are very excited to announce Cheryl Warwick Dance Academy's
referrals are the biggest compliment we can receive and we
certainly appreciate them!
you refer your friends to CWDA, we will give you a special
discount off your fees.
- Refer a friend- Earn Free Dance
Classes: Ask for our referral discount cards and give them to your
friends. Encourage one of your friends to sign up for classes (must be
a new student). They get a $25.00 discount, and you receive a $25.00
credit towards your classes after they have completed and paid
months of classes.
as many friends as you like and you’ll receive $25 credit towards your
fees for each referral.
CWDA NEWS Sept -
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3 is nearing to an end and we are busy finalising allour concert
preparations. Costumes have all been ordered and many have even
are some very excited children right now. It’s really lovely to see
Important dates: -
Dress Rehearsal and Photo Day
- Sunday 18th November 8.30am - Gosford High School Hall - $15
Theatre Technical Rehearsal
- Tuesday 27thNovember 8am - 2.30pm - The Art
House Wyong - $23
Concert- Sunday 2ndDecember
1.30pm - The Art House Wyong (arrive 12.30pm)
Final fees and costume payment
- Saturday 10th November
Last day of classes for 2018 -
Saturday 1stDecember 2018.
Classes resume 2019 - Tuesday
29th January 2019.
Please note the change in
date of our theatre technical rehearsal. Unfortunately,
there was a clash of dates and we have had to change to a day earlier
arrive at the concert one hour early, with makeup and hair for
the first dance already completed - 12.30pm. Parents will be advised of
order closer to the day.
Fees and costume balances: All
money owing on costumes, chocolates, and fees for classes right through
last class of the year (1stDec), as well as
dress rehearsal and
technical theatre rehearsal fees are due in full by Saturday
Dress Rehearsal: The dress
rehearsal will be held at Gosford High School Hall (Racecourse Rd,
Sunday 18th November, commencing at 9.00am. Please arrive at 8.30am to
for a 9am start.
will start with the finale (this involves every student taking a
bow) and will follow in order of the concert program, except for our
will do our best to bring the babies performances forward, so they can
earlier. This will all depend on how organised everyone is and how
everyone changes for their next dance. Please don’t be late as it holds
whole day. Students
should dress for
their first dance (not finale costume) at dress rehearsal.
Cost for dress rehearsalis
$15.00 per student - payable by 10th November.
day is not a watching day - only mothers may attend to dress their
child. Please arrange babysitting for siblings on this day. This will
be a full
hair, makeup and costume rehearsal. Please ask your child’s teacher for
jewellery, glitter or
nail polish to be worn. Please remove earrings.
Photos: Photos will be taken
at the dress rehearsal. We are using Winkipop Media again this year.
photograph portraits at dress rehearsal as well as onstage photos at
concert. Ordering information will be available soon.
Theatre Technical Rehearsal:
The technical rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 27th November at The
Theatre at Wyong (next to Wyong Court House) at 8.00am. Please come to
stage door at 7.45am so we can call the roll and enter as a group. The
door will be closed after we enter. Cost
of this rehearsal is $23.00 per child - payable by 10th
November. All students must attend this
rehearsal(everyone was informed earlier in the year that
the concert comes with the condition that students attend this
the technical rehearsal we work on staging and spacing of
students in their dance; and help students to learn their entrance and
positions throughout their dance. As they often run on and off stage,
sometimes even around to the other side of the stage before coming back
again. This all takes practice to understand how far and fast they need
travel, especially as The Art House Theatre’s stage is so large. We
on the finale and spacing it on this stage. We set our lighting design
rehearsal to allow students to adjust to the lighting. From onstage the
lighting is very bright and with the darkened theatre it’s important
students know what to expect. They also learn how far forward to finish
the curtain drops they are behind it and learn to wait until it’s
down before exiting the stage. As you can see this rehearsal is
important in so
many ways. I realise this may be difficult for some parents to organise
work commitments with it being a weekday, but this rehearsal is an
part of concert preparation. We unfortunately have no say in allocation
rehearsal date as the theatre is very heavily booked. You may be able
arrange car-pooling with another parent or ask grandparents/friends to
groups will finish at 9.30am; 8/u groups will finish at 11.00am. All
will finish at 2.30pm. Sorry
parents watching on this day. Due to security rules at the theatre
not be allowed to enter the backstage of the theatre on this day.
