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We strive to provide a safe and creative learning environment for all dancers and look forward to seeing everyone in dance class!

We continue to provide quality instruction for ages 2½ through adult. Our Recreational classes include Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical & Hip-Hop. We emphasize proper technique while encouraging creative expression. Dance can create a sense of achievement, pride and accomplishment and be a wonderful life experience for children!

Step 2 This offers a comprehensive training program that satisfies the needs of the recreational dancer at every level:

Level I
Beginning- 1st year

Level I/II
Beginning/Low intermediate- 1st thru 3rd year of dancing
(Teacher recommended)

Level II
Intermediate – 2nd thru 4th year of dancing
(Teacher recommended)

Level III
Intermediate/Advanced – 4 or more years of dancing
(Teacher recommended)

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

(Pre-Ballet) Age 4/6
Classes are designed to prepare children for their first classical ballet class. Children will be introduced to arm, leg and feet positions, gentle stretches and appropriate body alignment, while exploring basic ballet technique and terminology. Creative expression will be emphasized at this level. Basic skills are repeated each week to develop a strong foundation for young dancers.

CLASS ATTIRE: Black, Pink or White Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (no slippers); hair must be pulled into a bun and secured tightly.

Little Steps-Tap/Ballet Combo Age 2/3 and 3/4
Children will be introduced to the same things as in TuTu Cute Ballet. Tap will be taught in a creative and imaginative environment to enhance the dancer’s skills while teaching them the primary movements. We will encourage the use of dance through imagination, song and movement. They will develop rhythm, coordination and confidence.

CLASS ATTIRE: Any color or style leotard, pink tights (optional), pink ballet shoes (no slippers), Tan  tap shoes. Hair must be pulled back tightly in bun or pony-tail.

Little Steps - Tap/Jazz Combo Age 4/5 & 6/7
This class will introduce the technique in both disciplines in a fun and nurturing environment. We will encourage creativity while learning. Children will be introduced to arm, leg and feet positions, gentle stretches and appropriate body alignment, while exploring jazz & tap technique and terminology. Basic skills are repeated each week to develop a strong foundation for young dancers.

CLASS ATTIRE: Form fitting shirts or leotard, jazz pants, Capris, or shorts. Tights are optional. Tan tap shoes and Tan jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun or a pony-tail.

Tap Age 7 and up
Classes will emphasize rhythm, style and sound. Students will study basic tap steps, combinations and rhythms with an emphasis on developing proper tap technique and producing clear tap sounds. The students will develop coordination and rhythmic ability.

CLASS ATTIRE: Form fitting shirt or leotard, jazz pants, Capris, or shorts. No baggy pants, jeans, pajama pants or pants that hit the floor. We need to see your feet! Hair must be pulled back and secured very tight. We suggest that when you purchase tap shoes that you allow growing room for young dancers, 1/2 size larger will be more comfortable.

Jazz Age 7 and up
Classes will emphasize rhythm, coordination, strength, flexibility and isolation of movement. The focus will be on learning proper dance technique, as well as improving performance quality.

CLASS ATTIRE: Form fitting shirt or leotard, jazz pants, Capris, or shorts. No socks without shoes or sneakers can be worn. Jazz shoes only.) No baggy pants, jeans, pajama pantsor pants that hit the floor. We need to see your feet! We suggest that when you purchase Jazz shoes that you allow growing room for young dancers, 1/2 size larger will last longer. Hair must be pulled back and secured very tight.

Pre-Hip-Hop 4/5 Year
This class is designed to teach very young children the basics of isolation and coordination for Hip-Hop movements.

Hip-Hop-Ages 6 to Adult
This form of dance is seen on television in music videos. Hip-Hop evolved out of street and break dancing and is characterized by its athletic and bouncy style. Hip Hop is done primarily to Rap, R & B and Hip Hop Music. It enhances coordination, strength, quickness and endurance.

CLASS ATTIRE: Form fitting shirt, jazz pants, Capris, or shorts. No pajama pants, or jeans of any kind. Jazz shoes, Hip-Hop sneakers, No STREET Tennis Shoes. Hair pulled away from the face.

Ballet Age 7 and up: The Foundation of Dance
This will introduce classical dance form. Classes will emphasize technique and proper body alignment, as well as flexibility, strength, grace, coordination, musicality and performance quality. Students will also study ballet terminology and history. A slow and steady progress is encouraged and emphasized. Point will be offered to those students evaluated at the end of class.

CLASS ATTIRE: Black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes (no slippers). Hair must be pulled into a bun.

