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ENROLMENT INFORMATION

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If you are considering enrolling in a class with DFX the following is some information to help familiarize you with our dance school and what we can offer your dancer.

Enrolment

All DFX Dance and DFX Ballet (Pre-School) classes and OPEN (non-exam) classes run on a term by term basis, no exam, fun classes from ages 2.5yrs to teens.

All other classes are Exam classes and are based on a yearly programme (intake *Term 1 each year) exams are usually held in the 2nd half of term 3. *Acro classes can be enrolled throughout the year subject to space in the class.

EXAM CLASSES — follow an exam programme, only one intake each year in Term 1.

Exam classes offered at DFX are as follows;

Jazz – American Jazz Dance Association (AJDA) from 5 years

Tap – American Jazz Dance Association (AJDA) from 8 years

Ballet – British Ballet Organization (BBO) from 5 years

Hip Hop – Rhythm Beats Movement (RBM) from 9 years

Acro – Acrobatic Arts Curriculum from 5 years

Contemporary – Asia Pacific Dance Association Lucidity Syllabus from 10 years

Exam classes follow a syllabus programme, where students learn exercises/routines and then sit an exam during term 3. The examiners are sent from the different organisations and each dancer receives a report and certificate to advise their results.

Dancers enrolled in classes once you are confirmed for term 1 you will automatically be re-enrolled each term for the rest of the dance year. If for some reason you decide not to return for the following term kindly let us know.

Dates

We run with the school terms, 4 terms in a year. There are no classes held on Public Holidays.

Financial

Dance fees are paid on a term by term basis, the amount is determined by how many weeks are in each term, you will receive an invoice prior to the start of each term, fees are due on or before your dancers first dance class. Fees can be paid by direct credit, Eftpos/credit card (during shop hours), or cash.

Additional to term fees there are:

Exam Fees, Mock Exam fees (if your child is sitting an exam), are due in term 2.

Concert Fees: due early term 3, costume hire/concert levy (if your child is participating)

Uniform: Exam class students have a compulsory uniform which must be worn to every class. Uniforms are designed to be non-restrictive and to help the teacher see all parts of the body. All items of the uniform (except Pointe Shoes & Hip-hop shoes) can be purchased from the studio shop.

Open class & Pre-school dancers do not have to wear a uniform however there are footwear requirements for Jazz, Ballet and Hip-hop class dancers.

Concert

Every year we put on a magical end of year show at Claudelands Glowbox Arena.  The junior show is one performance. This is for our pre-school classes & open (non-exam) ballet and jazz classes & our junor Hip Hop class. This is a super special experience for our littlest dancers and wonderful for them to be involved in. The show routines are learnt during class time and there are no extra rehearsals for under 5yr olds, there may be one or two rehearsals for the open jazz and ballet classes for this event.

For everyone else, exam classes, open hip hop from 8yrs, open contemporary and Musical Theatre, we have a two performances on the same weekend as the junior show. The students learn a routine in class usually starting halfway through term 3. This is such an amazing experience for all involved, students attend the weekly class as per normal, the week leading up to the show we have rehearsals to ensure the show is a smooth success!

Contact

If you wish to contact us regarding any questions you may have you can see Jacqueline in reception, hours are Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 12:00-5:30 pm, Thurs 9:45-11:00 am & 1:30-5:30 pm, or email info@danceeffects.co.nz. The office phone number is 07 8491595 and you can leave a message on this number as well.

Social Media

We have a Closed Group Facebook page that is specifically for our current DFX families. This has lots of information and updates are regularly posted to remind you and advise of the many things happening at the studio. Follow this link to join the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DFXclosedgroup/

DFX is also on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dfxnz

Other events

Every term & holidays we run various workshops and holiday programmes to give you dancers opportunities to have fun with dance and to try new and interesting experiences. These are advised by email and on the Facebook page so keep an eye out for those events.