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FAQ
Blocks and Payments

The school year 2021-22 is divided into 3 payment blocks. Registration is per block of 12 weeks.
New students can start at any moment, as long as there is still space available in the desired group.
Subscribed student need to re-subscribe and pay at least two weeks before the start of a new block.

Monday
Block 1 September 6 - November 29 2021
Block 2 December 6 2021 - March 14 2022
Block 3 March 21 - July 4 2022

Tuesday
Block 1 September 7 – November 30 2021
Block 2 December 7 2021 - March 22 2022
Block 3 March 29 – June 28 2022

Wednesday:
Block 1 September 8 - December 1 2021
Block 2 December 8 2021 - March 23 2022
Block 3 March 30 - June 29 2022

Vacations (no class)

Monday

  • October 18 2021
  • December 27 2021
  • January 3 2022
  • February 28 2022
  • April 18 2022
  • April 25 2022
  • May 2 2022
  • June 6 2022

Tuesday

  • October 19 2021
  • December 28 2021
  • January 4 2022
  • January 25 2022
  • March 1 2022
  • April 26 2022
  • May 3 2022

Wednesday

  • October 20 2021
  • December 29 2021
  • January 5 2022
  • March 2 2022
  • April 27 2022
  • May 4 2022
Summer Course Dates

Summer Course 2021: Four weeks of dancing! Wednesday June 30th till Wednesday July 21st.

Catching up
If you missed a lesson, you can join the class on another day. This means that students from the Monday class can join the Wednesday/Tuesday lessons, or the other way around. Please send me SMS beforehand! about missing the lesson and your request to join the other group. Students who follow all lessons cannot catch up, because there aren’t any more options left. You can only catch-up within the same block that you are subscribed to and only if there is space available in the group you requested.

During the school year: there is no possibility for refund or catching up the lessons in the next block/course.

During the summer: there is no refund or catch-up possibility for missing lessons. But you can choose to take SINGLE Lessons.

Discounts on Dance performances
Talvandansen students regularly receive discounts in theaters in the area. The discounts are sent by email, so make sure you check your mail frequently!
Dancewear advice
There is no strict dress code at Talvandansen, since all students are adults amateur or professionals. It is important that you feel comfortable. But choosing the right clothes that fit the style can improve the quality of the class (the teacher can correct you), enhance your understanding of the style and contribute to your safety.

PBT/PCT workout – Wear Ballet clothing or comfortable clothes, preferably not too wide, so that the teacher can correct your posture. Roll legging up under knee (calves exposed) and dance barefoot. Put your hair up high, so you can lye comfortabel on your back. It’s useful to bring a large towel or yoga mat for the exercises on the ground.
For this class we use equipment. The teacher has a set for your tryout class, but you need to purchase your own set if you with to continue (see equipment list).

Ballet – Wear ballet clothing or comfortable clothes, preferably not too wide, so that the teacher can correct your posture. You can use ballet shoes or (anti-slip) socks.

Modern dance – Wear Dance clothes or comfortable clothes, preferably not too wide, so that the teacher can correct your posture. A part of the class is danced barefoot and a part on socks. When working on Floor technique it is useful to wear long sleeves and long pants or legging, so that you can prevent burn marks (friction).

For all classes – for safety reasons please don’t wear any jewelry, please wear your hair back in a bun or ponytail. Please bring a water bottle and a towel with you.

Buying dance clothing and shoes

You can get personal advice and fitting assistance at Paraddy Quality Sport & Dancewer in Rotterdam.

Paraddy Quality Sport & Dancewear: Witte de Withstraat 11A, 3012 BP Rotterdam, Tel: 010 – 411 56 66

Other shops

Equipment for PBT/PCT

For this class we use equipment. The teacher has a set for your tryout class, but you need to purchase your own set if you with to continue. You can keep your equipment at the studio.

Equipment list:

Exercise Ball (Also known as a ‘Swiss Ball’ Fitness Ball or ‘Fit Ball’)
Using your height to size up your ball: When you stand next to an exercise ball, it should be even or slightly above your knee level. The best way to size up your ball is by sitting on it. When you sit on the ball, knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor. Find your height and see which ball size you should try first.

Height – Recommended ball size
Under 142cm 45 cm ball
142-160cm 55 cm ball
160-178cm 65 cm ball
178-193cm 75 cm ball

**The measurement of the ball is diameter (measuring from one side of the ball to the other)

Tip: If you doubt between two sizes, choose the biggest one.

 

Fusion ball (Also known as a Soft Stability Ball or Pilates Soft Ball). A Soft Toy Ball can be used and found in many toy shops.
Size: Between 20 to 23cm in diameter.

 

 

Resistance Band (Also known as a TheraBand or Dyna band)
3-5m in length & 6″ / 15cm wide. Medium strength.
Note: the color of the strength changes depending on the supplier.
Tip: choose a band from a strong material to prevent rolling. this one is my favorite: Resistance band 5,5m

 

Lacrosse Ball (Also known as a Hand Ball, racquetball or Pinky Ball)
Closest to the size of 8″ or 20.5cm in circumference (measurement around the ball) or 6.3cm / 2.5″ in diameter
Note: A Tennis Ball is not recommended. This is a hard small ball.
If above balls are not available, next best option is a pet fetch ball.

 

Shops for equipment:

Decathlon, Bol.com, Matchu sports

Enrollment
New students can start at any moment, as long as there is space available in the desired group. The full block price should be paid, but of course you can catch-up the missed classes. If there is no possibility to catch up the missed classes, other arrangements can be made.
Determine your level
An indication of the level is written in the class description. The best thing you can do, if you are still doubting, is follow a tryout class. After class you can discuss your options with the teacher and if needed try another level out.
Cancelation
Talvandansen is working with 3 payment/subscription moments, unlike many other dance schools with a yearly subscription. Therefore cancelation of agreement is not necessary/possible. At the end of each block, you can simply choose if you wish to subscribe and pay for the next block.