My child is really shy and I am worried they will not join in

Not a problem. Shy / nervous children are our forte! Our teachers have welcomed many shy children into our classes, and it is such a great achievement when they manage to complete the class all by themselves. Many parents also see these skills transferred into other aspects of their lives and see their confidence grow outside of the studio. We do encourage parents to sit back as much as possible, so children can build trust and a rapport with their teacher more quickly and if your child is not ready for this have a chat to us about a suitable class / option.

Do you offer trial classes?

We strongly believe (and know from experience) that it can take young children several classes to become comfortable in the setting and with their teacher, so it is often difficult to tell from just one class how your child will go long term in the classes. For this reason, we do not offer free trial classes. However, if you are wanting to see if we are the type of school for you before committing to a term you can attend at a few casual classes or come along and watch a class. Please note that term payments do take a priority and we can only offer casual classes where there is availability. At times we offer $10 trials at the start or end of term for you to see what type of school we are before enrolling and this is suited to older students.

Can parents stay and watch the class?

We have an open-door policy for all of our Tiny Tots and Prep classes. Often children of this age need the security of a familiar adult and we also know it is nice to watch children in their first dance class! Parents leave for all other classes. It is a steady process, done at an age-appropriate level (from approx pre-primary / year 1 age) and we open all of our classes up one week each term for parent viewing.

Only 2 people per child is permitted to regular classes due to space and reduce distractions for children. 

Siblings are welcome to come along with you and watch classes, please ensure you bring a quiet activity for them and utilise the foyer area when needed.

What are the fees?

Our classes run 9-10 weeks with the school term, term fees are adapted depending on the number of classes. Below is based on a 10 week term:

  • 30-mins classes: $170
  • Just Dance recreational: $180
  • 35-mins classes: $180
  • 40 / 45-mins classes: $185
  • 1-hour classes: $200
Casual Class: $20 for 30mins Tiny Tots // $23 for all other classes

There is a $20 enrolment fee that is due once a year. This goes towards licences, administration and insurance costs.

What does my child wear?

We have a dance uniform / recommendations for our classes as most children do like to wear dance attire to feel part of a class and it is also good dance etiquette. These can all be purchased from Kelly’s Dance Academy online via our store or through local dance store, Set the Stage. We are flexible with uniform and children do not need the uniform for their first few classes, the main thing is ensuring your child has correct dance shoes. 

No denim, long skirts / dresses or dress ups are permitted for classes. The first thing we would recommend buying are dance shoes as socks cannot be worn and it is important, we see your child’s feet with each movement. Tap shoes are essential.

Does my child have to perform in the concerts?

No. It is not compulsory for children to participate, however every child has always wanted to! Our concerts are a fun experience for children to showcase what we have been working on in class and it provides them with an opportunity to dress up, get on stage and relish in the moment of their family watching them. We are all about low key, low cost, no make-up, short concerts (1 hour max) that are family friendly.