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Dear parents caregivers

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Thank you for expressing an interest in enrolling your child at Expression Dance School. Expression Dance School provides high quality dance classes to children and our students are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self esteem, cooperation, leadership skills and HAVE FUN!

At present, we're confirming numbers and classes for next Years programs that starts the week commencing MONDAY 30TH JANUARY 2012. This process gives first priority to children currently on the program, closely followed by parents who have expressed an interest in our work and have been added to our Priority List.

Please find attached an information booklet outlining the timetable, fees, registration etc.

We'll be sending you further information about your child’s enrolment following receiving your confirmation.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have any further queries.

Again, thanks for your interest in our programs. I know your child will love and benefit from being involved in the program.

Regards,

Shelley Ebeyer


Dear parents caregivers

  • WELCOME TO EXPRESSION DANCE SCHOOL!

  • Expression Dance School goals are to provide high quality dance classes to children and adults in a non competitive, socially aware environment. We believe that the arts enrich the life of the student and family and builds community through cultural awareness. Our students are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self esteem, cooperation, leadership skills AND HAVE FUN!

  • Expression Dance School provides wonderful performing opportunities and all children are encouraged to perform. We also offer school holiday dance workshops where the students get the chance to learn other styles of dance and are constantly exposed to the works of Sydney’s top choreographers.

  • In order to achieve these goals we:

  • Provide highly qualified and experience teachers who are currently working in the industry as professional dancers or choreographers.

  • Provide high quality dance classes to Children and Adults.

  • Create a dance studio with a warm, supportive atmosphere, which is based on satisfying customers.

  • Provide dance training for students at all levels of dance, from beginner to advanced.

  • To ensure every student feels important.

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment.

  • Promote excellence.

  • Provide opportunities for self-expression, creativity and fun in relation to dance.

  • Develop the ‘all round’ dancer with opportunities for both the recreational and vocational dancer.

  • Provide honest and fair assessment.

  • Work towards attainable goals for each student as in preparation for examination, concerts, competitions and performance opportunities.

  • Develop work ethics and self-discipline that will not only be associated with dance but with general life skills in order to attain individual goals.

  • Promote individual talents in specific genre.

  • Establish examination-based goals that will lead to the gaining of qualifications.

P: 0410 436 337 F: 02 9343 4087

[email protected]


Dear parents caregivers

TEACHERS

Shelley Ebeyer – BALLET, TAP, JAZZ AND STRETCH

Shelley Ebeyer is the Director of Expression Dance School. She began her dance life at the age of two and half years old in Canada. She trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (Canada), Elmhurst Ballet School (England) and at The McDonald College (Australia). There she was trained in Classical Ballet (R.A.D, Cecchetti and I.S.T.D), Modern, Jazz (I.S.T.D), Hip-Hop, Tap and Contemporary. She is also a member of the Royal Academy of Dancing.

Shelley’s performance credits include ‘The Nutcracker’ with the Alberta Ballet Company, she has danced with one of Australia’s leading dance-in-education companies Darc Swan Dance Company for three years where it saw her touring nationally performing onstage and at schools Contemporary pieces by Director/Choreographer Chris Jannides. Shelley has also performed in the pantomime ‘The Dancing Princesses’ in London, she was a dancer at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in the Tom Jones Concert and has performed in numerous corporate and concert shows around Sydney.

She has taught all ages from pre-school to adults at numerous dance schools. She has also taught at primary and high schools around Australia.

She encourages her students to incorporate a lot of body movement with emphasis on rhythm and personal expression.

Lauren Birdsall – JFH

Lauren is an all round performer and fully qualified dancer, actor, singer and model. She trained fulltime at Brent Street Studios and at the University of Western Sydney where she completed her Certificate IV in Performing Arts and Bachelor of Performance.

Credits include Home & Away, All Saints, back up dancer for Young Divas, Telstra, Anything Goes and much more.

