About Us

The Melbourne Ballet School offers a range of classes and styles for children of all ages. We aim to give our students fun and enjoyable classes whilst giving an expert education into the discipline of dance.

 

We strive to teach our dancers in a way that engages their bodies, minds, and spirits by incorporating different teaching methods in all our classes – such as educational, musical, and rhythmical games, improvisation, peer interaction, and artistic interpretation of literature.

 

Among the great strengths of the Melbourne Ballet School is the number of performance opportunities (including open days, annual concerts, Eisteddfods, State Competitions and performing at local council and school festivals and events) available to our students, which develop confidence and poise as our dancers learn to perform in front of an audience.  We are lucky enough to be involved in many Greater Dandenong City Council community festivals every year.

 

A great dance school in Noble Park North!

 

 

COVID-19 SAFE PLAN

 

 

OUTSIDE DANCE AND BEING COVID SAFE AT M.B.S.

 

General Studio Notes

 

Outside classes begins 28th October 2020

 

  •       Classes are capped at strictly 10 students per class, this is for all ages.
  •       Classes will be held outdoors until November 8th.
  •     Melbourne Ballet School will do its best to notify everyone as soon as possible on any changes to scheduling.
  •       Weather may affect the running of outdoor sessions and in a case where we can’t dance outside best efforts will be made to run those classes on zoom instead for that night.
  •       Our studio guidelines including safety and cleaning procedures is detailed below in this document.
  •       Melbourne Ballet School staff will not attend classes if showing any signs, symptoms or feeling unwell. On these occasions’ efforts will be made to replace the teacher for that night or we now have the option of Zoom.

 

 

 

Melbourne Ballet School’s

Covid Safe Guidelines for

Outdoor Classes

 

 

To ensure the safety of our dance community please adhere to the following:

 

 THE FACILITIES

  •     The building in which the Melbourne Ballet School operate from, will remain closed to parents, students and visitors until further notice.
  •     Our outdoor class location is in the car park at the studio – 10 Summit Road Noble Park North, with the gates closed during classes and only opened to let students through.
  •     Parents will NOT be able to stay in our dance area and must drop off and pick up only. Parents may wait in their own vehicle. Parents are not allowed through the gates, students and staff only.
  •     All enquires and payments will be received via digital technologies, and while reception is available, we ask that you only come and see us via appointment if needed.

 

 

ARRIVING FOR CLASS & PICK UP

  •     Students are only permitted to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to their class start time and must stay in their car until just before class time and must leave immediately at the conclusion of classes.
  •     Students will be greeted by a staff member, where they will have their temperature checked and hands sanitised before being signed in (electronically by staff) and taken to their class. Please wait until they have had their temperature checked before leaving the site.
  •     Pick-ups must be made on time and prompt
  •     Staff will wait with students at collection point until all students have been handed over to parents.
  •     We are capped to 10 students per class and while 2 classes may run at the same time those classes will never come in contact with each other.
  •     All parents/guardians must wear a mask at all times.

 

 

GENERAL HYGIENE

  •     Masks must be worn at all times if you are over the age of 12 (This includes all dancers and staff). The only time masks may be removed is during strenuous exercise/activities during dance class.  
  •     12yrs and younger masks are optional.
  •     Teachers will continue to remind students of basic hygiene expectations (avoid touching face, sneezing into elbow etc)
  •     Rigorous hygiene practices will be observed, with students washing/sanitising their hands before and after class and where needed.

 

 

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

  •     Please make sure your child brings their own clearly labelled drink bottle filled with water as there will be no access to any buildings.  
  •     No food permitted.
  •     Be mindful to come dressed ready to dance. Wear appropriate clothing for dance and outdoor conditions like leggings, a t-shirt and jumper. Wear class leotard but then any weather appropriate clothing on top is acceptable and recommended.
  •     TOILET- if possible, go to the toilet at home or at school before arriving at dance. Toilets will only be available to dancers for an emergency toilet break if needed.
  •     Due to outdoors please wear runners to all classes. It’s important to wear a good supportive shoe and not thongs, leather school shoes etc.
  •     Pack in bag tap shoes, jazz shoes and ballet shoes in bag as we may have opportunities to dance on foam boards.
  •     Please wear Hats and Sunscreen
  •     We will have sunscreen, insect repellent and first aid available on site.
  •    Yoga mat or towel.  This will be used when the students do any stretches etc on the floor so they aren’t directly on the concrete.

 

 

CLEANING

  •     Routine environmental cleaning will be in place to ensure that risk of transmission is reduced. 
  •     High touch areas will be cleaned before and after every class
  •     No props will be used in outside classes.

 

IMPORTANT

If your child is unwell- they MUST NOT attend class.  They have the option of doing the class from home online, just let us know you need this. 

Stay home if you have:

  •     Fever
  •     Flu like symptoms including cough, sore throat or fatigue
  •     Shortness of breath
  •     Have been told to self-isolate or member of same household has been told to self-isolate

 

 

 

 

 

Enrolment Day 2020 - Wednesday 25th Jan 4:00-7:00pm

Come and sign up for classes and explore our new studios and meet the teachers!

We will also have 2nd hand uniform and shoes on sale.

It will be a first in best dressed for places in the classes so please don't leave it to the last minute or you may miss out on your class preference.

If you can't make it to this event please email me prior to secure your daughter/son's enrolment into their classes.

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS -  TERM 4 2016

Congratulations to all students whom participated in their Classical exams - we had a 100% success rate!

Our end of year concerts have been and gone and were once again the highlight of the year for many of our students.

Saturday 10th December is the end of year party.

 

Biggest news -

We are in our new studio!

10 Summit Road, Noble Park North is our new purpose built dance studios. 

 


 

Throughout the year apart from the regular classes the school also offers students to participate in the following:

 

Classical exams

Students that the teachers feel are ready and will benefit from successfully completing their exams are given the opportunity to enter their class level exam.  Students receive a written report and medal upon completing these.

 

Open Days

The final week of classes for Terms 1, 2 & 3 are open days where parents, siblings, grandparents and interested friends are invited to come along and watch the students in their regular dance classes.

 

Melbourne Ballet School Annual Concert

Every year the school runs the end of year concert where all students are encouraged to perform in.  The costumes are all hired from the school so parents are not required to spend lots of money to purchase costumes or do any sewing.  This is a beautiful event that all involved just love!

 

Eisteddfods

Throughout the year our competition troupes are entered in eisteddfods which in the past we have been very successful in.  The students get a lot of confidence and improve vastly from competing in these.

 

Festivals

Numerous times each year the school is invited to participate in local council run family festivals.  We hold a marquee stall and also perform with our performance troupes at these events. 

 

School Fetes

We invite students to dance at school fates that we are involved in during the year.