Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions we have not answered in our section below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help!
AT THE STAGE ACADEMY CLASSES OF 1 HOUR OF DANCE, SINGING AND ACTING, CAN I SELECT WHICH ONE I DO?
The stage academy classes that are 3 hours training per week is taught in-conjunction with one another, therefore you would not benefit from the full training given at the academy. We encourage all students to participate in all 3 classes so they can become a more versatile performer. You can still have your main focus, but the other two disciplines will support your strongest area with performance and overall ability to adapt and be creative as a performer.
CAN I BOOK A FREE TRIAL/TASTER SESSION?
Yes, you can book a FREE TRIAL of your choice through our website or by calling us.
IS THERE ANY UP FRONT COSTS?
After your FREE TRIAL, you pay the enrolment fee of £48.00 or £58.00 whichever is relevant to you. This covers your first set of fees and an RSM T-shirt.
CAN I HAVE A LOOK AROUND THE ACADEMY BEFORE ATTENDING ANY CLASS?
Yes absolutely, message or call to book your appointment to have a guided tour around RSM Stage Academy.
ARE ALL STAFF ENHANCED DBS CHECKED?
Yes, all staff at RSM Stage Academy holds an enhanced DBS Check.
CAN I JUST TAKE PART IN 1 TO 1 SESSIONS?
Yes, just send us a message or even book your 1 to 1 training with us through our website.
AM I TOO OLD TO START?
We teach any change at the academy and there is an opportunity for everyone. We run an Adult Performing Arts Company and offer 1 to 1 Training for our older students.
WHAT IS THE YOUNGEST YOU TAKE FROM?
The youngest we start from is aged 4 and upwards in our Early Years class.
I DON’T KNOW WHICH CLASS TO JOIN, WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?
We will book an enrolment with you and talk about the different options and opportunities available that would best suit you.
DO YOU GET REGULAR UPDATES AT THE ACADEMY?
Yes, we send out newsletters 4-6 times per year along with updates via email, text and our social media platforms Facebook, Instagram etc.
CAN I SWITCH GROUPS IF THIS PROVES TO BE MORE CONVENIENT FOR ME?
Yes of course, but ideally no more than once per year and definitely not when we have shows, rehearsals/projects as we would be rehearsing the pieces that are being performed.
CAN I JUST ENROL IN DANCE SCHOOL OR A SINGULAR CLASS?
Yes you can, but we actively encourage you to attend at least 2 classes per week if you want to development further.
CAN I PAY AS YOU GO FOR ALL CLASSES?
Whilst we don’t ask for upfront termly fees like many Performing Arts Schools do, you are required to pay for 4 or more weeks at any one time for all classes except 1 to 1’s where you can pay for a singular lesson or pay for a block.
DO YOU OFFER ONLINE VIRTUAL TRAINING?
Yes, we currently run guest workshops and masterclasses. We also offer 1 to 1 training for all ages including professional performers across the world.
What do I need to wear when attending a class or workshop at RSM Stage Academy?
Upon enrolment you will receive an RSM T-Shirt as part of your enrolment. You are required to wear RSM Leggings or Joggers along with an RSM Hoody or Jacket. You can purchase your own plain black leggings (good quality ones that are not see through please). Dance shoes must be worn, no trainers unless otherwise stated for a particular routine or during your first 2 weeks of classes at the academy. You can purchase these items in our online shop.
What happens if we miss a class?
If you miss a class at RSM Stage Academy and you do not give 24 hours notice for normal group classes or 48 hours for 1 to 1 sessions, you will still be charged for that session or class missed. However, if you are absent for a holiday or need a week off for whatever reason you can do this by asking for an absence form at reception or it is available in the RSM Family Restricted Area of our website. We give you 8 weeks across a year January to December to take any weeks off needed as we are open for the duration of the school holidays, apart from usually the last week of August and Christmas week. Check out our class timetable here.
Do you close at any point during the year?
We are open throughout the year, apart from the last week of August and we have a Christmas break. You will be notified of any further changes.
MY CHILD IS REALLY SHY AND NERVOUS TO ATTEND, IS THERE ANYTHING IN PLACE TO SUPPORT THIS UPON THEIR INITIAL FIRST FEW WEEKS?
Yes we have a system in place called “Shadow a Student”, where your son or daughter will be teamed up with an existing student to support your child during their first few weeks. We also ensure that you have been to the academy first to meet Principal/Creative Director Richard S. Meredith and to be shown around the premises upon enrolment, before your son or daughter starts with us. RSM Stage Academy prides itself on the family feel, along with having an extremely welcoming and vibrant atmosphere.