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I'M NEW - WHICH CLASS IS BEST FOR ME?

LINE DANCE FOR BEGINNERS

Are you new to dance and fitness? Looking for a fun class that gives you a gentler workout but has lots of health benefits for both the brain and body? A line dance class is a great option. Learn the basic steps and simple dances set to great music in a weekly class just for people new to line dance!

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FITSTEPS

There are several great options to get you started on your Strictly dance fitness journey!

FACE TO FACE CLASSES

Beginners and newcomers are always very welcome to join any regular class from the scheduled classes timetable at any time. I regularly have new people join. Things may be very new to you at first, but rest assured you will very soon pick it up after your first few classes. Practice and repetition are key to success and you are moving and exercising whilst you are learning. It will soon become familiar, and you'll gain confidence with each class!

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LEARN ONLINE

Learn the basics and do full classes in the comfort of your own home at a time to suit you. Purchase access to the online tuition of the basics for both the FitSteps Original and FitSteps F.A.B programs. Choose from a 7 day single purchase plan or a monthly subscription.

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DO I NEED TO BE A DANCER TO DO FITSTEPS?

No! We may be dancing, but FitSteps is a first and foremost a fitness class, no dance experience is necessary. Each routine has 4 to 5 repeating moves that I will guide you through.

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HOW DO I BOOK A CLASS OR COURSE?

  1. Online booking of classes and courses is essential, walk in places are not available. Firstly, ensure you have created your free website account, and are logged in.

  2. Choose the class that you would like to book from the Classes & Courses page, choose the service you would like to book from the list shown, and click the Book Now button to continue to the class booking form.

  3. Select the date and time you would like to book. Complete the booking form and choose whether you would like to pay with an existing pricing plan or pay for a single class. Click either the BOOK IT or PAY NOW button to continue to the checkout.

  4. *New class and course members must first ensure they complete the Par-Q form when booking. You will be unable to attend classes if your Par-Q hasn't been filled in. A link to the form is shown on the booking form.

  5. Your booking confirmation will be emailed to you. For Zoom classes, details and links to access it will be found in the email.

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WHAT DO I WEAR?

FITSTEPS

For FitSteps and fitness classes, specific fitness clothing like leggings, jogging bottoms with ankle cuffs and gym or yoga tops made from a moisture wicking, stretchy material is essential. Layers are best in the colder weather, you'll soon warm up! Avoid clothing with any restrictive waistbands or seams that may hinder your movements, or fitness trousers that are not close fitting around the lower legs and ankles to avoid any potential trip hazards. Trainers are essential to take part in classes, dance trainers with a spin spot and protective cushioning to lessen impact are ideal footwear, but trainers with not too much grip would be also fine. Avoid running shoes as they are not designed for fast changes of direction and  provide too much grip which may cause joint injury when turning or twisting. 

LINE DANCE

For line dance, any non restrictive comfortable clothing is fine. If you are wearing trousers, ensure that they close fitting around the lower leg and are not floor length to avoid the risk of tripping. Layers are advisable, you will soon warm up! Securely fitted shoes are necessary, for your own safety slip on shoes, sling backs, flip flops, high heels or stilettoes are not permitted. Supportive, secure practice dance shoes or dance trainers that allow you to turn or pivot easily are ideal.

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DO I NEED A DANCE PARTNER?

No partner work is involved in any of the classes,  they are all solo based dance or dance fitness workouts.

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DO I NEED ANY EQUIPMENT?

You'll only need your trainers or dance shoes, some water, (bring plenty!) and maybe a towel.

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WHAT AGE ARE YOUR CLASSES FOR?

Adults (18+) of all ages can attend my classes. Attendees currently range from 22 to 80, with the majority being 40 years plus.

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ARE YOUR CLASSES SUITABLE FOR ME?

I give options throughout classes that will allow you adjust the impact and level of exercise to suit yourself and your own abilities, so you can workout at your own pace!

 

You will be asked to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) for assessment when booking your first class or course. This helps both you and me identify if you are ready to start an exercise program and if you have any specific requirements. Feel free to contact me to ask any questions you may have.​

You should always seek advice from your G.P. before starting any new exercise activity. You should not take part in classes if:

You feel unwell, have recently been ill, are pregnant or recently given birth, are experiencing any pain, chest pain or have any bone or joint problems that could be aggravated or worsened by physical activity, or have undergone any recent abdominal surgery.

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  1. You must complete and submit a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q) for assessment when booking your first class or course. This form must be submitted before attending your first class, you need only complete this once. All forms are valid for a 12 month period.

  2. A link to the Par-Q can be found on the class booking form, clicking the link will open the form in a new window on your mobile, tablet or computer.

  3. Complete all the questions, and just click the submit button at the end of the form.

  4. You can also find a link to the form in your class or course booking confirmation email.

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HOW CAN I DO ONLINE, ON DEMAND CLASSES?

On demand classes can be done anytime online, allowing you to choose a time to work out that best suits you. Full workouts can be found in the On Demand dashboard, along with live stream replays, tuition of the FitSteps and F.A.B. basics to either learn or refresh, weekly line dance teaches, recipe ideas and more.

