Frequently Asked Questions
What experience do your teachers have?
Boogie Shoes founder, Miss Renae has over 15 years experience teaching young children to dance, as well as a background in Early Childhood education. She has a wealth of knowledge and a knack for keeping children engaged and smiling.
Renae has a current working with children’s check and is First Aid qualified with Asthma and Anaphylaxis, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and has completed her RAD Major Examinations with Distinction.
All of our teachers are kind, nurturing and fun! They have been trained in our specialised programs and hold current working with children check and First Aid certificate.
How much are classes?
You’ll find our classes are very reasonably priced.
We do not charge enrolment/admin fees.
Let’s Boogie (18ths-3yrs) - $13.50 per class
Fairy Ballet (3yrs-5yrs) - $14 per class
Creative Ballet (5yrs-9yrs) $16.50 per class
Classes are paid in a lump some for the term.
Can I pay per class?
Our dance school is very small and places are limited. It is for this reason that we can not offer drop in or pay as you go classes.
Do children need to wear a uniform?
There is no ‘uniform’ at Boogie Shoes.
Children below the age of 3 (Lets Boogie class) can wear whatever their little hearts desire. A ‘ballet outfit’, princess dress, comfortable leggings and a top, superhero costume, trackies, frozen dress ups, tutu. Skies the limit 😉
Bare feet for this class is fine.
Children over the age of 3 are encouraged to wear a leotard (colour of your choice) & ballet shoes. Skirts and tutu’s are optional (but much loved by the children). Boys are encouraged to wear shorts or leggings with a tshirt/singlet & ballet shoes.
In the winter months stockings and cardigans/crossovers are recommended. The reason behind this ‘ballet outift’ is that it is unrestrictive for the dancer and allows the teacher to observe technique and maintain safe practice.
Where can I buy ballet clothes/items?
There are many shops selling leotards, stockings, ballet shoes, skirts, tutu’s including:
-Best & Less
There are also some great deals online.
How long are the terms?
Our classes run in line with the School terms, which usually run for 8-10 weeks.
What class would be best for my child?
At Boogie Shoes, classes are broken up into 3 age categories.
18mths -3 yrs - LET’S BOOGIE (adult participation)
3yrs -5yrs - FAIRY BALLET
5yrs - 9yrs - CREATIVE BALLET
If you are unsure, please ask Renae.
Where are your studios located?
We have 3 locations within the Sutherland Shire:
Caringbah- Port Hacking Community Centre
Address: 184 Gannons Rd, Caringbah South (next to the tennis courts)
Como- Como School of Arts
Address: 15-17 Novara Crescent, Como
Kurnell- Marton Community Hall
Address: 92 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell
Can parents/guardians watch the classes?
Families are not encouraged to stay inside the studio during classes. The reason being, some children get very distracted or shy.
Families are however invited into the studio for the last 5-10 minutes of each class, where you can watch your child perform a dance/ exercise that they’ve been working on.
We also have ‘viewing days’, where we invite families to watch the whole class.
I’ve booked a trial class for my son/daughter. If I wish to enrol them afterwards will there be a spot available in the class?
Yes! If you have booked in for a trial that means there is a spot available in the class. After the class, please let Renae know whether you’d like to enrol within 3 days .
18 months- 3 years
'Let's Boogie' is an engaging introduction to Dance with a combination of ballet, jazz, story telling, singing, musical instruments and lots of fun and giggles. Children are encouraged to dress up in something fun, perhaps a fairy, super hero, frozen, princess or a minion and twirl, jump, roll, twinkle, slide, run, skip and hop to classical music, pop, nursery rhymes, the wiggles, the fairies and more exciting tunes. Parent participation for this class is recommended to assist and encourage your child.
$12.00/ per class
'Fairy Ballet' is a magical introduction to classical ballet! Children learn basic ballet technique while exploring movement through imaginative exercises, stories and props. Children are invited to dress up, bring props to dance with and contribute ideas throughout the lesson. Our little dancers also have the opportunity to perform for their parent/guardian at the end of each class during ‘creative dance time'.
$12.00 /per class
'Creative Ballet' gives Children the opportunity to learn more difficult ballet technique and terminology through exercises based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus (Grade one and two). The last 15mins of the lesson is devoted to creative movement and self-expression. Students collaborate together to choreograph movements and dances using a selection of props. This is often a child’s favourite part of the lesson. Parents are invited into the studio at the end of class, which gives the students a chance to perform for their family in a relaxed environment.
$15.00 /per class
Ballet Studio Address
43 The Kingsway, Cronulla
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