Children in these classes learn all about creativity, using their imagination and build on their improvisation skills.They are taught about spatial awareness, rhythm, movement, performance and expression.Their teacher, Janey,brings in props every week and ends the class with a bubble machine which the kids love.Their confidence soars as they are free to be themselves. The classes are aimed to help the children progress into Star Turns.
Are parents allowed into class with the under 7’s?
We ask that parents stay in the class with the children until the children feel confident enough to take part in the class independently. This allows them to be free to express themselves without looking for parental approval. This is when you see them really being creative and imaginative. The classes are aimed to prepare the children to move into the Performing Arts School where they will do an hour of each discipline.
How long are the classes?
Star Turns is for 1 hour and 15 minutes
Children in the performing arts school do one hour of street dance, one hour of singing and one hour of acting.
How Often do you hold your classes?
Classes are on a Sunday morning term time only, you can view the term dates by looking under the “parent tab” on the home page.
What time do the classes start and finish?
Classes begin at 10am.Please view the timetable under the “parent tab” on the home page.
Do you mix the ages up?
We have 7-9 dance, 10-12+ dance, 7-9 Acting, 10-13 Acting, 14+ Acting, 7+ Singing.
Do you have to do all three classes?
Children age 7+ in the performing arts school can choose which discipline they would like to do. They can select, one, two or all three sessions.
Are classes only held on a Sunday?
We hold our classes on a Sunday morning in Hendon but we also offer free workshops for schools and can provide after school clubs, to find out more please visit the “workshop” tab on the home page
How do we register for a free trial?
On the home page, please click “Click here to register for your free trial” and follow the steps, ignore the prices, they are just there to let you know how much they are once you have had your free trial. If you are experiencing difficulty or need any help, please contact Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org
How does the payment side of things work?
TStar Turns is £12.50 per week and the performing arts school is £10.00 for one session, £20.00 for two sessions and £27.00 for three sessions. Fess are due the first two weeks after your free trial. Payment is for half a term or a term in advance. A payment request will be sent to you via the online system. You can pay on line using Paypal, Debit/Credit card Or by cash, or BACS in person. If you would like to pay by BACS please ask at reception for BACS details. However the preferred method of payment is via the on-line system.
Do you offer a sibling discount?
We offer a 10% sibling discount off the cheapest sibling, so if you had a child in the performing arts school and a child in Star Turns, the child in Star Turns would be entitled to the 10% sibling discount.
Do you take childcare vouchers?
We do not take childcare vouchers
Do you have any discounts for families on low income?
We have a 10% sibling discount off the cheapest sibling
Do you offer any loyalty schemes?
If you refer 5 friends or more that successfully sign up you can win a terms free tuition.
Is there a uniform?
There is a uniform. It consists of a t-shirt and Zip Up Hoodie. You will receive a payment request via the online system. You can inform a member of the team of the size that you require.Children up to the size of 12-13 are £35.00, adult small, medium and large are £40.00.
Are staff fully DBS Checked?
Yes all staff have a full enhanced DBS check carried out by Mayflower Disclosure Services
Do you cater for special needs children?
We do have the required expertise to cater for special needs children in the classroom.
Do you do Exams?
We are LAMDA registered, however currently we are not providing this service but do plan to in the future.
Do you provide reports and certificates at the end of term?
Our teachers are always available to talk to at the end of the session.If you need more than a few minutes we can arrange a meeting.However, we pay our teachers to teach on an hourly basis and we feel that this is the best use of their time and therefore we do not provide reports or certificates.
Do you do performances?
We have a street dance troupe called “360 Elite”.The kids are of mixed ages but of the same ability. They are being trained and conditioned so they are ready to enter into competitions and perform at corporate events. Entry into the troupe is by audition only in the normal dance class.360 Elite members must attend both dance classes.
We also have two bands, a teen girl group called “Shades of Autumn” and a pre-teen group called “Popcorn Kids” These children/teenagers have the use of wireless microphones and have choreographed routines.Entry into the band is by audition only in the singing class. They are building a repertoire and are ready to perform at Corporate events.
In addition to “360 Elite”, “Shades of Autumn” and “Popcorn Kids” we do source other events and in preparation for this we take the singers and anyone that would like to sing a solo to a recording studio.These tracks are then used to enhance the kids performance. You can see an example of this on the home page, scroll down and you will see footage under “Behind The Scenes”
We also get opportunities to perform at high profile charity events and we have taken part in Dance@London Stadium where the kids performed a routine on the pitch at half time between Saracens and Harlequin rugby match with Tokio Myers, the 2017 winner of BGT!
Do you go on school trips?
In the Autumn Term we concentrate on a Christmas performance in the first weekend in December. In the Spring Term we take the kids to the theatre.Previous visits include, Thriller, Wicked, Matilda, School of Rock, The Lion King and Motown The Musical. These are heavily discounted and cost around £25.00 per ticket.Tickets are open to friends and family.
In the Summer Term, over the last three years we have been lucky enough to be in a very privileged position of being able to take the children to the X-Factor Judges Auditions, the Boot Camp Auditions, the 6 Chair Challenge and the live shows including Saturday and Sunday of the final auditions including the finals weekend
I also provide opportunities for the kids to see other shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, Catchphrase, Little Big Shots.
The tickets to all of the above are free, read about our recent trips on the “reviews” page on the website.
Is there a waiting area?
Parents are more than welcome to wait in the reception area. There are also lots of quiet spaces for siblings to concentrate on their homework or for parents to catch up on their emails.
Is the car park free?
The car park is free, please use postcode NW4 4JH
How do we find you?
Please go to the “contact/find us” page on the website with full details on our location and local transport services
Is there a coffee shop or somewhere to buy refreshments?
We offer a tuck shop service that provides soft drinks, crisps and snacks. There is a coffee machine in Costcutter across the road from the University.
Is there a cashpoint machine?
There is a cash point machine in Costcutter across the road from the University.
Do you have an agency?
We do have an agency called 360 Arts Management run by Tilly Kamara (Agency Manager) and Sarah Naziri (Agency Executive) you can view their profiles under “Meet The Team” We submit children for professional work in TV, Film, Stage & Commercials. The website for the agency is: www.360arts.management. There is no fee to join the agency but we do require all children to book to get their professional headshot done by 360 Arts Management Photographer. These headshots sessions take place throughout the year.Parents are asked to attend a parents meeting held every Sunday at 12:15 where you have an opportunity to find out more about what being part of an agency involves. The agency commission for work secured is 20%