Frequently Asked Questions
What age can children start from?
We have classes available from ages 2 - 14. If you would like to discuss which class would be most suitable for your child, contact us.
My child is nervous about starting dance classes, will I be able to stay?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage parents to stay and watch their child's trial class, particularly in our younger class. We believe it is important for you to see what we do in class, our teaching style, and how your child gets on first hand. That way, in the future you can trust you are sending your child to a dance school that is the right fit for you and your child.
How much do classes cost and how do I pay?
Should your child enjoy their complimentary trial and wish to sign up, our prices are as follows and we take payment on the 1st of each month for upcoming lessons within that month.
45 minute = £4.50
60 minute = £5.00
90 minute = £7
Should you wish to stop classes at any point, just let us know before the 1st of the next month and any future payments will be canceled.
Are there any extra costs involved?
At Studio J we do our best to keep costs as low as possible. Below are some of the additional costs that may be involved when you join us:
- Our uniform is not mandatory, we are happy for your child to wear whatever they are comfortable in. If you would like to know more about our uniform, contact us.
- Once a year we hold our own in-class presentations where we invite you to come along and see what we've been learning in class. Each child receives a medal. There is an additional charge of approximately £5 for all who choose to take part.
- Every other year we hold a dance show. If your child would like to be involved, there is a minimum £20 show fee which covers your costume hire, a t.shirt you get to keep, all extra rehearsals, and 1x show programme as a keepsake. Tickets will be on sale for approximately £10-£15 each.
What will my child need to wear?
Your child can wear anything they are comfortable in for their trial class. Generally, any t.shirt, leggings/joggers with trainers is absolutely fine. When you're ready, we do stock our own uniform that can be purchased in class but there is no rush to buy this. We are not strict when it comes to uniform and just want our students to feel comfortable.
If you are attending one of our Tutus & Taps classes, we do have tap shoes that you may borrow for this section of the class so your child can join us in making lots of noise with our feet!
My child has never done any kind of dance before, will your classes be suitable?
Yes! All our classes are suitable for beginners or those with some experience. We are not a competitive school and strive to make our classes fun and enjoyable for all abilities. We focus on building confidence and friendships in our classes! The best way to find out if we're the right school for your child? Contact us to arrange a complimentary trial and see for yourselves.
Do you offer free taster classes?
We do indeed! We offer complimentary trials to all of our classes with no obligation to sign up. Not sure which style your child would like to do? Try them all on us, so we can help you find the perfect fit.
Do you offer exams?
This depends on which class you are attending. Our street dance, lyrical, musical theatre, and inter combo classes only do free work and can be involved in our own in-class presentations once a year and our bi-annual show.
Our Tutus & Taps and graded classes are given the opportunity to take exams with the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) in ballet, tap, and theatre craft.
Our acro classes work through the levels of the Acrobatic Arts program. Our students are able to progress safely at their own pace and receive a certificate for each level passed.
Will my child be able to take part in any shows/performances?
Certainly! All our students are invited to take part in our yearly in-class presentations, our bi-annual show and occasionally we get invited to perform at summer fayres too.
How do I find you?
We currently hold our classes at the following 2 venues:
Stretton Village Hall, DE55 6EW. This is on the main road opposite the BP petrol station and there is car parking available on site.
The Church of Annunciation, S40 4SD. We use the hall around the back of the church which can be accessed from Queen Street. There is a very small car park but on-street parking is also available.
Have a question that hasn't been answered above? Contact us by phone, email or text and we'll get back to you asap!