2018 Term Dates

Term One – Monday 5th February – Friday 13th April 2018
Term Two – Monday 30th April – Friday 6th July 2018
Term Three – Monday 23rd July – Friday 28th September 2018
Term Four – Monday 15th  October – Thursday 6th December 2018

2018 Important Studio Dates

Studio Photo Day – TBC
Stage Rehearsal & Concert – Thursday 6th December 2018
Presentation Night – Tuesday 11th December 2018

Fees and Discounts:

Click here to view our 2018 Fees and Pricing

Fees are invoiced per term and follow the NSW Public School Calendar Year. Payment procedures will be outlined when invoices are sent out to families. Fees are invoiced by the term. If you decide to discontinue lessons mid term you are still obligated to honour the fees for the entire term. Any extended holidays or illness should be discussed with Miss Kate in order to receive exemption from this rule. Stratosphere offers a Family discount to the third enrolled child. There is also cap pricing available for performance students or students taking high volumes of classes. Please speak to Miss Kate if you’d like further information. Overdue invoices may incur a late fee.

The studio awards three scholarships at each End of Year concert. Winners of the Junior and Senior Scholarships are awarded a partial scholarship towards their fees in the following year. The Dancer of the Year is awarded a full scholarship to the studio which covers cost to all regular SPA classes.

1.5hr Class – $15.50 inc GST pw
1hr Class – $14.50 inc GST pw

45min Class – $13.50 inc GST pw
30min Class – $12.50 inc GST pw
Dance Private Lessons – $33.00 inc GST pw
Singing Private Lessons – $33.00 inc GST pw

Tiny Tots Combo (Jazz/Ballet and Tap) – $14.50 inc GST

Uniform Requirements:

Studio Uniform is available for purchase from the ‘Store’ on our website. All students are required to wear SPA uniform to class. Uniform must be finalised by the end of Term 1 and is compulsory for all students in 2018.

Students are required to wear TAN jazz and tap shoes and leather ballet shoes.  Girls tap shoes should be of the ‘buckle’ style and not lace ups. Troupe students may require an additional pair of alternative coloured shoes.

Locations:

Stratosphere Performing Arts currently operates out of three community venues.

Beaumont Hills Community Centre

Cnr Arnold Janssen and The Parkway Beaumont Hills, New South Wales

Dural Public School

622 Old Northern Road, Dural, New South Wales

Stratosphere Performing Arts Studio

Shop 9, 829 Old Northern Road, Dural, New South Wales

Age Groups:

Students are divided into various classes depending upon their school groups. Occasionally students may be reshuffled after assessment by their teachers. In 2018 our age groups will be as follows:

TINY TOTS – Pre School
KINDY – Kindergarten
JUNIOR – Year 1 and 2
INTERMEDIATE – Year 3 and 4
PRE SENIOR – Years 5 and 6
SENIOR – Years 7, 8 and 9
OPEN – Year 10 +
ADULT / FUNKY MAMAS – Mature Age Students

Some of our classes (e.g. Acrobatics, Cheerleading) are open / multi age. Acrobatics, Tap and Ballet lessons are also graded on ability (this is assessed by teachers in early term.) Please speak to Miss Kate to advise which class is best suitable for your child.

Troupe:

Troupe entry is via invitation only. Troupe class is for committed dancers who wish to compete in dance eisteddfods and other external performances. All Troupe teams are representatives of the studio and the expectations of our troupe students will be outlined in thorough detail prior to audition day. Committing to Troupe should be regarded as participating in weekend sport. Students and families should anticipate being required to perform at two or more eisteddfods and / or community performances on the weekends during the months April-October. Invitations to audition for Troupe will be sent via email on completion of students’ 2018 enrolments.