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Getting the most from CSDS

Learning, Living and Loving dance takes energy and discipline. But the rewards are immense.

To make sure you get the most from CSDS we have set out our policies and procedures for your information. Please take the time to read them.
Dress code

What you wear to your dance class is vitally important for two reasons.

Firstly, proper dance attire allows for ease of movement of the body.

Secondly, it gives the teacher the ability to detect and correct any physical problems you may have with your body alignment.

Dress code

Ballet

Hair in Bun. Split sole ballet shoe with elastic ballet stockings. Studio leotard/cross over.

Modern (Pre-Junior - Junior 2)

Ballet shoes, ballet stockings. Any combination of the studio uniform.

Modern (Intermediate 1 - Seniors)

Foot undezz, footless tights. Any combination of the studio uniform.

Tap

Hair in Bun

Tap (Pre-Junior – Junior 2)

Capezio buckle tap shoes preferred, beige dance tights. Any combination of studio uniform.

Tap (Intermediate 1 – Seniors)

Capezio black lace up tap shoes, beige dance tights, any combination of studio uniform.

Jazz

Hair in a bun, black split sole jazz shoes, beige dance tights, any combination of the studio uniform.

Hip Hop

Leotard, tights or black jazz pants, white sneakers. Any combination of studio uniform.

Contemporary

Hair in a bun, stirrup or convertible beige dance stockings, foot thongs, studio leotard.

Gymnastics

Hair in a bun, Studio leotard/shorts, no shoes or stockings.

Cheerleading

Hair in a bun, studio shorts and top/leotard. White flat Cheer shoes.

Pre-Junior

Hair in a bun, studio leotard/cross over skirt, ballet stockings, ballet shoes with elastics, Capezio velcro tap shoes, optional black ballet skirt.

Boys

Studio singlet and shorts, track pants, black ballet shoes, black split sole, Capezio tap shoes, black split sole jazz shoes, black or white socks.

Drama

Any combination of the studio uniform.

Dress rules

General attire

Each student must have his/her dance attire and shoes 1 month from the day of enrolment. Dress code at CSDS is strictly enforced. Students may be dismissed from class if our dress code is not followed.

Personal items

Please put your name on all articles of clothing, shoes and bags. Jewellery items or extra accessories should be left at home as they are not permitted in class. CSDS is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.

Dance shoes

These should not be worn outside the studio or performance areas.

Stockings

Stocking or socks MUST be worn with all footwear for hygienic and comfort reasons. We encourage students to wear convertible foot stockings if they have a number of classes.

Hair

All female students must wear their hair in secure bun/s with hairnet and hairpins. A red, black or white ribbon or ‘scrunchie’ may also be worn in the hair. Hair must be tied back neatly in one or two ponytails for Hip Hop and Cheerleading. A bun is also permissible for Gymnastics/Tumbling if other dance classes are on the same day.

Ballet

Ballet students are not allowed to wear any form of bike pants or dance pants in class. Senior ballet students may wear the black chiffon wrap classical skirt.

Jackets

The studio jacket can be ordered at the front desk. The jacket is compulsory for eisteddfod and performance students and optional for all other students. It usually takes 6 weeks to receive the jackets if they are not in stock.

CSDS fees

Eftpos is available for payments over $10.00.

A 1% surcharge applies to Visa and Mastercard.

