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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What should I wear to class?
A. We have a uniform for all children’s performing arts classes. View our Uniform Policy here

Q. What footwear should I wear?
A. Tap and ballet shoes for Tap and Ballet. Trainers for Street Dance. Trainers for Musical Theatre. Jazz shoes for Jazz. Bare feet for Contemporary. We have a specialist sprung floor. Outdoor shoes are not permitted in the studio so please bring a clean pair with you.

Q. Can I watch my child’s class
A. We don’t allow parents in to every class as this is very distracting for the children. Each term we have a ‘Parents Watching’ week where you can come and observe your child’s class. We also produce yearly shows and concerts so you’ll get to see what they’re up to!

Q. Can I/my child come and watch a class before we join?
A. We offer a free trial class, so rather than watching one just come and join in!

Q. Do you do exams?
A. Yes! Ballet, Tap, Street Dance and Music pupils all take exams. We use the ISTD for dance and ABRSM or Trinity for Music.

Q. Is there somewhere to wait whilst my child is in a class?
A. We have a lovely waiting room with free tea/coffee and magazines to read. It’s a lovely atmosphere and a great way to meet new people.

Q. My child just wants to dance for fun. Is that ok?
A. Absolutely. We welcome all children, whether they’re dancing for fun, fitness or with the desire to perform professionally.

Q. Is there somewhere to park?
A. We have a free car park at the back of the studio, as well as plenty of on-street parking.

Q. Do you put on a show?
A. Yes, most years we have two shows. A full-scale show in a professional theatre for students aged 7 and up. Our younger pupils perform in a less daunting infant showcase. Music pupils perform in 1-2 concerts per year

Q. Do you put on Music Concerts?
A. Yes. We aim to have a music concert every term.

Q. How to I pay?
A. We take payment by cash or debit/credit card.

Q. Can I pay weekly?
A. Only adult pupils are permitted to pay weekly. All fees for children’s classes are due at the start of each term.

Got another question? Just call the office on 01923 236815 or email hello@thedantien.co.uk

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