For students turning 14 or older during the year.
An exciting program and challenging for students who are highly motivated and love performing. Students attend ONLY two days a week but cover an amazingly comprehensive Performing Arts program in those two days that includes jazz, tap, ballet, singing, drama, acrobatics and our fantastic “dance’ class which covers a different genre each week such as lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and cabaret. Students are able to perform in concerts, pantomimes, dance and drama competitions and musical theatre productions. Please note this program does not include preparation for examinations. Examination classes need to be added separately.
- The Performance Program Includes
- 5.15 pm – 6.00 pm General Drama
- 7.15 pm – 8.15 pm General Jazz (not exam work)
- 8.15 pm – 9.00 pm Tap (not exam work)
- OPEN PERFORMANCE CLASS from 6.00 pm – 7.15 pm also recommended.
- 15s PERFORMANCE CLASS from 9.00 am – 10.45 am also recommended.
- 10.45 am – 12 noon Ballet (Int and Int Found)
- 12 noon – 12.30 pm Acrobatics
- 1.15 pm – 2.45 pm Ballet (Adv Found and Adv 1)
- 2.45 pm – 3.30 pm Singing
- 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Dance
- OPEN PERFORMANCE CLASS from 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm also recommended.
- Reduced Fees for Performance Program Package – $695 (value $915) This means 90min of FREE tuition every week!
Add ON Examination Classes
We are very proud to offer advanced level examinations right to diploma level in Drama, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Tap. All these examinations give students points towards their senior certificate and some can even be used for university entry. Scroll to the bottom for more details.
Students may add on classes to be able to take part in advanced level exams. More details about why this is necessary here.
4.15 pm – 5.15 pm EXAM CLASS Int/Int Found RAD
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm EXAM CLASS Jazz 6&7 CSTD
6.15 pm – 7.15 pm EXAM CLASS Tap Snr gold/gold bar CSTD
7.15 pm – 8.15 pm EXAM CLASS Jazz 8-9 CSTD
8.15 pm – 9.15 pm EXAM CLASS Adv found & Adv 1 RAD
7.15-8.00pm EXAM CLASS – CSTD Diploma tap and jazz
4.15-5.15pm EXAM CLASS- Trinity College London Drama & Mus Theatre
Add on class prices
Tuesday Rad exam ballet $100 per term
Tuesday Cstd exam tap $100 per term
Tuesday Cstd exam jazz $100 per term
Friday Trinity exam $100 per term
Wednesday CSTD Diploma exam $200 per term
- Wear: All students wear a Kidz-N-Co Talent uniform
- Girls – Kidz-N-Co Talent black leotard, black crop top and black tights -short or long (buy all from reception) | Pink leather ballet shoes, pointe shoes, pink ballet tights, black jazz shoes, black or camel-coloured tap shoes (Buy these from any ballet shop) | Hair in a neat bun |
- Boys – Kidz-N-Co Talent black shorts and black socks and double singlet (buy from reception) | black ballet shoes, black jazz shoes and black tap shoes (Buy from any ballet shop)
- ABSOLUTELY Plain black dance wear is also acceptable for senior classes. Please NO t-shirts, loose shorts or street clothes.
- Schedule: Classes run in four terms each year that align with school terms (approx 10 weeks each)
- Contacts: Parent Portal – Calendar – Billing enquiries – General studio enquiries
- Performance: Performance students are offered many performance opportunities during the year.
- First term is focused on dance eisteddfod preparation. Students have rehearsals Friday 6.00-7.15pm and Saturdays 5-6pm. Those still in 15 and under also have Saturday 9-10.45am. Click here for more information.
- In June/July holidays we run a traditional pantomime that attracts audiences from all over Brisbane. There are 4 days of rehearsal and then 6 performances. Check the calendar for dates. Students will have the opportunity to take part as an optional extra.
- After dance eisteddfods we work on either drama plays or a musical production. In 2018 it will be a Musical Production. These will be rehearsed in performance class times on Saturdays and Fridays. Check the calendar for dates.
