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Welcome to Term 2 at The Jazz Factory!

We hope you have managed to have a restful and relatively peaceful holiday break. Thank you to those students that joined us for our Autumn School Online this week. We had 227 bookings over the 4 days of classes via Zoom and had so much fun. It was a great first step into our new "online world" and allowed us to adapt to our new temporary normal in order to keep the love and passion for dance alive.

So what does Term 2 have in store?

We have several options for you for Term 2 enrolment. Please read everything below and then click on the booking links to enrol. All options must be booked online.

 HOLD YOUR SPOT AT THE JAZZ FACTORY

This is the most important option we are offering you. For a small $20 deposit, you can hold your spot in your current JF classes. This means that when we are able open our physical doors again, your child has a guaranteed spot in their class. We do not know if we will be restricted by class numbers in Term 3, when we start working towards our end of year concerts and we may only be able to accept those who have held their spots. Parents will need to re-enrol their child when classes resume if you choose not to take advantage of this option. We cannot guarantee a spot in their favourite class if a deposit is not paid.
  • Your deposit will be credited off your term fees once classes resume.
  • Make up classes owing will be made up in Term 3 for enrolled students.
  • Invite only students must continue with our online classes to remain in this program.
All outstanding fees must be paid in order to keep enrolment at The Jazz Factory. We are still chasing up some Term 1 fees, please help us by paying what is owed ASAP.

Theatre company students do not need to hold their spot as your Term 2 fees are currently on hold for when we can resume again and find a new date for our Little Mermaid Production (currently planned for December).

Click here to hold your spot for Term 3

We have found ourselves in a changed world here in 2020 and it means adapting to a new normal in order to keep students engaged, active and continuing to enjoy their dance classes and pursue their training, from the comfort of their home. We are so proud of our new JF Online program, created by the whole team at The Jazz Factory.

JF Online provides students with both pre-recorded classes as well as live-streamed real time classes. Students can train using both options with varying content or just one online platform. Please see 3 options below, including our invite-only class package.


Option 1 - PRE RECORDED CLASS CONTENT

The JF teachers have been working extremely hard to film full class content for the entire Term 2. Each style per age group, has 10 weeks worth of classes, including warmups and stretches, technique work, routines and choreography, clearly taught and demonstrated by the teachers, allowing students to work through their classes in their own time. 

We have 4 different packages for online content. Students will have access to ALL styles and classes within their age group. It works out to be just $2.50 per class per week!
  • Pre School Package (ages 2-5)  - $50 for a 10 week term includes Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet 
  • Junior School Package (year K-2) - $100 for a 10 week term includes Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre
  • Middle School Package (year 3-6) - $200 for a 10 week term includes Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary
  • Senior School Package (year 7+) - $225 for a 10 week term includes Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary, Commercial Jazz (intermediate and advanced class options)
Students will receive a password to access their class content from the website once packages are booked and paid for. We currently have 5 weeks of class content available and will be adding more each week for the entire term.


OPTION 2 - LIVE STREAMED CLASSES

Choose from 39 classes per week and participate in real time Live Streamed classes from the studio into your home. Multiple classes in all styles and age groups are available. Students can take as many classes as they like in their age group, there are no pre requisites for live streamed classes. Students will receive a meeting ID and password to access classes.

See Live Streamed Class Timetable

Classes are only $5 each per week ($50 per term)


Use your creative kids voucher for $100 off too
(applicable for live streamed classes only)

* Email admin@jazzfactory.com.au your voucher to receive a discount code


OPTION 3 - INVITE ONLY CLASS PACKAGE

Students who are in our Exam and/or Senior Stream Invite Only Classes are able to continue their training through the options above as well as our Invite Only Class Package for an extra $50 per term.

This package includes
  • Pre recorded content per class and communication with class teacher through google classroom
  • Access to all exam content via Movitae
  • Weekly Zoom class to assess content. teach new choreography and apply critique
  • Homework tasks to be marked and assessed
Please note - 
  • students must be enrolled in Jazz and Ballet or Technique Live Streamed classes or the Middle/Senior School Pre Recorded program
  • students who wish to do their exam in September must purchase this invite only package.
  • Students who wish to remain in the invite only programs must purchase this package in order to continue their training

Click here to enrol for JF Online

You can purchase class packages and enrol in live streamed classes all via the one booking link above.

Details can also be found on our website's new JF Online page



        

WHAT DISCOUNT AM I GETTING ON TERM FEES?

The above options provide HUGE discounts on Term 2 fees (up to 66% discount for one class per week)


Some examples for you..........

You have a Pre School Student who was enrolled in Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet at The Jazz Factory in Term 1 - what are your options?
  • Hold spot in RSD and RSB classes for Term 3 - $40
  • Purchase the Pre School Pre Recorded class package which includes 10 weeks of classes in RSD and RSB - $50
  • Enrol in RSD and RSB Live Streamed Classes (up to 3 times per week available) - $100 per term
Total Term 2 fees - $190 (with $40 credited to Term 3 fees)
Compared to Term 1 fees this is a 37% discount.