After years of training and being involved in many areas of the entertainment industry, teaching for Lauren is an exciting way of passing on everything she has learnt to young up and coming performers.

Her classes aim to build a standard of excellence in dance for every student and are fun, fast-paced, friendly and encouraging!

Damien Grima – BALLET AND TAP

Damien Grima began his training at the age of six, at Theatre Arts Mackay under the direction of Lynette Denny. Starting with tap, he then moved onto all styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Drama and Singing.

After completing his CSTD Gold Cross and RAD Intermediate exams he then moved to Melbourne to train at the Australian Ballet School. Here he also performed some small roles with the Company.

Damien's first full time dance job was with Princess Cruises, which resulted in a few fill in contracts in the years that followed. In between these Damien worked as a commercial dancer for ads in Taiwan, Star Struck on Ch 9, The Helpmann Awards as well as two contracts with Opera Australia.

He now trains the full time students at Mango Dance Studio.


Dear parents caregivers

TEACHERS

Johanna Irwin – CONTEMPORARY

Johanna attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. She graduated in the top 10% of Australia for dance.

She has toured twice to the United States to partake with the Alvin Alley Company in New York and to perform at the International High School Dance Festival. Whilst in the United States, Johanna auditioned and was accepted to the New World Performing Arts, Miami Florida.

There she was trained by the Martha Graham Company, Phoenix Dance Company, Alvin Alley Company and many more. Dance is Johanna’s life, her passion and she loves sharing it with others.

Warren Roma – JFH

Warren has been dancing since he was 6yrs old and specializes in the style J.F.H. (Jazz/Funk/Hip Hop). Warren has trained at top dance studios including Sydney Dance Company, Urban Dance Centre, Mango Dance Studios, Brent Street, Caramell Studios and J-Town Studios.

He has trained in all styles of dancing – hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, funk, JFH, and ballet and enjoys fusing all forms of dancing into his personal style and choreography. He has also taken many master classes from internationally renowned choreographers and dancers.

Warren is currently choreographer and dancer for upcoming dance music artist Dion Leigh. He is also currently choreographer and dancer for upcoming RnB singers Amante and Carlos.

His performance, choreography and dance credits include many local fashion, corporate and charity shows, dancer for NRL Football Semi-Finals Telstra Stadium, and was co-choreographer for Hiphop crew ‘BKD’ who won many competitions.

Warren teaches at several dance studios around Sydney and has taught all ages and levels. He has also completed studies in Performance Psychology and Sports and Performance Counselling and applies this to obtain the best from his students.

Cristina De Mello – BALLET

Cristina de Mello is a dance-theatre performance artist and Qualified Classical Ballet (R.A.D) teacher. She has a Bachelor in Performance (Theatre theory and practice) from the University of Western Sydney and is a Registered Teacher with The Royal Academy of Dance, having received her Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies in 2010. She has directed, devised and performed in several interdisciplinary short and full-length productions that have toured Australia and Europe.


Dear parents caregivers

FEES

BASED ON FOUR TERMS – 39 WEEKS PER YEAR

45 minute class/week $170 per term (GST inclusive)

1hr class/week$180 per term (GST inclusive)

1hr 15 minute class/wee$195 per term (GST inclusive)

Unlimited classes/week$610 per term (GST inclusive)

Private Tuition$75 per hour (GST inclusive)

EDS Uniform T – Shirt$25.00 (GST inclusive)

EDS Uniform Singlet Top$20.00 (GST inclusive)

DISCOUNTS

Expression Dance School discount is very easy!

If you or another family member take more than 1 class per week, you will receive $5 off per term for each class booked.

All parents receive 50% off all Adult Classes!

REFUNDS OF CLASS FEES

Once the term has commenced, fees paid are non-refundable* and non-transferable (unless a class is cancelled by Expression Dance School).  In particular, class fees cannot be used for private tuition fees.  

