Friday, March 25, 2016


Wow here we are already at the end of Term 1! We thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.  Stepping Out has certainly enjoyed a fabulous start to the year and we look forward to what the rest of the year delivers.  Classes will conclude for Term 1 on Saturday, April 9th and resume on Tuesday, 26th April. 

Payments  We kindly ask that all Term 1 payments are promptly paid.  Late fees have been added to accounts overdue.  Please ensure that payments are finalized before the end of term. We have waiting lists in places for most classes and will be offering those to new families if we have not received fees or indication of return before the end of term.  Enrolments and payments for Term 2 are also now open.  To ensure that your child is enrolled in the correct classes for Term 2 please email Gail at if you wish to make any amendments.  Office hours are 3.30 – 6.00pm Monday and Tuesday and Saturday 9.30am- 12noon.  As our classes are priced at packages per term rather than weeks, your fees will be charged the same for Term 2.  Other payment options are direct deposit Macquarie Credit Union, BSB 802 126 A/C 102490.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT SPECIAL OFFER! As a very special thank you to our existing families, we are offering a 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for Term Two fees paid during Week 11 (commencing 4th April- 9th April.) This will only be eligible for payments paid in person during this week. 
              Reminder of Important Dates
·      Gulgong Eisteddfod, Sunday 1st May- GROUPS
·      Performance students please keep Monday April, 25th free for rehearsals and Friday, 29th April free for stage/ dress rehearsal
·      Week 10, Term 3, Concert Measurement Days
·      Sunday, 13th November Stage Rehearsals DRTCC ( all students)
·      Thursday, 1st & 2nd Dec Dress/ Tech  rehearsals DRTCC
·      Saturday, 3rd & Sunday, 4th DEC CONCERT ( exact times and organisation will be supplied closer to events.
UNIFORM Though we don’t have strict uniform policies we do ask that our students take pride in their appearance and come dressed looking and feeling like a dancer.  Our website has a comprehensive uniform guide and Gail in the office is able to help you with any orders you may need for shoes or attire.  We have been absolutely delighted at how our gorgeous students have presented for class and we ask that you keep up the good work.  Please ensure hair is tied back from face.  We would like everyone to have correct shoes by start of term as it is essential to the development of correct technique and adherence to safe dance practices.  We would also ask that all students bring a water bottle to class to stay hydrated. 
NEWS & EVENTS Please stay in touch with us via our Facebook page.  We update it regularly with pictures and news about our students and classes.  We also post to our website under Dubbo News so you can always look back through the archives to check on notes or information you may have missed.

On behalf of all at Stepping Out Dance Factory we send our very best wishes for a safe and restful holiday period for our students and their families.  The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, Love and Joyful Living.  May you have all in abundance.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS Stepping Out Dance Factory congratulates students Chelsea May and Madeline Gibson for their inclusion in the Australian Ballet School Interstate Program.  This is a highly prestigious program that auditions nationally and internationally to select students who the school feels have the aptitude for a career in Classical Ballet.  Stepping Out is so delighted as a regional school to be so well represented at our nation’s top training facility and wish both girls all the best in their year of study with the ABS.  Miss Rikki and Miss Emma travelled to Sydney in March to observe the Sydney Masterclasses.  Maddie will travel to Melbourne next week to undertake an intensive week of study with the Australian Ballet School.  We are also incredibly thrilled to announce that Madeline Gibson was recently announced as a Finalist in the Isobel Anderson Awards.  Stepping Out Dance Factory belongs to the Royal Academy of Dance (a worldwide recognized and highly reputable teaching body.)  They recently held their Awards in Sydney over a series of preliminary heats, semi finals and then the Final on March, 20th in Sydney.  Over 400 students were involved in this competition and Maddie was very excited to be one of seven finalists.  Again, it was wonderful to see country students achieving excellence in this field.  Stepping Out is incredibly proud of all their students and delights in the merit awards, weekly accomplishments, student successes and quests for personal excellence that fill our newsfeed each week.  Keep up the amazing work.

STARS OF DUBBO- DANCE FOR CANCER Stepping Out is honoured to once again be involved in this commendable charity effort.  Last year, this event raised over $50, 000 dollars for Cancer Research.  Stepping Out trained celebrities won all three categories with Judges Choice, People’s Choice and Highest Fundraiser.  We are very excited to be embarking upon this journey with five contestants, some of which are parents within our Stepping Out community and ask that you all kindly support their efforts and help us cheer them on.  The gala night will be held on Friday, July 1st and tickets will go on sale soon.  Stepping Out will be organizing tables within the next week so please email if you would like more information.  Once again, our stars and routines are not going to disappoint.

GOOD LUCK to those students travelling to Parkes for the RAD Ballet workshops on April 9th/ 10th.  An absolutely wonderful opportunity for those students interested in doing their ballet exams this year to work with an RAD examiner.  Limited spots still available.  Miss Rikki will be in attendance for both days.

There will be PRIVATE LESSONS available in the holidays and rehearsals for our Performance troupes in the first week of holidays.  Please contact the faculty.  Please let Rikki know if you would like more information.

Happy Holidays.  Thank you for dancing with us in 2016!