELIEF / GUEST TEACHERS

There may be an occasion when your child has a guest teacher in place of their regular teacher, also due to illness.
Hopefully there can be some good opportunities arising from these occasions.

ARRIVING ON TIME

Thank you for insuring the children get to class on time and to our very professional teachers who never run more than ONE
minute late. We ask that, all students be punctual for the start of class.

Unfortunately students who arrive late for class and miss the warm up cannot be admitted due to safe dance practise
procedures, thanks.

LOST PROPERTY

There is a lot of unnamed lost property every week and dozens of drink bottles.
Please label your belongings.

BALLET EXAMS

We are very lucky that D.C. is a recognised state exam venue. This means our students do not have to travel to unfamiliar venues (often on the other
side of town) to sit their ballet exams.
Both Junior and Senior ballet exams will be scheduled for August 2017.

CURRICULUM COUNCIL
The Curriculum Council of Western Australia credit points towards years 10,11 and 12 final marks for academic credit
for senior ballet exams.

CURRICULUM COUNCIL continued.

It is great to see the recognition of the ballet skills and that they are taken seriously. The students dedication to their
art form can also benefit their academic achievements.

HAIR : BALLET BUN REQUIRED AT EVERY LESSON.

Grooming is an important part of ballet.

Every lesson the girls are required to wear their hair in a NEAT ballet bun, including a hair net. A pony tail wizzed around in a scrunchy (that generally falls out) does not meet the criteria; it is not a neat ballet bun. Please see the diagrams on the back page or feel free to google how to do a ballet bun if you need more help.

Pink ballet tights are compulsory for Grade 3 upwards all year.

Primary to Grade 2, tights only compulsory after summer.

Ballet bun hair essential hair pack.

I have put together a hair bun essentials pack for the busy families. It is made up of a canvas make- up case (It’s 22cm long with two zip compartments, for now. These details may change on the availability of this item.). It contains 4 hairnets, 2 hair elastics, 1 comb, 36 bun hair pins, 36 straight clips (for the fringe). The CASH PRICE is $10.00, thanks.

PERFORMANCE GROUPS COMPETITIONS @PENRHOS

All P.G’s. will be competing in April school holidays. The dates are : Friday 7th April (stopping for Easter Friday 14-Monday 17 April) resuming Tuesday 18 for possibly three to four more days.

OPEN DAY FOR PARENTS
We would love for you to come and attend our Parent Watching Days to be held twice a year in 2017, end of term 1 and 4. The purpose of Parent Watching Day is so that you can view just a regular class (as much as it can be with an audience). It is not a performance. Please be mindful of the following so as the Teachers can conduct their classes with minimum disruptions.

GUIDELINES FOR “OPEN DAY” FOR PARENTS CONTINUED.

• No chatting PLEASE
• No mobile phone calls
• No food consumed in the studio
• Visiting Toddlers to remain on parents laps
• MANY THANKS

DURING YOUR REGULAR CLASSES THROUGH OUT TERM PLEASE ADVISE THE STUDIO

: IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
IF YOU WILL BE DETAINED
: OR IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT GOING HOME
WITH THEIR DESIGNATED PARENT OR
GUARDIAN: or IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE
ABSENT.

DANCE CONCERTS 2017

This year we have scheduled the Senior Dance Concert towards the end of Term 2. Date : June 11 .
And separate Junior Concerts, will be held, October 21 and 22, at the beginning of term 4. (with the exception of  the 3-4 year old Creative Dance Beginner classes-they do not do any public performances in their first year. ).

Most students will be required to purchase their own costumes, via D.C.

We are interested in establishing Parent Helpers for each class. It helps us with

• the general transporting of costumes to the venue etc. and
• also help throughout the concerts,supervising children in the dressing rooms.

A TRUSTED FRIEND

Please let reception know if you or a trusted friend can help at our concerts
and please leave your contact details/ times available etc. with reception.
We are not including the 3-4 year old Beginner classes in any external concerts.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

If you have any lovely big sisters or good friends or relatives who need to fulfil their
community hours for secondary schooling, please let us know. It is a very
rewarding experience to be involved in the dance concert helping the children
back stage or in the canteen.We would love to hear from you.

STUDENTS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH DANCE CENTRAL

Please let us know a.s.a.p. if it’s your ten year anniversary for the concert awards,
that would be great.

2016 DVD CONCERT ORDERS
It is possible to still place orders for both the Senior and Junior Concerts. Please order at receptions before the term break.

EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

We all know exercise is good for our body and also our brain. It was so good to see so many of our year twelve girls keeping up their vigorous dance schedules throughout the year and congratulations they aced their exam results!!!!

Please see some interesting facts to follow.

• Breaking a sweat boosts production of BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) which helps with mental acuity, learning and
memory.
• It reduces stress and increased the body’s threshold for the stress hormone cortisol, making you more resistant to daily stress.
• It slows age-associated memory loss. It helps promote growth in this area.
• It helps you learn new things as it enhances your “muscle memory”.
• It helps beat the blues as our pituitary gland releases endorphins as we exercise.
• Exercise is more effective than many medications.
• It can reduce depression and have the same kind of effect on less serious mood issues too.
• Let’s get to it !!!!

