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What’s Coming up at Jigsaw Dance Hornsby Wahroonga

Term 4 can be a busy but exciting time… We like to give you all the information early on so you can plan ahead, however we don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, so we have created this post as a summary of what is coming up.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we would be more than happy to help. [click here] to contact us.

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Jigsaw Dance Studio Hornsby Wahroonga – Concert Tickets on Sale Now!

CONCERT TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

It is with great pleasure that we present our 2017 End of Year Spectacular

‘A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES’

SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2017

2:30pm at Asquith Boys High School


TICKET PURCHASING OPTIONS:

1. BUYING YOUR TICKETS IN CLASS

Tickets will be available to purchase in class. Please place the money in the envelopes provided with the tickets required and how many; labelled on the front. Your tickets will be given to you the following week.

2. BUYING YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR ON CONCERT DAY

Sometimes families cannot work out exactly who is available to come along till the very last moment. On other occasions dads or siblings are not sure what time other sporting commitments are finishing on that day.

Tickets will still be available on the day of the concerts. Just line up outside with the rest of the group and pay for tickets upon entry.


 

TICKET PRICES:

This year tickets are not based on a floor plan rather you will be able to choose your seats on the day of the concert.

Adult: $20.00
Concession: $15.00 (pensioner & students 13-18yrs)
Child: $10.00 (children 3-12yrs)
Your dancers and any children under 3 years of age have free admission

Unfortunately we are unable to accept direct deposit for ticket purchases. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Your payment options include cash, cheque or credit card.


We can’t wait for what will be a FANTASTIC show! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you are not sure of and we would be happy to help.

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US

 

Happy Dancers at Hornsby Dance Studio

Studio Value 2 — Build Beautiful Friendships

“Within the studio we build a positive and caring environment that allows beautiful friendships to blossom. We believe in encouraging a respectful & supportive family, where we lift each other up.”

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VIP Priority Enrolment begins in Week 4 & 5 for our current families. Hear why our families love being apart of the Jigsaw Family so much:

• “The children are really made to feel like they are a part of the family”
• “My child is happy & I love seeing her dance skills improve”
• “It is affordable & there are convenient time slots”
• “Teachers engagement with each child”
• “It is lots of fun & my child is happy”
• “It is a relaxed environment that doesn’t put too much pressure on kids”
• “The studio is run in a professional & organised way”
• “My child is so excited to go to class each week and has her two best friends with her on the journey.”

Interested in joining the family for the first time next year? Call us on 0468994488 or join our mailing list on the website to receive all the information for our priority enrolment which opens up from the 13th of November 2017.

TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO VALUES [click here]

Inclusiveness at North Shore Dance Studio

Studio Value 1 — Feel Special, Welcomed & Included as part of our Jigsaw Family

“Your child will feel adored, special and important as we welcome them into our dance family. We believe in delivering this from the very first lesson and continuing through their journey of dance.”

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When you enrol at Jigsaw Dance Studio Hornsby Wahroonga here is what you will receive:

  • personal & individual experience where EVERY child is made to feel special & valued
  • A nurturing, caring and non-competitive environment that focuses on building confidence and a positive self-worth
  • welcome WOW pack for your dancer including their very own dance diary
  • Themed lesson plans that encourage creativity and imagination through use of props and positive engagement
  • X2 stress free and relaxed concerts – no sewing from parents, no tricky hair changes, no pressure on the kids… Plus every child is recognised and celebrated for their achievements
  • WOW WEEKS throughout the year that are focused on bringing a smile to every child’s face and uplifting the beautiful family we have here at Jigsaw Dance
  • Access to our private Facebook group where you have the freedom to connect with other like-minded parents

Get in touch today to start their magical journey tomorrow. Our team would be more than happy to help you find the perfect class for your child.

0468 99 44 88 or email dance@danceclasseshornsby.com.au

TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO VALUES [click here]

What we believe in at Jigsaw Dance Hornsby Wahroonga

MISSION STATEMENT — This is the journey we are passionate about delivering to our students and their families.

“From the very first time you step through our doors, your child will be made to feel special and welcomed as we take them on a beautiful journey that will fill them with confidence and leave them feeling encouraged and part of our inclusive family. As a studio, we really believe in empowering young children to dream big and gain a lifelong love of dance, that will give them so much happiness and joy as well as valuable skills that we will see them through other aspects of their life”

Values 2018

We are always welcoming new students into our dance family. We would love to welcome you and your dancer to the studio and see what we are all about.

