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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Term dates?

2021

Term 1 – Tuesday 9th February – Saturday 17th April

Term 2 – Monday 3rd May – Saturday 10th July

Term 3 - Monday 26th July - Saturday 2nd October

Term 4 - Monday 11th October - Saturday 11th December

What if my class falls on a public holiday ?

Fees are based on an average of 8 weeks per term and are calculated over the entire year.  This takes into account statutory holidays, Exam days, production rehearsals and that some terms differ in length and are longer or shorter.

Students who start class mid-term will be invoiced pro-rata.

Lessons missed will not be deducted.

For students who leave through the term, the fees are non-refundable.

How much are classes?

View below or check our timetable

Pre- School

Baby Boppers - $70
Happy Hoppers - $70
Star Stoppers - $70

Drama/Musical Theatre/Fun Dance and Adult Classes

30 mins - $95
45 mins - $105
1 hour - $125

Hip Hop/Contemporary/Jazz/Classical Ballet

30 mins - $95
45 mins - $105
1 hour - $125

When and how do I pay?

You will receive an invoice either prior or on the day of each Term start.

Invoices must be paid within the first 2 weeks of term, unless a payment plan has been discussed with our accounts team.

Payment may be made by:

  • Our preferred method of payment is by Credit Card in the online parent portal
  • Cash (in an envelope CLEARLY MARKED  with your child’s name)
  • Cheque (payable to Dreams Academy of Performing Arts)
  • Direct Credit to Dreams Academy of Performing Arts Ltd BNZ 02-0733-0209944-000 (Please put your child’s name as the reference). – This is our preferred method

If you have an account enquiry, or wish to discuss other payment options, you can email us at accounts@dapa.nz.

I don’t know what class to enrol in?

No worries at all!

Drop us an email or give us a call and we are happy to discuss your best options.

Why do I have to wear a Uniform

We use a dance uniform for the classes listed below.  Having the same attire for all students in a class maintains equality and allows students to focus on their dancing rather than their wardrobe.  Fitted dancewear helps the teachers see the students' bodies and lines for appropriate alignment and placement.  Cleanlines of uniform in general is important for all students not only for comfort but to instill a sense of self-discipline. The dance uniform should be respected at all levels of dance, it will be STRICTLY adhered to.  Being properly dressed and groomed for class shows that you respect the art of dance and are proud to be a dancer.

What Do I Wear

Drama

Clothing - Comfortable attire that allows for plenty of movement.  DAPA merchandise is available if you choose.

Footwear – Non marking, clean.

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Musical Theatre

Clothing - Comfortable attire that allows for plenty of movement.  DAPA merchandise is available if you choose.

Footwear – Non marking, clean.

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Fun Dance

Clothing - Comfortable attire that allows for plenty of movement.  DAPA merchandise is available if you choose.

Footwear – Non marking, clean.

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Adult classes

Clothing - Comfortable attire that allows for plenty of movement.  DAPA merchandise is available if you choose.

Footwear – Non marking, clean.

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Contemporary

Clothing – DAPA Uniform - DAPA Ava Top, DAPA 3/4 leggings

Footwear – Barefeet or foot undies

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Jazz

Clothing – DAPA Uniform - DAPA Ava Top, DAPA 3/4 leggings

Footwear – Black Jazz dance shoes.  Slip on variety is preferable.

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Tap

Clothing – DAPA Uniform - DAPA Ava Top, DAPA 3/4 leggings

Footwear – Black Tap dance shoes.  

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Hip Hop

Clothing - Comfortable attire that allows for plenty of movement.  DAPA merchandise is available if you choose.

Footwear – Non marking, clean.

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Acro

Clothing - Comfortable attire that allows for plenty of movement (Activewear).  DAPA uniform or merchandise is available if you choose.

Footwear – Barefeet

Hair – Tied up neatly.  No bits hanging over eyes.

 
Ballet

Twinkle Toes - Primary

GIRLS

    • Pink leotard and skirt
    • Pink ballet socks (pink ballet tights in the winter)
    • Pink full sole ballet shoes
    • Pink cardigan or tight fitted long sleeve merino in the winter
    • Hair tied up neatly off your face

BOYS

    • White leotard and black shorts (black tights in winter)
    • White full sole ballet shoes and white sock

 

Grade 1 & 2

GIRLS

    • Black uniform leotard
    • Pink ballet socks (pink ballet tights in the winter)
    • Character shoes (Low heel) and skirt
    • Black or white tight fitted long sleeve merino in the winter
    • Hair tied up neatly off your face

BOYS

    • White leotard and black shorts (black tights in winter)
    • White Socks
    • Character Shoes

Footwear

Girls - Pink ballet shoes with elastic. Full sole is preferable up to Grade 5.

Boys - White ballet shoes with elastic.

 

Grade 3 - 5

GIRLS

    • Black uniform leotard
    • Pink ballet tights
    • Character shoes (Cuban heel) and skirt
    • Black or white tight fitted long sleeve merino in the winter
    • Hair tied up neatly off your face

BOYS

    • White leotard and black tights
    • White Socks
    • Character Shoes

Footwear

Girls - Pink ballet shoes with elastic. Full sole is preferable up to Grade 5.

Boys - White ballet shoes with elastic.

 

Vocational

GIRLS

    • Black uniform strap leotard
    • Pink ballet tights
    • Black or white tight fitted long sleeve merino in the winter
    • Hair tied up neatly off your face

BOYS

    • White leotard and black tights
    • White Socks

Footwear

Girls - Pink ballet shoes with elastic or ribbons

Boys - White ballet shoes with elastic.

Office and Studios, 302 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
Phone: 04 297 0039; Mobile: 021 050 9749; Email: info@dapa.nz

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