Staged in November at the Darebin Arts Centre (theatre) our Junior Concert involves students aged 3 - 8 yrs (approx). Each year we select a well known children's story and present it through dance. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable experience for both students and parents alike, and so the concert is short in length (1 hour) and there is only 1 performance for 3-6 year old and 2 performances for 6 and over. Costumes are a vital part of the Concert and are paid for by parents (expect approx. $100 each). They are professionally made and are kept by students after the Concert.
Our Senior Concert is staged in December at the Darebin Arts Center (theatre) and involves our older students aged 8 years+ (approx). The show comprises 2 act: a traditional ballet story for act 1 followed by a modern theme for Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. Costumes are a vital part of the Concert and are paid for by parents (expect approx. $100 each). They are professionally made and are kept by students after the Concert.
Keen and dedicated students may wish to prepare a solo, duo or trio piece to perform in our annual dance Soiree at Northcote Town Hall. This event comprises family and friends gathered to observe and celebrates student's achievements. The venue is elegant and the atmosphere warm and friendly. The dance piece may also be entered into a local competition if wished. Additional private lessons are required and dances are custom choreographed by our teachers. Specially made costumes are required and teachers are only too happy to assist with the design and organisation of these.
Classes are open to parents, friends and relatives towards the end of term two. There are also opportunities at class pick-up time to come in and see the student’s work.
The BSOD Annual Cabaret performance is held in June at The Thornbury Theatre Ballroom. The Cabaret involves students aged 12+ (approx) Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and National Character styles. This is fun and informal evening with the audience sitting at tables and enjoying refreshments. Costumes are simple and effective.