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
Enrolments are now being accepted for 2021 and new students may join the school through the year up until the beginning of Term 3.
We have an enrolment day at the end of January or early February in preparation for the beginning of the dance school year. For 2021, this is on Saturday 6th February, 10am-12noon at our main Studio (2/451 Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge (enter from and park in the carpark into Stonehurst Place, off Coomassie Ave).
Dance Term 1 commences from Monday 8th February 2021
Term 2 from Monday 19th April 2021
Term 3 from Monday 12th July 2021
Term 4 from Monday 5th October 2021
How to enrol
Telephone or email us to discuss the class or classes. Our enrolment form can be downloaded from the link on the left. The completed form may be brought with you if you plan to come to Enrolment Day or emailed to us. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Guide to Fees information
Invoices are issued at the commencement of each term. Fees are due and payable within 2 weeks. Students who enrol in multiple classes at the school are able to take advantage of 'class packages' in the fees structure.
Missed classes are not refundable. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up by attending a class at the level above or below.
Payable with the Term 1 Fees is the Student Protection Insurance annual Premium. This premium is payable only once by each student each year. Payable with Term 4 fees will be the Annual Concert administration and costume hire charges.
Prospective Classical ballet examination students are expected to enrol in the recommended additional classes as well as those classes scheduled for their level. These additional classes must be taken at Rosatutu Studios.
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 us know before the end of term if you will not be returning the following term. 24 hours notice is required for cancellation of a private lesson or you will be charged for the lesson.
Grooming and Uniform
The dance school has a 'uniform' or dance costume for all classes. Rosatutu Studios is registered with, and the uniform is available from, any of the dance supply shops in the area.
A dancer's body is their 'tool of trade' to be trained correctly to move to the very best of each student's ability. Dance requires the correct dress or costume in order to perform the dance movements and to allow the teachers to rain the movements without having to deal ininappropriate or incorrect attire. Part of the ettiquette for Classical ballet class is to take pride in being perfectly groomed. It is an important aspect of all dance presentation. Hair must be neatly in a bun (classical classes) or tied back in a pony tail for all jazz or contemporary classes.
T-shirts for the school, with the Rosatutu logo front and back, are part of the uniform for Jazz and Contemporary classes. The order form can be viewed here T-shirts order form.
Dance jackets for Rosatutu Studios are available to purchase. The jacket is in the school colours of burgundy, black and white with our logo proudly displayed on the back. The school's dance jackets are for use travelling to and from class and at outside performances. They are not for wearing in class!
Child Safety and Class Etiquette
Rosatutu Studios has a Child Safety Policy to ensure all our students can attend classes in a safe and caring environment. All our teachers and volunteers are committed to upholding the policy. The policy is available to all students, parents (both current and prospective), and to our volunteers and teachers.
When students enroll at Rosatutu Studios and join the classes they undertake, in doing so, to meet the class etiquette and standards expected. There is an expected code of behaviour to which our students are asked to repect for the benefit of everyone.
This is important as these standards are essential to ensure all students in every class are given the opportunity to learn to dance in a pleasant atmosphere conducive to learning, to minimise completely any chances of accidents occurring, to establish a uniform standard of expected dress and behavior from everyone, to allow teachers to teach effectively and both teachers and students to enjoy all their classes.
Helpful guide to Classical classes
I have a schedule for recommended classes to attend for students at all Classical ballet grade levels. As well as assisting to maintain a recognizable standard of classical ballet for their level, attendance would also serve to widen the student’s dance horizons and develop additional dance skills. These recommended classes must be taken at Rosatutu Studios. (please see our Recommended classes sheet)
The age guides are approximate only. Please discuss the most appropriate class for your child with Miss Rosalind
- Ballet Blossoms and the Movement and Music class (3 – 5 years olds)
- Short half hour fun class introducing little ones to freedom of movement, inspiration for imagination, basic ballet steps which they can master and enjoy and creative use of movement. We use lots of props to encourage co-ordination and stimulate their imagination.
- Classical Pre-Primary and Primary classes (approx. 6 – 8 year olds)
- This is the beginning of classical training at a basic level with the emphasis being on musicality, stimulating their imagination and creativity within the syllabus. Exams may be undertaken for these levels.
- Classical Grades 1 – 3 (approx.8 – 11 year olds)
- The development of Ballet technique is continued with new steps added at each level together with the student’s ability to listen carefully to music, develop an understanding of French ballet terms and movements, and some self discipline so to better achieve their technique. Exams may be undertaken for those students meeting the required standard. Students in Grades 2 and 3 need to be studying dance for 2-3 hours per week.
- Classical Grades 4 – 6 (approx 11 – 13 year olds)
- These levels are considered the beginning of the major work and provide the essential basic if students wish to continue their dance training into the vocational levels. Again new steps are added at each level. Students do need to be a bit more serious with their classical dance training at these grades!
- Majors (Intermediate, Advanced 1) (approx. 13-14 years +)
- These are the major levels for classical ballet training and students undertaking examinations at these levels are considered vocational dancers.
- Junior jazz (7 - 10 years)
- Fun class to introduce the young students to freedom of movement and basic jazz steps and movements which they can master. We use lots of appropriate music for these students to encourage rhythmic musicality and co-ordination of movement.
- Pre-Teen/Teen jazz (11 – 13 years)
- These classes are designed to develop the jazz dance technique of both the recreational student and those children adding on a class to their classical syllabus to widen their dance horizons. Appropriate music is carefully chosen for these classes.
- Intermediate/Senior jazz (14 years +)
- An advanced level of instruction in jazz dance is offered. It is recommended that students coming into this class have done a number of years training in dance.
- This class is also appropriate for the recreational student wanting to dance for sheer enjoyment. Training in jazz technique is provided within an entertaining and enjoyable environment
- Junior contemporary (11 - 12 years)
- This is an introductory class to contemporary dance movements. The class includes stretching.
- Intermediate Contemporary (13 - 15 years)
- A more advanced class designed to develop the contemporary dance technique. Students should have had some years of dance training.
- Senior contemporary (15 years +)
- An advanced level of instruction in contemporary dance is offered. It is recommended that students coming into this class have done a number of years training in dance.
There are three levels of classes - Beginner level, slightly more advanced level and finally an Intermediate level