You can purchase access to the On Demand Dashboard for a week at a time or choose from monthly subscriptions for either online content only or one that includes UNLIMITED face to face classes. Whichever option you choose, unlimited use of the dashboard is included in the purchase cost, so you can do as many workouts as you like for however long you have access for!

 

Take a look at the Pricing Plans for full details, there's bound to be an option that suits you!

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DO I NEED A BIG SPACE TO DO ONLINE CLASSES?

No! You can dance along at home in a small, safe and clear space. When filming website content I'm also dancing at home, so I'm mindful you may be in a smaller space. Throughout lockdowns my class goers have danced along in their kitchens, gardens, and even loft spaces! Do check your space  for ventilation, obstructions and trip hazards first.

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HOW MUCH ARE YOUR CLASSES?

Take a look at the Class Details page for Pay As You Go Pricing information for each class type, or create a free website account to see sign in and see Pricing Plans that give discounts and bonus online content. There's bound to be an option that suits you!

How do I create  a free website account?

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HOW DO I SEE MY BOOKINGS?

Bookings can be viewed and managed in the My Bookings page of your personal profile section.

On  mobile device:

Ensure you are logged into the website, and tap the site menu option (3 lines at the top right corner of the page), and  then tap the drop down arrow next to your name to see the My Profile pages menu. Tap the link for the MY BOOKINGS page. You can cancel or reschedule your bookings here.

On a Computer:

Your personal profile options can be located by clicking the drop down arrow on the Log in bar at the top right hand corner of the website.

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HOW DO I CANCEL A CLASS?

CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS

Class bookings can be viewed, cancelled or rescheduled on the MY BOOKINGS page. Classes may only be cancelled or rescheduled within the cancellation terms, up to 4 hours prior to the stated class time. Refunds or class credits will not be given for cancellations or rescheduled classes after this period. Classes may only be rescheduled for a class of the same type.

REFUNDS - For PAYG classes paid for  via a card payment,  you must contact me  advising which class you have cancelled to arrange a refund back to your original payment method. PAYG card payments are not automatically processed.

Classes booked via a valid 4, 10 or 20 class pass will automatically receive a booking credit onto their plans. Classes booked on an UNLIMITED monthly plan will not receive a refund payment.

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HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A FREE WEBSITE ACCOUNT?

On a computer:

Select the Sign up or Login option (the Log In Bar) located at the top right hand corner of the website. Existing website users can enter their log in details, or new users can click the link to create a new sign up.

On a mobile device:

Access the site menu and Log In Bar by tapping the 3 lines at the top right corner, then tap Sign Up or Log in link. If you are new to the site, tap the Sign Up Here link to create your account.

Email Verification

Once you have entered your new sign up details, you will receive an email asking you to verify your email address. You may need to check your junk or spam folder if you don't see the e-mail. Click the link in the email, and you are good to go ahead and log in using the password you chose!

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HOW DO I VIEW MY SUBSCRIPTIONS?

Purchased Pricing Plans and Subscriptions status can be viewed and managed in the My SUBSCRIPTIONS page of your personal profile section.

On  mobile device:

Ensure you are logged into the website, and tap the site menu option (3 lines at the top right corner of the page), and  then tap the drop down arrow next to your name to see the My Profile pages menu, including MY BOOKINGS and MY SUBSCRIPTIONS.

On a Computer:

Your personal profile options can be located by clicking the drop down arrow on the Log in bar at the top right hand corner of the screen.

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HOW DO I CANCEL MY MONTHLY PLAN?

Purchased Pricing Plans and Subscriptions can be viewed and managed in the MY SUBSCRIPTIONS page of your personal profile section. ON DEMAND and UNLIMTED ACCESS monthly plans can be cancelled on this page. 

Cancellations are effective from the end of the current monthly billing cycle, at which point access to your services will cease, and you will not be charged again. 

4, 10 and 20 Class Pricing Plans cannot be cancelled or transferred.

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WHAT IF MY CLASS IS CANCELLED?

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In the event of your class being cancelled by Julie Rhoades Dance & Fitness, you will notified via e-mail, and your class refunded back to the original payment method.

Classes booked via a valid 4, 10 or 20 class pass will automatically receive a booking credit onto their plans. Classes booked on an UNLIMITED monthly plan will not receive a refund payment.

Course Sessions

In the event of a course session being cancelled by Julie Rhoades, an alternative date will be scheduled, usually an extra week following the end date of the course.

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HOW DO I ACCESS MY ZOOM CLASS?

Ensure  you have the Zoom Client installed on your device. You can download Zoom here:

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Once you have booked your Zoom class, you will receive a booking confirmation e-mail that contains a link to your class. Click the link when it's time to join the class and you are good to go!

The class waiting room will open ten minutes prior to the stated class start time to allow plenty time to get logged on before class starts. The class is locked once it has started and late admittance is not possible, so ensure you are logged on in time. 

If you have any questions or problems, don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm always happy to assist!