Refunds for cancellations prior to the term commencing will be issued as follows:

Less than 48 hours notice – no refund

48 hours – 7 days notice – 50% refund

8 days to 14 days notice – 75% refund

More than 14 days notice – 100% refund

Note - The term is considered to have commenced at the start time of the week 1 class.

NEW REGISTRATION MEMBERS

To secure a spot in one of the classes, please complete the enrolment form with deposit of $25.00. The deposit is non-refundable and includes the registration fee and one trial class.

Once you’ve decided to continue with our program for the term; the balance is payable on or before the second class.

P: 0410 436 337 F: 02 9343 4087

[email protected]


Dear parents caregivers

Class Styles JazzOften associated with musicals, Jazz is also the style used by pop stars such as Kylie Minogue and Madonna. You will learn the latest choreography to current chart music as seen on MTV, Channel V and at pop concerts and opening ceremonies.

ContemporarySimilar to the style performed by Sydney Dance Company – contemporary dance with classical foundations. This class builds a strong centre and combines precision leg work with an ease and fluidity in the torso.

Classical BalletProvides a sound grounding in ballet positions and basic classical ballet movement.

Hip HopStreet style dance from the Bronx in New York City. Free, funky and soulful expression of movement used by artists such as Usher and Missy Elliott.

TapFor those aspiring to be the next Fred Astaire, Billy Elliot or Tap Dog extraordinaire. A combination of old and modern freestyle used in musical theatre.

Lyrical Jazz / Body Conditioning

Come workout in a challenging class that will keep you moving, burning (in a good way!) and sweating. Focusing on strength, muscular endurance and technique. These classes will help to develop a strong and toned physique. An all-round total body conditioning workout.

Jazz / Hip Hop or Tap Combined Class

The beauty and the strength of jazz and Hip-Hop or Tap. This class develops control and balance through emotion and interpretation of music. These combined classes are so popular! Children & Teenagers get the opportunity to study two or three styles of dance in the one lesson.

JFH

A combination jazz, funk and hip hop. The most current commercial style.

Stretch
This class combines elements of Yoga and Pilates with stretch components particularly suited to dance. The aim is to develop core strength, ease and openness in the joints and a flexible, well balanced body.

P: 0410 436 337 F: 02 9343 4087

[email protected]


Dear parents caregivers

DRESS CODE

Tiny Tots Beginners

Girls: Any colour leotard and tights or socks, pink leather ballet shoes, dance skirts or tutu skirts are allowed.

Boys: Any solid color T-shirt and black dance pants or sweatpants, black leather ballet shoes.

RAD Pre Primary & Primary Ballet

Girls: RAD regulation Lilac, Marine Blue or Pink Leotard and Skirt, bare legs, RAD thin pink ankle socks or RAD pink ballet tights, pink canvas or leather full sole ballet slippers.

Boys: RAD regulation Navy or Black shorts, RAD regulation T-shirt, white socks and black leather ballet shoes.

RAD Grades 1&2

Girls: RAD regulation Pink, Pale Blue or White Leotard & Skirt, pink ballet tights and pink canvas full sole ballet slipper.

Boys: RAD regulation Navy or Black shorts, RAD regulation T-shirt, white socks and black leather ballet shoes.


Dear parents caregivers

DRESS CODE

RAD Grade 3 Ballet

Girls: RAD regulation sleeveless or short sleeved scooped neck PCL Leotard in Pale Pink, Pale Blue and Burgundy with matching elasticised belt. Pink soft ballet shoes in satin, canvas or leather with either pink elastic or pink ribbons.

Option of pink nylon tights or short pink socks.

Character Uniform

Character skirts should be in black cotton material, with braiding which complements the colour of the leotard, and either circular in style or gathered at the waist, although the former is preferable. The hem of the skirt should be approximately 3 inches below the knee.

Character shoes must be worn from Grade 1 and should ideally be black canvas. These are available in two heel sizes - low heel in sizes 3 - 7 (including half sizes) and the Cuban in sizes 2 - 8 (including half sizes). The Cuban heel should ideally be worn from Grade 3 onwards.

