At A Star Dance & Performing Arts we believe that everyone can be a star.
We offer classes for all children (from 18 months old) all the way up to adults. We understand that starting up classes (or perhaps moving to a new studio) can be overwhelming. Just take a deep breath and know that we are here to help you every step of the way.
The first step to take is to find out about the classes we offer. We've divided these into age groups. Our online system calls the age groups "Standards".
Preschool Standard: 18 months - 5 years old
School Age Standard: 5 - 8 years old
A Star Standard: 7 - 18 years old
Adult Standard: over 18s
Scroll down to the picture below and click on the age group (standard) that best suits.
The next step is find out where we are located. We run classes at multiple locations around Adelaide. Our main locations are "A Star Dance" at Glandore and "Betty Ballerina" at Flinders Park.
Scroll down to the next picture and click on the locations that are most convenient to you. This will take you to the classes we run at each of the locations.
For the first class we recommend wearing whatever you have at home that you can move in. Most children start by wearing a tshirt, leggings/shorts and no shoes.
Our female uniform range has different styles in the same colour.
Preschool and School Age girls wear the colour "Betty Pink"
Junior A Star girls wear "Dusty Rose".
Intermediate A Star girls wear "Mulberry"
Click on the whispering ballerinas to find out more information about our uniform.
We offer trial classes during the term at $20. We also offer come & try classes during Summer, Autumn & Winter break. Term fees are $135 for 40/45 minute lessons and $170 for 60 minute lessons.
Click the picture of our tap exam girls for more information about how much classes cost.
We offer trial classes during the term at $20. We also offer come & try classes during Summer, Autumn & Winter break. Please note that we only offer trial classes in classes with availability.
Scroll down below for further information about our holiday classes.
Click the picture of our jazz exam girls to book into a trial class during term time. Please note that we will book your child into the entire term to secure their spot in class. After the trial class you can confirm or cancel the remainder of the term.
For the first class just wear something you already have at home. Make sure it's comfortable and you can move in it. Most children wear leggings/shorts, Tshirt and bare feet for the first class. Hair is to be neat and off the face. Please bring a water bottle too.
If all goes well you can look at purchasing the uniform after class. Most of our venues will have dancewear for sale. Alternatively you can go to Betty Ballerina to purchase the uniform.
Click on the ballerinas holding hands in a line to find out about our uniform.
Try not to be too nervous. We know that the first time you attend somewhere new can be exciting and overwhelming. How long will it take to get there? What's the public transport like? Where will I park?
To ensure that you and your dancer have the best start possible, try to get to dance about 5-10 minutes prior to class starting. Getting there too early (especially with younger dancers) or getting there after class starts can be stressful for your dancer.
Did you dancer enjoy themselves? Do you think that A Star Dance is the right "fit" for your family?
It can take our little preschool dancers a few more weeks to feel comfortable in class which is why we offer 4 week trial packs of $80
After class you may either wish to cancel or continue with our classes. If you do not want to continue please just email us so that we can remove your dancer from class.
Should you wish to continue then we can arrange the uniform for you.
If you have any other questions just get in touch with us!
We would like to thank you and all your support people for such a wonderful performance on the weekend. You have worked tirelessly with such patience and nurturing attitudes to develop all of the girls you teach. I'm sure all of them love you the same way my girls do. It was a delight to see all the girls, not just mine, but I was very proud of Claire and Isabella, dance with such self-confidence and poise. We have been so lucky to find you and your ballet school, to open the door to the joy of dance to my daughters and also Bryce. I'm sure he has his love of music and dance from your 'Mum and me' classes attending in vitro and as a small baby. It has been a privilege to have you in our daughters life and given them a wonderful creative outlet to explore the performing arts. Ursula
Dear Miss. Bianca, all the beautiful Ballet Teachers Miss. Maria, Miss. Tessa, and all Staff, I do not normally feel compelled to send e-mails to people or businesses, however as a first time 'dance mum' I have been so impressed with how everything is run and organised. When I first called to enquire about classes for my daughter Grace, the lady I spoke to was helpful and sent follow up information for us to attend an introductory holiday class. At this class we were met with the most cheerful and welcoming Ballet teachers I knew immediately you would be a great fit for my daughter. When we started Grace struggled to separate from me and it was suggested we change to a class where I could be in the room for her to gain confidence. This proved to be a great move and a wonderful suggestion as she did gain confidence, she enjoyed participating in class and feels comfortable with her Ballet teacher. Grace is now at the point where she asks me not to enter the room! I would like to thank Miss. Bianca for her support in developing Graces confidence through her kind, caring and beautiful personality. I also want to thank everyone for organising the all the concerts. I could not even imagine all the hours that went into organising all the costumes, timetables, staffing, venue hire, accessories, theatre stall, ticketing, online information and more, for all your students and families. As a non-tech head, I have easily downloaded and managed the team app for info and updates and been so impressed with the efficiency of relevant information via the app and e-mail. I want to thank you for having the concert accessories available to purchase at the theatre rehearsals, so convenient having everything I need right there. We greatly appreciate the incredible efforts of all involved to put on this performance for our ballerina and our family to enjoy. Grace was so excited to perform and we are so proud of her. I believe you are all offering a quality Ballet experience with a caring and nurturing approach. We will be recommending you to our friends.
I'd like to express my sincere thanks for such an amazing concert on the weekend. My daughter performed on Saturday. I must admit I was very nervous as it was her first time performing this year but she absolutely loved it. We were so proud of her. I'd like to pass on my thanks to all of the ballet teachers/staff who made it such a smooth experience for us. A huge thank you to Bianca, she did an amazing job and made my daughter feel safe and comfortable. Even when we were waiting for the concert to begin, my husband and I felt very comfortable knowing that she was backstage and in safe hands. All of the work that contributed to the concert was very well managed and it definitely showed.