Everything You Need To Know
Can I stay and watch the class?
One of the things that makes us special is that all grownups are invited to watch the class at the beginning, middle and end of the term so as not to miss one magical moment. ‘Watching Weeks’ are important tools to teach young dancers to focus with distraction, and to help overcome social anxiety in a nurturing environment. During the other days in term time, Grownups are welcome to have a cup of tea in the foyer, and will be invited in for the révérence at the end of class.
Can I bring my other children?
Brothers and sisters are welcome to sit and watch quietly on their grownup’s lap/in a buggy. If siblings are upset, or fussing we kindly ask that you step outside to settle in order to minimise distractions in class. To avoid disappointment, Brothers and Sisters MUST purchase an introductory pack if they wish to join in.
I am worried that my child will be shy. What if they don’t join in?
It is very common for little dancers (no matter how confident) to be shy for the first few lessons. So many different things happen in ballet class it can be overwhelming! That is why we offer a ‘Happiness Guarantee’. If your child doesn’t LOVE their first lesson, you are welcomed back next week at no cost to you. We also have a few tips and tricks to encourage shy dancers if needs be.
Do I have to dance?
In Dance With Me, one parent must dance with their child throughout the whole class. This is very important to help our youngest dancers focus throughout the lesson. In Fairy Ballet and Tutu Ballet, grownups don’t need to join in, but they certainly may during our Watching Weeks if they wish! We do invite our grownups to join us for different parts of the class on occasion.
What does my child have to wear?
We have no uniform at Dance Out Loud. Dancers may come in whatever they feel fabulous wearing! Tights, shorts, tutus, dress-ups, all are welcome. Bare feet are perfect for your first class with us. Please no socks or tights, as this is too slippery for dancing. If you decide to stay with us, we gift you with a new pair of ballet shoes, so no need to buy your own.
I have more questions. Who should I ask?
Please get in touch with Miss Haylee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any and all questions you may have. We LOVE talking about ballet!