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"She has had a most positive experience and worthwhile introduction to Ballet under Miss Therese" - Daniela

"Presentation day was fantastic and professionally conducted. My child and most parents had a ball preforming and watching." - Stella

"Esme loved her teacher Miss Anna. She was great with the kids - kept them interested , engaged and under control ! ;)" - Louise

"We really enjoyed the Presentation day and how 'stress free' the whole process was." - Nicole

"I have to also say Miss Elle has been such an amazing teacher she is an asset to your company and we are really sad she is leaving but adore her and wish her the best : )" - Kate

"It has been a great joy for me to be able share with my grand daughters the experience of Kinderballet." - Jill

"Thank you for a wonderful and sweet introduction to ballet!!!" - Sarah

"We will definitely be back! Thanks for such a positive experience, Amelia and I both had a ball." - Kathryn

"As an Early Childhood Professional myself, I was very impressed with her engaging and animated manner and her use of encouragement with the girls in the class. Miss Natalie certainly does Kinderballet proud!" - Elizabeth

"Lynora absolutely loved her class today! She's really looking forward for next weeks class." - Lynda

"Thank you, and congratulations on running such a professional and lovely class. It is worth every cent!" - Rachael

"I would just like to take the opportunity to say that i was so impressed with the ballet class and teacher. I think the story approach is beautiful, engaging and inspiring. Shayla enjoys it so much that she practices what she has learnt when she gets home." - Sharyn

"I would also like to add a little note to say how thrilled I am with the program. It is very age appropriate but with true ballet steps thrown in so it isn't just free play to music!" - Sarah

"Kinderballet was such an enriching experience for my daughter. We saw benefits right away from her balance and deportment to her flexibility-it even helped her with her swimming lessons! It was also really wonderful for her to socialise outside of kindy and prep with confidence creating long term socializing abilities. " - Rebecca

"We would like to thank Kinderballet for giving Hannah her first memorable experience in ballet." - Fen

"I would also like to mention what a lovely teach Miss Kristy is. My daughter loves her and is always very excited to get to her Kinderballet lesson." - Lyndalle

"I just wanted to say that Hayley had a fantastic time on Saturday and I thought her teacher did a fabulous job. She mentioned that this was the first time teaching this class, but she had the children's attention and was wonderful to watch. My daughter loved the class and can't wait to come back." - Stacey

"It has been a lovely year with you and Ms. Therese is just an amazing teacher." - Eden

"Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful, non pretentious program for girls of this age. I think it's really fabulous that they have been free to express themselves and I know that Ella (and I) will look back on her 'kinderballet days' with much fondness." - Callie

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say how wonderful our Kinderballet teacher, Miss Anna is. My daughter has been a student of Miss Anna’s for the past 3 terms and in this time I (and Ava) have found her to be nothing short of brilliant. Everything from how attentive she is to the girls, to her manner, her warmth, her communication skills, her enthusiasm and encouragement and the way she makes everyone of her students feel very special – she really is a treasure. She must be commended for her efforts." - Kym

"Yes she had a great time. She hasn't stopped talking about it thank you, see you next week." - Chantel

"Compliments to your team on the programme, we have really enjoyed it, and Miss Joanne is a wonderful teacher – I wish I were 4 so that I could join in too." - Monique

Kinderballet™ Website Help

Looks like you're having trouble finding something, below is a list of commonly asked questions and topics that sometimes require clarification. If you cannot find the answer there, then please email us (see below) and we'll be happy to help!

Help Topics:

