PREMIERE PETITE

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Premiere Petite is comprised of fun development classes for little dancers 18 months to 9 years of age. At Premiere Petite we aim to encourage young children to find their love of dance in a nurturing friendly environment.  The students have access to the best technical training  with our friendly and experienced staff who offer a safe environment and all children are encouraged to reach their full potential whilst exploring the art of movement through dance.

 

Premiere Petite is divided into four programs

Tiny Tots, Rec Petite, Mini Elite and Petite Elite

Tiny Tots - This program is aimed for students 18 months - 4 years.

Rec Petite - This program is aimed for students 5 - 9 years of age. Students can enrol in as little or as many classes as they wish.

Mini Elite - This program is aimed for students 4-6 years of age by invitation only. Students have set compulsory classes they will need to attend each week. This program is designed for students wishing to start early training in a future career of dancing.  Students also have performance opportunities throughout the year.

Petite Elite - This program is aimed for students 5 - 9 years of age via audition or invitation only. Students have set compulsory classes they will need to attend each week. This program is designed for students wishing to start early training in a future career of dancing. Students also have performance opportunities throughout the year.

 

 

Students at Premiere will study ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and will have the option of partaking in examinations. We believe that classical technique is essential to a dancer’s career as such all students are encouraged to partake in a Ballet Class.

 

Premiere Petite also offers classes in the following:

JAZZ • OPEN BALLET • ACRO • TAP • STRETCH • LYRICAL • SINGING • RAD BALLET • HIP HOP/CREW

• TECH • CONDITIONING • PRIVATE LESSONS • PERFORMANCE 

 

Students can be involved in eisteddfod competitions as a group but usually all students will work towards a performance for our Mid Year Showcase and End Of Year Performance.

Private lessons are available for students of Premiere Petite starting from 15mins time slot.

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TERM STRUCTURE

This program operates on a four term structure.

TERM DATES

Term  1

Monday 7th February - Saturday 9th April (9 weeks)

Term 2

Tuesday 26th April - Saturday 2nd July (10 weeks)

Term 3

Monday 18th July - Saturday 24th September (10 weeks)

Term 4

Monday 10th October - Saturday 17th December (10 weeks) - pending Concert date.

CLASSES ON OFFER

STRETCH

This class is designed to work on flexibility and strength. Useful to keep dancers body supple.

 

LYRICAL

Slow modern style incorporating expression and movement.

 

JAZZ

Commercial Jazz style.

 

RAD BALLET

Premiere Studios follows the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Classes are available for examination preparation.

 

OPEN BALLET

Open Ballet classes focusing on classical ballet technique.

 

TAP 

Tap shoes required. Focusing on rhythm and style.

 

HIP HOP/CREW

Mix of different hip hop styles.

 

ACRO 

Acrobatic class. Focusing on gymnastic elements to coincide with dance combinations.

 

SINGING

Vocal coaching.

 

TECH

Focusing on turns, kicks and leaps.

CONDITIONING

Strength and fitness.

TINY TOTS

Pre-school program focusing on development in co-ordination and movement skills. Learning dance in a fun and nurturing environment.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

One on one lessons for students wishing to have extra coaching, 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.

 

PERFORMANCE

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 Performance.

2022 FEES LIST

- GST NOT INCLUDED - 

 

ENROLMENT FEE

A $40 once a year fee to help cover the costs of insurance and other expenses. No enrolment fee will be taken and students will not be permitted to commence classes without this fee being  paid on enrolment day. Payment via direct debit, cash, eftpos or cheque payable to Nicole Seggie.

If paying by direct debit, please provide receipt upon enrolment.

AMCOS/COPYRIGHT

Due to new copyright laws, all students will be required to pay a copyright fee which will be added to your first term fee invoice as well as an end of year performance and mid-year showcase copyright fee which will be due with the corresponding performances invoice.

FEES

30min Tiny Tot class - $8 per class

30-45min class - $10 per class

1hr class - $12 for class

30mins RAD Ballet class - $10 per class

45mins RAD Ballet class - $12 per class

PACKAGES

Tiny Tots: Jazz, Ballet, Acro and Tap Combo - $27 per week

Petite Unlimited Package: $600 per term, not including RAD Ballet or private lessons and includes one class per style only.

JUNIOR PART-TIME DAY

Students from Kindergarten - Year 6 have the opportunity to join our Junior Part-time Training Program which is held on Thursdays 9am-3pm for a cost of $50 per week plus GST.

PRIVATE LESSONS

15min - $15 per class (1 routine)

30min - $40 per class (maximum 4 routines)

45min - $60 per class 

1 hour - $80 per class

Private lessons are available for personal coaching, technique and performance solos. Pending availability. Any student 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 the equivalent of 5 x 30min private lessons in lead up to a performance. Solos are performed at the choreographers discretion and students must check with studio/teachers before committing to a performance.

 

 

METHOD OF PAYMENTS

PAYING BY TERM

• Direct deposits available (preferred payment). Please email for bank details.

• Cheques made payable to "Nicole Seggie".

• Cash - $500 and under only .

• Eftpos

PAYING WEEKLY - on request only.

Fees MUST be paid per term. Term fees must be paid in full within the 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. Payments will not be refunded if a child pulls out of the program mid-term. Once a child commences a class you are committed to payment until the end of the term. If you would like to add a class you must notify Fiona Holloway via email as well as 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 policies regarding 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 conditions of payment stated in our Policies and Procedures.

