Telephone: 0247543515 or
P O Box 244, Springwood, NSW 2777
Main Studio: 2/451 Great Western Highway Faulconbridge (enter from Coomassie Ave) or Other location: Ellison Public School Hall, Ellison Road, Springwood
About the Rosatutu Studios
Rosatutu Studios is a well established dance school located in Springwood and classes are held at two venues – the main Studio at 2/451 Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge and at Ellison School on Wednesdays. The dance school opened in 1991. We offer professional tuition in:-
- Classical Ballet
- Jazz Ballet
- Contemporary dance
Our aim is to provide excellence in dance training in all styles to develop the best technical ability from each student together with encouragement for their enjoyment and love of dance delivered in a safe and caring environment. This enables those students wanting to pursue their ambitions and make dance their career, to follow those dreams.
Several of our students are doing just that!
Students from Rosatutu Studios are currently overseas dancing with the Hamburg Ballet or have gone on to continue full-time training at the prestigious Tanya Pearson Coaching Academy and Alegria Dance schools in Sydney and the Dance Factory in Melbourne and have completed dance degrees at UWS, UNSW, The Victorian College of the Arts, WAAPA in Perth and ACPE Academy (Australian College of Physical Education).
For students coming to class for the sheer love of dance there is the inspiration of new challenges combined with fun, excitement, friendship and enjoyment.
The classical ballet syllabus taught is the world renowned Cecchetti Ballet syllabus.
Classical Ballet students are accepted from 3 years and can continue their dance training up to Advanced level.
Students are accepted from 6 years+ for Jazz classes. We recommend that they undertake classical ballet classes before this age to obtain a good grounding in dance technique.
Contemporary students need to be 11 years old to commence classes and again we recommend prior training in classical technique.
Recreational students are welcome in all classes. Enrolments will be accepted for 1 or 2 classical classes per week only but those students should just enjoy the classes, participate in the Concert and understand they will not be eligible for ballet examinations. There are also Adult classical classes on Wednesday evenings for dancers wanting to continue class for their love of dance. At the moment, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, online classes are being offered. Hopefully we will be back in our studios from Term 3.
Classical ballet Examinations are not compulsory but are offered, for Pre-Primary to Advanced levels, for those students meeting the requirements in attaining and demonstrating technique and dance etiquette acceptable for examination candidates.
Principal, Rosalind Dorman, teaches all the classical classes. With over 30 years of experience teaching dance in Australia, England and New Zealand she holds a number of Cecchetti Ballet Australia and ISTD qualifications in dance teaching to a high level.
The Jazz, Contemporary and Eisteddfod coaching classes are all in the hands of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, Monica Mitchell (Jazz), Natalie Wadick (Contemporary) and Fiona James (Adult classes) are qualified in dance to tertiary levels with years of experience to teach these styles. Contemporary teacher Emma Lamont-Hunt is currently on maternity leave.
Our pianist, Mrs Helen Dowe, plays regularly for the classical classes and this is of major benefit to students in developing their musicality which is such an essential aspect of dance and dance training.
Generally the dance school Term follows the Government schools terms. Some holidays classes may be held when necessary.The dance school is closed on Public holidays unless otherwise advised.
The dance school year of classes ends with the Annual Concert. There is a Photo Day the following week after the Concert.
There is a uniform for each level or class. Rosatutu Studios is registered with, and the Uniform is available from, any of the dance supply shops in the area.
Details of our fees obtained by checking this link to the Schedule of fees
Students who enrol in multiple classes at the school are able to take advantage of 'class packages' in the fees structure. Further details are included under fees and recommended classes information.
Please be aware of the following requirement: Three (3) weeks notice is required if students wish to withdraw from their enrolment for any classes or the full term fees are payable. This means please let me know before the end of term if you do not intend to return for the following term. 24 hours notice is required for cancellation of a private lesson or you will be charged for the lesson.
Child Safety and Class etiquette
We have Performance Groups for Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Performance Groups. Membership of the Performance groups is by audition. We have criteria to meet when auditioning to join Performance Group.
This is usually held in early December with a Dress rehearsal and a Stage rehearsal scheduled during the preceeding weeks. The 2021 Concert is planned for Saturday 11th December with a Stage rehearsal on Thursday 9th December and again on the morning of the Concert. The Dress rehearsal is scheduled for Sunday 28th November 2021 in the afternoon. Further information will be posted about additional rehearsals as Concert approaches.