PRIVATE LESSONS 2017

Bookings are now open for Private lessons for solos/ duos/ trios etc for 2017 comps. Please leave your name at reception and Gabrielle will communicate further.

BOOTCAMP 2017
BOOT CAMP Our Performance Groups We will be back to Boot camp ,28 & 29 January. Please see website for all info.

SOCIAL MEDIA INVOLVEMENT

Please ‘like’ our Facebook page, Dance Central North Fremantle, or follow us on instagram @dancecentralofficial. We encourage the older students to send in photos & check the pages regularly. It is delightful to see the studio spirit these outlets have created for our dancers.

THANK YOU PARENTS

Thank you for arranging to pay your fees by the due dates. Like all small business we are striving to keep our head above
water. We are one of a few dance schools who invest heavily in our reception staff, keeping your children safe.

All the best for a wonderful 2017.

Kind regards,

Gabrielle Cronan
Principal

PO BOX 307 NORTH FREMANTLE 6159
PHONE : 94305192
www.dance-central.net

Newsletters

DANCE CENTRAL
9 November, 2016.

Dear Parents & Children,

WHAT A FABULOUS YEAR IN DANCE.

It has been an action packed 2016, with many fabulous classes, concerts, exams, state competitions and so on. Well done to Parents, students, teachers and staff !

PARENT WATCHING WEEK

We have Parent watching week near the end of term 4. It will commence from Saturday 3rd December, through to Friday 9th December. Please invite V.I.P. Grand Parents etc and please be mindful that we still need to run the classes with a cohesive learning environment.
Please refrain from chatting, switch mobile phones to silent and visiting toddlers need to remain seated on Parents laps. Many thanks.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER :

• PARENT WATCHING WEEK
SAT 3RD – FRI 9TH DECEMBER

• TERM 4 classes conclude
FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER

• No dance classes Saturday 17 December (only enrolments).

• PRIORITY ENROLMENTS
for existing 2016 students, Dec 1-17

• RE-ENROLMENTS
Saturday 17 December 9.00 –12pm
if you wish to have a sit down discussion about classes

• TERM 1 2017
Commences Monday 30 January
.

DVD CONCERT ORDERS

The DVD of the Junior concert will be here mid November. It is possible to still place orders for both the Senior and Junior Concerts. Please order at receptions before the term break.

CONCERT PHOTOS

We have many beautiful junior & senior concert photos available at reception. There are single shots of most performers and beautiful group shots. The price is just $5 per 6x 8 photos, cash only thanks.

Information at a touch of a button
OUR DANCE CENTRAL APP.

I hope you all have been benefitting from our free Dance Central App. and hoping it makes life easier for everyone. From the app you will have instant access to all your Dance Central information.

ENROLMENTS FOR 2017 CLASSES

It is highly recommended you take advantage of the Priority Enrolment System. Last year there were students who unfortunately missed out on places for 2016, when they left it until the New Year to re-enrol. We accept enrolments for existing students from our 2016 class lists form December 1 -17.

It is possible to come into reception and secure your deposits from December 1-17 but Reception Staff do not have the capacity or time frame, to advise you of the most suitable class options. Our teachers are also not in a position to discuss your enrolments details whilst they are teaching back to back classes.
PRIORITY ENROLMENTS for existing students from 2016

• The Dance Timetable for 2017 will be available from December 1. ALL existing students are required to re-enrol from December 1 – 17, if they wish to secure a place for 2017.

• A $50.00 non refundable deposit is required per class per student. This will be the only way to secure a place for 2017.

• After December 17, all existing vacancies are open to the general public.

• Re-enrolments are the responsibility of the Parents.

• No student is automatically re-enrolled.

We would love to see you on our Re-Enrolment day Saturday 17 December 9 – 12pm . If you would prefer to engage in discussion about your child’s dance needs we encourage you to please attend on this day and speak with the teachers.

We already have extensive waiting lists for 2017 and we would prefer to give you the first opportunity for a place in the most suitable class.

AUDITIONS FOR DANCE CENTRAL PERFORMANCE GROUPS 2017.

For most of term 4 we have had interested students taking part in the audition process. If you are interested in your Child auditioning for our committed P. G. please let reception know a.s.a.p. We will advise you about the audition process. All previous audition info has been available via our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

SUMMER SCHOOL/BOOTCAMP 2017

Each year we hold a Performance Group Boot camp so as our members are well and ready for action once the term commences. The course dates TBA.

PRIVATE LESSONS 2017

Bookings are now open for Private lessons for solos/ duos/ trios etc for 2017 comps. Please leave your name at reception and Gabrielle will communicate further.

SOCIAL MEDIA INVOLVEMENT

Please ‘like’ our Facebook page,
Dance Central North Fremantle, or follow us on Instagram @dancecentralofficial. We encourage the older students to send in photos & check the pages regularly.
It is delightful to see the studio spirit these outlets have created for our dancers.
.
JUNIOR BALLET EXAMS

Our Junior ballet exams commence on Monday 14th November. The students have been working diligently attending Mock exams and applying their best focas. Good luck to all students.

Separate Performance group newsletter to follow in the coming weeks.

EMAILS
We are still minus email information for many families. Please keep us updated.

Kind regards,

GABRIELLE CRONAN
Principal.

PO BOX 307 NORTH FREMANTLE 6159
PHONE : 94305192
www.dance-central