News & Events
Term 3 News
Dear Dance Lab Families,
We hope that you are well and enjoying your winter break. We are very excited to be heading back to the studio in full force in Term 3! Our timetable has been altered slightly to accommodate for new classes and some combined classes PLEASE CHECK IF YOUR TIMES HAVE CHANGED BELOW!
We have a lot in store for Term 3, with a focus on Concert preparations. Attendance is very important at this time to ensure students stay up to date with their work. The Dance Lab Concert 2020 is booked for Sunday 6th December and at this stage will go ahead as planned. We will work with the Byron Theatre to make adjustments to our performance to fit in with any health and safety measures and requirements.
Invoices will be sent this week for Term 3 classes. Costume invoices will also be distributed via email during Term 3. Please visit the ENROL page on our website for costume prices.
Both the Active and Creative Kids vouchers are accepted at Dance Lab and processed as a payment. Amended invoices will not be issued. Please ensure to attach your dancers date of birth when sending your voucher.
If any families are experiencing financial difficulty due to Covid-19, please make contact to arrange a payment plan or to apply for a scholarship.
Your Term 3 enrolment will proceed as per your Term 1 enrolment. If you require any changes, please make contact today.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES
We have had a lot of interest in an Adults class. Our tentative spot is Friday mornings 10-11am in our Byron Studio. The class will include a mix of Jazz, Contemporary and Fitness based exercises. If you are interested in joining, please express your interest today.
MDM BALLET AND JAZZ SHOES
We are very excited to announce that Miss Kerry has become an MDM Ballet and Jazz shoe stockist. After much research, Dance Lab considers MDM to be the best dance shoes for our dancers. The new technology used by MDM provides support while encouraging the correct muscles to engage and strengthen.
This Friday 17 July, Miss Kerry will be fitting shoes at the studio from 9:30am. If you are in need of new shoes, OR would like to organise a Ballet Assessment, please text Miss Kerry to book your time – 0407072774
Dance Lab students will receive a 10% discount when purchasing MDM shoes through Miss Kerry.
Exam entries are due to the RAD by 31 July 2020. If your dancer would like to be considered for an exam, please express your interest. Exam students must be available for a Spring Workshop during the second week of the October school holidays.
Please bring your old character shoes and skirts to class for our BUY, SWAP AND SELL.
TERM 3 OFFERS!
We have 2 exciting offers in Term 3!
1. Free classes for new students in Week 1
2. Families who refer a new student will receive a $20 uniform voucher, remind them to mention you!
If you have any friends or family who might be interested in trying our classes, please spread the word and share the love!
I look forward to seeing you all and getting our school back on track together.
Amy and the Dance Lab Team
To our Parents and Students,
At Dance Lab Studios, the health, wellbeing and safety of our students, staff and their families is our first priority. We have been monitoring the situation closely and are following the advice from the Australian Department of Health.
"Non-essential gatherings, meetings or confrences of 500 or more people will be limited."
"These limits do not apply to workplaces, schools, shops, universities, supermarkets, public transport and airports."
Concidering this, classes at Dance Lab Studios will go ahead until further notice.
We will however, be taking necessary precautions and kindly ask for your support and understanding in follwoing our guidlines.
- Students are not to attend classes at Dance Lab Studios if they are showing any sign of sickness.
- Students are not to attend classes at Dance Lab Studios if they have been overseas within the last 4 weeks.
- Students are asked to wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer supplied before and after classes.
- Students must bring their own drink bottle and snacks. There will be no sharing of food at the studio.
- Keep a safe distance where possible and avoid unnessesary contact such as hugs and kisses.
- Our studio surfaces, doorhandles, bathroom and ballet bars will be wiped down with disinfectant before and after classes.
- READY SET DANCE props will be disinfected after each class.
We will keep you updated with any further developements as it is an evolving situation. Should full isolation be necessary, classes will be availble online.
We must stay vigilant and safe to protect ourselves and our wider community.
Welcome to Term 1 at Dance Lab Studios,
I hope that you have all enjoyed a restful summer break and are ready to get stuck in to a big year of dance!
