How old do you have to be to join MyStage Academy?
Our Mini Stage Academy classes start from four years. However, if your child is three but approaching their fourth birthday you may still be able to enrol them to start that term.
Can I try MyStage Academy before committing to a full term?
All potential students are offered a free taster day at the beginning of each new term. This is a no obligation session where you join in with the whole session. You can book your taster session online by clicking here. You will receive a follow up email to see how your child enjoyed the session, this will also let you know HOW TO JOIN!
Can parents/guardians stay and watch the sessions?
Our experience has taught us that it is always best to let your children skip off to class with their peers and most of the time they don’t look back. If your child does have a ‘wobble’ please be reassured that we have an extremely caring team of staff at MyStage Academy who are committed to helping all students feel safe and secure.
How much does it cost to attend MyStage Academy?
The cost per term (based on 12 weeks per term) for Mini Stage Academy is £150 and for Centre Stage it is £252. Broken down, this works out at approximately £7 an hour. The fees can then be paid in one or two instalments.
How long is a term at MyStage Academy?
Each term is typically 12 weeks long with a 1 week break for half term.
When does MyStage Academy run?
Classes run every Saturday in term time from 10am. Normal classes break for the school holidays however we do run Holiday workshops. Please look at our Holiday Workshops page for more information.
How long are the sessions at MyStage Academy?
Mini Stage Academy runs for 90 minutes each week from 10am-11:30am with 30 minutes allocated to each discipline. Centre Stage runs for three hours each week, with one hour allocated to each discipline. There is a break after the 2nd session.
What does my child need to wear to MyStage Academy?
A black or purple MyStage Academy T-Shirt, MyStage Academy Hoody, Black dance leggings/joggers and Jazz shoes are compulsory items of uniform at MyStage Academy. You can purchase these online at our shop and they will be issued to you at class on a Saturday. NB: Items are made to order and usually take 2 weeks to arrive.
What should we do if we are unable to attend MyStage Academy one week?
If you are not going to be in class one week then we ask that you let your Principal know in advance. We encourage students to keep their attendance as high as possible especially when working towards a performance.
What should I bring to class on a Saturday?
Please arrive in your uniform and bring your jazz shoes with you. Refreshments are provided at break time however you are more than welcome to bring your own drink and snack. If you are coming along for a taster session please come dressed in comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for dance.
Do I need to provide costumes for any performances?
When we have a performance at MyStage Academy costumes will be required. We usually provide all costumes whether they are hired or purchased and the cost of this will be added to your termly invoice. NB: We aim to keep costs as low as possible without compromising the look and quality of the costumes.
What performance opportunities will I get?
At MyStage Academy we are committed to providing students with as many performance opportunities as possible. Students perform at Christmas and in the Summer as well as taking part in any local festivals and events. Bi-annually, Centre Stage students travel down to London to perform at prestigious venues such as West End Theatres and Concert Arenas. This usually takes place in the Summer term at an extra cost.
How much notice do I have to give should I decide to leave MyStage Academy?
You must give half a term’s written notice to the Principal should you decide to leave MyStage Academy.