Goodbye 2017! Hello 2018!


We know - we can't believe it either!! 80 years of DC classes, 30 years with Miss Donna as our Principal, 9 years of Drummoyne classes, 4 years since Croydon expansion to DC Academy and 6 months on from the refurbishment of PCYC into the amazing studio DCYC Burwood is today!

We can't wait to start 2018 with our new and existing DC family members! We may be a big family, but we are a close one and we have missed you all over the Holiday Period!

Don't forget Term 1 starts as of Monday 29th January!

Flipping out about DC?

You may have seen on our instagram page (@dorothycowie) that we have a new ACRO TRAMPOLINE at Burwood. With all new Acro classes at our new DCYC Burwood studio - we know Miss Heidi and our acro students are going to produce some impressive skills this year!

If you haven't booked into your acro class for Term 1 2018 please email us as classes are very popular and almost booked out :)

Pack your bags!

DC is off in the April school holidays to Disneyland Anaheim, Hollywood and the most important part - Mexican Riviera Cruise! Hurra! Our Disney Performance team have been working hard over the past 12 months so they can wow crowds in Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood and aboard the Caribbean of the Seas Cruise Ship. Not to mention - participating in a few workshops and the highly anticipated DISNEYLAND PARADE!

A few goodbyes :(

It will be a sad day in March when DC student and much loved staff member Christian Girardi moves to Paris to begin his contract in DisneyWorld Paris as Aladdin and Tigger! We could not be more proud of the dancer and young man Christian has become and we look forward to having him back on board when his contract finishes!

We also sent a huge farewell and lots of luck to our beautiful DC Drummoyne original - Lucia Field - who moved to Melbourne in January to pursue her ballet training and the Australian Ballet School. We can't wait to visit you in July at the ATOD Australasian Competition which is hosted in Victoria this year.

DC will also miss our beautiful Miss Alana R who will be jet setting off to Universal Studios in Japan to portray the beautiful Marilyn Monroe! We are so happy you are pursuing your dreams and can't wait for you to come back and visit us!

A few welcome backs :)

Welcome back to Miss Tiarn and Miss Bek V who are returning from their contracts overseas. Miss Tiarn was in Dubai performing in the Step Up Show, Dubai Parks and Miss Bek was aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines dancing up a storm in the Mediterranean.

We are also happy to have Miss Despina back from her maternity leave and congratulate her on the birth of her beautiful baby boy Giuliano!

Miss Stephanie is back!! After almost a year of travelling and performing with The Wiggles we are happy to announce Miss Stephanie has returned home to her DC family to teach in 2018. We can't wait you have you back on board!

New to DC in 2018?

We know it is never easy starting at a new school or joining a Dance School for the first time! We would like to make your first year at DC a special one so please let us know if you have any questions or requests that can make it easier for you!

What do I wear?

No uniform is required for your trial classes. Please wear anything comfortable and easy to move in. For all our Toddler and Preschool students – no uniform is ever required. You only need the appropriate footwear AFTER trial if you are enrolling i.e. ballet shoes for ballet.

For students in Kindergarten (Test 1) and above the below uniform is required AFTER trial if you choose to enrol.

Shoes and dancewear are available from our shop at DC Academy – 4-6 The Strand Croydon.

Ballet GIRLS black leotard, black ballet skirt, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes BOYS black shorts, black fitted singlet or T-shirt, black ballet shoes

Jazz GIRLS black leotard, black shorts or leggings, dc t-shirt, tan tights, camel jazz shoes BOYS black shorts, black fitted singlet or Tshirt, black jazz shoes

Tap GIRLS black leotard, black shorts or leggings, dc t-shirt, tan tights, camel tap shoes (black tap shoes for Silver and up)

BOYS black shorts, black fitted singlet or T-shirt, black tap shoes

Song and Dance + Hip Hop - anything comfortable, preferably black i.e gym clothing with runners

Contemporary/Lyrical – fitted comfortable clothing, preferably black – students tend to be bare foot or can purchase contemporary shoes

Acrobatics - fitted comfortable clothing, preferably black – students will be bare foot

A few important messages...

Term 1 Enrolments

If you have not booked your class for Term 1 2018 - you will need to do so before turning up. All spots need to be reserved PRIOR to attending as classes fill up very quickly. Please email us to check if there are spots in your preferred class and we will respond ASAP.

When are fees due?

All Annual Payment and Term 1 fees are due by Monday 19th February - Week 4 of every term. Payments can be made in full or by instalments as long as the full fee is finalised by the above date. Late fees do apply after Monday 19th February. To discuss late payments, extensions or anything fee related please email us

Term 2 Enrolments

Enrolments are secured on a per term basis which means it is not assumed students will continue in the up coming terms. Please be aware that ALL students are required to re enrol and secure their position. Enrolments open Week 6 of each term - for Term 2 that date is Monday 5th March. Enrolments can be made by emailing through student name and confirmation of class however we will give you plenty of reminders beforehand!

DC Social Media

Our website, facebook and instagram pages are all important sources of information. We regularly update all of our social media accounts with important information for our DC family. For important DC dates you can visit

Follow us on facebook and instagram!

Throwback to 2017 Concerts

We know it is a fresh year but we can't help but congratulate and thank of our parents and students for their amazing work and dedication towards our 2017 Annual Concerts - producing 9 amazing shows could not have been possible without your patience and support!

The professional photographs taken before and during all shows are available online via

All galleries will require a PASSWORD - please email us from a registering parent/guardian email address and we would be happy to provide.

Annual Concert DVDs for YELLOW, BLUE and ORANGE are now available to pick up from all DC receptions! BLACK DVDs (20th December Show) will be available very soon!

It is recommended that all NEW and EXISTING students read and revise our Policy and Guidelines brochure available via

We are looking forward to seeing you at your trial/enrolled classes .

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at or 0438 550 856!!

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