Suitable Dance Clothes

These are the guidelines for suitable Dance Clothes for our dance classes. For examinations and show requirements. Please check our guidelines.

Suitable Dance Clothes for tap dancing classes Auckland:

  • A studio leotard with hot pants, both black with studio logo, must be worn at all lessons
  • Hair neatly tied back or in a bun
  • In cold weather, black crossover with studio logo cardigans may be worn over leotards.
  • No baggy T-shirts, sweatshirts or long trousers to be worn as this restricts viewing the dancer’s profile for posture correction.
  • Girls need to wear tights in colder weather for protection of leg muscles.
  • No school uniforms or excess jewellery to be worn.
  • Any dancer inappropriately dressed will not be able to participate in class due to health and safety regulations
  • Leotards and shorts available through the studio.

Suitable Dance Clothes for jazz dancing classes Auckland:

  • A studio leotard with hot pants, both black with studio logo, must be worn at all lessons
  • Hair neatly tied back or in a bun.
  • In cold weather, with studio logo black crossover cardigans may be worn over leotards.
  • No baggy T-shirts, sweatshirts or long trousers to be worn as this restricts viewing the dancer’s profile for posture correction.
  • Girls need to wear tights in colder weather for protection of leg muscles.
  • No school uniforms or excess jewellery to be worn.
  • Any dancer inappropriately dressed will not be able to participate in class due to health and safety regulations.
  • Leotards and shorts available through the studio.

Suitable Dance Clothes for ballet dancing classes Auckland:

  • A studio leotard with studio logo must be worn at all lessons
  • Hair neatly tied back or in a bun.
  • In cold weather, black crossover with studio logo cardigans may be worn over leotards.
  • No baggy T-shirts, sweatshirts or long trousers to be worn as this restricts viewing the dancer’s profile for posture correction.
  • Pink ballet tights to be worn for all ballet classes.
  • No school uniforms or excess jewellery to be worn.
  • Any dancer inappropriately dressed will not be able to participate in class due to health and safety regulations.
  • Leotards and tights available through the studio.

Dance Clothes

Studio Tracksuits:

  • Jackets made for the studio, can be worn to and from lessons, danceouts, exam dance days etc and are compulsory for wearing at competitions if competing in solo dances.
  • You are then representing the studio.
  • Long jazz pants to match are also available to complete the tracksuit.


Guidelines

Class Attendance

  • Students must be punctual.
  • Please ensure dancer arrives with enough time to warm up prior to class.
  • Regular attendance is vital to keep abreast of syllabus work.

Parents are responsible for ensuring the child is picked up and not left unsupervised at end of class.
We are very careful about our dancer’s safety and will not be held responsible for a student outside scheduled class time.


Spectators
Parents are welcome to observe lessons (e.g to help with practise) but appreciate your consideration in keeping noise to a minimum.

  • Toddlers and siblings must be kept quietly amused and supervised in the foyer as this is distracting for the dancers. /li>
  • Parents are requested not to communicate with dancers or teachers during teaching time. If you need to talk to the teacher, please arrange a mutually suitable time for the discussion to take place.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or on silent.

Courtesy
Class courtesy and discipline will be maintained at all times so all students have opportunity to work to the best of their abilities in a safe and happy environment.
Parents and students will be courteous to each other at all times.


Studio Care
There is no smoking in the building.
Please leave the kitchen clean and tidy after use, wash and dry your water glasses.


Care & Safety
Bev Birch School of Dance aims to provide a safe learning environment to reduce the risk of injury, it should be recognised by all students, parents/guardians that dance by its very nature carries a risk of injury or accident.
We provide qualified and/or experienced dance teachers, who actively promote safe dance practice. This being the case it should be realised that injuries do occur from time to time and students must accept this element of risk.
Dancers perform at their own risk and neither I nor my studio will accept any responsibility for accident or injury to dancers in attendance at the studio.
This condition also covers parents and/or spectators. Prior to the commencement of the class, it is the student’s or parents/guardians responsibility to inform their teacher of any injury or medical condition which is being treated or may be of concern.
A first aid kit is available to any student through their teacher. We do not provide anyone with Panadol or equivalent or administer student’s medication. Please ensure you have plasters in your gear bag in case of blisters and etc.



Fees
Fees are payable by cheque, online banking, direct deposit or cash.

For online banking:

  • Bev Birch School of Dance 123011 0064732 00 stating dancer’s name.

Fees paid within the first week of each term are discounted further.
Fees not paid after two weeks will attract a 10% loading and may result in the student being denied access to the classes.


Choreography
All choreography for classes, competitions and performances remains the artistic and intellectual property of Bev Birch School of Dance and/or the syllabus providers.
Choreography must not be copied or used without prior permission of Bev Birch School of Dance.


Refunds
Missed lessons are to be paid for. However, we do appreciate a phone call to say you are unable to attend the lesson:

After commencement of classes at beginning of term, no refunds will be given. In some cases of illness or injury make up classes can be arranged. All make up classes must be within the same term and only in classes where positions are available.



Shows & Costumes
A Show Rehearsal Fee (this contributes towards the theatre hire, lighting etc) is invoiced with Term 3 fees.
Costuming for Shows – we try to keep this cost to a minimum by hiring costumes at a minimal rate where possible. For entertaining out there is a costume hire fee.
Shows are filmed professionally DVDs available
2017 All Aboard DVD now available from Bev
No other photography or recording is permitted.