When you enrol at Jigsaw Dance Studio Hornsby Wahroonga here is what you will receive:

  • personal & individual experience where EVERY child is made to feel special & valued
  • A nurturing, caring and non-competitive environment that focuses on building confidence and a positive self-worth
  • A welcome WOW pack for your dancer including their very own dance diary
  • Themed lesson plans that encourage creativity and imagination through use of props and positive engagement
  • X2 stress free and relaxed concerts – no sewing from parents, no tricky hair changes, no pressure on the kids… Plus every child is recognised and celebrated for their achievements
  • WOW WEEKS throughout the year that are focused on bringing a smile to every child’s face and uplifting the beautiful family we have here at Jigsaw Dance
  • Access to our private Facebook group where you have the freedom to connect with other like-minded parents

Get in touch today to start their magical journey tomorrow. Our team would be more than happy to help you find the perfect class for your child.

0468 99 44 88 or email dance@danceclasseshornsby.com.au

TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO VALUES [click here]

Dance classes for children on the north shore

Term 4 at Jigsaw Dance Studio Hornsby Wahroonga

TERM 4 WEEK 1: INFORMATION IN A NUTSHELL

It is only a couple of days until we start back for Term 4! We hope you have had a lovely break and are recharged ready to finish the year off with a bang!

CLASSES FOR TERM 4 START BACK THIS TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER.

Our End of Year Spectacular is only 7 short weeks away, so it is going to be a busy but fun & exciting term.

Below is some general information about the term ahead. I will send out separate emails with further details over coming weeks.

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Dance Teacher Training Programs

Online training for Dance Teachers – see the free intro offer

Jen Dalton’s life philosophy is centred on empowering & educating dance teachers to be the best and most effective leaders that they can be. Giving them the tools to make a positive impact in each and every life they come into contact with. She has utilised this philosophy when building detailed dance teacher training courses.

Having successfully run & owned multiple dance studios for over 20yrs with over 1000 students, managing teams of over 30 teachers & staff members at one time, she knows the importance of strategy, planning & continual learning…

A well as teaching and running the studios, Jen studied as a Police Officer for 13yrs working in the Child Protection & Sex Crimes Squad, studied Psychology (PSY111) & Communications (COM120) at CSU, Health & Fitness (SRF40206) and Dance Teaching & Management (CUA50311) it was only natural that the next step was to collate that information into dance industry language and make it easy, quick & available for dancers & teachers across the world.

It is Jen’s intention to create a world-wide community of like-minded dance educators who together will support, encourage & lead with intention to give everything we have to our students.

Reserve your seat at our Free 90 minute online workshop

THE DANCE TEACHER MASTERY PROJECT

The Dance Teacher Mastery Project is Jen’s leading project for Dance Studio Studio Owners.

Ultimately this is the Dance Studio Owners Guide to LEADING & EDUCATING from the top down. If you are serious about your dance teacher training, this is the guide for you.

Inside The Dance Teacher Mastery Project you will discover how to gain absolute control, be the master of your studio, get the right teachers working for you, developing your child safe studio portfolio as well as how to set-up a formalised senior and student teacher training program in your studio. It includes the content you need to run and facilitate your teacher’s training, templates, group & individual task, quizzes and reference material.

Whether you want to expand your studio, reduce you teaching hours, make more money in your business or just basically clone yourself so the whole thing runs ‘perfectly’ The Dance Teacher Mastery Project is for you.

Most importantly, you’ll be sharing the journey with other dance studio owners in our exclusive Dance Teacher Mastery members-only Facebook Group & accountability catch-ups to ensure your dance teacher training is on track and you are moving towards your goal.

DANCE TEACHER MASTERY PROJECT FOR STUDIO OWNERS

DANCE TEACHER MASTERY – CORE FOUNDATIONS (LEVEL 1) TEACHER TRAINING

Dance Teacher Mastery – Core Foundations (Level 1) is a fast-tracked, 6-week online training course for dancers & teachers covering the essential topics for accelerating your career, landing the job of your dreams as well as giving you the tools to stand in the classroom with confidence and knowledge to be the best teacher you can.

Become job ready and start teaching with confidence and knowledge, learn of the importance of holistic approach to teaching, learn how to identify, manage and support every student in your class, understand the importance and legislation regarding child safety & protection and what procedures should be in place, discover the art of programming and class structure

Most importantly, you’ll be sharing the journey with other dancer & teachers in our exclusive Dance Teacher Mastery members-only Facebook Group & accountability catch-ups to ensure you are on track and moving towards your goal.

DANCE TEACHER MASTERY

CHILD-SAFE STUDIO PORTFOLIO

It is now essential for all studio owners to offer a child-safe dance studio by putting in place formalised policies, procedures & practices that keep our kids safe.

