Premiere Dance has been established by Premiere Elite director Kahlia Mehmet-Smith, in a bid to offer high quality dance classes to dancers of all ages and all styles. NO AUDITION NECESSARY. Premiere Dance is open to dancers from 9 years of age and offers classes in all styles of dance. At Premiere Dance we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to dance without commitment of an Elite course and without the financial burden of multiple compulsory classes. Students can enrol in as many or as little classes as they wish. Performance opportunities are still available as well as end of year concerts.
This program operates on a four term structure.
Monday 1st February - Saturday 3rd April (9 weeks)
Monday 19th April - Saturday 26th June (10 weeks)
Monday 12th July - Saturday 18th September (10 weeks)
Monday 4th October - Saturday 18th December (11 weeks) pending Concert dates
CLASSES ON OFFER
Premiere Studios follows the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Classes are available for examination preparation or for technique only.
For students over a certain age progressing through their ballet technique.
Commercial Jazz style.
CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL
Slow modern style incorporating expression and movement.
This class is designed to work on flexibility and strength. Useful to keep dancers body supple.
Street style Hip Hop.
Boys only. Mix of different hip hop styles.
Tap shoes required. Focusing on rhythm and style.
Acrobatic class. Focusing on gymnastic elements to coincide with dance combinations.
Dance class focusing on steps and music from musicals. NO SINGING.
One on one lessons for students wishing to have extra coaching or to learn a solo to perform in competitions or extra technical work. Students must be partaking in at least one ballet class per week to be eligible to book these lessons.
By invitation only. Students will learn group routines to be performed in competitions or other various performances. Students must be partaking in at least one ballet class per week to be eligible to partake in these lessons. All students will work towards a performance for our Mid Year Display and End Of Year Gala Concert.
2021 FEE LIST
GST NOT INCLUDED
30min - 45min class: $10 per class
1hr class: $12 per class
1hr and 15mins - 1hr and 30mins class: $15 per class
Premiere Recreational Dance Unlimited Package: $800 per term (not including Elite/Select Elite Classes)
RAD BALLET CLASSES
Please note these classes are charged at a higher rate due to expenses laid out by our teachers to be qualified for examinations.
30mins RAD Ballet Class - $10 per class
45mins RAD Ballet Class - $12 per class
1hr RAD Ballet Class - $15 per class
Over 1hr - $17 per class
BOYS DANCE FREE
Boys Hip Hop is free to any brothers that have a sibling currently enrolled in Premiere Studios.
Please note performance classes are at no charge. Students will be invited to those classes when required.
15 minute private - $15.00 (1 routine permitted)
30 minute private - $40.00 (10yrs and under max 4 routines, 12 yrs and over max 5 routines)
45 minutes - $60.00
1 hour private - $80.00
Private lessons are available for personal coaching, technique and performance solos. Pending availability.
Any students wishing to partake in ballet solos must have a separate technical private lesson on top of their scheduled private. Students will not be able to learn and perform classical solos without this technical private being booked. Students may learn a solo in a block lesson but must have equivalent of 5 x 30min private lessons in the lead up to a performance. Solos are performed at the choreographers discretion and students must check with teachers before committing to a performance.
A $40 once a year fee to cover the costs of insurance. No enrolment will be taken without this fee being paid on enrolment. Payment via direct debit, cash, eftpos or cheque payable to Nicole Seggie. If paying by direct debit, please provide receipt upon enrolment. Due to copyright laws, all students will be required to pay a copyright fee which will be added to your first invoice as well as a concert copyright fee which will be due with your end of year concert invoice.
METHOD OF PAYMENTS
PAYING BY TERM
• Direct Deposits available (Preferred payment). See office for bank details.
• Cheques made payable to “Nicole Seggie”.
• Cash - $50 and under ONLY!
PAYING WEEKLY (on request only)
Fees MUST be paid per term. Term fees must be paid in full within first two weeks of term. Term fees not paid within the first 2 weeks of term will incur 10% interest on total term fees and students will not be able to continue classes. Term fees will still be payable. If fees are still not paid you will then receive a debt collector’s letter and will be liable for any fees that are incurred. No student will be able to continue lessons the following term if fees are not paid in full. No fees will be credited for missed lessons. In the event that a lesson is cancelled by the studio, you may receive a credit which will roll over into the following term or the lesson will be made up. No refunds will be given. Once you enrol in a class you are committed to payment until the end of that term. Payments will not be refunded if a child pulls out of a class. If you would like to add a class you must email Fiona Holloway and contact the studio. Cheques and cash to be handed to the office in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, term and amount enclosed. No fees are to be given to any other staff member. It is strongly recommended that fees be paid by Direct Deposit if possible. Invoices and statements will be issued out via email through Fiona Holloway (accounts). Any queries regarding fees should be addressed towards Fiona and a copy of your email should also be forwarded to the Premiere Studios email address. Please see Policies and Procedures for the school policy on payment of fees. If you have genuine hardship and are having difficulty paying your fees, please email us.
Please note by signing your enrolment form you agree to the above conditions of payment.