Premiere Studios accepts Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers. One voucher per term can be claimed. A copy of the 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 be given in the event that a voucher has been received after final invoices have been paid.

 

 

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

 

Uniform must be strictly adhered to at all times. No student will be permitted to take class without correct uniform. Studio T-shirts and Jackets are permitted for warm up.

 

GIRLS

OPEN BALLET

• Theatrical pink stockings or no stockings with Bloch ballet socks.

• Pink coloured thick strap Energetiks leotard.

• Pink mock wrap Energetiks skirt.

• Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes with one elastic.

• Pink crossover for winter.

• Hair in slick bun with hair net.

PRE-PRIMARY/PRIMARY

• Pink thick strap Energetiks leotard (highback).

• Leather ballet shoes with one thin elastic.

• Pink ballet socks (preferably Paul Wright/Bloch brand).

• Hair in slick bun with hair net.

GRADE 1 AND GRADE 2

• Pink thick strap Energetiks leotard (highback).

• Theatrical pink ballet stockings.

• Canvas ballet shoes with two thin elastics crossing.

• Hair in slick bun with hair net.

 

LYRICAL/TAP

• Pink leotard, black shorts or black crop top, black shirt or studio t-shirt.

• Bare feet or toe undies allowed (Lyrical).

• Mary Jane black tap shoes. (Tap)

JAZZ

• Pink leotard, black shorts or black crop top, black shirt or studio t-shirt.

• Black jazz shoes. Preferably split sole but full sole allowed. No lace jazz shoes.

• Mary Jane black tap shoes. (Tap)

 

STRETCH/ACRO

• Black crop top and shorts.

TINY TOT GIRLS

• Premiere Petite Tutu Dress (available at office for $25). Shoes according to style of class (as above).

 

BOYS

BALLET

• Black tights, white leotard or white singlet, white socks, black canvas ballet shoes.

 

JAZZ

• Own pants, black singlet top, black jazz shoes, preferably split sole but full sole allowed.

 

All students are required to be neat and tidy at all times 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.

 

Studio Tracksuits are available for purchase at the studio. They are compulsory for all Petite Elite students and other students who compete at competitions/events.

Studio T-shirt $40, Jacket $95, Pants $65, Tiny Tot Tutu $25

 

PERFORMANCE HAIR & MAKEUP

 

For use at performances and exams as stipulated by teacher.

 

FEMALES

HAIR

Bobby pins, hair pins, fine hair nets (with elastic), hairspray, gel, brush/comb, hair ties, doughnut bun hair piece.

NO GLITTER HAIRSPRAY AT ANY TIME!

 

MAKE UP

Foundation (skin colour), eyeshadow (not blue), red lipstick, blush (light brown),  black mascara, black eyeliner.

 

EARRINGS

Students are required to wear big diamond stud earrings.

For those students who do not have pierced ears, clip on or glue on earrings are to be used.

 

MALES

MAKE UP

Foundation (skin colour), mascara black, black eye pencil, dark blush, brown and white eyeshadow.

 

 

 

EXAMINATIONS

 

Students wishing to complete RAD examinations will do so at the discretion of the teacher. Workshops for exam preparation 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 prior to the exam session. Dates of actual examinations are determined by the Royal Academy of Dance and Premiere Studios has no control over the dates chosen. RAD 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.

STAFF TRAVEL

 

If a staff member is required to travel with a student or students to a competition, local or international, the student/s will be liable for travel and accomodation costs. These costs will be divided equally between all students involved. In the event that a staff member is missing a significant amount of work, a loss of wage fee may also occur.

CONCERT & PRESENTATION DAYS

The studio holds both a Mid Year Showcase and an End of Year Gala Performance 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 Elite Mid-Year and End of Year Gala Performances.

A professional studio photo day is held in the weeks prior to the concert, usually on a weekend. 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. Only ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical classes guarantee a concert performance. All other classes are training classes and do not guarantee a routine in any performance. 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 the end of year gala performances and mid-year showcases.

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.

 

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

 

Premiere Studios relies a great deal on parental support and fundraising for the studio and its students. 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. During busy periods at the studio parents may be called upon for help, and although this is not a requirement, any time given is much appreciated.

 

 

TIMETABLING

 

The timetable is constructed according to the availability of staff and studio space. 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 email the studio.

EISTEDDFODS / COMPETITIONS

Students can enter eisteddfods or solo competitions at their own discretion however, 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 two copies of their music on CD. One is the master copy, one is to be used only at eisteddfods. Students should take two copies of their music to all eisteddfod performances as a backup. Students are encouraged to have their music on a device for rehearsal purposes.

Students wishing to participate in eisteddfod groups can obtain a list of possible dates and performances through the office. Students may be asked to perform in these groups at the discretion of staff. Eisteddfods are normally held during school holidays.

As a member of an Elite program, students are to make themselves available for rehearsals and performances.

As of 2022 we are implementing an Eisteddfod fee to all students participating in group eisteddfod performances. The cost of this fee will determine the cost of group entry and divided equally among the students performing. This fee will be invoiced. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships may be available through an application system. Please note Premiere Studios has minimal scholarships available and funds will only be awarded if the director and staff deem it worthy. Please ask for a scholarship application form if you wish to be considered.

Applications close February 1st.

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