A: Typically a term lasts 13 weeks with 12 workshops and 1 week off for half term.
Q: If a child starts part way through the term, how is the termly fee charged?
A: The current termly fee for each child is £78 per term or re enrollment. Should a child join part way through the term, they are charged what we call an initial enrollment fee, which is calculated against how many lessons remain in that term.
Q: Can my child bring a friend?
A: Yes, but you should let your principal know either by contacting them first or by filling out a pupil referral form.
Q: What if I want to enroll 2 children?
A: This is fine, speak to your principal about this, principals usually offer a 10% discount on parents bringing 2 children to the class.
Q: Will the holidays always fit in with my child?
A: Generally, the termly holidays fit in with all students give or take a day or two. With half term holidays, we cannot guarantee that it fits exactly with all children as the school holidays vary. You should find most holidays fit in with your holidays. All calendars for individual academies are available from this site.
Q: How many children are there in a class?
A: Classes will have a maximum of 25 children on the register.
Q: What happens when my child gets too old for a group?
A: Usually your child will be given the opportunity to move up to an older group, however it is not uncommon for children to want stay in their particular group if they have made friends.
Q: How does my child re enroll at the beginning of each term?
A: At the end of each term all parents will be sent an invoice for the next term for their child. The invoice will have the start date of the new term. Payment should be sent via post to your principal.
Q: My children don't like dancing or singing, will they have to do that?
A: No, we are an acting academy and focus purely on the techniques of acting for stage and television. Some elements of movement will be studied as will some vocal warm up exercises, but your child will not be required to sing or dance.
Q: Who will be teaching my child?
A: Each academy is run by our principals who have undergone training with David Ross Acting Ltd. Each principal has their own performance based background and experience working with children. All David Ross Acting principals carry their own (CRB) police check and public liability insurance.
Q: Is there any reason why my child may not be eligible to enroll?
A: All children are welcome regardless of experience or background. David Ross Acting Academy principals may advise against enrollment or in extreme cases refuse enrollment if the principal believes that it is unsafe for the individual or the group.
Q: How does my child join the agency?
A: Any pupil of the David Ross Acting Academy can become part of its Agency. To be considered for any casting requests or profiles we may receive or to go into our gallery which is promoted to casting directors, parents and students must fulfill the headshot photo requirements. Information on how to go about this can be found in the 'agency' section of this website. This is only available to current pupils. It is important that students and parents understand that there is no guarantee of any work from this.
Q: How does my child join the Spotlight Casting Directory?
A: Any pupil of the David Ross Acting Academy can essentially become part of the Spotlight. This is a relatively new feature of the David Ross Acting Academy and only students attending the David Ross Acting Academy are eligible. We only submit students who we feel would benefit from this feature i.e. those who demonstrate a high end level of acting skill and those students with previous acting experience. This is mainly because there is an annual fee of £84 and there is no guarantee of any work from this. Students with less ability and no experience would most likely not gain anything from this. We do reserve the right to turn down applications as any 'ethical agency' would if they felt it inappropriate.
Q: What if my child leaves and decides he/she wants to come back?
A: That is perfectly fine, we can simply put them back on the register.