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How to help and encourage and support your child


  • Encourage your child to practice class-work and syllabus work at home with the music, if they wish to take exams, this must be at least 2-3 times a week and with a run up to exams this must as much as possible.

  • Parents are welcome to come and watch and make notes to help with their practice at home. Parents may also video their own child performing their dances.

  • The sooner your child knows all the syllabus work the sooner they can start perfecting it.

  • Go through and test the french technical terms with them. We sell the little pink book of Ballet French Technical Terms in the RBS&PA shop. Click here for our on-line french technical terms

  • Ensure they arrive in the correct uniform and neatly tied ribbons and hair in a bun.

  • Private lessons help a great deal with their own personal aims and goals throughout the year. Even if they just do one a term will helps achieve good placement and confidents within their class work.

  • A Healthy Balanced Diet - remember they need lots of energy.

  • Encourage them to look at pictures of dancers.

  • Taking them to see a ballet at the theatre. Click here to see what's on in and around Hampshire

  • Watching ballet DVDs

  • You tube and other online film sharing sites are great for pupils to see what they could achieve.

  • Encourage your child to jot down a few notes from class and may be some corrections in class or some thing for them to work at. By doing so they make a more conscious attempt at carrying that correction forward. Before you go to class the next time. Dancers that do this will progress faster because they don't have to be reminded of the same correction class after class.

  • A student who enjoys the discipline of ballet and shows dedication, will use these in all walks of life.


All teachers are CRB checked and hold an up to date first aid certificate. 


 Here are a few recommendations for Children's ballet class. 

  • Please ensure that all pupils visit the toilet prior to the start of the class. 

  • Please do not bring your child if they are unwell or injured. Open wounds should be covered with a suitable plaster. 

  • Please inform the teacher of any previous injury. 

  • In the interest of health and safety no jewellery will be allowed during class except where medical or religious reasons exist. 

  • No food or drink to be taken into the class. 

  • Please ensure all children wear the uniform. Cardigans must be tied, so they are easily removed. All items of the uniform must have the child's name securely in place. 

  • Hair must be tied back and if possible in a bun. 

  • Parents must collect pupils as they exit the ballet classroom. Baby, Tinies and Pre-primary class pupils must wait in the classroom if a parent has not arrived. 

  • Children are not permitted to go on to the school premises other than the changing area and the allocated halls. 

  • Four weeks notice is required in writing if the pupil is leaving or taking a break. 

  • If you have a change of address or telephone number, please ensure you let the school know of the change. 

  • Should you wish to discuss any aspect of your child's progress or any other issues please speak to the teacher, alternatively phone or email us. 

Refunds and Cancellations

  • Credit or refunds will not be given for missed classes due to illness, school holidays, or personal commitments.

  • School holidays and snow days are determined by the hall hire Portchester Community School and Warblington school. When they are closed, we are closed. Please check the website for class cancellation on bad weathers days.

  • There are no refunds given for bad weather class cancellation, but the credit is pass over to the next term invoice. Alternatively they are welcome to make up the class/classes in another class at RBS&PA appropriate for the student.

  • If a very young student is not ready to participate in a class after several visits, a refund of tuition will be given at the discretion of RBS&PA 

  • When a student sustains an injury that does not permit them to participate over an extended period of time a credit will be issued.


We recognise that we have responsibility to safeguard the welfare of your child and to reassure you that appropriate policy and procedures are in place to insure that your child take part in classes at the school with a safe and secure environment.

RBS & PA adheres to the Portchester Community School Child Protection policy.


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