"Frequently Asked Questions"
Can I join a class at any time?
" All our Adult beginners classes commence every year in September. The intake register closes after 6 weeks, halfway through October. This means that there is no continued intake of beginners until the next year. The register closes after 6 weeks so that the class can progress through the year’s beginner syllabus and improve their knowledge and dance skills of their chosen style. If you wish to catch-up with the course after the register has shut, please feel free to book up a few private lessons for a ‘catch-up service’ to enter the class. However this does not affect the children's classes and the Latin Fitness Classes which are open all year round."
What Dance Style am I allowed to learn in a private lesson?
"Private Lessons can be used for any dance style you want them to, so if you wish to mix and match your dances in your lesson then just ask your instructor."
I want to do competitions. Can I just enter one on the day?
"Dancers who wish to take part in Local Competitions and National Championships must book a private lesson with a principal teacher. The principal tecaher will then instruct you to contact The British Dance Council BDC for a registered membership number. All British Competitors must be registered before they can take part in any competion what so ever"
I am over 16 and wish to take my first dance exam. How do I do it? Am I not too old?
"Adult Medal Tests can be done through class work as well as private lessons. It is not compulsory to take a medal test in an adult class. But the opportunity to sit an exam is there if you wish to take it. You are never too old to take a dance exam. The examination consisits of you dancing what you already know in an assesed environment. Examiners are not looking for your mistakes, they are there to mark what you know and will not try and catch you out."
I am a returning dancer. I took my medals when I was younger and want to take them back up again. Do I have to start from the very the beginning once more?
"No you don't. As long as you have some proof that you took the exam in the first place, such as the certificate you would have been given to certify the grade or medal you achieved, then you can pick up exactly where you left off."
“If you have any other queries that have not been answered, then please don’t hesitate to contact us, we would be happy to sort things out for you.”