Development Programme

Our Development programme is an excellent choice for students who would like to be pushed further in their dance training. The children in this programme work hard towards sitting formal examinations. The exams are held annually and are an asset for any dancer if they decide to look for work within the industry. Aside from exams and classes, children in this programme are offered various performances, workshops, social events and are able to put their name down for solos/duos/trios in our in-house comps or join our performance squads. This is the stepping stone to progress into the regional competition scene or our Academy programme.

Classes on offer for development programme students are ballet, commercial and acro technique classes, ballet exam and commercial exam classes and the open classes held on Fridays.

Technique classes focus on developing technique in more depth and are strongly advised if your child is sitting their exams. These classes are training based only without any performance unless we feel the need is there for training technique through learning a routine. Some children may be required to do two days of this programme in order keep up with the set work.

Exam classes follow a set syllabus, BBO for ballet and SCS for commercial/acro and work towards an exam in September/October. Students who only attend this class without the backup of the technique class will need to pass an assessment during Term Two so we can make sure they are of a sufficient standard to take on the exam.

Friday open classes are about letting go at the end of the week, enjoying fresh new choreography taught each week and a good chance to be in additional items in the end of year show.

Performance squads are a new addition this year at Silhouette. These are open to any students who is not in our Academy programme and are the perfect chance to work together with a group of dancers on competitive level routines and experience what it is like to dance in comp squads.

UNIFORM

Children in this programme are expected to wear very tidy uniform and slick hair to every training, rehearsal and performance.

BOYS UNIFORM
Ballet Classes Black drop side singlet (from Silhouette)

Black Bike shorts (from Silhouette or Warehouse)

Black knee high socks (Warehouse) & Black Canvas Ballet Shoes (from Stage Door or Pointe Boutique)
Commercial & Acro ClassesBlack drop side singlet (from Silhouette)

Black Bike shorts (from Silhouette or Warehouse)

Black knee high socks (Warehouse) & Black Canvas Ballet Shoes (from Stage Door or Pointe Boutique)

Knee pads are also recommended for these classes (from PW Dancewear)
Friday Open ClassesFree Choice for all open classes. Ask your tutor for appropriate footwear.
GIRLS UNIFORM
Ballet ClassesLevel One, Two & Three – navy blue capezio princess leotard (from Stage Door)

Level Four & Five – black capezio princess leotard (from Stage Door)

Pink Capezio Blush Tights (from Stage Door)

Lt Pink Canvas Juliet ballet shoes (from Stage Door)

Seniors – Pointe shoes from Stage Door or Pointe Boutique

Hair must be in a slick bun every class. For exams they need the bow matching their leotard (from Silhouette )
Commercial & Acro ClassesLevel One, Two & Three – navy blue capezio princess leotard (from Stage Door)

Level Four & Five – black capezio princess leotard (from Stage Door)

Plain Black Full Length Leggings (Warehouse)

Tan Jazz Shoes (from PW Dancewear)

Hair must be in a slick bun.

Knee pads are also recommended for these classes (from PW Dancewear)
Open ClassesFree choice for all open classes. Ask your tutor for advise on appropriate footwear. Hair must either be in a slick bun or slick ponytail. No loose hair.

PERFORMANCES

Children in these classes have two performances per year. Those who choose to join a performance squad will have additional stage opportunities on top of these.

July 2nd & 3rd – Winter Presentation (Silhouette Studios Theatre)

December 16th – 18th – End of Year Showcase (Charles Luney Auditorium)

TERM FEES

Term Fees are invoiced three weeks prior to the start of each term and are expected to be fully paid by the first week of classes. No refunds after the first lesson to new students. No refunds given after the term has commenced for returning students.

Development 6 – 17yrs
One Class per week$110+gst per term
Two Classes per week$220+gst per term
Three Classes per week$320+gst per term
Four Classes per week$410+gst per term
Five Classes per week$490+gst per term
Six Classes per week$560+gst per term
Seven Classes per week$620+gst per term
Eight Classes per week$670+gst per term
Nine Classes per week$710+gst per term
Unlimited Classes per week$740+gst per term
Performance Squad$150+gst per year (for one squad)
Annual Exam/Assessment Fee$40.00+gst (commercial/acro)
From $60.00+gst (ballet)
Production Fee (invoiced term four)$20.00+gst
Costume Hire Fee (invoiced term four)$20.00+gst per costume

BBO STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS

If your child is entering into Senior ballet exam levels (inter-foundation and above) the BBO invites you to become a member which gives you discounted exam and course fees. This is an optional choice for parents and needs to be organized directly with BBO, not through Silhouette.