Students from Grade 3 level and upwards are able to participate in competition solos/duos/trios, if selected by the teacher as being ready for competition work.
To be eligible to participate in competition work, students must also be enrolled to sit their exam, i.e. taking 2 or 3 ballet lessons per week & enrolled in conditioning. Please note that the exam rule does not apply to the Manjimup branch of the studio, however students must still be enrolled in at least 1 ballet class per week to be eligible for competition work.
Students will need to attend extra private lessons to learn their solo/duo/trio and regular Saturday competition lessons to be able to participate in competition work (please check relevant timetable to see rehearsal times).
Level 3 contemporary classes and upwards may also be offered opportunities to compete with troupes at competitions. These practices are done in class time so rarely occur any extra rehearsal time.
Competitions that we participate in are:
Dance Challenge, 16th May-22nd May 2021
City of Bunbury Eisteddfod, usually early June
Mandurah Performing Arts Festival, July school holidays (Bunbury studio only)
Revolution of Dance
RAD Festival of Dance 3-6th June 2021 (Bunbury studio only)
Please check each relevant competition website if you would like to get an idea of dates that competitions are held.
The cost for solos/duos etc can be found on the website on the "Dance Fees" page. On top of the charge for the dance is entry fees, and also the cost of a costume. Students are required to organise their own costumes, please ensure all ideas are checked by with your teacher before making any purchases.
An example of how participating in comps would look like with 1 solo:
2x 1 hour private lessons to learn the solo, sessions scheduled by the teacher
Attend competition practice every Saturday until the end of term 2. Rehearsal times can be found on the timetable
Once off flat fee for a solo = $170, which is invoiced later into term 1. Each competition that students are entered into also requires a small entry fee; i.e. approximately $20 per competition, also invoiced
Organise a costume, teachers can provide some direction with this - please do not make any purchases without checking that it is suitable first