off and collect your child promptly at the stage door, where they will
marked on and off the roll again before leaving. Teachers will take the
students backstage in the morning and bring them back to the stage door
their stated finish times. Please try to be prompt collecting your
child at the
stage door. Teachers need to resume rehearsals and can't wait at the
for too long. If you can please try to be on time for pick-up, it will
Technical rehearsal is not a costume rehearsal. Children should
wear full class uniform to this
rehearsal, including dance shoes, leotard, hair in bun (girls), etc.
label inside shoes and clothing as we often have lost property
left behind. If it’s labelled, we can ensure we give it back to the
owner. Being so close to the concert we don’t want items needed for the
performance being lost.
Costumes: Many costumes are
now complete or nearing completion. Some prices will soon go on the
and the rest will follow as soon as we receive them. All costumes must
by cash only, so we can directly and promptly pay dressmakers.
do not pay for costumes in the same envelope as class fees, nor
by direct deposit into my account.
to deduct the $40.00 deposit you have paid previously from the
total cost listed on the board. If you haven’t paid the costume
please pay the full amount listed.
class fees, dress and technical rehearsals, chocolate fundraising
and costume payments need to be finalised by 10th
November and prior
to collecting costumes. To
financial pressure off all payments becoming due by 10th
parents are welcome to start making small extra payments in advance on
fees or costumes. Please make sure envelopes are clearly labelled
your wish to do this and remember to keep all costume and class fees
DVD Orders: We are using
Gerald Webb at livewebvideo, the same company as last year, to film
concert. The cost is still $50.00 each, plus $5 postage. Gerald will
concert and presentation/awards following the concert. Order envelopes
available soon. These orders are to be handed to your child's teacher
prior to the concert. If you don’t pay for postage, then your copy will
available for collection until classes resume next year. No cameras or
are allowed in The Art House Theatre.
Dressers at concert: It is
important that we have enough helpers especially for our younger
those with multiple dances and quick changes. Obviously, our younger
will need lots of help with dressing and hair. I will be asking for
These can be mothers, aunts, grandmothers, older siblings, friends to
year we had 11 helpers, but we could really use a few more than
this. Senior students will be able to assist when they are free but
be performing and changing themselves. If you can help or have a
relative who may be able to help please let me know as soon as
volunteers will be assigned with dressing specific groups of
students, not just their own child. For example, we may have several
dressing under 8-year-old students; several dressing under 10’s; some
the 6/u children; a few helping with those students who have quick
so on. This will all be worked out in more detail as the time nears.
students will need to arrive with their makeup completed as well as
their hair done in the hairstyle needed for their first dance. We will
limiting hairstyle changes between dances to help speed the process of
for the next dance.
this time, I really need to know who will be willing to help
backstage. All helpers who are dressing students backstage at the
invited to watch the theatre technical rehearsal at the Art House on
November as our guest.This way they will still be able to view our
this lovely venue.
consider helping or possibly you may know someone who would be
willing to help usbackstage with this task.
If you can help please respond by
email: email@example.com or
Backstage Access at Concert:
Access will be strictly limited to helpers who are dressing, students,
teachers only. This is a security precaution and a condition of hire.
will be allowed access backstage once the stage doors are closed and
concert begins. All students will need to stay until the end of the
there is no access backstage during interval.
