CLASS INFORMATION - 2022
KINDER AGE STUDENTS (3-5 YEARS)

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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR.... 

This year we will be holding two concerts!  This will also be our first year in our new and incredible venue - Bunjil Place!

We make every effort to ensure our concerts are as enjoyable as possible for all involved, however our afternoon show this year will be longer than previous years.

Please note:  All Kinder age children will all be in our shorter morning show.

Unlike many other activities, students have been working towards this day for much of the year and we thank you for your patience and excitement for what will be a super epic show!  We anticipate the afternoon show will run for around three hours.  

While we do our best to keep the show flowing, we also thank you for your patience should there be an occasional stoppage. Pre-planning will ensure this is kept to a minimum, but as you can understand working with children, sometimes last minute toilet trips or quick costume changes can mean a small delay. 

We are SO EXCITED for our students to have the opportunity to perform in such a beautiful, grand theatre and can't wait to share all of their hard work with you!

 

More questions? 

We understand this information may bring up some questions.
Any stress or questions please let us know :). 

DATE SUMMARY

All the important dates for your diary!

PHOTO DAY INFORMATION

How to book your photos and what to bring!

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

Required time for your student, what to bring and what to wear.

HAIR, MAKE UP & COSTUMES

What you need to have and bring, for Photo Day and Concert Day!

CONCERT INFORMATION

Which concert your child is in and required times.

TICKETING

How to buy tickets and when they will be on sale.

Please pop these important dates in your diary!

To our amazing families and those joining our studio,

 

We would like to start by sharing our absolute appreciation to all of our incredible families and students who supported us during 2020.  Whether dancing online, reaching out with kindness or simply being part of our community, we thank you.

2020 was challenging for our whole community and we wouldn't have made it through without so much support.

 

Our passion has always been to give children a safe, fun, educational experience, where they can grow confidence and friendships.We know for many our studio is considered their "second home" and we can't wait to get back there in person for 2021.

 

It is going to be an amazing year and we can't wait for you to continue to, or join, our studio family.

 

We also have some extra exciting events and opportunities planned to ensure that 2021 is the BEST YEAR YET!!

ABOUT US

Confident Kids Performing Arts School started in 2013 with two small classes in a community hall.  Since then our school has grown to our own two studio venue, while continuing to fiercely embrace our values to include and support ALL children in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.

OUR VISION

To help children grow confidence through dance and performing arts,

while developing skills to become the best performer they can be!

 

WHY US:

CONSISTENT FEEDBACK - During terms 1, 2 and 3, school aged children receive a certificate with positive feedback and areas we are working towards, to celebrate their hard work and to keep parents up to date with progress.  Our Preschool children have other forms of certificates that also keep parents informed.  Term 4 we hold our concert to showcase our student's hard work on stage!

 

COST - We understand dance, singing and acting can be expensive.  We go to great lengths to ensure costs are kept affordable including; NO enrolment fees, low costume hire fees and uniform options for all budgets.

 

COMMUNITY - We are incredibly proud of those in our studio community, our families.  We do not believe in competition between children in classes and focus on positivity, inclusivity and creating a space where our students can come, be themselves, feel accepted, develop a sense of belonging and make life-long friends.

 

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS - At our school, you are not a number.  We know each child and family and ensure we offer support whenever it is needed.  Whether it is a rough day at school or celebrating a lost tooth, we truly care about our students!

 

AGE APPROPRIATE MUSIC AND COSTUMES - We believe children should be children and ensure all costumes and music are appropriate for the student's age.

 

TALENTED STAFF - We are so proud of our qualified, positive and supportive staff.  They share our vision, are the heart of our studio and role models for our students.

 

SPECIALISED AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS - We only partner with the best programs and syllabuses to ensure we offer high quality training.

 

EXTRA OPPORTUNITIES - We are always offering and developing additional opportunities  for our students to be involved in and grow confidence in.  Some examples include the 'Moomba Parade', in house choreography concert, DanceStep Student Teacher Training Program, competitions, concerts, exams and performance days.

 

We provide opportunities for children as young as 6 months right up until 13 years.

From here, our students move into our "Inspire Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Classes" held at the same venue.

 
 
FROM THE DIRECTORS
TESTIMONIALS

We are incredibly grateful to all of our families who attend our school, and are proud of the community we have built together.  Please see below some of what our families had to say:

 

"The teachers at Confident Kids are so talented, professional and dedicated. Tinara and Liyara are very excited to attend your classes and they enjoy every minute. I can’t believe how far they have improved as amazing little ballerinas."

Aruni (Parent)

"I have found this dance school to be completely about the kids, building them up and guiding them throughout it all allowing the children to be their best. I'm super happy to have my children be a part of something so special."

Leesa (Parent)

I highly recommend this studio. Jenny, Michelle and the team are so lovely and positive and you can see that they love what they do.

