contact us

Email:
information@rosatutu-dance.com.au

Telephone: 02 47 543 515

Postal address: P O Box 244,
Springwood, NSW 2777

Main Studio:
2/451 Great Western Highway
Faulconbridge
(enter from Coomassie Ave)
or
Other location:
Ellison Public School Hall,
Ellison Road, Springwood

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About the dance school

About the Rosatutu Studios

Rosatutu Studios is a well established dance school located in Springwood and classes are held at two venues – the main Studio at 2/451 Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge and at Ellison School on Wednesdays.  The dance school opened in 1991. We offer professional tuition in:-

  • Classical Ballet
  • Jazz Ballet
  • Contemporary dance

Our aim is to provide excellence in dance training in all styles to develop the best technical ability from each student together with encouragement for their enjoyment and love of dance. This enables those students wanting to pursue their ambitions and make dance their career, to follow those dreams.

Several of our students are doing just that!

Students from Rosatutu Studios are currently overseas studying at the Hamburg Ballet school and attending the ACPE Academy (Australian College of Physical Education). Past students have gone on to continue full-time training at the prestigious Tanya Pearson Coaching Academy and Allegria Dance schools in Sydney and the Dance Factory in Melbourne and have completed dance degrees at UWS, UNSW, The Victorian College of the Arts, WAAPA in Perth and at the Wesley Institute.

For students coming to class for the sheet love of dance there is the inspiration of new challenges combined with fun, excitement, friendship and enjoyment.

Classes

The classical ballet syllabus taught is the world renowned Cecchetti Ballet syllabus.

Classical Ballet students are accepted from 3 years and can continue their dance training up to Advanced level.

Students are accepted from 6 years+ for Jazz classes. We recommend that they undertake classical ballet classes before this age to obtain a good grounding in dance technique.

Contemporary students need to be 11years old to commence classes and again we recommend prior training in classical technique.

Recreational students are welcome in all classes. Enrolments will be accepted for 1 or 2 classical classes per week only but those students should just enjoy the classes, participate in the Concert and understand they will not be eligible for ballet examinations.  There is also a Dance class on Tuesday evenings for dancers wanting to do a once-a-week class for the love of dance.  This is based on an Intermediate ballet level so is not for complete beginners.

Please see the Enrolment Page for Timetable and details of the different classes offered.

Classical ballet Examinations are not compulsory but are offered, for Pre-Primary to Advanced levels, for those students meeting the requirements in attaining and demonstrating technique and dance etiquette acceptable for examination candidates.

Teachers

Principal, Rosalind Dorman, teaches all the classical classes. With over 30 years of experience teaching dance in Australia, England and New Zealand she holds a number of Cecchetti Ballet Australia and ISTD qualifications in dance teaching to a high level.

The Jazz, Contemporary and Eisteddfod coaching classes are all in the hands of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, Monica Mitchell (Jazz) and Emma Lamont-Hunt (Contemporary) both of whom are qualified in dance to tertiary levels with years of experience to teach those styles.

Our pianist, Mrs Helen Dowe, plays regularly for the classical classes and this is of major benefit to students in developing their musicality which is such an essential aspect of dance and dance training.

Terms

Generally the dance school Term follows the school term.
Some holidays classes may be held when necessary.
The dance school is closed on Public holidays unless otherwise advised.
The dance school year of classes ends with the Annual Concert. There is a Photo Day the following week after the Concert.

Uniform

There is a uniform for each level or class. Rosatutu Studios is registered with, and the Uniform is available from, any of the dance supply shops in the area.

Please see this link to the uniform requirements and a link to photos of our uniforms.

Fees

Details of our fees can be obtained by telephoning Miss Rosalind (02 47 543 515) or checking this link to the Schedule of fees 2017

Students who enrol in multiple classes at the school are able to take advantage of  'class packages' in the fees structure.  Further details are included under fees and recommended classes information.

Performance groups

We have Performance Groups for Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Performance Groups. Membership of the Performance groups is by audition.

Annual Concert

This is usually held in early December with a Dress rehearsal and a Stage rehearsal scheduled during the preceeding week.   The 2017 Concert will be held on Saturday 9th December at Jamison High School in South Penrith.  Further information will be posted as Concert approaches.