Jitterbugs Swingapore

2 Handy Road #B1-08 The Cathay Singapore 229233
Tel +65 6887 0383 | kids@swingapore.com | www.swingapore.com/kids.htm


Kids Dance Courses

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LETTERS TO PARENTS / SCHEDULES / MISCELLANEOUS

DATE DESCRIPTION RELEVANCE
- A Swingapore Tutorial - How to tie a neat & secure hair bun [Video] Parents of Ballet, Jazz & Tap Students
- Communications between studio and parents All parents and students
- Reminders for a happy and healthy environment All parents and students
- Class attire for dance classes All parents and students
15-Nov-2013 2014 Kids Schedule & Term Dates All parents and students
27-Nov-2013 2014 Kids Uniforms All parents and students
17-Nov-2013 2014 Jitterbugs Swingapore® - Team CV All parents and students
20-Feb-2014 2014 Term 1 - Letter to Parents All parents and students
05-May-2014 2014 Mid Term 2 - Letter to Parents All parents and students
26-May-2014 Wanna Dance Kids 2014 - Instructions / Schedules / Packing List All Kids Show's parents and students
31-May-2014 CSTD Competitions Note - Solos and Groups Competition parents and students
15-Jun-2014 Wanna Dance Kids 2014 DVD Order All Kids Show's parents and students
18-Jun-2014 Wanna Dance Kids 2014 - Thank You and Admin Matters All Kids Show's parents and students
19-Jun-2014 CSTD Singapore Solo Competitions - Schedule, Tickets & DVD Orders Competition parents and students
13-Jul-2014 2014 Term 3 / Exams - Letter to Parents All parents and students
03-Aug-2014 CSTD Asia Pacific Competition - Tickets / T-shirts / Programme All parents and students
08-Aug-2014 CSTD APDC / Last day of Term 3 / 1st day of Term 4 All parents and students
08-Aug-2014 CSTD APDC Tickets & Programme Order Form (Google Form) For those who wish to purchase tickets
12-Aug-2014 CSTD APDC Rehearsal & Competition Schedule / Call Times Competition parents and students
18-Sep-2014 2014 Start of Term 4 - Letter to Parents All parents and students

 


IMPORTANT DATES

For kids term dates, click here for the Google Sheet "Kids Term Dates" tab.

DATE DESCRIPTION RELEVANCE
Tue 13 May 2014 Studio is officially closed for Vesak Day. No classes for Kids and Adults.
All students
Tue 13 May 2014 Kids Show Full Dress Rehearsal at Jitterbugs Swingapore®, #B1-08 The Cathay Students involved in the Kids Show
Sat 31 May 2014 Kids Combined Classes / Group Items rehearsals at Jitterbugs Swingapore®, #B1-08 The Cathay Students involved in the Kids Show
Sat 14 Jun 2014 Studio is officially closed for Kids Show for rehearsal at Drama Centre. No classes for Kids and Adults. All students
Sat 14 Jun 2014 Dress rehearsal at Drama Centre, 9am to 6pm Students involved in the Kids Show
Sun 15 Jun 2014 Actual Show at Drama Centre, 9am to 6pm Students involved in the Kids Show
Mon 23 to Fri 27 Jun 2014 CSTD Competitions Intensive Training Competition students
From Sat 28 Jun 2014 Start of Term 3 All students
Fri 4 and Sat 5 Jul 2014

CSTD Singapore Solos Competitions
No Kids classes on these 2 days. Classes resume Sun 6 Jul 2014.

Solos Competitions students
Sat 9 Aug 2014 National Day - Classes will continue as usual. All students
Thu 28 to Sun 31 Aug 2014

CSTD Asia Pacific Competitions
No Kids classes on these 4 days. Classes resume Mon 1 Sep 2014.

Competitions students

*Sat 23 Aug 2014

Sun 24 Aug 2014
Mon 1 Sep 2014
Tue 2 Sep 2014
Wed 27 Aug 2014
Thu 4 Sep 2014
Fri 5 Sep 2014
Sat 6 Sep 2014

Class #9 of Term 3 - last day of class
Please refer to Google Schedule for actual class dates.

*Ms Tiffany's Sat Classes

Due to cancellation of some weekend classes in Term 3, Sat 6 Sep is the scheduled date of the last classes of Term 3. This is still true. As Ms Tiffany will be away from Sat 6 Sep, please note that her classes will be taught by Ms Natalie Clarke (0900 to 1730) and Ms Qianyi (1730 to 1830).

