The Dance Department offers complete dance
education for ages 3 to adult in Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, and
Creative Movement (3 year olds).
Classes begin in September and commence with our annual performance
in June. You will receive a studio calendar upon registration.
On observation days classes may be observed through our viewing
window, which looks into the dance room from our lobby. Observation
day schedule will be posted in the studio. Please read all studio
notices throughout the year.
Proper Dance Attire
Proper dance attire is required for all students. Students must
have the required shoes and attire by October. Dancewear and
shoes are available at The Dance Department.
Tap & Jazz Classes - Leotard
and tights, jazz pants, tap shoes, black jazz slippers or jazz
Ballet Classes - Leotard,
pink tights, pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes.
Hip-Hop Classes - Dance
or workout clothes (NO JEANS), black jazz shoes or black dance
Male students - Black or
white tee-shirt, sweat pants, proper dance shoes.
Creative Movement Classes -
Black Leotard, black tights, black ballet slippers.
Ballet slippers must be a real leather dance slipper with a
suede sole and elastic strap. Please do not wear bedroom style
slippers that some stores sell as "dance slippers". Hair must be
off the face and neck. Ballet students must wear their hair in
a bun. No gum or jewelry allowed in any class! Sheer dance skirts
maybe allowed at the teacher's discretion.
A student may be moved to a different class if, after evaluation,
the teacher finds that the student is not in the proper class
for his/her ability level.
Tuition for the year is payable in three installments. Please note
that lessons are not refundable and make-up lessons are not
given for student absence. Tuition payments are due
September, November, and March. A $15 late fee will be applied
to any payments received after the 10th of the month. There is
a $25 fee for returned checks. All checks should be payable to The
Dance Department. To ensure proper credit, please put the
student's name on the check.
Pay for the entire year in advance and receive a 10% discount.
Enroll in three or more classes and receive a 10% discount.
No discount on private lessons or competition classes.
Our annual recital is held in June. This provides students
invaluable performance experience and a chance for students to
showcase what they've learned throughout the year. All students
participating in the recital are required to purchase a costume for
each class. A costume deposit of $36 is due in November, with a
balance due in February (plus tax.) Accessories (tights, ribbon, hats,
etc.) are not included in costume price. The Dance Department and
its teachers are not responsible for costume alterations. Please
note that costume deposits are not refundable after December 15th.
Recital tickets are nonrefundable.
Make-up Lessons & Inclement Weather
Please make every effort to attend class. Please notify the studio
in advance if you will be absent. Neither make-up lessons nor
refunds are given for student absence. In the event of an extended
absence, please discuss arrangements with your teacher. Make-up
lessons are only scheduled in the event of two cancellations
on the same lesson day, in which case one will be rescheduled.
Due to limited studio availability, the make-up lesson will be
scheduled on a weekend or during vacation week. To find out if
classes will be canceled during inclement weather please call
the studio at 371-1568. No other notification will be
given. Classes may be held even if school is canceled! To avoid
unnecessary travel, please call us in advance!