Please note: Placement is made at the discretion of the program director and faculty. The first two weeks are assessment weeks. At this time teachers may require a student to move to a different class on level and ability. If you or your child feel the level of his/her class is not appropriate after 2 weeks, an evaluation may be requested. All decisions are made by professionals and are with your child’s best interest in mind.

Please note: Dance Shoes are required for all dance classes. You will have a two week period from the time you register to purchase dance shoes.
 

TUITION

45 minute Class                      $60.00 per month
30 minute Class$35.00 per month

$5 off each additional class you add

Sibling Discount 15%

 

Registration Fees

NO REGISTRATION FEES !!!


Discounts

Multiple Class & Family Discount: Discounts are available for students who are enrolled in multiple classes per week. Families that have more than one immediate family member enrolled in multiple classes per week. Please check the price list for the discounts.

Advance payment: A 5% discount is available if payment for the entire dance season is made at time of registration. (no refunds available)

Unlimited class rate: Once a student is enrolled in 6 classes per week, there is no charge for additional classes.

 

 ***Tuition  In detail***

First month tuition is due at the time of registration. Future tuition payments are due by the 1st of the month.

Tuition reserves your spot in class. It is not calculated on a month to month basis, prices are based on the season. Tuition is the same amount each month no matter how many classes fall in that month.

Our standard method of payment is through the "Auto Payment" system. We have been very successful with this for 8 years.  On the 1st of the month, we will automatically deduct tuition for you.  With your busy lives, you never have to worry about getting to the studio to pay it on time to avoid the late fees.

We do take checks or cash, please call the studio for details.

There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks.

Payment of tuition is required to reserve your students placement in class.

There are no refunds for missed classes and make-up classes are only available until the end of December.

Tuition is due and payable in full each month whether the student has attended all scheduled classes or not.

If your family is taking a vacation or will be absent for more than a week, we will need at least 2 weeks written notice prior to absence in order to keep placement in the class(es) for your student. If we don't know what is going on, we will assume that your student is not returning and open his or her spot up to children who are on our waiting list.

Tuition will not be pro-rated for any reason.

Tuition and registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Unpaid and late accounts may result in the Dance Studio keeping dance costumes and dance pictures until account is paid to date.

 If you pay for classes that you do not attend or drop a class, tuition and registration fees will not be refunded for any reason.

Example: If you wish to drop class(es) during the month and tuition has already been paid for that month, there will be no refund for any remaining classes that the student did not attend for that month only.

Attendance

Throughout the season, students may miss class due to illness or other reasons; we also know that vacations are an important family function. We only ask that you consider your students dance class with responsibility.

Please call the studio if your dancer is not going to attend class due to illness so teacher can plan accordingly.

If you are planning a vacation, please give us two weeks written notice so we can plan accordingly.

We ask that you consider your students dance class an important part of their weekly life. One of our goals is to teach children the importance of responsibility and commitment.

It is important for each and every dancer to know that dance is a commitment. When students come to class on a regular basis, their level will improve. This will give them confidence. Confidence will in turn give them power to complete their goals. They will learn about responsibility and commitment while working as a team.

If they do not attend class on a regular basis they will always be trying to catch up. This will discourage them from wanting to attend and it will create frustration. The other team members may also get discouraged, as well as the teacher who will have to repeat instruction.

Important Information

Water: We suggest that students bring a water bottle with them to class. It is so very important to stay hydrated.

Dance Bag: We suggest that you purchase a bag for your dancer and keep shoes, water and hair accessories in it at all times. Have your dancer check it before he or she comes to dance. This will help teach them the importance of being prepared and organized. 

Hair: It is very important that your dancers hair be in a bun or a tight ponytail. HAIR is a big DISTRACTION for a dancer. When it is out of the way, focus is on dancing and not trying to keep hair out of the face!

Bathroom Policy: We ask that your dancer use the bathroom before and after class. For the little ones it can be a chain effect, if one needs to use it, then they all want to. So that class time can be productive, please take your little one to the bathroom before class.

Dance Shoes: We ask that all dancers bring their dance shoes in a bag or carry them into class. Dance shoes are to be worn only on the dance floor! Please do not wear dance shoes outside.

Outside has grease, dirt, gum and all kinds of things that can be stepped on. Cement can break down the leather on the bottom of the shoe and create holes. If you only wear your dance shoes on the dance floor, it will extend the life of the shoe. Many girls wear their dance shoes and then put big slippers on when they go outside. Cute idea!

We can order the shoes that your dancer will need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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