Sugarplums

“Let us first teach little children to breathe,
to vibrate, to feel, and to become one
with the general harmony and movement of nature.
Let us first produce a beautiful human being,
a dancing child.”

– Isadora Duncan

Parents and Bubs

Ages 2-3

Parents and bubs enjoy a fun workout together, exploring both movement and music. Yes, you do this class with your child!

These fun-filled classes are designed to develop co-ordination, motor skills, muscle memory, musicality and spatial awareness. Dance, improvisation, songs and music keep the children engaged from the moment that the class begins right through to the end of the lesson.

Pre-School

Ages 3-4

In these classes the children participate together in a group format, giving Mum (or Dad!) time to relax and watch the class.

As well as introducing dance movements requiring more coordination than taught in the Parents and Bubs class, these classes emphasise taking turns and waiting patiently. These lessons cover further educational concepts, developing your child’s skills in both listening and following directions. Children’s flexibility is also extended.

Children must turn 3 before 1st July, to participate in this class.

Pre-School

Ages 4-5

This Pre-School class is designed for children who have reached 4 years of age and are ready for a more challenging class. Children are given an early introduction to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD Ballet) syllabus.

This class is helpful for children who wish to continue with their dance lessons once they enter Kindergarten the following year. The technique and musicality fundamentals taught in this class are an asset to any child.

Children must turn 4 before 1st July, to participate in this class.

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Term Dates 2018

Term Dates
Term 1 Friday 2nd February – Saturday 14th April
Term 2 Tuesday 1st May – Saturday 7th July
Term 3 Tuesday 24th July – Saturday 29th September
Term 4 Tuesday 15th October – Saturday 10th December

Please note closures:

  • Easter long weekend, Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March

Clothing requirements

Clothing and Footwear

Pre-school students may wear a leotard or a fairy outfit/costume that they may already have at home.
Girls’ skirts must no longer than knee length. Also, please be aware that costumes with tutus prevent girls from seeing their feet, making many exercises more difficult which can cause frustration for the child.
Sugarplums students wear either pink canvas or leather ballet shoes (school aged students must wear leather ballet shoes).
It’s important that your child wears correct ballet shoes during class as unsuitable footwear (including Jiffies, bare feet or socks) could lead to injuries.
Ballet shoes must only be worn inside and NEVER on the street at any time and please make sure that your “noodles” are tucked in.
Ballet shoes and leotards can be purchased from dancewear shops such My Dancewear in Earlwood or Bloch in the CBD or other locations or from Anything Dance in Croydon.

Hair

All Sugarplums students’ hair MUST be pulled back from the face during class in a pony-tail, pig-tails, a plait or a bun and a headband used if hair is likely to get in the student’s eyes.

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
08.00
Parents & Bubs

Petersham
Studio 1
08.15
08.45

Pre-school 3-4 Years

Earlwood
Studio 4
08.30
09.15

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Earlwood
Studio 4
09.15
10.00
09.00
Pre-school 3-4 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
09.45
10.30

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
10.30
11.15
Pre-school 3-4 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
09.45
10.30

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
10.30
11.15
Pre-school 3-4 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
09.45
10.30

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
10.30
11.15
10.00
11.00

Tuesday

  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    09.45 – 10.30
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    10.30 – 11.15

Thursday

  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    09.45 – 10.30
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    10.30 – 11.15

Friday

  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    09.45 – 10.30
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    10.30 – 11.15

Saturday

  • Parents & Bubs
    08.15 – 08.45
  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    08.30 – 09.15
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    09.15 – 10.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
08.00
Parents & Bubs

Petersham
Studio 1
08.15
08.45

Pre-school 3-4 Years

Earlwood
Studio 4
08.30
09.15

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Earlwood
Studio 4
09.15
10.00
09.00
Pre-school 3-4 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
09.45
10.30

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
10.30
11.15
Pre-school 3-4 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
09.45
10.30

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
10.30
11.15
Pre-school 3-4 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
09.45
10.30

Pre-school 4-5 Years

Petersham
Studio 1
10.30
11.15
10.00
11.00

Tuesday

  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    09.45 – 10.30
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    10.30 – 11.15

Thursday

  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    09.45 – 10.30
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    10.30 – 11.15

Friday

  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    09.45 – 10.30
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    10.30 – 11.15

Saturday

  • Parents & Bubs
    08.15 – 08.45
  • Pre-school 3-4 Years
    08.30 – 09.15
  • Pre-school 4-5 Years
    09.15 – 10.00
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