A $20.00 late fee will be charged for accounts not settled by the end of term

CSDS FEES 2016
Item Amount Details
1 class $10 40 minutes per week
2 classes $18.50 1 hr 20 mins per week
3 classes $26.50 2 hrs per week
4 classes $33.50 2 hrs 40 mins per week
5 classes $39.50 3 hrs 20 mins per week
6 classes $45 4hrs per week
Unlimited classes $50 Unlimited
Pilates, Ladies Classes $10 Casual Rate
$85 Pay up Front for 10 classes
40 minutes - I hour classes
Singing $300 Pay up front for 10 classes ½ hour per week
Private Tuition with Miss April and miss Brooke $25 30 mins per week.
Private Tuition with Quintin and Brooke P (acro) $50 40 mins per week.
Private Tuition with Keira, Xander and Jasmine $40 30 mins per week.
Missed class fee As above class fees. These fees are charged in order to maintain students placing in their classes.  This fee is compulsory if the student misses their classes.
Competition fee Competition classes incur a surcharge
Classes

Placement

The CSDS teachers will place students in classes most suitable for them. This will be done on the basis that each individual student should be given the most appropriate learning environment for their needs.

We take into consideration things such as a student’s current stage of ability, physical and emotional development and age.

Attendance

To reach full potential in class and perform well at concerts, a student must attend on a consistent basis. Therefore, we expect regular attendance from all of our students at CSDS. Students should arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to their scheduled class time to properly prepare for class and to make sure that he/she does not interrupt a class by late arrival.

Troupes & Solos

All troupe and eisteddfod students are required to attend all classes, eisteddfods and shows. If you do not have a good attendance record you may lose your place in troupes.

Withdrawal

If a student must withdraw from classes, please notify CSDS in writing immediately as you will be charged for all scheduled classes until that time.

Leave of Absence

If a student must take a leave of absence for any amount of time, please notify CSDS. The reason of absence will be reviewed and is subject to approval by CSDS. In the event that CSDS does not regard the reason as warranting approval, tuition will be charged as scheduled.

Newsletters

Notices of news and events are available in the CSDS Newsletter every two months - both online and via email. Please make sure you enter your current email address on all enrolment forms.

Why not have your newsletter sent to you by email? Contact us and request that your email be added to our mailing list.

Waiting area

The waiting area at Centre Stage Dance Studio is for the convenience of our students and parents/guardians.

  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Running through the hallway is prohibited.
  • Quiet conversation is welcome, misbehaviour will not be tolerated
  • Place all rubbish in bins provided
  • Return all waiting room accessories (chairs, books, magazines, etc.) to their proper place after being used.
Studio area

Food and drink are not permitted in the studios.  

Students are not to lean on, or touch studio mirrors. Dance Barres are for educational purposes only.  

Students are not to hang or swing from Barres; nor should clothes or towels be hung from the Barres.  

All teaching tools, props, visual aids, and sound equipment are property of Centre Stage Dance Studio and should not be used without permission of the teacher.

Siblings are not permitted to be in the studio while classes are in progress.

Parent pick up and drop off

Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from class on time.  

Students must wait inside the building until their ride arrives.  Please use street parking and come in and pick-up your child.  

Please notify the teacher if someone other than the child’s parents will be picking them up.

Restrooms

Parents are requested to remind students, especially young students, to use the restroom prior to class time.

If an emergency visit to the restroom is necessary during class time, students need only ask permission from their teacher

Students must keep the restrooms clean and not use the toilets as a change area.

Student dismissal

By enroling as a CSDS student, parents agree that some disciplinary action may be taken by CSDS if any problem arises with a student in class.

This may include a student being  asked to sit down and not participate in the class and if the problem persists, the student may be asked to remove themselves from class and a parent/teacher conference will be scheduled.

Additional learning

By enroling as a CSDS student, students and parents agree not to take part in any classes, functions or otherwise appear at other dance studios, unless it is in a style that we do not teach (such as Irish).

Photography

By enroling at Centre Stage Dance Studio, students and parents agree that photographs and videos may be taken of students in class and at school functions for promotional and website advertising.

Lost and damaged property

Centre Stage Dance Studio is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen on the school premises or in the area surrounding the school.

If your child damages any property of Centre Stage Dance Studio you may be asked to pay for the repairs.

The information provided above helps us make you a great dancer. What you wear and the efficient organisation of our studio are important components of teaching. They give us the opportunity to effectively observe you so that you learn correct dance technique.

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