Dear LAUNCH Family,

I want to express my gratitude for your support and commitment to LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre. As we approach the remarkable milestone of completing a decade in business, I find myself truly thankful for the privilege of pursuing my passion and sharing the gift of dance with your children. The past ten years have been a journey of deep learning and growth, and my foremost objective is to persistently seek ways to enhance the quality of our services and the overall experience we provide for your children.

While we may not be flawless, I am reminded of Vince Lombardi’s wisdom:

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we strive for perfection, we will catch excellence.”

I firmly believe in embracing failure as a source of invaluable lessons and I have learned personally to embrace failure because it’s where I’ve experienced the most growth, and now I want to pass this lesson on to our students. In a world dominated by instant gratification, constant comparison, and the fear of judgement, this resilience is essential for building self esteem. I aspire to instill in our students the ability to confront failure without fear, to learn from it, and to grow stronger through the experience.

Looking ahead to 2024, our team is dedicated to fostering self-esteem and self-acceptance, recognising the unique value in each individual.

Now, I am excited to announce the upcoming re-enrolment dates for our current LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre students. Re-enrolment will commence on Monday, November 6th, at 10:00 am, and you can access the process through your customer portal. As always, our current students are our first priority and will have the chance to re-enrol prior to opening to the public.

Your input, whether positive or constructive, is of immense importance to us. We extend an open invitation to engage in dialogue, enabling us to continue our journey of Continuous Improvement.

Thank you for being an essential part of our LAUNCH family.

Michelle Hopper-Doyle

OWNER/DIRECTOR

Word of 2024:
RESILIENCE

TIPS FOR 2024 RE-ENROLMENT

IMPORTANT DATE: Mark your calendars for Monday, November 6th, at 10:00 AM when the re-enrollment portal will become available.

PLAN AHEAD: As you are aware, classes at LAUNCH are in high demand and fill up rapidly each year. To secure your spot, we recommend logging in and checking your portal access before the enrolment opens. This is especially important for those who have not used the customer portal and need to complete the setup request process. If you encounter any challenges along the way, please reach out to our friendly administration team at LAUNCH for assistance.

KNOW THE 2024 AGE GROUP DEFINITIONS:

  • PRESCHOOL LEVEL 1: 2 years old by their first dance lesson
  • PRESCHOOL LEVEL 2: 3 years and 6 months old by January 22nd, 2024
  • MINI: 5 & 6 years old by April 1st, 2024 or enrolled in prep for 2024
  • PRE-JUNIOR: 7 & 8 years old by April 1st, 2024
    Except for 8/u Performance Teams by January 1st, 2024
  • JUNIOR: 9 & 10 years old by January 1st, 2024
  • PRE-TEEN: 11 & 12 years old by January 1st, 2024
  • TEEN: 13 – 15 years old by January 1st, 2024
  • SENIOR: 16+ years old by January 1st, 2024

Programs

Here is a list of the amazing programs we have on offer:

  • READY SET DANCE  

    Multi-award-winning preschool dance classes for walking to 4 years of age. LAUNCH was named the READY SET DANCE Studio of the Year – People’s Choice in 2021.

  • RECREATIONAL PROGRAM

    This program is for students aged 5-16 yrs who do not wish to commit to eisteddfods. Performance opportunities include Mid-Year and End of Year Concert, optional end of year Christmas Events.

  • PERFORMANCE TEAM PROGRAM

    A program designed for students who wish to take their training to the next level. Performance Team involves performing in eisteddfods, LAUNCH and community events, and our Mid-Year and End Of Year Concert.

  • THE LAUNCH ACADEMY

    A full time dance program for students in Years 9-12, working in conjunction with Distance Education providers, allowing students to complete their QCE whilst training at a high level to pursue their goals in dance.

  • LAUNCH PART TIME DANCE

    Students in Year 9 – 12 can achieve their Certificate III in Dance over a two-year period. Our Part-Time course is structured with classes every Friday, running from 8am to 3pm. Additionally, students can earn 8 credit points towards their Year 12 Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Conducting this course once a week for two years enables students to maintain a strong focus on their academic studies while also enriching their weekly routine with their passion for dance.

  • LAUNCH PRE-PROFESSIONAL COURSES

    Our Full Time dance program is designed to prepare students for a successful professional career in the performing arts. Options to take on Certificate lV in Dance, Certificate lV in Musical Theatre, Certificate lV in Dance Teaching and Management as well as a Diploma in Elite Performance available upon request. All certificate courses are government accredited qualifications.

  • RAD BALLET EXAMS

    The Royal Academy of Ballet exams are designed for dedicated ballet students wishing to elevate their ballet expertise and enhance their discipline and proficiency in all areas of the performing arts.

2024 RE-ENROLMENT OFFER

To secure the 2023 class prices for Term 1 & 2, submit your enrolment requests and pay your annual registration fee of $40.00 before Friday 15th December 2023.

Registration to re-enrol for current students opens at Monday 6th November, 10:00am, 2023.

Registrations will open to the public and our waitlists at Monday 13th November, 10:00am, 2023.

How to enrol for 2024
  1. Simply login to your Customer Portal online using the link below. For the best experience and to avoid any technical issues, we suggest accessing the link through a web browser on your mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Some of our customers have encountered occasional glitches in Thinksmart’s app due to the always high number of simultaneous registrations in the past. Login to your customer portal online here
  2. Click the ‘Classes’ option from the menu and then select ‘Add Enrolments’
  3. Select the child you want to add classes for
  4. To see only the classes available to them click ‘Add Filter’ then in the ‘Standards’ sections select their age as per the cut off date and click ‘ok’
  5. Select all of your desired classes and click ‘Add to cart’.
  6. Repeat for any additional children and then go to ‘Checkout’
  7. Pay the 2024 registration fee and your enrolment request is done! You will receive an email to confirm.

We look forward to seeing you all back here next year. If you have any questions about anything in the enrollment pack, please get in contact with LAUNCH via email admin@launchpac.com, we are always happy to help.

2024 HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

PRESCHOOL / MINI - JUNIOR WORKSHOPS

Join us for three fantastic days during the summer holidays! Specifically designed for young dancers aged 2-10 and organised into three distinct age groups. Let LAUNCH make your child’s school holiday truly memorable. This is a great opportunity for your child to acquire new skills and perhaps explore new activities. Please book early to secure a spot, as class spaces are limited.

Age Groups
Preschool – 2 to 4 years
Mini-Junior (Group A) – 5 to 8 years
Mini-Junior (Group B) – 8 to 10 years

Dates
3rd, 4th and 5th January 2024
Preschool: 8.00am to 12.00pm daily
Mini – Junior: 9.00am to 3.00pm daily

More details to come…

PRE-TEEN / SENIOR INDUSTRY WORKSHOP

LAUNCH is excited to present a dedicated 2-day dance workshop tailored towards advanced students aged 9-12 and experienced pro-level dancers. Be prepared for an invigorating and inspiring experience that will challenge your skills. The workshop will cover a range of genres, including but not limited to Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, and Musical Theatre. Stay tuned for the full schedule details.

Age Group
PRE-TEEN – Intermediate/Advanced 10 to 13 years
SENIORS – Advanced/Pro 14 years+

Upcoming Workshop Dates
Easter School holidays. Dates to be advised closer to the date.

More details for come…