Term 2 Update

Firstly, congratulations to everyone involved on a wonderful open day!
It was so great to have so many parents and friends watching all our classes in action and celebrating one year in our beautiful new space. We were so proud of our students and hope you were too!

LONG WEEKEND CLASSES 

Classes will run as usual on Saturday 8th June. There will be no classes on Monday 10th June public holiday.

PHOTOSHOOT OPPORTUNITY

Our studio photographers, Bjorn and Ulla, will be at the studio on Monday June 10th for our Dance Company photoshoot.

From 1pm they are offering a special deal for any of our JF families who would like to get some professional photos taken.

Their style is fun and non-intrusive and there can be up to 10 family members in the shoot.
They are offering 2 different packages
30min ………. $ 145
45 min………..$ 185
You will receive all photos on a USB in high res for printing and low res for sharing.
Bjorn also does printing and framing at a great price.

If any students would like some professional headshots taken, they are offering a 15 minute shoot for $75. Students will receive all photos on a USB with 2-3 select headshots edited.

To book in a time, please contact Bjorn
0419242844 or bjorn@bjorn.com.au

UNIFORM SHOP

Opening Hours – Monday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 5pm-6pm and Saturday 9am-11am

A reminder that Winter items worn in class must be JF uniform. This includes crossovers, jumpers, hoodies, leggings and trackpants.

Teachers have been instructed to ask students to remove non-uniform items, so please make sure they have a JF jumper/hoodie/crossover and leggings/trackpants to wear at the start of class if they are cold.

Alice in Wonderland Junior JR opens on June 16th!

Our theatre company have been working hard putting together our fabulous June production of Alice in Wonderland and we’d love to have all our JF family and friends there to support us.

Tickets on sale now via the link below

trybooking.com/BCTEF

Our Semester 2 production will be CINDERELLA! If you are interested in enrolling in our theatre company for Semester 2, please email admin@jazzfactory.com.au. The theatre company is open to any students aged 8+

WINTER SCHOOL
July 16th-19th
Ages 5-13

Our Winter School for 2019 will run from Tuesday July 16th-Friday July 19th. Students will spend 4 days learning all styles of dance with Miss Emily and Miss Bronte.
Students will perform everything they have learnt in a showcase on the Friday afternoon.

Enrolments are now open via our Holiday Workshops page
http://jazzfactory.com.au/workshops/

Numbers are limited to 40 students so please get in quick!

A reminder that Term 2 finishes on Saturday 29th June

Term 3 starts on Monday 22nd July

Term 3 is the start of concert choreography in all our classes. If your child would like to pick up a new class or change their schedule, please make sure you let Fiona in the office know before the start of term 3. Many of our classes are at full capacity.

All concert dates are on our website, please diarise all these dates.

Dance Company Results

Our eisteddfod season has just started with our contemporary groups and we would like to wish congratulations to all our dancers on fantastic results so far….

Natasha Nery – 2nd Place Contemporary solo – DanceLife Unite
Contemporary Troupe – 4th Place – DanceLife Unite
Contemporary Troupe – 1st Place – Contemporary Clash
Amelia Richards – 2nd place contemporary solo – Contemporary Clash
Amelia O’Neill and Alisa Leung – 1st Place Lyrical duo – Contemporary Clash
Sophie Viol and Charlotte Bunis – Highly Commended Contemporary duo – Contemporary Clash

The best of luck to our Hip Hop trios for their upcoming eisteddfods!

Follow our instagram @thejazzfactory for regular updates

 email contacts:
absent@jazzfactory.com.au
Please email the above address if you are going to miss class.

admin@jazzfactory.com.au
Please use this address to contact Fiona @ the office.

Private Lessons

With our new singing studio and extra studio space @ Gordon, we have the opportunity for all students to book private lessons in singing and dance. The link below will take you to our private lesson calendar where you can see available times and available teachers to book and pay online. Private singing lessons are the best way for students to develop their voices and private dance lessons are a great way for students to work on things in a one-on-one environment.

Please use the link below to book a private lesson

https://jazzfactory.as.me/

Term 2 Newsletter

Welcome back to Term 2!

Monday 29th April until Saturday 29th June, 2019
(no classes Monday long weekend)

We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for a new term.

