Frequently asked questions…..
WHEN DOES TERM START?
We have all the time dates for the academic year on the info page HERE
What ages do you provide classes for?
We offer a range of classes for 2 - 102 year olds!
Can we trial the class before signing up?
Yes absolutely! We have a 3 week trial class pass available so you can try out the class before committing. Once you complete your trial you can sign up with confidence!
How much does a trial class pass cost?
A 3 week trial class pass costs just £18.00 for any class Tots - Vocational
WHY CAN’T I JUST DO A FREE TRIAL?
We have found that just one class simply isn’t enough to know if you will enjoy something or not, especially for our younger students. Often the first class is full of brand new faces and new challenges and you may find your little one is too shy to get stuck in! After 3 classes you will most definitely see a change and make an informed decision about whether the class is right for you.
How do I know what level to register for?
Here is a breakdown of our levels as a guide only. We assess the progress of each individual and invite them to take the class appropriate for their level of ability. Often students progress faster the more classes they take!
TOTS - 2 - 3 yrs
NURSERY - 3 - 4 yrs (Pre School)
PRE PRIMARY - 4 - 5 yrs (Yr R)
PRIMARY - 5 - 7 yrs (Yr 1 & Yr 2)
JUNIOR - 7 - 9 yrs (Yr 3 & Yr 4)
INTER - 9 - 11 yrs (Yr 5 & Yr 6)
SENIOR - 11- 13 yrs (Yr 7 & Yr 8)
ADVANCED - 13 - 15 yrs (Yr 9 & Yr 10)
ADVANCED PLUS - 15 - 16 yrs (Yr 11 & Yr 12)
VOCATIONAL - 17 yrs + (Yr 12 +)
ADULT - 18 yrs +
SILVER SWANS - Over 55’s
How can I book a trial?
First you need to decide which class you would like to trial (one pass per class) and then register on our system and then we will contact you directly to arrange when your trial will start* REGISTER HERE *Please note some classes may be full so you will be placed on the waiting list or offered an alternative where possible
DO you offer a trial for adult classes?
We know that whatever class you choose to attend you will get a great workout and leave feeling fabulous so we have a pay on the day option, a 3 class pass or termly fees for Adult classes including Silver Swans - all available in our online SHOP
What should I wear to a trial or first class?
For you to have the best experience at BKD Performers we recommend wearing clothes you feel comfortable in and suitable for your chosen class. A t-shirt and leggings/trackies and bare feet is absolutely fine for most dance classes. For tap trials we recommend wearing school shoes or lace ups and for street funk we would suggest a clean pair of trainers
How much does it cost per term?
Tots, Nursery and Pre Primary classes £7.80* per class (12 week term)
Primary, Junior and Inter Classes £8.40* per class (12 week term)
Senior, Advanced, Advanced Plus and Vocational classes £9.00* per class
£10.00* Pay on the day
£27.00* for 3 classes (for use within the term)
£9.00* invoiced term (family discount 10% applies for parents)
*All fees listed are inclusive of VAT
All Adult classes run on a 12 week term except for Silver Swans that run 45 weeks of the year.
Is there a uniform for classes?
Our students are proud to be a part of Team BKD and take great care of their appearance. Our uniform has been selected to look smart, facilitate learning with minimal distraction and keep the students safe. All information about what to wear in class can be found on our UNIFORM page
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE UNIFORM?
We have an online SHOP that we are adding items to on a weekly basis. If there is something you need but cannot find in the shop please email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
DO YOU OFFER EXAMS?
Yes we do offer Royal Academy of Dance Ballet examinations from Primary in Dance onwards. The exams offer a wonderful opportunity for the students to work towards and gain confidence when they receive their certificates and medals.
We also offer LAMDA exams for Musical Theatre and Acting for private tuition students
From September 2019 we will be offering ISTD Modern and Tap from Pre Primary to Grade 2
DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE EXAMS TO PROGRESS?
Not at all, you are welcome to just move up the levels when the teachers feel you are ready.
DO YOU offer CLASSES FOR BOYS?
Yes we most certainly do, we know how often boys give up dance class because they were the ‘only boy’ in class. So we started a class exclusively for boys! BKD Boys is designed to allow boys to express themselves in dance and learn how strong a male dancer needs to be through technique and strength training.
CAN BOYS Participate in THE OTHER CLASSES?
Of course! We would never discourage anyone from exploring their passion for dance or the arts!
What is watching Week?
Towards the end of each term we invite the parents, family and friends into watch class to see what we have been learning. You are welcome to join the Ballet, Modern, Tap, and Jazz classes for the whole class, however for Musical theatre, Acrobatics and Street Funk we ask that you come along for the last 15 mins of class.
What is involved in Fun Weeks and Parents do BKD?
Towards the end of each term we will have a FUN WEEK where we wear silly clothes and hairstyles to class and in the summer (non show years only) PARENTS DO BKD is where all the parents are invited to join their childs class! Heaps of fun and a lovely way to end the term!
My child has additional educational needs, can they take part in classes?
Absolutely! We are an inclusive theatre school and do our best to work with parents and students to give everyone a chance to perform and progress in theatrical arts. We discuss with every individual their particular needs in order to participate safely and so they get the best out of the whole experience. We work with many children with with ADHD, Asperger’s, ASD, OD and a variety of medical conditions and in our caring and inclusive environment they are thriving in classes.
Can I talk to someone about joining?
Yes you can call on 07711 322 512
We are very often in classes teaching so you may find you get the answerphone. We will get back to you as soon as we can and suggest popping an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org or for Uniform email email@example.com