What happens on my first day?
On arrival at one of our centres, please speak to our friendly staff who will ask you to fill out an emergency contact form. There is also a section to indicate any medical conditions that our teachers need to be made aware of.
What should my child wear?
For your child’s first class a tracksuit or leggings and a T-shirt is ideal, with soft soled shoes or trainers. Act One uniform is kept to a minimum, with our only compulsory garment being our branded T-shirt, with your child’s own choice of black bottoms with jazz shoes or pumps.
Do I have to pay fees up front?
Act One are happy to offer your child's first class as a one off, free trial class (please see our classes page for individual prices). If your child enjoys their first class, fees for the remaining weeks of the month must be paid in full on your second week!
Can parents watch the sessions?
Strictly no parents are permitted to spectate our classes under any circumstances due to child protection and health and safety concerns. Also, we find that a parent’s presence can be detrimental in building a child’s self-confidence.
Will my child be safe?
Yes. Only trained staff teach your child. They’re selected and approved by our experienced team and hold enhanced DBS certificates. Plus, at least one member of staff at each centre has a First Aid Certificate.
We only recruit staff who have built a professional history with the school or tutors already in post. All our staff teach by our ethics and equal opportunities policy. We hold regular staff meetings and each tutor is observed periodically and offered feedback. They are also on top of new changes to school curriculums and educational systems; all to ensure that your child has the latest and most relevant training.
We strive to give your child the best opportunities available. We do this with their safety and happiness at the core of what we offer.
Will my child be given the chance to perform in shows and take exams?
The chance to take exams with LAMDA in Acting or Musical Theatre, or Arts Award grades Bronze-Gold, and partake in festivals and shows is available to all our children who are in the relevant age group. Children are however under no pressure to do this!
Where do I get my Act One T-shirt?
T-shirts and hoodies are available to order via the payment page. However, we recommend that new parents make sure their child is fully committed before purchasing a uniform.
What makes you different than other (nationally) well-known schools?