stepaside-Dance studio west ryde

About

Dance Studio West ryde & Parramatta

Our Vision

Established in 2010 in the heart of West Ryde, Stepaside Studios pride ourselves on delivering quality programmes in Dance Education; Our qualified teaching faculty are proud to offer up-to-date dance curriculum in a positive and inclusive environment to suit all levels and ages.

We believe that every student can achieve success through dance each and every day; we aim to inspire the students, to enhance their technical ability, support both professional and personal growth, encourage independence and to continually bring students to the next level.

Our exceptional team of educators focus on the ability to transform and extend knowledge to our students. Prerequisites for our teaching team require our educators to hold or be working towards attaining tertiary qualifications in the dance industry. Amongst our team of professionals, our teaching faculty hold a variety of University degrees and Government endorsed certificates. To read more about our staff click here.

2018 USA Tour

In April 2018 Stepaside Studios are embarking on an exciting tour to the USA with opportunities to perform at Disneyland, Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios. Tour students get the chance to take classes with top industry professionals at The Edge Performing Arts LA and Abby Lee Dance Company (as seen on Dance Moms). The tour is open to students 7 years+ at the time of travel and students must be available to attend an additional rehearsal class on Saturday’s from Term 2 2017 onwards. Commitment will involve approximately 4 rehearsal blocks where students will work with a choreographer for 4-6weeks to learn new show routines. To express your interest or to sign up, email office@stepaside.com.au or request an information pack from reception.

Showteam Performance Groups

Showteam is a talent development programme that gives students the chance to represent Stepaside Studios at a variety of Eisteddfods, Shopping centre shows, talent quests and appearances throughout the year. Participation is by audition only for ages 5+. By being a part of the programme, students are asked to commit to 5-6 weekend competitions between March to October and must participate in at least ONE additional Jazz class AND one other style offered at Stepaside to further their strength and flexibility at a competitive level. Positions are granted throughout the entire calendar year. Enquire at Reception.

Examinations classes

In our 5th year of association with Australian Dance Vision (ADV/ADi) students at Stepaside Studios are given the opportunity to sit examinations in either Tap or Ballet. The teaching faculty at Stepaside believe examinations are an effective way to maintain a holistic and balanced approach to dance training. The ADV/ADi syllabus enables students to learn various facets of dance including creativity, mime, musical rhythms, safe dance, history and body science alongside all the important technical training. Parents are encouraged to read more about the programme, the advantages of the Nationally accredited standards and the registered training certificates on offer in dance at http://www.adv.org.au/ or see reception.

Uniform

Correct shoes must be worn. No jewellery or watches are to be worn during lessons. Dance shoes and uniform requirements can be purchased from the studio and a variety of leading Dancewear stores. Click here for a list of recommended stores. Read more for detailed uniform listing and prices.

Terms & Conditions

Enrolment is valid for the current calendar year and requires a registration fee to be paid. Cancellation of class is permitted, however you must pay for the month you are currently attending and fill in a ‘VARIATION / CANCELLATION OF ENROLMENT’ form AT LEAST 10 days before the commencement of the next term. Failure to produce this form at least 10 days before the following term will result in fees being payable for the following term. Any costumes that have been ordered for you or examination fees paid on your behalf will have to be paid for.
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