Frequently Asked Questions

When is tuition due?

Tuition is auto debited from the card on file on the 1st of each month. Auto-Pay is required for all dancers enrolled in classes. If you wish to pay by cash/check you can fill out a "Drop Auto-Pay" form here.

 

How can I pay for tuition?

Tuition is auto debited from your card on file on the 1st of each month. Auto-Pay is required for all dancers enrolled in classes. If you wish to pay by cash/check or online you can fill out a "Drop Auto-Pay" form here.

 

What is the late fee policy?

A $15 (non-refundable) late fee is charged to your account on the 10th of each month if your tuition has not been paid.

 

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds once a sale has been made. We DO however offer a credit to your account to use towards future purchases.

 

If I go on vacation, will you pro-rate my tuition for missed classes?

We do not pro-rate tuition for missed classes, but we do offer make up classes. You have 30 days to make up any of your missed classes in any class of your choice that is within your level and age range.

 

When does your dance season start?

Our dance season starts at the beginning of September every year and runs until the beginning of June. We end the season with a big June Show. We offer multi-day Summer Dance Camps & Dance Intensives from June - August.

When does enrollment start & end?

Enrollment for our dance season opens at the beginning of August, and is open through mid-Spring. If you would like to participate in the June Recital, we recommend enrolling by February. Enrollment for our Summer programs typically opens in late February/early March.

 

Can I start mid-season?

Yes, you can enroll mid-season, but we highly recommend starting classes in September, which is the very start of our dance season! Our classes are taught at a progressive pace, so every week counts! If you start mid season, you will be a few weeks/months behind the other dancers. (Please note: this is just our recommendation - Enrollment is open through mid-Spring)

 

Can I try a class before enrolling?

Absolutely! We offer a FREE TRIAL WEEK for all new students! You get 1 week to try as many classes (for your age & level) as you'd like to see which ones you enjoy best before you have to commit. Please note, Trial Classes are not available in full classes.

 

I have no dance experience, what class should I take?

Any Level I class in the style you are interested in! Click here to read our class descriptions!

 

I have prior dance experience, what level should I start in?

All dance studios have different levels and class structure. Though you may have been in Level 3 at one studio, that doesn't necessarily mean you will be a Level 3 at another studio. We always recommend TRIALING a Level I or II class, and the teacher can evaluate you and place you in the appropriate level based on our studio's curriculum.

 

Am I committed to the entire season?

Nope! You can drop at anytime - however if you are performing in the June Show, you must commit through June!

 

Can I drop a class?

You can drop a class online through your Parent Portal. You must drop your class(es) before the 1st of the month to avoid being charged tuition. *Please note: Due to a heavy volume of daily emails we receive, we do not recommend emailing us your drop request. We do not want to miss your email.

Do you have waitlists for full classes?

Yup! Our classes do tend to fill quick, so if a class is full, we are able to add you to the waiting list. We will contact you once a spot opens up or if we add a new class of the same type. After we notify students from waiting lists we generally give you 24-48 hours to accept the spot in the class or we move on to the next potential student. All waiting lists are cleared once enrollment closes.

Is there a penalty for dropping classes mid season?

If you have not committed to our recital, you are free to drop classes at anytime, however we highly encourage dancers to stick with their classes through the end of the season!

At the end of the season in June, do I need to drop the classes myself?

Nope! Once we wrap up the season, all enrollment will be cleared. New enrollment is required for the next season!

What ages do you offer classes for?

Ages 3 - 18! If you are over 18, you are still able to take any of our 12/13+ classes if you'd like!

Can I try a class before enrolling?

Absolutely! We offer a FREE TRIAL WEEK for all new students! You get 1 week to try as many classes (for your age & level) as you'd like to see which ones you enjoy best before you have to commit. Please note, Trial Classes are not available in full classes. Read more about your Free Trial Week

I have no dance experience, what class should I take?

Any Level I-A class in the style you are interested in! Click here to read our class descriptions!

I have prior dance experience, what level should I start in?

All dance studios have different levels and class structure. Though you may have been in Level 3 at one studio, that doesn't necessarily mean you will be a Level 3 at another studio. We always recommend TRIALING a Level I-B class, and the teacher can evaluate you and place you in the appropriate level based on our studio's cirriculum.

