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Online Classes Term 3

Dear Parents and Students,

In light of the Government’s stay-at-home orders being extended until Friday 16th July, we will once again be coming to you in your living room! At this stage, we will be delivering online tuition for the first 5 days of Term 3 (Monday-Friday). We are hoping to be back in the studio from Saturday 17th July but will continue to follow NSW Health advice and will update parents if these plans change.

As per last year, classes will be modified for home settings, with teachers connecting with students via zoom.

Please take a minute to take a look at our Guide to Online Classes – https://roseville.ndsb.com.au/dance-classes/guide-to-online-classes/

Online class links will be sent in the coming days. If you have not received your Zoom link by the morning of your class, please email us before 12pm, lcda@lcda.com.au

Exam students will continue to work towards their examinations and some classes will begin their concert dances in preparations for our much-anticipated end of year performance.

It is of the utmost importance that we keep our dance community safe as well as active and engaged during this time. Some students will be anxious and the best thing we can offer is to keep them connected to classmates, teachers and to keep them physically active and doing the thing they love to do, DANCE!

Kind regards,

Jane Moran and Dianne Pokorny

Choreographic Competition

Do you love making up your own dances? This is the perfect lockdown activity!

Cecchetti Ballet NSW Choreographic Competition

This competition is open to all students between the ages of 8 & 25 currently enrolled at Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academies.

Email lcda@lcda.com.au for competition rules and ID to register. Entries close 25th July.

Term 3 Newsletter

We hope everyone is staying safe during this lockdown period.

We are so proud of all of our students and their hard work during Term 2. We have also had some wonderful competition results; you can find the full list of competition results at the end of this newsletter.


BUSINESS AWARDS
Roseville Dance Academy has been voted as a finalist in the North Shore Local Business Awards! Thank you to everyone who voted.
You can vote for Lane Cove Dance Academy in the Northern District Awards here; https://thebusinessawards.com.au/business/46863/Lane-Cove-Dance-Academy
We are excited to be nominated as a finalist in the Australia Small Business Champion Awards. These awards were due to be awarded in July but have been postponed until October.

We’re looking forward to another busy term; with the 2nd half of our competition season, ballet exams and the beginnings of our concert preparations.

Please remember the academy does not have pupil free days like the education system. Our first day of Term 3 is Monday 12th July.

Please take time to read the rest of this email because it contains very important information regarding:

1. The End of Year Performance
2. Term 3 invoices
3. Ballet Examinations
4. Uniform
5. Active & Creative Kids Vouchers

1. END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE
We are very excited to see our students on stage again after our in-studio concert last year!
Please make sure you have all concert related dates in your diary.

CONCERT DATES
Lane Cove Dance Academy
Roseville Dance Academy

Timetables will be posted on the website. Please subscribe to the website to receive these alerts.
LCDA Subscription
RDA Subscription

2. TERM 3 INVOICES
Term 3 invoices have been raised and are available on the Family Portal.
To view your invoice and make payment, please log on to your account via the Family Portal.
If you have any problems regarding your fees, please contact the office by email lcda@lcda.com.au so that we can make appropriate adjustment as required.
If you are new to the academy or forgotten how to log in to your account, instructions are found at the end of this newsletter. To avoid a Late Fee please pay by the due date.

3. BALLET EXAMS
Unfortunately, our Junior Exam rehearsals will have to be postponed. We will contact exam students later this week with more information.
Unfortunately, Cecchetti Ballet NSW Winter School & Dance Day has been cancelled.
At this stage all exam dates will go ahead as planned. But if the situation changes, we will update exam students via email.

4. UNIFORM
Please make sure your child is in the correct uniform. Specific information can be found HERE.
You can purchase our 2021 uniform from Bloch, Chatswood. If you tell them at Bloch you are attending Lane Cove or Roseville Dance Academy, they will know what to give you and you can apply for a privilege card in-store.
Good grooming is essential. All ballet students (Kindergarten age & above) must have their hair in a ballet bun if they wish to participate in class. For all other dance styles students must have their hair up. Please do not wear jewellery or watches/fitbits into any dance class.

5. ACTIVE & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS
To use your 2021 vouchers towards your Term 3 invoice just send us;
1. Childs full name as it appears on the voucher
2. D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
3. 16 digit voucher number (not the whole voucher please)

We will then apply it to the invoice and you can pay as normal through the family portal.
Please note that Active/Creative Kids Vouchers must be received BEFORE the due date of the invoice (12th July) and will not be applied to overdue invoices.
Active/Creative Kids Vouchers will not be transferred to another organisation once LCDA/RDA have received them. Nor will they be accepted from another Active/Creative Kids Provider.

