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CHOOKAS to all those involved in Suessical over the next few days.
Also head down to the Maritime Museum and watch Miss Holly Fennell in Shipwrecked.
We also had another great workshop with Dorothy and then a meet and greet with The Lion and Scarecrow from Wizard.
TIDC Students have also just finished performing in Madagascar and Hairspray, but it’s not too late to catch Sideshow.

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TIDC Students and Teachers always shine

TIDC students and teachers shining everywhere in these ‘holidays’ of the Term 1 2018.
Australian Ballet School, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Madagascar, Suessical, Sideshow, Legally Blonde, Shopping Centre performances. Hard to keep up with all this talent 😀

Just a few sneak pics with more to come.

admin April 18, 2018
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Happy Easter Holidays from TIDC Crew

Hope everyone in our wonderful TIDC family has had a wonderful Easter. Here is just a little Easter cheer from two gorgeous bunnies 😀

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Holly Abbott from TIDC – Best Youth Female Performer

CONGRATULATIONS to Holly Abbott for winning Best Youth Female Performer at the TASA Awards tonight for her role as Annie in NLTC.
Holly is the third TIDC Youth Performer to win theatre awards over the last few years.
Proud teachers at TIDC.


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Newsletter February 2017


Welcome to our studio for 2017. We welcome back existing students and extend a warm welcome to all our new students and their families. We are looking forward to another exciting year ahead.

NEWSLETTERS will be regularly distributed via email. General newsletters will be distributed once or twice a term, with age groups done as necessary.

ENROLMENT/MEDICAL FORMS must be filled out by all students both old and new. It is very important that all details are kept up to date, especially in the case of an emergency. Please see your receptionist if you have not done this yet. This can also be done online.

SMOKERS: I respect your decision to smoke, but I do ask that all butts be put into the bins or cans provided. Please do not smoke near the door ways or entrances, as it goes straight back into the studio and is not fair to others.

NOISE LEVELS: Please respect

all other students and teachers by keeping your noise level down in waiting areas, office and even outside as noise travels

and can be extremely distracting to all.

ELIZABETH UPDATE: A big thank you to all those who have assisted in tidying up the studio ready for the year ahead.

GOLDEN GROVE UPDATE: Classes will continue in both the golden grove high school and recreation centre.

WEST CROYDON UPDATE: Thank you to those parents who have assisted over the last few months with our new Port Road studio .It is starting to take shape with still a lot of work to do. We are in need of assistance with painting air conditioning, rubbish removal, mirrors and more so if you can give us a hand just let me know. The RSL is still in use but in need of DESPERATE TLC and I would love to arrange a working bee tohelp tidy this area up and have a good clean out. Thank you to those parents who have already helped there also.

NEW CLASSES: There are many new classes to try this year, especially for the little ones. Hip hop classes, acrobatics, cheer and tumbling. Spread the word! Don’t forget discount is given if you encourage a friend to enroll in any classes.

SOLO LESSONS are highly encouraged for developing confidence and

strengthening technique, please let me know if interested – these can be commenced from as young as 4 years old. Just a note in regards to solo lessons at Golden Grove—due to the high cost of renting the facility we are encouraging students not to have their solo time at that venue but come to Elizabeth for their solo—if however that is not suitable then unfortunately the costs will be a lot higher.

ALL solo lessons must be booked in through myself – please email me requests and NOT directly with the teacher. 


Welcome back to all our TIDC teachers and a big welcome to our many new teachers for 2017:

KERREANE SARTI – Principal/Artistic director and studio owner. Fully qualified in all areas of jazz, modern, tap and classical dance under the CSTD and ATOD syllabus. Award winning choreographer with musical theatre. Member of Ausdance Safe Schools. Co-Director of the highly successful Adelaide Youth Theatre and Agency.

KERRY HAUBER – Fully qualified and experienced teacher of jazz, classical and tap styles, training CSTD examiner, CSTD DIPLOMA. Winner of SA Top Choreography. Sought after adjudicator australia-wide.

JAN CERLIENCO – We are lucky enough to once again have the talents of Miss Jan, who actually lives in Renmark—quite a trek—such dedication. Miss Jan is a fully qualified teacher in RAD, ISTD and AICD.

KYLIE PEDLER – CSTD Theatrical, Jazz, Tap and Classical Teacher, with a Drama and teaching degree also. Award winner in Musical Theatre choreography. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

PETA NIEVELSTEIN – CSTD Tap and Theatrical Teacher and Jazz Teacher. Also a junior primary school teacher. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

EMMA RIGGS – Co-Director of Adelaide Youth Theatre. Graduate of London Conservatory of Music, majoring in Voice.

SAMANTHA MARSHALL – CSTD Teachers Certificate. One of Kerreane’s original students . Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

SHENAYDE WILKINSON-SARTI – CSTD Teachers Certificate, and studied and danced with top choreographers in Melbourne, Sydney, New York and London. Choreographer of corporate and musical events. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

ALANA SHEPHERDSON – CSTD Teachers Certificate, and studied and danced with top choreographers in Melbourne, Sydney, New York and London. Graduate New York Film Academy. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

THOMAS PHILLIPS – studied and danced with top choreographers in Melbourne. Graduate Performing Arts Diploma- Patricks Studio. Dancer for Disneyland, Japan. Former TIDC student that has worked his way to teacher.

