Why Choose Select Dance Co.
Our Principal | Select’s principal Jocelyn Ide began teaching dance at 14 years old and it was then she first gained a sense of belonging, community spirit and adventure that she knew she wanted to pass on. On her return to Australia after touring the world professionally dancing Jocelyn decided to follow her passion and open her own studio with a driving force of sheer dedication and passion. Jocelyn continues to pass on her vast knowledge and experience and believes it is a privilege to be part of creating wonderful young people. Jocelyn radiates FUN & JOY and truly has a deep seeded passion for the Performing Arts. Combine this with her love and devotion to teaching and this makes for an outstanding combination to create, inspire and share her vast knowledge and talent with students of all ages.
Our Teachers | our teachers are carefully selected for their qualifications and experience in their respective areas of talent. They are noted for their dedication and ability to develop and nurture each child at their individual pace. Here at Select we have over 40+ years of genuine teaching experience – we do not count teachers attending lessons when growing up as experience. We pride ourselves on our teachers being outstanding role models both in and outside of classes. Our teachers perform professionally in the industry keeping them up to date with choreography and music. The students look up to our teachers with respect and get so excited seeing their teacher perform on tv, in a music video or on stage. Our teacher’s regularly attend training with our affiliates also keeping them up to date with syllabus work & choreography.
Our Classes | Not only are our classes taught to a high standard but they are first & foremost full of FUN! We love watching our students running out of class on a high filled with excitement. Select provides students with a choice of 2 streams - FUN or FOCUS with our 2 separate school-age departments - Recreational or Competition. Regardless of which stream your child chooses you can rest assured they will receive the same highest standard of teachers and training. We have an Open Door policy allowing you & your child to see each other at all times. We understand students all learn at a different pace & our classes are designed with this in mind. Students receive correction through positive reinforcement. Classes all have assistant and student teachers providing all students, regardless of their ability, the same high quality training & individual attention. Our principal Miss Jocelyn pops into all classes to ensure everything is being run to her high standard and ensuring everyone is having FUN! Miss Jocelyn makes sure she gets to know every student & every student knows her providing them with a safe and comfortable environment where everyone knows Miss Jocelyn is always approachable at any time.
Our Choreography | Select are proud to not only provide the latest trendy music but also to pass on a vast knowledge and experience of past trends/music that stand the test of time. Students really enjoy the diversity and love being able to move, groove and sing to both funky modern music and the classics that are known so well by all ages.
Our Facilities | Our facilities are the best within the South West region offering four individual dancing areas, all with specially enhanced flooring, wall to wall mirrors, ballet bars and gymnastic equipment. Featuring a separate ‘Kickback’ room for the kids to enjoy and relax in whilst waiting for their next class, a kitchen area with refrigerator, two microwaves and vending machines for drink and meal times. Toilet facilities (3) located inside the complex. There is a Reception and parent waiting room which combines to offer a comfortable, safe and relaxed environment. Studio facilities are also available for hire. Parents are able to view their children in our special viewing area.
Our Reception Staff |our studio reception is always open during class times and our friendly reception team are always happy to help our families with their needs – enquiries, uniforms, shoes etc. They have a wealth of knowledge and can help with all of your needs. Apart from the office staff our principal Jocelyn is always at the studio mixing with parents & students. Having reception always open with a wonderful reception team also guarantees Jocelyn’s time at the studio is available for her students & their families offering a sense of community at its finest.
Our Uniform |The Select Uniform is a requirement and is specially designed dancewear perfect for young dancers to look and feel good. Uniforms enable teachers to clearly see the dancer’s movement and development of their technique. Uniforms should be purchased by the third lesson and are available from Reception.
Dance Shoes: at Select we recommend Slick Dancewear available for purchase from Reception during Uniform & Shoes hours. We have a range of ballets, lace up and slip on jazz shoes, buckle and lace-up tap shoes.
Grooming: hair is always best worn in a bun to enable spins & pirouettes to be easily performed. Look good, feel good, dance great – it is important!
Hip Hop and Jazz Students with long hair will need to have it neatly secured back and off the face.
Our Pricing | Our high standard dance singing drama & acro tuition is very affordable & with the added bonus of lesson packages available for all 3 departments there is something to suit everyone. Payments can be made in instalments through our parent portal weekly, fortnightly, monthly or by the term offering complete flexibility. We also offer Eftpos facilities at our Moorebank studios & cash payments are accepted at both Moorebank & Wattle Grove. One of the biggest positives is there is NO fundraising here at Select as your fees are reinvested back into the studio for you & your child. We won’t ask you to buy raffle tickets to pay for air conditioning or ask you to spend a weekend cleaning & painting in a working bee.
Our Culture | SELECT is extremely proud of their culture encompassing students with a feeling of belonging, self-worth, pride and self-confidence in a FUN and nurturing environment. The Performing Arts require teamwork and Select actively practice and guide our students by “teamwork makes the dream work”.
Select is all inclusive; making every child feel welcomed and valued regardless of ability. Students who attend either our FUN or FOCUS streams are all offered the same positive experience and high standard. Select have a strict “no bullying” policy providing a “safe place” for all of our students.
We are committed to…. providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.
We are passionate about… nurturing and developing our students regardless of ability.
We care about… creating a positive and happy experience for students of all ages and abilities to learn to dance, sing, act and perform.
We love….our SDC community of Teachers, Students and Families
We embrace…..the achievements of all Students
We stand for…. developing the talent within – FUN or FOCUSED
We listen to…. each other, our students and their families
We prioritise…… FUN, creativity, individuality and self-expression.
SELECT DANCE CO. | Smile ~ Dream ~ Connect