 

We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their holidays and we can’t wait to see everyone back at the studio from 12th July.

Kind regards,
The Team at Lane Cove and Roseville Dance Academy

COMPETITION RESULTS

Sydney Eisteddfod
1st Place – Noam & Kiran, Hip Hop Duo
2nd Place – 10/U Ballet
2nd Place – Mia & Allegra, Jazz Duo
Highly Commended – 12/U Contemporary
Highly Commended – 14/U Jazz
Highly Commended – 16/U Jazz
Highly Commended – Noam, Hip Hop Solo

IRBD Competition
1st Place – 8/U Ballet
1st Place – Mia & Allegra, Jazz Duo
1st Place – Noam & Kiran, Hip Hop Duo
2nd Place – 16/U Hip Hop
2nd Place – Maya, 15/O Modern Championship
3rd Place – Amelia, Ballet Solo
Highly Commended – 8/U Jazz
Highly Commended – 10/U Ballet
Highly Commended – 10/U Hip Hop

The Ultimate Dance Challenge
1st Place – 10/U Ballet
1st Place – 13/U Ballet
1st Place – 14/U Contemporary
2nd Place – 9/U Ballet
3rd Place – 11/U Ballet
3rd Place – 14/U Jazz
3rd Place – 16/U Hip Hop
Highly Commended – 8/U Ballet
Highly Commended – 12/U Jazz

Extreme Dance Competition
1st Place – 9/U Ballet
1st Place – 12/U Hip Hop
1st Place – 16/U Jazz
1st Place – 16/U Hip Hop
2nd Place – 8/U Ballet
2nd Place – Hannah, Lyrical Solo
2nd Place – Maya, Open Modern Championship
3rd Place – 10/U Jazz
3rd Place – 12/U Jazz
3rd Place – Amelia, Ballet Solo
Highly Commended – 11/U Ballet
Highly Commended – 14/U Contemporary
Highly Commended – Adabelle, Ballet Solo
Highly Commended – Maya, Contemporary Solo

Energy Express Eisteddfod
1st Place – Mia, Jazz Solo
1st Place – Mia & Allegra, Jazz Duo
2nd Place – Allegra, Ballet Solo
Highly Commended – Kiara, Jazz Solo

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT:

Locate the gold Family Portal Button on the Home page of the website and click to log on to your account.

New users to the system: If you are a first-time user, use the same email address that was entered on your enrolment form. Enter the same email address in the Forgotten Password field and click on submit to retrieve a password. Do NOT use the New Registration button, we have already created an account for you. A password will be sent to your email address. Go back to the login screen and enter your email address into the Username field and new password into the password field and then click submit.

Once you have logged in, your invoice can be located by clicking on FINANCIALS. Check the detail by clicking on the invoice number in blue.

To make a payment click on PAY and follow the instructions for the checkout.

If you have any problems with the invoice, please notify the office by email immediately so we can adjust your invoice as required.

TUDC Dural

*This information is for Performance Group students only*

 

TUDC DURAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED, STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES

 

Please find below the timetable for TUDC Dural.

Students should arrive dressed in full costume with all accessories on (this is to ensure nothing is left at home!). Hair and make-up should be done, ready to go onstage when you arrive. Students should also be wearing their LCDA & RDA Performance Group jacket.

You can not purchase tickets at the door for TUDC. You must pre-purchase tickets online.

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=778421

Location – Pacific Hills Christian School, 9 Quarry Rd, Dural

 

Saturday 17th July

14/U Contemporary – arrive 9:10am, section 9:40-10:40am (5/10)

16/U Hip Hop – arrive 5:25pm, section 5:55-6:25pm (2/5)

 

Sunday 18th July

8/U, 9/U & 10/U Ballet – arrive 7:20am, section 8:00-8:45am (10/U Ballet (pink) will compete as competitor number 1, 8/U Ballet (blue) will compete as competitor 4, 9/U Ballet (green) will compete as competitor 7/7)

11/U Ballet – arrive 8:15am, section 8:45-9:30am (5/7)

13/U Ballet – arrive 9:00am, section 9:30-10:30am (5/10)

8/U Jazz – arrive 11:50am, section 12:25-1:00pm (5/6)

10/U Jazz – arrive 2:30pm, section 3:00-3:45pm (7/8)

10/U Hip Hop – arrive 3:15pm, section 3:45-4:30pm (6/8)

12/U Contemporary – arrive 5:30pm, section 6:00-6:50pm (4/9)

12/U Jazz – arrive 6:30pm, section 7:05-8:00pm (9/11)

14/U Jazz – arrive 7:30pm, section 8:00-8:35pm (3/8)

Ryde Eisteddfod

*This information is for Performance Group students only*

 

RYDE EISTEDDFOD HAS BEEN POSTPONED, STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES

 

Please find below UPDATED dates & times for Ryde Eisteddfod.

