Admissions and fees

Admissions & enrolments for 2019

We endeavour to provide classes to all students, however due to high demand and capacity limitations, our next in-take for new students is for Semester 2, 2019 (commencing 22 July 2019).

Whilst we would like to offer new in-take for all styles in this in-take, we are limited based on demand and availability of our teachers. We encourage all future students who would like to learn with us, to apply for the 2019 in-take, using our application page found at the link below, and we will be in touch to confirm available styles and classes.

Learning and Teaching Periods - 2019

Key semester dates for 2019

  • Semester 1: 4th February 2019 - 7th July 2019 (20 classes)

  • Semester 2: 22nd July 2019 - 15th December 2019 (20 classes)

SMV’s annual student production

  • As part of the syllabus, students will have the opportunity to perform as part of SMV’s annual student production.

  • In 2019, this will occur on the 5th - 6th October

Semester breaks and holidays

  • No classes will operate during the following semester breaks:

    • APRIL 15th - APRIL 28th (Semester 1 mid-term break)

    • JULY 8th - JULY 21st (End of Semester 1 break)

    • OCTOBER 7th - OCTOBER 13th (Semester 2 mid-term break)

    • DECEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 31st (End of Semester 2 break)

  • No classes will be held on WA Public Holidays, Founder's days 7th April and 27th July, and Deepavali* (date changes annually), as per the following:

    • MARCH 4th (Labour Day)

    • APRIL 7th (SMV Founder's Day)

    • APRIL 19th (Good Friday)

    • APRIL 22nd (Easter Monday Holiday)

    • APRIL 25th (ANZAC Day)

    • JUNE 3rd (WA Day)

    • JULY 27th (Founder Mahasamadhi)

    • SEPTEMBER 30th (Queen's Birthday)

    • OCTOBER 8th (Vijaya Dasami)

    • OCTOBER 27th (Deepavali)


The following provides a breakdown of our fees, excluding GST. Note, a $30 registration fee applies to all new enrolments.


  • Bala Vihar:

    • $200/semester

  • Bharata Natyam:

    • $360/semester (group class)

    • $700/semester (one on one class)

  • Contemporary Dance:

    • $360/semester (group class)

  • Odissi:

    • $360/semester (group class)

    • $700/semester (one on one class)

  • Kathak:

    • $360/semester (group class)

    • $700/semester (one on one class)

  • Bollywood:

    • $15/class (group class)


  • Guitar:

    • $360/semester (group class)

  • Carnatic vocal:

    • $360/semester (group class)

    • $1200/semester (one on one class)

  • Tabla:

    • $500/semester

  • Piano (1/2 hour):

    • $500/semester

Linguistic Studies

  • Tamil: $300/semester (group class)


  • Visual Arts

    • $260/semester

How to pay


We will continue to accept EFPTOS and cash payments for the total invoice amount. This service will only be available for the first two weeks of the semester.

Staff will be available to accept your payment at the following times:

  • Beaufort St Studio - Cash and EFTPOS only | Saturday 9:30am – 11.30am & 1:30pm – 4pm

  • Willetton - Cash payment only* | Thursday 6 pm– 7pm

  • Kelmscott - Cash payment only* | Saturday 1 pm– 4pm

*Please note:

  • A printed or electronic copy of the invoice needs to be presented at time of payment.

  • As of February 2018, we will not be accepting electronic funds transfers (payments via Internet Banking).

ONLINE - credit card

  • Using a secure online portal, you can pay your fees in a once off payment

  • Your invoice / invoice email will include a PAY NOW* link to make the payment


  • Monthly payment* (debited on the 21st day of every month, between Feb to Jul)

  • The amount that you will pay if selecting direct debit will be determined by your invoice amount.

  • If you want to use direct debit, please complete the steps through your enrolment email or via the student login

  • *Transaction fees apply. We strongly recommend you read and consider the terms and conditions provided in the direct debit registration form.



  • Beginners / stage 1 & 2 - white top, white salwar pants

  • Stage 3 and above - dance saree


  • Dance - Beginners / Stage 1 & 2 - white top, white salwar pants

  • Dance - Stage 3 and above - white top, panchakatcham (tied)


Comfortable clothing that you can move around freely is recommended, including leggings and a t-shirt.


Music and all other students (except those enrolled in Bollywood ) need to wear white kurta top with SMV logo, if not already wearing one the above uniforms.