Age Groupings:

  • Tiny Dancers = 18m+
  • Teenies = 2½yrs+
  • Tots = 5yrs+
  • Juvenile = 7yrs+
  • Junior = 10yrs+
  • Inters = 13yrs+
  • Seniors = 16yrs+

Please note that these age groups are largely used guidelines.

Ballet, Tap, Modern, National & Greek are Graded ISTD Syllabus classes and therefore grouped on ability.

New students who have not danced before will be guided towards an appropriate starting grade class with respect to their age. (i.e. a 16yr old who wants to try Ballet for the first time will not be grouped with 8yr olds, but will be offered a suitable and appropriate class to start)

These age suggestions below are only rough guidelines, and after a trial you may be advised that a different starting point.

  • Primary (5 – 7yrs)
  • Grade 1 (7 – 9yrs)
  • Grade 2 (7 – 10yrs)
  • Grade 3 (8- 11yrs)
  • Grade 4  (11yrs+)
  • Grade 5 (12yrs+)
  • Grade 6 (14yrs+)
  • Intermediate (15yrs+)
  • Advanced 1 (16yrs+)
  • Advanced 2 (18yrs+)
  • Diploma in Dance Education (Level 4 NVQ – required Intermediate)

With respect to the structure of the syllabus we follow, and in accordance with safe dance practice, we do not permit students to move up grades until they are ready and we expect all our students to respect the decision of their dance teachers. 

At JLDance we operate a termly payment system that matches the Derbyshire school term times (usually ~5-7 weeks at a time).

Dance fees are invoiced by email prior to the start of each term and must be paid in full within ten days of the start of the term.

  • 30 minute classes – £3.50
  • 45 minute classes – £4.50
  • 60 minute classes – £5.25

Each student pays £15.00 annual enrolment once per year.

(Renews every January, decreases through the year. E.g. Joining in February enrolment fee = £13.75, Joining in March enrolment fee = £12.50 etc.)

Payment Methods:

  • Standing Order (split your year’s dance bill into 12 smaller monthly payments, rather than 6 larger termly payments, click here to learn more!)
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit / credit card
  • Cash

We cannot accept JLDance does not accept Cheques or Vouchers.

Timetable for return to the studio from 19th April onwards:

Existing Students: Please remember that your parent portal will always display an up-to-date list of all the classes you are currently enrolled in.


  • Grade 1 Tap 4:15pm-5:00pm

  • Grade 2 Tap 4:15pm-5:00pm

  • Grade 1 Ballet 5:00pm-5:45pm

  • Grade 2 Ballet 5:00pm-5:45pm

  • Grade 2 Modern 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Grade 3 Modern 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Senior Mixed Ballet 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Acrobatic Arts Group 2 6:30pm-7:15pm

  • Advanced 1 Modern 7.30pm-8.15pm

  • Intermediate/Advanced 1 Ballet 8:15pm-9:00pm


  • ‘4:15 Musical Theatre’ 4:15pm-5:00pm

  • Tots Street Dance 4:15pm-5:00pm

  • ‘5:00’ Musical Theatre 5:00pm-5:45pm

  • Juvenile Street Dance 5:00pm-5:45pm

  • ‘5:45’ Musical Theatre – 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Junior Street 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Inter Contemporary 6:30pm-7:15pm

  • Senior Street 6:30pm-7:15pm

  • Inter Street 7:15pm-8:00pm

  • Senior Contemporary 7:15pm-8:00pm


  • Grade 3 Tap 4.15pm-5.00pm

  • Grade 4 Tap 4.15pm-5.00pm

  • Grade 3 Ballet 5:00pm-5.45pm

  • Grade 4 Ballet 5:00pm-5.45pm

  • Grade 4 Modern 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Grade 5 Modern 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Grade 5 Tap 6:30pm-7:15pm

  • Grade 6 Tap 6:30pm-7:15pm

  • Grade 5 Ballet 7:15pm-8:00pm

  • Grade 6 Ballet 7:15pm-8:00pm

  • Grade 6 Modern 8:00pm-8:45pm

  • Intermediate Modern 8:00pm-8:45pm


  • Fundamental Ballet & PBT Lower 4:15pm-5:00pm

  • National (Grade 3+) 4:15pm-5:00pm

  • Fundamental Ballet & PBT Upper 5:00pm-5:45pm

  • National (Grade 1-2) 5:00pm-5:45pm

  • Acrobatic Arts Group 2 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Stretch & Flex 5:45pm-6:30pm

  • Acrobatic Arts Group 3: 6:30pm-7:30pm*

  • Acrobatic Arts Group 4: 6:30pm-7:30pm*

  • Acrobatic Arts Group 5: 7:30pm-8:30pm*

  • Acrobatic Arts Group 6: 7:30pm-8:30pm*

  • Intermediate Tap: 8.30pm-9.15pm

    • *Acro classes; from ‘Juvenile’s+ are banded by ability, new students will be informally assessed during their free trial so that we can make sure they’re in the most suitable class for their ability.


  • Teenies Classes 2½yrs+

    • ‘Teenies’ Dance 9:30am-10:15am

    • ‘Teenies’ Pre-School Acrobatic Arts 10:20am-10:50am

  • Pre-Primary Ballet 9:45am-10:15 am

  • Tots Acro 10:15am-11:00am

  • Pre-Primary Tap 11:00am-11:30am

  • Primary Tap 11:00am-11:30am

  • Primary Modern 11:30am-12:00pm

  • Grade 1 Modern 11:30am-12:15pm

  • Primary Ballet 12:15pm-01:00pm

  • Singing & Drama (5yrs+) 01:15 -2.00pm

  • Primary -Grade 1 Greek 1.00pm-2.00pm

  • Singing & Drama (7yrs+) 2:00pm-3.00pm

  • Grade 2-3 Greek 2.00pm-3.00pm

  • Singing & Drama (10yrs+) 3.00pm-4.00pm

  • Grade 4-5 Greek 4.00pm-5.00pm

Spotted the class for you? Or just need to ask a question? Contact us here!

Remember; new and existing students may have a free trial of each/any genre they are trying for the first time. At JL Dance we pride ourselves on keeping a friendly and professional relationship with our neighbouring dance schools; if you are considering joining classes at JL Dance from another dance school, it is important that you make your current school and our studio manager aware of this. Thank you –

Every effort has been made to ensure that this timetable flows as smoothly as possible for as many as possible, some students may find there class times change during this one term.

We have a fantastically talented team of highly qualified Dance Teachers here at JL Dance, to an extent our timetable is dictated by the teacher’s weekly availability. In general timetable changes are never made lightly, JL Dance will only make changes to the timetable when absolutely necessary, and we will always consider the long term interests of the majority before doing so. Any and all changes planned will be communicated to all members as early as possible and we will always take the best precautions to ensure classes on our timetable flow without causing clashes, with this in mind, please remember that every individual’s external commitments cannot be taken into account when scheduling classes.