Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Below are some FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy, St Helens Park.  Parents often have questions to ensure they are choosing the right dance class for their children.  If you have a query that is not answered below, please contact us.  Questions below include questions about Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy, about Fees, about Payment, about discounts, and about Uniform.

At Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy we love all feedback and enquiries and we would love to hear from you,If you have any more questions please contact us, now!

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Are you a qualified dance teacher?

At Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy, St Helens Park, the safety of our children is our highest priority.  All our staff have Working with children checks (WWC) are qualified and adopt safe dance practices.  I am a fully qualified Dance Teacher. I have successfully gained Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management and Certificate III in Dance Teaching.  In 2013 I was appointed Director of Ballet Australasia Limited (BAL).  I have studied ballet, tap and jazz since the age of 4, passing all my BAL exams, including Snr Tap & Jazz Solo. 

I started to teach dancing when I was 14.  I have also taught for many other dance schools, High Schools and organisations.  I have danced professionally throughout Australia and internationally.  

 

Are the dances and costuming age appropriate?

At Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy we strongly believe in keeping childrens dancing age appropriate.  We are very careful in our song selection choice as well as our costuming and dance moves for our dance class. 

I’m not sure which classes my child will like? 

 

Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy offers a week of FREE classes.  During this week your child is able to participate in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and turns leaps and stretch classes.  After they have tried all of these dance classes for free they (and you) are able to decide which ones they liked the best and would like to enrol in. 

Tiny Tots classes and Kinderdance classes offers a combination of all the above classes.  These classes are the best options for children 6 and under.  Contact us now to book your free trial classes to help you decide which class is best for you

What results can I expect?
 

Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy offers kids dance class for recreational students as well as students who take their dancing more seriously.  Many of its dance students are selective students at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School accepted into the dance program.  We have had a number of our students selected for the NSW Schools Dance Company. Students have been selected for HSC callback for dance, where the top performing dancers in the HSC are acknowledged.  We have had students go onto study dance full time in tertiary education. Students have progressed to dance professionally.   Lots have been selected to perform at the Schools Spectacular. 

Our students regularly perform well at eisteddfods with pleasing results.  Students perform in annual Ballet Australasia exams.  JBDA won 3rd place in BAL Hip Hop exams across the whole of Australian city dance studios.  

How much will it cost?

Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy has an enrolment fee of $35 child or $55 a family (including GST).  If you enrol at the end of your free trial you can enrol for $20 child or $35 a family.   classFees depend upon how many dance classes children enrol in.  The more dance classes enrolled in, the less each dance class costs.  Discounts are offered for multiple classes and for families.  There are additional ways to receive discounted fees, including paying by the term and introducing other students to Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy.  

Do I have to Pay for each term up front?
 
This is the preferred method of payment.  However, if this does not suite you at Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy you can pay for your childrens dance class fees each week, fortnight, month or term.  The choice is yours, whichever suits your household budget.  As long as your childs fees are paid in advance and not in arrears.  Term fees paid by Week 2 of the term will receive a 5% discount.  

Do I have to pay if my child misses a class? 

 

All classes need to be paid for even if your child is absent.  If your child is hospitalised for the class no payment is required for the period of hospitalisation.  A doctors certificate is required.  

What if my child decides they don't want to dance anymore? will I have to pay until the end of the year?

  

 Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy requires 2 weeks written notice if your child is going to cease dance classes.  They are required to pay for these 2 weeks and are welcome to attend.  They do not have to pay for the remainder of the year.  

How do I pay for my childs lesson?

 

Fees can be paid for in cash, cheque  or electronic (bank) transfer.  Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment. Cash and cheque needs to be placed them in an envelope, with the name of student and the amount enclosed on the front of the envelope and handed to the teacher.  Envelopes are always available in the foyer. 

When using online payments (electronic transfer) please use your childs surname and first initial as the detail so I know who  the payment has come from.  

Is there any way I can pay less for my child's class fees?

 

We provide discounts for students who pay their term fees by the end of Week 2 of each term. Term fees paid by Week 2 of the term will receive a 5% discount.  

 

What do they need to wear? 

JBDA Uniform is required for every class and is required to be ordered in your first 4 weeks of classes.  Ballet Uniform: 

  • JBDA leotard available from Jeanette Briggs Dance Academy only. 

  • Pink dance stockings available from JBDA $12 or dance shops.   

  • Shoes:  Pink split sole leather ballets for girls available to order from JBDA or dance shops

  • BOYS - Black dance Tights & tight JBDA T shirt, black Ballet shoes. 

Tap Uniform: 

  • JBDA uniform crop top or singlet top & shorts or leggings

  • Tan dance stockings available from JBDA $12 or dance shops. 

  • Shoes:  Camel taps for girls available to order from JBDA or dance shops. 

  • BOYS - Black dance Tights & tight JBDA T shirt, black tap shoes. 

 

Jazz Uniform: 

  • JBDA uniform crop top or singlet top & shorts or leggings

  • Tan dance stockings available from JBDA $12 or dance shops. 

  • Shoes:  Camel split sole leather elastic sided available to order from JBDA or dance shops.

  • BOYS - Black dance Tights & tight JBDA T shirt, black split sole leather elastic sided. 

Hip Hop Uniform:

  • JBDA uniform crop top or singlet top & shorts or leggings

  • Black shorts or tracksuit pants

  • Black Jazz Boots or Joggers 

Tiny Tots

  • JBDA uniform crop top or singlet top & shorts or leggings

  • Ballet Shoes & Tap Shoes available to order from JBDA or dance shops

  • Tan dance stockings available from JBDA $12 or dance shops

Hair:

  • Neat, pulled back off the face in a ponytail or bun for all classes. 

Boys Uniform

Boys tank top and black shorts or trackies

Hair:

Neat, pulled back off the face in a ponytail or bun for all classes. 

 

We have a 2nd hand box of shoes you are able to look through to see if we have any shoes available in your childs size.  If you prefer new shoes, Jeanette can order them in for you.  Speak to Jeanette.  They generally arrive by the next week.  New Shoes ordered through Jeanette are approximately $10 a pair cheaper than dance shops.  

 
 
 
 
 

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