The Acosta Dance Foundation Classes - FAQs

Please read the full FAQs from The Acosta Dance Foundation before booking.

What is the dress code for Adult Classes?

Students may wear any form-fitting apparel they can comfortably move in, such as a leotard, tights, a tank top, or a t-shirt with exercise pants or leggings. Baggy clothing and excessive jewellery are not allowed. Ballet shoes are mandatory for ballet classes.

Are all classes taught in person?

Our classes are taught in person to students in the Studios situated at Building 40, 1 Artillery Square SE186BH in Woolwich, Royal Arsenal. Next door to Woolwich Works. All our instructors are dance professionals with the highest level of experience.

Where do I change for classes?

Our dressing rooms will open for you to change into before and after class. Shower-use areas will be closed.

What is the cancellation policy?

All workshop fees are non-refundable. When booking your workshops, you are booking for the entire workshop term (4 classes).
Requests to transfer a class/workshop to another date or time (subject to availability) must be communicated a minimum of two (2) days before the reserved workshop/class by emailing javiert@acostadancecentre.com.

Any class cancelled by Woolwich Works or the Acosta Dance Centre will automatically be credited back to your account. Notification will be sent via email.

What if I feel unwell?

If you are required to self-isolate or test positive for Covid-19 and have to miss your workshop or classes for this or any other reason, we will not be able to offer you a refund.

How hard would the workshops be physically, and what's your liability?

By enrolling in any of our workshops/classes, you agree to be responsible for your own well-being, partaking in classes sensibly and safely, working within your own abilities and under the guidance of your teacher.

You should not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely before you attend any of these workshops, you should get advice from a relevant medical professional.

No liability is accepted for any loss of or damage of any articles which you may bring with you to classes.

Do I need a partner to come to some of these classes?

No, most of our students come alone. We will balance the amount of female and male attendance, so everyone gets a partner. You don't need a partner to join any of our classes.

How much physical contact is involved?

Dancing is a physical skill that requires guiding the student in physical movements by touch. Any contact is made with sensitivity and care, talking to the student about what they will do.

During dance classes, some contact by the teacher is made, with particular awareness of the needs of each individual, to assist dancers in correcting placement. We accept that, on some occasions, adjusting body parts (significantly younger students) is necessary. This is to demonstrate the correct placement of the hands and body and help a participant feel an accurate limb position to avoid injury if a move is incorrectly performed.

While essential, touch can sometimes be misinterpreted; the guidelines below are in place to safeguard staff and students attending these workshops.

  • Teachers will initially use description and imagery to help participants feel a movement and use touch to help with correction only if the imagery isn't helping.
  • Touch will be accompanied by verbal instruction and will never be a surprise to the participant.
  • When using touch to correct a participant's placement, teachers will use a finger/s or palm and may touch their rib cage, thigh, back, buttock, arm, hand, or foot.
  • When using touch to help someone at risk of falling/ injury, teachers will touch with their hands.
  • When a teacher uses touch, they will do this with knowledge of that individual participant's needs.
  • If a participant feels uncomfortable regarding appropriate touch, we encourage them to talk with their teacher.

For questions about the classes, syllabus and content, please contact javiert@acostadancecentre.com

For questions about ticket booking and payment, please contact tickets@woolwich.works. Please note Woolwich Works holds no responsibility for the content of the classes.