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Term 2 Newsletter

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)

Congratulations!

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:

  1. The End of Year Performance
  2. Costume Deposits – opt out of the Concert by 1st June 2021
  3. Term 2 invoices
  4. Charges for Performance Group Costumes, Entry Fees and Holiday Classes
  5. Ballet Examinations
  6. Uniform
  7. Active & Creative Kids Vouchers

 

  1. 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/

 

LANE COVE DANCE ACADEMY END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE DATES HERE

 

 

  1. 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 (lcda@lcda.com.au) 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.

 

 

  1. TERM 2 INVOICES

Term 2 invoices have been raised and are available on the Family Portal. Term 2 invoices include:

  1. a) Class Tuition Fees
  2. 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 lcda@lcda.com.au so that we can make appropriate adjustment as required.

To avoid a Late Fee please pay by the due date.

 

 

  1. 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.

 

 

  1. 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

 

 

  1. UNIFORM

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!

 

  1. ACTIVE & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

To use your 2021 vouchers towards your Term 2 invoice just send us;

  1. Child’s full name as it appears on the voucher
  2. D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
  3. 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!

Term 4 Newsletter

Welcome back for Term 4!

We have some exciting things planned for term 4.

Please take time to read all of this Newsletter because it contains important information;

  1. Term 3 Achievements
  2. Concert
  3. Timetable Changes Term 4
  4. Term 4 Invoices
  5. Active & Creative Kids Vouchers
  6. Performance Group Competition
  7. Term Dates
  8. Uniform
  9. Subscribe!

 

PERFORMANCE GROUP SHOWCASE

During the last week of Term 3 our Performance Groups treated us to a week of in-house showcases.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful Performance Group students for their continued hard work and enthusiasm during such a difficult year. We know how tough it is being in a competition group with no upcoming competitions, we’re hoping that our Term 4 competition will go ahead. If you are a Performance Group student and didnt receive your showcase video please email the office, lcda@lcda.com.au

CECCHETTI BALLET EXAMINATIONS

122 students, from Pre-Primary to Advanced 1 sat their Cecchetti Ballet Exam last term!

We couldn’t be prouder of everyone’s hard work & commitment this year, both in the studio & on Zoom.

You all should feel very proud of yourselves. Hopefully we will receive results from the September session soon!

COMPETITIONS

Some students were lucky enough to perform their solos or duos (live!) during term 3 and the holidays.

At Extreme Dance Competition;

Paloma, 2nd Place

Adabelle, 2nd Place

Paloma & Felicity, 2nd Place

Kate, Highly Commended

At The Ultimate Dance Challenge;

Adabelle, 1st Place

Mia & Kiara, 1st Place

Kate, 3rd Place

At Talent Tribe; Amarlie, 1st Place

At Expression Dance Eisteddfod; Emily, 2nd Place

Congratulations to everyone!

 

CONCERT

Please see here for concert information: https://lcda.com.au/2020/10/concert-2020/

 

TIMETABLE CHANGES FOR TERM 4

The following classes will change times, in preparation for the concert, for Term 4;

Roseville Dance Academy

Monday Ballet 5 will be 1 hour later at 4:45-5:45pm

Thursday Jazz Beginners & Jazz 1 will move to Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm

Saturday Tiny Tots will be 30mins later at 9:30-10:30am

Saturday Ballet 2 will bat 45mins earlier at 10:00-11:00am

Lane Cove Dance Academy

Friday Tap Elementary will be 1 hour earlier at 3:45-4:45pm

Friday Tap Intermediate will be 1 hour earlier at 4:45-5:45pm

Friday Tap Advanced will be 1 hour earlier at 5:45-6:45pm

Friday Acro Intermediate be 1 hour earlier at 4:45-5:45pm

Friday Acro Advanced will bet 1 hour early at 5:45-6:45pm

Saturday Acro Beginners 1 will be 1 hour later at 2:45-3:45pm

 

If you are unsure what Tap or Acro level you are in please email the office, lcda@lcda.com.au

 

TERM 4 INVOICES

Invoices have now been raised for Term 4 and are available on the Family Portal.  Instructions on how to log in, view & pay your invoice are at the end of this newsletter.