REBEKAH STONELAKE – CSTD Tap and Theatrical Certificates. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

TANIA LIBRANDI – CSTD Teachers Certificate. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

MACKENZIE PRICE – CSTD Teachers Certificate. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

LAURA BROOK- CSTD Theatrical Teachers Certificate and Diploma of Musical Theatre with Brent Street Studios Sydney. Choreographer and Singing teacher. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

BEC SCHEMBRI- CSTD teachers diploma , professional dancer , singer, choreographer .Former studio owner

JANICE JAMES –VALENTINE- Fully qualified dance teacher . A former owner of her own dance studio specialising in classical ballet and now a psychologist.

MADELINE EDWARDS -AC arts graduate. Performed and taught all around Australia with a focus on classical and contemporary.

NICOLE PEDLER- National aerobics champion and coach.

FELICITY GARNER -Performer and former gymnast and now trained coach specialising in tumbling and aerial work.

CAITLIN PALMER- CSTD Jazz tap and theatrical certificate. Former TIDC student that has worked her way to teacher.

GLORIA BATISTELLA- Fully qualified CSTD teacher and former studio owner.


Several admin staff help keep you informed and assist you by passing on messages etc they are unable to answer—a reminder that these parents are volunteers.

We welcome AMY GRAY who has now taken over from Alison Lane to our Admin Team . Amy was also a former TIDC student. Amy as well as Cathy Mazzarolo will be assisting you at Elizabeth with fees and other queries.

SHIRLEY PEDLER will continue to assist you at Golden Grove

NATALIE VAN DER VLIES with help from Carol Sedgman will also help you out at West Croydon.

But please, if you have any real concerns please do not hesitate to contact me and please do be patient and remember that these people are parents like yourselves and are only volunteers. If they cannot answer your questions immediately they will contact me.


Makings dreams a reality……

Already we have many congratulations to make, with many students and teachers busy over the holiday break and just before.

Congratulations to our students that attended the Maddie & Mackenzie workshops with THREE of our students making it to the Top 10 !

Many students and teachers are now in rehearsal for various productions so look out for Singing in the Rain, 13 The Musical, Bring it on, Peter Pan , Pyjama Game, Chicago and Aida as well as various other Fringe productions.

Congratulations to Tayla Coad for winning The Theatre Association of SA Outstanding Youth Performer award.

Congratulations to Kerry Hauber who was choreographer for the Most Outstanding Musical for TASA – Big Fish.

Congratulations to old scholar Maxwell Trengove for his role in the new musical Bodyguard and to Sophie Wilden for her Valentines season at Tokyo DisneySea.

45 TIDC performers plus teachers travelled to the United States over the holidays with many great experiences and opportunities:

National Dance Competitions in the USA

Congratulations on outstanding results! Broadway Dance Centre

Disneyland Performances


Macy’s Day Parade

What an opportunity !

Rockettes in the making

New York New York!

Many past students are also busy at their Fulltime Courses both locally and interstate and we wish them all the best and are so proud that they are working towards their dream – so excited to hear about their continued success.


Props are an important part of dance Please ask your class organizer what you can do to help for your age group. Watch this space for our next props working bee


Full details can be found in the

TIDC 2017 Handbook on this website.

School outfits must be worn at all school functions. This includes competitions. Let’s look like a team and work together.

A reminder also to have correct uniform for all classes, including musical theatre and hip hop. At this stage everyone should have FULL CORRECT UNIFORM.

There are also shorts, t-shirts, hats, dance-bags, onesies, hoodies, headbands etc. Available at good prices at Discount Dancewear Elizabeth & Jazzy’s Dance Boutique West Croydon.

A supply is also held in the Golden Grove Studio offices.

Grooming is an important part of our school image. Please help and encourage your children in this manner to show a pride in themselves and their dance studio.

DISCOUNT DANCEWEAR, 183 Philip Hwy, Elizabeth 8252 2192

JAZZY’S DANCE BOUTIQUE, 593 Port Road, West Croydon


TERM 1 FEES ARE DUE BY March 4, 2017

Please contact your studio office manager if you have not received an invoice for Term 1, 2017

A late payment fee will apply to all outstanding fees. If you have difficulties at any time please feel free to approach me.

Students will be refused tuition if fees are not paid up or arrangements made. There will be NO SOLO LESSONS for those with outstanding fees unless arrangements are made.

Only term fees are accepted but these can be paid in instalments if you are having difficulty.

Remember that fees can also be paid by BPAY or Bank transfer over the internet:

BSB: 105-183

ACCOUNT: 596504040

IMPORTANT: You must then email or take your receipt to your studio office manager to have the payment details recorded.