Miss Kim has spent the holidays in New York City with 10 of our Senior Stream dancers, taking part in the JF NYC Dance Intensive which happens every two years. This trip, targeted towards advanced dancers in all styles of dance, sees students taking 30 dance classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, street jazz, hip hop, yoga and more at the renown Broadway Dance Centre. This year we also had the amazing opportunity to take a Fosse Masterclass with one of Fosse’s original performers as well as a class in aerial yoga! We hope you have had a chance to check out our adventures on The Jazz Factory instagram and facebook page and look forward to sharing some more stories from our trip.

TERM 2 FEES

You would have now received your Term 2 invoice which includes the first deposit towards concert costumes. The Jazz Factory orders its costumes from Weissmans in the USA, which students are able to keep after the concert. To keep costs at a minimum (and allow for over 900 costumes to be ordered), we start ordering our costumes in Term 2. If your child is not participating in our end of year concerts, please ensure you inform the office ASAP as once ordered, cost for costumes is non refundable. Students are fitted for their costumes in class and will receive them closer to our photo and concert days in November.

Please ensure you have diarised all concert dates which are also available on our website.

PRE SCHOOL CONCERT

Saturday 9th November @ 10am

This concert involves all our Pre School classes.

JUNIOR CONCERTS 

Kindergarten-Year 4, including level 4/5 Jazz, Intermediate Technique and JF Theatre Company Semester 2 Musical

Rehearsals 

Saturday 9th November, 12pm-6pm

Concerts 

Sunday 10th November @ 12pm and 4pm

SENIOR CONCERTS 

Year 5+, including JF Dance Company

Rehearsals 

Saturday 16th November, 10am-8pm

Concerts 

Sunday 17th November @11am and 4pm

 

OPEN DAY
SUNDAY MAY 26th 

You would also now have received our open day schedule for Sunday 26th May which involves ALL students at The Jazz Factory and is a chance for parents, families and friends to come and watch our classes in action. Details are also available on our website.

WINTER UNIFORM

At The Jazz Factory we believe that neatness in presentation is important for all dancers and therefore have a strict uniform policy.

Please make sure that all students have uniform items for winter which includes 3/4 leggings, long leggings for seniors, track pants, crossovers for all juniors, long sleeve T-shirts for seniors and JF jumpers and hoodies from size 4.

Please also note that leotards must be worn under all t-shirts (year 6+) except for hip hop. No t-shirts are to be worn in technique or ballet classes.

Teachers will be asking students to remove any clothing items that are not part of the uniform.

The uniform shop is open on a Monday from 4-6pm, Thursday 5-6pm and Saturday 9-11am.

We are also accumulating a large lost property collection, so please have a look through this for any items you might have misplaced.

Alice in Wonderland JR – Presented by JF Theatre Company
Our Theatre Company will present Alice in Wonderland Jr on Sunday June 16th at 12pm and 3pm at Monte Sant Angelo.

Tickets on sale soon – stay tuned!

We are very excited to announce our semester 2 production – CINDERELLA!
Students interested in being a part of Cinderella KIDS can enrol for theatre company for Term 3 and 4 via the website.

WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY DANCE CAMP

TUESDAY 16TH – FRIDAY 19TH JULY

9am-3pm

4 days of dancing fun with Miss Em and Miss Bronte!

$320 per student

ENROL NOW VIA THE LINK BELOW

http://jazzfactory.com.au/winter-school-enrolment/

Email contacts:
absent@jazzfactory.com.au
Please email the above address if you are going to miss class.

admin@jazzfactory.com.au
Please use this address to contact Fiona @ the office.

Private Lessons

Our singing studio and extra studio space @ Gordon gives us the opportunity to offer all students private lessons in singing and dance. The link below will take you to our private lesson calendar where you can see available times and available teachers to book and pay online. Private singing lessons are the best way for students to develop their voices and private dance lessons are a great way for students to work on things in a one-on-one environment.

Please use the link below to book a private lesson
https://jazzfactory.as.me/

**please note that eisteddfod solos are through our dance company by audition only

Dates for the Diary 2019

Dates for the Diary 2019

Hello everyone, we hope you are having a wonderful term of dancing! We have confirmed dates for 2019 and wanted to get these to you so you can have them in your diaries.

