Keen, dedicated and talented students have the opportunity to be invited to join one of our stage classes. Stage class students represent our school in several eisteddfods, competitions, major productions and community events. As they are part of an elite team, we expect utmost dedication and effort from the students, as just one member of the team can easily affect the entire group.
1. Stage class students are required to attend one regular class in the style
they have been selected for, in addition to the stage class.
For example, if selected for stage hip hop, the student will attend regular
hip hop PLUS stage hip hop. The reason for this is that all our training &
technique are taught to the students in regular classes (45 minutes) and
only choreography I taught in stage class time (30 minutes). The teachers
of regular classes and stage classes work together to ensure the students
have mastered the necessary technique & skills that are needed in the
2. All students selected for stage jazz, lyrical or contemporary MUST be
enrolled in (and attend) a minimum of one ballet class per week, but
preferably two. Classical ballet technique is the foundation of all dance
technique, and a huge element of what our students are judged on at
eisteddfods and comps. This is applicable to all age groups starting from
3. Students must be available in April (for stage class camp) & May, June,
July & August 2019 without exception. This is when all the eisteddfods
will be on & our stage class & mid-year concerts. In these months we
insist that their stage class commitment is the number one priority.
Please note eisteddfods may clash with sporting commitments, or school
Students are committing from July 2018- August 31, 2019
Students are to regularly attend all their classes (apart from sickness or
travel) If more than 3 stage classes are missed for other reasons, their
position in the group will be reviewed.
WE EXPECT PLIE DANCE COMMITMENTS TO TAKE PRIORITY OVER SCHOOL
DANCE COMMITMENTS & SPORT.
4. Students who commit to representing Plie as stage class members may
not be enrolled or taking classes at any other dance studio. The reason for
this is due to potential clashes of commitments, and external training that
may be contradicting to the training we prefer at Plie.
School dance is an exception, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the
commitment to Plie performances or competitions.
From time to time, Plie will recommend external workshops or bring
guest teachers to our studio to work with our students. Attending
workshops at competitor’s dance studios (unless organised by Plie or
your primary/high school) is not permitted. If students are looking at
additional external workshops, please always let our staff know.
5. Extra costs
For stage classes we offer dramatically reduced rates to assist our
Stage class is an extra cost of $110 per term for 1-2 stage classes.
For 3 or more stage classes, the cost is $160 per term.
An annual fee of $20 will be charged in term 3- this is to cover the extra
costs associated with stage class (including eisteddfod entries and
Costuming (sometimes a cost of $90- $150 purchase price per costume,
and other times a $40 hire).
Compulsory Stage Class Camp- approx. $180
Competition jacket- approx $80
Shoes, stockings, make-up, hair curlers
Please be aware that as our stage classes are competition groups, we need
to place our key players in prominent positions on the stage.
It is the responsibility of the parents to transport their children to all
competitions, and to do their hair and make-up.
Parents/spectators pay an admission cost to watch comps- usually
around $20 per day.
4.15pm-4.45pm Hip Hop
3,45pm-4:15pm: Hip Hop