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aDvANCE Summer School

Five days of dance and musical theatre workshops with some of Australia’s best professional performers.


Is my child the right age to attend?
The Full Summer School workshops have been designed for dedicated dance students from 8 years upwards. Classes will be based on age groups (junior, intermediate and senior). The Junior Summer School Experience is for dance students aged 6 and 7 years of age.

What level of experience is required?
To gain the most from the Summer School classes, students should be currently enrolled at a dance studio where they take weekly dance classes.  

What if a dancer doesn't tap?
Given the very specific technical skills required to participate in a tap workshop of this level, only students who currently learn tap at a dance studio are able to participate in the tap classes. Students who do not study tap will be offered an alternative class in lieu. Students are able to participate in all other classes regardless of prior experience with that particular genre.

Where is the event being held?
The Summer School is being held at The Rockhampton Grammar School's professional dance studios. The fully air-conditioned studios have sprung dance floors, full-length mirrors, barres, professional sound systems and are all located in one modern building within the main campus of The Rockhampton Grammar School.

What are the start and finish times?
A detailed schedule of classes, including break times will be emailed to participants in the lead up to the Summer School.

What are the supervision arrangements?
Your child will be fully supervised during classes by the dance tutors and during breaks by staff of The Rockhampton Grammar School. Dancers are required to stay on campus at The Rockhampton Grammar School for the duration of the Summer School day and must sign in and out each day. Parents must drop off and collect the Junior Summer School Experience students each day at the respective times.

What are the food/drink arrangements?
Dancers attending the full Summer School must bring adequate food each day (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea). All dancers must bring their own named water bottle each day which can be refilled as needed on site.

What attire is acceptable?
Appropriate dance shoes must be worn for each genre. Sneakers are not appropriate for use on the professional sprung floors. Tap shoes are essential if participating in tap classes. Students are required to wear suitable dance and active wear. Crop tops should be covered with singlets or over-shirts. Hair should be off the face. 

What is the refund policy?
Deposits and course fees are non-refundable, however a refund may be offered in exceptional circumstances or on compassionate grounds. Registrations may be transferred to another dancer with approval from the RGS Dance Council. Please address requests for refunds and/or transfers in writing to the RGS Dance Council by email: dance@rgs.qld.edu.au.

Any other questions?
Please email dance@rgs.qld.edu.au