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Concert 2020 – Sleeping Beauty
(Monday 14th December 6pm)Updated

Due to changing requirements around COVID-19 we will provide regular updates on our 2020 Concert, Sleeping Beauty.
Costume hire fee due Saturday 28th November. Payment will confirm your child's participation in the Concert.
Dance & Performance and Pre-Ballet parents: Please speak to Miss Avie or Miss Emily in regards to your child's readiness to perform on stage before paying the costume hire fee.

More information on our Events page

Sleeping Beauty on a pink background with a green floral border and pink roses

Congratulations to our newest Pointe students!

Congratulations to our RAD Grade 4 students who have completed their Pre-pointe course and passed. Remember to keep doing daily exercises to keep feet strong for pointe work.

Adult Classes

Miss April will continue Adult Classes in Term 4. Classes will run 9.30-10.30am starting Wednesday 14th October. Current students' registration will rollover to Term 4.

New registrations here

Uniform Shop Updated

Our Uniform shop will be open from Monday 12th October weekdays from 3.30pm
A list of those with money to collect for your 2nd hand items is available on the Uniform page.

Check our Uniform page for up-to-date information

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

Miss Avie & Miss Emily have attended an accredited PBT Course.
This worldwide technique is used to help develop muscle memory and enhance ballet training.
At Swan River Ballet all 1.5 hour Ballet classes will commence with PBT.
We will be setting up Studio 3 (upstairs) for these sessions.

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

Thank you Anton

A big thank you to Anton who has been dilligently updating the website during this critical time for information & communication.
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2020 Timetable Updated

Term 4 Classes

Updated on Thursday 1st October.

Time Class

Monday

4.00 – 4.45pm

Ballet 1 (B1M)

4.00 – 5.30pm

Grade 1 Ballet (G1M)

4.30 – 6.00pm

Grade 4 Ballet – 1st year (G4M)

6.00 – 6.30pm

Pre-Pointe New

5.00 – 6.30pm

Intermediate Ballet (IntM)

Tuesday

4.00 – 4.45pm

Ballet 2 (B2T)

4.00 – 5.00pm

Grade 1 Ballet Extension (G1T)

4.45 – 5.30pm

Jazz 1 (J1T)

4.30 – 6.00pm

Grade 2 Ballet (G2T)

5.30 – 7.00pm

Grade 3 Ballet (G3T)

6.00 – 7.00pm

Open Advanced Ballet (OAT)

Wednesday

9.30 – 10.30am

Adult Ballet

2.00 – 2.45pm

Dance & Performance (DPW)

2.00 – 2.45pm

Pre-Ballet (PBW)

4.00 – 4.45pm

Ballet 3 (B3W)

4.00 – 5.00pm

Jazz 2 (J2W)

5.00 – 6.00pm

Grade 2 Ballet Extension (G2W)

5.00 – 6.00pm

Jazz 4 & Senior Jazz (J4SW)

5.00 – 6.00pm

Grade 3 Ballet Extension (G3W) New timeslot

6.00 – 7.00pm

Elementary Contemporary

Thursday

4.00 – 5.00pm

Ballet 4 (B4Th)

4.00 – 5.00pm

Jazz 3 (J3Th)

5.00 – 6.30pm

Grade 4 – Exam students (G4Th)

Friday

3.00 – 3.45pm

Pre-Ballet (PBF)

4.00 – 5.00pm

Open Advanced Ballet (OAF) New

Saturday

9.00 – 9.45am

Dance & Performance (DPS)

9.00 – 9.45am

Pre-Ballet (PBS)

10.00 – 10.45am

Junior Jazz 1 & 2 (JJ12S)

10.00 – 10.45am

Ballet 1 (B1S)

10.45 – 11.30am

Ballet 3 (B3S)

10.45 – 12.30pm

Grade 4 Ballet Extension (G4ES)
(Exam students)

10.45 – 12.30pm

Intermediate (IntS)

11.30 – 12.30pm

Grade 4 Ballet Extension (G4ES)
(First year)

1.00 – 1.30pm

Pre-Pointe (PPS)

1.00 – 1.30pm

Pointe (PS)

1.30 – 2.30pm

Intermediate & Advanced Contemporary (CS)

Includes PBT (minimum 1/2 hour)

2020 Fees

Fees will remain the same for 2021

Term 4

Item / Class Time Cost

Annual Administration Fee (per family)

 

$30

Dance & Performance (D&P)

45 mins

$140

Pre-Ballet

45 mins

$140

Ballet 1-3

45 mins

$140

Junior Jazz 1-2, Jazz 1

45 mins

$140

Ballet 4, Grade 1-8 Extension Classes

1 hour

$160

Jazz 2-4, Senior Jazz, Contemporary

1 hour

$160

Adult Classes

1 hour

$160

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

1.5 hour

$220

Pre-Pointe / Pointe

30 mins

$75

Casual Adult Class

1 hour

$20

Half Hour Private Class

1/2 hour

$25

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

$140 each

$280 total

Unlimited Classes

 

$960

Please note: There is a 10% discount for siblings

Account Details

Swan River Ballet Trust
BSB: 086420
Account Number: 666935857


Classes

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.

Contact Ms. Emily 0448 166 936

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.

Contact Ms. Avie 0438 977 099

Senior students stretching on the floor

ADPA Jazz Syllabus

Miss Avie, our Jazz & Contemporary Teacher, will be co-ordinating the Jazz Addict Syllabus for all Jazz classes. This syllabus was chosen as it provides each student with solid performance-based technical training, 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 for performance with many learning outcomes for students.

Adult Classes

Adult Ballet classes are for any adults wanting to join a fun and friendly ballet class. You do not require prior training to attend, we welcome any skill level, from beginners to those who have danced in the past.
We also welcome all ages to come and give it a go, as the safe environment within the class allows for people to try something new or for those who wish to revisit ballet again after a long break.
Together you will learn the structure of a ballet class, as well as the terminology that goes with it.

Classes will run 9.30–10.30am Wednesday 14th October – 16th December.
Contact Ms April: 0433 565 656

Register here

Competitions

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