FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How old does my child need to be to registered?
We accept dancers age 3 and up, and occasionally a very eager 2 1/2 year old :) The main criteria they must meet is that they are comfortable being in the studio with their teacher and peers without a parent.
Why do we have to pay up front? What if my child decides he/she wishes to withdraw from dance class?
We hope your dancer enjoys dance class. There will be a 2 week trial period at the start of the first term. If for some reason your dancer decides to withdraw, please notify us prior to the third week of class. Notification within the trial period gives another dancer the chance to enrol. If during the trial period a dancer decides to discontinue taking dance, they will receive a refund on any remaining classes for the term. After the 2 week trial period dancers will be deemed to be enrolled for the term, and responsible for payment of the full term's tuition fees .
There will be no trial period for terms 2, 3 and 4. Once the term begins there will be no refunds issued for the remainder of the classes in that term.
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Costume fees are non -refundable after Nov 15th.
Any dancer who withdraws prior to the first class will be charged the registration fee.
Can my dancer be placed in a class that doesn't match her age?
Dancers may always dance in classes below their age group. The director must give permission for dancers to be placed in an age group older than their age.
How long is the dance year?
There are 24 class weeks in the dance season including one week for our open house and one week for class photos. The session is concluded with a recital in the spring.
Why is the costume payment due in November?
Costumes are purchased in November. This gives us the biggest selection of costumes to choose from and find the most budget friendly options for our dance families, it also ensures costumes will arrive in time for photos. As the recital dates approach, we can concentrate on dancing, not costumes and group pictures.
What will my dancer need for class?
Dancers do not need to have shoes for the first class. If you do not have your shoes yet , please wear clean indoor sneakers to class. For safety reasons , dancers cannot dance in sock feet.
Dancers studying ballet, jazz, contemporary , lyrical or musical theatre will need black ballet/jazz shoes.
Dancers studying Tap will need black tap shoes.
Dancers studying hip hop will need indoor sneakers or black ballet/jazz shoes.
Please do not purchase pink shoes as dancers cannot wear them for the recital or class pictures.
We have new shoes for sale and in stock throughout the dance year.
We request that all dancers wear appropriate dancewear for class. Bodysuits, exercise pants, tank tops and t-shirts are acceptable, no jeans please . We have new dancewear for sale and in stock throughout the dance year. ( leotards, shorts, tights, skirts etc)
Long hair must be worn up, buns are encouraged.
There is no gum and candy allowed in class as it is a safety hazard. Please have dancers dispose of these items before class and do all bathroom breaks before class begins.
Can I be in the room during my dancers class?
To minimize distractions and maximize the amount of time spent on instruction, spectators are not permitted during class, however we understand that parents want to see how their children progress. Parents and family will be invited to observe during the last 5 minutes of the each class. The teacher will open the door when the students are ready to show their accomplishments of the day.
Does my child have to attend the same day each week or can they attend any class in their age group?
It is best for your dancer's development and that of her classmates if they attend the same class each week. While all dancers learn the same techniques and steps, the choreography, and music selection varies between teachers, and each class moves at their own pace.