Term 1 flew past but we’d just like to mention some exciting things that happened during the first term.
Eisteddfod season kicked off this week at IRBD Competition! Congratulations to Mia & Allegra, first place for their jazz duo, and Kiran & Noam (dancing up an age division) first place for their Hip Hop duo. We can’t wait to watch our soloists in the coming week.
Auditions were held at the beginning of March for the Cecchetti Ballet NSW Scholars Program. This is a unique program, and a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to be coached by Nationally and Internationally acclaimed professional dancers and teachers. The LCDA/RDA dancers selected for 2021s program are;
Junior – Emma Hawkins, Genevieve Price Pontifex, Katia Rusjakovski, Holly von Behr & Sienna Kerr
Intermediate – Hannah Israel, Thomas Barnett & Amelia Gee (reserve)
We’re looking forward to a very busy Term 2 with the start of competition season for our Performance Groups on 1st & 2nd May, senior ballet exams & preparation for junior school ballet exams. Please remember the academy does not have pupil free days like the education system. Our first day of Term 2 is Monday 19th April.
Please take time to read the rest of this newsletter because it contains very important information regarding:
- The End of Year Performance
- Costume Deposits – opt out of the Concert by 1st June 2021
- Term 2 invoices
- Charges for Performance Group Costumes, Entry Fees and Holiday Classes
- Ballet Examinations
- Active & Creative Kids Vouchers
- END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE
The end of year performance is the highlight of the year for all our students. Unfortunately, our usual venue isn’t taking bookings for 2021 while they upgrade their theatre. Luckily Glen Street Theatre in Belrose are able to accommodate all six of our LCDA/RDA shows!
To help you plan your Christmas holidays and other festive activities, please add the following dates to your diaries. Rehearsals & photo days are held at the studio on the weekends leading up to the concert dates, so please make sure you include all dates. All concert related timetables will be posted on the website closer to the date. Please subscribe to the website to receive these alerts.
LCDA Subscription – https://lcda.com.au/subscribe/
- COSTUME DEPOSITS
The Academy has an OPT OUT policy regarding participation in the end of year performance. This means we assume all students will participate in ALL performances for the academy in the classes they are enrolled in for Term 2. A costume deposit of $40 has been applied to each of the classes your child is enrolled for Term 2. The balance for your costume/s will be added to your Term 4 invoice.
If your children are NOT available on concert dates or you DO NOT WISH them to participate, the onus is on you to tell us. PLEASE advise by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 1st June 2021 if your child will not be involved in the end of year concert.
What happens if you do not advise us that your child will not be in the concert before 1st June 2021?
Costumes require a considerable lead time to ensure they arrive before the concert dates. Most costumes are custom made overseas and unless ordered early, cannot be re-ordered with sufficient time to arrive before the performance dates. If you do not advise the Academy by 1st June 2021, the Academy assumes you will be in the concert and a costume will be ordered. Once ordered, the full cost of the costume will be payable by you.
- TERM 2 INVOICES
Term 2 invoices have been raised and are available on the Family Portal. Term 2 invoices include:
- a) Class Tuition Fees
- b) Costume Deposits for each class enrolled – see above
To view your invoice and make payment, please log on to your account via the Family Portal.
If you have any problems regarding your fees, please contact the office by email email@example.com so that we can make appropriate adjustment as required.
To avoid a Late Fee please pay by the due date.
- CHARGES FOR PERFORMANCE GROUPS – COSTUME / ENTRY FEES / HOLIDAY CLASSES
For those enrolled in Performance Group classes an invoice will be raised which covers additional costs associated with competitions. These costs include the holiday classes attended over the April school holidays, a competition costume and entry fees to competitions.
You will receive an additional email once these invoices are ready to be paid.
- BALLET EXAMS
Exam students will be selected at the discretion of the principals to undertake Cecchetti Ballet examinations. Students in Year 2 and above must attend two ballet lessons per week from the beginning of the year to be considered.
JUNIOR SCHOOL EXAM DATES
Kindergarten to Year 4
6th & 7th July – Compulsory Exam & Piano Rehearsal
28th, 29th & 30th July – Exams at Lane Cove Dance Academy
Please note all Roseville students will sit their examination at our Lane Cove Studios.
SENIOR SCHOOL EXAM DATES
Year 9+ – 10th-16th May – Exams at The Concourse, Chatswood
Year 6, 7 & 8
6th August – Exam Orientation for Year 6, 7 & 8 at The Concourse, Chatswood
22nd August to 17th September – Exams at The Concourse, Chatswood
Please make sure your child is in the correct uniform. Specific information can be found HERE.
You can purchase our 2021 uniform from Bloch, Chatswood. If you tell them at Bloch you are attending Lane Cove or Roseville Dance Academy they will know what to give you and you can apply for a privilege card in-store.
Good grooming is essential. All ballet students (Kindergarten age & above) must have their hair in a ballet bun if they wish to participate in class. For all other dance styles students must have their hair up. Please do not wear jewellery or watches/fitbits into any dance class.
Bloch will be moving to 398 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood from 1st May. If you post a photo of yourself on Instagram in front on the new Chatswood Store before 25th April you could get your dance fees paid by Bloch!
- ACTIVE & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS
To use your 2021 vouchers towards your Term 2 invoice just send us;
- Child’s full name as it appears on the voucher
- D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
- 16 digit voucher number (not the whole voucher please)
We will then apply it to the invoice and you can pay as normal through the family portal.
Please note that Active/Creative Kids Vouchers must be received BEFORE the due date of the invoice (26thApril) and will not be applied to overdue invoices.
Active/Creative Kids Vouchers will not be transferred to another organisation once LCDA/RDA have received them. Nor will they be accepted from another Active/Creative Kids Provider.
We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their holidays and we can’t wait to see everyone back at the studio from 19th April!