Middle School Information

Siobhan’s Dance Studio Middle School starts at Level 2 and continues to Level 5.

Levels 2 & 3 offer Ballet / Jazz Combo classes, Tap classes and Acrobatics classes. Ballet / Jazz is a pre requisite for Acrobatics.

Level 4 classes run over a 2 year period. Level 4A is for first year Level 4’s. Classes offered are Ballet / Jazz Combo classes, Tap classes, Extensions / Contemporary classes, Acrobatics classes & Hip Hop. Level 4B is for second year Level 4’s. They offer all of the above classes.

Level 5 classes include Classical, Jazz, Tap, Extensions / Contemporary, Acrobatics and Intermediate Street Jazz / Hip Hop. Classical is a pre requisite for Extensions / Contemporary. Either Classical or Jazz is required for Acrobatics.

Middle School Timetable

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 5

MONDAY

4-5:15pm Level 2 Ballet/Jazz/Tap (KH)

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

5-6pm Level 5 Classical (ST/SFS)

6-7pm Level 5 Jazz (BR)

7-7:45pm Level5/6 Acrobatics (BR) Middle & Senior School

TUESDAY

4-4:45pm Level 4A Tap (KH)

4:45-6pm Level 4A Ballet/Jazz Combo (KH)

6-6:45pm Levels 3-5 Hip Hop (JY)

WEDNESDAY

5-6pm Level 4A/B Classical Extensions/Contemporary (SFS/KH)

5-6pm Level 4C Classical Extensions/Contemporary (KH/SFS)

6-7pm Level 5 Classical Extensions/Contemporary (KH/BR)

7-8pm Level 5/6 Tap (KH)
 NB:Middle & Senior School

THURSDAY

4:15-5pm Level 4C Acrobatics (BR)

5:15-6:30pm Level 4C Ballet/Jazz Combo (KH/LT)

6:30-7:30pm Level 4C Tap (KH)

FRIDAY

4-5:15pm (10yrs/under) Competition Troupe (BR)

5:15-6:15pm 10yrs/Under Competition Solos/Duos

5:15-6:30pm (14yrs/under) Competition Troupe (JY/SFS)

SATURDAY

9-9:45am Level 4B Tap (KH)

9:45-10:45am Level 4B Ballet/Jazz (SFS)

10:45 – 11:30am Competition Solos/Duos

1:00 – 1:45pm Competition Solos/Duos

1:45-  2:30pm Competition Solos/Duos

1:45-3pm Middle School (Level 5 Classical) Main Cast Rehearsal Terms 3 & 4 only (SFS/BR)

Middle School 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.

Middle School Concert

(Level 2 to Level 5)
Saturday 16th November
Starts at 2pm

Middle School Full Dress Rehearsal

(Level 2 to Level 5)
Monday 11th & Friday 15th November
5pm – 7:15pm

Middle School Studio Rehearsal

(Level 2 to Level 5)
Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th November
4:30pm – 7:00pm

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

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 2

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”

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.

LEVELS 3 & 4

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

Level 4C students require a bun & students will be taught how to do their own hair in Term 1.

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

  • Leotard – BLOCH: “Overture Odetta L0828G”- LUN or M&M: Energetiks (CL04)
  • Crossover – BLOCH: “Z0858G/L – OVERTURE LUN” or M&M: Energetiks (CX01)

CLASSICAL

  • Georgette short wrap tie skirt – BLOCH: “A0722L-LUN” or M&M: “Energetiks CS01”
  • Tights –  Level 3 – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE ” (Flesh Pink) or M&M: “Energetiks CT27” (Salmon Pink)
  • Tights  – Level 4 – BLOCH: “Embrace” convertible (Flesh Pink) or MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks CT30/AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) The Level 4’s need “convertible tights” instead of footed tights to be able to change quickly and easily from ballet shoes to bare feet in both Classical & Extensions/Contemporary.
  • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes – M&M: MDM “Elemental Reflex” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Prolite II” with X-elastic – no ribbons.

    CLASSICAL EXTENSIONS / CONTEMPORARY
    Same as for Classical plus the following:

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tights – BLOCH: “Embrace” FLE (Flesh Pink) convertible or MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks CT30/AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) NB: Convertible tights are required to be able to change quickly and easily from ballet shoes to bare feet.
    • Foot thongs  – M&M: MDM “foot glove” (Optional but recommended) or BLOCH: “foot thongs”

    Tan footless tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

    JAZZ

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM Protract (preferred) or BLOCH: Elastaboot S0499L
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    TAP
    Same as for Classical plus the following:

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan tap shoes – Bloch “Tap On” (lowest heel) NB: Bloch is our recommended brand for endurance & quality.
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    STREET JAZZ / HIP HOP

    • Black bike shorts 
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM Protract (preferred) or BLOCH: Elastaboot S0499L
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)
    • Any runners for classes – black soled shoes only please!
    • White or Black canvas runners for concert only – Colour to be confirmed closer to concert time, prior to the Term 4 photo shoot.

    ACROBATICS

    • Black bike shorts 
    • No shoes required

    LEVELS 5

    HAIR to be tied back securely in a neat bun, using bun pins and a hairnet.

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

    • Navy blue leotard “L0854G/L Obelia Nav” – available only from BLOCH
    • Navy blue cotton-lycra crossover – BLOCH: “Z0658” or M&M: Energetiks “CX01”

    CLASSICAL & EXTENSIONS

    • Navy blue georgette short wrap tie skirt – BLOCH: “Geena A0722” or M&M: “Energetiks CS01”
    • Tights – MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) or BLOCH: “Embrace” convertible (Theatrical Pink).
    • Canvas Ballet Shoes (MDM Canvas Intrinsic Reflex preferred) with crossed elastics – not ribbons please!

    CONTEMPORARY

    • Black bike shorts or ¾ tights

    • Tights – MDM: “Miram” convertible or “Energetiks AT30” convertible (Theatrical Pink) or BLOCH: “Embrace” convertible (Theatrical Pink).

    • Foot thongs  – M&M: MDM “foot glove” (Optional but recommended) or BLOCH: “foot thongs”

    • Tan footless tights for concert only – Specific information will be given in Term 4 before concert photos.

    JAZZ

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM “Protract” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot S0499L”
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    TAP

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan tap shoes (Show Tapper) – Cuban heel NB: Bloch is our recommended brand for endurance & quality.

    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)

    STREET JAZZ / HIP HOP

    • Black bike shorts
    • Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces) – M&M: MDM “Protract” (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot S0499L”
    • Tan tights for concert only – BLOCH & M&M: “Fiesta Shimmer” (T3240)
    • Any runners for weekly classes.
    • White or Black canvas runners for concert only – Colour to be confirmed closer to concert time, prior to the Term 4 photo shoot.

    ACROBATICS

    • Black bike shorts 
    • 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