11/369 Victoria Street,
Wetherill Park, NSW 2164

(02) 9725 5005

IS THERE ANY FUTURE FOR MY CHILD IN THE PERFORMING ARTS?

Of course! At Nadia’s Performance Studio, we teach recognised and structured dance and music syllabi; so after completing the set requirements, our students have the opportunity to advance to qualified teachers levels. And the entertainment industry in Australia is rapidly progressing, paving the way for more opportunity.

WHAT ARE EISTEDDFODS AND WHAT WILL I NEED?

Eisteddfods are dance and singing competitions where our students get to compete against students from other dancing schools. Only Troupe and Solo students participate in eisteddfods. Most eisteddfods are local, with the exception of the National Showcase Dance Championships that take place at the Gold Coast. Nadia’s Performance Studio will take place in this competition only every few years. Grooming is a big part of dance, so it is imperative that the correct costume be worn (including all accessories), stockings and neat and correct hair and make-up (sometimes wigs are worn to save you a lot of time!) Punctuality and attendance are essential and a full commitment must be given if you are in Troupes.

CAN THE PARENTS WATCH THE CLASSES?

In the first week of classes, parents are very welcome to watch. But after this it is important that the students learn to be without their parents and listen to their teachers. Parents are welcome to stay in our waiting room or can drop-off/pick-up. We have an Open Day on the last day of Term, where parents are invited to watch their child in their classes. We ask that there be no filming or photography taken during classes, due to Child Protection Laws.

HOW ARE THE STUDENTS GRADED?

They are put into classes by age, but this may vary dependant on the student’s ability. Within the first few weeks of classes, the teachers will make their judgements on class placements.

MUST MY CHILD DO GRADE WORK TO PARTICIPATE IN TROUPE?

TROUPE classes cover various dance styles and these routines are choreographed for  

eisteddfods, competitions, concerts and special performances e.g. Christmas Shows.

*Entry into Troupes is by the teacher’s invitation only.

*Troupes are grouped together based on age and skill, and at the teacher’s best judgement.

*Students must be prepared to travel and perform at various eisteddfod venues throughout the year, and these must take priority above other commitments.

*Students must be punctual to all classes and rarely take a day off! The teacher may ask a dancer to leave a Troupe if they are not showing the commitment required. Troupe selection will be re-assessed every year.

*New NPS students will need to audition to gain entry into a Troupe, and meet all the criteria outlined above. Otherwise, they can join our Open classes and we will assess their progress throughout the year. Students who show outstanding potential will be asked to join Troupes.

MUST MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IN EXAMS?

No. Only grade work students have the option to do exams, and then it is the decision of the parent and teacher as to which students are suitable to participate in them. It is highly encouraged however that they do participate in exams, if they are ready!

HOW CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?

FEES are payable by the third week of each term, unless installment payments have been arranged with Miss Nadia. Missed lessons, including family holidays taken during school terms, are to be paid for in full, as outlined in RULES. Credits will only be arranged on presentation of a medical certificate. Payment Methods are:

*DIRECT DEBIT - preferred method of payment; where a fortnightly/monthly payment is taken directly from your bank or credit card account, on your pre-selected dates. 

*CASH, CHEQUE OR EFTPOS- to be paid to the front desk or placed in an envelope with the student’s name, payment details and correct amount and dropped into the fees box. 

*DIRECT TRANSFER – payments to be made via internet banking into the Nadia’s Performance Studio bank account. Account details outlined on invoices.

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN FUNDRAISING?

FUNDRAISING EVENTS are held throughout the year to help raise funds for our End of Year Concerts, and new Studio facilities and equipment. All parents and students are kindly asked to participate with ideas, participation or donations for these events, however this is not compulsory!

INJURIES & LOST PROPERTY

*No responsibility will be accepted for accidents or lost property. (All pupils are asked to have their names written on the inside of their dance shoes and inside of any loose clothing e.g tracksuits or crossovers.) 

*The above rules include all persons involved with the studio.