Georgina (Parent)

"My daughter has been attending kinder ballet classes for about 2 years, and she absolutely loves it!  I would definitely recommend Confident Kids to anyone!"

Rav (Parent)

"Great variety of classes availiable and would highly recommend the school."

Beatrice (Parent)

Both my girls have been a part of Confident Kids for almost 2 years. They absolutely love the classes each week. The amazing teachers offer such positivity, enthusiasm and encouragement, it is truly fantastic.

Not only do the teachers help the kids, but they are so generous in helping a “new dance Mum”, especially around concert time.

I would highly recommend Confident Kids, as it really offers fun, learning, team spirit and a great environment for kids to develop and thrive.

Liz (Parent)

STAFF

We are so incredibly proud of our dedicated, nurturing and experience team.  

For more detailed information on our staff, please click here.

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Jennifer
Principal

  • Bachelor of Performing Arts

  • 16th Street Acting Studio (Full time) 

  • Atlantic Theatre School - New York

  • Vocal training - 15 years  

  • Dance training - 27 years

  • Dance Cirque Certified

  • Southern Federation of Dance Member

  • Currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Psychology with a focus on Child Psychology.

Jenny has worked with children for over 20 years and more than 12 of these have been teaching drama, dance and singing.

Jenny is highly experienced both working with children and in the Performing Arts.

She has a passion for providing our school's students with a sense of belonging and inclusion, while teaching students the skills to become the best performer they can be.​

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Michelle
Principal

  • AATBD Trained  

  • Acrobatic Dance Association 

  • Cert Biomechanics of Dancers

  • Child Mental Health  

  • Engaging with Children  

  • Level 2 First Aid Qualified

  • Dance Cirque Certified

  • Southern Federation of Dance Member

Michelle began dancing and singing from the age of 4 years, studying classical ballet, tap and jazz and training with the Australian Girls Choir.  

Having worked with children in various capacities for over 20 years, 10 of those teaching dance, Michelle is extremely passionate about sharing the benefits that the performing arts bring to children of all ages and abilities, and the vital role it plays in both their physical and mental health.​

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Olivia
Teacher

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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Lydia
Teacher

  • Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen  

  • Diploma of Musical Theatre  

  • Level 3 in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance

  • Dance Cirque Certified

Lydia is an experienced teacher and performing artist.  She continues to work as a performer in the industry and is constantly training, with regular workshops and classes, and loves bringing new and exciting things to share with her students.

Lydia is passionate about helping students find joy and strength in dance and an unapologetic confidence in all areas of performance

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Emma
Teacher

  • Certificate II and III in Dance

  • Certificate in Disability Services

  • Dance Cirque Certified

Emma started her dancing journey at the age of 3. She has been trained by incredible teachers and has competed with Monsta Crew, Emma lives for dance and teaching.  She has taught across Melbourne including diverse groups and performance companies, as well as being a professional commercial dancer.  

She is really looking forward to providing our students with the best possible dance journey and building their confidence not only with their dance, but within themselve

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Taryn
Teacher

  • Deakin University - dance and drama 

  • Spectrum Dance (Full time)  

  • 10 years teaching experience.

Taryn has worked with many dance schools, primary schools, high schools and entertainment companies sharing her love and passion for the arts. ​

She has worked in many gigs around Melbourne, including musicals, music videos and dance shows.

Lavina
Reception

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Lavina
Reception

Lavina has been with our school since the very beginning as a parent of one of our beautiful students.  

 

We are so excited to now have her as part of our administration team.  

 

She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share to support our families and parents on their journey at our school!

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DanceStep
Class Assistants

You will also notice our amazing DanceStep students in classes who are studying to become teachers!

These students are taking formal training each week and are invaluable in classes.

Not only do they support our teachers, but they are important role models for our younger students.

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Olivia
Teacher

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Lydia
Principal

  • Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen  

  • Diploma of Musical Theatre  

  • Level 3 in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance

Lydia is an experienced teacher and performing artist.  She continues to work as a performer in the industry and is constantly training, with regular workshops and classes, and loves bringing new and exciting things to share with her students.

Lydia is passionate about helping students find joy and strength in dance and an unapologetic confidence in all areas of performance

Emma
Teacher

  • Certificate II and III in Dance

  • Certificate in Disability Services

Emma started her dancing journey at the age of 3. She has been trained by incredible teachers and has competed with Monsta Crew, Emma lives for dance and teaching.  She has taught across Melbourne including diverse groups and performance companies, as well as being a professional commercial dancer.  

She is really looking forward to providing our students with the best possible dance journey and building their confidence not only with their dance, but within themselve

Taryn
Teacher

  • Deakin University - dance and drama 

  • Spectrum Dance (Full time)  

  • 10 years teaching experience.

Taryn has worked with many dance schools, primary schools, high schools and entertainment companies sharing her love and passion for the arts. ​

She has worked in many gigs around Melbourne, including musicals, music videos and dance shows.

Meet The Team

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