Welcome to our new families joining Dance Lab in 2020. We hope that you enjoy becoming a part of a fabulous dance community.
We can not wait to see you all at the studios.
PLEASE NOTE - ALL STUDENTS MUST ENROL ONLINE BEFORE THEIR FIRTS CLASS.
Please read below for more information regarding Bangalow Public School pick up, Invoicing, Uniform and Timetable adjustments.
Thank you for your support.
BANGALOW PUBLIC SCHOOL PICK UP
Tomorrow Monday 3/2/2020 we will begin a school pick up service for our Bangalow Families.
Amy will be waiting on the deck, under the big tree, next to the cola to collect our students. We will then walk up to the A&I Hall, where we can change, have a snack and prepare for our classes. If your child's class is scheduled after the first class of the day, they are welcome to sit and watch or do their homework in the hall. Both halls will be supervised.
If you would like your child to be collected, please contact Amy if you have not already done so.
Invoices will be sent in week 2 and 3 of Term 1. This will allow for any changes and class shuffling that may occur. Invoices are to be paid within 14 days. Late payments will incur a $30 late fee and and any unpaid invoices by week 10 will result in cancelled enrolment.
Please email your Creative Kids and Active Kids Vouchures along with you childs date of birth to
Our new uniform will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. It is compolsory to wear the Studio Uniform at Dance Lab. We beleive uniforms cultivate a sense of unity and belonging, two important aspects of a successful school. We would like our dancers to take pride in their appearance and represent themselves and our school beautifully amongst the community.
Our uniforms are supplied by Energetiks. They are made from high quality, long lasting fabrics and are proudly made in Australia.
Order forms are available at both studios or can be downloaded HERE.
There has been a slight change to the Saturday timetable please take note if your dancers attend on Saturdays.
A NOTE FROM AMY
If your child is in Kindergarten, Year 1 or Year 2, I would highly recommend dancing on a Saturday. Over the years I have taught many young students on various days and have seen more focus and improvement from Saturday students. Coming fresh in the morning, compared to the end of a school day can also affect their enjoyment of dance. I realize this is not always possible for families but something to think about.
Have a fabulous first week and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Hello, and welcome to Dance Lab Studios.
For those of you who may have missed the announcement at the Evening performance of ‘Worlds United’. I am the new owner and director of Dance Lab.
I wanted to take this opportunity to first congratulate our beautiful students on a very successful year and magnificent concert. Also, to introduce myself and let you know a little about me.
Originally from Sydney, I have been training since the age of 4 in all styles of dance. I was accepted into Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, the leading performing arts high school in Australia, then went on to complete my Certificate 4 at Brent Street. My time at Brent Street earned me a place with Sydney’s top dance agency.
I worked as a professional dancer for 6 years dancing behind stars such as Kylie Minogue, Marcia Heinz and Chris Isaac, as well as touring with children’s entertainment shows The Powerpuff Girls and The Noddy Show. Soon after, I found my true love back in the class room teaching and sharing my knowledge with my students.
In 2006 I opened Dance Chora Randwick with 20 students. Over 12 years we built our school to be one of the most reputable in the eastern suburbs and to house over 300 students.
After the birth of my second baby, Sage, I decided to sell Dance Chora and move to Byron Bay to be closer to family and join the team at Dance Lab. From my first day I felt the fire reignite in my belly. I was inspired. I admired the passion, dedication and potential in the students and felt immediately excited about what I could bring to the table.
My long term goal is to create a performing arts centre equivalent to the schools you find in the city. Somewhere all children and young adults can learn the art of dance, performance and to realise their dreams.
I believe in an all inclusive dance school where students feel supported, nurtured and a part of a community. From experience, I know that this is the environment that will allow young performers to thrive.
Thank you for your kind words and for making me feel so welcome. I cannot wait to start working with the students of Dance Lab Studios and to see what the future holds for us.
Our new website will go live on Monday 9th of December where you will find our 2020 timetable and enrolment information. All students must re enrol to secure their place.
Enjoy navigating and I look forward to seeing you all next year!
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