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Frequently asked questions
What will I need to take part?
- Approximately 2 meters x 2 meters of space clear of obstructions, animals and small children.
- A chair or similar surface to hang on to for ‘barre’ work
- Access to a smart phone, computer, laptop, or tablet connected to wifi
- Download Zoom before your class.
- A monthly subscription, or to purchase a drop in space.
What should I wear?
We would ask that you wear what you would normally wear for the class you are taking, i.e.
Ballet; ballet tights, leotard, ballet shoes, hair tied back
Acro; leggings/shorts, tee-shirt, bare feet, hair tied back
Tap; either leotard and tights or leggings and a tee-shirt, tap shoes (or sturdy shoes with a slight heel)
PBT; leggings or tracksuit bottoms that you can pull up to your knee, tee-shirt, bare feet
Will a Parent or Guardian need to be present?
YES! We must insist that for children aged 3 – 12 years that their parent is present during their classes. We will check in with parents at the beginning of class to ensure you are there and supporting your child during their class. We find that children do get a lot more from their classes if they support their children in their learning, and would encourage that they engage with the class as much as possible. This will also help you to know what we are working on, and what you can practice at home out of class time.
If I cannot make a live class can I watch it on replay?
Yes! Most of our classes will appear in the private Facebook group for those with subscriptions. The only time this will not happen is if someone in the class has requested us not to record the lesson for reasons of privacy.
What if I want to cancel?
Our cancellation policy is as follows; once you have signed up for a monthly subscription you have 14 days to cancel from the date that you purchased the subscription. We may be able to offer you a refund pro-rata for the remaining days of that month. This is entirely offered at the discretion of the Principal of Online Dance Studio. Please contact the office for more information. After this date we are not able to offer you a refund under any circumstances. Please refer to our full Terms & Conditions (which are avaialble at the bottom of this page).
How much does a membership cost?
Children (4 – 12 years)
Single Membership : £27
Multiple (1 – 3 children from same household) : £47
Adults and Teenagers (13+ years)
Single Membership: £30
Multiple (1 – 3 teens/adults from same household) : £52.50
Do I have to have the camera on my device switched on?
YES! If you are new to the school and we do not know you, you will need to switch on your camera so that we can see you are a geniune student! This helps us protect everyone, and ensure that our classes are a safe space for everyone attending. If you do not want to introduce yourself in the class time, you can do this privately outside of the class. Please contact us to arrange this.
We will also need all our younger dancers aged 3-12 years to have their camera on during the whole class whilst they attend to ensure the safety of the child attending whilst they are dancing with us. We do not allow backdrops, or students to turn their camera on and off during the class as this is very distracting for the rest of the students participating.
Will classes be recorded?
Yes! Most classes will be recorded so that they can be viewed again via our members. Replay videos will only every be shared the membership. Please let us know if you would prefer this not to happen. We do not record classes when we have new studetns who are attending on a drop in basis, or are in the 3 – 12 years old age group.
Can Parents, Friends, Guardians Grandparents or extended family watch the class?
No! We can only grant permission for friends and family to watch your class in special circumstances and only if you write to ask the Principal of the school for permission in advance of you/your child’s class.
If I sign up for a membership, when does it start?
Memberships can start whenever you like and run for a total of 30 days from the date of your purchase.
What’s included in a membership?
- Access to over 20 hours live on line classes, all levels, all disciplines.
- Access to our full library of pre-recorded videos inluding classes and tips. New videos are added montly in all disciplines.
- Access to our full library of information sheets and workbooks for all ages.
- Access to our private Facebook group where you can join our growing community of like minded dancers and get personal feeback and advice from our teaching faculty.
Do you offer drop in classes?
We do offer drop in spaces for most of our classes at a cost of £8 (12+ years), £6.00 (children) per class. You can book a space here
DANCE FOR – YOU DANCE FOR EVERYONE
Why take an online dance class
Get ballet fit!
Ballet is the ultimate dance form and the foundation of all disciplines. It develops long lean muscles whilst encouraging improved posture, strength and coordination.
Make new friends
Our online dance studio classes are fun, friendly socialable places to be so lifelong friendships are often forged quickly amongst our community.
Time to feel good!
Learning to dance has been proven to enhance mental capacity, learning and general well being. There is no other feeling like it when you master a particular move or work up a sweat moving to the music. Students often report come away from a class feeling on top of the world with all their daily worries left at the door.
Your very own studio!
To join a class is easy peasy, all you have to do is clear a little space and time for yourself. You need literally nothing to start learning to dance, so what’s stopping you coming along and having a go?
Less than a cup of coffee per day!
At just £1 a day you can reap long lasting benefits from our membership that you will enjoy for years to come!
Unlock a new improved you!
Learning to dance can only enrich your life, unlocking a new version of yourself that is happier, healthier, fitter, and creatively fulfilled.
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Here’s what our students say
“Well structured with good feedback”
“We’ve all done it….danced around the kitchen dreaming of being a dancer. Online Dance Studio’s classes make it a reality. I was devastated at the thought of giving up my ballet classes but I don’t need to. All you need is a little space and a sense of fun. The classes are well structured with good feedback and they’re challenging. I love dancing around my kitchen. Xxx“