How many students are in each class?

20 students per class for 4 - 7s and 28 students for other classes is the limit. We supply teaching assistants for the larger classes, to ensure every student still receives the right amount of attention.

Are dancers moved about the classes and do they have chance to move up the levels?

Yes. Classes are streamed at the beginning of each new term, giving each student a chance to be moved to a different level class. 

Do we have to pay for classes?

Yes, all our weekly classes are £6 an hour and payable in advance of each half-term. Once you have been allocated a place you will receive an invoice in advance of each half-term. Cash or cheques made payable to Shake are accepted. 

Can I pay online?

You can pay by BACS to the details below:

Shake, Lloyds, Sort 30-91-08, A/C 03380977. Please reference all payments with the students name. 

Do we reapply each half-term?

No once you are with us we simply invoice you before the start of each half-term. If you decide not to return, we request that you let us know before the end of term, so that we can bring in new dancers from the waiting list.

How is the year organised?

We run 6 half-terms per year in line with the Hampshire school term dates. We break for school holidays.

Does Shake hold any holiday workshops?

Yes we run a summer school each year which finishes with a short showcase of the work learnt during the week for friends and family. We also host special masterclasses throughout the year. 

Can I just observe the class?

Spectators of any kind are not allowed. Parents may enter for the last 5 minutes of class.

What should students wear?

Anything that is comfortable. Trainers, tracksuit trousers/leggings and t-shirts are the best combination.

Is there any uniform to buy?

There are Shake t-shirts available to buy. 

Are there any drinks served at the classes?

No. Dancers should bring their own drinks for the classes. Teachers will allocate a supervised 5 minute break. 

How do I sign-up?

We offer all new students a free trial class. Please email us to check availability, if we can not allocate you a place we will add you to our waiting list.