Chocolate Fundraising: We are
now finishing our chocolate fundraiser. Those who’ve not already done
return all outstanding chocolate money. The first box each student
used for trophies for every child, as well as awards. Each additional
will raise $24 towards your child’s costume. (Each box totals $60 worth
chocolates and we pay Cadbury $36 to buy the chocolates). I won’t know
student’s profit raised towards costumes until all money has been
very big thank you to Diane Pank who has organised the running of this
Shoes, Accessories and
Hairstyles: A list will soon be placed on the noticeboard
hairstyles, and shoe requirements for all dances. I am just waiting for
word from teachers as they see costumes nearing completion. For all
please see your child's teacher. Dress rehearsal is with hair curled
required for your child's dance). No jewellery or nail polish is to be
dress rehearsal/ concerts. Please don't let your child eat or drink in
No students are allowed in the
foyer at any time at the concert. This includes before the show and
interval. They must remain backstage the entire time.
is no access through the door that connects the backstage and
foyer. Its use is for theatre staff only and will be locked.
remember to keep the dressing rooms tidy. We must tidy our own
mess after the concert, as a condition of hire. It would be very
each age group could tidy their own dressing area. Last year a few
stayed behind with the teachers to help tidy up. This made the task so
easier for us all and I thank those people. If everyone can help a
would make it even easier.
Thank you: I’d like to take
this opportunity to thank Nicole Angell for all her tireless support
organising our uniform orders and running the Entertainment book
the help of mothers like Nicole helping
with uniforms and Diane helping with chocolate fundraising, everything
smoothly. Thank you to both ladies.
Concert Tickets: Tickets
will go on sale Friday 2nd November.
tickets will be available to purchase online, in person at The Art
House box office, &phone: 43351485. The box office hours are
5.30pm weekdays. Adults:
The Art House is a larger venue we will have one show only this
year. It will commence at 1.30pm Sunday 2nd December. Tickets will sell
with just the one show, so be sure to get in fast so you don’t miss out!
If you have any queries
regarding rehearsals or the concert please ask your child's teacher or
Cheryl on 43561999. You can also send a message through our Facebook
page or by
email. Looking forward to our 33rd Annual
concert and our secondtime
at the lovely Art House Theatre.
Classes will finish on Saturday 1st
December 2018 and resume on Tuesday 29th January 2019.
NEWS MARCH - APRIL 2018
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warm welcome to the new families and students who have joined CWDA over
the last few weeks. Students have settled into their new classes and
are working very well during Term one. We are also fast approaching our
first round of watching days for parents.
Several of our senior
ballet students are preparing for their major exams in the upcoming
Sydney session. This will be held from May-June. They are also
attending the RAD Autumn workshops during the school holidays. Good
luck to these hard-working students!
Our new adult’s tap class
on Wednesday evenings is very popular and from all accounts everyone is
loving this class. It’s great to see many parents of existing students
joining in all the fun. Now they can see why their children love
classes over the entire Easter break. This includes Good Friday, Easter
Saturday and Easter Monday. Sunday private lessons will also be
cancelled. Happy Easter to all!
*Anzac Day classes will also be cancelled on Wednesday 25th April.
note that classes continue throughout all school holidays, except for
the Christmas holidays.
1 Watching Days:-
Wednesday 11th April - all tap classes
Thursday 12th April - Primary, 12/u contemporary
Friday 13th April - Grade 2, and 10/u jazz.
14th April - Baby ballet and baby jazz, all other jazz classes, hip
hop, acro, grades 1, 3, 4 & 5 ballet, contemporary.
do not ask to view classes other than the above. I would like to remind
parents to keep all noise to a minimum during the abovementioned
classes; and to keep siblings seated quietly, or kindly take them
outside so as not to distract the classes.
people are already starting to fall behind in dance fees. Please make
sure that all overdue fees are paid now. If you are paying by the term,
please remember to include payment for the school holidays (no charge
for the public holidays due to cancelled classes).