Sunday 26th May

The Jazz Factory Open Day
(Please note the change of date)

The Jazz Factory Open Day is a chance for all students to perform what they have been learning in class for their families and friends. As we don’t have open classes or parent watching weeks during term, this is a wonderful way to see all the great things your child has been learning. Each class will perform for 15 minutes throughout the day, as well as short performances from our Theatre Company and our Dance Company. The uniform shop will also be open on this day.
Please diarise the date and we will have a schedule out to you at the start of Term 2.

Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June

Alice in Wonderland Jr
presented by the JF Theatre Company

Rehearsals on the Saturday from 10am-5pm
Performances on the Sunday @ 12pm and 3pm

Sunday November 2nd 

Optional concert photo day

This is a chance for you child to have professional photos in their concert costume. It is optional and booking details will be available closer to the time.

Saturday 9th November

Pre School Concert @ 10am

This concert involves all our Pre School classes. There is no stage rehearsal. The concert will run for approximately 1 hour.

Saturday 9th November and Sunday 10th November

Junior Concerts 

The Junior concerts involve all students from kindergarten to year 4 (including 4/5 Jazz and Junior/Inter technique) and this year will also include our JF theatre company’s semester 2 musical production.

Rehearsals on the Saturday from 12pm-7pm
Performances on the Sunday @ 12pm and 4pm

* The theatre company will perform in both concerts. All other classes will perform in one concert.

** Level 4/5 Jazz Tuesday AND Junior/Intermediate Technique will perform in the Junior concerts.

*** Bronze Star exam students will perform in both Junior concert finales.

Saturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November

Senior Concerts

The Senior concerts involve all students from year 5 and up  and our JF Dance Company.

Rehearsals on the Saturday from 10am-8pm
Performances on the Sunday @ 11am and 4pm

*Senior 1 and 2 Jazz classes will perform in both concerts.

**Gold and Elementary Exam classes will perform in both Senior concert finales.

*** All other classes will perform in one concert.

We will have more details for you closer to the time.

All our concerts will be at Monte Sant Angelo, North Sydney.

All students will be charged $55 for a brand new costume to keep for each class. This cost will be split up into small instalments on your Term 2, 3, and 4 invoice.

A reminder that Term 1 ends on Saturday 13th April and Term 2 begins on Monday 29th April.

CONTACT INFO

If you have any queries about classes, please direct these to Fiona in the office

admin@jazzfactory.com.au

Our teachers are focused on creating wonderful classes for your children but are not in the position to answer questions during class time. Please contact the office with all enquiries and Fiona will contact the teachers as necessary.

If you need to discuss anything with Kim, the Director, please contact her via email

kim@jazzfactory.com.au

Kim loves to say hi on her days at the studio, but rarely has the time to stop for a long chat, so sending an email is much better!

absent@jazzfactory.com.au
Please email the above address if you are going to miss class.

RESPECTING OUR NEIGHBOURS

Please be mindful that we share the level 2 of Gordon Centre with a number of other businesses. Students are not permitted to congregate in the common areas of level 2. Please also keep noise levels down when outside the studios. There is plenty of waiting space within our studio complex.

UNIFORMS

A reminder that we have a compulsory uniform at The Jazz Factory and this includes Winter items. The uniform shop is open on a Monday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 5pm-6pm and Saturday 9am-11am. Please ensure that all boys and girls are in correct uniform.  Please also ensure that all hair is pulled back off the face for class.

PRIVATE LESSONS

 The link below will take you to our private lesson calendar where you can see available times and available teachers to book and pay online. Private singing lessons are the best way for students to develop their voices and private dance lessons are a great way for students to work on things in a one-on-one environment.

Please use the link below to book a private lesson
https://jazzfactory.as.me/

**please note that eisteddfod solos are through our dance company by audition only

Term 1 Newsletter

Welcome to The Jazz Factory 2019

Happy New Year and Welcome to The Jazz Factory 2019. A very special welcome to all our new parents and students!

Just a few notes for you for the start of Term, so please read everything below.

Term begins on Monday 4th February and finishes on Saturday 13th April.

