Am I permitted to watch my child?
Yes, we have large viewing windows and glass doors where you can observe from anywhere in the lobby.
What does my child wear to class?
Shoes can be ordered and purchased through the front desk.
Hair: All hair must be pulled up neatly off face and neck. Classical ballet classes must have a bun.
Combo classes: Any color choice leotard and tights, skirts optional, caramel colored tie tap shoes, pink ballet shoes.
Ballet/Tap/Jazz combo classes: Any color choice leotard and tights, skirts optional, caramel colored tie tap shoes, pink ballet shoes, and suntan jazz shoes.
Tap/Jazz classes: Any choice leotard or dance tank with lyrca/spandex shorts or dance capris or pants. No loose fitting T-shirts. Caramel colored buckle tap shoes, suntan jazz shoes.
Tap classes: Any choice leotard or dance tank with lyrca/spandex shorts or dance capris or pants. No loose fitting T-shirts. Caramel colored buckle tap shoes
Advanced Tap classes: Any choice leotard or dance tank with lyrca/spandex shorts or dance capris or pants. No loose fitting T-shirts. Black flexible arch tap shoes.
Jazz classes: Any choice leotard or dance tank with lyrca/spandex shorts or dance capris or pants. No loose fitting T-shirts. Suntan jazz shoes
Lyrical classes: Barefeet
Hip Hop classes: Any choice leotard or dance top/tank with lyrca/spandex shorts or dance capris or pants. Black hip hop sneakers.
Ballet classes: Black camisole strap leotard and footed pink tights, no skirts. Pink ballet shoes. Hair must be in a bun.
What should I register my child for:
2-5 year olds take a ballet tap combo class
5-6 year olds take a ballet tap jazz combo class and optional tumble or lyrical (age 6)
7-9 year olds take a tap jazz combo class and are recommended to continue ballet
We also offer acro/tumble and lyrical which are designed to enhance your child's training and are recommended as a 2nd class
10 & up take class of their choice ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, tumble/acro, or hip hop
Our competitive teams usually consist of students who have followed our recommended program through the years adding the recommended additional subjects.
Why are some children in more recital dances than others?
One hour classes perform one dance. Classes more than one hour perform two. If a child takes 8 dance classes, they may be in 8 recital dances.
Why does my child's class seem to be repeating steps from week to week?
As in any sport or activity, physical movements must be repeated thousands of times in order to achieve one's personal best. Repetiton will help define and train the muscles to help your child have cleaner technique and a stronger foundation. Even professional dancers repeat the basics daily.
If my child drops out, am I still responsible for tuition?
As long as we receive an email notice of discontinuation before the next billing cycle, you will not be responsible for any future payments.
Why did my child's friend move up to a higher level than my child?
Although we try to keep classes together as much as possible, sometimes a gap grows between those who take once a week, to those who take multiple subjects. Please trust your instructors professional recommendation for which your child is designated. All children perform at different levels, some need a review of previous material, and some need more of a challenge. They will not get bored as we are always using new music and combinations to make class interesting and fun. Teachers take into account technical ability along with how quickly they learn and master new technique and choreography. These are things only the trained eye can evaluate. We want them to be confident and feel good about themselves, this is more important than being in a class with their friends. They will meet new friends. Please trust our judgement.
Why do I have to pay a registration fee every year?
Tuition covers the cost of dance lessons. The registration fee helps to cover the administrative costs relating to the dance lessons.