- All students are welcome to perform in the end of year concert. Anticipated date 9 December.
- In July students attending extra Tuesday class may sit their classical ballet examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance. There are essential extra classes in the second week of the June/July holidays. Dates to keep free are 10-13 July for classes and the first week of term three for exams.
- In October/November we offer Trinity College London examinations for those attending the Friday exam class. As compulsory preparation students perform their drama items in the Brisbane Drama eisteddfod in early August and their singing items on SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER in our festival at the studio. They also have a private lesson.
- *In September students attending the extra Tuesday exam classes are offered CSTD Jazz and Tap examinations. Exams will be requested for the last week of term three.
- Insurance: We are covered by full $20 million public liability. All our teachers have suitable qualifications and a blue card from the Commission for Children and Young People.
- Parking: Please observe our parking requirements.
Further details of senior examinations
Our high grade Trinity exams DO give the students an OP equivalency that can be used as an alternative to school OP for university entrance.
This is just as valuable as a school OP that students slog for two years to get! After all an OP is just a number that allows you to get into a certain university course. An OP will never get you a job and in fact once you have been at university for 6 months your OP becomes redundant and it is your GPA that counts.
- The Grade 8 Trinity College Exam gives students an “OP equivalency” equal to an OP9.
- The ATCL diploma gives an “OP equivalency” equal to an OP6.
What this means is that students can use this to get into university courses that they may not be able to with their school marks.
It also means they can get into great university courses without needing to get an OP – in fact – without actually finishing school (they do need Senior English but this can be completed anywhere)
A Kidz-N-Co student is in year 12 and working towards his ATCL diploma. He is not happy at school. The university course he wishes to enter requires an OP 10.
He knows he already has an OP9 equivalency from completing year 8 TCL the year before.
He decides to stop school midyear and concentrate on his diploma and working to save money for University.
He studies English at an alternative centre to complete his Senior English . He tops the state for his Trinity diploma and gets into his first choice university course.
The senior certificate is awarded at the end of year twelve to all students who have received 20 credits.
You do not actually need this for university entrance but may need it for job applications. A year 11 or 12 school subject is worth 1 credit per semester so over two years a school subject is worth 4 points. This means students need 5 school subjects – 4 semesters each to receive their senior certificate.
Many of the higher level exams we offer give the students these credit points so as long as they complete these exams during yr10, 11 or 12 they can use these instead of school subjects allowing them to limit their school subjects in year 11 & 12. Most exams give students either 1 point or 2 points.
A Kidz-N-Co student completes these exams with us during year 10,11 & 12. (Please note the following are just examples)
Gr 7 TCL – 1 point
Gr 8 TCL – 2 points
ATCL – 2points
Gold Tap – 1 point
Gold Bar Tap – 1 point
Gold Star Tap – 1 point
Jazz 6 – 1 point
Jazz 7 – 1 point
Jazz 8 – 2 points.
This student has already got 12 points towards her senior certificate (plus of course her OP equivalency from the Trinity Exam). She will only need to do two subjects at school to get her other 8 points to complete her senior certificate.
As long as one of those subjects is senior english she will be able to get into any uni course that needs an OP between 8 & 25.
If you wish to take senior exams 90% attendance at all exam classes is absolutely compulsory or exams will NOT be offered.
As these classes do give you an OP equivalency and points towards your senior certificate they MUST be treated as part of your schooling rather than as a hobby. You can miss no more than ONE class in each style per term and must be prepared to practice at home each week.
There is so much in these exams (as you would expect as they replace school subjects). We have such limited time to do exam work so we cannot keep backtracking for students who miss class.
After all a tap exam gives you a whole point. At school you would have to do a subject for a full semester to get that point – about 90 hours of contact time plus homework. We get you for 3 terms of a 45min lesson – 22 contact hours to cover the same amount of content!