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  • What should I bring to class?
    Please arrive at class ready to go! BPDC Uniform, A BPDC onesie, BPDC Tshirt/Hoody and Leggings to wear over class uniform along with a bottle of water (NAMED) and your hair tied up correctly for class. Ballet: Hair must be in a bun. Lyrical, Acro, Musical Theatre and Pop: Hair MUST be up and off the face. Dancers must have CLEAN dance shoes to dance in. This includes pop class. (please don't wear muddy trainers to class!) Acro students MUST have their own mat and block. Do not bring in anything you don’t need for class!
  • When does term start?
    We start our Autumn Term on Monday 11th September 2023 Half Term is 23rd - 29th October (no classes) Term recomences on 30th October - 9th December 2023 *Pop classes are NOT running on the 21st Oct but will have a class on the 16th December to make up for this. Spring Term 2024 8th Jan 2024 - 30th March 2024 Half Term: 12th Feb - 18th Feb - No classes running Summer Term 2024 15th April 2024 - 14th July 2024 Half term: 27th May - 31st May - No classes running.
  • What Ages Do You Provide Class For?
    We offer a range of classes for 4 years old - 102 year olds!
  • How do I know which class to book a trial for?
    All our classes have a guideline for ages, however if we feel a student needs to be moved up this will be done at the teachers discretion. Our age guidelines are as follows: Mini - 4 - 6 yrs (confident 3 year olds are of course welcome!) Junior - 7 - 10yrs Inters : 11 - 12 yrs Seniors 13yrs+ Competitions - All ages and open to all BPDC students that wish to take part in competitions. ADULT - 18 yrs +
  • Do you offer trial classes?
    We offer a FREE trial class for all of our childrens classes. These must be booked so please make sure you have clicked our trial booking button. Adult classes : Your first class must be paid for BEFORE you come to class, then if you decide to join us we ask that you pay in a block payment of either two half term installments or one full term, depending on what works best for you.
  • How do i book a trial?
    All the classes that offer a trial will be available on our booking system. *Please note some classes may be full so you will be placed on the waiting list or offered an alternative where possible Our booking link is :
  • What should I wear for my trial class?
    For you to have the best experience at BPDCompany we recommend wearing clothes you feel comfortable in and suitable for your chosen class. A t-shirt and leggings/trackies and soft shoes for ballet and lyrical.  For Commercial Pop we would suggest a clean pair of trainers.
  • Is there a uniform?
    Our students are proud to be a part of Team BPDC and take great care of their appearance. Our uniform has been selected to look smart, facilitate learning with minimal distraction and keep the students safe. All information about what to wear in class can be found on our UNIFORM page
  • Where can I buy uniform from?
    We have an online SHOP for our branded items. You can find the link on our UNIFORM page. For leotards, tights and shoes please visit Dancia International in Caversham where the ladies will be more than happy to help. They stock our uniform and have our uniform list which can also be found on the UNIFORM page.
  • Do you offer exams?
    Here at BPDC we are all about Passion without the Pressure. Therefore we offer students the opportunity to take exams IF they wish to take them. We do offer British Theatre Dance Association examinations in Ballet, Lyrical and Acro. The exams offer a wonderful opportunity for the students to work towards and gain confidence when they receive their certificates and medals. However please remember that these are not compulsory.
  • What is watching week?
    Towards the end of each term we invite the parents, family and friends into watch class to see what we have been learning. It's a great opportunity for the students to perform to an audience in preparation for our annual show which is always a highlight of the year!
  • My child has additional needs, can they take part in class?
    Absolutely! Here at BPDCompany we are a TEAM and we belive that dance is for everyone. We are an inclusive dance school and do our best to work with parents and students to give everyone a chance to perform and progress. We discuss with every individual their particular needs in order to participate safely and so they get the best out of the whole experience. We have worked with many children with with ADHD, Aspergers, ASD, OD and a variety of medical conditions and in our caring and inclusive environment they are thriving in classes.
  • Can i talk to someone about joining?
    Yes you can call on 07970 747259. We are very often in classes teaching so you may find you get the answerphone. We will get back to you as soon as we can and suggest popping an email over to
  • Who is your designated Safeguarding lead?
    Bronia Robinson (Principal of BPDC) is our safeguarding lead. You can contact her with any concerns on
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