FAQFrequently Asked Questions
When does the term start?
Our classes usually start in the 1st week of a school term but some exceptions may occur if the school term is longer or shorter than usual.
In term four we usually start in the FIRST week of the school term to get in as many practices as possible before the end of year shows.
Keep an eye on the emailed newsletters we send out keeping you up to date with any important information such as this.
I can’t get my child to go. Can I get a refund?
Rise Dance Co will refund in full all payments made by the student if the selected class is cancelled by Rise Dance Co. Once the term has started, a refund is at the discretion of the director of Rise Dance Co and will be for the remaining classes less a 20% administration fee.
Can I pay casually/week by week?
No. We work in 9 week terms. There is no consistency in learning with casual classes and the learning is progressive.
When do I have to pay by?
Prepayment for classes is required. This means the full term fee needs to be paid before the first class of the term. Failure to pay by week 4 of any terms results in the addition of a 10% late fee.
What should I bring to class?
ALL students should bring a named water bottle to class.
Hip Hop Class: We do not have a set uniform during classes so children can wear what ever they are most comfortable in (as long as its non offensive) .Shoes may be worn as long as they are clean and non black soled (as this leaves marks on studio flooring).
Jazz Class: Students in Jazz classes will require jazz shoes by term 3.
Acro Class: For safety tight/fitting clothing is best like a leotard and bike shorts etc so that clothing does not catch when teachers are spotting your child. All jewellery should be removed (except stud earrings).
Contemporary/Ballet Class: Any comfortable clothing may be worn. “Toe Undies” are helpful for contemporary leaps and turns etc but are not essential.
Why do the public classes cost more than the school classes?
School classes are less technical in nature so are better suited to those with no or little dance experience. Public classes are more technical and our expectation of students is higher therefore better suited to students with some experience or who have a strong interest in dance.
School classes are slightly shorter than public classes. We take fewer students in our public classes than our school classes.
Can I stay and watch?
Preschool age classes (Little Goovers) are the only classes parents/guardians may stay to observe. The only exception to the policy above is in special circumstances and only as previously discussed and mutually agreed with the dance teacher. Week 6 of each term is open week where parents are invited to observe any class.
Who are the dance teachers?
You can find more information on our dance teachers on this page here.
Does my child have to perform at the end of year shows?
No it is optional but as we do not spend time preparing for exams the end of year shows are the things we encourage the students to work hard for. It is the pinnacle of our year and an exciting, memorable experience for all involved.
How long do the classes go for?
Class times vary from 40 minutes to 90 minutes, mostly governed by age. Times for each class are shown in the description of each class on our website.
Why aren’t you at my child’s school?
In some Primary’s there isn’t the school facilities or student numbers to accommodate the minimum for our programme. Basically the school is too small.
Are there any boys in the class?
Each class is different. Please call us to ask about a specific class or consider the ‘boys only’ class. Our advice is to try your son in a class and see that he enjoys it without enquiring as to whether there are any other males in the class.
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