  • What is Kinderballet™?
    • Kinderballet™ is a series of programs developed to introduce young children to Classical Ballet (see About Us)
    • Kinderballet™ is fundamentally a learning activity and not an entertainment activity, the difference? In a learning activity (eg. swimming) your child gains something, in an entertainment activity (eg. a children's party) your child has been temporarily amused.
  • Who created Kinderballet™?
    • Kinderballet's programs were developed by Sheryn Zarins - 'Royal Academy of Dance' Ballet Teacher and Graded Examiner (see About Us)
  • Why should I bring my child to Kinderballet™?
    • To have fun!
    • Encourage creativity and imagination, make friends
    • To learn the basics of ballet, build confidence and self-esteem, to learn how to conduct oneself in a class, social skills, listening, taking instructions, co-ordination, posture...
  • What's so great about Kinderballet™?
    • Program - A real program, specifically developed for preschoolers by an expert in the field. Continuous improvement over many years with the input of many, very experienced and respected teachers. Unlike other pre-school ballet activities, our teachers do not make it up as they go along.
    • Music - Specifically developed to support our program, NOT a mish-mash of 'The Wiggles' and 'Hi-5'
    • Teachers - Real ballet teachers, who are carefully selected - trained when joining Kinderballet™ as well as at regular training sessions throughout the year.
  • How do I know my child will like the classes?
    • You don't know for sure until you do a trial (see Book a Trial)
  • Do parents watch the classes?
    • Generally no and there are very good reasons, there are also exceptions (See article)
  • How much are the classes?
    • Prices range from $15 - $18 per class (Our Fees)
  • Where (or what times) are the classes?
    • We offer classes in Victoria, Queensland and Sydney (See locations)
  • Which class is right for my child?
  • What music is used in the classes?
    • Kinderballet's music has been developed specifically for our classes, NOT a mish-mash of 'The Wiggles' and 'Hi-5' (Our Music)
  • Is there an end of year concert?
    • Our older classes (Mummy and Me, Tots, Kiddies, and Next Steps) have a low-key event known as Presentation Day. (Cherubs don't have an end of year event)
    • It's usually held in the same venue as regular classes (approximately) during regular class time.
    • In 2017 the (all-inclusive) fee for Presentation Day was $50 ($62 for Next Steps), which includes a medal and tutu. There are no ticket sales or rehersals to pay for.
  • What ages is Kinderballet™ for?
    • Kinderballet™ offers classes for children aged from 1½ to 7 (Our Programs)
  • Is Kinderballet™ for boys?
    • Our programs are not gender-specific, but many elements are aimed at girls. We do have boys in our classes, in which case the teachers are able to adapt the class to accomodate them.
  • Is Mummy and Me just for Mummy's?
    • No. It's only called "Mummy and Me".
    • Any responsible adult can accompany the child to class, we have Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Granddads, aunties, nannies, family friends...
    • Although, only ONE adult may participate per session
  • Can I bring my younger child to Mummy and Me?
    • Yes, if they are still in a pram it may work quite well, however, if they are mobile then you may have to spend much of your time persuing your little one :)
  • What if we miss a class?
    • You may book-in for a makeup class at another time and/or location
  • Where can I purchase shoes and dancewear?
  • What if my child is shy and may not participate?
    • Many children are shy and that's often the reason why parents are looking for an appropiate activity in the first place
    • From feedback, we have seen that 'Building Confidence' is the Number ONE benefit parents have seen in their children from attending Kinderballet™
    • Find out what you can do to make sure your child has the best chance from the start (Read Article)
  • What should they wear to class?
    • Girls - dancewear, or a fairy dress or favorite dress-up, as long as its comfortable to move in and doesn't matter if you get down in the floor in it
    • Boys - dancewear, or t-shirt and shorts
    • Shoes? - We recommend proper ballet shoes, but bare feet are fine to start off
    • More details on what to wear
  • Is there a registration fee?
    • No, we try and make it affordable as possible - that's also why we don't insist on special uniforms, ballet shoes... Our Fees
  • Are fees refundable?
    • Generally no, unless it's our fault a class (or classes) are cancelled or there is a serious medical reason that can be substantiated in writing
  • Are the teacher's qualified?
    • Yes, and this is really something that seperates Kinderballet™ from other 'preschool ballet' providers - we require a significant background in ballet, which is usually a combination of qualifications and experience.
  • What are the class sizes?
    • 11 in Cherubs and Mummy & Me classes and 13 for all others
  • What if a class is cancelled?
    • We will inform parents ass soon as possible, the class will either be made up for in the holidays or parents will be offered the choice of a refund or credit for the cancelled class. Sometimes parents prefer to go to another location on the day, so that they don't miss their class that day!
  • What can I do if I am dissatisfied about something?
  • Are there references to Christmas in the programs?
    • Yes, only in Term 4, and only in the 'Mummy and Me' and 'Tots' programs.

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