At the Ponsonby School of Dance we aim to teach children the joy of dance, in a fun and friendly environment, whilst still developing a strong technical skill and ability. As well as regular lessons and practice, we prepare students for examinations, competition, auditions and stage work.
Welcome new and existing students to PSOD for 2015!
Welcome to all old and new students. I hope you've had a relaxing holiday and are now ready for an awesome year of dancing. Please take a quick minute to read below.
WATER BOTTLES: As it is hot at the moment it is a good idea for the children to bring a water bottle into class with them. The students are welcome to fill their drink bottles in the kitchen area, but please do not open the staff cupboards.
PARENTS VIEWING CLASSES: We do prefer to have the students in the studio on their own. It gives the students and the teachers a chance to get to know each other. We do have viewing windows but it would be better for the first few weeks to wait in the waiting room as it can be quite distracting for the children. Please do not wait in the hallway, especially with siblings. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have a problem with this.
UNIFORMS: Please check our website or notice board for info on uniforms. If anyone has a second hand uniform please add it to the Second Hand book hanging on the notice board.
GROOMING: Please ensure that ALL students have the correct uniform and that their hair is ALWAYS pulled back off their face (they should never wear their hair out!!!). Ballet students from Grade Two should always wear their hair in a bun; it is a good opportunity for them to learn how to do their own hair!
SHOP HOURS: Monday and Wednesday 3.30-5.30- cash or cheque only.
PARKING: Please be patient with parking. THere are sometimes parks on the side streets and remember NOT to part in the driveway or Klein's car park. It would be great if you could arrange car pooling. Remember that we are in the inner city and we are fortunate to have 15 car parks. But the parks are for DROP OFF and PICK UP only.
Please ensure that you pay your term fees within the first two weeks of term!!!!
Westpac: 03 0255 0731526 00
Please be sure to enter your child's name as a reference
THE MAGICAL CAR DVD- these are still available form the PSOD shop $28.00
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- Term 1 finishes Thursday 2nd April
- Term 2 commences Monday 20th April
- Jazz Exams and Vocational Exams held in August
- Monday 13th, Tues 14th, Wed 15th, Thurs 16th July - Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop Seminar
- End of September: RAD Ballet Exams
I would like to welcome our new teachers Ms Anna Yee who will be teaching for us on a Monday and Ms Lauren Mann who will be teaching Hip Hop. I am very excited to have them on our team!
Please do not hesitate to email me