FAQ

Bollywood Dance School Canada

FAQ’S & GENERAL INQUIRY

At what age can one register for BDS Canada’s Dance classes?

The starting age for a student to register for BDS Canada’s Dance classes is 4 years; there is no upper age limit. Classes are divided into the following categories based on age groups

  • Kids – 4 to 7 years
  • Juniors – 8 to 12 years.
  • Adults – 13 years and above.

My child is 3 years old; can he/she still enroll for BDS Canada’sclasses?

Minimum age requirement for registrations is 4 years and above. We highly recommend that the child waits until the age of 4 before signing up for classes. However, in some cases, we may allow a child who is just a month or two away from turning 4.

What Styles of Dances will be taught in the class?

At BDS Canada’s most Adult Beginner & Intermediate batches, Kids and Juniors will begin with Bollywood incorporating Jazz techniques and disciplines. As the classes progress, they may be taught other styles such as Salsa, Jazz, Course, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Indian Contemporary depending on level of class and the general consensus of the batch. Most of these styles are taught to Bollywood music or remixes.

I have never danced before; will I still be able to enroll for the classes?

At BDS Canada, we firmly believe that anybody can dance. Our classes our designed and catered to accommodate beginners as well as experienced dancers.

Where are the classes held?

We currently hold classes ONLINE due to the current situation with COVID-19. However, we aim to offer classes at the following locations, once we are able to mve to a physical studio:

  • Mississauga,
  • Brampton,
  • Downtown Toronto,
  • Scarborough,
  • Vaughan &
  • North York

Can you start a class in our area?

We are committed to spreading the joy of dance to as many people and communities as we can. We can start classes at a new Centre provided that there is sufficient interest in that particular area for classes. For further information, please contact our office on +1 647 446 5282 or email us at info@bollywooddanceschool.ca

How many classes are in a course?

There are 12 classes of 1 hour each in a batch for Adults & Juniors and 12 classes of 45 mins each for kids.

How does the class schedule work?

To view the class schedule, simply click on the ‘Schedule’ tab on our website (www.bollywooddanceschool.ca) and select the venue you are enquiring about.

Can I join a class if I have a medical condition?

If you have a medical condition you are required to get a Doctor’s certificate that allows you to participate in the class. Make sure that you convey your medical condition to your Instructor PRIOR to the commencement of the class so that they are aware.

What are the Adult Intensive batches? Would I be able to enroll for these batches?

Enrollments for our Intensive batch are done by Auditions only. These students are chosen based on their dance ability and potential during our Auditions. Auditions dates will be advertised through our student database and on social media. If you are interested in auditioning, you can let us know of your interest by contacting us +1 647 446 5282 so we can notify you when our auditions take place.

REGISTRATION

How can I register for a course?

You can contact the BDS Canada office on +1 647 446 5282 and get the registration information. Once you have acquired the same you may proceed to enroll online at info@bollywooddanceschool.ca

How does the Early-bird discount work?

BDS Canada provides students who enroll during the Early-Bird period (as Advertised) a discount on the class fees when enrolling for the Full Term. If you enroll after the Early-Bird period, you will be able to enroll but for a full price.

Would I be able to join a course mid-term?

Our online registrations for performance-based classes close after 2nd week of classes and you will have to wait for the commencement of the next batch or performance-based course. This is to make sure that we are fair to other students who have signed up and enrolled for the full course since the first class.

How many classes can I miss in one course?

You are allowed to miss not more than 4 classes in a performance-based course. You will also not be able to perform on stage unless you attend 8 classes out of 12 classes. Again, this is to be fair to all the students who consistently attend all the classes of the course.

What are your refund policies?

We have a strict NO REFUND POLICY. We do not give refunds or exchanges, and class packages are non-shareable. There are no refunds if you purchase a class package and do not come to class to redeem it. In case you have a medical condition and you are unable to continue with our classes; you will have to produce a Doctor's note or a Specialist certificate stating that you are not fit to dance. On the basis of which we may issue a credit note, which is valid for a period of 6 months. This credit note may be transferrable to your immediate family member depending on the health condition.

CLASSES

What time should I arrive for class?

For your first class we recommend that you come 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the class, after the first class even 5 minutes prior should suffice.

What is the duration of the class?

The duration of all Adult and Pre-Teens classes is 1 hour. For kids the duration per class is 45 minutes. Exceptions will apply to workshops and intensive courses.

What is the type of clothing that I will need to wear for the class? Is there anything else I need to bring with me?

The classes require comfortable dance attire such as tights, yoga pants, sweatpants and t-shirts. It is also advisable to carry a body-sized towel for the class or a Yoga mat for Floor Workouts and a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated is a MUST.

Are parents allowed to watch the class?

Depending on the nature of the workshop parents will be allowed to watch their kids in class on specific dates and times, which will be told to them by the instructor. The parents have to wait in the foyer or holding area as the Kids are easily distracted and may not feel comfortable having Parents watching the class throughout.

Can I take a trial class or watch a class?

You may choose to pay for a Drop-in Class if you would like to try the class before enrolling for the course. If you decide to continue with the course, we will simply ask for the remainder of the course fees. We do not allow prospective students to view the class as we feel it is more beneficial for you to actively partake in the class in order to make up your mind about joining the course.

What happens if I miss a class(es)? Can I make up for those missed classes?

Unfortunately, if you miss a class, there is no way of redeeming the missed classes, however videos of the class routine are shot and will be made available to the students of the class so that you may catch-up with anything that you may have missed.

Once I join a course, do I need to attend class the same days every week?

Yes, once you have enrolled for a batch you will be required to attend the same class every week as our classes run in a progressive format. Over the 12 classes in a batch student will learn one dance piece in a progressive manner, and each class learns a different dance piece.

PERFORMANCES

Can I start performing in shows once I join?

Currently, we have 2 Student Showcases which happen in the year at the end of our batches in which you will be participating with your class. In addition to this we also have ties with community events which are open to our students and other members of the community

What happens during a Concert / Showcase?

All our students from all the different centers come together and put up a stage show for their Family and Friends to showcase what they have learnt in the course. Students get to experience firsthand what it is like to perform on stage with professional lights, costumes and an audience.

Where can I purchase Tickets for the Student concerts?

Your class Instructor will advise you when you can purchase tickets for the Showcase. Ticket sales are generally conducted online. Participants may or may not be required to purchase tickets for the show depending on the type of showcase.