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Everyone is talking about the amazing READY SET DANCE classes at Commotion. READY SET DANCE in an amazing pre-school dance program designed especially for boys and girls aged 2 to 5 years old. This is a one hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun.
The READY SET DANCE students are going to LOVE....
• Busting out their hip hop moves
• Singing like a star
• Joining the puppet show
• Skipping along fairytale lane
• Floating on their yoga cloud
• Learning rhythm on our animal safari
• Jumping in puddles with their tap shoes
• Playing with our parachutes
• Going bananas with all of our cool music
READY SET DANCE is a performing arts syllabus designed specifically for preschoolers by expert youth dance educators. This brilliant program has become a huge phenomenon across Australia with more than 150 dance schools on board. Commotion is proud to be the exclusive READY SET DANCE location for the Camden/Narellan area.
With a major emphasis on fun and creating confident little people, this syllabus is the first stepping stone on your child’s dance journey. We just know it will be your child’s favourite hour of the week. This class is not only an introduction to dance but a place to grow, learn and make friends. READY SET DANCE is the perfect way to start developing the co-ordination skills that form technique foundations and are the basics of dance classes.
Boys and girls love READY SET DANCE. The music is a mix of traditional songs and the latest hits that kids love. There’s something for everyone. The READY SET DANCE mascots are ‘TWIRL’ and ‘FREEZE’. Who kids will recognise from the hit READY SET DANCE TV show on Nick Jr and 10 Peach.
Cost per week for READY SET DANCE is $16 (including GST)
READY SET BALLET is a unique class, created to make Ballet really fun for our youngest students. Through story-telling, dance adventures and games, the gorgeous little ballerinas learn beautiful movements and develop their dance technique.
It’s so easy to fall in love with Ballet and dance when you have passionate teachers who are kind and nurturing. Our passionate and dedicated READY SET BALLET teachers love to inspire, teach and create the next generation of talented Commotion Kids.
Using exclusive Australian-produced music that has been written to appeal specifically to pre-schoolers, this 30-minute class incorporates magic wands, fairy dust, ribbons, balloons, butterfly wings and dolls.
READY SET BALLET learn important techniques like pliés, turn out and pointed toes as they are introduced to the magical world of Ballet, providing solid technique foundations to help our young dancers excel in all styles of dance when they're older.
There’s no chance of ever being bored in a READY SET BALLET class when you’re flying on a magic carpet, tracing rainbows, catching butterflies and being a mermaid.
Every READY SET BALLET class is scheduled directly before or after READY SET DANCE so it is the perfect addition to our READY SET DANCE program, or it can be a stand-alone class for those little ones who only want to do Ballet.
Boys are also welcome in our READY SET BALLET class, and our clever teachers incorporate elves, princes, wizards and toy soldiers into the narrative of the lesson.
Your child will feel like a real ballerina and will adore every moment of our new READY SET BALLET class.
Cost per week for READY SET BALLET is $12 (including GST)
#1 - CAN PARENTS WATCH THE CLASS?
We have found that our students focus better in class and learn more when they can be in the studio without any distractions. We have a variety of strategies and processes to help ease separation anxiety. Parents are welcome to wait in our comfortable waiting room with big screen TVs live streaming from the CCTV cameras in the classrooms.
#2 - HOW DO WE PAY?
"Pay it your way". Parents can choose between our convenient direct debit option (where you can set up automatic recurring fortnightly or monthly payments) or pay per term in advance at reception with cash, card or through our online portal. We like to keep it simple and stress-free.
#3 - WHAT HAPPENS IF WE TRY IT AND MY CHILD DECIDES THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO DANCE ANY MORE, HOW DO WE STOP?
We have a two week money-back satisfaction guarantee for all new students. Additionally enrolment can be cancelled at anytime throughout the year with two weeks notice. There is no cancellation fee. Just fill out the cancellation form at reception, or email
#4 - WHAT DO THEY WEAR?
The gorgeous READY SET DANCE uniform is available at the Commotion shop for $45. We have a full range of sizes in stock. The girls tutu leotard, and the boys t-shirt and shorts set both come in sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8. Optional dance tights and accessories are also available at our studio shop.
>> For READY SET DANCE classes the kids need:
black Jazz shoes ($65)
black buckle-up Tap shoes ($65)
>> For READY SET BALLET the kids need:
pink Ballet shoes ($45)
We have these for sale at the Commotion Shop for your convenience, or if you prefer, you may choose to buy them from any dance specialty store.
If this is your child’s time doing dancing, you may like to wait a couple of weeks to make sure they really love it before ordering uniform and dance shoes. It’s perfectly ok for the kids to wear their normal sandshoes and their regular clothes to class during the first couple of weeks. We totally understand.
#5 - WHAT HAPPENS IF WE HAVE TO MISS A LESSON?
It’s no problem. We have multiple sessions in the weekly schedule, so your child can attend any of the other classes as a makeup lesson. Just let the team at reception know. Towards the end of the year this is more difficult because each of the classes learn a different routine for the concert.
#6 - IS THERE A PERFORMANCE AT THE END OF THE YEAR?
Yes, the magical concert experience is the best part of being a dancer. We have a special concert that is customised perfectly just for our precious preschoolers. Tickets will be available for parents, friends and relatives to come and watch. For our super special READY SET DANCE concerts the tickets range from $38, depending on chosen seating section. Performers don't require a ticket, because they are looked after backstage by their teachers.
#7 - ARE THERE ANY EXTRA COSTS?
Here at Commotion, we are all about transparency and communication. We want to make sure that all parents know exactly what to expect so that there are never any nasty surprises. That's why we like to be super clear about all costs.
For students performing in the concert there is a "costume levy" of $60 per class which will cover your child's costume hire for the end of year concert. (2 costumes for RSD, because they also get to perform a Tap routine at the concert.) This is invoiced with your fees, spread over the whole year so that it is affordable and already taken care of by concert time. It works out only $1.50 per week.
There are no other costs until Term Four, at which point students will need to purchase their concert performers pack, which is $55 and includes a celebration medal, certificate, surprise gift, digital HD concert video and a professional photo from our concert photo shoot.
#8 - HOW MANY KIDS ARE IN EACH CLASS?
This will vary depending on the teachers, and which room the class is held in. Most of our classes will have less than 15 kids with at least two teachers. We always want to make sure that every child has the best possible dancing experience at Commotion.
#9 - SOUNDS AMAZING! HOW DO WE ENROL?
"Ready Set Dance is an innovative program specifically to introduce young children to the world of dance. In each class, teachers explore aspects of the Ready Set Dance curriculum through playful approaches that are responsive to the curiosity and imagination of young learners. The children respond with active and joyful engagement and participation that enables them to practice and refine the skills and capacities needed for dance. At the same time the children are extended across the various developmental domains of physical, cognitive, language, and social development and use learning processes such as attending, remembering, and problem-solving. Through regular and sustained participation in Ready Set Dance classes children develop positive dispositions to learning such as enthusiasm, independence, concentration, persistence, co-operation, and the three C's of confidence, coordination, and creativity."
Dr. Cathie Harrison