Standard black leather Character shoes are acceptable as an alternative. Other colours may be worn.

Pink elastic should be worn across the arch.

Boys: RAD regulation Short sleeved or sleeveless white PCL Leotard (or well fitting white T-shirt if leotard felt to be unsuitable). Navy PCL or Lycra stirrup tights.

White ballet shoes in canvas or leather with white elastic.

Short white socks.


Dear parents caregivers

DRESS CODE

RAD Grade 4 & 5 Ballet

Girls: RAD regulation Sleeveless or short sleeved scooped neck PCL Leotard in Pale Pink, Pale Blue or Burgundy with matching elasticised belt.

Pink soft ballet shoes in satin, canvas or leather with either pink elastic or pink

ribbons.

Character Uniform

Character skirts should be in black cotton material, with braiding, which complements the colour of the leotard and either circular in style or gathered at

the waist, although the former is preferable. The hem of the skirt should be approximately 3 inches below the knee.

Character shoes must be worn from Grade 1 and should ideally be black canvas. These are available in two heel sizes - low heel in sizes 3 - 7 (including half sizes) and the Cuban in sizes 2 – 8 (including half sizes). The Cuban heel should ideally be worn from Grade 3 onwards.

Standard black leather Character shoes are acceptable as an alternative. Other

colours may be worn.

Pink elastic should be worn across the arch.

Boys: RAD regulation Short sleeved or sleeveless white PCL Leotard (or well fitting white T-shirt if leotard felt to be unsuitable). Navy PCL or Lycra stirrup tights.

White ballet shoes in canvas or leather with white elastic.

Short white socks.

RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet

Girls: RAD regulation sleeveless leotard – black, navy blue or royal blue waistband (optional) - 2cm elastic, the same colour as leotard, tights – pink, head ribbons (optional) – velvet, in the same colour as the leotard, soft pointe shoes or soft ballet shoes – pink with ribbons and pointe shoes (pointe work section) – pink with ribbons.


Dear parents caregivers

DRESS CODE

Jazz / Tap

Girls: EDS T-Shirt or Singlet Top, any coloured leggings, black jazz shoes, black or tan coloured tap shoes and dance skirts allowed.

Boys: EDS T-shirt or Singlet Top, black dance pants or sweatpants, black leather jazz shoes and black tap shoes.

LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP – Ponytails are allowed.

Hip Hop / JFH

Girls: EDS T-Shirt or Singlet Top, any coloured leggings or jazz pants, black jazz shoes or black jazz sneakers or sneakers.

Boys: EDS T-shirt or Singlet Top, black dance pants or sweatpants, black jazz shoes or black jazz sneakers. Sneakers may be worn for Hip Hop Only.

LONG HAIR MUST BE SECURELY TIED UP – Ponytails are allowed.


Dear parents caregivers

  • 2012 EXPRESSION DANCE SCHOOL ENROLMENT FORM

  • First Name: Family Name:_______________________

  • Date of Birth Age MaleFemale

  • Parents Name

  • AddressSuburb_________________Post Code______

  • Phone (h) (w)

  • Mobile

  • Email

  • School/Preschool/Daycare you attend

  • Emergency contacts (other than parents)

  • Have you taken dance classes before?

  • How did you find out about Expression Dance School?

  • Please give detail on any medical condition your child may have, eg: Allergies, asthma: Including any medication currently taking and details on what to do in case of an emergency:

  • REGISTRATION

  • To secure a spot or for one free trial class in one of the classes, please complete the enrolment form.

  • Once you’ve decided to continue with our program for the term; the balance is payable on or before the second class along with an annual registration fee of $25 per dancer is to be paid to cover administration, insurance and music licensing cost. This must be paid on commencement of classes at EDS.

  • Conditions of enrolment

  • All fees are payable on term basis and Term 1 fees are due by JANUARY 13TH 2011.

