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Concert 2020

In a year like no other Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academies are planning an end of year performance like no other.

Due to COVID19 we have decided on a different format for our end of year concert. Our usual end of year extravaganza, with 700 performers, 1500 costumes and 3000 audience members will just not be possible in 2020.

We have considered many options but think that during this unprecedented and unpredictable time it will be safest for everyone if we do not hold a live performance this year.

Instead we are creating our own film studio at Lane Cove Dance Academy where all students will be able to perform their dances and be filmed for our online performance link.

 

COST

We are trying to keep costs to a minimum this year. Each family wishing to participate in our end of year performance will be charged a $35 concert fee which will cover; a prop or headdress, the filming day, editing and the performance link.

This fee has been added to your Term 4 invoice.

 

COSTUME/UNIFORM

Unfortunately it is not possible to source all of the beautiful costumes we usually have for our end of year productions. Instead each student will purchase 1 new leotard and students will wear this leotard for all of their dances on filming day; ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap & acro. This leotard will also double as our new LCDA & RDA uniform for 2021!

Leotards will cost between $28-$55 depending on your size and style.

Bloch offers Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academy students between a 5% & 15% discount depending on how many classes you attend at LCDA & RDA.

We are currently in contact with Bloch to try and make this process as easy as possible for everyone. Once we have details confirmed we will let you know and share our new uniform colours with you!

 

Additional Uniform for filming;

Ballet – pink ballet tights & pink ballet shoes.

Jazz – black shorts & black jazz shoes.

Contemporary & Acro – black shorts

Tap – black shorts & black tap shoes.

Hip-Hop students will source their own costumes, hopefully from their existing wardrobe.

This will keep costs down for our 2020 performance and everyone will have their new uniform ready for 2021!

 

FILMING DATES

Filming will take place 6th-12th December at Lane Cove Dance Academy.

Roseville Dance Academy will film their dances on Sunday 6th December. Please see timetable HERE.

Lane Cove Dance Academy will film their dances between 6th-12thDecember. Dances will mostly be filmed on their normal class days, e.g. if you attend Ballet Beginners on Thursdays you will be filmed on Thursday 10th December.

There are some exceptions to this so please see timetable HERE!

 

This is a new venture for us so we are still trying to figure things out as we go. Please bear with us and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Once again we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful support this year! We really appreciate all of the kind messages of encouragement and support that we have received throughout the year.

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