Our timetable is on the website and at the studios and will indicate which studio your child/ren’s classes are held in. We have three studios at The Jazz Factory on Level 2 of the Gordon Centre – Studio 1, 2 and 3. We also have change rooms with lockers for boys and girls, toilets for boys and girls, a kitchen with a fridge, kettle and microwave, a homework area with wifi, plus our uniform shop and singing studio too!

RESPECTING OUR NEIGHBOURS

Please be mindful that we share Level 2 of Gordon Centre with a number of other businesses. Students are not permitted to congregate in the common areas of level 2. Please also keep noise levels down when outside the studios. There is plenty of waiting space within our studio complex.

UNIFORMS

We have a compulsory uniform at The Jazz Factory and expect all students in uniform by Week 2 of term.  Please ensure all hair is pulled back for class.

Our back to term uniform sale will be on February 2nd and 3rd 2019.

Saturday February 2nd

Pre School – Level 4
12pm-3pm

Sunday February 3rd

Level 5 +
12pm-3pm

**2018 concert DVDs can also be collected at this time

The uniform shop will then be open every Monday (4-6pm), Thursday (5-6pm) and Saturday (9-11am) during term time.

Girls Uniform
All girls require a JF Leotard (pink up to level 5 and black from 5+) with either JF hot shorts or JF 3/4 leggings.
Hip Hop students require the JF hip hop mesh tank top and JF basketball shorts or JF trackpants. The JF t-shirt and JF harem pants can be worn in Pre Senior/Senior Hip Hop class (adult sizes only).
JF T-shirts are available in size 14 kids to adults size and can be worn over a leotard for all other classes.
Technique, Ballet and invite only Jazz classes will require students to be in a leotard.
Skirts for Ready Set Dance and Junior Jazz, ballet skirts for ballet, crop tops, long sleeve t-shirts and jumpers are also available.

**Students who are moving up from Level 4 who currently have a pink leotard can continue to wear this for Level 5. If a new leotard is needed, they can purchase a black leotard.

Boys Uniform
All boys wear the boys JF mesh tank top with JF basketball shorts. Senior boys can wear a JF t-shirt. Ready Set Dance boys can wear a RSD t-shirt.

More details can be found on our website.
http://jazzfactory.com.au/uniforms/

We do not sell dance shoes at our uniform shop.

FEES

Most of you will have received your Term 1 invoice. We appreciate prompt payment of this please. All invoices must be paid by week 2 of Term to avoid a late fee. Any class changes/cancellations must be made before the start of Week 2 otherwise a cancellation fee will apply. All class changes must be made in writing to the office admin@jazzfactory.com.au.

Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers

The Jazz Factory accepts both the Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers. We are informed that only one of the vouchers per student per term can be used for dance classes.
Please forward a copy of your voucher to admin@jazzfactory.com.au and then pay $100 less per child off your invoice.

CONTACT INFO

If you have any queries about classes, please direct these to Fiona in the office

admin@jazzfactory.com.au

Our teachers are focused on creating wonderful classes for your children but are not in the position to answer questions during class time. Please contact the office with all enquiries and Fiona will contact the teachers as necessary.

If you need to discuss anything with Kim, the Director, please contact her via email

kim@jazzfactory.com.au

Kim loves to say hi on her days at the studio, but rarely has the time to stop for a long chat, so sending an email is much better!

absent@jazzfactory.com.au
please email the above address if you are going to miss class.

Alice in Wonderland Jr – Presented by JF Theatre Company

Our Theatre Company is especially for Kids ages 8+ and rehearses every Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm. Our first musical for 2019 is Alice in Wonderland Jr performing at the end of June. If your child is keen to be a part of this fantastic experience, please email admin@jazzfactory.com.au

DATES 2019

Please diarise SUNDAY 2nd June 2019. This will be our open day, where you have the chance to see what your child has been learning in class, as well as view some of our other styles, our theatre company and our dance company.

CONCERT DATES

We are waiting on confirmation from Monte for theatre availability 2019 and will get back to you asap when we have secured dates for 2019.

Tentative Dates for Alice in Wonderland are June 16/7, 23/24 or 29/30

Tentative Dates for End of Year Concerts are
November 1/2, 8/9, 16/17, 29/1