RaDiANCE Academy Toowoomba - 2019 Prospectus

 

Congratulations on your enrolment in 2019.  We are super excited to have you as a part of our dance family.  There are lots of things you need to know about our special community and we are enthusiastic to share these with you.

 

 

Ethos

 

Our studio is run with core values of excellence, purity, kindness and clear communication.  We make these promises to you and your family:

  • We will ensure your dancer is safe and treated with kindness and care
  • Our music and costuming will be appropriate for whole family viewing
  • Our curriculum, teachers, facility and performances will be maintained to a standard of excellence
  • Our communication via email and link will be positive, interesting and straight-forward
  • Our studio participants are encouraged to interact with each other in a welcoming, respectful and kind manner

Guidelines

 

To ensure that we do our best for your dancer and your family, we ask that you will partner with us to maintain our amazing dance experience.   We ask that you and your family will always:

  • Treat staff, assistant teachers, students and parents with kindness and courtesy
  • Adhere to our uniform policy so that we create a culture of excellence that the dancers will learn and carry into their class and their every-day life
  • Treat our facility with care 
  • Bring your best attitude to each and every learning experience
  • Please adhere to our Code of Conduct

Classroom Experience

 

The studio is a beautiful focused place for the dancers and the teachers to learn and explore dance.  There are glass doors for you to watch the classes in progress if you choose to.  However, excluding trial classes, children over 3 years of age dance better without parents and care givers in the studio with them.  Therefore, we ask that you do not enter the studio during classes unless you have permission from the studio principal.  We do have "viewing" class regularly throughout the year for you to invite Grandmas and Aunts along to watch class with you. 

 

The classes for the children from 18 months to 3 years are an amazing interactive experience.  We DO need a caregiver to stay and participate in all classes.  We ask that Mum, Dad or Nanny stays and actively participates in each and every activity as directed by the teacher.   The dancers enjoy the class a lot more when Mum dances and engages rather than play on her phone.  

 

Each age group is required to bring along a water bottle.  Food, soft-drink, coffee and high-heels are strictly prohibited on the dance floor.  

 


Exams - ATOD

 

Some of our classes have the additional opportunity of being able to participate in our Australian Teachers of Dance Examinations in July/August each year.  To be eligible to participate in these exams you are required to attend all your regular dance classes.  To find out more about your exams click here. 

  • Ballet 4 - 6 Test 1-3: 1 class/week
  • Ballet 5 -13 Bronze Medal to Intermediate:  2 classes/week
  • Jazz 2 - 6: 1 class/week
  • Tap 2 - 6: 1 class/week
  • Acro (internal examinations): 1 class/week

Concert

 

It is a very exciting time of year when concert rolls around.  All children's classes from 3 years and up are invited to participate in the concert.  Each year we have about a 99.9% participation rate from our included classes.  This is such a wonderful learning experience for our dancers and they love the thrill of performing for you.  

 

We do require parent helpers to run the concert.  Please have a think about how you can best assist with your child's class.  The back stage support parents have an amazing time, meet a lot of new people and experience the performance from a whole new angle.

 

We invite our younger dancers to watch a portion of the concert so that they get to experience the magic from both vantage points.  This is an amazing opportunity that our studio provides.  To find out more about the concert click here. 

 

You are not required to make, sew or purchase your costumes.  We provide all costuming (minus hosiery, underwear, socks and shoes) for a nominal hire fee price.  To find out more about our costuming please see here.  

 


Waiting for Class

 

We have a wonderful waiting room for you and your dancer to wait in.  There is a table available for snacks or homework.  Please make yourself at home.  

 

Dancers from bronze medal and upwards are encouraged to arrive early, warm-up and stretch in the waiting room ready for their class. 

 

Please ensure all younger siblings are fully supervised.  The studios are a learning space and the teachers really appreciate you keeping your young children quiet in the waiting area.  There are toys provided for quiet play.   Please ensure your children do NOT play in the gardens, play with shopping trolleys, swing on the handrails outside of the studio also.  It is parents responsibility to ensure the siblings are safe and supervised at all times. 


Fees

 

We try to make paying your account as easy as possible.  Accounts are due prior to attending your first class.  You can pay your account any of the following ways:

  • In person at the studio during open hours
  • Online
  • 3 payments per term using credit card payments - AUTOPAY register online
  • Via direct deposit into the bank account listed on your invoice
  • Over the phone 0437 012 653

Senior Students

 

Additional opportunities are offered to our senior students.  We welcome assistant teachers in all of our younger classes and senior students are welcome to apply to the principal.  We offer solos and lead roles to senior students who show exceptional talent and exemplary behaviour.