Zumba & FitSteps Dance Class FAQ'S

Please see below Adult and Children's Zumba & FitSteps dance class FAQ'S.

Adult FAQ's

  • How often do the classes run and where?

    Adult dance classes run on a weekly basis throughout the year, with no pre-booking required. There are nine adult classes in East Devon, consisting of both morning and evening sessions, which are held in SidmouthSidfordSeaton and Exeter. These include three regular Zumba classes, three low impact Zumba Gold classes and three FitSteps class. Please see class timetable section of the website for full details of all our adult dance classes in Devon.

  • What is the cost?

    Payment arrangements vary from hall to hall depending on hall hire terms and conditions. Please see the payment options below.

    The cost for a single adult dance class is £6.00 per person.

    Sidford, Sidmouth & Seaton Adult Zumba & FitSteps Class Fees

    On each individual first class date of the month, there will be an option of paying either a monthly fee of £5 per class or, alternatively, £6 per individual class (pay on the door). For those paying a monthly fee, some months will include four weeks i.e. £20, others five weeks i.e. £25, the payment depending on the yearly calendar.

    Montgomery Primary School Adult Fitsteps Class Fees

    There is an option of paying either a half-termly fee of £5 per class or, alternatively, £6 per individual class (pay on the door). For those paying a half-termly fee, some payments will include five weeks i.e. £25, others could include seven weeks i.e. £35, the payment depending on the yearly calendar.

  • Who would benefit?

    Everyone can benefit from attending the adult dance classes, whether they want to improve their fitness or sustain their current fitness levels.  The classes consist of a range of age, ability and gender with optional movements throughout the class, allowing people to work at their own pace.  The majority of class routines remain unchanged allowing people to become familiar and comfortable with the movements.  At intervals new routines will be introduced to provide additional variety and interest.  All classes are accompanied with a good warm up and cool down with stretches to increase flexibility.  In addition to its heart-health benefits, the adult dance classes also provide a full body workout.

  • What should I wear or bring along to the class?

    You are advised to wear simple comfortable clothing to exercise in, together with trainers or plimsolls to cushion your feet. Some people find track suits, leggings or shorts are suitable, plus an adequate sports bra for ladies. It is also advisable to bring some water, in order to keep your body hydrated during the class, and possibly a towel to help soak up those burnt calories.

  • What time should I arrive?

    If you are new to the class, please arrive at least five minutes early in order to complete a short new client form before signing the weekly register and making payment.

  • How will I know if a class is cancelled?

    As stated on the new client form, please ensure we have your correct email address.  Also add johanna@jmdancefit.co.uk to your email contacts list. Subsequently, in the event of any class alterations due to weather or illness, you will be informed via email.

  • First class nerves

    The class is completely pressure free and intended for your enjoyment. The first class may feel a little challenging because the steps will be new and unfamiliar.  If you are concerned about picking up the routines, you may wish to focus on the foot movements for the first few classes.  In addition, if there are certain movements which you find uncomfortable e.g. a turn, then you may wish to stay facing forward. Each individual works at their own pace and ability.  The aim is to ensure that everyone who attends has fun and enjoys exercising at their own pace while achieving improved fitness and wellbeing.

  • Medical concerns

    The dance classes consist of a type of fitness workout that combines dance and aerobics with a full body workout in which you will be using different muscle groups.  It is your responsibility to ensure that if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries, or future changes in your health, that you consult with your doctor before participating in the class.

Children's FAQ's

  • How often do the children’s classes run and where?

    There are six children’s dance classes which run according to the individual school term timetable.  These classes are held in the main halls of BeerSeatonNewton Poppleford and Montgomery (Exeter) primary schools. The class times and venues have been carefully selected for your convenience and ease of attendance. Please see class timetable section of the website for full details of all classes.

  • What is the cost?

    Children’s dance classes are £4 each. Payment arrangements may vary from school to school depending on hall hire terms and conditions.  Please see the relevant registration form. Fees will need to be paid in cash or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to JOHANNA MORRIS.

  • Who would benefit?

    All children can benefit from attending the dance classes which enable them to have a fun and positive experience of dance fitness. Children’s dance and fitness classes have been proved to encourage and help develop creativity, self-confidence, respect, team work and a sense of individuality, in addition to increased general fitness.

  • What does my child require for the class?
    • Clothing:  Children need appropriate and comfortable clothing to exercise in. The following children’s personalised uniform tops are available to purchase: Vest Tops in pink or black (£10 each) or T-shirts in black (£10 each).  Each uniform top will have the  child’s individual name printed on and can be accompained by shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms.
    • Footwear:  Trainers or plimsolls to cushion the soles of their feet.
    • Water:  Please ensure that your child is supplied with a small bottle of water to sip throughout the class to keep them well hydrated.

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  • Arrival

    Please ensure that your child arrives on time and has been to the toilet before the start of the class.

  • Collection

    It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that their child is collected from class on time. For your child’s safety, please collect your child from inside the venue.  Please provide a note to confirm if someone other than yourself is going to collect your child.

  • How will I know if a class is cancelled?

    Please ensure your correct email address and a contactable phone number is provided as requested on the Child Registration & Parent Consent form.  To guarantee delivery of any email class updates, please add johanna@jmdancefit.co.uk to your email contacts list. In the event of any class alterations due to weather or illness, you will be informed via email.

  • Medical concerns

    Little and Junior Starz* classes consist of a type of fitness workout that combines dance with aerobics.  It is your responsibility to ensure that if your child has any pre-existing medical condition or injuries, or develops future changes in their health, that you consult with their doctor before allowing them to participate in the class.