Frequently asked questions

At what age should my child start dancing?
Mini Movers can start as soon as mum or dad wants to bring them in. We have babies in arms that are 3 months old! Mum and/or dad join in Mini Movers class, dancer become independant when they enter Twinkle toes at 3 years.

When is Twinkle Toes?

Twinkle Toes is on every morning of the week at 9:30am, excluding Sundays. We also do classes on Tuesdays at Wauchope. Just come along on the day to sign up at the time that suits you!

What should my child wear for their trial?
The short answer is anything they are comfortable in! We want our dancers to be as comfortable as possible when they join us for the first time. A shirt and tights or shorts is usually best if they dont have any dance clothes. Bare feet is fine. We recomend you don’t go buying any new dancewear or shoes until your child decides they want to enrol for the term. Once you are enrolled we can assist in helping you with uniform purchases in our office located at the studio!

Can parents watch classes?
Parents can view any class they want from our viewing TVs in the foyer of the Port studio but we don’t allow parents in the room during classes. We find the dancer concentration and focus is best when they don’t have any distractions. Mini movers is a class where the parents care involved in the class and so they are encouraged to join in the fun!

What do we do when we arrive for our first class?
Welcome! Come on into the foyer of our studios, it will be chaotic if you are arriving during a class change over time, but please know its organised chaos in motion! Your child’s teacher will come out to collect the class and should be expecting you. If the office is open, the blue door on your left then just make yourself known to our staff and they will guide you in the right direction. If in doubt, any of our friendly parents in the foyer, or our senior students and teacher trainees will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Then you can sit back and watch the class on our TV screens, or
feel free to go and do the groceries, or get a coffee from next door!

Do we have drama & singing classes?
Yes! Drama and Singing are part of our Creative Combo and our Musical Theatre curriculum. Our Creative Combo covers Dance, Singing, Drama and Creative Art. Our musical theatre class covers Dancing, Singing and Acting. We have lots of these classes to choose from during the week.

Does my child have to do perform on stage?
If your child does not wish to participate in eisteddfods that is completely fine, no performance at PMPA is compulsory. We have classes that are a non performance classes that just work on technique recreational classes which are a fun class that students can enjoy with their friends.

Do you have a performance at the end of the year that my child will be in?
We have two performances a year that your child can participate in. We have a
Showcase that we have in the middle of the year and then we have an End of Year Concert.

Are there any hidden costs?
Nope. We outline for you not only your class fees but also any performance costs or costume hire prior to your enrolment, you have the option to opt-out of any performances that you do not wish to participate in prior to the start of the term the performance falls in.

Does my child have to do eisteddfods and concerts at the Glasshouse?
If your child does not wish to participate in eisteddfods that is completely fine, no performance at PMPA is compulsory. We have classes that are a non performance classes that just work on technique recreational classes which are a fun class that students can enjoy with their friends.

Do you have a performance at the end of the year that my child will be in even if she doesn’t do eisteddfods?
We have two performances a year that your child can participate in. We have a
Showcase that we have in the middle of the year and then we have an End of Year Concert. We also present a ballet every second year for the ballet students and a musical every other year for the jazz and musical theatre students. To ensure your child is enrolled in a class which fulfils your performance expectations please see your handbook or prospectus for all class information.

Do I have to pay for a whole term or can I pay a casual fee?
We prefer invoices for the whole term are paid upfront. If you wish to pay at a casual rate that is fine, we have a seperate pricing structure for this and unfortunately your child cannot be included in performances if you are paying casually as we need a full term commitment from students who wish to perform so that they don’t let the team/their fellow dancers down by not attending.

Do you have a workshop in the summer school holidays?
We have lots of workshops and performances throughout the year, stay tuned to our Facebook page and newsletters for details.

Got more questions? Email us at admin@pmperformingarts.com