Welcome to Starz Dance Centre for 2020. If you are looking to start dance lessons for the first time, looking for a highly enjoyable hobby or are hoping to pursue a career in dance, we certainly have it all under the one roof.
Starz first opened its doors in 2005 and has been sharing a love and passion for dance with families in the Macedon Ranges community for the last 16 years. At Starz, we are committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to develop a love and passion of the performing arts, reach their full potential and receive consistent dance training of the highest possible standard, all in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. At Starz, we cater for both serious and recreational dancers. We know that most students will not choose dance as a career, it is still essential that correct training is provided right from the beginning, so that the doors of opportunity are wide open.
We committed to providing a nurturing, engaging and inspiring studio were all performers no matter their age or ability are made to feel welcome, valued and a part of our dance community. We believe that performing arts training helps to develop essential life skills that every student will take with them into their schooling and into their adult lives, such as dedication, strong work ethic, resilience, mental focus, physical strength, teamwork and self-confidence.
Starz is an incredible place to learn and we look forward to welcoming you to our Studio in 2020.
Amy Citroen Director and Principal
Why Choose Starz?
Great range of classes : Starz is committed to providing excellence in dance training to students of all ages and skill levels. Starz currently offers classes in classical ballet (ATOD), jazz, tap, contemporary, acrobatics and hip hop.
We have the right balance: Don’t stress about choosing a recreational, professional or competitive studio, we offer classes to suit all kinds of dancers and have just the right balance of fun and discipline. Those wishing to dance purely for recreation are welcome to attend for enjoyment and fitness, and those wishing to take their dancing further are offered extra opportunities to help them be extended.
Organised and professional : We pride ourselves on being a super organised studio, so you will always know what’s happening within the school and when, with our up-to-date and detailed information.
Professional & safe venue: Our purpose-built studios make all of our dancers feel the part!
Correct technique from the beginning : Even though our junior classes focus a lot of fun, we still ensure we teach students strong technique right from the very start. This way students can pursue dance more seriously down the track if they wish.
Our values: Starz encourages important values such as commitment, effort, respect to others, accountability, resilience and work ethic whilst also promoting an active,
creative and healthy lifestyle.
Amazing teachers: Starz teachers are extremely passionate about teaching dance. We are all excited to be able to share our love of this art with our students and feel privileged to guide your child through their individual dance journey.
Amazing opportunities on offer : Including optional exams, performances, workshops and competitions.
Be part of a community: You can socialise, have fun, and form lifelong friendships.
Our Starz faculty include highly trained, experienced and passionate dance teachers that have vast experience in teaching & performing. All staff members hold current Working With Children Checks and are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students to learn in. Please see our About us page for a list of current teaching and admin staff.
Studio Location : 44 Beauchamp Street, Kyneton
Our beautiful venue is set up solely for the purpose of dance classes and has the following features :
- Two fully-equipped dance studios
- Wall-mounted barres & mirrors in Studio 1
- Portable barres & mirrors in Studio 2
- Safe dance-engineered, fully sprung, non slip dance floors throughout
- Full length examination/performance curtains in Studio One
- Climate control – heating and air conditioning to both studios
- Modern & spacious waiting area
- Ample off-street car parking
- Toilets & Changeroom area’s
- Student notice and photo boards
- 24 hour monitored security surveillance
- In-studio television & DVD player for educational purposes
- Props and storage area
- On-site extensive wardrobe/costuming storage
Starz takes new enrolments from the beginning of the year until early to mid Term 3.
Regular attendance at classes is expected from all students and is vital in order for them to learn effectively. It is also expected that when a student enrols at the school, classes will be undertaken for the entire year. Any student that wishes to withdraw their enrolment during the year must notify the Principal in writing. It is expected that no withdrawals are made in terms 3 and 4, as this causes great disruption to groups formations and concert choreography.
Online registration must be completed prior to commencing classes.
Registration is accessed via our online parent portal click here
Starz Dance Centre has a set uniform for each class and must be adhered to. Being neat and tidy for classes is part of the discipline of dance training, so please ensure that students are groomed well for classes. See the uniform list on our website for full details of requirements – http://www.starzdance.com.au
Uniforms are available at ENERGETIKS Dance Store in Essendon, DANCE YOUR WAY in Kangaroo Flat or Mino Dance in Sunbury. Second hand uniforms may be bought and sold by parents on our schools Facebook page.