What does my child need to wear for class?
Children need to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, ideally trainers. The uniform for class is an Inspire Performing Arts T Shirt which can be purchased via the uniform page.
What performances do you do?
All children have the opportunity to perform at various events throughout the year. During Autumn term we focus on our big annual show which is held at Bedford Corn Exchange in December. Spring term we work towards our Awards Ceremonies, this is held at the end of term where the children perform and we celebrate the children. Lastly summer term is all about local events! We perform at school summer fetes, charity events and The Bedford River Festival.
How does payment work?
Classes are paid for in half termly blocks (usually between 5-7 weeks). Classes are £5 each. You will receive an invoice a week before the half term starts and can pay in cash or via bank transfer. If you know you will be absent, fees will be adjusted accordingly but no refunds are given for unexpected absences.
Do you do exams?
At Inspire Performing Arts our classes are all about having fun, learning and growing in confidence. For these reasons we don’t do exams, however every child has lots of opportunities to perform without the pressure of an exam.
Do parents stay in the class?
Parents/carers are asked to wait outside during class time. This is because we find it can be a huge distraction for children having other adults in the class. It also gives your child the chance to buddy up and make new friends.
My child is shy, I’m worried about bringing them
On your child’s first few classes they will be buddied up with another child, this will help them feel a part of the class, settle in and make a new friend. The first class is a free trial so they can give it a go before signing up for the rest of the half term.
Do you run through the school holidays?
Evening classes run term time only however we do run Create Explore Days which are full days (9am-3pm) during the school holidays. Please see ‘what’s on’ for details.