Do you offer any Adult Classes?

We offer Adult Hip Hop! Please take a look at our class schedule for day/time.

What is your make up policy?

If you miss a class, you have 30 days to take a make up in ANY class within your age group and level! Note: You are only allowed to take 1 make up per month in a full class (for example: you cannot take 3 consecutive makeups in the same full class)

What are the performance opportunities?

We have a big annual end of the season show in June!! All dancers have the opportunity to perform in this.

Who performs in the June Show?

Everyone who takes a dance class!! Each class has their own dance in the show. Participating in the show is not mandatory, but 95% of our dancers do perform! It is something that everyone looks forward to!

 

Because we have so many students and classes, we break the shows up based on age! We typically have 4 different shows:

Little Ones Show (ages 3-6)

Kids Show (ages 6-12)

Teen Show (ages 12+)

Company Show (Company dancers)

What is the commitment level for participating in the show?

First and foremost, you must commit to your classes through the end of the season! 

 

Financial Commitments:

Show Participation Fee: $25(ish). This covers behind the scenes office work & theatre staff

Costume Fees: Costumes range from $40 - $70. Each class has their own costume, which you will keep.

Ticket Fees: Show tickets range from $12-$20

 

Time Commitments:

Weekly classes: Weekly class attendance is key!

Rehearsal Week: The week leading into show weekend, we will have scheduled rehearsals throughout the week

Show Weekend: Thursday - Sunday shows. Times vary depending on what show you are in. We require dancers to perform in ALL of their assigned shows.

Can I watch class?

It depends. Most of our studios have doors, which the teacher decides if they want open or closed for the day. No spectators are allowed IN the studios to watch if the doors are closed. Please keep in mind, the more viewers there are, the more distractions! It's our job and goal as teachers to keep the dancers focused and engaged in class.

Is there a dress code?

Yes. Please refer to our Dress Code here.

What is the difference between Competition Team and Company Dance Program?

Competition Teams are separate teams that have their own rehearsals and compete dance routines at local competitions. The Company is a group of dancers who take our "Company" weekly dance classes. Company classes are more advanced and moved at an accelerated pace. Company dancers ARE NOT required to be on competition teams. Students must audition or be approved by the staff to be eligible to take company classes.

What are the different dance programs you offer?

We have 3 different Dance Program tracks at our studio.

1.) Recreational Track

2.) Pre-Company Track

3.) Company Track

Is anyone eligible to take Company Classes?

No. You need to audition or be invited to take company classes.

What if I just want to dance for fun?

We recommend our Recreational Track! There are no requirements or financial commitments. Read more about our Recreational Track here.

I really want to take my dance training to the next level. Which program is best for me?

If you are serious about your dance training, we definitely recommend getting involved in our Company program. Our Company track is an accelerated dance program geared toward Intermediate - Advanced dancers looking for a big push in their dance training.

I am a beginner dancer, but am really commited to improving my training. Which track is best for me?

If you are not quite ready for our Company track yet, but are serious about improving, we recommend our Pre-Company track! Take a look at some more info about Pre-Company here.

I was recommended to sign up for Pre-Company. Can I still audition for Company classes?

Yes! Pre-Company was just a suggestion, so if you wish to audition for Company classes you still may do so! If you are not quite ready for the Company track yet, we will still recommend starting in our Pre-Company track until your teachers feel you are ready for company track.

How can I be on a Competition Team?

An audition is required to be considered for a Competition Team. Auditions are held once a year. We do not do mid-season auditions.

How often are Competition Team rehearsals?

Team rehearsals typically meet 30-45mins every week. Days vary by season and student schedules.

Whats is the commitment level for participating on a competition team?

Commitment varies depending on the nnumber of teams you are on. Please read all about our competition teams here.

What is the difference between Competition Team and Company Dance Program?

Competition Teams are separate teams that have their own rehearsals and compete dance routines at local competitions. The Company is a group of dancers who take our "Company" weekly dance classes. Company classes are more advanced and moved at an accelerated pace. Company dancers ARE NOT required to be on competiion teams. Students must audition or be approved by the staff to be eligible to take company classes.