Frequently asked questions

Do I need to book ahead?

In most cases you don't need to book ahead to attend a class.
Some of our more popular classes do tend to fill up very quickly, so to ensure you don't miss out we recommend you book online to secure your spot
 

Can I use the studios to come in and practice?
Every Monday to Thursday from 4pm - 4:30pm we open our studios for students to practice, try out new choreography, or even just stretch. Open Jam costs $4.
Please check the online timetable to confirm availability.
 

Are private lessons available?
If you want to improve your technique quickly, private lessons are a fantastic option. We offer both private one on one lessons and private group lessons (with up to 4 students) with our teachers.
For pricing and availability, please speak to our reception team.
 

I've never danced before - Am I welcome at Mad Dance House?

Yes- All you need is a desire to learn and you are 50% of the way there, in our opinion! If you have never danced before and you really want to learn to dance, commiting to regualr class/es a week  and consistently (week in, week out) will pay off. Should you just want to learn for fun - this is cool too- our advice is just HAVE FUN and only do our level zero or level 1 classes.
TIP: It is always good to remember that we have a stack of dancers that have been coming for some time so even in our level 1 classes you will see beginners that have almost mastered this level and ready to move up. 


When should I start?

Any time is a great time to start at MDH. 

In most classes, the choreography changes weekly so you will learn the choreography as the class progresses.


What should I wear?

We encourage you to wear clothing that you're comfortable in and allows you to move! For Ballet, Contemporary and technique classes, tighter fitting clothes are recommended to get the most out of your class.


Do I need special shoes?

Yes. We allow you to do 2 weeks in 'makeshift' footwear (such as socks for Ballet and trainers for Jazz) but after this we prefer and think it better for you to dance in correct footwear. 
Ballet shoes for Ballet classes. 
Bare feet /socks for contemporary. 
Proper Jazz Shoes for Jazz.
Trainers for Hip Hop styles. 
Tap- Tap Shoes (we have free tap shoes hire at front desk)

DISCOUNTS Grab a BLOCH 5% discount card from front desk. They sell dance wear and dance shoes. 

Do I need to bring anything?
We recommend you bring some water to class (we sell water at reception) and you may even like to bring a hand towel as you're likely to work up a sweat!

Is there anything I should do before I come in for my first class?

Before you come in for your class, we ask that you set up a profile on our website. Once set up, this will allow you to view our timetable, book into classes, pay for classes and view your schedule. To get started, click on the white arrow that says "Sign up" on the top right of the screen and follow the prompts!

Which class should I do?
For our new starters, we always recommend that you begin with either a Level 0, 1 or an Open class. As you become more confident, you may like to try a level 2 class. Because we are an adult school, you dance at your own discretion. When you feel ready to try a harder level- go for it. 
 

What facilities are avaiable at the studio?

- Bathrooms/changerooms are available both on level 1 (behind reception) and on level 2 (between studio 2 and 3).
- A small selection of water, juices, iced teas, sports drinks and protein bars are available at reception.
- Mad Dance House merchandise store including hoodies, t-shirts, singlets, trackpants and tights.
- Free Tap shoe hire.
- EFTPOS available.

 

Where can I park?

Conveniently located in the CBD, we have a number of parking options close to the studio.

 

Myer Centre (entry on Elizabeth St)

            - $8 after 1:30pm
            - Validate ticket at MDH Reception

King George Square (entry via Adelaide st or Roma St)

            - $5 after 4:30pm

            - No validation required

What is the best way to keep up with what's going on at Mad Dance House?
Mad Dance House is a hive of activity! To be the first to know about new classes, upcoming workshops, guest teachers, performances and more, "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @maddancehouse and of course always check the online table on our website for the most up to date information!