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Updated: Sep 1, 2021

Everything you need to know about trial classes at any Piri Ballet location.

Click any of the question below to take you to the answer of that question.


Can my child attend a trial class first and then decide if we sign up?

When should I attend the trial class?

Which level should I book?

Which teacher should I chose?

How can I make a booking for a trial class?

Which classes are available?

How much does a trial class cost?

What should my child wear to the trial class?

What time should I arrive for the trial class?

My child is very shy and/or attached to me. What do you recommend to do?

Can I watch the trial class?

How we sign up if we were happy with the trial class and want to join?

What do we do if we decide that we are not yet ready or do not want to join?



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***SPECIAL WARNING***

Our classes are so awesome that over 80% of students who try our classes decide that they want to join us!

You cannot say that we didn't warn you! 😉


 


TRY AND DECIDE AFTERWARDS


Your first class with us, always counts as your trial class. You can decide afterwards if you would like to join us or not.


As soon as you book your trial class, a spot is reserved for you for the whole school year. This way you will have a spot in the class, if you decide to join us and your child can attend their class regularly straight away.



WHEN TO TRY / JOIN


Our classes at all of our locations start on Monday, 6th September 2021


Ideally start in the first week of classes but you can also start later if that does not work for you. The sooner the better since we start working on our ballet technique from the first day of class and we start rehearsing for the show during the first trimester. If you start later, you might need to start with a lower level to catch up. Our teachers are patient and positive and will support any late starters.


We cannot guarantee show participation with later sign ups. It will depend on the class and the student. Our teacher would gladly advise you on these matters (level & show participation) after the trial class. Having said that, as long as there are spots available, you are welcome to join us anytime during the school year.



CHOSING THE LEVEL


See which class to book according to our age table below. This refers to your childs age in September. The ages below are guidelines and work for most students. We will tell you after the trial class if the teacher thinks that your child would make better progress in another level (lower or higher level).


Piri Ballet Age Level Guidelines at different locations
L1 = Level 1

CHOOSING A TEACHER


All of our teachers are professional, positive, kind, patient and love working with children. They are trained in the Piri Ballet method, so no matter which class or teacher you chose, you will receive the same high standard that we set for each class. Our classes are fun, positive and challenging.


If several classes work for you, you are welcome to attend several trial classes with different teachers. Just let us know afterwards which one you chose so we can open the other class for other students.



WHERE / HOW TO BOOK


The trial class booking is done in the same booking system as the annual class booking. Go to the "Booking" tab at the top of our website and scroll down to the booking system.



Then pick your preferred location and level.



For your trial class, book the class which you would like to attend weekly if you decide to join us after the trial class.


AVAILABLE CLASSES


If the class is open for bookings, it means that there are spaces available.


If the class is full, you can only click “Join Waitlist”. It is worth signing up to the waitlist for your preferred class, as many people make a few changes to their schedules at the beginning of the school year and swap to another class. We recommend to also sign up for a class without a waitlist to make sure you have a space in case you do not make it into your preferred class.



COST OF TRIAL CLASS


There is no additional trial class fee. The normal trimester fees will apply if you join. If you join us after September, all missed classes from October ‘21 and on will be deducted from your first bill. If after the trial class you do not join us, you do not pay for anything.



WHAT TO WEAR


For the trial class, if you do not have any ballet clothes already, students can wear leggings or a skirt and a t-shirt and socks. Feel free to bring them in a tutu or whatever else they feel most comfortable in.

Do not buy any new clothes for the trial class. We have a set uniform for our classes and we will give you all the info you need (where to buy etc) after your trial class.



ARRIVAL TIME


Normally minimum 3 and maximum 10 minutes before class starts. Make sure to give yourself enough time for parking and finding the location. Your child will feel more comfortable if they do not arrive rushed and/or late.




TRYING WITH SHY CHILD


Prepare your child before hand so they know what to expect


1) Show them this video so they can see what a class looks like


2) Explain to them that you will be bringing them to the studio and show them the space and just before class starts, you will be going outside and you will be waiting for them there. Explain that only students are allowed in the classroom and if they need anything (water, go to the toilet etc) they can ask the teacher.


3) On the day, make sure to arrive 10 minutes early. Get ready for class, take off your shoes and check with the teacher if you can enter the classroom with your child for a few minutes (only if there is no other class in the room). Walk around the classroom with your child for a bit until they feel more comfortable.



WATCHING THE CLASS


Normally we would love for you to come in and watch part of the trial class, but unfortunately under the current circumstances we cannot allow it.


We will have several open days during the school year, where parents can watch the class. Exact dates will be given later.



AFTER THE TRIAL CLASS


A) SIGNING UP

If you decide to join us, you can start attending class weekly straight away. No need to get a confirmation from us. We will sort out the "technicalities" afterwards. Having said that, send us a text, or email to confirm your annual booking and we will send you an email with all the information you need (uniform, payment, rules etc) If anything changes later on, you can still discontinue your annual booking. After September, discontinuation is possible at the end of the trimester with your written (email, WhatsApp) cancellation request sent before the following dates:

  1. Trimester: 26th September

  2. Trimester: 10 Dec 2021

  3. Trimester: 2 Apr 2021


B) NOT JOINING or NOT SURE YET

The deadline for cancelling your annual subscription (comes with trial class booking) is the 26th of September. If your trial class is after the 22nd of September you can cancel until 5 days after the trial class. Please email or whatsapp us if you decide not to join us so we can offer the spot to another student.



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Piri Ballet provides Ballet and Cardio Dance classes for beginners and Intermediates. The youngest students are two years old and the oldest are over sixty years old. We have classes for babies, toddlers, young children, teenagers, adults and seniors. It is never too late or too early to start dancing. Classes for babies are in baby carriers with their mum’s and are to popular music. Classes for 2-3 year old’s contain 30 minutes of dance-play and 30 minutes of just playing and drawing etc. The class size for two to three year old children will be small with around 5 children per teacher. Ages 4-6 year old’s have 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of dance-play. Ages 7-9 will have 50 minutes of Ballet and 10 minutes of dance-play. Ages 10 and above will have 60 minutes of Ballet.

The ballet classes will contain a warm-up, barre work, stretching, exercises in the center like jumps and turns (depending on the age and level) and a cool-down.

At Piri Ballet, our student’s health and safety is very important. For this reason we hold warm-ups and cool-downs for every class. We also teach our students to do the exercises in a way to avoid injuries. Our teachers have taken thousands of ballet classes and know exactly what to pay attention to.

We believe that dancing should be fun and enjoyable while also improving skills, muscle strength, posture and flexibility.

Every single student is important to us and we try to tailor our classes to make it a positive experience for all our students.

We are interested and appreciate all feedback from students and parents.

Our most popular classes are our 2-3-year-old ballet classes and our adult beginner’s classes.

Our studio is in Nyon very close to the train station (2-minute walking-distance). Our students come from different parts of Vaud and Geneva.

We are hoping to open new dance centers in Lausanne and Geneva in the near future so if Nyon is too far for you, please subscribe to our mailing list and let us know if you would be interested in attending our future Geneva or Lausanne Dance Center.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

piriballet@gmail.com

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