Frequently Asked Questions
How much are classes?
We use a sliding scale for tuition so the more classes a student takes, the cost per class decreases. One 45 min - 1 hour class costs $128 per session.
The class I’m interested in is 1.5 hours long, how much would that cost?
We use the lower hourly rate when a class falls between the 1 hour increments. So a 1.5 hour class would be $168 per session. 2 hours of class would be $248/session and 2.5 hours of class would be $300/session Detailed Tuition Scale can be found here
How long is a session?
2 months which includes 7-8 classes per session. Our full season runs from Sept 4 – June 12. It is broken up into 5 sessions for payment purposes. Once enrolled, a dancers place is held in applicable classes for the entirety of the season.
Can I cancel? Once I sign up, do I have to finish the whole year?
While we rarely have students who choose to discontinue their classes. Our sessions allow for someone to cancel their classes without any financial implications. We do require a 2 week notice if you will not be continuing through the next session. This is especially important when a class is full with waitlisted students. Without proper notice of cancelation, you will be responsible for paying the next session’s tuition even if the student stops attending.
When can I enroll?
Registration is open for our full season on August 1. We close registration when a class becomes full or by Jan 1. Because costumes need to be ordered for our recital, this is a strict cut-off date for enrollment.
Are there other fees in addition to tuition?
Full Season Registration Fee $35 per family. No registration fee for any summer dance classes or intensives. Recital fee $35 per dancer. Costume fees $75-95 per costume. One costume per class. If your dancer is in hip-hop and jazz, they would need 2 costumes – but only charged once for the show fee.
If my child is sick and has to miss, can they make up the class?
Of course! They are welcome to attend any other age/skill appropriate class during the week. While we are happy to offer this, consistency is where we see the most progress so frequent make ups are discouraged. After Jan 1, most classes are working on recital work in addition to class curriculum, so please note missing your child’s own class also has then missing out on recital choreography and practice for the week.
What holidays is the studio closed for?
Our holiday closings can be found here:
When can my child move up to the next level?
We give age guidelines for each level of classes available. However, we do not have dance levels that correspond with every school grade, so dancers will spend a few years in each level at the studio. For example, our Level 1 classes are for dancers ages 6-8 so those students have been taking Level 1 from about Kindergarten - 2nd grade. Dancing at the same level for multiple years doesn’t mean they’re not progressing or “moving up. There is so much to learn and the foundation of dance technique is repeated through every age and level. The plies and releves that our Tiny Dancing 2's and 3's learn are the same as our advanced students do each week in their ballet classes. The practice never changes, but the students learn and grow with each year of work. The recital pieces will always be new and different so while the class label may stay the same, our students not only continue to build their dance skills, french vocabulary, and strengthen proper technique, but they will learn a different dance for the recital each year.
What age can dancers start?
Our youngest class is Tiny Dancing Twos and Threes. We often have dancers start before the age of two! They should be willing to head in without a parent to enjoy the class with their friends. Dance is very fun and social. Don’t worry if there are tears at first. Sometimes it even takes a month or two for our youngest dancer to start fully enjoying themselves at the studio. Be patient. We are! Our teachers will hold your child hand or pick them up. It is a very loving environment and the music and movement makes everyone happy.
My dancer is 3 but will be 4 in January, what class should they attend?
The 3-4 year old class would be the perfect fit. This class is for dancers who are 3 turning four within the year or dancers who will be 4 the entire season and who are in their 1st year of preschool. The next primary level is for 4-5 year olds (4 turning 5 within the year or 2nd year preschool)
How can I volunteer to be a Room Mom or other studio jobs?
We are always looking for helping hands. Let us know if you would be willing to volunteer some time or if you have any special talents you would like to share with our studio.