Requirements vary slightly from state-to-state, however similar strategies, policies & practices across the nation is a united way to ensure you studio is a child safe organisation.

In the Child Safe Studio Portfolio, there are 7 child safe policies & practices studio owners require to be deemed a child safe organisation.

Included are templates, examples & ideas for you to use.  Simply print and complete the templates and create your child safe portfolio.

CHILD SAFE STUDIO PORTFOLIO

 

Relaxed Concert at North Shore Dance Studio

Concert Fun at Wahroonga Dance Studio

You may notice when you get your first invoice, that there is something called a costume deposit fee on there and you think to yourself ‘I didn’t order a uniform or costume, why am I being charged for this?’

We get asked this question a lot, so we thought we would clear it up by writing a blog post devoted to it.

The costume deposit fee is a payment that is made each term for 4 terms, to pay for the beautiful costume that your dancer gets to wear at our End of Year Concert in November. Now a costume is not the same as the class uniform that your child wears each week. The costumes are supplied from both Australian and overseas companies and are the beautiful, high quality outfits that your dancers get to wear up on the stage (and keep for years after!)

Below are some examples of costumes we have purchased in the past… Aren’t they gorgeous?!

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Winter Wonderland Week at North Shore Dance Studio

Winter Fun at Jigsaw Dance Wahroonga

Each term we like to hold a special ‘fun week’ at the studio, to give the dancers something to look forward to and enjoy with their friends.

We are so excited for our Week 6 dress up theme – WINTER WONDERLAND! In this week your child can come to dancing wearing their favourite winter warmies for a bit of fun… (perfect in this cold weather!)

Elsa… Mitts… Snowman… Beanies… The possibilities are endless! We can’t wait to see what everyone wears!

Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th August 

Make sure you pop it in the diary so you don’t forget! We can’t wait!

Tag your #winterweek snaps on our socials @danceclasseshornsby

Miss Tash xo

Dress Up Weeks at North Shore Dance Studio

North Shore Preschool Classes

Preschool Dance Classes on the North Shore

So you’ve come along for your first dance class… They’ve been talking about it for weeks… Dancing to every song that comes on… And then suddenly when they get to class they freeze and decide they don’t want to join in and do it. Now as a parent you probably think “what is going on? They love dancing!” You probably also think “I’m not paying money for a class they won’t participate in” (all very valid thoughts!)

But can I just say first of all, that this is completely normal and to be expected… I want you to put yourself in the mindset of a 3-year-old child right now. You have walked in… It is a new environment, you are not really sure of how to do everything yet, you feel a bit shy and nervous, there are lots of other kids around you who you don’t know yet, there is a big, tall adult in your presence who is not your parent and lastly, you have come to realisation that mummy is not there with you. Where is she?!

Now let me just say, that these are all normal things for a child to feel and although you as the parent, want to avoid putting your child into a situation where they feel uncomfortable or nervous, it is something that is ultimately going to be a benefit to your child and is worth persevering with. Your child, in the long run, is going to gain confidence that allows them to run into class by themselves without a tear but rather a smile. Your child is going to build beautiful new friendships that last forever and they are going to share magical moments in class with them and their teacher. They are going to gain physical skills of coordination, balance, endurance and overall fitness. They are going to become a confident person that has a high self-esteem and a positive self-worth. They are going to have a role-model that that they can share their stories and also worries with. And lastly, they are going to learn that it is okay to be without mum and to achieve things without mum. They are going to learn that mum will be there when they finish class and that mum will be proud of everything they have learnt. They will learn independence and hard work – a skill that will see them become a valuable member of the adult community.

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So when they don’t join in at first, understand and emphasise with their worries, but also understand that perseverance is key and is the stepping stone to them gaining confidence. Walking away on the first lesson when they don’t join in, diminishes the teacher’s opportunity to helping your child gain confidence. It also tells the dancer, that there is something to worry about otherwise mum wouldn’t have left too.

Our teachers are trained and have a lot of experience and tactics in helping children who have trouble separating or are very anxious. Yes, sometimes a child may need a bit more time or a break before they start dancing, in order for the lessons to be effective. However, generally with help from both the parent and the teacher, your child will start to make progress in their confidence, after a few weeks. It may be that the teacher asks you to be in the room for some time, before the child has enough confidence to be without a parent. It may be that the teacher gently encourages them and asks you to the same. Every child and their personality is different and our teachers are trained in recognising the different personalities and how they respond and need to be comforted. I can say from experience though, that I have had many children that have struggled to be away from their parent and in the end, they have become some of the most confident and bubbly children I know. All it takes is a little perseverance and working together with the teacher to help your child feel confident. Our aim is the same.

Dancing Girls enjoying Dance lessons in Hornsby