YOUR FIRST VISIT & GENERAL FAQs
YOUR FIRST VISIT & GENERAL FAQs
+ HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLASS FOR ME?
We offer a very wide variety of dance and fitness styles and levels at Danceworks and you may not be sure what to try. When choosing a class consider these points:
- What are my goals (fitness, learn new skills, fun)?
- What level is appropriate for me?
- What days and times work into my schedule?
Then consult the Classes timetable LINK for class descriptions, levels and current class times. We are very happy to provide assistance. You can always ask one of our helpful and knowledgeable Reception staff by phone, email [email protected] or in person. You can also book an appointment for a free personal consultation.
You can read more about our classes and teachers on our website.
+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR CLASS?
There is no specific dress code. If you’re trying a class for the first time, wear something comfortable and loose fitting you can move freely in. Feel free to ring or call in to ask Danceworks staff if you’re not sure what to wear – or if you have any other questions.
+ ARE THERE CHANGING FACILITIES & LOCKERS?
Outside of Covid measures, we provide toilets, showers with shampoo & shower gel and hairdryers in the dry area. We do not supply towels or lockers. You will need to take your belongings to the studio at the start of your class.
+ DOES DANCEWORKS HAVE A GYM?
No, but Danceworks offers a wide range of fitness classes dedicated to improving your physique and cardiovascular capabilities. We do not have cardio machines but we can provide weights for a deposit of £10 or your Credit Card.
+ CAN I BUY REFRESHMENTS?
Yes, Danceworks has a snack bar in Reception where you can buy hot and cold drinks, and snacks.
+ IS THERE SOMEWHERE TO STRETCH/HANG OUT?
There is a stretch area with mats and seating and internet access in our Members Lounge (out of use during Covid measures).
If you are a regular, it can work out a lot cheaper to be a full member.
You can also receive discounts at various retail dancewear shops including Bloch and Capezio, as well as with the practitioners in our renowned complementary therapy centre, Natureworks, on our first floor.
+ CAN CHILDREN AND TEENS TAKE OPEN CLASSES AT DANCEWORKS?
Our classes are predominantly aimed at adults, but minors are welcome in many of the timetabled classes where teachers are willing to take them. However, in the cases where teachers are not DBS checked, a parent/guardian must be present to watch the class or must have emailed their consent to Danceworks in advance. Open classes include adults of all ages. Please check the under 16’s page to see which teachers include minors.
We also have wonderful Baby and Reception Ballet classes from 18 months.
+ CAN I TAKE PRIVATE CLASSES AT DANCEWORKS?
Yes, we can arrange private lessons in every style in the studios or your home/workplace in person or online including wedding dances. HERE
+ DO YOU ARRANGE HEN AND OTHER PARTIES AT DANCEWORKS?
Yes, we can arrange wonderful parties for adults or children. HERE
+ HOW DOES DANCEWORKS ASSIST THOSE IN THE ARTS INDUSTRY?
Danceworks is a hub for industry professionals from choreographers to dancers to casting directors. We have notice boards in the building for auditions and job opportunities.
+ DO I NEED TAP SHOES TO TRY TAP CLASS?
You can wear trainers or jazz shoes for your first few tap classes to enable you to mark the steps and get a good sense of tapping. After this we would advise investing in tap shoes. Danceworks members receive discounts at Capezio Covent Garden and other dance wear shops. LINK TO MEMBER BENEFITS
+ DO YOU SELL BALLET SHOES?
Currently we do not sell any dance shoes, but we have a detailed list of retailers where you can receive a discount. Please ask at Reception. LINK TO MEMBER BENEFITS
Minors are welcome in many of the timetabled classes where teachers are willing to take them. However, in the cases where teachers are not DBS checked, a parent/guardian must be present to watch the class or must have emailed their consent to Danceworks in advance. Open classes include adults of all ages.
Please check the under 16’s page to see which teachers include minors.
+ DO YOU KEEP LOST PROPERTY?
Under Covid measures we only keep any lost valuables left in the building (for one week). Normally we only keep lost property for one week eg: clothes and water bottles For hygiene purposes we dispose of underwear and towels the same day.