While Observation Day is usually the last class of the term, with Ms Tiffany being away on the last class, please note that Observation Day for your child’s class is Sat 23 Aug.

All students
Sat 13 Sep 2014
Sun 14 Sep 2014
Mon 15 Sep 2014
Tue 16 Sep 2014
Wed 17 Sep 2014
Thu 18 Sep 2014
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Start of Term 4 All students
Nov 2014 CSTD Jazz and Tap exams All students (except Tots)

COMMUNICATIONS

From time to time, especially at the beginning and end of terms, and near to show times, we need to communicate important and relevant information to parents. As such, we are trying to establish as fool-proof a system of communication as possible! Please assist us to make this an effective communication channel.

1. Letter will be provided as a link.

2. Parents will receive email and/or SMS with the link to the letter.

Please do ensure that we have your latest, correct mobile number! This is necessary, not only for communications, but also for emergency use.


REMINDERS
Please note the following reminders to keep our studio a happy and healthy environment for all.

1. NO PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY OF ANY CLASSES
Please respect our NO PHOTOS and NO VIDEO policy of the classes - while recording your child, you are also inadvertently recording other children in the class. This is mainly to protect the privacy of our many young students. By respecting this policy, you are allowing all our students to enjoy their classes without fear that their images might appear (unintentionally or otherwise) on FaceBook, YouTube or other public media.

2. NO FOOD WITHIN THE PREMISES, NO WATER OR DRINKS IN THE STUDIO
Please do not consume any food within the studio premises. The smell of food lingers and becomes extremely unpleasant for other users as the day progresses.  There is ample space to eat in the food court just outside. Also, please do not bring ANY liquids / drinks into the dance studios. Spilt drinks damage the floor and equipment.

3. PUNCTUALITY
Parents, please assist by sending your kids to the studio early or at the least on time for class. Apart from it being a basic courtesy to the teacher and fellow students, being on time means the class can start and end on time.  The warm up at the beginning of a dance class is also essential to prevent injuries.

Dance classes are an opportunity to teach more than just dance to the children. Like any subject taught to children, dance helps them to learn who they are, how they interact with others in the world, and how they fit into history. Our programme aims to instill character traits of teamwork, discipline and self-control. Please do help us by getting your kids to class on time!

4. BATHROOM BREAKS
We recommend that you bring your child to the bathroom 5 to 10 minutes before class (another reason to arrive early for class), so that he / she can stay focused and uninterrupted in class. We may not always have staff available to take kids to the bathroom, so please stay around the studio to help your child to the bathroom if necessary. If your child is 10 years or older, we will let them go to the bathroom themselves. Whatever the age of your child, please brief your child periodically about basic personal safety in public places.

5. STREET SHOES TO THE BATHROOM, ONLY DANCE SHOES IN THE STUDIO
Please remind your child to change into street shoes when going to the bathroom and to only wear their dance shoes in the dance studios - your kids sit on the dance floor to stretch and do floor exercises. Please assist us in ensuring a clean dance environment for your kids.

6. KEEP NOISE LEVELS DOWN
lease assist in keeping the noise level down within the studio premises, by reminding your child to not play loudly or run along the corridors - the kids taking class get distracted and class is disrupted when the instructor has to step out to deal with the noise.

Thank you!


CLASS ATTIRE
Good grooming is part of the etiquette of a dance class and is essential for discipline in dance. Please ensure that your child is in the appropriate uniform and shoes.

All girls in the Ballet, Jazz and Tap programme are required to have their hair in a bun for class. Boys and girls with short hair are required to have their hair neat and tidy. Please be advised that teachers may refuse entry to students who are inappropriately groomed for dance class. For help on how to tie a neat and tidy hair bun, see our simple tutorial: A Swingapore Tutorial - How to tie a neat & secure hair bun [Video]

To help the kids who are doing multiple genres to get to their next class quickly, the teachers have agreed as follows:

  • Ballet class -> Jazz or Tap class
    If your child’s first class is a Ballet class, please have your child dressed in the Ballet attire. When going into Jazz or Tap class, please have your child take off the Ballet shoes, and put on the black capri and appropriate shoes.
  • Jazz or Tap class -> Ballet class
    If your child’s first class is a Jazz / Tap class, please have your child wear the Ballet tights under the Jazz / Tap leotard and the black capri with the appropriate shoes. When going into Ballet class, please remove the black capri and put on Ballet shoes.
  • This arrangement is only applicable to kids with back-to-back classes in Ballet, Jazz and Tap.
  • All other kids are expected to be in the appropriate uniforms and shoes for their classes.

 


 

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