Senior School Information

Siobhan’s Dance Studio Senior School starts at Level 6 and continues to open levels.

Senior School Timetable

LEVEL 6

LEVEL 7A/B

LEVEL 8/9

ELEMENTARY

ADVANCED / OPEN

MONDAY

5-5:45 Level 6 Contemporary (BR) 

5:45-6:45pm Level 6 Classical Extensions (ST/SFS)

5:45-6:45pm Level 8 Tap (KH)

6:45-7:45pm Open Tap (KH)

6:45-8pm Elementary Classical/Pointe (ST/SFS)

7-7:45pm Level 5/6 Acrobatics (BR)
NB: Middle & Senior School

8-9pm Level 9 Jazz (BR)

TUESDAY

5-6pm Level 7A Contemporary (BR)

5:15-6:15pm Level 7B Classical Extensions/Pointe (SFS)

6:15-7:15pm Level 7A Classical Extensions/Pointe (SFS)

6:15-7:15pm Level 7B Tap (Term 1&2) (KH)

7:15-8:15pm Level 7A Tap (Term 1&2) (KH)

7:15-8:15pm Level 7A/B Tap (Term 3&4) (KH)

7:15-8:15pm Level 7B Contemporary (Term 1&2) (EM)

6:15-7:15pm Level 7B Contemporary (Term 3&4) (EM) 

7:15-8:15pm Open A Jazz (BR)

8:15-9:15pm Open A Contemporary (BR)

WEDNESDAY

5-6pm Level 6A Classical (ST)

6-7pm Level 6A Jazz (JY/SFS)

6-7pm Level 7A Classical (ST)

7-8pm Level 7A Jazz (BR)

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

7-8pm Open A Classical/Rock the Ballet (ST)

8-9pm Open Jazz & Heels (BR)

THURSDAY

5-6pm Level 7B Classical (BR)

6-7pm Level 7B Jazz (BR)

7-8pm Open B Contemporary (BR)

8-9pm Open B Jazz (BR)

FRIDAY

4:30-5:15pm Senior (Levels 7 & Over) Acrobatics (JY/JO)

5:15-6:30pm 16yrs/Under Competition Troupe (BR)

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

6:30-7:30pm Senior Level 6/7 Hip Hop (JY)

6:30-7:30pm Elementary Contemporary (BR)

7:30-8:30pm 14yrs/Under & 16yrs/Under Competition Solos/Duos (BR)

7:30-8:30pm Open Hip Hop (JY)

7:30-8:30pm Jazz Exam Workshops Specific Dates TBA (Terms 1 & 2)

SATURDAY

11:30-12pm Open Progressing Ballet Technique NON CONCERT CLASS (BR)

12-1pm Open B Classical/Rock the Ballet (ST)

1-1:45pm Open Pointe (ST)

3-4:30pm Senior School (Level 7A Classical) Main Cast Rehearsal Terms 3 & 4 only (SFS/BR)

Senior 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.

Senior School Concert

(Level 6 & above)
Saturday 16th November 2024
Starts at 6:30pm

Senior School Dress Rehearsal

(Level 6 & above)
Monday 11th & Friday 15th November
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Senior School Studio Rehearsal

(Level 6 & above)
Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th November
7:00pm – 9:30pm

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

LEVELS 6-7

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

LEVELS 8 & 9, PRE ELEMENTARY, ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED & OPEN

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.

  • Leotard Any style & any colour for class AND navy blue nylon-lycra leotard (L3254 – available only from BLOCH) for exams. NB: The Bloch L3254 leotard is no longer being made, however the Doncaster Bloch store is currently holding existing stock for us.

CLASSICAL & EXTENSIONS

  • Chiffon/georgette ballet skirt – no longer than mid-thigh (optional)

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

  • Canvas ballet shoes – M&M: MDM Intrinsic Reflex (preferred) with crossed elastics – not ribbons!

  • Pointe shoes – for students who have passed the In Sync Physiotherapy assessment. (Only available at BLOCH)

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
  • Elementary – Tan split-sole jazz shoes (no laces): MDM Protract (preferred) or BLOCH: “Elastaboot”

  • Split-Flex Heels (Black) – for Level 9 Jazz – only available at BLOCH

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

  • Black fishnet tights for concert only – You will be advised closer to concert time if these are required for Level 9.

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)

HIP HOP

  • Black bike shorts, leggings or track pants. 
  • 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