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?

Classes are £5.00 per class if you pay up front for half a term (usually five or six weeks), £6.50 per class if you pay on the day.

Beginners

I'm a complete beginner and...

Welcome to the wonderful world of dance!

You've found a great studio to start dancing. At Eastbourne 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'!

Classes

Do you provide classes for adults?

Yes, absolutely. Eastbourne 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 Eastbourne 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.

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!

What's the typical age range in the classes?

The age range varies with the style of dance.

We always say that we take anyone from 17 to 70.

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 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.