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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

We start children from 3 years old.

Not at all, we work with all children irrespective of their previous dance/ballet experience. Of course, we believe the earlier you start in this discipline, the better. However, we also appreciate that every child or teenager who wants to dance must make a start somewhere. The Vaganova technique is well suited to the beginner if they are willing to apply themselves to the training and work hard to progress.

No, for the assessment, your child can wear any comfortable stretchy clothes. Upon acceptance, you can buy the outfit, appropriate for their level.

Why do you want to assess my child in a lower level than what she is currently doing at RAD?

Please contact our school administrator at dance@russianschoolofballet.com as this varies according to age, amount and variety of classes taken.

RSB only closes over Christmas and New Year for one month.  We have students from various academic schools with different breaks. It is crucial for dancers to keep working through their school holidays if they can, to keep up their strength.

Yes. RSB does not give discounts for personal holidays. We have a catch-up policy where students can come to extra classes and make up those they have missed while on their holiday.

For children doing competitions or other rehearsals, it may be necessary to work on Public Holidays, but we do suspend all classes on all Public Holidays.

No. Teachers are employed on a full-time basis. We only take permanent registrations for RSB. (Please see notice periods required in cancellation policy above).

We have a catch-up policy where students can come to extra classes and make up those they have missed while they were sick.

For the very small 3-4 year olds, we allow moms to watch for a few classes. But after that, it is better for children not to be distracted by parents and focus on the teacher alone. There is a one-way glass window for parent viewing for the main studio.

Parents are invited to watch the classes a few times per year depending on the level, age group and teacher. You will be notified via email and the Team App.

Parents are invited to view the annual examination, which is a formal class specially prepared by the teacher and students for the examiner and parent audience.

Please contact our school administrator at dance@russianschoolofballet.com as this varies according to age, amount and variety of classes taken.

Each student is assessed during the year and will receive an invitation to certain competitions as the teachers and Director see fit.

Yes, from the age of 6 (our Pre Ballet 1) students do exams once a year.

In Russian ballet school’s tradition, the annual examination is an exceptional occasion and is conducted like a theatrical performance done in the studio. The students and teacher demonstrate the work they have been training on throughout the year to the examiners and the parent audience. Students are assessed as individuals but also as part of a group.

 

Yes. There are extra fees to do the examinations, for costumes, theatrical performances and competition entries. These all vary accordingly.

For all students 5 yrs and older, a one month written notice period is required to terminate a membership. For 3 and 4 year old students, no notice period is required.

Communication is vital to organise and run the school and we are trying to keep it structured albeit not always perfect.  Please understand that different parents use different mediums and we have chosen the above as a way to ensure you are always in the know. Please first check these forums before you start calling the office or teachers.

Our WEBSITE has a lot of information for the public but also for parents.

The PARENT PORTAL can be reached via the website where you can access your statements and other essential documents like class or rehearsal schedules.

A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER keeps you up to date with current events in the year.

TEAMAPP is used for notifying you of practical things that need your attention. We also use it to share more intimate and social studio news!

EMAIL is used to notify of practical things that need your attention.

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM ????  These are public media channels we share interesting information that showcase the school, students, teachers, our partners and other aspects of our RSB community.

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