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Frequently Asked Questions

Should you need to know about our classes and courses it can be found here. No question too big, no worry too small. And if you still have a burning question, simply get in touch.

What are the ACE:PopUpClasses all about?

Our brand new ACE:PopUp ‘ICONS’ classes promise to be heaps of fun! Full details are as follows:
ACE:PopUpClass – ICONS ‘MJ Thriller’ 30/10/19 @ Park House DANCE Studio 19:30-20:30 (Halloween fancy dress welcome!)
What do the ACE:PopUp classes include?
Each class is aimed at people who simply want to learn a routine to music they love and made famous by some of our most popular music icons! In 60 minutes you will learn the steps to the themed routine and leave the studio buzzing! Some classes will feature familiar choreography performed by the icon, some classes will feature routines inspired by them – but ALL the classes are action packed and full of F U N !
I love to dance, but I am a terrible dancer! Is this class right for me?!
The ACE:PopUp classes are designed especially for you!! Most of us LOVE getting on the dance floor, but wouldn’t dare unless alcohol was involved or NO ONE was watching! Our studio is a safe, encouraging environment – make mistakes, laugh until you sides ache and release your inner dancer in relative privacy!
What do I need to wear?
Feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in! If gym gear is your ‘go to’ attire, go ahead, if you want to go for full on sass why not try hot pants and heels?!! As long as you’re feeling comfortable, you will be feeling confident! Please also bring something to drink, water or something ‘stronger’ – it’s entirely up to you! Whatever you need to get your party started!! Think of the class as a great alternative to a night out or the kick start to your night out, out!
What do I need to do next?
If you would like to book on the the next available class, please head to the pricing page at acedancestudios.co.uk and add the number of ACE:Adult £10 PAYGO packages to suit your needs to your basket. Please add the ICON name or DATE of the class(es) you wish to book to the additional information box at the checkout page to confirm which classes you would like to attend. For ease, please click on this link https://acedancestudios.co.uk/pricing-packages/
Then, simply get your dancing feet on and come along to the right studio at the right time and on the right day – easy!!

 

What does my child need to bring with them?

All dancers need to wear loose comfortable clothing, NO JEANS or SKIRTS (unless leggings are worn underneath). Shoes are not required for dance as they dance in bare feet. Each child should bring plenty of water/fruit juice to drink, have their hair tied back and wear NO JEWELLERY.

Who are the ACE:Kids classes for?

Each of the classes is aimed at young people who have a passion for dance but wish to have more freedom of movement and creativity than they may find in a more ‘traditional’ dance class. The classes are designed to enhance children’s creativity, build confidence and encourage them to learn about different cultures through dance. The classes are separated by age but are not ‘set in stone’ – particularly able children can be moved up a group; equally a child who finds their group a challenge can be moved down where appropriate.

Within each lesson the children learn and perform a set warm up, practice structured travelling exercises from the corner and learn at least two dances which will be performed at the end of year annual show. Within these elements of the lesson, correct technique is learnt and developed from group to group.

How do I find the studios?

Park House School, Newbury. RG14 6NQ.

DANCE Studio: When entering the school site; follow the drive to the left until you can drive no further. The dance studio is a purpose built and looks like a wooden hut located on the side of the Monks Lane playing field.

DRAMA studio: When entering the school site; follow the drive to the left until you can drive no further, then turn right and drive between the school buildings. After approximately 50 metres, the drive opens out to a quad where you will be able to park.  The drama studio is located towards the far right corner of the quad and has a large, blue drama sign to the side of the entrance. When leaving the site in your car, drive out of the far right corner of the quad and follow the drive out and turn right on to Warren Road. Follow the road to the end and you will meet with Andover Road.

What are the costs of the classes for children and youth companies?

ACE:Kids & ACE:Tots

After the FREE first class, ACE:Kids term fees are set at £50.00. If your child is joining on or after a half term break, £25.00 is required for the remainder of the term.

ACE:Tots fees are £32.00 per term (£16 for half a term)

Junior:ACE & Apprent:ACE

The initial audition fee for is £10, thereafter successful candidates are required to pay £60 per term

ACE:Company

The initial audition fee for is £10, thereafter successful candidates are required to pay £70 per term

All adult classes are paid on a £10 PAYGO system

Where and when do the children and youth company classes take place?

