How to start your journey with DNC…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for choosing to be part of the DNC community, established since 2005 serving the community of Slough. We are looking forward to welcoming you on a unique journey of personal development through dance. If you have a query feel free to contact us, otherwise please read the following FAQ’s and use these three steps when you are ready to enrol.

I have danced before, which level should I join?

Beginners! All dance teachers have a different style and so unless you have previously danced at DNC, it is advisable to start at beginners level and gradually work your way up.

My child is so young, what if I sign her up and she doesn't like it? Do you offer trial classes?

If you have a child above the age of 5yrs you are welcome to bring her into the dance studio to observe a class. Sadly we do not offer trial classes as most of our sessions are already at full capacity.

I would like to speak to someone before I book online.

If you have a genuine passion for learning dance and you have a question that has not been answered on this website, then we would be most happy to talk to you and add you to our waiting list:
Phone – 01628 298582
Email: staff@dncstudio.com

When you are ready to book please click here.

Can I take one examination per year?

Unfortunately not. Kathak dance is not a linear subject, therefore it is not possible to fast-track your way through the syllabus. It is an artform that needs to be learnt with patience & discipline. Depending on how much you practice/study, it takes an average of 10 years to complete all 6 grades.

Do you offer any other classes apart from Kathak?

We have a fantastic team of teachers running various classes throughout the week including Bollywood, Semi-classical dance & Bhangra! As well as yoga for menopause and laughter! Click here for our upto date class schedule.

Do you offer scholarships?

From 2024 we are offering a small number of scholarships to low income households who would like to train with DNC at an affordable price. Please contact us for details.

When can I start performing?

You can perform upon completion of two academic terms, i.e. if you join in January then you may be able to perform in our annual July show if our teachers feel that you are ready. It all depends on how much you practice!

How much extra practice at home is required?

In order to progress, a minimum of 15 minutes per day is required at beginners level, 30mins at Intermediate level and 1hr per day at advanced. This is something we take very seriously. 

Is there a sibling / referral discount?

If you introduce a friend or sibling we are currently offering £10 off merchandise as a gesture of thanks.

What shall I wear to the classes?

DNC’s uniform policy for children & teens of ALL levels consists of Black Kathak dress & Ghungroos (ankle bells). Adults can choose to wear their own dress, but ghungroos are compulsory for everyone. Click here to visit our ONLINE SHOP where you can purchase the DNC uniform, to collect on your first day of term.

Step 1 - Decide which class to join

Depending on your age and level, decide which class you would like to join from our 2024 CLASS TIMETABLE.

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Step 2 - Book & pay online

Click here to enrol for January 2024

NB: Additional fees apply for uniform costs, exam fees & performance costumes. Once booked, it is not possible to make up for a missed class or change the day/time part way through a term. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to another course.

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Step 3 - Buy uniform

ALL students are required to wear the DNC dress, with Ghungroos (ankle bells).

  • Black dress with gold embedded logo and belt (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL) = £30 for kids and £36 for adults.
  • Beginners kids: Pink velcro = £36
  • Beginners adults: 25 bells (grade 1-2) = £60
  • Intermediate: 50 bells (grade 3-4) = £90
  • Advanced: 100 bells (grade 5-6) = £120