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Transition to face-to-face classes

Due to distancing requirements, only a limited number of students will be permitted in each class. Additionally, students are to be dropped off at the front door and the Green Room will be closed.

Uniform Shop

Our Uniform shop will be opened on Saturday 16 May from 9am – 12 noon. Only 1 person at a time in the shop. Parents can wait in the cloakroom, others can wait outside in courtyard. Many children have grown out of their ballet shoes, so now is a good time to check.

Term 2 Fees

Second half of Term 2 Fees (Week 6 – Week 10) due by 29 May 2020
For example: $55 for 5 classes of 45 minutes | $75 for 5 classes of 1 hour or more
Read more about our fees below

Welcome back to all our families

Thank you for all of your support during these difficult times

Three ballerinas sitting outside Hamilton House
Two young students watch senior students at the barre in Studio One
Two male students sitting outside Hamilton House

Swan River Ballet will continue to offer free conditioning classes via Zoom on Friday nights Updated

Please refer to the timetable.

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New Jazz Syllabus in 2020

As of 2020 Miss Avie (Jazz & Contemporary Co-Ordinator) will be teaching the new Jazz Addict Syllabus to all our Jazz classes. This syllabus has been chosen as it provides each student with solid technical training, performance based, and a platform to create, achieve and grow as a dancer and artist. Each level allows students to experience different modern styles of dance including Lyrical or Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Modern Jazz.

Examinations are usually held each year in August. Although not compulsory to do exams, Swan River Ballet will be encouraging student to take part, as it is another opportunity to performance with many learning outcomes for students.

WA Festival of Dance Gala: Celebrating 100 years

Postponed until September 2020

Term 2 Timetable

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The new timetable (below) comes into effect from Monday 18 May.




4.00 – 4.45pm

Ballet 1 (B1M)

4.15 – 5.15pm

Grade 1 Ballet (G1M)

4.45 – 6.00pm

Grade 4 Ballet – 1st year (G4M)

5.15 – 6.30pm

Intermediate Ballet (IntM)


4.00 – 4.45pm

Ballet 2 (B2T)

4.15 – 5.00pm

Grade 1 Ballet Dances (G1T)

5.00 – 5.45pm

Jazz 1 (J1T)

5.00 – 6.00pm

Grade 2 Ballet (G2T)

6.00 – 7.00pm

Grade 3 Ballet (G3T)

6.00 – 7.00pm

Open Advanced Ballet (OAT)


2.00 – 2.45pm

Dance & Performance (DPW) — CANCELLED until Term 3

4.00 – 4.45pm

Ballet 3 (B3W)

4.15 – 5.00pm

Jazz 2 (J2W)

5.00 – 5.45pm

Grade 2 Ballet Dances (G2W)

5.45 – 6.30pm

Jazz 4 (J4W)

6.30 – 7.30pm

Elementary Contemporary — CANCELLED until Term 3


4.00 – 4.45pm

Ballet 4 (B4Th)

4.15 – 5.00pm

Jazz 3 (J3Th)

4.45 – 6.00pm

Grade 4 – Exam students (G4Th)

5.00 – 6.15pm

Grade 8 Barre (G8Th)

6.15 – 7.15pm

Senior Jazz (SJTh)

Friday (Zoom classes)

4.00 – 4.45pm

Conditioning Grade 1 – 3 (Cond13F)

4.45 – 5.30pm

Conditioning Grade 4 – 8 (Cond48F)

5.30 – 6.15pm

Safe Stretching Grade 1 – 8 (SSF)


9.00 – 9.45am

Dance & Performance (DPS)

9.00 – 9.45am

Pre-Ballet (PBS)

9.45 – 10.30am

Junior Jazz 1 & 2 (JJ12S)

10.00 – 11.00am

Grade 4 Dance – 1st year (G4S)

10.30 – 11.30am

Grade 4 Dance – Exam (G4ES)

11.00 – 12.00pm

Intermediate (IntS)

12.00 – 12.45pm

Pointe (PS)

12.45 – 1.45pm

Intermediate & Advanced Contemporary (CS)

2020 Term Fees

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Class fees - Term 2 New

Class duration (Levels)


1/2 Term

45 minutes
(D&P, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1-4, Jazz, Conditioning, Stretching, Pointe)



60 minutes
(Grade 1 and above, Intermediate, Open Advanced, Contemporary)



Term 3 Fees

Item / Class



Annual Administration Fee (per family)



Dance & Performance (D&P)

