2022 Term 2 Newsletter
We hope everyone has enjoyed their holidays.
Term 1 flew past and we’d just like to mention some exciting things that happened during the first term.
Auditions were held at the end of February for the Cecchetti Ballet NSW Scholars Program. Congratulations to the following Grade 5 students selected for the junior program; Allegra L, Amarlie W, Grace M, Hannah F, Harper J & Noam Z and Grade 6 & Intermediate students selected for the Intermediate program; Eden H, Amelia G, Hannah I, Kiara M & Sienna K. Well done!
This is a unique program, and a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to be coached by Nationally and Internationally acclaimed professional dancers and teachers. They have already enjoyed their first class with Fabio Lo Giudice.
We are so excited for our selected students to be a part of this amazing opportunity, to work with other talented Cecchetti Ballet students from across NSW, create new friendships & perform in front of an international audience.
Congratulations to the following dancers who were selected from 110 dancers from across NSW;
Grade 3 – Olivia Q, Sophia H & Charlotte G
Grade 4 – Adabelle L, Amy S & Ruth F
Grade 5 – Allegra L, Amarlie W, Emily T, Grace M, Hannah F, Harper J, Isabella B & Noam Z
Grade 6 – Sienna K & Thomas B
Intermediate – Eden H, Hannah I, Amelia G, Kiara M & Emma H
Eisteddfod season has begun for our soloists! Congratulations to;
Harvey & Noam, 1st Place at IRBD for their hip hop duo
Kiara M, 1st Place at Shine Dance Challenge for her jazz solo
Mia & Allegra, 1st Place at Energy Express Eisteddfod for their jazz duo
Adabelle L, 1st place at Express Eisteddfod for her ballet solo
Amelia G & Emily T, 2nd Place at IRBD for their ballet solos
Lulu M, 2nd Place at IRBD for her jazz solo
Zoe R, Highly Commended at IRBD for her jazz solo
Adabelle L, Highly Commended at IRBD for her ballet solo
Chrystina M, Highly Commended at Adrenaline Dance Comp for her jazz solo
LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS
We were so excited to once again win the Northern Districts Local Business Award for Outstanding Performing Arts for 2021! Thank you to all of our wonderful LCDA community for your ongoing support. We are truly grateful!
We’re looking forward to a very busy Term 2 with the start of competition season for our Performance Groups on 14th & 15th May, senior ballet exams & preparation for junior school ballet exams. Please remember our first day of Term 2 is Tuesday 26th April.
Please take time to read the rest of this Newsletter as it contains very important information regarding:
- Term 2 COVID Procedures
- The End of Year Performance
- Costume Deposits – opt out of the Concert by 1st June 2022
- Term 2 invoices
- Performance Groups
- Ballet Examinations
- Active & Creative Kids Vouchers
- TERM 2 COVID PROCEDURES
LCDA COVID procedures will remain the same in Term 2 with one slight change. From the start of Term 2 students will no longer be required to sign in with the COVID marshal.
However, students will still need to wait outside the Academy to be collected by their teacher. Students may enter the Academy before class to use the bathrooms but then must return downstairs to wait for their teacher.
No parents will be allowed in the Academy.
As always, please make sure students arrive on time for class and a parent or guardian are there at pick up time.
- 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 2022. Luckily Glen Street Theatre in Belrose are able to accommodate us for 2022.
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.
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END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE DATES
Sunday 27th November – Full School Dress Rehearsal at LCDA
Sunday 4th December – Photo Day at LCDA
Wednesday 14th December – Full School Dress Rehearsal at Glen St Theatre (Students must attend this rehearsal in order to be a part of our end of year production).
Kindergarten, Year 2, 4, 6 & 8 Students (school years)
Thursday 15th December – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre
Saturday 17th December – Matinee performance at Glen Street Theatre
Students must perform in both Thursday & Saturday shows.
Year 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 Students (school years)
Friday 16th December – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre
Saturday 17th December – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre
Students must perform in both Friday & Saturday shows.
Tiny Tots & Pre-Ballet students will perform in 1 show only, either; Thursday 15th, Friday 16th or Saturday 17th December. Tiny Tots & Pre-Ballet classes will be assigned a show closer to the performance date.
Year 10+ Students and Performance Group Students
Students in Year 10 & above and Performance Group students will perform in all 4 shows; Thursday 15th, Friday 16th & two performances on Saturday 17th.
- 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 (email@example.com) before 1st June 2022 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 2022?
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 2022, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make appropriate adjustment as required.
- PERFORMANCE GROUPS
We are coming up to a crazy month’s worth of performances, starting on 14th May and finishing on 5th June. All of our groups will perform 3-4 times during this 4-week period so please make sure you across all of the dates, times & venues your child is require. If you have any questions at all please email email@example.com
You can also;
– Join our Facebook Groups ‘2022 Performance Groups’.
– Join your groups iCal, if you didn’t receive an invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org & we will resend.
– Check HERE for a complete list of Term 2 events.
– Make sure emails from email@example.com are not going to your junk folder.
Additional Invoice for Performance Group Costs
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)
Sunday 7th August – Ballet Beginners & Ballet 1 (Kindergarten & Year 1) Compulsory Rehearsal
21st-23rd August – Exams at Lane Cove Dance Academy
SENIOR SCHOOL EXAM DATES (Year 6+)
Friday 14th August – Exam Orientation for Year 6, 7 & 8 at AMPA Studios, Alexandria
Thursday 1st – Friday 23rd September – Exams at AMPA Studios, Alexandria
Please make sure your child is in the correct uniform for all classes. Specific information can be found HERE or send us an email if you are unsure what colour your child should be in.
You can purchase our uniform from Bloch, Chatswood. If you tell them at Bloch you are attending Lane Cove Dance Academy, they will know what to give you and you can apply for a privilege card in-store.
You can also go to our second-hand uniform group on Facebook; LCDA & RDA 2nd Hand Uniforms
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 class.
- ACTIVE & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS
We have a new way to apply your Active & Creative Kids Vouchers to your invoice.
Just follow the link and enter your voucher details. Your voucher will then be applied to your Term 2 invoice.
Once the voucher has been applied you will receive a confirmation email and you can pay as normal through the family portal. Vouchers MUST be applied before you pay your fees.
Please note that Active/Creative Kids Vouchers WILL NOT be applied to overdue invoices, vouchers MUST be received by the Academy before the due date of the invoice. Any vouchers received after this date will be applied to your Term 2 invoice.
Active/Creative Kids Vouchers will not be transferred to another organisation once LCDA have received them. Nor will they be accepted from another Active/Creative Kids Provider.
We can’t wait to see everyone back at the studio from 26th April!