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Welcome back!

We are jumping, turning and leaping with excitement to start welcoming pupils back to Performing Arts Classes! As your safety is of upmost importance to us, we have made a number of changes in line with Government and Governing Body guidance, along with enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure your visits are as safe as possible.

Unfortunately there are some locations and types of lessons that are unable to return yet. A list of suspended lessons can be found below and we are working hard to resume our full range of lessons as soon as possible.

Your cooperation, along with the safety measures and all the efforts from our performing arts teachers, will help keep your visit safer, better and stronger than ever.

Why choose a lesson with Better?

Once you join us you are part of a growing family of performing artists that have been evolving for over 17 years. We offer a variety of performing arts classes which have something for everyone, from tots to professionals providing community arts based Education. Our classes include Dance, Musical Theatre, Drama and One to One Music Tuition. Our friendly qualified teachers are all Enhanced DBS checked. All our classes are all in a safe and welcoming environment.

 

OUR NEW CLASSES & ABILITY GROUPS

We have created a combined set of classes, each class will contain ability groups which will each have a teacher ensuring that each lesson meets the needs of the pupils in that group and in some cases increase the amount of ‘Active Learning’ time.

All our current customers have been moved across to the relevant new class, each pupil will then be assessed to ensure they are placed in a suitable ability group within that class. We are conscious that many of our pupils will have not had lessons for over 6 months and our primary focus over the opening weeks of our programme is that their reintroduction to performing arts classes is a safe and enjoyable one.

•All classes must be booked in advanced; entry will not be permitted to the centres unless you are booked onto a class.

•Arrive dance ready.

•Arrive 5 minutes before your start time, please wait at the designated drop off zone where your teacher will collect you.

•For children under 5 years parents will be permitted to wait in the designated waiting area. In line with Government regulations we ask all parents and/or guardians wear a face covering while in the centre.

•The cut off entry time for all performing arts classes is the start of the lesson time.

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DANCE CLASSES

Choose from tap dance to ballet, creative dance to commerical. Our structured classes involve a range of motion, coordination, strength and endurance. We encourage individuals to flourish in a friendly learning environment offering expert guidance to help you or your child reach any dancing goals.

All new students can come and try a class for FREE - we call it a taster session. Download our timetable to see our full range of classes.

So what are you waiting for? Release your inner performer and join a class today.....

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Lessons that are still suspended

Unfortunately due to our current measures the following lessons are not restarting yet, we are however working hard to ensure they can commence soon

  • Ballet Tots
  • Adults

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the key changes?

•A new Customer Journey ensuring that we manage the flow of customers through the building and during and after lessons enabling social distancing.

•A new delivery model that ensures our lessons are safe, progressive and fun for all children taking part.

•Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the centre.

•A reduced number of different classes. Pupils will be ability grouped and taught by our  teachers to ensure progression.

How have you made lessons COVID-19 Safe?

We have ensured that our lessons follow Government and industry guidance  and that the whole customer journey and environment is safe for our pupils, parents and teachers. The key changes we have made are:

•All lessons have staggered start times to reduce the number of people in areas of the centre.

•All Performing Arts teachers will deliver from designated teaching area marked out in the studios.

•All students will have designated areas marked out on the floor

•All equipment is disinfected before, during and after all lessons.

•All capacities have been designed to ensure that all pupils can take part in lessons safe

Timetable

               
Time Class Duration Grade / Level Age Teacher Location  Parents Waiting Area
Monday              
               
Tuesday              
6.45pm-7.45pm B40 Youth Dance Company 60min General 11-19 years Julian Lewis The Triplets  
               
Wednesday              
4.00pm-4.30pm Mini Showstoppers 30min General 3-5 years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets The Vault
4.30pm-5.30pm Stage School / Musical Theatre  60min Group Work - Junior 5-11 years Jess and Richard The Vault  
5:30pm-6:30pm Musical Theatre  60min Group Work - Intermediate & Senior  11-18 years Richard Cooper The Vault  
5.45pm-6.45pm Jazz Dance  60min Premiere & Debut / Grade 1/2 5+ years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
6.45pm-7.45pm Tap  60min ISTD 6 & Intermediate 12+ years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
               
Thursday              
5.00pm-6.00pm Jazz Dance Grade  60min Grade 3/4 / Grade 5/6 10+ years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
6.00pm-7.00pm Tap  60min ISTD Grade 5 10+ years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
7:00pm-8.00pm Tap  60min ISTD Advanced 1 & 2 14 + years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
               
Saturday              
9.30am-10.00am Ballet 30min  Beginners 3 years 3 years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets The Vault
10.00am-10.30am Ballet 30min  Beginners 4 years 4 years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets The Vault
10.30am-11.00am Tap 30min  ISTD Pre Primary & Primary 4-5 years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets The Vault
11.00am-11.45pm Tap  45min ISTD Grade 1 & 2 6+7 years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
11.45pm-12:45pm Drama  60min Junior & Senior 7-17 years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
12.45pm-1:45pm Tap  60min ISTD Grade 3 & 4 8+ years Jess Hrabowsky The Triplets  
               
8.45am-9.15am Ballet  30min  ISTD Primary  7 + years Brooke Elmer The Sumner  
9.15am-9.45am Ballet  30min  Pre Primary (A&B) 5 + 6 years Brooke Elmer The Sumner  
9.45am- 10.15am Ballet 30min ISTD Grade 1 8 + years Brooke Elmer The Sumner  
10.15am-11.00am  Ballet  45min ISTD Grade 2 & 3 8 + years Brooke Elmer The Sumner