2022 School age classes
EMAIL SENT 23 MAY 2022
Dear Parents of our Ballet Students
An important reminder that all ballet students must have their hair in a bun every class. This is an important part of our ballet uniform requirement and a normal part of the ballet discipline. Teachers rely on students hair being up in a bun so we can see the correct spine alignment from neck down to base of spine in their posture and placement of head.
Many of our students do their bun before school early in the morning and use some hairspray to keep it nice and neat throughout the day, this is especially handy for those that have parents who work and can’t do hair after school for their little dancer.
BALLET SHOE RIBBONS
A reminder that students in Grade 4 and Grade 5 ballet (and above) must also have ballet ribbons on their shoes. The ribbons can be purchased from Dance Art Nunawading or Croydon, Bloch Doncaster or M&M Dance supplies Templestowe. Here is a YouTube video to help!
How to sew the ballet shoe ribbons on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_O3BuS0YZE
How to tie up ballet shoe ribbons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY1jJmlDxx0
BALLET BUN HELP
To do a correct ballet bun that will stay in during class (and all day at school if needed) you will need
A strong hair band
A minimum of 12 to15 hair pins
A thin ballet bun net
A water spray bottle or hairspray
Here is some YouTube tutorials for how to do a ballet bun
Short hair Ballet bun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBS-DfU-LFU
We look forward to seeing our beautifully groomed dancers in class
SENT 15th JANUARY
Dear ADV Parents
Term 1 starts NEXT MONDAY 31st January! We are so excited to see all our students again! Here is a few quick reminders for the year ahead!
Invoices have already been sent out (unless you are trialling a class). All invoices must be paid prior to your dancer attending their first lesson.
ADV UNIFORM SHOP OPENING
The ADV uniform shop will be open this FRIDAY 28th JANUARY 10am to 12pm. The shop is located AT THE BACK of the ADV Studio. To access the shop go down the side of the building to the back door.
During the first two weeks of term 1 the shop will also be open
Mondays 4:30 - 6:30pm
Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm
Saturdays 2:00 - 3:30pm
The ADV shop sells
- pre-school dance uniform (except dance shoes)
- leotards for all school age classes
- Pre Primary and Primary ballet skirts
- Tights for all levels
- cross overs for all levels
- hair garlands for all levels
- Waist. Elastics for all ballet levels
Please note that our uniform shop does not sell Dance Shoes.
All dance shoes need to be purchased from our suppliers Dance Art in Nunawading or M&M Dance Supplies in Templestowe.
Please note that Bloch does not stock our correct uniform as we use Energetiks for the uniform brand and MDM for the ballet shoes and Bloch does not sell those brands.
ADV is committed to ensuring that parents can access all information easily without scrolling through emails. Please log in to our information portal by using the link on the website at www.academyofdance.biz. There is a button that says information portal on the first page. Or you can use the website menu to select “More” and then select “information portal” and use password 2022inspired
Parents have access to their customer account which shows you your dancers enrolment and invoice details. We encourage all parents to check the details including home address and email address details to ensure this is up to date. Parents can edit those as well in their account portal. Please note that you may need to reset your personal password for this portal when you access the portal for the first time.
To access your customer account portal go to our website www.academyofdance.biz and click on the button that says “Account Portal” on the first page.
You can also access it via this link https://www.thinksmartsoftware-au.com/ocr/schedule_view.php?c=507FACB3ED9C2&p_id=14&t=dancebiz&set=yes
ADV PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP FOR ENROLLED MEMBERS
We also upload all reminders and news items to our private Facebook group. Make sure you list your dancers name when requesting access to the group as we check against enrolments. There is also a preschool specific private group for parents of your youngest students.
Academy of Dance Victoria Studio Members Group: All Parents: Please join via this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/674058882626633
Academy of Dance Victoria Petite Information Group: for Preschool parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1842086706097206
FREE TRIALS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
For students who were enrolled at ADV last year (2020) we are offering free trials during the first week of term to allow them to try any dance styles they might be interested in but don’t usually take! If you would like to take advantage of this offer please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know the class your dancer would like to try.
PRIVATE LESSON OFFERS
Private lesson offers will be coming out this week via email. We have very limited places in Term 1 due to limitations on studio space and teaching staff. We hope to have more spots available as the year progresses.
As always Academy of Dance Victoria has covid safety at the forefront of our operations. We continue to follow our covid safe documentation and are in the process of having HEPA Filters installed in the studio. For Term 1 we will be continuing to follow the below procedures.
Only students will be able to enter the studio premises. With the exception of pre-school parents who can have one 1 fully vaccinated parent per child enter. New parents to the school with students undertaking a trial class may also enter but must be double vaccinated. We do hope in Term 2 to be able to open the studio safely to all parents however at this time we do not feel that it is in the best interests of our students & staff.
Parents can view all classes via our virtual viewing windows on the information portal. Please feel free to log in and watch class we do like to encourage parents to see what their dancer is learning. Please note that under our child protection rules you must have your camera on when viewing classes online so that staff can see who is present. Our admin staff monitor all viewing windows to ensure safety for our dancers.
Students who are at home isolating can also access class via the viewing windows on the Information portal.
Parents of current students who need to pay fees or have a question are encouraged to call reception on 98989899 or Tamara on 0425353600 (business hours only please) or email email@example.com
Parents and students are reminded that they should not attend the studio if they have any Covid symptoms, or have been in touch with anyone who is covid positive.
All students will be checked in via QR code
The most current version of our timetable is attached.