45 minutes



45 minutes


Ballet 1-3

45 minutes


Ballet 4, Grades 1-8

1 hour


Junior Jazz 1-2, Jazz 1-2

45 minutes


Jazz 3-4, Senior Jazz, Contemporary

1 hour


Adult Classes

1 hour


Grades 1-8, Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Levels
(all these classes include 1/2 hour conditioning)

1.5 hour


Pre-Pointe / Pointe

30 mins


Casual Adult Class

1 hour


Half Hour Private Class

1/2 hour


Jazz/Contemporary Deal
2 Jazz Classes OR 2 Contemporary Classes OR one Jazz and one Contemporary class

$140 each

$280 total

Unlimited Classes



10% discount for siblings

Levels & Classes

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Junior School

Dance & Performance (D&P) classes are for children 3–5 years old. These classes enhance a child's imagination, expression, musicality, spatial awareness together with socialising and performance skills. These are especially fun classes that are structured to build confidence in the young person. The carefully designed D&P program has been highly successful for many years and has proven to be an excellent grounding for entry into Pre-Ballet or Ballet 1.

Pre-Ballet classes are for children 4–5 years old and are offered to children as a stepping stone into Ballet 1. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of ballet and help children who have started school to prepare for the RAD Syllabus.

Two Dance & Performance students practicing their fairy wings
Ballet 1-4 students stand in a line showing their degage devant

Ballet 1 – 4 are classes for 5–9 year olds in the classical ballet style. Children commence in either Ballet 1 or 3 depending on age. They will be assessed to do additional classes in Ballet 2 or 4 if the Principal feels they would benefit from participating in the RAD Presentation Award or Exams.

Junior Jazz 1 & 2 are classes for 5–7 year olds. These Jazz classes aim to enable students to relax through movement and develop co-ordination & strength in modern dance. Junior Jazz students will learn lyrical, musical theatre and modern dance styles throughout the year.

Intermediate School

Grades 1 – 4 are classes for students 8 years old and over in which they study ballet, character and free movement in the RAD syllabus. All students at this level are required to attend the standard class (1.5hr class) for their level of ballet to develop the necessary skills as well as attending the extenstion class (1hr) for those wanting to work towards an exam. The Principal will assess the students on the set criteria to determine eligibility for either an exam, presentation or class award.

Character students stand posed, standing and kneeling

Jazz 1 – 4 are classes for students 8 years old and over to expand on their Jazz style and develop performance, strength, flexibility, technique and confidence. The students learn different styles of modern dance including Musical Theatre, Commercial, and Lyrical.

Elementary Contemporary is for students 8 – 10 years old wanting to learn basic contemporary technique, floorwork, turns & leaps while building strength and confidence. The contemporary genre is very broad allowing students to learn a range of styles, with a focus on feeling and lyrical movement at this level.

Intermediate Contemporary is for students 10 – 12 years old wanting to learn contemporary technique, floorwork, tasking, turns & leaps while building strength and confidence. The contemporary genre is very broad allowing students to learn a ranfe of styles within the contemporary dance genre.

Senior School

Pointe students stand at barre, stretching their feet

Grades 5 – 8 are classes for students 12 years old and over in which the students study ballet, character and free movement in the RAD syllabus. Students are required to undertake conditioning classes (included within any 1.5hour class) and should study these levels in conjunction with Vocational Graded classes, Open Ballet and Pointe if they wish to pursue a career in dance.

Vocational Graded classes include Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2. All these vocational levels can require pointe work depending on the syllabus. Students should be doing at least 3 ballet classes per week to be considered for an examination at this level.

Senior Jazz are classes for students 12 years old and over to extend their jumps, turns and leaps, improve their flexibilty, strength, performance and acting skills. Students will learn various modern styles througout the year inlcuding Musical Theatre, Commercial, & Classic Jazz. Through these styles they will explore hiphop and urban styles as well as jazz technique.

Advanced Contemporary classes will be offered to senior students (12 years old and over) to develop modern and contemporary dance skills including floorwork, improvisation, tasking, tumbling and contemporary technique. The contemporary genre is very broad allowing students to learn different styles and repertoire as well as them to develop their own style & choreography.

Senior students stretching on the floor

Adult Classes

Swan River Ballet will no longer be running beginner Adult classes. Miss April will continue to run her Adult classes privately. If you are interested please email April via email at aprilvardy @ gmail .com (No spaces).

We will continue to run the Advanced Adult Ballet class in Term 2.


For information about competition classes and private lessons please contact our Principal, Ms Michele, to discuss options for you or your child.