Students should arrive dressed in full costume with all accessories on (this is to ensure nothing is left at home!). Hair and make-up should be done, ready to go onstage when you arrive. Students should also be wearing their LCDA & RDA Performance Group jacket.

 

Location – Ryde Secondary College, 5 Malvina Street, Ryde

 

Saturday 24th July

8/U Jazz – arrive 9:30am, section 10:05-10:35am (2/5)

9/U Ballet – arrive 11:50am, section 12:20-1:00pm (6/9)

10/U Ballet – arrive 11:50am, section 12:20-1:00pm (2/9)

11/U Ballet – arrive 4:30pm, section 5:10-5:45pm (6/7)

 

Sunday 25th July

10/U Jazz – arrive 10:15am, section 10:45-11:30am (5/8)

12/U Contemporary – arrive 1:30pm, section 2:00-2:55pm (5/10)

12/U Jazz – arrive 2:50pm, section 3:10-4:15pm (6/13)

10/U Hip Hop – arrive 4:15pm, section 4:45-5:15pm (2/6)

16/U Hip Hop – arrive 5:50pm, section 6:20-6:55pm (4/7)

12/U Hip Hop – arrive 6:20pm, section 6:55-7:05pm (2/3)

16/U Jazz – arrive 6:50pm, section 7:25-7:35pm (2/2)

 

Saturday 31st July

13/U Ballet – arrive 11:00am, section 11:35am-12:10pm (2/7)

14/U Contemporary – arrive 5:30pm, section 6:00-6:20pm (4/5)

 

Sunday 1st August

14/U Jazz – arrive 4:00pm, section 4:30-5:10pm (1/8)

 

 

8/U Ballet will not compete at this competition.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sydney Eisteddfod

*This information is for Performance Group students only*

 

TUDC DURAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED, STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES

 

Please find below dates & times for Sydney Eisteddfod.

 

Students should arrive dressed in full costume with all accessories on (this is to ensure nothing is left at home!). Hair and make-up should be done, ready to go onstage when you arrive. Students should also be wearing their LCDA & RDA Performance Group jacket.

 

Location – The Concourse, Chatswood

 

Sunday 24th July

10/U Jazz – arrive 8:15am, section 9:00-9:45am (5/7)

12/U Jazz – arrive 8:15am, section 9:00-9:45am (7/7)

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Term 2 Newsletter

Term 1 flew past but we’d just like to mention some exciting things that happened during the first term.

Eisteddfod season kicked off this week at IRBD Competition! Congratulations to Mia & Allegra, first place for their jazz duo, and Kiran & Noam (dancing up an age division) first place for their Hip Hop duo. We can’t wait to watch our soloists in the coming week.

Auditions were held at the beginning of March for the Cecchetti Ballet NSW Scholars Program. This is a unique program, and a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to be coached by Nationally and Internationally acclaimed professional dancers and teachers.  The LCDA/RDA dancers selected for 2021s program are;

Junior – Emma Hawkins, Genevieve Price Pontifex, Katia Rusjakovski, Holly von Behr & Sienna Kerr

Intermediate – Hannah Israel, Thomas Barnett & Amelia Gee (reserve)

Congratulations!

We’re looking forward to a very busy Term 2 with the start of competition season for our Performance Groups on 1st & 2nd May, senior ballet exams & preparation for junior school ballet exams. Please remember the academy does not have pupil free days like the education system. Our first day of Term 2 is Monday 19th April.

 

Please take time to read the rest of this newsletter because it contains very important information regarding:

  1. The End of Year Performance
  2. Costume Deposits – opt out of the Concert by 1st June 2021
  3. Term 2 invoices
  4. Charges for Performance Group Costumes, Entry Fees and Holiday Classes
  5. Ballet Examinations
  6. Uniform
  7. Active & Creative Kids Vouchers

 

  1. END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE

The end of year performance is the highlight of the year for all our students. Unfortunately, our usual venue isn’t taking bookings for 2021 while they upgrade their theatre. Luckily Glen Street Theatre in Belrose are able to accommodate all six of our LCDA/RDA shows!

To help you plan your Christmas holidays and other festive activities, please add the following dates to your diaries. Rehearsals & photo days are held at the studio on the weekends leading up to the concert dates, so please make sure you include all dates. All concert related timetables will be posted on the website closer to the date. Please subscribe to the website to receive these alerts.

