Monthly Archives: February 2017

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It has been a great first week back at the studio and we have absolutely loved meeting all of our new families as well as catching up with our returning dancers.

The start of the year can be quite busy and over the course of the first couple of weeks I will assess the dancers and the classes to ensure that it is perfect for them. We do try to settle classes as soon as possible and thank you for your patience and understanding in this – it is very much appreciated.

Of course if you have any questions, concerns or feedback, you are more than welcome to contact us and we’d be happy to help.

We are looking forward to a fabulous 2017….


All Term 1 Invoices have now been emailed out to you. If you have not received it please check your spam mail box and then send us an email at


As we move into Term 1 we just want to remind you of the various ways we communicate with you:

  • Email: Please make sure you have provided us with an up to date email address
  • Social Media: Follow and/or like us on Facebook & Instagram to stay informed with what’s happening in the studio
  • Whiteboard: The studio whiteboard is updated regularly so please check it so you don’t miss important information
  • Website: check out

You are also welcome to call us if you have any questions, concerns or feedback. If you call and we don’t answer, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


  • Valentine’s Day – Show us your Love Competition: This week is the last chance for you to get your entries in to go in the draw to win a dancer’s fun pack including sparkly leg warmers, a costume protector bag and mini bun kit. Simply write on our noticeboard what you love about dancing or our studio to go in the draw to win. You can also submit your entry to our Facebook & Instagram pages or by emailing us.
  • Colourful Week at the Studio: In Week 6 (Tues 7th – Sat 11th March) we are holding a special COLOURFUL week at the studio. In this week you need to wear as much colour as possible or wear your favourite colour for a bit of fun. We will also be taking gold coin donations which will be donated to a charity decided by the studio. Stay tuned in coming weeks as we give more details on this…. But mark it in the diary!

Enjoy your weekend everyone…. J

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New Dance Class option at Wahroonga on Saturdays

SATURDAY TWINKLE TOES – New class option available for younger students

To all of our (Saturday) Twinkle Toes parents,

It was so exciting to see all of you last Saturday. With a few unexpected arrivals, you would have seen that our Twinkle Toes Ballet & Hip Hop classes were quite full. With this in mind we have decided to create a new class called ‘Teeny Tiny Toes combo’ which is designed specially for 2-3year olds.

Ideally we would like to keep the older students in our Twinkle Toes hip hop and ballet classes (3-5yrs) and invite our younger students (2-3yrs) to join this new and exciting 45 minute combo class which includes jazz, hip hop and ballet. An email has been sent out to some of our already enrolled students, who would be perfect for this class.

The class will run on Saturday mornings 8:45-9:30am. Of course if this doesn’t suit you to change, then that is fine. I just wanted to give all of our families an extra option.

Please let me know which class you would like your child to be apart of. This way, we can keep our numbers at our desired class number, but still allow others to join in and share this beautiful journey…

The timetable will be as follows:

8:45-9:30am Teeny Tiny Toes combo (2-3yrs)

9:30-10:00am Twinkle Toes Hip Hop (3-5yrs)

10:00-10:30am Twinkle Toes Ballet (3-5yrs)

All other classes will remain the same.

This new class will still follow the same amazing programming as our Twinkle Toes but will give our little ones a taster of all genres and allow them to gain confidence in an imaginative environment.

Please let me know what your preferred class will be for this week. You can either call me on 0468994488 or email


Teaching dance differently at North Shore Dance Studio

The benefits of dance for your child


For years now, it has been proven that when a child enjoys what they are doing and have a positive experience with an activity, their learning is enhanced and they are able to learn at a quicker rate while reaping not only physical benefits, but also a positive mentality through gaining confidence and a positive self worth. As a parent though, it can be difficult to know what activities to put your child into, with so many new options to choose from nowadays and many other deciding factors such as location, schedule and prices. But what if we removed this before school year stress and simply went with an activity that your child wants to do and one  they would really enjoy and have a positive experience, being in. When we start to consider what’s really important to us in a class and how it will positively benefit our child, it becomes clearer.

Dancing classes have always been a popular activity among children, but with new research coming in showing the endless benefits of taking this type of class, it becomes an obvious choice for parents to go with. Aside from improving a child’s fitness and health status, dance bares many other benefits which in turn, contributes to a healthier nation. Not only does it boost a child’s memory but it also improves their retention of information; training the brain and giving it essential skills for later in life. Likewise, increased flexibility drastically improves the range of motion in their joints, which although may not be as necessary at this stage in their lives, proves to be asset as they will eventually form the adult proportion of this country. Increased coordination, balance and strength is an added bonus, which consequently improves a child’s health and wellbeing as a whole.

Many other activities share these health benefits though, so where dance separates itself from the others, is the way in which it enhances the child’s learning through the numerous psychological benefits. Being in a vibrant and fun learning environment that engages with and includes every child, allows a sense of belonging and as such greatly improves their confidence and brings about a positive self-esteem and worth. Not only this, they learn to interact with others and be a part of an inclusiveness community that in term forms life long friendships. These type of benefits, greatly improve a child’s readiness to firstly start school and then later on, improves their ability to deal with different situations, try new things and be an admirable and hard working employee. With such a technological based world right now and the ability for children to grow up too quickly, dance preserves their imagination and forms creative and thoughtful members of the community. When a child is happy in an activity they love, they are generally happier people as a whole.

This is exactly the tact that Miss Tash and the team at Jigsaw Dance Studio like to implement in every aspect of the studio, as we focus on providing a fun, nurturing and non competitive environment for children to learn in. As we introduce our new and exciting program ‘Future Gems’ to the families of Jigsaw Dance in 2017, we will see further growth as children gain confidence, imagination, happiness and friendships within the classroom and learn at a consistent pace. “Every child in our Jigsaw Family is special to us and we believe they should be treated as such. We wanted to create a program that the children would simply love… Each week our dancers are taken on a themed and magical journey as they learn in a fun and creative environment, giving opportunity to develop the ‘whole child’, where confidence, self-esteem and friendships are a key factor.”

Your child can learn to dance in the styles of Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Cheerleading. Classes from 2 years up in the large upper hall of St John’s Uniting Church, Wahroonga. Come along to a class and experience the Jigsaw difference for yourself. We’d love to help you find the perfect class for your child and to get you started on your journey so contact Miss Tash on 0468994488 or to find out more information. For our timetable information, you can visit our website

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