FAQs
 
Do you offer a free trial class?
As you will pay weekly when your child initially starts classes we do not offer a free trial class.
 
Can I pay in advance for classes?
Once your child has settled in to classes at The Academy (we usually allow half a term settling in period) you will pay for half a term in advance, which then qualifies you for a 10% discount on one child and a 15% discount on siblings that also attend classes, unless you wish to continue to pay weekly (for which you must inform us of in advance.) 
 
What should my child wear to their first class?
Something comfortable and easy to move in; tracksuit bottoms or leggings and a T-Shirt are ideal. Once your child has settled in to classes we do have a uniform that must be subscribed to.
 
Can I accompany my child into classes? Is there anywhere for me to wait?
We find that children perform much better during classes if they are allowed to go in on their own. Children who enter classes with their parents tend to be distracted and become clingy. Initially children may cry or seem unsettled but usually tend to settle after the first 5-10 minutes. If they continue to be upset or unsettled we would always let a parent know. We have a substantial lounge area which we welcome parents to relax in whilst their children are in classes.
 
Can I drop my children off?
You most certainly can! As long as you have completed an enrolment form before you leave.
 
How often do you do shows?
We have our own variety showcase every other year. We are always seeking performance opportunities for our students and regularly get involved with local and national dance and performing arts festivals.
 
How often do you do exams?
We focus on entering children for exams every other year and aim to have one set of ballet, tap and modern examinations and at least two sets of street dance, musical theatre and speech and drama examinations. Children will only be entered for examinations when we feel they are ready.
 
When can my child progress to the next level?
Following examinations children will naturally progress to the next level. All children will be placed into classes appropriate to their ability when they start at The Academy and will remain with this class as they progress through the grades.
 
Do I have to book in advance for classes?
Occasionally it is necessary for us to operate a waiting list so it is always better to call in advance to check that we have availability. 
 
 
Advance Payment of Fees-Terms
  • Advance payments are due within 2 weeks of the beginning of each half term.
  • All advance payments are non refundable.
  • 10% discount is only applicable if paying for the full half term and if fees are paid promptly by the date set out on your invoice/email link. After this date you will not be eligible. 
  • 15% sibling discount is only applicable if paying for the full half term and if fees are paid promptly by the date set out on your invoice/email link. After this date you will not then be eligible.
  • If your child misses lessons due to illness/holidays/performances with The Academy they can make the lessons up by attending twice prior to/upon return. Alternatively they can partake in a class of a different style that they wouldn’t ordinarily attend. 
  • In the unlikely event that The Academy has to cancel classes we will credit your account at the start of the next half term.
  • All invoices are placed in the folder on the door in reception for your collection at the start of each half term (if a paper copy is required).
  • Fees can be paid in cash, by cheque payable to TAFPA Ltd, by BACS transfer, via our Pay by Link service (your link will be emailed), by debit card or by credit card (subject to a 1.5% surcharge).
 
 
Payment of Fees-Private Lessons & Music Lessons
  • Fees for Music Lessons/Private Lessons are due within 2 weeks of the beginning of each half term.
  • All fees are non refundable.
  • If your child misses lessons due to illness/holidays/performances with The Academy the cost of the lesson still stands.
  • In the unlikely event that The Academy has to cancel classes we will credit your account at the start of the next half term.
  • A minimum of half terms notice in writing is to be given if you wish to cancel your Music Lessons/Private Lessons. Payment in full of the next half terms fees will be required if the minimum notice period isn’t met.
  • All invoices are placed in the folder on the door in reception for your collection at the start of each half term (if a paper copy is required).
  • Fees can be paid in cash, by cheque payable to TAFPA Ltd, by BACS transfer, via our Pay by Link service (your link will be emailed), by debit card or by credit card (subject to a 1.5% surcharge).

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Betley Court Farm,

Main Road,

Betley, Nr Crewe,

Cheshire

CW3 9BH

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