RDA Subscription – https://roseville.ndsb.com.au

 

ROSEVILLE DANCE ACADEMY END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE DATES HERE

 

 

  1. COSTUME DEPOSITS

The Academy has an OPT OUT policy regarding participation in the end of year performance.  This means we assume all students will participate in ALL performances for the academy in the classes they are enrolled in for Term 2. A costume deposit of $40 has been applied to each of the classes your child is enrolled for Term 2. The balance for your costume/s will be added to your Term 4 invoice.

If your children are NOT available on concert dates or you DO NOT WISH them to participate, the onus is on you to tell us. PLEASE advise by email (lcda@lcda.com.au) before 1st June 2021 if your child will not be involved in the end of year concert.

What happens if you do not advise us that your child will not be in the concert before 1st June 2021?

Costumes require a considerable lead time to ensure they arrive before the concert dates. Most costumes are custom made overseas and unless ordered early, cannot be re-ordered with sufficient time to arrive before the performance dates.  If you do not advise the Academy by 1st June 2021, the Academy assumes you will be in the concert and a costume will be ordered.  Once ordered, the full cost of the costume will be payable by you.

 

 

  1. TERM 2 INVOICES

Term 2 invoices have been raised and are available on the Family Portal. Term 2 invoices include:

  1. a) Class Tuition Fees
  2. b) Costume Deposits for each class enrolled – see above

To view your invoice and make payment, please log on to your account via the Family Portal.

If you have any problems regarding your fees, please contact the office by email lcda@lcda.com.au so that we can make appropriate adjustment as required.

To avoid a Late Fee please pay by the due date.

 

 

  1. CHARGES FOR PERFORMANCE GROUPS – COSTUME / ENTRY FEES / HOLIDAY CLASSES

For those enrolled in Performance Group classes an invoice will be raised which covers additional costs associated with competitions. These costs include the holiday classes attended over the April school holidays, a competition costume and entry fees to competitions.

You will receive an additional email once these invoices are ready to be paid.

 

 

  1. BALLET EXAMS

Exam students will be selected at the discretion of the principals to undertake Cecchetti Ballet examinations.

Students in Year 2 and above must attend two ballet lessons per week from the beginning of the year to be considered.

JUNIOR SCHOOL EXAM DATES

Kindergarten to Year 4

6th & 7th July – Compulsory Exam & Piano Rehearsal

28th, 29th & 30th July – Exams at Lane Cove Dance Academy

Please note all Roseville students will sit their examination at our Lane Cove Studios.

 

SENIOR SCHOOL EXAM DATES

Year 9+ – 10th-16th May – Exams at The Concourse, Chatswood

 

Year 6, 7 & 8

6th August – Exam Orientation for Year 6, 7 & 8 at The Concourse, Chatswood

22nd August to 17th September – Exams at The Concourse, Chatswood

 

 

 

  1. UNIFORM

 

Please make sure your child is in the correct uniform. Specific information can be found HERE.

You can purchase our 2021 uniform from Bloch, Chatswood. If you tell them at Bloch you are attending Lane Cove or Roseville Dance Academy they will know what to give you and you can apply for a privilege card in-store.

Good grooming is essential. All ballet students (Kindergarten age & above) must have their hair in a ballet bun if they wish to participate in class. For all other dance styles students must have their hair up. Please do not wear jewellery or watches/fitbits into any dance class.

 

Bloch will be moving to 398 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood from 1st May. If you post a photo of yourself on Instagram in front on the new Chatswood Store before 25th April you could get your dance fees paid by Bloch!

 

  1. ACTIVE & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

To use your 2021 vouchers towards your Term 2 invoice just send us;

  1. Child’s full name as it appears on the voucher
  2. D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
  3. 16 digit voucher number (not the whole voucher please)

We will then apply it to the invoice and you can pay as normal through the family portal.

Please note that Active/Creative Kids Vouchers must be received BEFORE the due date of the invoice (26thApril) and will not be applied to overdue invoices.

Active/Creative Kids Vouchers will not be transferred to another organisation once LCDA/RDA have received them. Nor will they be accepted from another Active/Creative Kids Provider.

 

 

We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their holidays and we can’t wait to see everyone back at the studio from 19th April.

Concert Dates 2021

The end of year performance is the highlight of the year for all our students. Unfortunately, our usual venue isn’t taking bookings for 2021 while they upgrade their theatre. Luckily Glen Street Theatre in Belrose are able to accommodate all six of our LCDA/RDA shows!