Examinations
BAL (Ballet Australasia) Examinations are in August each year and dancers achieving required standard will be permitted to enter for the examinations at the discretion of the tutors and parents. Exam entry fees are additional to term fees and are payable in April.
Exams enable students to work towards a goal and to receive recognition for their hard work, exams are not essential but are encouraged.
Studio exam wear must be worn for all exams, rehearsals and exam dance competitions


Exam Fees
These vary from Grade to Grade and are set each year. Entries are usually required to be paid in April.
Exam fees are required to be paid in cash, as this includes all exam day expenses and entry fees are forwarded to BAL HQ in Australia.



Tap Exam Wear

All grades

  • Add Black studio leotard with logo
  • Black hotpants with logo
  • Skin-tone Gloss Tights Columbine Toast

All grades

  • Tan or Camel coloured tap shoes

Boys

  • Black trousers, white long sleeve shirt
  • Bow tie, black tap shoes


Jazz Exam Wear

All grades

  • Black studio leotard with logo
  • Skin-tone Gloss tights Columbine Toast
  • Camel or tan split sole jazz shoes
  • Black hotpants with logo

Boys

  • Black tights or jazz pants
  • Close fitting white T-shirt
  • Black jazz shoes


Ballet Exam Wear

All grades

  • Black studio leotard with logo
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink split sole ballet shoes
  • Up to Grade 2 ballet shoes have elastic
  • Higher Grades have pink ribbons on shoes

Boys

  • As for Jazz and with black Ballet shoes


Hair & Shoes

Hair Style for Tap & Jazz

  • Hair is to be in a ponytail, plaited and tucked under, well clipped down with hair ribbon (available $3).
  • Secured with a matching hair bow (available $3) then plaited and tucked under and fastened with hair clips.
  • Fringes are gelled back.

Hair Style for Ballet

  • Hair ribbon (available $3), no fringes.
  • Hair is to be in a bun.
  • No jewellery is to be worn, and no nail polish or make up is allowed for exams.
  • When dancing on stage, or for scholarships, light makeup is permitted for exam dances.

Shoes

  • Second hand shoes can be bought and sold through the studio.
  • The Social Club charges a seller’s commission of 10%.
  • For new shoes and dance wear, see the list of retailers below.
  • Studio Jackets and long jazz pants ideal for outer wear


Dance Wear Supplies

The Dancer’s Wardrobe, Shop 9 Remuera Mall, 319 Remuera Rd, Auckland
Phone number — 520 1197
Open daily 10.30 – 5 pm and Saturday phone for hours
All shoesthedancerswardrobe.co.nz


 
Marie’s Dance Boutique 20 William Gamble Drive Greenhithe
Phone number – 029 249 8949
Open 7 days, fittings are by appointmentwww.mariesdanceboutique.com

Pure Dance Ballet Barre, Upstairs, Queens Arcade, 116 Queens Arcade, Auckland AND 10 New North Rd, Eden Terrace
Phone number – 379 8039
All dance shoes


Ribbon Rehearsal
To help with exam preparation, we have a Ribbon Rehearsal each year at which each dancer performs their exam dance on stage. Prize ribbons are awarded for each performance. This provides valuable stage experience and encourages confidence.
Focusing on the dance for this performance ensures exam dance standard is uplifted. Full exam attire is required and a little light make up is allowed.
Entry fee is usually $7.00 per dance payable with Term 2 fees. Spectators are welcome for a nominal Door Admission charge to help cover venue hire.


Trial Exam
A compulsory “Exam Rehearsal” or Trial Exam allows dancers to experience the actual procedure of exam day. This provides a confident approach to the exam day.
The rehearsal exam will be in full exam attire with hair done as per regulations.
No spectators for Rehearsal


Honours Badges
For those students who pass their exams with Honours or Honours with Distinction– Honours badges are available $8.50, which are presented along with certificates at the prize giving. These badges are a treasured acknowledgement of the work achieved to attain such a high mark.



Exam Dance Competition
Each year in July/August, teachers of Ballet Australasia (BAL) hold an Exam dance competition in which Auckland dancers have the opportunity to present their dance on stage before an adjudicator.
This is an excellent opportunity for stage performance, promotes confidence and a lot of fun for everyone. Full exam attire is required and a little light make up is allowed.
There is a cost of usually $7.00 for entry for each dance performed payable with Term 2 fees. Date will be posted on the noticeboard well in advance of this event. Spectators are welcome for a nominal Door Admission charge.


Studio Competition
This is our major fundraiser for the year and money raised goes towards the children’s prize giving function at the end of the year. We ask for support in hosting this competition, usually only 3 – 4 hours is all that is needed.
2017 competition — Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Rd, Epsom 2018 Comp 21 – 23 Sep
We encourage all pupils to come and watch this very exciting event and see what can be achieved with dedication and hard work!
Door Admission charges apply at the venue on Troupe nights.


Social Club
New helpers are always welcome and much needed!
There are lots of supportive ways to assist the studio that rely on helpers. Meetings are infrequent, a lot of contact is done while at lessons, so time commitment is not an issue.
However, parents support does make it possible for Bev to concentrate on giving full value to the dancers at lesson time if there are helpers to organise upcoming functions.
Notice of meetings always on the noticeboard.