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You receive one free taster class. Once this has taken place you will be emailed to ask whether you’d like to sign up for the remainder of the term.

You will be sent an email to confirm which class you are attending, what hall the class will take place in and what the teacher is called. If you wait in the main foyer until the class is called the teacher will introduce themselves to you.

You will be sent an email to ask whether you would like to fully enrol in the class. If you agree, you will be sent access to our Facebook closed group, sent the dance school handbook and given the access details to our online platform Movitae

We usually ask you to wear leggings and a T shirt, although you can wear a leotard and tights for dance classes if you already have them. You can wear comfortable clothes for Musical Theatre classes

There is a watch week class at the end of every term where parents are welcome to watch the class to see the progress of their children.

For a taster class we usually like to encourage the children to come into the class without a parent, however I understand that very young children find this more difficult and we work with you to make it a positive experience.

Yes, there is lots of parking right outside the hall

Yes, you can usually start mid-way through a term, although we stop enrolments during our showcase term (shows are held every other year during the Summer term, the next showcase term will be held in 2020)

Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Drama & Singing (Musical Theatre), Acrobatic Arts, Contemporary

The cost depends on the duration of the class, however the cost covers the full term which fluctuates between 11-13 weeks , all the costs can be found on the bottom of the timetable.

The cost of the class is for a whole term and is payable 14 days after the start of the term. Payment plans can be set up if your child attends more than two classes.

All dance classes have a uniform, details can be found in the uniform list in the link. Uniform List 2018 

All logo-ed Uniform can be purchased directly from Rock The Dragon

We hold a variety showcase every two years at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre where all children in the school can take part. The dances/pieces are made up in their weekly lessons during the Summer term. There is a cost for the costumes, which will be advised in advance and a small show fee to cover the cost of the make-up, hair accessories and costume postage that is incurred by the school.   The next showcase is due to take part in the Summer term of 2020.

We also hold a Musical every two years, again at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. This is by audition only and is only for those aged 7yrs upwards. We run rehearsals in the first week that the schools break up from 9am-3pm and some weekends in September from 10am-3pm. We usually run the show during the third week of September. There is a show cost of £120.00 to help towards the cost of rehearsals and costumes. The next how is due to take place in September 2019.

Payment is made termly for classes, there are no refunds made for any missed classes. You place is held in the class until half a terms notice is provided.

They either move up when they have taken an exam or when the teachers feel they are ready and able to cope with the next class up.

It’s no problem if your child doesn’t want to attend anymore, you just need to give half a terms (6 weeks) written notice to contact@lesta.org.uk or payment in lieu to stop any classes.

All teachers are qualified to teach in their genre or are furthering their education with the relevant societies.

Please contact us on contact@lesta.org.uk if you feel there are any other questions that haven’t been answered.