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. We also offer sibling discount. Two siblings for one class per week is €90. Two siblings for two classes per week is €160. There are five terms in the year. Payment can be made by cash or card via the reception of the Mullingar Arts Centre 044 93 47777. Payment must be made on week one of every term.
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 the uniform consists of black leggings (your own) Elevate t-shirt and/or vest and an Elevate zippy. Footwear is black/tan Jazz shoes. All our prices and sizes are under the Uniform heading on the website. Elevate uniform can be purchased in Minor Details, 33 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar. Please pay full payment when you make your order.
Twinklesteps uniform consists of a pair of leather or satin ballet shoes, tights and a pink leotard/tutu. You can order these items from Minor Details, 33 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar .
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 has a parents viewing day every 10 weeks. Parents and relatives are welcome to attend. Please ask your teacher for details each term. If your child attends the Twinklesteps for the full dance year they will be invited to perform at the Elevate annual dance show in May/June. Your child will also receive a certificate for officially graduating from the Twinklesteps.
What age do you take students from?
Our Elevate classes are from 4 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 1 hour long. 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 from their dance class.
Twinklesteps classes are 30 minutes long. 30 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.
Do you do Dance Competitions and Dance Shows?
Yes, Elevate Academy of Dance enters 1-2 dance competitions each year. We also prepare an annual dance show. Sometimes the academy is asked to be involved in community events or performances. The entire is 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 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 all 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 aims to introduce dance examinations to its dancers in September 2017. More info will be added nearer the time.
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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