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 below and use our 3 easy 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.

Why are your prices higher than other dance schools?

DNC is an established, award-winning dance school renowned for providing an exceptional standard of training. All of our teachers are highly experienced and qualified, not to mention we provide students with purpose-built facilities. Outside of classes, we send videos, music, and handouts along with ongoing support.

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 one weekend. You may also enrol her into our Summer School (5 weeks). On 7th September 2024, we will be holding an OPEN DAY with a free trial class.

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 more than happy to talk to you:
Phone – 01628 298582

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 10-12 years to complete all 6 grades.

What are the benefits in enrolling for the full year?

We encourage serious students to enrol for the full academic year (Sept 24 – July 25). Not only do you save £50 by doing so, but you also affirm your commitment to the training. Annual students receive a high level of support & guidance throughout the year, along with more opportunities to perform at events.

Do you offer any other classes apart from Kathak?

We have a fantastic team of teachers running various classes throughout the week including Bharatanatyam, Bollywood dance & Bhangra! As well as yoga for health & wellbeing, and holistic treatments. Click here for our up to date class schedule.

Do you offer scholarships?

We are now 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 at least three academic terms, i.e. if you join in September 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!

What if I register for the year and my situation changes?

ALL enrolments are non-refundable, whether they are termly or annually. Unfortunately there is no flexibility to change the day either. Kathak is a long-term commitment that requires dedication, so please consider carefully if this is the right artform for your circumstances.

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 our 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.

Step 1 - Decide which class to join

Our next intake for kids, teens & adults is in July 2024 for our 5 week Summer School a

Thereafter we will be accepting new students from September 2024, for the new academic year.

Depending on your age and level, decide which class you would like to join from our timetable, or phone 01628 298582.

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Step 2 - Enrol online

  • In addition to course fees, additional charges apply throughout the year for uniform, exams & performance costumes.
  • Once you enrol, 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/service.
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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 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