Class and Programme Information

ENROLMENT PROCESS

Step 1. Fill out the registration form located above and advise us of which programmes/classes you would like your child to take for 2021. This is on a first in first served basis and we will create a waiting list if programmes/classes fill up. Please note that enrolments are automatically rolled over into the following term unless we receive an email withdrawing your child.

Step 2. You will receive an email confirming your programme/class selections or any advice on alternative class options if we feel the selection is not correct.

Step 3. An invoice will be emailed to you shortly after and you are required to pay this prior to the start of term. No refunds will be given after the first session.

GENERAL PROGRAMMES

General programmes to suit all abilities and lifestyles. If you are unsure what programme your child should be entered in then please contact us so we can help you.

Our pre-school programme is for dancers aged 1 – 4yrs old. Classes at this age are about having fun and discovering what dance is all about while learning the foundations of skipping, gallops, rhythm, bend, stretch and more. During the day and weekend options available however, we must have at least 5 children to run a class. Click the button for more information and term fees.

Our mini dancer programme is for dancers aged 5 – 6yrs old. These classes start to build more on the technical foundations of dance while still keeping the training fun and interesting. After school and weekend options available however, we must have at least 5 children to run a class. Click the button for more information and term fees.

Our recreational programme is for students 7 – 14yrs old. These are non-stress classes for children who love to dance, want to work hard, have the opportunity to sit assessments, want to perform in shows but don’t want the pressure of full examinations or lots of hours. There will also be the opportunity for these students to put their name down for a Recreational Squad/Team routine. Click the button for more information and term fees.

Our development programme is for students 6 – 18yrs old who are wanting to take their dance training a step further. There are examinations in both classical and commercial dance and great performance opportunities. There will also be the opportunity for these students to put their name down for a Development Squad/Team routine. Click the button for more information and term fees.

Our inclusive programme is for children with special needs that love to dance. This is for all ages and parents and caregivers are more than welcome to join in. This is an on-demand programme and will only run if we get enough interest. Click the button for more information and term fees.

We would like to offer the opportunity for home schooled children to come and take a class with one of our tutors during the week. This is an on-demand programme and will only run if we get enough interest. Click the button for more information and term fees.

In 2021 we will be managing a small range of classes at the Selwyn House Dance Programme. These classes are available to anyone however we will give priority to Selwyn House students. Click the button for more information and term fees.

We are introducing an Adult dance programme for 2021. To begin with we are going to run a once a month session which will be a different genre of dance each time and the class will be kept very social at this stage. Click the button for more information and term fees.

ACADEMY PROGRAMMES

Academy programmes are to extend dancers who show passion, good ability and are very serious about their training and potential career in dance or performance. Acceptance into Academy programmes is by audition or invitation only. The Academy audition is held annually in September. Children in the Academy must also be doing the development programme classes as advised by the Academy staff. For 2021 the process of enrolment will be slightly different so read through the documents thoroughly.

Children in our Mini Academy are approximately 5 – 8yrs old and are already showing excellent dance foundations in their normal weekly classes. During their Academy training they will do extension technique and concentrate on a group piece that will be entered at our in-house and some regional competitons. Some children may also be selected to learn a solo or duo routine for regional comps. Click the button for more information

Children in our Open Academy range from 8 – 16yrs old. During their Academy training session they will do a group warmup, work on squads for regional comps, do an open coaching class to build on the techniques they need more work on, have mentoring sessions and work through choreography for our Academy performances. This is for very dedicated children who are going to get on board and work as a team, push themselves to achieve their own personal goals and be good role models at Silhouette. Click the button for more information

This is a programme we have decided to run for our current 2020 Senior students aged 15years plus who we know love their dance, want to have more performance opportunities and events and also begin to train up as teachers of the future. Teaching dance is a very popular career choice now that Covid has affected the performance world for the next few years.

These students displayed some stunning work in our ‘Olympus’ show and we want to make sure they feel supported with a programme that caters for their needs and goals. They will work alongside the Open Academy students but will have their programme customized to suit their busy school schedules and workload. Click the button for more information

We are proud of the way our studio has grown organically and how our programmes have developed from the immediate need of our students. We will continue to expand as required and aim to offer a full-time course option by 2022.