FAQs

We are located at Swansea and Caves Beach, New South Wales, Australia where we offer classes to all ages 18months to Adults.

We currently have two venues located in these suburbs – please head to the following for full details: Locations

We also offer our Athena Ladies program for Adults at the Venue of Charlestown, New South Wales Australia

We have classes suitable for children aged 18 months through to adults. Our preschool to senior classes are inclusive of girls and boys. We have a dedicated boys hip hop class and dedicated adult ladies classes.

Our classes are based on age groups which you can find out on: Classes.

If you require any futher information about class selection, please email Tina at [email protected]

Our acro and some senior classes are based on skill level. Our Acro teachers will hold skills assessments at the beginning and end of the year, more information will be provided about these at the time of assessment.

Please contact Tina at [email protected] to discuss class suitability

We have two dedicated classes for ladies 18 years and over. These classes provide a safe and friendly environment to express your inner dancer.

For full details on our fees, please head to our following page: Classes Fees.

Our fees are invoiced prior to the start of each term which include all Early Bird and Multiple Family/Class Discounts.

All invoices are sent out via email, please check spam/junk folders and mark our emails as “not spam”.

Our fees can be paid by three methods:

  1.  Direct payment from your bank
  2. Via PayPal through our parent portal system
  3.  Via Stripe through our parent portal system with links to automatic payments and progress payments (please contact Lynda at [email protected] to arrange automatic payment plans).

For further details please use the following link: Classes Fees.

Our registration process is via our online parent portal with instructions and links at: Enrol Today

Our registration process is comprised of two steps, the first is registering your and/or your child(rens) details, followed by class selection and payment of our annual registration fee to secure your class position, as our classes reach capacity quickly.

If you are new to our studio, for your first lesson you can wear comfortable but fitted clothing with appropriate dance footwear or bare feet. For returning students, please follow the link to our uniform page for full details on our studio uniform for each class:  Studio Uniforms

We recommend purchasing all Ballet uniforms, stockings and all footwear from a locally owned store – Danse Boutique located at 339B Main Rd, Cardiff NSW, phone:(02) 4954 0255

Studio shirts and other TMP logo apparel can be purchased through our online store, please head to the following page for more details: Studio Uniforms

We also have a second-hand private facebook group on which we encourage families to “pay it forward” with their unwanted dancewear, there is also to option to sell dancewear. Request to join this page at, search “TMP Dancewear & Costume Buy, Swap & Sell” on Facebook.

Please note, that although TMP Dance Studios have set up this page, we are in no way involved in any transactions nor are our teachers to be asked to pass on money or items.

Each term we send out a newsletter outlining all important events and information for that term and if available further information about events further into the year. Additional emails will be sent to parents for reminders detailing any important information through the term.

We also post messages in the parent portal and on our facebook page (TMP Dance Studios).

The parent portal is an all-inclusive individualise site that you can find out when your next class is on, all your invoice information, pay your fees, and be linked to various information such as class fines, videos etc. You will also need to enrol in classes each year through your parent portal.

With the exception of our Mums & Bubs classes, we do not allow anyone that is not enrolled in the class to be present in the room during class time. This ensure the safety of our other students, as well as, enabling better concentration and productiveness within the short time that we have to teach your children dance.

We do at various times allow “open classes” in which family members are invited to watch their child in their classes.

Our whole studio end of year concert is generally held in late November to early December of each year. Our concert is a fun-filled family friendly event held on one night of the year to showcase the talents and new techniques our students have developed throughout the year.

During our registration process, you have the option to select to participate in our end of year concert. These routines will be rehearsed as part of our classes throughout the year in preparation for this concert. The number of routines a child will perform in is based on the class age and class style:

Pre School Ages = 1 Routine

Jazz/funk= 2 routines per class

Contemporary   = 2 routines per class

Classical ballet 1 lesson per week =1 routine

Classical ballet 2 lessons per week = 2 routines

Street Hip Hop = 1 or 2 routines

Acro = 1 or 2 routines

Ladies Athena = 1-2 routines

All class routines are arranged and choreographed at the teacher’s discretion to suit the ages and class progress.

Throughout the year we include costume levies in invoices to cover the costs of costumes for those choosing to participate. We aim to make the levies as financially manageable for our families. The cost of costumes varies between classes and ages, depending on the number of routines your child is participating in:

Pre School Ages = 1 costume

Jazz/funk= 2 concert costumes per class

Contemporary   = 2 concert costumes per class

Classical ballet 1 lesson per week =1 concert costume

Classical ballet 2 lessons per week = 2 concert costumes

Street Hip Hop = 1 or 2 routines = 1-2 concert costumes depending on choreography

Acro = 1-2 concert costumes depending on choreography

Ladies Athena = 1-2 concert costumes depending on choreography

All class costumes are arranged at the teacher’s discretion to suit the ages and class progress

In order to participate in a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet examination each year, students are required to attend a minimum of two ballet classes per week. Exam students are also required to meet the exam requirements by the achieved standard. As we want all participation with in our studio to be confidence building for our students we will recommend if exams are suitable for each child at the time exam entries are submitted.

Exams are generally held in Newcastle in August of each year, however, they are also held in Sydney in May and October for senior levels. The time at which students partake in their exam is at the discretion of their class teachers and consultation with Tina.

There is an additional cost to participate in these exams which is set by the RAD, not TMP Dance Studios.

Students wishing to participate in eisteddfods do need to have achieved a certain level of training in the specific genre of dance that they will be competing in. We highly recommend that any student wanting to work towards competitions does attend ballet as a foundation of technical training and body awareness. Teachers will often invite students to participate in Eisteddfod training when they see that the students are displaying readiness to compete. Students who train for eisteddfods ate then required to partake in a weekly private lesson to learn and rehearse a routine/s for competitions.

Yes, we have a variety of days and times set for private lessons.

Private lessons are usually booked by students wishing to learn choreography for eisteddfod competitions or for students who would like extra one on one training to assist them with their class work. We recommend that private lessons are taken in addition to classes not as an alternative. Please contact Tina either by email [email protected] or phone 0412 982 919 to discuss these options.

We gratefully accept any time parents can volunteer to help at our end of year concert, with fundraising events, or various other performances/studio events throughout the year. Please contact Lynda at [email protected] to register your interest to volunteer. We thank you very much!

Our staff all have current first aid certificates, working with children’s checks and continue to develop their qualifications in their chosen fields of dance. All staff have recently received their Australian Government -Covid19 Infection Control Training Certificates