Junior School Information

Siobhan’s Dance Studio Junior School offers classes starting from Age 3. 

In our Kinder classes we accept children from the ages 3-5. The classes are focused on learning the fundamentals of starting classical dance. Learning first position in a fun way students can relate.

Prep classes are for Prep age children. Classes are a combination of Tap, Ballet and Jazz. Part of the class is dedicated to each of these styles.

Level 1 classes are for Grade 1 students. Classes are a combination of Tap, Ballet and Jazz.
Acrobatics is also offered as an addition to these classes.

Our Kinder, Prep and Level 1 Students perform in our annual concert in the Junior School.

Junior Timetable

KINDER (3-5 YRS)

PRIMARY

LEVEL 1

MONDAY

5:15-5:45pm Junior  (Primary/Level 1/2) Acrobatics-Skilled Based Class (KH)

4-5pm Primary A Tap/Ballet/Jazz (JO)

TUESDAY

9:45-10:30am Tiny Tendus Ballet/Jazz Combo (KH)

THURSDAY

4-5:15pm 1A Tap/Ballet/Jazz Combo (KH)

FRIDAY

9:45-10:30am Beautiful Balances Kinder Ballet/Jazz Combo (KH)

SATURDAY

9-9:45am Super Sautes Kinder Ballet / Jazz Combo (SFS/LT)

9:45-10:45am Primary B Tap/Ballet/Jazz (KH) 

9:45-10:45am Primary C – TBC Tap/Ballet/Jazz (LT) 

10:45am-12pm Level 1B Tap/Ballet/Jazz (KH)

10:45-11:30am Delightful Degages-TBC Kinder Ballet/Jazz Combo (SFS/LT)

Junior Concert Information

SDS Concert Performances for 2024 are on Saturday the 16th of November.

The concerts will be held at The Besen Centre,
87-89 Station Street, Burwood

Here are some important dates for your Calendar. Remember all Rehearsals are compulsory in the lead up to the concert.

Junior School Concert

(Kinder to Level 1)
Saturday 16th November 2024
Starts at 11am

Junior Full Dress Rehearsal

(Kinder to Level 1)
Saturday 16th November 2024
8:30am – 10:30am

Junior Studio Rehearsal

(Kinder to Level 1)
Sunday 10th November 2024
9:30am – 11:15am

A Production Fee of $60 per student is charged in 2 instalments across Terms 2-3 to cover costs of music recording/licences, theatre lighting & scenery.
It includes a digital copy of concert performances.

A Photo Shoot Fee of $25 per child is charged in Term 4 for our compulsory photo shoot & and is redeemable upon ordering your concert photos.

Parents are not required to sew Costumes for the annual concert; they are hired for $38 per costume from our school. Most classes require one costume for the concert. Costume Hire Fees are charged across your Term 2 & 3 accounts & are non-refundable.

Uniform

KINDER BALLET/JAZZ COMBO

HAIR to be tied back securely off the face in a pony-tail or bun.

  • Leotard – BLOCH: L0828G-LIL- (ODETTA- NEW OVERTURE) or M&M: “Energetiks CL04” (Mauve)
  • Skirt – BLOCH: A0735g-LAV-(ROYAL EXAM SKIRT) or M&M: “Energetiks CS27” (Mauve)
  • Crossover – BLOCH: Z0858G-OVERTURE LIL or M&M: “Energetiks CX09” (Mauve)
  • Ballet tights – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE or M&M: “Energetiks CT27” (Salmon Pink)
  • Pink leather ballet shoes – BLOCH: “Dancesoft” or M&M: MDM “Elemental” (preferred brand)

In Term 1 – Kinder Students may wear dance attire of their own choice (i.e. fairy dress, tutu skirt) but please make sure it is a suitable length to dance safely in. Please NO “jiffies”.

LEVEL 1 & Primary

HAIR to be tied back securely off the face in a pony-tail or bun.

Base Uniform: Required for all classes in these levels. Further items for each dance style are listed below.

  • Leotard – BLOCH: L0828G-LIL- (ODETTA- NEW OVERTURE) or M&M: “Energetiks CL04” (Mauve)
  • Crossover – BLOCH: Z0858G-OVERTURE LIL or M&M: “Energetiks CX09” (Mauve)

CLASSICAL

  • Skirt – BLOCH: A0735g-LAV-(ROYAL EXAM SKIRT) or M&M: “Energetiks CS27” (Mauve)
  • Ballet tights – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE or M&M: “Energetiks CT27” (Salmon Pink)
  • Pink leather ballet shoes – MDM “Elemental” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Dancesoft”

LEVEL 1 & Primary

JAZZ

  •  Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – MDM “Protract” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot”
  • Tan tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

TAP

  • Tan tap shoes– BLOCH: “Tap On” (lowest heel) NB: Bloch is our recommended brand for endurance & quality.
  • Tan tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

ACROBATICS

  • No shoes required.

Testimonials

All four of my daughters have danced at SDS over the past eight years. SDS offers quality dance training in a supportive, friendly environment. The teachers are fantastic and make it such a happy place for the students. SDS lives by its motto “Where every child shines”. The concerts are always a highlight of the year. My girls love being part of the SDS community.

Michaela Fox 

We have been with SDS for eight years now and it has been a wonderful journey. As a three year old when my daughter started it was very much about coordination, movement and fun. It has been wonderful watching all the girls dancing develop over the years and every teacher we have had has been amazing, 100% supportive and always full of encouragement no matter what “level” the girls are within the group. I couldn’t recommend SDS any more, it is a truly caring environment where everybody grows and shines.  

Kate Stevens