Welcome to Nicola's School of Dance - Est. 1991
We have classes in Tap Ballet and Modern Stage dancing for children from the age of 3 years.
Classes are kept small to ensure that every class member has the maximum amount of personal tuition.
There are pre-school classes for 3 and 4 year olds forming an introduction to ballet and tap dance. From the age of 5 years, modern is introduced and from the age of 7 children can also choose to take classes in jazz and singing.
We follow the 'Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance' syllabus, our aim is for all pupils to take examinations, according to age and ability We hold grade and medal examinations annually.
The School holds annual shows in which all pupils can perform. Since the School has opened we have sent proceeds from our shows to Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick Children. Senior school students also have the opportunity to perform in West End Shows. Shows and events will be filmed/photographed these may be used for promotional materials.
For the first lesson we offer a free trial, in which parents may watch the class, after this parents must either leave their children or wait in the changing room. We need to make parents aware that on occasions teachers may need to use a hands on technique to correct pupils posture.
Water or still drinks should be brought to class, for hydration. Food may be brought to dancing but must only be consumed in the kitchen area, fizzy drinks and chewing gum are not allowed.
Class Fees must be paid monthly in advance and must be paid if the pupil does not attend lessons, this is to encourage regular attendance. The dancing school closes for Easter, May half term, summer holidays, Christmas and Bank Holiday Mondays, you will be notified by letter of these.
We have a uniform which is required for examinations and class. To ensure the continuing good reputation of the school we ask all pupils to wear the correct uniform and be properly groomed for class I.e. hair tied up and no jewellery (this is for health & safety reasons). All dance wear can be purchased online by visiting www.nso.mydancestore.co.uk.
We receive funding for our senior school students via achievements awards from the JP foundation.