You have a year 5 student who was enrolled in Lyrical, Contemporary and Jazz in Term 1 - what are your options?
  • Hold spot in all three classes for Term 3 - $60
  • Purchase the Middle School Pre Recorded class package which includes Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acro, Technique and Musical Theatre - $200
  • Enrol in Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary Live Streamed Classes (twice a week jazz available) - $150 for 10 weeks
Total Term 2 fees - $410 (with $60 credited to Term 3 fees)
Compared to Term 1 fees this is a 25% discount

Use your creative kids voucher for $100 off too
* Email admin@jazzfactory.com.au your voucher to receive a discount code

You are an Exam and Senior Stream Jazz Student who was also enrolled in Commercial Jazz and Technique in Term 1 - What are your options?
  • Hold spot in Technique and Jazz classes for Term 3 - $40
  • (Invite only online program must be purchased to stay in those classes).
  • Purchase the Senior School Pre Recorded class package which includes Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acro, Technique, Musical Theatre and Commercial Jazz - $225
  • Enrol in Commercial Jazz and Technique Live Streamed Classes (twice a week jazz available) - $100 for 10 weeks
  • Enrol in the Invite Only program for Exam and Senior Stream - $100 
Total Term 2 fees - $465 (with $40 credited to Term 3 fees)
Compared to Term 1 fees this is a 36% discount

Use your creative kids voucher for $100 off too
* Email admin@jazzfactory.com.au your voucher to receive a discount code

We understand that financial situations may have changed in light of the circumstances and wanted to provide options to allow all children to continue their dancing and keep their enrolment in classes, without putting financial pressure on parents. If all our students purchase the above Term 2 options, we will be able to cover our outgoings with government support. We ask you to think about what you are able to afford and purchase the programs/classes as you see fit. 

Any parents with Senior Stream/Exam students who are finding themselves requiring further financial help, please contact Kim to discuss.

Term 2 will run from Monday 27th April until Saturday 4th July.

In the situation that we may be able to open our physical doors before the end of term 2, we will accept all students who have held their spot in classes. 

We thank you for your ongoing support and we are so happy that we can continue to bring the love of dance to your children at home while keeping our JF community alive.

We will keep you updated on when we can resume classes in the studio as per government regulations. 




PRIVATE LESSONS VIA ZOOM

Students can book in private lessons via zoom in singing and all styles of dance with any JF teacher. Please contact the office if you would like to arrange private lessons for the term. $30 per half hour zoom lesson.




ADULTS CLASS

Shout out to our mums and dads - we have something for you too!

Kim will be running her Adults Class via Zoom on a Tuesday evening from 7:30-8:15 starting Tuesday 5th May. You will be able to pay casually or purchase a 5 week class pass. Stay tuned for more details! 



CREATING AN AT HOME DANCE SPACE

It is important that students have a dedicated dance space at home for their online class work whether working through the pre recorded videos or attending the live streamed classes. Here are some tips for you.......

1. Dance Floor - For safety, dance studios have a sprung dance floor. This is not always easy to have at home. Dance physiotherapist Lisa Howell recommends that students avoid jumping on concrete and tile flooring, even if covered in carpet. Sprung floorboards, carpet over floorboards or grass in the backyard is best. Please make sure that the area is clear of obstacles and students cannot slip on the surface. For tap classes we recommend a tap board (purchased or made).

2. Internet connection and computer setup - A strong internet connection is advisable for live stream classes and we recommended making sure that there aren't too many people running live stream content or uploading content at the same time as your child's class. An HDMI chord to connect your computer to your TV (or using chromecast) will help students see the class nice and big.

3. Ballet classes will use a barre and technique classes will also use various fitness equipment like a Swiss Ball, Theraband and Yoga Mat. Anything used as a barre should be at approximately hip height and sturdy. Fitness equipment can be purchased cheaply from K-Mart.

4. Acro - while our acro classes will be modified for 'at home' work, students will need to have a mat at home. This can be an air track, foam pads (available at Bunnings) or gymnastics mats.

Here are some useful websites for creating a dance space at home 
 
https://www.stmstudiosupplies.com 
STM studio supplies for dance flooring and portable ballet barres.

 
https://aus.harlequinfloors.com/en/products/studio-equipment/harlequin-home-practice-tap-turn-board 
For tap classes as not to damage your floors. 


https://www.bunnings.com.au
Make your own tap board using MDF from Bunnings (6mm recommended).
 

www.readyset.dance 
For our Ready Set Dancers - you can purchase all your favourite ready set dance props online on the E-Store, including stars, beanbags and shakers. 

 
https://www.gymnasticsdirect.com.au 
Acro mats and equipment. Our online Acro content will be modified for safety purposes.


performdancecostumes@gmail.com 
Michelle at Perform Dance Costumes is also able to supply portable barres and dance flooring.




Term 3 Holding Deposit booking link:
https://www.trybooking.com/BJKRW
 
Term 2 JF Online booking link:
https://www.trybooking.com/BJIZV

 

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