Q – My child is nervous – what can I expect?

A – A warm welcome that surrounds them like a hug! A welcome you don’t have to work for. You’re both part of our family from the moment you first contacted us – and we want you to feel how loved you are straight away. If your child is particularly shy, nervous, has special needs or behavioural difficulties, let us know ahead of time and we can send them a personal video from their teacher to help them feel relaxed and right at home.  

Q – How do I know my child will be in the right class for them? I don’t want them to look silly in a class that’s too hard. Equally I want them to be stretched enough to know they’ll make progress…

A – If they’ve never danced before…. 

If your child is in Year 2 or below: Choose a Stargazer class
If your child is in Year 3 – Year 9: Choose a Starchaser Kids class
If your child is in Year 10 or above: Choose a Starchaser Teen/Adult class

If they have danced before….

CLICK HERE and we’ll be able to assist you with the class placement that will best suit their needs.

Q – When and where are your classes? 

A – We run classes at Dancewise HQ in Hythe, at Whiteley Community Centre in Whiteley and online for students around the world. Here’s a link to our latest timetable and our studio calendar that shows you when classes are scheduled for (plus lots of other exciting stuff that’s going on!)

Studio Calendar

Venue addresses:
Dancewise HQ: Unit 1, Pylewell Road, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AP

Dancewise Whiteley: Whiteley Community Centre, Gull Coppice, Whiteley
Fareham, PO15 7LA

Dancewise Online: Wherever you are in the world! We’ll send you your Studio 
Link when you enrol

Q – Can my child do a trial class?  

A – We do something MUCH  better than just one trial class! We give you a whole month! The way it works is that we offer you a 100% money-back guarantee so if your child doesn’t absolutely love their class, we’ll refund your tuition in full, no questions asked. We don’t believe in making dancers attend classes they’re not loving, so even once your child has settled in, your tuition payments are still backed by our 100% Money Back Guarantee. There are no tie ins, no notice required to stop and no risk.

Q – What if my child can’t attend their class – do I just lose out on that tuition?

A – Absolutely not!  We have an awesome make up class policy! If your child ever can’t attend their class for any reason, just let us know and we can book them in for a different class on a day to suit you so they don’t miss out on their tuition and you don’t lose out financially.  Or if you prefer, they can attend their class online or we can even send you the class recording so they can enjoy their normal class whenever it suits your family!

Q – How much are your classes?

A – In terms of tuition, Dancewise is different. Unlike other studios, we are completely honest about the cost of dance training. We run our classes completely inclusively of all of the costs associated with your child’s training so although our monthly tuition is higher than most, you never have any unexpected costs. Ever. Our families love the predictability that their monthly payments give them – no nasty surprises!

Here are some of the things that are included:

  • Bespoke to Dancewise, holistic dance curriculum taught by professional dance educators
  • A beautiful show costume which is theirs to keep
  • All show rehearsals
  • Their Starsport (a carefully crafted personalised dance journal that captures every element of their dance journey!)
  • Starsport Soirees (opportunities for you to come into the studio, enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine with other families and see your child in action to celebrate their learning)
  • Access to our tech-enabled studio (So if they’re sick, on holiday or even if it snows – they’ll never miss a class again!)
  • Extensive video library of additional tutorials if they’d like extra help (or if you want an easy solution if they’re ever bored!)
  • Your child’s Dancewise t-shirt
  • Lots of LOVELY surprises (we can’t give all the info away now otherwise it’s not as much fun!)

Our monthly tuition is the same each month, regardless of the number of classes in the month – it evens out over the year just like your gas bill (only a LOT more fun!). You’re covered by our 100% money back guarantee throughout your time with us so CLICK HERE for the correct tuition information for your child.

Q – You’ve mentioned a show – my child’s much too shy, it won’t work for them. 

A – It will work for them. We promise. In 15 years we’ve never had a child not go onstage due to nerves or stage fright due to the intentional, baby-stepped way we help them to progress just one step at a time. That said, we NEVER force any student to do anything they don’t feel ready for. It’s all gentle, nurturing love and encouragement, helping them take manageable steps towards confidence. If they decide they don’t want to be onstage this year, that’s totally fine. You can both join us in the audience – and you’ll beam with pride as you see them confidently step onstage next year for sure!

This is what Debbie M says:

“Will was extremely nervous, he didn’t want to go and we even had tears before walking up the Dancewise steps! You came out to chat with us and made us feel at ease. I think having a ‘buddy’ in Harrison really helped him. He came out of the lesson very happy. Will WANTED to come back! All he spoke about was Harrison and Thom! He looked forward to his dance lessons and he has never NOT looked forward to going, he loves it!”

Do you have any questions that we didn’t cover? If you do, CLICK HERE