Frequently asked questions at KJDC
Q: Where are classes located?
A: Classes are held at Shirland Village Hall DE55 6BB & Tibshelf Village Hall DE55 5NU
Q: Can we just turn up?
A: Due to the covid-19 guidelines, all trial classes must be pre-booked in advance and are subject to availability. At the current time, we are operating on limited class capacity to ensure social distancing.
You can book a free trial class here
Q: How do I enrol for classes?
A: You can complete your enrolment via our online parent portal
Q: What should I/my child wear to class?
A: We have a school t-shirt that is available to purchase after you have enrolled.
For the first 4-6 weeks of class it is acceptable to wear any t-shirt with leggings or shorts and either plimsolls or trainers.
Q: Can parents stay?
A: Due to the Covid-19 guidelines, all classes are drop off and pick up only for children aged 5yrs and older.
This is due to us operating on limited class capacity to ensure social distancing.
Q: Do classes continue to run during school holidays?
A: For the most part, Yes. Classes run for 46 weeks each year and this does include some school holidays.
Our closure dates are listed in the parent handbook which you'll receive once enrolled.
Q: Are the teachers qualified?
A: Yes. Kelly and all cover/guest teachers are fully qualified, safeguarding & first aid trained and DBS Checked.
Q: Which professional organisations are you associated with?
A: At KJ's Dance & Cheer, we are a certified IDTA & Acrobatic Arts School.
We also teach under the UKCA, BGU and UDO syllabus as well as a range of free work.
We are also proud members of The Dance Den & The Dance Studio Owners Association.
Q: How do we pay for classes?
A: Class invoices are generated monthly and payment is due on or before the first class of the month.
You can make payment via the online parent portal or by bacs.
Q: Does my child have to do exams?
A: No. Exams are completely optional, although encouraged.
Exams are a great way to see and monitor progress and recognize achievements.
They give the children a great sense of accomplishment and can be a real confidence booster.
Q: Do you do shows, festivals and competitions?
A: Yes. Yes. Yes. We have an annual show at the theatre and the children love that they get to be stars on the big stage! We attend local festivals and events during the summer. Small, local performances are so much fun and help to build and develop confidence and prepare the children for our big show at the end of the year.
All performances, shows, festivals and competitions are optional, although encouraged.