PHOTO PICK UP DAY

17/12/15

Photo pickup day is tomorrow Friday 18th December (after 3pm).
50 Palmer Road
Shepparton

Cecchetti Ballet Residential Summer School

14/12/15

Each year Goulburn Valley Academy of Ballet senior students have the chance to attend the Cecchetti Ballet Residential Summer School which is held at Ormond College Melbourne University in January. Over the years many of our students have enjoyed this opportunity to mix with dance students from all over Australia and the world and to take classes lead by teachers from full time schools. This year Nicola Coats attended and thoroughly enjoyed experiences such as learning the choreography to CATS from Adrian Ricks who toured the world in that show and to learn Flamenco from a Spanish teacher.
It is also a chance to get a taste of tertiary education by staying on campus at the amazing old world Ormond College which has an atmosphere rather like Hogwarts!
I was fortunate enough to watch the awesome concert put on by the students as a culmination of their weeks work and was really impressed with what the students had achieved.

BREAKUP PARTY TIMES

1/12/15

Junior (Kinder to Grade 4)
Thursday 3rd Dec.
Kidstown Amphitheatre
4-5.30 from straight from school in uniform!

Senior (Senior Open, Grade 5 & 6, Advanced, Intermediate Jazz Senior Jazz)
Thursday 3rd December
Casablanca Pizza
6-7.30 bring change

Beautiful concert last night

29 / 11 / 15

Beautiful concert last night and another great one coming today!
Here are some shots from side stage
Spend an entertaining and relaxing afternoon at Eastbank!
Don’t miss it!

2015 NEWSLETTER AND INFORMATION

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 tremendously proud of the wonderful performances by our students at both of the terrific concerts last year. Thanks so much again to teachers, students and parents for their hard work and we can now add the 2015 Concert on 28th and 29thNovember at Eastbank to our calendars.

SCHOLARSHIP: Congratulations to Ali White and Afrikah Lesire for being our scholarship winner and runner up respectively and to Grace Newman for gaining the Encouragement award.

 

SUMMER NEWS:

Congratulations to Tess and Laura on gaining their VCE with such high ATAR scores. Well done!

Emily and Nicola 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.

Ainsley, Grace and Hannah also enjoyed 3 days at a Dance camp in Echuca at the end of the holidays.

Sam is off to Ballarat for 3 years to do a Bachelor in Music Theatre at Federation Uni following a very hard working stint at Ministry of dance at te end of which he got to perform in a wonderful show in the Palais St.Kilda.

On a sad note we said goodbye to Carlie and Bridie Mackay’s mum, Linda who passed away after 4 years of battling cancer.

My father in law Geoff Coats also passed away the following week a few days away from his 90th birthday.

COMMUNICATION: Revisit this website for timetables, list of events, dates, notices and other information. It can save us both a phone call!

Join Melanie on Facebook to keep up with ballet news and changes. Text is the best way to inform Melanie of an absence 0407042098

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

 

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

UNIFORM

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! The Target versions of leotards are not acceptable for exams or concerts.

CLASSICAL

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.

Skirts

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-shirt, white/black socks, black/white ballet shoes.

JAZZ:

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.

NB. ALL CLOTHING WORN IN CLASS IS TO BE TIGHT FITTING TO HELP TEACHERS ENSURE STUDENTS POSTURE IS CORRECT.

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

 

 

HAIR

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

Exams

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.

 

Term Dates for fees

Term 1. . Mon 2rd Feb to Sat 28th March

Term 2. . Mon 13th April to Fri 26th June

Term 3. . Mon 13thJuly to Sat 19th September

Term 4. . Mon 5th Oct to concert (28th& 29th November)

Classes are held on all public holidays in term time.

CHECK DATES SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE FOR OTHER DATES

2014 EXAM SUCCESS

Congratulations to all those students who performed so well in their June classical assessments and exams.  A big thankyou to all the parents and teachers who helped to groom students and to Tunya for preparing food during exam week. I was thrilled with the exam results this year. Well done everyone!!

The following students were awarded Honours:

Grade 1: Nikita Alexandrow, Erin Hicks, Millie Watson.

Grade 2: Charlotte Collins, Eliana Di Pietro, Amy Hayward.

Grade 5: Maya McIntyre

Grade 6: Olivia Lear-Camci, Afrikah Lesire.

Congratulations to all Dance Spectrum 1 & 2 students on gaining Distinction. Well done!

We have had a busy start to Term 3 with 2 visiting dance companies providing performances and classes. It was great to see students & parents at these performances. It is so important for students from 9 years & up to experience live dance performances to inspire them with their dance and choreography.

2014 NEWSLETTER

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.

 

SUMMER NEWS:

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.

UNIFORM

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.

CLASSICAL

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.

Skirts

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.

JAZZ:

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.

NB. ALL CLOTHING WORN IN CLASS IS TO BE TIGHT FITTING TO HELP TEACHERS ENSURE STUDENTS POSTURE IS CORRECT.

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

 

HAIR

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.

Exams

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.

Fees

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

FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

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.

2013 CONCERT PHOTO PICK UP DAY

Tomorrow Dec 18th and Dec 19th are the photo pickup days for this years concert photos taken by PHOTOS BY JACQUI.

Time 4pm to 6pm at the ballet hall.

Just in time for Christmas.

2013 CONCERT THE BLUE DANUBE

2013 promises to be one our best ever concerts as we are performing the wonderful ballet ‘The Blue Danube’. This ballet is unique to our ballet school and is great fun telling the adventures of two rival groups as they experience adventures as they make their way around Paris. This ballet features the ever-popular Can-Can, which is always a crowd pleaser.

Also this year we will be performing ‘Peter and The Wolf’ one of the most popular of all ballets as brave Peter saves his friend the duck and the bird and captures a vicious wolf.

Jazz will also be a great one as we have a Christmas theme with some fantastic choreography and unusual versions of well known seasonal favourite tunes.

Please try and help us get a large audience for the young dancers to perform to to reward them for their year’s hard work.