Frequently asked questions
What should my child wear?
To start with your child should wear anything that enables them to move freely and they feel comfortable. For example; leggings, tshirt, shorts, etc. Some of the younger children prefer to wear a ballet/fairy/dressing up costume and that is absolutely fine too!
Soft shoes are ideal for ballet, lyrical and acro.
Hard sole shoes for tap.
Indoor trainers for street and cheer.
For health and safety reasons socks and outdoor shoes are not allowed in our classes.
Do you have a uniform?
All classes, tots and older are expected to wear uniform after they have attended class for one month.
HERE to see all our uniforms which you can buy from our shop within DC Stirling Studios or via our online store.
There is no uniform for the streetdance classes at present, but jeans and outside shoes are not permitted.
We strongly suggest getting ballet shoes fitted by a member of our shop staff and advise against purchasing supermarket ballet shoes as they give little support to feet.
Can I stay with my child or watch the class?
For Baby Boogies we ask that one adult only stays with the child and joins in the class with them.
Our aim is for children to come independently from the age or 3 or 4 years old. However, some children might need their adult to support them for the first couple of weeks. We completely understand this and we would then welcome you to stay with your child. We will help them to transition to attending the class on their own.
In our experience, children learn better without the distraction of being watched. We do however hold regular class presentations and shows where you can see your child’s progression.
How do I enrol?
You can sign up for a month of classes
HERE. We will be in touch within 48 hours to confirm their space.
We also ask that you also register for our online portal where you can view our timetable, see when we are on holiday, book classes and inform us when your child is absent.
What type of dance are the preschool classes?
Our preschool programme is designed so that children can go on to study any genre of dance. They learn movements such as jumping, galloping, skipping, turning, stretching and also following instructions, making circles, taking turns! The foundations are ballet based, as any dancer will tell you that ballet is the foundation of all dance. We use a wide variety of music - from Mozart to Calvin Harris, to your child’s favourite nursery rhymes and film soundtracks. Some that your child will already know to motivate them and others that they have not which encourages musicality. We change the theme every term and use lots of fun props.
How long are your classes?
Our classes are all between 30 minutes and 2 hours & 30minutes long.
How do I pay for classes?
The first month of classes should be paid by BACS or by card after you have received confirmation there is a place in your requested class.
Thereafter all payments are taken on the 1st of the month by Gocardless direct debit. The cost of the classes over 12 months. You will be sent a link to activate Gocardless.
Do the classes run through school holidays?
We do not run classes in the school holidays apart from inservice and bank holidays.
Do all children do exams?
Pupils are entered for examinations under the discretion of the teacher and studio owner.