Questions

We think that we've got everything covered on the web site, but there's always a few questions that come up again and again.

Below are some of the more frequently asked questions, and hopefully some of the answers:

Class Costs

What do classes cost?

All our regular classes are available on a ‘pay as you go’ rate of £5 per class, with no obligation to commit or requirement to register in advance.

If you pre-pay in advance for a complete term we offer a reduced rate of £4.5 per one hour class. And if you pre-pay for several different classes there are even more reductions.

To pre-pay for your classes, please visit our on-line shop.

Are there any concessionary rates?

Yes, we offer further reductions for full-time students (NUS Card) and the over 60s.

Plus we also offer pre-paid reduction on the concession rate, and the multi-class rate!

What do the beginners and technique courses cost?

Beginners courses and technique courses, which are paid in advance, cost £25 for each six week course.

To book your place on a course, please visit our on-line shop.

Beginners

I'm a complete beginner and...

Welcome to the wonderful world of dance!

You've found a great studio to start dancing. At Woking Dance Space we offer classes for adult dancers no matter what their age and previous experience, and that includes the complete beginner with 'two left feet'!

What beginners courses do you offer?

We currently offer complete beginners classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. We also offer other short courses on a one off basis when there is sufficient demand.

For details of all our current classes including beginners courses please look that the Classes section of this web site.

When can I start?

The beginners courses run for six weeks at a time, with a different dance style for each course.

The aim of the course is to allow everyone to get the basics right, before moving on to the main-stream classes that the studio offers.

For details of all our current classes including courses beginners please look that the Classes section of this web site.

Classes

Do you provide classes for adults?

Yes, absolutely. Woking Dance Space is designed especially to provide access to dance for adults of all ages.

We start where the normal dance schools stop, and there is no age limit to make you stop if you don't want to.

Do you provide classes for children?

We don't try to complete with regular dancing schools, as such we don't take students below the age of 16.

There are many opportunities for children in the Woking area, and a number of good schools covering all the major dance styles.

Do I have to register/enrol for classes?

Not at all. Nearly all of our classes are open classes, just drop in when you can.

We realise that as adults you have more constraints on your leisure time; shift work, baby sitters and business trips. That's why we make it as easy as possible for you to come to whichever classes you can when you have the time.

The only exception to this rule are the Beginners courses where you need to sign up for a term in advance.

Can I start in the middle of a term?

Yes, just come along when you can, we're flexible.

The only exception to this rule are the Beginners courses where where we only let new people join at the beginning of each term.

How big are the classes?

Class sizes vary with the popularity of the dance style, the day of the week, term-time versus school holidays and how many people have caught the latest cold virus!

Seriously, classes range anywhere from 8 people up to 25, with the average being somewhere around 10 to 20 people.

What's the typical age range in the classes?

The age range various with the style of dance, but a rough average across the studio would be mid thirties.

We always say that we take anyone from 17 to 70. And it it's true, we do have a 70 year tapper (and quite a few over 60s) and several 17 year old Contemporary Jazz dancers.

What to wear

What should I wear to class?

Whatever makes you feel comfortable and allows you to move freely.

Seriously, you don't have to invest in a special wardrobe. A pair for leggings or sweat-pants plus a T-shirt is fine for all the dance classes we provide.

What about shoes?

Shoes are the only real exception to the above rule, you will need shoes if you are planning to take regular classes.

For Tap we do have a small supply of loan tap shoes at the studio for new starters, but there's no guarantees that they will be in your sizes so come early!

For ballet you can survive with a spare pair of socks until you get the chance to drop around to your local dance shop and pick up a pair of ballet shoes.

Jazz and Contemporary Jazz can be taken in Trainers, but we do ask that they are clean and not used for general outdoor wear. The dance floor is very expensive and we don't want it to be torn to shreds by grit stuck in the bottom of trainers.

Contemporary is traditionally taken in bare feet, but you may want to wear socks or shoes until you feet get used to the wear and tear.

Where can I purchase dance clothes locally?

There are a number of dance shops in the local are, here are details of a small selection:

  • 4 Dance - 4 Thames St, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 2PU
  • Flashdance - 44 Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6DA
  • Flashdance - 133 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9HL
  • Ballet-Hoo - 113 High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1AQ