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Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy

Professional Dance Tuition

The Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy aim to provide a friendly atmosphere for children of all ages to learn different types of dance.

We provide a wide range of classes for all ages and abilities. From Contemporary Dance, Creative Movement, Acro Dance, Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, and Ballet, we follow the syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD) for Tap and Jazz.  We also offer students to opportunity to complete their Certificate 111 in Dance CUA30113 - Nationally recognised qualifications.  Pupils are also prepared for examinations and awards and also have the opportunity to take part in dance productions, competitions, eisteddfods and other various performance opportunities.  We have fully equipped studios located at Morningside Central Shopping Centre.

 

Important Dates in 2018:

Term Dates

First Day of Term

Last Day of Term

Parent viewing week:

Term 1

29th January

29th March

​Saturday 17th March, Friday 23rd March, Monday 26th March,Tuesday 27th March, Wednesday 28th March, Thursday 29th March

Term 2

 

16th April

30th June

Classes are ON Labour Day

​ANZAC Day - Afternoon classes are ON as usual.

Monday 25th June to Saturday 30th June

Term 3

 

16th July

22nd September

No viewing days this term as we are preparing for the concert and we want to keep it a surprise!

Classes are On as usual Ekka Wednesday

Term 4

8th October

 1st December

Photo Day Saturday 24th November 2018

CONCERT Day Saturday 1st December 2018

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Classes are held at:

Our fully equipped studios.  Sprung floors, Mirrors, Air Con, Professional Dance Studios.

  • Level 1, Morningside Central, 25 Junction Rd, Morningside, Brisbane.

 

We have a Dancewear shop at our Morningside Studios.​

Shop Hours:  (Order Online) Go to our Online Store Dancewear page.
​By appointment OR the following times:
Monday - 8.30am to 9am
Tuesday - 3pm  to 3.30pm
Wednesday - by appointment
Thursday - 8.30am to 9am & 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday - By appointment
Saturday - 8am to 10.30am
 
 
TELE: 07 3399 7943      MOBILE: 0412 125 857

Postal Address: PO Box 607, Bulimba 4171

Level 1, Morningside Central, 25 Junction Rd, Morningside, Brisbane. (Main Studio's)

EMAIL:                                           

woodgerdance@optusnet.com.au

Website:                                          

www.kwda.com.au

 

Download our app:              Search for KW Dance "at the app store"

         

 

 

EXAMINATIONS/COMPETITIONS

The Royal Academy of Dancing holds an examination session yearly for all ballet students, if suitable.  Students must attend two Ballet classes per week to be considered to sit for their RAD examination (Primary Level & upwards).  Eisteddfods Groups and solo work also available.

 

GENERAL

Classes run according to the school term to allow for school holidays.  All classes are held on public holidays unless otherwise advised.  Fees are payable on the first day of class each term. Arrangements can be made for special circumstances - please see your Miss Kimberley personally.

 

OPEN DAY

To ensure the students’ full attention, and to enable the children to focus during class, parents are asked to wait outside during class. All parents are invited to attend Open Day in the studio to view class.   Open Day is usually held on the last day of terms 1,2 and 4. 

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy will provide an opportunity for every student to experience joy, creativity and artistic freedom in dance by facilitating the achievement of a secure technical foundation in a warm and caring environment.

 

CATCH UP CLASSES FOR MISSED CLASSES & POLICY

1.  Proficiency in class is largely dependent on regular and consistent participation. It is strongly recommended that children attend all classes in the session. Absenteeism interrupts the technical progression of the child in the class and disrupts the continuity of the class for other students.

2.  It is the parent’s/dancer’s responsibility to notify the teacher(via email: woodgerdance@optusnet.com.au) of absences and make arrangements in advance for any potential make-up classes. Make-up classes for absences due to illness or other circumstances will be allowed as class size and teacher schedule will permit. Make-up classes will NOT be scheduled during observation weeks, costume weeks, or weeks being utilized for choreography instruction.