Invoices are due on 15th October.

 

ACTIVE KIDS & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Last chance to use your Active & Creative Kids Vouchers!

To use your vouchers towards your invoice just send us;

  1. Childs full name as it appears on the voucher
  2. D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
  3. 16 digit voucher number (not the 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 WILL NOT be applied to overdue invoices, vouchers MUST be received by the Academy before the due date of the invoice.

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.

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

We have entered our Jazz, Ballet & Contemporary Performance Groups in Energy Express Eisteddfod. Scheduled for Saturday 30th October & Sunday 1st November (with an extra day on Friday 6th November if needed) at Castle Hill High School.  An eisteddfod entry fee has been added to your Term 4 invoice.

Please pencil these dates into your diaries and we will email again once we have a program with dates & times for each group.

If we all keep our fingers crossed, we might get a chance to perform our dances this year.

 

TERM DATES

Roseville Dance Academy Term 4, Monday 12th October-Saturday 5th December (last day of classes). Sunday 6th December, concert filming day.

Lane Cove Dance Academy Term 4, Monday 12th October-Saturday 5th December (last day of classes). 7th-12th December, concert filming week. There will be no regular classes after 5th December. Please see concert information here: https://lcda.com.au/2020/10/concert-2020/

 

UNIFORM

We will be changing our uniform for 2021! Keep an eye on the website for details coming soon.

BLOCH provides Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academy students with a discount on all uniform items, just ask 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 into any dance class.

 

Please Subscribe!

Please make sure you are subscribed to our website.

LCDA – lcda.com.au/subscribe/

RDA – roseville.ndsb.com.au/subscribe/

Also, follow us on Facebook, Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academies & Instagram lcda_rda

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We can’t wait to see everyone back for Term 4!

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT:

Locate the gold Family Portal Button on the Home page of the website and click to log on to your account.

New users to the system: If you are a first time user, use the same email address that was entered on your enrolment form. Enter the same email address in the Forgotten Password field and click on submit to retrieve a password. Do NOT use the New Registration button, we have already created an account for you. A password will be sent to your email address. Go back to the login screen and enter your email address into the Username field and new password into the password field and then click submit.

Once you have logged in, your invoice can be located by clicking on “Financials”. Check the detail by clicking on the invoice number in blue.

To make a payment click on “Pay” and follow the instructions for the checkout.

If you have any problems with the invoice please notify the office by email immediately so we can adjust your invoice as required.

Term 3 Newsletter

At the beginning of 2020 who could have imagined a Term 2 quiet like that!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing families who stuck with us during this difficult time. As well as all the people who sent such lovely messages of encouragement and support.

Thank you for everyone’s patience and support with our new COVIDsafe procedures.

 

Please take time to read all of this Newsletter because it contains important information;

  1. Term 1 & 2 Achievements
  2. Term 3 Invoices
  3. Active & Creative Kids Vouchers
  4. Ballet Examinations
  5. Performance Group Competitions
  6. Term Dates
  7. Uniform
  8. Subscribe!

 

TERM 1 & 2 ACHIEVEMENTS

CECCHETTI SCHOLARS

We are so proud of the following students who have been selected as Cecchetti Ballet NSW Scholars for 2020:

Junior – Amelia, Emma, Hannah & Lola

Intermediate – Emma, Maya & Lucy

Senior – Vienna, Elizabeth, Imogen & Olivia

This is a unique program, and a wonderful opportunity for the girls to be coached by nationally and internationally acclaimed professional dancers & teachers. Hopefully they will be able to resume face to face classes in Term 3.

CECCHETTI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

We were 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.

Unfortunately the Cecchetti Conference will not go ahead at this time but we hope these students have the opportunity to participate in 2021.

Congratulations to the following dancers who were selected from 120 dancers from across NSW;

Grade 3 – Adabelle & Kate

Grade 4 – Amarlie, Brooke, Emily, Isabella B, Isabella L, Juliana, Noam & Thomas

Grade 5 – Amelia, Emma, Hannah & Lola

Intermediate – Emma

Advanced 1 – Imogen, Lucy, Maya & Olivia

Advanced 2 – Elizabeth

COMPETITIONS

Congratulations to Holly who placed 1st in Shine Bright Dance Challenge which was conducted online!

