Updated: Sep 29
Everything you need to know about trial classes at Piri Ballet
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.
WHEN TO TRY / JOIN
It's best to start asap so your child can progress with the rest of the class and start preparing for the end of year show, but don't worry if you missed the first weeks. Our teachers are patient and positive and will support any late starters.
If you decide to join us after the trial class, will deduct any missed classes (before your trial class) from first invoice.
We cannot guarantee show participation with later sign ups (after January). 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. 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).
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
Go to the "Trial Class" tab on our website and fill out the "trial class sign up form"
For your trial class, book the class which you would like to attend weekly if you decide to join us after the trial class.
Please see our schedule below to find out which classes still have openings.
COST OF TRIAL CLASS
There is no additional trial class fee. The normal trimester fees will apply if you join. All missed classes before your trial class 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
CLOTHES & HAIR:
For the trial class you do not need to purchase anything. Students hair can be in a neat ponytail and wear leggings and a t-shirt and socks. If you already own a leotard and ballet shoes, please come in those. If you decide to sign up after the trial class, we will put together the welcome package which is part of the sign up fee (please see below the link to our general and financial terms for more info) which includes everything you need so your child will have it for the 2nd class. 😊
Normally minimum 5 and maximum 15 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
You are welcome to watch the class anytime. There is a glass window (one way so students don't get distracted) in the changing room area.
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 get back to you as soon as we can. If anything changes later on, you can still discontinue your classes at the end of a trimester if you let us know by the cancellation dates given in our General & Financial Conditions.
B) NOT JOINING or NOT SURE YET
Please email or whatsapp us if you decide not to join us so we can offer the spot to another student.