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Juniors, Intermediates, Seniors

My child has never danced before, are the classes suitable for absolute beginners?

Possibly for children aged 6 and 7 years old. Please contact us to discuss.

How many children are in each class?

We keep our classes very small- A maximum of 10, or 12 where a second teacher is present.

How much does it cost?

We use an all-inclusive monthly payment structure which means you can spread the cost of dancing through monthly payments and your child will be provided with everything they need for an amazing dance experience and education. Elegance classes start from $95 a month, with multi-class discount available.

Can my child attend a trial class?

Yes, where there are spots in the class we are happy for you to trial a class. We understand that you may be apprehensive about enrolling your little one in a new activity and we are more than happy for you to come and see what we are all about, please bare in mind though, that a child's participation in the first few weeks is not a true reflection of how much they will enjoy and get out of their classes. Please note that Tippy Toes classes fill quickly and priority is given to enrolments over trial classes. You can register for a trial class through the Enrol Now tab.

Can my child do a make-up class if they miss their usual class?

Yes, we offer up to two make-up classes per term where a student is unable to make their usual class and reasonable notice is provided, as per our terms and conditions. Occasionally it isn't possible when all the similar classes are full but we always endeavour to find an option that will work

What if my child wishes to take a break for a while?

We encourage parents to support children in an ongoing commitment to dance. It's really normal for children to go through periods of not being as motivated, dancing does not always provide the instant gratification children have become used to, however when a child works through this period they often reap the rewards and skills that will serve them well in life. If you feel that your child may be better suited to a different genre then chat with your teacher, or if you are sure your child does not wish to continue dancing then provide 30 days written notice to cancel their enrolment.

How long do classes run?

55 minutes.

What should my child wear?

As part of our all-inclusive fee structure all children will receive dancewear when they enrol, including appropriate dance shoes. However, it is not compulsory to wear a uniform but girls must wear ballet shoes and a leotard and their hair in a neat bun or similar for every class. Boys must wear a close fitting top and pants with ballet shoes.

Can I watch my child's class?

Children in our Elegance program are encouraged to enter the studio independently, we are always happy to discuss a transition for children whom this does not suit.

Will my child be entered in to competitions or performances?

Competitions are not in-line with the values of EDI. Early in term 4 the Elevate and Elegance programs come together to perform and the rest of the year is spent enjoying specially themed and festive classes. The performance is a great opportunity for children to get on stage and share their dancing with their families and spend some time socialising with other dancers celebrating the end of the school year. We have found that the performance is an amazing contributor to the children’s confidence and development and we have been successful in supporting the most reluctant performers on the stage! Participation in the performance is expected and all associated costs are included in our all inclusive fee structure. No make-up is to be worn until theatrically appropriate and costuming is kept strictly age appropriate.

When are exams?

Usually the first week of the July school holidays.

Does my child have to sit the exam?

It is expected that children in this program are available and sit their exam. Your teacher will chat with you if they have any concerns about your child's progress or exam readiness.

Can children in this program take other classes from the Elevate program?

Yes, of course and the multi-class discount applies across the programs too!