Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Do you offer trial classes?


YES! Contemporary... Hip Hop... Jazz... Ballet... not sure which is the right class for your child? At NBD we understand how important it is to get the right fit, therefore newcomers are welcome to trial any style before committing to a term. There is nothing to pay upfront or for students who do not continue after their trial lesson. Students who enrol are billed from the trial lesson date.




Can I watch my child's trial class?


Yes! One adult per student may watch the trial class. After the trial is complete we aim for drop off at the door and collection after the lesson however we understand this may take time with very young students. Please note for our READY SET MOVE classes (18 months to 3 years), one adult per child stays for every lesson. Open viewing weeks are organised at the end of term.




What should my child wear for their first class?


Easy! No uniform is needed for the first lesson, anything comfy to move in is perfect with bare feet or soft shoes. Once you are certain your child will continue you can check our uniform list under 'shared files' on your parent portal (set up when enroling)




Do you take enrolments all year?


Yes! This is is subject to class availability, performances and exams however we will always do our best to accommodate new students throughout the year. Anyone joining partway through a term will have their fees prorated.




Can you tell me about mid year and end of year performances?


Sure! We hold an informal performance at the end of term 2, no costumes, audience members attend for free and it is great opportunity for our students to show what they have been learning. Our performance in December is a polished production held at a local theatre, we write, create and choreograph musical plays and children have the opportunity to perform in beautiful costumes on a big stage with professional lighting! All our performances are split by age group to ensure the shows are no longer than 45 minutes for preschool and 90 minutes for school age. We know the performances are our students favourite time of the dance year however we understand life is busy, if you have a clash it is no problem for your child to come along to class without committing to a performance.




How can I book the walking bus from NBPS?


We offer a walking bus service from NBPS to our Neutral Bay venues, children are collected either straight after school or from NBPS after school care and safely escorted the short walk to their NBD lesson, after dance class children can be returned to NBPS after school care. The walking bus is available every week day afternoon. Please contact us on info@neutralbayschoolofdance.com or 0433 968 377 to book and discuss the details of the walking bus. (Note: Kindy children are collected at 2:45pm while they finish early at the start of the year. All other pick ups are made at the bell or approx 15 minutes prior to dance class if collecting from After School Care)




How can I sign up?


Enroling is easy! Click the ENROL TODAY button at the top of each page. You will be directed to set up a parent portal, once you have entered your details you will be taken to the home page of your portal. Here click on REGISTER FOR CLASSES and you will see you can SCHEDULE A TRIAL or if you would like to register for the term you will need to sign into AUTO PAY. It takes around 5 minutes to complete, if you have any trouble get in touch we are happy to talk you through it!




What does it cost and can I use my Active and Creative Kids Vouchers?


Sure! NBD is an Active and Creative Kids provider, giving parents the opportunity to claim a maximum of $300 per year off dance fees! Once you have enroled your child you can email us your voucher number to redeem against term fees. You can read more about these government incentives by following the links below. https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/active-kids To read our full list of fees, on the top of the page click on About and Fees and Services.




What are your term dates?


NBD closely follows public school term, you can find our term dates on our classes and events page, click here!





 

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