Academy of Dance FAQ2018-09-28T17:17:44+00:00

FAQ

Where are you located?2018-09-26T16:26:04+00:00

Our Studio and Uniform Shop is located in Shek Mun next to the Shek Mun MTR station.
Address: Unit J – K, 25/F, Kings Wing Plaza 2, 1 On Kwan Street, Shek Mun, Shatin
We are easily accessible by train, bus, taxi or car.

Sai Kung classes are held at the Hong Kong Academy Dance room
Address: 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung

What are your opening hours?2018-09-26T16:26:04+00:00

Office and shop hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday office hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Some classes will run in the evenings and over the weekend however the office and shop is not open for business during these hours.

Why Academy of Dance?2018-09-26T16:26:04+00:00

We have been described by parents as a studio with heart. We always seek excellence in our achievements and we have been awarded scholarships for our dance students, gold medals in the competitions regionally, chosen to represent Hong Kong internationally. We earnestly believe in a creative dance education available to all. We are an inclusive studio where all are welcome, managing to balance excellence in standard with positive teaching techniques and providing classes for both the avid dance enthusiast, and those wanting just a fun fitness social class. We offer technically advanced Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Contemporary classes that use a syllabus as the core foundation overlaid with creative choreography by our professional dance teachers. You will not find a more vibrant and cutting edge dance studio for kids in Hong Kong.

How do I contact Academy of Dance?2018-09-26T16:26:03+00:00

Email: info@academyofdance.com.hk
Phone: 3956 9172 ( office hours 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday; 9am – 2pm Saturdays)
Whatsapp: 9856 9683 ( office hours 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday; 9am – 2pm Saturdays)

What payment methods do you accept?2018-09-26T16:26:03+00:00

We accept cash and Cheque payments in person at our reception during office hours. And Bank transfer made with proof of payment emailed to our offices with full details.

Cheque Payee Name: Danceworks Limited
Bank name: Danceworks Limited
Bank account HSBC # 456-409986-838

What is your cancellation policy? Can I get a refund?2018-09-26T16:26:03+00:00

We do not accept cancellation after the first lesson. If your child does not desire to keep dancing please let us know, and we will work to resolve the concerns of your child as best we can. We cannot offer a refund under any circumstances except when issued with a medical certificate. Resolution of concerns should be directed to our director Sonia directly via email: sonia@academyofdance.com.hk

We only offer refunds when we have had to close a class due to our own internal issues such as no teacher available at short notice, or an accident, emergency, or due to low class enrolment. We do our absolute best to provide notice of a class closure and we are always deeply apologetic for any inconvenience caused as we do understand and value the commitment parents make.

Do you have a latecomer policy?2018-09-26T16:26:02+00:00

Should you join our studio mid term we can accept your payment on a pro rata basis for all new students.

If there is bad weather, how will I know if classes are cancelled?2018-09-26T16:27:17+00:00

Please check our Facebook page at 8am for the morning classes and 1pm for the afternoon classes to get updated on class cancellations. We do not offer a refund for classes cancelled due to government enforced closures.

Do you have change rooms or toilets?2018-09-26T16:32:24+00:00

We have two changing rooms within the studio as well as women’s and men’s toilets very close to the studio only a few steps away.

How do I register?2018-09-26T16:37:25+00:00

Book for a class online at http://www.academyofdance.com.hk/schedules/ or call/email us at the contact us details below.

We also have a contact us form on our website if you would like to leave us message or enquiry. We try to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Do you offer trial classes before signing up?2018-09-26T16:41:17+00:00

Yes! As we want both you and your child to have confidence in what you are signing for we do offer a $150 trial class.

Do you have drop-in classes?2018-09-26T16:42:31+00:00

No due to the nature of our program we focus heavily on progressive training, for this reason children need to be enrolled for the full term of classes so that we ensure the quality of program that wins us the gold medals and examination top scores!

How much do classes cost?2019-01-28T17:39:17+00:00

You can find all the fee information here:
http://www.academyofdance.com.hk/schedules/

Should I expect any additional fees?2018-09-26T16:45:11+00:00

Yes, the additional costs are studio uniform, shoes and dance attire. We sell all this in our studio and we work hard to keep our costs low for you the parents. A full set of dance uniform can be purchased for between $500 – $780.

We also have annual examination fees (between $720 – $ 1,200 depending on the grade level) which will be charged to your account in January of each year.

An annual show fee will be charged in August of each year. (between $700 – $1,000)

Competition entry fees for those joining competition troupes and also any extra private lessons and costumes required.

What is your Class Schedule?2018-09-26T16:47:08+00:00

Please find our schedule here:
http://www.academyofdance.com.hk/schedules/

I don’t know which class my child should enroll in – how can I determine that?2018-09-26T16:48:53+00:00

Firstly have a read up about the difference between jazz, ballet and hip hop and then if you are still undecided please contact us right away and we’d love to help you find a class for your child to trial. Usually we are happy for parents to trial two different class in the first week to see what the differences are firsthand.

Secondly, our classes are organised by age and levels, please tell us your child’s age and any previous dance experience they may have had, we will then get the feedback from the teacher about the classes and let you know what level we think they should enrol in.

Do you offer private classes?2018-09-26T16:50:20+00:00

Private classes are offered dependent on teacher and studio availability. A private class can be booked for $600 directly through our reception.

How many students are in a class?2018-09-26T16:51:43+00:00

Our classes range from 3 students per class to a maximum of 16 in a class.

Is there a minimum age for children to attend the class?2018-09-26T16:52:48+00:00

Our Sparkles Ballet and Sparkles Jazz classes start at 2.5 years old.

Do you offer adult classes?2018-09-26T16:53:25+00:00

IF you have a group of 6 or more adults looking to enjoy a dance fitness class we have teachers who are available to teach in the evenings from 7.30pm – 9.00pm or Lunchtime hours 11.30 – 1.30pm. Please get in touch if you would like to start an adult class.

Is there a dress code?2018-09-26T16:54:53+00:00

Yes all students are required to attend class in the studio dance uniform.

Do I need to bring anything to class?2018-09-26T16:56:08+00:00

Please bring a water bottle, dance shoes, and a small bag to carry your dance things in.

Are parents allowed in the studio while classes are in session?2018-09-26T16:57:52+00:00

We do allow parents to view classes once a term on the last week of term. You are also able to attend with your child to settle them in if your child has separation anxiety or any other concerns in the class.

Can my child makeup a missed class?2018-09-26T17:00:45+00:00

One make up class can be offered per month in the same term as the class missed, we offer a max of ONE per month only on the basis that you call in and book the make up lesson and let us know why they are absent in advance, and book the make up lesson to be taken at the same time.

No make up class can be taken in the students regular class, i.e the class they most recently attended on a regular basis.

What you CAN do to make up a missed lesson is book any one of the classes we offer that is in the same age range/level for your child and come to an alternative lesson in either studio location to make up a class lost due to travel or illness.

We only offer refunds when we have had to close a class due to our own internal issues such as no teacher available at short notice, or an accident, emergency, or due to low class enrolment. We do our absolute best to provide notice of a class closure and we are always deeply apologetic for any inconvenience caused as we do understand and value the commitment parents make.