Q: What class is best for my dancer?
A: We are happy to point you in the right direction! For all ages 2.5 (and potty trained) through 9 we recommend starting with our combination classes. These classes have 20-30 minute sections of multiple styles combined into just one class per week, so it’s a great way for your dancer to be introduced to the world of dance. These classes are geared towards beginners, or even 2nd or 3rd year dancers who are still exploring and fostering their love of dance.
If your dancer is age 7+, however, you are also able to explore our specialty classes and just pick one style. We recommend all dancers, even older beginners through age 11 or 12, to start with Level 1, even if you have previous dance experience. Your teacher will guide you to an upper level if it is too easy! Many dancers will stay in the same level for 2, or even 3, years before moving onto the next level. If you aren’t sure which dance style interests you the most, click here for a brief video that introduces a few of the styles we offer!
Q: When do classes run?
A: We follow the PfISD school schedule, and our classes run as a full Fall-Spring semester or a Summer Session. The 2017-2018 Fall-Spring session will run August 28th through June 9th, and we take off Labor Day, Thanksgiving week, December 25-January 5, Spring Break, Good Friday and Memorial Day. Our Summer session for 2018 will run June 18-August 17, 2018. We require a 30 day notice for your dancer to un-enroll.
Q: How much is it?
A: Our tuition rates depend on how many hours your dancer takes per week and are due the first week of each month. Rates are the same whether it is a short month (2 weeks) or long (5 weeks).A $30 registration fee is required annually. There are 2 recital fees per year. Our Annual Holiday Benefit will take place mid-December, and a $40 fee per family is due October 15th to help cover costs of theatre rentals, tickets, personnel, et. A $90 fee per family is due in November to secure rentals for our spring recital, which takes place mid-June. Costume fees are due in mid-February and run $70-$90 per costume.
Q: What do I need for class?
A: For ballet classes we require pink tights, black leotards, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun. For combination classes ages 2.5-9 we require tights and a leotard of any color. The shoes required depend on the style. Hip hop classes can wear any flat-soled tennis shoes, jazz classes should wear tan jazz shoes, ballet classes should wear pink ballet shoes, tap classes should wear black tap shoes, and lyrical classes will be barefoot. For specialty classes (not including ballet) dancers can wear any movable clothing they can stretch and dance in with hair out of the face.
Q: How do I register?
A: You can register online by creating a parent portal here. You can also register by phone or in person during our office hours Monday through Thursday 4:30-7:30 or Friday 4:30-6 (we are not open on Fridays during Summer hours).
Q: What forms of payment do you take?
A: We can take cash, card or check during our office hours Monday through Thursday 4:30-7:30 or Fridays 4:30-6 (we are not open on Fridays during Summer hours). You can also sign up for Auto-Pay with a credit card or pay via PayPal in your online portal. Please note there is a 3% convenience fee for paying online.