3.  NO REFUNDS OR DISCOUNTS WILL BE GIVEN FOR MISSED CLASSES!   

Fees and performance fees are non-refundable.

  • Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal. We require two weeks advanced written notice if you or your child wishes to withdraw from our program.

  • We do not refund absences. No refunds/credits are given to for dancers missing classes, missed classes due to vacation, holidays and/or days off from school.

4.  Make-up Lessons: Proficiency in class is largely dependent on regular and consistent participation. Therefore, it is recommended that students make up classes whenever possible. All make-up classes must be made up within the current term session.

5.  Fees.  Fess are payable on the first day of term, each term.  Discounts apply for multiple classes per child. 

For new students starting after the term has commenced, fees are calculated pro rata from your child's first class start date.

Fees are refundable for Mummy & Me, Creative Movement classes only, however 2 weeks notice is required.

6.  Trial Classes are offered.  However you will be invoiced from your first class, if you decide to continue with that class. 

 

Attending Dance Classes

Dance classes can involve risk of personal injury. While KWDA takes all reasonable care in the conduct of its classes; it accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused during classes or whilst participants are at or near the dance studio. You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and mentally fit for the class and during the class you must at all times take care of your own personal safety. By attending classes on our timetable you agree to these Terms and Conditions

 

View: Studio 1 and Foyer area

Student Achievments

Students Accepted into:

 

  • The Queensland Ballet Company
  • The Bolshoi Ballet Academy Moscow
  • The Australian Ballet School Full-Time Program + Full Scholarship one year
  • The Australian Ballet School Interstate/International Training Program
  • The Queensland Ballet, Junior Associate Program
  • The Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Year
  • The Queensland Ballet Jette Parker Young Artist Program
  • The Queensland Ballet Senior Program
  • Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year
  • Queensland Dance School of Excellence
  • Ballet Theatre of Queensland
  • QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Dance Performance & Education                                                 
  • Brent Street Preforming Arts Full-Time Program
  • Ev & Bow Full-time Dance Program
  • Conroy’s Full-Time Dance Program
  • ​Queensland National Ballet Full-Time Program 
  • Royal Academy of Dance – Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies
  • Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Dance
  • Direct Entry – Royal Ballet School, Summer School
  • Australian Finalist Youth America Grand Prix
  • ​Direct Entry -Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive + Part scholarship
  • Royal Academy of Dance Advance One Bursary Winner (Queensland and Australia)

Other Achievements:  

Students have performed with "The Paris Opera Ballet", in their production "La Bayadere.

Students have performed with “The Australian Ballet” in their production of “Mahon”.

Students have performed with “Queensland Ballet” - including the role of “Alice” in “Alice in Wonderland”, "International Gala", "Kind Arthur", "Nutcracker” 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. “Coppelia”, “Romeo and Juliet” and "Vis a Vis", “La Sylphide” and "Cinderella".

Students performed with “American Ballet Theatre” in their production of “Swan Lake”.

Jacqueline Morland Awards Royal Academy of Dance – Winner, Runner-Up, Finalists & Audience Vote, Scholarship Winners

Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge, Classical Scholarship BPAC -Winners and Finalists

Students performed with “Harvest Rain Theatre Company” in their production of “Cats” & "Hairspray"

Students have received many ‘Special Awards’ from Eisteddfods: Most promising Classical Ballet Dancer- Redcliffe Eisteddfod and Wynnum Eisteddfod.  Classical Championship Winners, Many 1st placing in eisteddfods in Sydney and Brisbane.  Royal Ballet School, Summer School – Direct entry.  Groups Eisteddfod Awards for Classical and Jazz Aggregates, Brisbane Eisteddfod Group Awards.

Ms Kimberley Bennett-Woodger performed with:

  • “The Bolshoi Ballet”, “Le Corsaire” QPAC 2013
  • “The American Ballet Theatre, “Swan Lake” QPAC 2014

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