Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete a grade?
Each child learns differently. We will advance a child through the grades at the pace that suits the individual child. For some that may be very fast (within 6 months for the lower grades) and for others it may be around a year. Regular attendance and practice outside of class time will of course have an effect, but the speed at which a child advances is not always the best measure.
Does My Child Have To Take Exams?
Although taking exams is not compulsory we encourage all students to complete their grade exams. Exams are a great way to focus attention and for parents, pupils and teachers to measure progress.
What do I wear for my first class?
For new pupils or pupils doing a trial class we suggest they wear existing dance wear if they have it, or comfortable exercise wear. If they do not already have ballet shoes we recommend they take the class in bare feet.
How Do I Enrol?
To join Ellen Jane School of Dance simply send us an enquiry via email or telephone and we’ll be in touch with further details.
How Do I Pay?
Classes are billed on a pay monthly basis at the start of each month. Payment can be made via BACS, Cheque or Cash (please see invoice for details).
Do you offer private lessons?
Yes we offer private dance lessons; these are in high demand and need to be booked in advance.
What do you teach?
What we teach
Tap, Modern, Acrobatics, Ballet, Lyrical, Singing & Technique Classes
When & Where do you teach?
Classes on a Tuesday held at Emerson Park Academy Hornchurch .
We teach examination classes every Tuesday in Hornchurch from babies aged 3 years right up to adults. We teach all of the above genres following the BTDA examination board with twice yearly examinations taking place.
We run a Wednesday duet trio and quartet competition class based in hornchurch. Taking from age 6 years upwards. Children regularly take part in festivals and competitions throughout the year. Classes held at English Martyrs hall hornchurch
Thursday competition class . Taking children from the age of 6 years upwards teaching competition troupe work in all genres of dance this starts right from beginners competitions to elite competitions for the more experienced dancer. Classes held in cranham upminster.
Friday classes held at English Martyrs hall in hornchurch, our technique classes are held here, where we teach technical ballet/pointe work, flexibility and strength training, acrobatic tricks and flips. We follow the Radar technique in the technique class. This is from age 6 years upwards.
Do you do annual shows?
Yes we have an annual show; a mixture of dance and Musical Theatre perfomances. Dates will be advised by the school with plenty of notice.
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Do I Need Uniform Straight Away?
No, however it is preferred and we do have a school uniform and ballet wear which is available to purchase via our shop. We do ask that if the uniform is not worn then members should wear plain black dance wear.
Can I take photos & videos?
Unfortunately videos and photography are strictly forbidden during classes and shows.