- 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 in the gates of the church and head to the right around the outside of the church to the back of the building. Children can enter through the emergency doors at the back of the hall.
The children can be collected from the front door of the church (near the low stone wall and gravelled area). Please note there is no access through the main church buildings. You can see students through the windows of the hall, but we do ask that to minimise distractions for the students, please keep this to a minimum and avoid being seen if possible.
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.
Of course, 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
Catherine & Team