ACE:Kids classes run every Saturday during term time and follow the same term schedule as schools within the state system. The classes are defined as follows:

9am – 9.30am: Ace:Tots 2-4yrs (pre-schoolers)
9.30am – 10.30am: S1 4.5-7yrs
10.30am – 11.30am: S2 8-10yrs
11.30am – 12.30pm: S3 11-13yrs
12.30pm – 1.30pm: S4 14+yrs

Each class takes place in the dance studio at Park House School & Sports College, Newbury. When entering the school site; follow the drive to the left until you can drive no further. The dance studio is a purpose built and looks like a wooden hut located on the side of the Monks Lane playing field.

Junior:ACE takes place every Monday from 6-7.30pm in the dance studio at Park House School

Apprent:ACE takes place every Thursday from 4.30 – 6pm in the drama studio at Park House School

ACE:Dance Company takes place every Monday (drama studio) from 6-7.30pm and Thursday (dance studio) from 6-8.30pm at Park House School

ACE:Adults, ACE:Ballet & ACE:Pilates all take place in the dance studio at Park House School

ACE:Ballroom takes place in the drama studio at Park House School

Who are the Adult classes for?

All The ACE classes for adults are designed for those with a desire to learn to dance. the overall focus across all genres is coordination, balance poise, fitness and well being. The classes are written for beginners in mind, so all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to give it a go. People who wish to return to dance after some time away may also feel these are right for them.

Within each lesson the participants learn and perform a set sequence of exercises familiar to a contemporary dance class, practice structured traveling exercises from the corner and learn a phrase of movement to be developed each week by the teacher.

 

 

What do I need to bring with me?

All dancers need to wear loose comfortable clothing. Shoes are not required for dance as you dance in bare feet, appropriate dance shoes may be worn if preferred. Each dancer should bring plenty of water to drink.

Who are Ballet classes for?

This open class is designed for anyone (16yrs+) with a desire to learn the technique of ballet. It is predominately for those with some prior ballet experience, but it is not essential. All you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to give it a go. People who wish to return to dance after some time away may also feel this course is right for them.

Within each lesson the participants learn and perform a set sequence of exercises familiar to a ballet dance class, practice structured traveling exercises from the corner, Barre work and learn a phrase of movement to be developed each week by the teacher.

 

What do I need to bring with me for Ballet Classes?

All dancers need to wear loose comfortable clothing suitable for a dance class. Ballet shoes are preferred for this class, but not essential – socks should be worn in place of ballet shoes where necessary. Each dancer should bring plenty of water to drink.

 

What do Ballet Classes cost?

Each class costs £10 per person, payment should be made in full via the pricing page prior to the start of each class.

To block book your classes, simply add your required amount to your basket

When purchasing an ACE:ClassCard you will buy 6 classes for the price of 5. The card can be used across all the adult PAYGO sessions and is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase

 

Where and when do the ballet classes take place?

The classes currently run every Wednesday during term time and follow the same term schedule as schools within the state system. The sessions run from 6.45pm-7.45pm and each week during half term

The classes take place in the dance studio at Park House School, Newbury. When entering the school site; follow the drive to the left until you can drive no further. The dance studio is a purpose built and looks like a wooden hut located on the side of the Monks Lane playing field.

Where and when do the ballroom classes take place?

The classes currently run every Tuesday as follows:

7pm-8pm: Beginners class

7.30pm-8.30pm: Improvers

 

The classes take place in the DRAMA studio at Park House School, Newbury. When entering the school site; follow the drive to the left until you can drive no further, then turn right and drive between the school buildings. After approximately 50 metres, the drive opens out to a quad where you will be able to park.  The drama studio is located towards the far right corner of the quad and has a large, blue drama sign to the side of the entrance.

When leaving the site in your car, drive out of the far right corner of the quad and follow the drive out and turn right on to Warren Road. Follow the road to the end and you will meet with Andover Road.

I am a total beginner - will your adult classes be suitable for me?

ALL our ACE classes for adults are for beginners. Our teachers will ensure you are given the opportunity to try a variety of dance styles and/or well being classes in a safe, calm environment with plenty of time and teaching points given to allow you to find your stride.

Whether you have always dreamt of giving dance or Pilates a go but never found the confidence – or you returning to the dance studio after many years out whilst ‘life’ got in the way; we will get you moving again!

What type of Pilates is it?

Our Pilates class is a pilates mat class, focussing on restore and repair – is a entirely suitable to beginners who have never tried pilates and felt a little unsure of where to start. It is a slow moving class, ideal for those who are new to exercise and/or have injury or ailments.

We have all the equipment you need, so simply come along and give it a go!

What do I need to bring to Pilates/Yoga?

We have all the equipment you need for our pilates classes. You may wish to bring a towel and drink – but other than that, we have everything you require including mats, blocks, elastics and pilates balls.

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