AWDA Auckland West Dance Academy


THE STUDIO INFORMATION

Studio Care

There is a microwave oven to use in the upstairs kitchen. Cups are to be used by adults only for tea/coffee making. For hygiene reasons children are not to use the cups for drinking water out of, please bring your own water bottles.There is to be no smoking in the building. No chewing gum or raisins in the studios please. Please label and name your dance uniform and clothes. Missing items are put into the lost property box; items not claimed will be given to the Salvation Army at the end of each term.


Trial Class:

Any new student looking to enrol in the Academy can trial one class prior to paying for the full term, then pay $25 to cover the first few lessons before the remainder of term fees needs to be paid.

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Newsletter

Newsletters are available each month; please ensure that you pick them up regularly. A copy of the newsletter will be posted on the website each month. Newsletter page

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Annual Show Performance

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Class Uniform

All students with the exception of pre-schoolers and adults are required to have the Academy regulation uniform which is available to be purchased from the dancewear shop in the office. Long hair is to worn in a bun, short hair is to be kept neatly off the face. No watches or loose jewellery is to be worn to class. The uniform required for each dance form is outlined in the dance style page on this website.

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Watching of Classes

Every second week it is "students only week", the week it falls on will vary depending on which teacher the student learns from. This helps with the concentration levels of the students and reduces pressure of the car parks. When viewing a class in Studio 1 and 3 you can sit in the room, for Studio 2 please stay in the waiting area and view through the window. Please keep additional children under supervision and as quiet as possible during the lessons. If they are too noisy please take them out of the class so that the students will not be distracted. Do not let your children play unattended or on the stairs.


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Queries and Teaching Technique

All teachers strive to provide a friendly environment for learning. Dance teaching requires physical contact with students to ensure correct technical placement. If there are any queries or concerns please feel free to phone to talk with the principal or the class teacher. If at all possible please try not to interrupt during lesson time.

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Health, Safety, Medical & Injury Policies

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Choreography

Choreography for performances, competitions and classes remains the property of A.W.D.A. Choreography cannot be copied or used without permission of A.W.D.A.

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Examinations, Assessments and Medal Tests

Although Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop classes are taught with the intention of the students sitting exams, assessments or medal tests each year; it is not compulsory for a parent/guardian to enter a student for an exam and it is at the teachers discretion whether or not a student is ready to sit an exam.

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Office and Shop Hours

New and recycled dance wear is available in the office. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 3.00 until 5.00 and Saturdays from 9am until 12.00pm.
Please phone to arrange another time if needed.

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