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What style of dance does Dance Cart teach?
Dance Cart teaches what we call FUN Dance. It is not necessarily one style but rather a cross section of styles and techniques designed to get the most out of each student group we work with.
Will the students have to dance with a partner?
Dance Cart avoids partner dancing, particularly for older year levels as we feel that removing the embarrassment that many children feel about dancing with a partner allows students to focus on the dance and maximizes enjoyment of the lessons.
Will the students be assessed according to the curriculum?
Our Performance Program is taught by teachers registered with QCT and provides a criteria sheet which is closely aligned with the Australian Curriculum for each student participating. Our other programs are based on the curriculum and provide teachers with a range of resources to assist them in making judgements about student achievement in dance.
What does the school need to provide?
Dance Cart provides all equipment necessary to run the dance program. All the school needs to provide is an area that is large enough to safely accommodate the number of participating students and of course the students themselves!
Are costumes provided for the concert?
Yes. The cost of the Performance Program includes items of costuming for each participating student. A note will be sent home during the term advising what the students can wear to go with it. This is usually as simple as a black T-shirt and black pants/shorts. Dance Cart provides the rest. Dance Cart also provides backdrops and props for the performance.
Does Dance Cart have any classes that students can attend after school?
Due to popular demand we are currently investigating the idea of after school dance classes for students who really love our program. Dance Cart HQ will feature classes and holiday programs designed for students who want all of the amazing benefits of dance without the pressure and competetive nature of dance studios.
Are there ways to recoup the cost of the Performance Program?
Yes. The final performance is often used as a fundraising event for the P&F. Tickets can be sold and many schools also have a sausage sizzle or drinks, chips etc available for sale.
Is year 6 able to book the program to learn a Graduation Dance?
Yes. Dance Cart has a program designed exactly for this. We select a song which represent their year and teach them a fantastic dance to perform at their graduation ceremony. It is a great way for them to finish their primary school years with something really memorable.
Does the program cater for children with special needs?
Absolutely. Dance Cart loves working with students with special needs and watching the enjoyment and sense of achievement that can be achieved through dance.
Dance Cart ensures that all of their programs are completely inclusive.
What do students wear to class?
Sports uniform is ideal for Dance Cart classes. If the girls wear short skirts, a pair of bike pants or shorts is a good idea for underneath the skirt. Closed in footwear such as school shoes is required at all times both in class and during concerts.
What do students need to bring to class?
Students can bring a water bottle and their hat if they are dancing somewhere outside. There is nothing else they will need to bring to class.
Do students need previous dance experience to get the most out of our classes?
No. Dance Cart is about starting students on their dance journey. Students with previous dance experience will be challenged and students with little or no dance experience will be nurtured and encouraged to explore the world of movement.
When children dance Together something amazing happens. Try one of our programs and see.