Frequently asked questions

289 Chipperfield Road W: www.harlequins-theatre.com E: info@harlequins-theatre.com P: 07984 096 576

Harlequins theatre school is a children’s dance school that offers a variety of dance classes, including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and musical theatre. We aim to provide a nurturing and fun environment for children to learn and grow in their dance skills.

We welcome children from the age of 3 years old to 18 years old.

Our teachers are qualified and experienced dance professionals who have undergone extensive training and have a passion for teaching children.

Go to https://harlequins-theatre.com/book-a-free-trial/ and go to the correct section for the area you are interested in either:
Register for a Bromley or Eltham class here or Register for a Anerley or Sydenham or Sevenoaks class here. Then scroll down to the class you’d like to attend (some of them are hidden at the bottom of the section.) You will then get an email with the summary of your selection then another email from us confirming that your trial is booked (if this doesn’t happen please check your junk mail)

We do not allow parents to spectate at our sessions due to child protection/safeguarding guidance. Please rest assured that all of our teachers are DBS/Police checked, first aid trained and have up to datefre teaching qualifications, which include safe guarding and mental health awareness.

Parents are invited to regular end of term productions and demonstrations. There will also be opportunities for pupils to perform in local festivals and shows as well as taking their IDTA freestyle dance, LAMDA exams and much more.

After your child’s first class one of our teachers will let you know how they got on, and discuss any aspects you would like to. If for some reason this doesn’t happen, or you have any other queries please call us on

07984 096 576 or email info@harlequins-theatre.com

Classes at Harlequins are paid monthly by direct debit. Fees are calculated for the 36 weeks of the year that we deliver classes and divided into 12 equal monthly payments. Spreading the cost of your classes makes them so much more affordable. For example, Junior Theatre Arts, the total for the year would be £420 divide this by 12 and the monthly payment would be £35.The very first payment we take will be for 2 months plus a £20 registration fee meaning we always have a month’s payment in hand. Following this every subsequent payment will be the calculated monthly amount. So, in this case the first payment would be for £90 and every subsequent payment would be £35. Your registration fee includes a Harlequins T shirt which you can collect after you have set up you direct debit. If you join half way through a month we adjust the payment so you don’t pay for any classes you didn’t attend.

 

Class Prices Per Month:

Mini Ballet and Acro £21

Mini Theatre Arts £21

Junior/ Senior Theatre Arts £35

Just Dance £25.50

Acting for TV and Film Musical Theatre or Commercial £25.50

Acro Fusion £35

Dance Technique £46.80

On the first day at Harlequins we will pair up new students with a buddy, they will show them where to go and look after them for the lesson. Students can wear clothes they are comfortable to move in and jazz shoes, trainers or bare feet for the trial. If trying acro fusion they can wear a leotard and shorts, if trying dance tech they can bring ballet and tap shoes but if you don’t have these at home don’t worry. If staying for 1.5 hours students can also bring a snack. Please note we have a nut free policy.

We have a set uniform for each dance style, which is designed to help children move freely and safely while maintaining a professional appearance which is outlined below:

uniform

We are incredibly proud to be members of the IDTA (international dance teachers association). Students are given the opportunity to take their IDTA freestyle exams regualrty. We are pleased to say we have a 100% pass rate with students often receiving top marks. The exam criteria is taught in class making the exams low pressure.

 

If dance isn’t your thing we also offer private LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) exams

LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. They have been offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, their qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.

 

LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment. Their ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

 

LAMDA has been recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England, and the corresponding regulatory authorities in Wales (DfES) and Northern Ireland (CCEA). For more information, please send us an email info@harlequins-theatre.com

Our students have the opportunity to participate in an end-of-year production, which showcases the skills they have learned throughout the year. We also offer opportunities to perform at community events and festivals. Family and friends are also invited into class at least one per term to watch what the students have been working on.

Harlequins runs weekly classes 36 weeks of the year (during term time) in Bromley, Eltham, Anerley, Sydenham and Sevenoaks. To find out our current term dates please scroll to the bottom on the home page.

One of our friendly members of staff will give you a call after your trial to give you feedback of how your child got on. If you miss our call please ring us back on 07984 096 576. You will also receive an email from us asking if you would like to formally join our classes. You can always reply to this if easier (if you do not receive an email please check your junk mail.) We will then send you an enrolment email which will have the link to set up the direct debit. Once the direct debit is set up your child can continue coming to class. They will also receive a Harlequins t shirt which is included in the price of your enrolment fee.