To help you plan your Christmas holidays and other festive activities, please add the following dates to your diaries. Rehearsals & photo days are held at the studio on the weekends leading up to the concert dates, so please make sure you include all dates. All concert related timetables will be posted on the website closer to the date. Please subscribe to the website to receive these alerts.

 

RDA Subscription – https://roseville.ndsb.com.au

 

ROSEVILLE DANCE ACADEMY END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE DATES
Saturday 6th November – Photo Day at RDA
Sunday 7th November – Full School Dress Rehearsal at our Lane Cove Studios
Tuesday 9th November – Full School Rehearsal at Glen Street Theatre during the day
Tuesday 9th November – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre
Wednesday 10th November – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre
Students must attend dress rehearsals and perform in both Tuesday & Wednesday evening shows.

 

PERFORMANCE GROUP STUDENTS

Sunday 7th November – Dress Rehearsal at LCDA

Tuesday 9th November – Rehearsal at Glen Street Theatre during the day

Tuesday 9th November – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre

Wednesday 10th November – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre

Sunday 28th November – Dress Rehearsal at LCDA

Monday 6th December – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre

Tuesday 7th December – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre

Wednesday 8th December – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre

Thursday 9th December – Evening performance at Glen Street Theatre

 

The Academy has an OPT OUT policy regarding participation in the end of year performance. This means we assume all students will participate in ALL performances for the academy in the classes they are enrolled in for Term 2. A costume deposit of $40 has been applied to each of the classes your child is enrolled for Term 2. The balance for your costume/s will be added to your Term 4 invoice.

If your children are NOT available on concert dates or you DO NOT WISH them to participate, the onus is on you to tell us. PLEASE advise by email (lcda@lcda.com.au) before 1st June 2021 if your child will not be involved in the end of year concert.

What happens if you do not advise us that your child will not be in the concert before 1st June 2021?

Costumes require a considerable lead time to ensure they arrive before the concert dates. Most costumes are custom made overseas and unless ordered early, cannot be re-ordered with sufficient time to arrive before the performance dates. If you do not advise the Academy by 1st June 2021, the Academy assumes you will be in the concert and a costume will be ordered. Once ordered, the full cost of the costume will be payable by you.

Photo – Philippe Penel Photography 

Potential Competition Dates 2021

*This information is for Performance Group students only*

Please find below potential competition dates for 2021.

Please note that this is all of the information the Academy has been provided at this time by the various competitions. Competitions do not send us their schedule, with information regarding exact dates & times, until their entries have closed. This is sometimes only a couple of weeks before the competition. As soon as the Academy receives any updated information it will be posted on the website and you will be sent an email. Therefore, it is very important that you are subscribed to our website:

https://lcda.com.au/subscribe/ or https://roseville.ndsb.com.au/subscribe/

 

Sydney Eisteddfod

12/U Contemporary & 14/U Contemporary

10/U Ballet, 11/U Ballet & 13/U Ballet

12/U Hip Hop & 16/U Hip Hop

10/U Jazz, 12/U Jazz,  14/U Jazz & 16/U Jazz

Confirmed dates & times HERE

 

 

The Ultimate Dance Challenge (TUDC), Pacific Hills Christian School

All groups, excluding 12/U Hip Hop, 16/U Jazz & 13/U Acro

Information HERE

 

 

 

Ryde Eisteddfod, Ryde Secondary College

All groups, excluding 8/U Ballet & 13/U Acro

Confirmed dates & times HERE

 

 

 

The Hills Dance Spectacular (THDS), Pacific Hills Christian School

21st, 22nd or 28th August (dates & times TBC)

All groups, excluding 12/U Hip Hop, 16/U Jazz & 13/U Acro

New Classes at RDA

We are excited to add a new class to our Roseville Timetable.

Progressing Ballet Technique – Ball Class

Friday, 5:45-6:45pm

For Year 2 students & older

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels.

Students will need a theraband band and an Exercise Ball for this class, also know as a ‘Swiss Ball’ or ‘Fit Ball’

Using your height to size up your ball

When you stand next to an exercise ball, it should be even or slightly above your knee level. The best way to size up your ball is by sitting on it. When you sit on the ball, knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor.

Find your height and see which ball size you should try first.

Height                Recommended Ball Size

142cm                 45cm ball

142-160cm          55cm ball

160-178cm          65cm ball

178-193cm          75cm ball

 

 

We will also be adding some extra Ballet classes to our Friday RDA timetable:

Ballet 7, 4:15-5:15pm

Ballet 7 Pointe, 5:15-5:45pm

 

To enrol just email lcda@lcda.com.au