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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How are these classes educational?

The classes are educational and help your children’s development because; 

Music and dancing is good for children’s development:

  • Exposing children to music during early development years helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words and helps the mind and body work together.
  • Dancing to music helps children build motor skills whilst allowing them to practice self expression. Music also strengthens memory skills.
  • Incorporating music and movement in early childhood education helps young children with social interaction and language growth.

Toddlers learn from musical instruments: as it helps with their sensory development. When they are able to create and explore ideas using musical instruments, it creates more pathways in their brains. Banging a drum will help with their gross motor skills, but opening and closing fingers for a castanet helps with fine motor skills.

 Imaginative play is very so important.  The process of pretending builds skills in lots of essential developmental areas. When your child engages in pretend/dramatic play, they are actively experimenting with social and emotional roles of life. Through cooperative play, they will learn how to share responsibility, take turns and creatively problem solve.

Your child’s ability for problem solving and critical thinking evolve from imagination. Creative problem solving and critical thinking encourages your child to think outside the box and stimulates their own ability to overcome obstacles with confidence.

Creative play is instrumental to a child’s development.  Creative play is a vital part of childhood and child development.  Through imaginative and creative play children can grow emotionally, intellectually and socially. Creative experiences help a child develop these skills and enable them to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas.

 

    Can I attend a trial class?

    Every child is entitled to a free trial class before deciding if they want to sign up.

    Can parents watch classes?

    Parents actively participate during the Toddler and Parent class.  For the Preschool Drama Class, parents wait outside the classroom to encourage children to be independent and prepare them for starting school.  At the end of each term, family and friends are invited to watch the lesson and to see how your child has developed.

    What should my child wear to class?

    Children should wear their Hills Performers signature t shirt and comfortable clothing.

    Do you have Working With Children Checks?

    All employees, sub-contractors, contractors and directors will be fully trained
    and have a Working With Children Check.

    What are your prices?

    MEMBERSHIP FEE:
    Our annual membership fee is $50. Charged at the start of each calendar year, or upon initial registration if during the year. As an introduction offer, if joining in 2019, membership will be valid until the end of 2020.  Membership includes a Hills Performers signature t-shirt for your child to wear to their class. Once paid, the membership fee is non-refundable.

    TERM FEE:
    The term costs vary depending on the class which you child attends:

     Toddler and Parent – $150 per term
     Preschoolers – $200 per term

    Fees are charged prior to the commencement of each term. If joining mid-term you will be charged for the remaining weeks of the current term on the day of registration. Terms are aligned to the NSW school term dates. Once term fees are paid, refunds are not given for missed classes. If in future there are multiple classes, then catch up classes will be offered on a discretionary basis.

    What are your term dates?

    Hills Performers term is aligned with the NSW school term

    What size are the t-shirts?

    The t shirts should last your child for a whole calendar year and they tend to be on the small size, so we would advise ordering a larger size.
    Size
    Age
    2
    18-24 months
    4
    3-4 years
    6
    5-6 years

    Do you offer sibling discounts?

    Yes, we offer 20% discount for any additional siblings on term fees.  Membership fees are unchanged.

    Can I cancel at any time?

    Yes, despite memberships lasting for the calendar year, there is no obligation to sign up for each term.

    Can I get a refund?

    If your child is genuinely not happy at Hills Performers, we will refund the balance of
    your term fees if you request cancellation of enrolment within two lessons of your initial enrolment. After the second lesson, you should contact us within 3 business days to request an enrolment cancellation and refund. Cancellation requests are to be made in writing by emailing us at becky@hillsperformers.com.au.  The refund is calculated based on the number of weeks remaining in the term. Membership fee will not be refunded.

    Still have Questions?