  • Fees are GST inclusive and are non-refundable.

  • Fees for tuition are due in advance and should be paid IN FULL prior to the first lesson. If payment is not received, unfortunately your child will not be able to attend class until Full Payment is received. Arrangements can be made to pay by installments.

  • REFUNDS OF CLASS FEES

  • Once the term has commenced, fees paid are non-refundable* and non-transferable (unless a class is cancelled by Expression Dance School).  In particular, class fees cannot be used for private tuition fees.  

  • Refunds for cancellations prior to the term commencing will be issued as follows:

  • Less than 48 hours notice – no refund

  • 48 hours – 7 days notice – 50% refund

  • 8 days to 14 days notice – 75% refund

  • More than 14 days notice – 100% refund

  • Note - The term is considered to have commenced at the start time of the week 1 class.

  • PARENT / LEGAL GUARDIAN DECLARATION

  • I, the parent/guardian agree to allow my child to participate in the performance program at Expression Dance School under the following conditions:

  • All dance classes can involve the risk of personal injury. While Expression Dance School takes all reasonable care in the conduct of its classes, it accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused during classes or whilst participants are at or near the dance studio. You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and medically fit for the class and during the class you must take care of your own personal safety at all times.

  • I realise that payment of my account must be received in advance of each term in order of my child’s place at Expression Dance School to be reserved.

  • I do / do not (cross out which ever is applicable) authorise Expression Dance School to photograph my child for promotional and / or website use.

  • I acknowledge that it is a condition of enrolment that my child is picked up from inside the building immediately upon the conclusion of the enrolled activity.

  • I have read and accept Expression Dance School’s fee policy and agree to abide by the Rules.

  • In general, no refund or reduction of fees is available for non-attendance. Students who are unable to attend class due to illness or other unforseen circumstances are welcome to arrange a make-up class on another day. This must be arranged in the same term. Missed classes cannot be made up in future terms. Make up classes must be pre arranged with the front desk during office hours and are subject to availability.

  • Parents Signature: ……………………………………Date: …………………………


Dear parents caregivers

I wish to enroll in:

∆ Tiny Tots & Tots Level 1 Jazz/Tap∆ Tiny Tots Ballet

∆ Tots Ballet

∆ Pre Primary R.A.D. Ballet∆ Primary R.A.D. Ballet

∆ Grade 1 R.A.D Ballet∆ Grade 2 R.A.D Ballet

∆ Grade 3 R.A.D Ballet∆ Grade 5 R.A.D Ballet

∆ R.A.D. Intermediate Foundation

∆ Pre Junior Jazz/ Tap Level 1∆ Junior JFH / Tap Level 1

∆ Junior JFH / Tap Level 3∆ Junior JFH Level 1

∆ Junior JFH Level 2

∆ Junior JFH Level 3

∆ Pre Teen Contemporary Level 1∆ Pre Teen Hip Hop Level 1

∆ Teen Contemporary Level 2∆ Teen Hip Hop Level 2

∆ Youth Performance Group∆ Senior Performance Group

Please Tick

Level of Dance: ☐ Level 1(0 – 1 yr dance experience)

☐ Level 2 (2 years prior dance experience or more)

☐ Level 3 (3 years prior dance experience or more)

Day Time Class Duration Fee

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2.

3.

4.

Multiple Classes Discount = No. of classes x $5 $-

$

Total $

Payment Options: ∆ Cash ∆ Cheque ∆ Internet Transfer ∆ Credit Card - Paypal

St George Bank

BSB: 112 879

Account # :419553448

Please make cheques payable to: Expression Dance School (ABN: 95 055 363 433)

PO BOX 3007, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023

I understand I am committed for the entire term’s fees regardless of any classes missed due to sickness or absence.

Parents Signature: …………………………………………………… Date: ……………………………………………………

P: 0410 436 337 F: 02 9343 4087

[email protected]


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