FAQ – Children’s Classes

FAQ – Children’s Classes

What age do you start from? 

We accept pupils from 18mths into our Baby Steps “Mummy and Me” class,  from 2.5yrs children can progress into our Nursery Dance classes and from the January before children start school  RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap or  ISTD Modern classes are available. Acro is also available for children over the age of 4 and for our older pupils we also offer Limbering and Pointe Work classes.

Where are you based?

We use several studios in and around Poulton – le – Fylde. All have good car parking availability, the venue list and full addresses are here.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes please. Please send an email (info@jcdance.co.uk) so that we can make sure your child is booked in for the correct class and so that our teacher knows to expect you. Some classes may not have availability and we don’t enrol for all classes at all times of the year (for example, in the lead up to our show or exams) so it’s good to communicate beforehand so there is no disappointment. You will be emailed a registration form and other information about our school prior to your first lesson.

What should my child wear?

Whilst settling in, something comfy that is easy to move in such as leggings or joggers with t shirts / vests is great. For tap, outdoor shoes (eg school shoes) are fine to start with and bare feet are fine for everything else. Once you are happy your child is settled in their class and wish to continue they will require the correct uniform for the class (See here for details), and uniform can be ordered via our Uniform Order Form.

How do I pay?

30 minute lessons are £4.50, 45 minute lessons are £5.50, 60 minute lessons are £6.50 and Baby Steps classes are £5.  You can pay weekly during your first half term (please bring correct change) and from the start of the next half term you will be invoiced via email in half term blocks which is payable via bank transfer or cash. We operate a Loyalty Card scheme and as soon as you start paying half termly blocks you will start collecting stamps.

Can parents watch?

Children younger than 4 attending our “Nursery Dance” classes may need Mummy or Daddy to watch or join in with them for a couple of lessons whilst they  settle in; children settle in different ways and we will work with you to encourage your child to feel confident enough to join in independently. For children over 4, unless your child is very shy or anxious, or there are particular circumstances, we would encourage children of this age to come into class on their own.  Most of our 4-6 year old classes also a class assistant who is able to provide an extra bit of personal attention to any shy newcomers and we will always encourage social interaction within classes so that newcomers feel welcomed straight away.

 

Enquire about classes for your child here.