Timetable & Term Dates 2023
The weekday classes held at Primary Schools are only available to pupils who attend the school.
All Saturday classes take place at Worplesdon Memorial Hall, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3RF
Saturday Classes for 2 - 6 years (For kids at Nursery or Infant School)
Saturday Classes for 7 years + (For kids at Junior & Senior School)
Worplesdon Term Dates - Autumn Term Dates
23 September, 30 September, 7 October, 14 October, 21 October, 11 November, 25 November
2 December, 9 December, 16 December. (RAD Exams 10 December, Christmas Production 17 December)
Extra Curricular Classes in Primary Schools
Potters Gate School - Autumn Term Dates
12,19,26 September, 3,10,17, 31 October , 7,14,21,28 November, 5 December (12 Week Term)
Burpham Primary School - Autumn Term Dates
15,22,29 September, 6,20 October, 3,10,24 November, 1,8,15 December (11 Week Term)
Farncombe Infant School - Autumn Term Dates
15,22,29 September, 6,13,20, October , 3, 10, 17,24 November, 1st December (11 Week Term)
Halstead St Andrews School - Autumn Term Dates
W/C 11, 18, 25 September W/C 2, 9, 16, October W/C 6, 13, 20, 27 November W/C 4 December (11 Week Term)
Do you offer taster sessions?Yes, you can book a £5.50 taster session on all of our classes before committing to the full term.
How do I book onto the classes?All class registration must be made via our secure online booking system found on our bookings page on the website. Full payment must be received before attending a trial class or workshop. Fees are paid termly. For returning members, payment must be received at the start of each term in order for your place to be reserved.
How much are the classes?Class fees are subject to change and can vary dependent on venue and class. 30 minute £5.50 - £6.00 per child 45 minute £6.50 - £7.50 per child 1 hour £8.50 - £10.00 per child Half-day workshop £20.00 per child Full-day workshop £28.00 per child
Is there a joining fee?DPA has a one-off registration fee of £10.00. This includes a DPA t-shirt, sticker chart and reward certificates, patches & medals where achieved.
Do parents sit and watch?For the younger students, aged 2-3 years, parents have the option to stay and watch, but you may find that after a few weeks, your child will gain more confidence and you won't need to stay. From the age of 4 years parents will only be invited to watch their child participate in the class at the end of each term.
What should my child wear?Any child who is attending our Dynamic Tots dance classes 2-4 years can wear anything that is comfortable and easy to move around in, such as leggings and their DPA t-shirt and bare feet. If after a few weeks your child knows they want to continue, then it is recommended that they wear ballet shoes, as these will help to strengthen their feet. DPA pupils from the age of 5 must then purchase the Ballet, Modern, Tap uniform from DPA. Musical Theatre pupils must wear their DPA t-shirt to every class with comfortable bottoms, such as leggings and bare feet.
Do they have to do exams?No, your child is not required to do Dance exams, but it is something that is recommended as it gives pupils something to work towards. Exams will take place from 5+ years. Your child can still progress through our classes without having to participate in the examination sessions. For Modern & Tap DPA follows the ISTD syllabus, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards: www.istd.org For Ballet DPA follows the RAD syllabus, Royal Academy of Dance which is the leading Ballet examination board in the UK: www.royalacademyofdance.org For Acro DPA follows the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus: www.acrobaticarts.com DPA does not work towards Musical Theatre exams but instead we focus on giving pupils performance opportunities.
Are we allowed to take photos/videos during class?You are more than welcome to take photographs during class, but we would appreciate it if the photos are not publicly used unless you get permission from the other parents. From time to time, we would like to add photographs of some of our DPA pupils and add them to our website and social media pages. If you would NOT like your child to appear in any marketing material, you must email DPA before attending any of our classes and we will make sure they are not included in any pictures.
Can my child start at any point of the term?Yes, they can join at any point in the term if there are vacancies in the class.