ASKED QUESTIONS (PAGE 1)..................
(Page 2 FAQ)
How many children are there in a class?
This varies considerably depending on
age, popularity and forthcoming examinations, but a large class would
be considered to be a maximum of 20. When a class is of this size
there is more than one teacher in attendance. It would normally work
out to be a ratio of one teacher to every 10 children.
Do you follow school terms or are the classes arranged differently?
Firstly we would need to say "which school?"
as state and private education terms and holiday breaks vary enormously.
Where possible we endeavour to keep as close as possible to the private
school calendar, but there are occasions when we do not coincide.
For example at Easter we will always take our three week holiday
over the traditional Christian Easter Festival, and not as some LEA's
now practise, taking this holiday at the same time each year irrespective
of whether Easter falls early or late.
How many classes are there per term?
There are nine weeks in each term,
so if a pupil were only attending one lesson per week they would have
9 lessons in any one term.
May my child join the school at any time during the term, or
must I wait until a new
....... term commences to register?
Children may register at any time
during the term and fees for that term will be adjusted accordingly.
We do not want children to have to wait what could be several weeks
before joining us.
Do you have classes during the school holidays?
There are occasions when we hold
classes during holidays, but this is usually for pupils who are preparing
for examinations. However, our annual Summer School is held during
the last week of July into the first week of August and is a popular
fun week enjoyed by all. It is open to everyone, not only pupils of
the school. Click HERE to find out more.
I am coming along/bringing my child for the first time, what
should be worn?
For the trial lesson we recommend
that you/your child wear the following: For a trial lesson
in Ballet for younger pupils up to Primary, either a dress or skirt
and top in one plain pastel colour soft indoor type shoes or bare
feet. Please note stocking feet is not recommended for any class as
this will be too slippery. For Modern Dance/Hip
Hop and Tap a pair of black leggings and a plain black t-shirt (without
slogans) may be worn. After the trial lesson, if you decide
to formallyregister your child/yourself, the regulation uniform must
be worn. Children feel especially singledout and vulnerable if they
are the only child in the class wearing a different colour or uniform.
We do on occasions have some second hand uniforms
that we can offer that will help keep the cost down. Older pupils
should contact the school with regard to what to
wear for a trial lesson.
......6a). If children
own a tutu they may wear them during the first full week of
.............. and also on parent's viewing day.
Do you offer private tuition?
We do offer private tuition, but normally
only for solo dances for competitions. As far as Syllabus classes
are concerned, if a pupil needs extra coaching we can offer lessons
at any one of our school branches. However, in exceptional circumstances,
we will do our very best to accommodate the needs of the individual.
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