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Useful Information

There are many questions that come up when choosing the Ballet Studio that’s right for you and your children, and we’re here to help. We’ve prepared a list of some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers below. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Be sure to get in touch.

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  • What age groups do you cater to in your ballet school?

  • We welcome children starting from the age of 3 up to young adults.

  • How do I enroll my child in your ballet classes?

  • We normally like you to visit our school in person to complete the assessment and registration process.

  • What type of dancewear and shoes does my child need for ballet classes?

  • Students typically need a leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. Specific requirements may vary by age and level, and our instructors will provide detailed information. See our dedicated page concerning uniforms

  • Do you offer trial classes?

  • Yes, we offer trial classes for new students. It's a great way for your child to experience our classes before committing to a full session.

  • What is the class schedule like?

  • Our class schedule varies, with classes typically held on weekdays after school hours and on Saturdays. Check our timetable page or contact us for the most up-to-date schedule.

  • Are there any performance opportunities for students?

  • Yes, we organize annual recitals and performances to showcase the progress and talents of our students. Participation is optional but highly encouraged.

  • What qualifications do your instructors have?

  • Our instructors are highly trained and experienced professionals with backgrounds in ballet. They often have degrees in dance and are dedicated to providing quality instruction.

  • How do you ensure the safety of the students during classes?

  • Safety is our top priority. Our studios are equipped with proper flooring, mirrors, and ballet barres. Instructors are trained in first aid, and we have safety protocols in place.

  • Is there a dress code for parents during recitals or events?

  • While there's no strict dress code for parents, we recommend comfortable and neat attire, and please avoid distracting clothing during performances.

  • Do you offer any scholarships?

  • We support students in obtaining scholarships into the country's ballet and dance institutions 

  • Can parents watch their child's ballet class?

  • We have observation days scheduled periodically where parents can watch their child's class. However, to minimize distractions, regular classes are typically closed to parents.

  • What if my child misses a class? Is there a makeup policy?

  • We understand that circumstances arise. We have a makeup class policy in place. Please inform us in advance, and we'll provide information on available makeup classes.

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FAQs about Summer School

  • How long is each day at Summer School?

  • The day starts at 10am and runs to 4pm with an hour for lunch. There are usually 4 hours of dance training per day.

  • My child hasn’t danced before, is Summer School right for them?

  • We try to create an encouraging and nurturing environment for all abilities. For younger children, dance experience isn’t necessary.

  • For older children it’s usually recommended to have at least a little dance experience. This will help them to keep up with their peer group and will make sure they get the most out of their Summer School.

  • My child doesn’t attend BSD, can they still apply to Summer School?

  • Yes! Absolutely. We love having children from all dance schools along to our Summer School. It’s a very inclusive and friendly environment.

  • What food is available at Summer School?

  • Catering is available for lunch every day at Summer School. If your child has specific dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so that we can plan for this.

  • Is Transport available from Bristol?

  • Yes, transport via coach is available to book between Bristol and Clevedon Community Centre. This can be arranged when your place is confirmed. Please note, there’s no return coach on the last day of Summer School.

  • Early booking is advised as the coach quickly fills up.

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