Leaping Lizards caters for 2 years and upwards, girls and boys.
Is previous dance experience necessary?
Only for some classes. Please contact Lorna to determine which class will suit you best. All classes are designed to be fun as well as cover fundamental dance technique. The kids find the moves get easier with practice.
How much are the classes?
The cost depends on the class duration. Please see our pricing page for details. All classes are paid in advance for the term. You will receive an invoice to pay internet banking. All prices include GST.
Are there any discounts available?
Yes. There are: Multi-class discounts Sibling discounts
Is there a uniform?
There is a uniform for each of the classes: Hip Hop - Leaping Lizards uniform T-shirt. Black leggings, trousers or shorts. Bare feet, non-marking sneakers or Jazz shoes. Contemporary, Jazz and Tap - Leaping Lizards uniform T-shirt. Black leggings for girls. Trousers or shorts for boys. Bare feet for Contemporary, Jazz shoes for Jazz classes, Tap shoes for Tap classes. Ballet - Leaping Lizards uniform Ballet dress. Ballet shoes. Ballet tights and Ballet socks are optional.
Where does my child get a Leaping Lizards T-Shirt or Ballet Dress from?
Once your child has decided they would like to join Leaping Lizards School of Dance you can order a T-shirt or Ballet Dress through Lorna. These are different colours depending on the age group e.g. the 6-7 years Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary group are red. The 11 years plus Ballet group are black. You are asked to purchase the uniform within the term your child joins the school.
Does my child need Ballet, Jazz or Tap shoes for their first class?
No. Participants are welcome to try out the classes first before investing in dance shoes. For Jazz classes, wear light sneakers or bare feet. For Tap, comfortable dress shoes with a low, wide heel are best. We understand that dance shoes can be expensive. Therefore, students may dance without Ballet, Jazz or Tap shoes for up to one term to give them time to know the class is right for them.
Where can I get Ballet, Jazz and Tap shoes?
You can order your dance shoes through Leaping Lizards for a much lower price than you will pay at a dance store. Ask Lorna for more details. We also have a Facebook resource group where you can buy and sell second hand dance items. Access to this is available to parents of enrolled Leaping Lizard students only.
How many students per class?
Class sizes generally depend on the style of dance and the age of the dancers. Our classes are typically anywhere from 8-20 students per class.
Is there an opportunity to perform?
Leaping Lizards School of Dance puts on a yearly recital. This brings all the dance classes together in a fun, energetic show. There are also 3 performance groups associated with the school who compete in competitions and entertain crowds at local events. These are:
Little Lizards Performance Group - 5-8 years
Junior Performance Group - 9-12 years
Senior Performance Group - 13 years +
Involvement in this group is by invitation only and members must also regularly attend Leaping Lizards dance classes.
Is it okay to take dance classes but not perform in the end of year show?
There is absolutely no pressure to be involved in the annual show (although it is a lot of fun!). Dancers are welcome to continue with classes throughout show term even if they do not wish to be in the show.
Can parents watch their child's class?
Parents may watch their child's first class. After that parents are asked to either drop children off or wait in the designated area. Half-way through the term and at the end of the term you will receive an invitation to a parental viewing session where you can come and watch what we have been working on. ☺