Term 2 Newsletter

Important dates

Term 2: Tuesday 23rd of April- Saturday 29th of June

student works (VCE/ Choreography show): SAturday 11th of May

presentation classes: Sunday 16th and 23rd of June

Mid Year Showcase: Friday 21st of June

end of year junior and senior Concert: Saturday 30th of November and Sunday 1st of December

No classes: Easter Monday (22nd of April), Anzac Day (25th of April), Queen’s Birthday (10th of June). 

A Note from Alex

Welcome back to Term 2!

I am so excited to welcome you all back for another exciting term of dance at Elevation! As I reflect upon term 1, I am left beaming with pride. The energy around the studio was incredible, the levels of commitment, kindness, dedication, and growth that I observed was both heart warming and inspiring. We welcomed 2 new amazing teachers to our dance family, both Paige Pote and Lukas White have fast become beloved instructors, blowing us away with their inspiring choreography and dance classes. We had our first performance for the year, as a small group of students performed at the Carlton North Primary School Fete. Besides the kids absolutely knocking it out of the park with their performance skills, technique and unrelenting energy, audience members were left blown away by the support, friendship and encouragement demonstrated by each student. 

After what was the most incredible start to the year, we are now gearing up for a fabulous term 2 filled with numerous events. So here is your go to guide to you navigate your way through the next 10 weeks, plus a few reminders on uniform, policies and merchandise.

I look forward to seeing you in the studio!

Warmest wishes,

Alex


Term 2 Events

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Student Works 

Date: Saturday 11th of March

Time: 5:15-6:30 pm

Classes involved: VCE Dance and Choreography students

Location: Barkly St Studio 

Our VCE Dance and Choreography students have been working incredibly hard throughout Term 1 creating technique solos, duos, and trios. We would love to invite our friends and family to an in-formal showing at our studio. This will allow our talented young choreographers the opportunity to debut their works for the first time. If you are interested in attending, please email me, so I can keep tabs on numbers as the space is quite small. Parents and Friends of students involved will get first priority. 

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Mid-Year Showcase

Date: Friday 21st of June 

Location: Renasissance Theatre, Kew High School 

Dress Rehearsal: 4:00-6:30pm

Performance time: 7:00-9:30pm (approx. ending time) 

 Classes involved in our Mid Year Showcase:

  • Pre Inter Jazz A & B

  • Pre Inter Contemporary

  • Pre Inter Hip Hop

  • Intermediate Contemporary (Tuesday and Saturday)

  • Intermediate Hip Hop

  • Intermediate Jazz (Wednesday and Saturday)

  • Open Tap

  • Advance Ballet Thursday and Saturday

  • Advance Hip Hop

  • Advance Contemporary

  • Advance Jazz

  • Junior Company Class

  • Senior Company Class

  • VCE Dance solos


Presentation Classes

The presentation classes are designed to encourage, motivate and reward students for their hard work during terms 1 and 2 and to prepare students for future exams. It is a wonderful opportunity for my students to receive feedback from an external eye, and to provide them with a goal and a sense of achievement. All participants will receive a report and a certificate signed by the examiner.  The presentation classes will take place over two Sundays, please refer to the timetable below:

Group 1: Sunday 16th of June

11:30- 12:30 Grade 5 (1hr)                                                        
12:40-1:10 Primary (30mins)                                                                                         
1:20-2:30 Grade 6 (1hr and 10 mins)                                     
2:40-3:10 Junior Contemporary (30mins)                       

Group 2:  Sunday 23rd of June

11:30-12:30 Grade 3 (60 mins)                       
12:40-1:40 Grade 2 (60 mins)                   
1:50-2:20pm Junior Jazz (30mins)                                    

Location: Barkly St Studio 

Open Week 

During the last week of term, we open up our studio to friends and family to come along and observe our classes. *Please note this does not apply to RAD exam classes on Thursday due to the size of the room.

When: Monday 24th– Saturday 29th

Where: Barkly St. Studios only


Bits and Pieces

 

EDS Uniform

Please be sure to take the time to look at our uniform list which has been updated to include the additional 2019 classes.

Click here to view the uniform list.

2019 EDS Policies

To view our updated school policies Click here.

EDS Merchandise

As we head into the cooler months, I have just placed a new order for our extremely popular EDS Hoodies. In order to secure a hoodie, simply email me your child’s t-shirt size and you will be invoiced accordingly.