Premiere Studios accepts Creative Kids and Active Kids Vouchers. One Active Kids voucher per term. A copy of the Active Kids voucher number and date of birth are to be forwarded to the studio. It is not the responsibility of the studio to ask for vouchers. The voucher will only be redeemable if presented to the studio prior to final invoice being paid. No refunds will e given in the event that a voucher has been received after final invoices have been paid.
Uniform must be strictly adhered to at all times. Students not wearing correct uniform may be required to leave class. No student will be permitted to take class without correct uniform.
• Ballet pink stockings
• Black velvet top Energetiks leotard.
• Split sole canvas or leather ballet shoes with Elastics. (ballet class)
• Split sole leather ballet shoes with ribbons (RAD grade 3 - grade 5)
• Pointe shoes - own choice. Please check with a teacher before purchasing.
• Demi Pointes with ribbons for RAD Intermediate and above.
• Matching coloured crossover top for winter.
• Black crop top or black t-shirt.
• Program leotard rolled down or black stockings, black tights or black shorts.
• Black or caramel jazz shoes. Preferably split sole but full sole allowed.
• Hip Hop own shoes optional.
• Grade leotard or black crop top. Black t-shirt.
• Black stockings on top of leotard or black shorts.
• Matching coloured chiffon skirt optional.
• Black crop top and shorts. Jazz shoes for Musical Theatre class.
• Black tights, white leotard or black singlet.
• Black socks, black canvas ballet shoes.
BOYS MODERN/CONTEMPORARY/HIP HOP
• Own pants, black singlet top, black jazz shoes.
Preferably split sole but full sole allowed. No lace jazz shoes preferred.
• Hip Hop own shoes. Black clothing.
All students are required to be neat and tidy all the time with their hair in a bun (no wispy bits). NO jewellery except small studs in the ear as it is a health and safety issue. For example, long earrings risk getting caught and ripped out of ears.
Studio tracksuit is available to order through the studio.
Jackets - $80, Pants - $50, Studio t-shirts - $40
Students wishing to complete R.A.D examinations will do so at the discretion of the teacher. Workshops for exam preparation for juniors and seniors will be during the school holidays before the examination. Mock examinations will also be run for all students before their examination, usually during school holidays. Dates of actual examinations are determined by the Royal Academy of Dance, and Premiere Studios has no control over the dates chosen. R.A.D charges exam fees, which are the responsibility of the student. Other fees related to the exam include hire of character skirts, pianist fees and rehearsal/mock exam fees.
CONCERT & PRESENTATION DAYS
The studio holds both an End Of Year Gala Concert and a Mid Year Showcase Display Concert each year. All students are expected to attend any extra rehearsals that occur in the lead up to the performances. Students should also make themselves available for Petite Mid-Year and End of Year Gala performances. There is a professionally shot DVD of both concerts/mid-year displays, which will be a compulsory cost through the school. A professional studio photo day is held close to the concert, usually on a Sunday. All students are expected to attend the photo shoot. Students who will be unable to perform in concerts should indicate this to the Director as soon as possible after the date is announced to allow for casting. There will be extra costs involved in purchasing/hiring costumes for performances, although costs will be kept as low as possible. Additional AMCOS and rehearsal fee will be payable for end of year gala concerts and mid-year displays.
Please note only program classes will guarantee a performance in concerts. All non program additional classes are training classes and not guaranteed as routine in performances.
As of 2021 we have implemented a compulsory DVD purchase per family per concert (mid-year display and end of year gala performance). This is to ensure the videographer costs are covered and to stop the use of illegal copies being made. These costs will be added to your mid-year and end of year costume invoices.
Premiere Studios relies a great deal on parental support and fundraising for the studio and its students. For 2021 we are hoping to hold regular meetings and encourage all parents to make the effort to attend. All funds raised for the studio goes directly back into the studio and students. Fundraising benefits everyone and we would like to see just as much support equally from all parents. Please do your best to be involved in your child’s studio and make it a fruitful place for everyone. There are times throughout the year, particularly performance times, in which help is needed by parents. Please be aware of these times and do not leave all the work to a few parents.
Students can enter eisteddfod or solo competitions at their own discretion. ALL COMPETITIONS must be passed by the studio staff before entering. Please send a list of desired eisteddfods/competitions to the studio before making any commitments. Students doing solo eisteddfod dances will need three copies of their music on CD. One is the master copy, one is to be used only at eisteddfods, and the other is to be taken to each solo class. Students should take a second copy of their music to all eisteddfod performances as a backup. Students are encouraged to have their music on a device for rehearsal purposes. Students accepted into the Premiere Elite Program will participate in eisteddfod groups throughout the year. Premiere Dance students may be asked to perform in these groups at the discretion of staff. Eisteddfods are normally held during school holidays.
Students involved in performances must be available for all rehearsals and events.
The timetable is constructed according to the availability of staff and studios. Whilst every effort is made to suit as many people as possible, no timetable will suit every student. Please be aware that group classes cannot be changed to suit just one student. If you have a problem with the timetable please see Miss Kahlia immediately.