Our Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Street Dance & Contemporary classes are grouped by age:
- Teenies = 2½ – 5yrs
- Tots = 5 – 6yrs
- Juvenile = 7 – 9yrs
- Junior = 10 – 12yrs
- Inters = 13 – 15yrs
- Seniors = 16yrs+
Ballet, Tap and Modern classes are grouped by ISTD Grade. Grades are a measure of ability; students move up from one grade to another by taking the appropriate dance examination or at the dance teacher’s discretion if the student chooses not to take part in dance examinations.
New students who have not danced before will be guided towards an appropriate grade class with respect to their age.
(*Please note – age suggestions below are only rough guidelines)
- 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 Teenies class – £3.25
- 45 minute normal class – £4.25
- 60 minute acro classes –
- 60 minute competition / show class –
- 75 minute competition / show class –
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.)
- Bank transfer
- Direct debit
We cannot accept:
- Debit / credit card
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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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.