Newsletter Term 1 2021

Hi everyone 

Happy New Year to you all. We do hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. We are busy in planning mode again and looking forward to another year of dance.


HAVE A DANCE DAY: Saturday January 30th  at Torbay Community Hall.

After such a successful ‘Have a Dance Day’ last year we are planning another awesome day where students can come along and try a range of classes for free and get a feel for what we do. We welcome people of all ages. We are keen to encourage adults to join us and we would really love to get some boys along too. Grace and I would appreciate lots of our existing students to come along and help us by joining in with the classes. We would love a big crowd so bring your friends! No previous dance experience is needed. Just wear dance attire or clothing suitable for exercise. The schedule for the day is as follows: 

10am – 10.30am: Weenies – ages 3 – 4 years. Dance combo – Ballet and Creative Dance

10.45am – 11.30am: Younger Kids – ages 5 – 8 years: Dance combo – Ballet and Contemporary Dance

12pm – 12.45am: Older kids- ages 9 - 12 yrs: Dance combo – Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Muscle and Bone

1pm – 2pm: Teens/Adults – ages 13 yrs +: Dance combo – Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Muscle and Bone 


Term One

Term One commences on Tuesday 9th February and the 2021 timetable follows below.

If you haven't yet enrolled then please drop us an email and we will add you to the class list. 

If you wish to make any changes to your enrolment please let us know and if you are not returning and haven’t already notified us it would be really appreciated if you could drop us a line. 

We are keen to encourage as many people as possible to Join The Movement at Step Beyond Studios.

PRESCHOOL DANCE: Encourage your child to spark their creative mind, build their confidence and get dancing. Bring them along to Preschool dance at Step Beyond Studios! A fun, positive and encouraging space for boys and girls. Preschool Dance is an energetic and magical class incorporating elements of ballet, creative dance, drama, games, and performance, all to an upbeat playlist that the little ones will LOVE! With a focus on fun, our baby boppers will be developing some major dance skills without even noticing it! Classes on Saturdays 10am – 10.30am.

Notes About Some of Our  Classes/Programmes


  • From Level 6 ballet students attend 2 ballet classes per week.
  • We recommend students attend classes in both ballet and contemporary dance.
  • Muscle & Bone (M & B) is a high energy contemporary dance fitness class and is suitable for teenage and adult students who would like to develop strength, fitness and technique.
  • The Adult Ballet class on Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm is suitable for both adult beginners and adults with some previous dance experience.
  • To ensure that ballet students enrol in the correct class, after completing Level 8 the senior ballet class levels progress in the following order: Pre Elementary, Elementary, Pre Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced.
  • Our youth company One Step Beyond is a creative and challenging outlet for our most dedicated teenage students and membership is by invitation only. To be considered for One Step Beyond students must attend regular classes in contemporary dance and ballet.


2021 Enrolment Forms Required From Everyone Please

The 2021 enrolment form is attached and we require an updated enrolment form completed for each student each year so please complete and return to us. This is especially important as we need to ensure we have current emergency contact details for everyone. If you prefer you can complete the enrolment form on our website - you will find it under the Classes tab.  

Step Beyond Studios Timetable Term 1 2021 

Torbay Community hall

Torbay Senior Citizens Hall


4.15pm – 5.15pm: L6/7 Ballet Marian

5.30pm – 6.45pm: Cont 11 - 13 yrs Grace



4.30pm – 5.15pm: Cont age 5 - 7 yrs Grace

5.30pm – 7.00pm: Int/Adv Ballet Marian

7.15pm – 8.30pm: Cont Extension Teens/Adults  Grace



4.00pm – 4.45pm: L3 Ballet Grace

5.00pm – 6.15pm: L8/Pre Ele Ballet & L1 Pointe Marian

6.15pm – 7.30pm: Ele/Pre Int Ballet & L2- 3 Pointe Marian



5.00pm – 5.45pm: L4 Ballet Grace

5.45pm – 6.45pm: L5 Ballet Grace



4.00pm – 4.45pm: L1 Ballet Grace

5.00pm – 6.30pm: OSB Technique Grace

7.00pm – 8.30pm: Advanced Ballet Marian


4.15pm – 5.15pm: L6/7 Ballet Marian

5.15pm – 6.30pm: L8/Pre Ele Ballet Marian

7.00pm – 8.00pm: Adult Beginner Ballet Grace



4.15pm – 5.00pm: L2 Ballet Grace

5.15pm – 6.15pm: Cont 8 – 10 yrs Grace

6.45pm – 8.00pm: Int/Adv Ballet with L4 Pointe Marian



4.00pm – 5.00pm: Extension Ballet Marian

5.00pm– 6.15pm: Ele/Pre Int Ballet Marian



10.00am – 10.30am: Pre School Dance Grace

10.45am – 12.15pm: M & B open Grace

12.30pm – 2.30pm: OSB Company Grace



Positive Culture Policy

This year we have developed a Positive Culture Policy for the school. This policy outlines our philosophy at Step Beyond Studios and our expectations around appropriate behaviour. We require all students to be familiar with this policy and to acknowledge that they understand and agree to these policies. By enrolling in our program you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our Positive Culture Policy.


Step Beyond Studios: Positive Culture Policy 2021

Our Philosophy

At Step Beyond Studios, we believe in the power of positive dance. As an exam and competition-free community, we encourage our young people to support one another and to develop their sense of confidence, technique and creativity in a healthy environment for all. In order for our community to work together in a fun and positive environment, we expect our members to behave in a manner that supports this philosophy.

Our Expectations

1. Kindness: To interact with one another in a kind and respectful manner

2. Communication: To communicate with others using respectful language and intent in person, online, inside and outside of the session

3. Participation and Focus: To participate in the task at hand for your own development as well as to support others

4. Respect: To show respect for the instructors, other students and oneself

5. Safety: To follow studio rules regarding safety, including but not limited to: staying in the designated space, communicating with staff about bathroom breaks and staying away from the stage unless advised otherwise by staff

Disallowed Behaviours

1. Speaking in a disrespectful manner to others; including but not limited to: put downs and physical actions of disrespect - in person, online, inside and outside of the session 

2. Frequently distracting others 

3. A lack of participation 

4. Disengagement with general class rules

Course of Action

We strive to work closely with families in a communicative way to encourage students to work positively within these expectations. We do however, reserve the right to refuse a student access to classes at Step Beyond Studios if we feel they are unable to adhere to our policy.

Happy dancing everyone. We are looking forward to a great year of dance and hope you are too.

Ngā mihi


Marian and Grace

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