What We Offer

New Enrolments

  • We love meeting new students.
  • We accept enrolments until the beginning of Term 3
  • We limit class sizes.
  • In classes with vacancies new students are entitled to one free trial class (up to one hour).
  • Fees are calculated pro-rata from a new student’s first class.

Open Days

  • Only last weeks of Term 1 & 2
  • Family and friends are invited to come along and watch us in action.

PERFORMANCES:

END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE

Dancentre holds end of year performances for all students in November.

We split the school for the performances into 

Junior School: Preschool – Level 2 

Senior School: Level 3 & up

It is a very positive & exciting time for all students to get the opportunity to perform.

We hold a compulsory dress rehearsal for both performances.

MIDYEAR PERFORMANCE

We offer a performance opportunity for any student that is choreographically inspired.

This is a positive platform for students to choreograph a Solo, Duet or small group dance that will be performed in front of a supportive audience.

It is wonderful to see the students thrive in this experience.

This is not compulsory but available to anyone that would like to participate.

We love opportunities to dance as they arise throughout the year at community events, charity events or competitions. Some performances involve the whole school, others are just selected groups.

COSTUMES:

Most Dancentre performances are costumed. 

Costumes are hired out to students for each performance for a minimal fee. A costume deposit is due at the start of term 3. This enables us to get costumes underway in plenty of time for the end of year performance.

Assessments

  • Dancentre students can be assessed in SFD Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap.
  • Assessments are held in Term 3 at our Brighton studios. Teachers will advise which students are ready for assessments.
  • Regular attendance for at least 15 weeks for Levels 1 – 3 and 20 weeks for Levels 4 – 8, plus extra practice at home are essentials.
  • Assessments are not compulsory but encouraged.

Competitions

  • There are a series of dance competitions held in Victoria every year. The competition season usually commences in June.
  • Dancentre students wishing to enter dance competitions need to take up classical ballet training for at least two years prior to preparing for a competition in any style.
  • Southern Federation of Dance has an annual Choreographic Competition in October. Make up your own dance! This is a fantastic introduction to competitions because the costumes can be basic and the students are judged on their composition skills rather than their technical ability. Dances can be in any style and may be a solo, duo, trio or troupe. Please contact the office for further information