THE EARLY DANCE CONSORT ~ Renaissance & Baroque Dance

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Class Schedule & Details

Schedule  |  Location & timeFees  |  COVID-19  |  What to wear

We're COVID-Safe

CLASSES will continue in 2021 under a COVID-19 Safety Plan
subject to any NSW Government regulations

Class Schedule 2021

Term 1 10 weeks 28  January - 1 April all Thursdays from 6.15pm
Term 2 10 weeks 22 April - 24 June  during NSW School Term Times
Term 3 10 weeks 15 July - 16 September  
Term 4 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December* *Party Thurs 16 Dec - TBC

 2021 Class Brochure PDF

Location & Time

Venue Upper Hall, Presbyterian School Hall, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney
  A short walk from buses and trains at North Sydney Station,
on left-hand-side as you go down Blues Point Road, just before Lavender Street
Google Map Link
Times Thursday Evenings - during school term time
  Beginners' Class: 6.15pm - 7.45pm
  Students may arrive from 6.00pm on, change & be ready to begin at 6.15pm
  Advanced Class: 7.45pm - 9.00pm (by invitation)
  Advanced students may join the Beginners' class from 7.00pm
Fees Payable per term, by Direct Deposit/Osko/PayID (no cash please - see class brochure for bank details for "The Early Dance Consort" or contact us about alternatives)

Fees - Please note these are a guide and may be subject to change

  T 1-4, 2020
(10 weeks)
Trial Class Free First week of term, after which full fee applies
Individual   $220 Invoiced for full or half term (COVID dependent)
Couple $430 When paid in one transaction
Student $195 Full-time students (proof required)
Casual Class $ 30/25 Initial/subsequent - offered at our discretion

Advice re COVID-19

Classes will run observing hygiene & physical distancing requirements according to our COVID-19 Safety Plan, and subject to NSW Government guidelines. For contact tracing purposes, every student will need to scan our QR code on entry (and exit too), using the Service NSW smartphone app. Please let us know if you do not have a suitable smartphone so we can assist using the online Concierge form. (See COVID Safe Check-in (customers) – FAQs | Service NSW for more information regarding privacy and data retention.)

We urge you to wear a mask when travelling on public transport, and in class if preferred or required, as well as use hand sanitiser regularly, and have the COVIDSafe app active on your phone. Please bring your own water and snacks, and get a COVID-19 test and stay home if you are at all unwell, or have been exposed to any recent contact, hotspot or travel risks, following all NSW Health guidelines.

It is essential to phone/email prior to arrival with your details & health status, to confirm a place in the class.

Enrolled students, please advise if you are unable to attend a class. Credit for missed classes is at our discretion.

This information is accurate at the time of writing, but may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

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What to wear for dance classes

Generally for all classes we recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing with room to move for warm-up exercises and dancing. Full skirts, loose or stretch trousers, and shorts are fine. Narrow or full-length skirts and tight or low-slung trousers are not recommended.

Shoes - You may have suitable street shoes. We understand that buying special dance shoes can be expensive. Comfort and safety are most important. Bare feet, joggers or comfortable, light street shoes may be suitable if that's what you're used to. High heels, stilettos, rubber or heavy-soled shoes or boots are not appropriate.

For Renaissance Dance - Flexible flat-soled shoes secured with elastic, straps or laces:-

For Baroque Dance - Flexible, low-heeled shoe with elastic, straps or laces, e.g. for women:-

For both Renaissance and Baroque - suitable for men and women:-

Dance Shoes (18th C)

We recommend that you are fitted for dance shoes, to ensure safety and comfort.

See Bloch - for information about types of shoes, sizing, fitting for dance,
and list of retail stores in Sydney and interstate.

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