Students will receive the class assignment by the level which reflects their progress in dance and not their grade level in school. Class placement will be determined by the instructor and director. Students enrolling for the first time in our Intermediate and advanced programs will audition for placement. Students will advance within our dance program based on the individual student’s progress and skills and not that of others. In order to progress into the intermediate and advanced level programs, it is highly recommended that students receive at least two classes in ballet per week.
Registration and Tuition
Registration is a reservation of space in a class. Therefore all registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid in full prior to the first class. Registration may be made by mail or in person. Students are not considered enrolled and cannot be assured a class space until a registration card is completed and all fees are paid including The Registration fee and first-month tuition. Class sizes are limited and early registration is recommended.
Tuition is on a monthly basis not by the lesson and due by the first lesson of the month. It is not our policy to bill. Accounts not paid in full by the 1Oth of the month will be charged a $15 late fee. After 2 months, students will be dropped. For summer classes, full payment is required at registration. There are no refunds for summer or special classes.
Return Check Charge – There will be a $30 service charge added to a student’s account for all returned checks. It is not our policy to re-deposit returned checks. A late payment could result in removal from class or event until paid in cash.
Delinquent Accounts – Accounts that are consistently delinquent will require payment by semester in advance or the student may be denied admission to the class. Students with accounts delinquent by greater than 30 days may be denied admission to class until the balance is paid in full.
Attendance, Absence and Withdrawal
Attendance – Regular attendance is required to develop and remain proficient in the art of dance. Absentee or poor attendance not only reflects in the negative progress of the student but also has an impact on the consistent progress and development of the class. If you or your child has a problem with class attendance please discusses it with us. We care
about you and your child and want to dance and your experience with us to be a positive and joyous one.
Absence Non-Refund Policy – In the event of absence the studio has a non-refund policy unless the missed class is due to extended illness or injury. Make-ups are available for absence due to illness and must be scheduled within four weeks. Check with your teacher or office staff for available classes. Make-up classes will not be provided unless the absence is due to illness. Missed classes will not be used as credit towards payment. Class make-ups must be in a discipline and class level in which the student is enrolled. The monitoring of a class will be considered a class for billing purposes.
Withdrawal – The studio must be notified immediately if a student withdraws from the studio or any class. Students are liable for payment as long as their name remains on the class rolls as they occupy a reserved space in the class.
School Calendar – The student calendar is set on a nine-month basis and in general attempts to follows the local public school’s academic schedule. Each student receives four weeks of instructions per month. There are several months in which five lessons are provided which accounts for the classes missed during holidays. The studio recognizes that some classes may be short a day. Students may make up those missing classes if any in other equivalent classes offered at the studio.
Observation – We reserve a week and a specific time in the months of October, December and April for class observation. We understand your interest in what your child is doing and learning in class. The time spent with your child is very important to us. We are protective of making it a time that is enjoyable and profitable for each student. There is little time between classes so if you have a question please leaves them with the receptionist and we will call you and set a time to discuss your question.
Drop Out Prevention
Over the years we have learned that the interest level of children waivers after the newness of the class has worn off. Your child may decide they would rather stay home. This is normal and should not be considered a loss of interest. Gentle encouragement is needed in both the classroom and home. Once a child has completed the first year and participated in the Annual Production both parent and child will experience a feeling of accomplishment and pride from their dance experience.
Curriculum & Attire
2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years: Pre-Dance
4 – 5 years: Pre-Ballet, Pre-Jazz, Pre-Tap
Youth 6 – 12 years:
Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Performance,
(Levels: Beginning and Intermediate)
Teens through Adults:
Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Partnering, Modern, Hip Hop, Contemporary
(Levels: Beginning through Advanced)
Adults- We Offer beginning through advanced classes for adults in all dance forms, and special 6-week classes. Dance is one of the best forms of exercise. Our adults gain poise, confidence and a great appreciation of dance, while at the same time they have fun. Join us! You’re never too old, and the right time is now!
Ballet: Pre-School, Youth, Teens and Adults
Girls: Black leotards, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
Boys and Men: White tee shirt, black tights, white socks, black ballet slippers.
Jazz and Tap: Pre-School, Youth, Teens and Adults
Girls: Leotards, Tights, and appropriate shoes.
Boys and Men: White tee shirt, sweat pants, or jazz pants.
Hip Hop and Boys Classes: Street clothes and sneakers.