FAQ - Elevate Academy Of DanceFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much is the dance class per term?
Elevate Academy of Dance and Twinklesteps is €50 per 6 weeks for one class or €90 per 6 weeks for two classes. Our Acro classes for Juniors and Seniors are €60. We also offer sibling discount and multi class discount as, you can take up to 5 classes per week. There are six terms in the year. Payment can be made online in our Parent Portal. Payment must be made one week prior to each term.
Where is the academy located?
Elevate Academy of Dance teach classes in three locations.
- Mullingar: 5-7Austin Friars Street, Mullingar.
- Tullamore: Charleville Centre, Church Road, Tullamore.
- Kinnegad: GAA Centre, Manorfield, Kinnegad.
What dance styles do Elevate teach?
Please see the Dance Classes section on the website for more details.
Do I need to buy a uniform straight away?
We advise new students to wait a couple of weeks into their first dance term before you order the uniform. You will know from speaking to the dance teacher and your child within a couple of weeks if they are enjoying the dance class.
For Elevate classes please see the uniform section on our website. You will also see the uniform for our ballet classes there.
All our uniforms can be pre-ordered and purchased from your class teacher prior to or after class. Uniforms must be paid for when ordering. It may take a few weeks from ordering for your uniform to be ready for collection.
Can parents watch class?
We know from years of experience the dance class is more productive when parents do not attend. Elevate Academy of Dance has an annual dance show in May/June every year. Parents have an opportunity to attend the show to see your dancer perform what they have learned throughout the dance year. Twinklesteps and Mini Elevate classes sometimes hold a parent viewing day especially around the Christmas period. Parents and relatives are welcome to attend. Please ask your teacher for details each term.
What age do you take students from?
Our Elevate classes are from 4.5 years+. You can find our timetable with the age specification under the heading Timetable.
Twinklesteps classes are from 3-6 years.
How long is each class?
Elevate Academy of Dance classes are one hour to one hour and forty-five minutes long depending on the age and style of dance class. Please read our class description to see what class will suit your child’s dance style. Some dancers enjoy all styles. Have a chat with your superstar to see what they would like to achieve from their dance class.
Twinklesteps classes are 35 minutes long. 35 minutes is a nice time for that age. It gives the dance teachers enough time to cover the dance syllabus before the little budding stars become tired or distracted.
Can siblings attend the same class?
All our classes are designed around a syllabus grade to suit each age. Choreography during class time is also choreographed to age ability. You are welcome to talk to the dance teachers in more detail about whether your children should attend the same class or not or send us an email either.
Do you do Dance Competitions and Dance Shows?
Yes, Elevate Academy of Dance enters 1-4 dance competitions each year. We also prepare an annual dance show. Sometimes the academy is asked to be involved in community events or performances. Performance opportunities are optional for every child. Elevate does not put dancers under any pressure to be a part of competitions or shows however, we feel it is a great way to build a child’s confidence and celebrate achievements. You are welcome to discuss this in further detail with any of the dance teachers. Under 8’s do not travel to dance competitions but are involved in other performance opportunities.
Do you enter dancers into dance examinations?
Elevate currently teaches classes from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Modern Theatre syllabus. This includes Jazz/Lyrical and Musical Theatre. It is often seen in musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities Elevate has also introduced Ballet exams & Acrobatic Dance Exams.
Do you have a code of conduct and child protection act?
Yes, we do. Please click on this link Code of Conduct
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Elevate Academy Of Dance,
5 Austin Friars Street,
Mobile: (087) 985 1452
Email: [email protected]