WELCOME: Welcome to everyone taking part in ballet and jazz classes with the Goulburn Valley Academy of Ballet. A special welcome to newcomers to the school.

I was extremely proud of the students performances at both shows in our fantastic 2013 Concert. I thank again teachers, students and parents for their hard work and look forward to the 2014 Concert on 29thand 30th November at Eastbank.

SCHOLARSHIP: Congratulations to Holly Cranefield and Gemma Cerasi for being our scholarship winner and runner up respectively and to Ruby Botterill for gaining the Encouragement award.



Congratulations to Amanda and Juliana on gaining their VCE after such a busy year.

Emily Bolton, Holly Cranefield, Annabelle Sneyd, Jacqueline Napolitano, Afrikah Lesire, Olivia Lear-Camci, Gemma Cerasi and Nicola Coats had a great start to their year with dance at the live-in Cecchetti Summer School held at Melbourne University. They participated in 4/5 classes a day and a choreographic workshop at night culminating in a concert on the last evening for the teachers. A DVD was made of this and it is wonderful to see what the students achieved in 5 days. The students mix with other students from all over Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia.

A big thank you to Kate Hall for running a Yoga program over the holidays to help keep/improve our senior students flexability.

Last week Sam moved to Melbourne to start a full time dance course at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Remember our website is there with photo galleries, timetables, list of events, dates, notices and other information. It can save you a phone call! gvballet.com

Join Melanie on Facebook to keep up with ballet news and changes. Text Melanie on 0407042098 to report absentees.

Email Melanie    stevemel8306@bigpond.comstevemel8306@bigpond.com if you have any queries.


REMINDER:All students need a healthy protein snack/meal and water before class to help the brain and body work, to get the most out of their lessons.


All our dance wear, shoes and uniforms can be purchased at

‘Bella & Mim’ 85 Fryer St. Ph: 58313287. Remember they stock all hair accessories for a good ballet bun too! Grade 3/4/5/6 have a new uniform. Many students already have it and it looks wonderful.


Kinder, Pre-Primary, Primary Uniform.

Pale pink cotton sleeveless leotard, pale pink circular skirt, ballet shoes with pink elastic (jiffies are not ballet shoes) and tights/ballet socks. A crossover is needed in cooler weather.


Gr.1 to Adv. These students no longer hold their skirts out so they require small neat skirts that just cover the leotard. (Student length not teacher length)

Grade 1 & 2 Uniform.

Dusty pink sleeveless leotard, crossover and georgette wrap skirt with matching hair bow. Normal ballet pink tights and ballet shoes with elastic.

Grade 3 & 4 Uniform:

Cerise leotard, crossover & georgette wrap skirt, Pink tights, hair bow & ballet shoes with ribbons for Gr.4 and elastic for Gr.3.

Grade 5 & 6 Uniform:

Aubergine leotard, georgette wrap skirt, hair bow, pink tights & ballet shoes with ribbons for exams.

Intermediate, Advanced 1&2 Uniform:

Navy cotton lycra leotard, pink tights, body stocking & ballet shoes and pointe shoes, navy georgette wrap skirt. Advanced 1 CAT A need demi- pointes. Advanced 2 Need 1/2 tutu.

Boys Uniform:

Navy /black tights or bike pants, white/black singlet/t-shirtP, white/black socks, black/white ballet shoes.


Black leotard (sleeveless), Black bike shorts, leggings, or jazz pants (no skirts) & black jazz shoes. Jazz shoes (not Jazz sneakers) are needed for the concert.


Jeans/Skirts must not be worn in jazz class. Classical students may wear their classical colour leotard in jazz classes.



Classical Hair:

Styled off face and in a bun at the back of the head. Teachers can demonstrate a bun if you ask or look it up on Youtube.

Jazz Hair:

Styled off the face and in a ponytail/bun to help with turns.

In hot weather it is a good idea to wet hair prior to putting in bun or ponytail, which helps pupils to keep cooler.

Open Week

Parents are not allowed to sit in on classes, as this distracts the pupils, who work better without the presence of parents. So that parents can see the progress of their children an open week will be held end of term, at which families are welcome.


In some years classical students may be chosen by their teacher to take a ballet exam. Exams are not compulsory but help provide motivation. Examiners are supportive and positive. Students from grade 2 on need to attend two classes a week to be considered for exams.


Please submit fees in an envelope marked with students name, class and amount. If you want a receipt please state this on the envelope.


Payment of fees can be by cash, cheque or direct deposit. Please state childs name when direct deposit.

Term Dates for fees

Term 1. Mon 3rd Feb to Sat 5th April

Term 2. Mon 21stApril to Fri 27th June

Term 3. Mon 14thJuly to Sat 2oth September

Term 4. Mon 6th Oct to concert (29th& 30th November)

Classes are held on all public holidays in term time.

All other important dates for the year on upcoming events section.