WEST CROYDON: Natalie Van de Vlies

GOLDEN GROVE: Shirley Pedler



2016 End of year concert DVD’s still available

Please see your studio office manager.




Wednesday March 29 @ 7pm

Venue to be advised.

Come along to find out more

and how you could be involved.

New Members are very welcome.

THE “FRIENDS OF TIDC FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE” work hard to raise funds to support our dance school

The committee has been established so that social functions, fundraising and get together’s can be organised for your children and families, a great way to build a bonded and enthusiastic group.


Very informative -especially for new students





Introducing Jazz, Tap & Classical for Under 5 year olds


Hip hop classes for

3-6yr olds



See your studio office manager for more information and spread the word!

Don’t forget discount is given if you encourage a friend to come along and enrol.




Tuesday February 21, 2017

Under 6 @ 4.15pm

Under 8 @ 5.45pm

Under 12 @ 6.15pm

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Under 10 @ 4.15pm

Under 15 @ 5.15pm

Thursday February 23, 2017

Under 17 @ 5.30pm

Seniors @ 6.15pm


Saturday Feb 25, 2017

Under 6 @ 9.15am

Under 8 @ 10.15am

Seniors @ 1.15pm

Under 15 @ 2.15pm

Under 10 @ 3.00pm

Under 12 @ 4.00pm


Monday Feb 27, 2017

Under 6 @ 4.15pm

Under 8 @ 5.15pm

Under 10 @ 6.15pm

Under 12/15 @ 7.15pm

Saturday March 4

Under 6 @ 9.15am

Under 8 @ 10.15am

Under10/12 @ 11.15am




ATOD Scholarships will be held for those participating in ATOD exams and having achieved Highly Commended and above. These will be held in South Australia and then those successful have the opportunity to attend the National Championships – students can either do their exam dances or a small section of their solos.





Non-Competition classes and first time soloists. ALL studios


Dates to be advised

There will be various competitions held through the year with details given at your class meetings, these may include interstate for those interested as well as Get the Beat in May, Candance in July, KAR in October etc. We will be entering in the July school holidays, and selected troupes also participating in National competitions – details of what is involved will be given in your age group newsletter. A newsletter will be distributed to competition classes with all details so please keep your eye out and ask if you do not have all the info.

SOLOS/DUOS: There are many competitions now held in South Australia and although we are happy to support entries, these must first be CHECKED with the teachers and APPROVED – remember it is their work on display and they may not consider it is up to standard. You must also NOT MISS ANY CLASSES – this includes, troupe and all technique. Missing these lessons affects your whole troupe and is is vital that you understand the importance of working as a team and striving to do the best by that team. So you can enter but if they CLASH WITH CLASSES THEN WILL NEED TO WITHDRAW. Please also note that you have been given a time for solos and these must be paid for if you do not attend, teachers have given this time to you and still have budgets to cover. You are welcome however to find a replacement or sway with someone else so the teacher is not left waiting around and wasting their time. Costumes also need to be checkedchecked and approved – it is now difficult with so many sites but you really don’t want the same costume as someone else in your own section. Please contact me if you have any queries re solos.


June 9-12, 2017

Dance Camp will be held over the June long weekend for competition troupes @ Woodhouse Activity Centre.

More details and exact times required to follow.


EXAMINATIONS may be held in August/September for those ready, in age groups from Under 6 to Seniors. Those not quite ready can sit their exam in November/December. A stricter standard will be expected before allowing students to sit for their exams as for the next few years we are to be assessed by student’s progress in regards to examining. Full details of those involved will be given closer to the date. An examination guideline is also available from the front desk.


Monday 20th November-Friday 24th November inclusive


Sunday June 4, 2017


Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th , 2017


DECEMBER 3 – 9 2017

Details to be advised 2017 TROPHY PRESENTATION & PICNIC

Sunday December 10, 2017

Further information available soon


TIDC performing arts studio

FACEBOOK is a great means of communication to keep up to date with studio happenings. Please join up to both our open page and private page where updates will be posted regularly. TIDC performing arts studio – you may need to friend Kerreane Sarti to gain access to the private page.

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TIDC WEBSITE: don’t forget to also check out our website. The TIDC handbook is especially handy for new students.

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GIRLS -School leotard – in good condition

pink ballet stockings

pink ballet shoes – no ribbons

tan tap shoes

tan slip on jazz shoes

BOYS – dance pants and TIDC or plain top


GIRLS Hired leotard/skirt ($10)

pink stockings

pink ballet shoes with ribbons

BOYS – black tights white fitted top


GIRLS -School leotard

tan stockings

tan jazz shoes

TIDC Shorts

BOYS – dance pants and TIDC or plain top


GIRLS -Hired leotard

tan stockings

tan tap shoes

BOYS – dress pants and shirt, black taps

ALL Hair slicked back all in same style as partner

All students are automatically re-enrolled for Term 2 unless we are informed otherwise – this is especially important in the large classes.

Please remember to join up to facebook and the website. I look forward to another exciting and successful year with you at TIDC performing arts studio.

Happy dancing,

Miss Kerreane

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