At your first class, it is a good idea to….

  • leave yourself plenty of time to arrive
  • not bring siblings if at all possible. (The centres can be very busy with class change-overs)
  • avoid allowing naps in the 30 mins before arriving (If possible)
  • give a snack and a bathroom break before class. This way everyone is awake, fuelled up, and ready to go for their brand-new adventure
  • keep the adventure a phone-free zone. Your child needs your full attention on what is a big day for them.
  • have your child wear something they are comfortable and can move in. For the first three-four classes, a dress and a pair of leggings will do beautifully. After week 4, the school uniform should be worn to class each week.
To get to class, walk all the way around the school to the back of the building, and children can enter through the glass doors on the left once you walk through the wooden gate. The children can be collected from the set of glass doors further up on your left-hand side. Please note there is no access through the school buildings.
NB There is plenty of parking available in the car park on the school grounds, and on the basketball courts.

Each child reacts differently to their first class – some join the class without so much as a backwards glance. Other children take things more slowly. Both are very normal and to be expected. We focus on what works for each child. If a favourite teddy bear would like to come along and do class too, we would be delighted to see them.

The blinds are kept down to minimise distractions for the students – you can usually see through the glass doors where the kids are collected from.

If you prefer to have the uniform for the first class, you can check out full uniform details

When buying ballet shoes
  • always go for the leather ones
  • always go up one full size from your child’s normal shoe size
Children in preschool/infant classes (45 minutes long) should opt for the mini movers uniform, with all items available through Dance World.
Click here, look for the uniforms section on the site, and then choose our school from the schools listed.

Happy dancing!
Catherine & Team