All fees are
payable even when students are absent, unless if we have cancelled
them. This includes if they are sick, on holidays or simply unable to
Fees are to be paid weekly, monthly or by the term. If
paying monthly or by term it is to be at the beginning of that period -
the first week of the month or term. Please pay all fees in a clearly
marked envelope, including your child’s name, classes being paid for,
and the date/s you paid. Please include correct change in your fee
envelope, as teachers do not carry change. Any overpayment will be
credited to your child’s next class. Any fees outstanding by more than
2 weeks will incur a 10% surcharge. Failure to pay fees in arrears by
more than 6 weeks will result in students being excluded from classes
and/or private lessons. If there are any problems with fee payment,
please see Cheryl for an alternative payment schedule.
should have received the first newsletter and all new students our
Guidelines and Policies note, along with the new enrolment form. All
new families were asked to carefully read these notes and complete the
enrolment form. However, many student’s forms have not been returned
yet, kindly return as soon as possible. If you’ve misplaced your form
please ask a teacher for a new one, or it can also be downloaded from
We have also updated our website to include more
detailed and important information including the above policies of CWDA
and extra uniform details. Please check to see if you’re up to date
with this information. Newsletters will be available on our website to
keep you updated with any events happening within the studio. A lot of
time and effort goes into the newsletters so please ensure you read
them carefully and take note of important dates.
We also display our
newsletters and other important information on our noticeboard, and
upload them to our Facebook page. It is important that all parents and
students are well informed about any upcoming events or important news.
Facebook web address: www.facebook.com/cherylwarwickdanceacademy
and Grooming –
I’d like to request that parents please ensure your child has the
correct uniform. New students are given a grace period of a few weeks
before purchasing the uniform. All students also need to have hair that
is tied up and off their face. Ballet students must wear hair in a bun
with fringes pinned back. Students are also required to wear dance
shoes for class.
If ordering new uniform items such as jackets,
shorts, crop tops and t-shirts please place the order with Nicole
Angell (Caitlin’s mum). Further ordering information is on our Facebook
page. Nicole’s phone number is: - 0410 531 912. A very big thank you to
Nicole for all her help with the ordering of these uniforms!
for other uniform items such as shoes, leotards, character shoes can be
found on our website. There’s also a uniform list you can download and
Please note that Flight Dance Supplies have now closed their
Tuggerah store. The closest stores now are Erina Danzwear and
Dancestuff at East Gosford (Dancestuff are not a stockist of our Bloch
I’d like to remind everyone that under no
circumstance is there is to be any food brought into the waiting room
or studio. Food is to be eaten outside before entering the studio.
Students will be asked to take food outside if they bring it into the
building. This also includes soft drinks and slushies, etc. Water is
the only drink to be brought to class.
and rehearsal dates:-
Dress rehearsal and photo day - Sunday 18th November
Theatre rehearsal - Wednesday 28th November 8.30-3pm
Concert - Sunday 2nd December
realise these dates are a long way off but it will help parents to keep
these days free. All students participating in the concert must attend
both compulsory rehearsal days -including the theatre rehearsal. This
will allow parents time to arrange work rosters or someone to drive
their child to and from the rehearsal.
I hope you all enjoy the upcoming watching days!
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
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CLASSES RESUME on 29th JANUARY 2017
to everyone for another happy year of dancing at CWDA. I hope everyone
had a very restful holiday and that all our students are keen to return
to dancing. A warm welcome also to all new students and their families.
All new students to our school are reminded to please check our website
from time to time for updates and newsletters
If anyone has any queries please email me via the link on our website,
or if urgent call on 43 561999.
Please Like and share our Facebook page. There is a link on our
website. We regularly post reminders, updates, and photos and it’s a
great way to keep informed. You’ll need to Like regularly to ensure you
always receive the posts on your timeline.
I’d like to request all new students ensure you return a completed
enrolment form to your teacher please. Existing students who have moved
or changed contact details are asked to fill out a new form too please.
