National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS
Dancing is for everybody and we are proud to support dancers of all abilities.
Under NDIS funding disabled students have the opportunity to participate in group classes, private lessons and social events that they may otherwise find difficult to access.
We create lesson plans and classes that help disabled students work to their strengths so that they can discover the joy of dance.
We teach students dance technique to the level of their ability and beyond while encouraging them to develop the skill of movement with a partner. We also encourage carers to get involved in our lessons and classes to create a fun environment with a person that is familiar with the student.
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Our disabled students learn to the level of their ability and beyond across all ballroom and Latin styles:
- Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Vienesse Waltz)
- Latin American (Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba and Paso Doble)
- New Vogue dances (such as Merrilyn, Evening Three Step, Gipsy Tap, Tangoette, etc)
- Street Latin (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Argentine Tango)
What if I am bound by a wheelchair?
We cannot offer wheelchair dance classes currently as our premises does not yet have appropriate wheelchair access. We have, however, made an urgent request to Bendigo City Council to install a wheelchair access as soon as possible.
What if I cannot attend or don't want to join in?
We assess the mood of each student and liaise with their carer before and during every class with the understanding that some disabilities can result in the occasional bad day. We never force any student to participate, rather we find that a small amount of encouragement combined with the correct structure, discipline and fun usually has students begging to return every week. If a student really does not want to dance we waive the lesson fee.
How much does it cost?
Under the NDIS we are required to provide classes and lessons that represent value for money in that the costs of the lesson are reasonable, relative to both the benefits achieved and the cost of alternative support. We review the fees associated with each student and negotiate an appropriate rate depending on the student's preferences and needs.
How do I pay for classes and lessons?
As registered NDIS Provider we work directly within the NDIA portal to create service (lesson) bookings and payment requests on behalf of the student and in line with the NDIS service agreement and individual plans.