Well done to Chrystina who received a Highly Commended at SBDC.

 

 

BUSINESS AWARDS

Both Lane Cove and Roseville Dance Academies have once again been nominated for Local Business Awards!

We would be very humbled if you had time to vote for us;

Roseville Dance Academy – https://thebusinessawards.com.au/business/46876/Roseville-Dance-Academy

Lane Cove Dance Academy – https://thebusinessawards.com.au/business/46863/Lane-Cove-Dance-Academy

We were excited to be nominated as a finalist in the Australia Small Business Champion Awards. These awards were due to be awarded in March be have been postponed to August 29th.

 

ALUMNI

Congratulations to ex-student Chayan who will join Saarländisches Staatstheater in August as an apprentice dancer. Chayan has been studying at Palucca University of Dance in Germany since 2017 and has obviously been working hard in order to gain his first professional contract. We are very proud of him!

We are also very proud of Olivia (Alegria Dance Studios), Kate (ED5 International)  & Lara (Tanya Pearson Academy) who all began full-time dance study this year. We can wait to see how these talented performers grow.

 

 

TERM 3 INVOICES

Invoices have now been raised for Term 3 and are available on the Family Portal.  Please find instructions on how to log in, view & pay your invoice below.

Invoices are due on 17th July. Due to the 4 square meter rule, class sizes are still limited. We would appreciate it if you could please let us know of any changes to your enrolment ASAP in order to allow other students join.

If invoices are left unpaid, and your child is enrolled in a class with a wait-list, your space in that class will be offered to another student.

 

 

ACTIVE KIDS & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

To use your vouchers towards your invoice just send us;

  1. Child’s full name as it appears on the voucher
  2. D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
  3. 16 digit voucher number (not the 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 WILL NOT be applied to overdue invoices, vouchers MUST be received by the Academy before the due date of the invoice.

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.

 

BALLET EXAMS

We are hoping that students will be able to sit their Cecchetti Ballet Examinations in Terms 3 & 4.

Students in Year 2 and above must be attending two ballet lessons a week in order to be considered for their ballet exam. Students will be selected at the discretion of the principals to undertake these examinations.

As soon as we have confirmed dates they will be posted on our website.

 

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

We are hoping that our Performance Groups will be able to compete later in the year.

Once competitions have confirmed their dates, Performance Groups students will be emailed and information will be posted on our website.

 

 

TERM DATES

Term 3, Monday 20th July-Saturday 26th September

Term 4, Monday 12th October-TBA

Please remember the academy does not have pupil free days like the education system. Our first day of term is generally on a Monday unless it falls on a public holiday.

 

 

UNIFORM

You can purchase the uniform from BLOCH in Westfield, Chatswood. Details can be found on our website (www.lcda.com.au/uniforms or for Roseville www.ndsb.com.au/uniform). If you tell them at Bloch you are attending Lane Cove or Roseville Dance Academies 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 into any dance class.

 

Please Subscribe!

Please make sure you are subscribed to our website.

LCDA – lcda.com.au/subscribe/

RDA – roseville.ndsb.com.au/subscribe/

Also, follow us on Facebook, Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academies & Instagram lcda_rda

 

We hope everyone has a relaxing holiday and comes back refreshed for a Zoom free Term 3 at LCDA & RDA (fingers crossed)!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

LCDA & RDA Team

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT

Go to www.lcda.com.au or www.roseville.ndsb.com.au

Locate the gold Family Portal Button on the Home page of the website and click to log on to your account.

New users to the system: If you are a first time user, use the same email address that was entered on your enrolment form. Enter the same email address in the Forgotten Password field and click on submit to retrieve a password. Do NOT use the New Registration button, we have already created an account for you. A password will be sent to your email address. Go back to the login screen and enter your email address into the Username field and new password into the password field and then click submit.

Once you have logged in, your invoice can be located by clicking on “Financials”. Check the detail by clicking on the invoice number in blue.

To make a payment click on “Pay” and follow the instructions for the checkout.

If you have any problems with the invoice please notify the office by email immediately so we can adjust your invoice as required.