You can print a copy of the registration form from our website. Please
read carefully our “Guidelines
and Policies” before completing and handing to a teacher.
New students wanting to purchase our uniform can find all relevant
uniform information on our website. This can be downloaded and printed
for your convenience.
Duckies are the sole supplier of CWDA
singlets, crop tops, t-shirts, shorts, 3/4 pants, jazz pants and
jackets. Orders need to be placed with Nicole Angell (Caitlin’s mum) on
041 531912 and payment must be handed to her before the order can be
placed with Duckies. There’s a price list for these uniform items on
the noticeboard. A very big thank you to Nicole for organising uniform
Students purchasing shoes and our leotards can do so from
Flight Dance Supplies (Tuggerah), Erina Danzwear; or Dance Stuff (East
Gosford). Please note that pink leather ballet shoes must be the Bloch
brand and split-sole are preferred. Please do not purchase other brands
as they are not an accepted part of our uniform.
Pointe shoes are Gaynor Minden brand and can be purchased from Dance
Boutique at Cardiff.
Duckies are now able to make to order new long trackpants to match our
jackets. They will be made from the same fabric as the jackets and are
ideal for colder weather and for eisteddfods. These long pants will
only be made to order, so please allow sufficient time when ordering
for competitions and before winter. All soloists are expected to wear
these pants and jackets when representing our school.
The concert in 2018 will be held at The Art House theatre at Wyong on
Sunday 2nd December. Please mark this date in your calendar.
Please ensure you’ve read the new timetable for 2018. There are some
slight changes for this year, including the introduction of a Boys Hip
Hop class. We’d love to encourage any interested boys to try a couple
of classes to see if they like hip hop. No previous experience is
necessary. Please let us know if interested.
I’d like to
encourage our jazz and tap students to consider taking ballet classes.
To be a serious dancer, ballet is an essential tool in gaining the
necessary technique for all other dance styles. It also teaches poise,
good posture and self-discipline, all valuable assets to have in life.
CWDA offers private lessons to students for solos, duos and trios. We
believe students benefit from private lessons as they receive
individual attention, gain extra confidence and increase their ability,
skills and performance qualities. Students MUST do weekly classes to be
eligible for private lessons.
Please remember to keep the
waiting room noise to a minimum this year, as the noise is a
distraction to teachers and students. Also there is to be no food
brought into the waiting room at any time, this includes drinks and
slushies. Students are asked to bring only water to class.
The following are a few points to remember for those new to the school:-
1. Please park at rear of the studio at all times (main studio).
Parents are asked not to wait upstairs while lessons are in progress.
We need to keep noise to a minimum, so as not to disrupt lessons (main
3. Watching days for parents are at the end of term one and
two. Please watch the notice board and newsletters for these dates.
There are no watching days in terms 3 or 4, as we prepare for the exams
4. All fees must be paid up to date at all times. Please put all fees
in an envelope with name and date.
5. Fees are payable even if your child is absent.
We love to discuss your child's progress. But please realise we have
the next class to begin and need to keep these discussions brief.
All siblings of students must be supervised by their parents at all
times when in the waiting room (main studio). Please keep them off the
stairs, away from windows, toilets, and don’t allow them to run around
or slam the doors. Similarly it’s the responsibility of parents to
ensure your child is sitting quietly while waiting for their class to
All pre-ordered DVDs of last years' concert will be available for
collection at the studio after classes resume.
Your referrals are the biggest compliment we can receive, and we
certainly appreciate them! When you refer your friends to CWDA, we will
give you a special discount off your fees.
- Refer a friend and earn free dance classes.
one of your friends to sign up for classes (must be a new student).
They get a $25.00 discount, and you also receive a $25.00 credit
towards your classes, after they have completed and paid for 2 months
of classes. Refer as many friends as you like, and you’ll receive $25
credit towards your fees for each referral.
Wishing everyone a happy year of dancing,