Frequently asked questions

Class Information

What is the best class for my child to attend?


All of our classes are divided into age groups, to see our current timetable, just click on "Timetable" above and choose the age group that they fit into.




Do you have space for my child?


We have a limited capacity for all of our class, so pre-registration in essential. You may be able to join us straight away, however there may be a short wait for a space to open up. We'll always let you know your start date so don't worry. We operate an ongoing enrollment, so new students can join us at any time, not just at the start of a term. There are times however when we may delay a new student joining a particular class if the current students are at the end of working on an existing routine. We wouldn't want a new student to join and just sit and watch without being able to join in, so it's always advisable to contact us and reserve a space, that way we can advise of the next available date to attend.




What is Street / Commercial Dance?


Street Dance and Commercial Dance are basically one and the same. A form of dance that originates from the the streets of New York, outside of the Dance Studios. As time has passed, so many forms of Street Dance have emerged and they continue to do so, given that these styles are so often seen in Commercial Music Videos and in commercial media, the umbrella term "Commercial Dace" is now commonly used to describe it.




Where are you based?


We are based in our very own purpose built dance studio located in the heart of Aintree, L9. The easiest way to find us is to head to the Jacobs Factory on Long Lane Aintree, directly opposite it you'll see "Big Padlock Self Storage", just enter that site through the main gates and our studio is down on the left hand side. For more info and a map just check our "Contact" page above.




What is "Acro"?


Coached by our own acrobatics teacher, this class is perfect to get kids flexible and flying, students are grouped by age and ability so it's ideal for all ages 3 - 8 & 8+. From a basic forward roll to Backflips and tumbling, we have our own specilist equipment to ensure a safe and fun way to learn.




How do i join?


To join in any of our classes as easy as 1.2.3 1. Fill in the enrollment form and wait for our email 2. Choose which classes you'd like from the list emailed to you. 3. Book your classes online after you've been assigned a space in our classes!




What do they need to wear?


Probably our most frequantly asked question of all! Here's a little list of "do's & dont's" when it comes to appropriate dance wear. All students will be required to wear our AJ Dance uniform once they have attended for at least 1 month. Our uniform is stylish, relaxed and comfortable. Just check out the shop here on our website to buy anything you need! For a students 1st month then we suggest: Leggings, Jogging bottoms or Tracksuit bottoms are all ideal options to wear. Pair these with either a T-shirt, Hoodie, Vest Top or similar and either Trainers or Pumps on thier feet and you're all set! Jeans, Dresses, Skirts or Shorts aren't suitable for our classes. Dancers need to be able to move freely and comfortably without restrictive clothing. Likewise, boots, sandles, or "school shoe" types aren't appropriate to wear. Hair should be tidy and out of their face, a bun in not required though for our classes. If you're still unsure, just ask!




Can boys join?


YES! Boys are always welcome in our classes, in fact we have boys in all of our age groups from Mini's right up to Seniors! With the rise in popularity of Street Dance, more and more boys want to learn, plus given our Prinipal is male, it sets us apart from the majority of other dance schools where some boys may feel out of place with a female teacher and a class with only girls.





Other information

How do I pay for classes?


All of our classes are paid for online at the time of booking. Classes are paid for on a "by the class" basis for a students 1st month. After this point, a class pass is purchased, this automatically renews every month and takes the stress out of remember to arrange fees. Once you have a class pass set up, you can book all your classes without entering payment details again!




Do you offer other styles of Dance class?


Here at AJ Dance, we are dedicated solely to provided the best Street Dance classes available! However, the best dancers are versatile dancers and we encourage our students to train in as many styles as possible. To avoid any conflicts of interest, we permit our students to attend other styles of class at our Studio with Starmakers Theatre School. Starmakers offer classes in all forms of Classical Dance, from Ballet, Tap & Modern to Contemporary and Lyrical. All Starmakers classes are held at our Studio "Pulse Performing Arts". For further details on available classes in these styles please contact Miss Catherine via the Starmakers Facebook Page.




Can I hire your studio?


Our studio is availble to hire whenever classes are not in process. Current availability is generaly: Weekdays 8:00am - 3:00pm Weekends 2:00pm - 8:00pm These vary on a weekly basis so please contact us with any availability enquiries.