Term 2 Newsletter

We hope everyone had a very Happy Easter!

We would like to express our extreme gratitude for supporting Lane Cove and Roseville Dance Academies.

 

We are now preparing for Term 2 classes online! Thank you to everyone who filled out our survey, this information has allowed us to shape the timetable as close to Term 1 as possible.

Term 2 starts on Monday 27th April and finishes on Saturday 4th July.

 

Term 2 Enrolment

If you indicated through the survey that you would be continuing with classes online you have been re-enrolled for Term 2.

If you did not reply to our survey you have been re-enrolled for Term 2. Please email the office if your enrolment has changed for Term 2.

 

We will be offering an additional Stretch class, Friday 3:45-4:45pm.

If you would like to join this class or any other classes for Term 2 please email the office, lcda@lcda.com.au

You can find our Term 2 timetable HERE

 

If you clearly indicated through the survey that you will not be attending online classes or will not be attending as many classes we have un-enrolled you for Term 2.

You can check what classes you are enrolled in for Term 2 through your family portal.

You will need to re-enrol via email once classes resume in the studio.

Please make sure you are subscribed to our website to receive these notifications;

RDA – roseville.ndsb.com.au/subscribe/

Also, follow us on Facebook, Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academies & Instagram lcda_rda

 

We have now contacted students in classes that will not continue online:

  • Tiny Tots Thursday & Saturday
  • Jazz Beginners & Jazz 1 Thursday
  • Ballet 1 Wednesday
  • Jazz 2 Wednesday
  • Ballet 3 Monday
  • Ballet 5 Monday
  • Ballet 7 Thursday (3:45pm class)
  • Ballet 8 Thursday
  • Advanced 1 Tuesday
  • Advanced 2 Thursday

We hope that these classes can return once classes resume in the studio and that in the meantime you are able to attend another online lesson time. Please contact the office if you did not receive an email or would like to move to a different day.

 

Some classes have also had to change times:

  • Pre-Ballet Saturday at 10am will move to 9:30am
  • Contemporary 4 Tuesday has moved to 4:45-5:45pm
  • Wednesday Jazz 5 at 3:45pm will move to 4:45pm
  • Jazz 8 Thursday is 15mins earlier, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Advanced 1 Thursday has moved to 5:15-6:45pm
  • Advanced Pointe Thursday has move to 6:45-7:15pm
  • Elementary Tap Friday has moved to 3:45-4:45pm
  • Intermediate Tap Friday has move to 4:45-5:45pm
  • Advanced Tap Friday has move to 4:45-5:45pm
  • Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary Performance Groups have changed to 1 hour & 15mins
  • Acro Performance Group has move to Saturday 3:45-4:45pm

 

 

Term 2 Fees

Term 2 invoices have now been raised.

We will be offering a 25% discount for online classes.

Online class links will only be issued after fees have been paid. Fees are due by Saturday 25th April. Fees paid after this date cannot be guaranteed their class link for that week.

Families with an outstanding Term 1 invoice will also not be issued with Term 2 online class links.

If you require a payment plan for Term 2 please email the office.

 

 

Active Kids/Creative Kids Vouchers

Active Kids Vouchers can not be used for online classes. Any Active Kids Vouchers we receive will be used for lessons once we return to the studio.

Creative Kids Vouchers can be used for online classes, these vouchers must be received by 25th April to be applied to your Term 2 invoice. All vouchers received after this date will be applied to your Term 3 invoice, there will be no exceptions.

To use your Creative Kids Voucher towards your Term 2 invoice just send us;

  1. Child’s full name as it appears on the voucher
  2. D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
  3. 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.

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.

 

Cecchetti Ballet Exams

Students who were planning on sitting their Cecchetti Ballet Examination in the April or September main session will continue to work towards sitting their examination at the next main session. At this stage we do not know when this will be.

We are hoping that Ballet Beginners-Ballet 4 students will be able to sit the exams before the end of 2020. Again, we are not sure when this will be but will keep parents updated.

 

We hope everyone is having a relaxing holiday and we can’t wait to see you back in class, even if it is through a computer screen!

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

LCDA & RDA Team