Middle School Financial Guide 2017


Below is a guide to our annual calendar, including any costs that may be in addition to term fees, so you know exactly what exciting things we get up to and what to expect financially. Our goal is to make dance accessible and affordable for all families, so costs are kept to a minimum wherever possible

TERM 1 – Monday 30 January to Saturday 1 April inclusive

An Open Day with free classes for all ages will be held on Saturday 28 January 2017. Term 1 is about getting settled and establishing routine. Students will need to purchase uniforms and shoes for their classes (if required). Not all classes require a uniform and preschoolers may choose to wear anything they like to class! All dancers get to know their teachers and one another as they are invited to make Dance Habit their home away from home.

Financial Guide: At enrolment (regardless of term), uniforms and shoes will need to be purchased if required for your selected class/classes. An annual administration and insurance fee of $20 for the first student in you family and $10 for each student thereafter also applies.

TERM 2 – Tuesday 18 April to Saturday 1 July inclusive

Students are learning syllabus or class work in preparation for medal tests (internal examinations) – see Term 3 for more information on medal tests. Toward the end of term, all students are invited to dance at our Midyear Performance, usually held at the RecWest on Essex Street, West Footscray. Class uniforms are worn.

Financial Guide: Entry to the Midyear Performance is a gold coin donation.

TERM 3 – Monday 17 July to Saturday 23 September inclusive

Students may participate in a medal test (internal examination) for each of their classes. Medal tests are not compulsory but we strongly encourage participation as it is a wonderful experience and gives students the opportunity to feel a sense of pride in their achievements. It is also a great way to track progress and receive feedback from an external dance professional. There is an additional charge for medal tests, which covers the examiner/s fees as well as student report cards, certificates and medals. A prize giving for all medal test participants is held toward the end of term (or early Term 4) and additional awards and trophies are presented to outstanding students, as selected by our examiner/s. Medal tests have proven to be an incredibly positive experience for students ages 3 to 17. For comprehensive information about medal tests, click here.

Financial Guide: Medal test fees in 2016 were $35 (incl GST) per student / per class.

TERM 4 – Monday 9 October to Sunday 17 December inclusive

For many, this is our most exciting term as all students prepare for our much-anticipated annual concert. The concert is not compulsory but we encourage participation. It is a truly wonderful experience for all involved and students gain an enormous sense of pride in their achievements. Held toward the end of term in a professional theatre, students will be required to attend additional rehearsals and photo days in the lead up to the show. We source all costumes, which students purchase and keep after the event.

Financial Guide: We aim to keep costume fees under $60 per costume while ticket prices for audience members in 2016 were $10 for performers, $15 for children, $24 for concession and $31 for adults.

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