Our Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I expect when my child joins LBA?

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We are a very open and welcoming community and we invite each child in with open arms. We help to develop and nurture their progression at each stage of their journey with us, allowing them to grow their confidence, technique and talent and become a fearless performer.
We know it can be a bit scary to join a new dance school, but here at LBA we do everything we can to make sure your child settles in quickly and happily.

We offer opportunities to take part in our yearly LBA show, other regular performance opportunities throughout the year, and to take part in exams if your child and their teacher feels confident in them doing so. 

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What do I need for the first class?

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When your child arrives for their very first class with us, we ask that they come a little bit early so that we have time to introduce them to everyone and ensure they are comfortable in their environment.
If your child is joining our Petit, Midi or Grande groups, we ask that our parents/guardians leave their child to enjoy the class and pick them up at the end as it can be a bit daunting to have an audience.
We will have a quick chat with you once the class has finished to answer any questions you may have, and will be in touch again the next day once you’ve both absorbed all the excitement.
Our aim is to grow your child’s confidence and introduce them to everything that the wonderful world of dance and theatre has to offer.

All your child needs for their first class is themselves, a bottle of water and a snack if taking more than one class, some comfortable clothing they can easily move in, and a pair of soft indoor shoes. There is no requirement to have the set uniform for your trial class. 

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How do I enroll my child with LBA?

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If you’ve decided that LBA is the school for you, we will have a comprehensive chat with you to better understand everything that you want to get out of your time with us and how we can help you to achieve this.

We encourage all of our students to join a variety of dance and performance styles so that they can diversify their training and find what suits them best.

NEW STUDENTS
New students can enrol for a free trial class here. After this, you will receive an invite with details on how to book them for the rest of the term.
Sibling discounts will be applied automatically, and multi-class discount codes will be sent via email.
Payment can be made via the booking page, to the LBA bank account or by cash/cheque at the child’s first class.

CURRENT STUDENTS
We’ve made it really easy to register yourself or your child for the new term at LBA!
You can book your child’s place in class here.
Payment can be made through our booking page or by bank transfer, Paypal or cash/cheque at your first class of the term.
Unfortunately we can’t guarantee your child’s place in class until payment has been received.
You will receive discount codes for multi class bookings in your NEW TERM email which is sent out at the end of the previous term.
We recommend booking your child’s new term ASAP to avoid disappointment, as many of our classes are on waiting lists.

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What times are your classes?

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You can see our updated timetables here.

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Is there a uniform at LBA?

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Yes there is! We encourage all of our students to wear the special La Belle Arts uniform so that they can feel part of our amazing family.
You can purchase your uniform here.
Each piece of uniform has our beautiful La Belle Arts logo on it and can be personalised with the students name!

Click here to download our uniform PDF.

REGULATION UNIFORM : https://lba.mydancestore.co.uk/

LBA BRANDED UNIFORM : https://squaddancewear.com/la-belle-arts/ (Please make an account on this website, and open a new tab or window to make your order)

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What are your term dates?

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Our terms closely follow the Edinburgh school holiday term dates. Our adult classes are also run by these dates.

2021/2022 term dates are as follows:

2021
SUMMER TERM
26th of April - 3rd July
AUTUMN TERM
23rd August - 15th October
WINTER TERM
25th October - 17th December

2022
SPRING TERM
10th January - 9th April
SUMMER TERM
25th April - 1st July

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Get in touch

@labelleartsedinburgh