Frequently Asked Questions

Dress Code

About Our Dress Code

Students are required to wear dance attire for all classes. This is important for teaching purposes in order to see body lines and body placement. Hair should be pulled back, completely out of the students face. No street shoes are allowed in the dance studio. Each class has specific requirements. Please click here to read about our dress code and purchase dancewear.


COVID make up class policy

Due to the strict guidelines we have on class sizes and our efforts to keep classes separated in their specific pods, we are not able to offer make-up classes at this time. Please make every effort to attend the class you are registered for. If anything happens (vacation, sickness, busy schedule, etc.), you're welcome to attend class virtually.

Can I try a virtual class before registering?

We do not currently offer virtual trial classes. However, we do offer a 100% money-back guarantee. 

We want to ensure you're completely satisfied with our program. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experience better.

If after attending all classes within the first 30 days of your first class date, you are not completely satisfied with your experience at District Dance, we will offer you a refund on any prepaid class tuition. Your request must be received via email no more than 30 days from your first class date. Our Happiness Guarantee is only applicable to new dancers attending their first-ever dance class at District Dance.

Can parents watch their child in class?

Our lobby is currently closed to ensure the safest environment possible for our dancers. However, we know how important it is for you to be involved in your child's dance progress. 

Once you are registered, you will have full access to watch your child's class on our video streaming platform, Zoom. 


What should my dancer wear to virtual classes?

Although each class has a unique dress code, virtual classes have a bit more leniency than in-person classes. We recommend dancers wear full dress code to ensure they feel they are fully a part of the class and have a sense of unity with their classmates. Dance shoes for class depend on what type of surface they are dancing on at home.

Click here to read more about our dress code and purchase dancewear. 

Do virtual students perform in the ballet or recital?

At this time, all virtual classes are technique classes only. Only our in-person classes have the opportunity to perform. 

Can we switch to in-person classes later?

If you are interested in switching to in-person classes later in the school year, we would love to welcome you into our studio. However, because in-person classes have very limited space, we can not ensure space will be available. All in-person spots are first-come, first-serve. 

What safety precautions are you following?

We're working hard to keep your kids healthy. Watch this super entertaining video to learn all the steps we are taking to keep our community safe.

A few steps we're taking:

  • Our lobby will be closed until further notice. Parents will wait outside during class. We will make an exception for our 2-3 year olds joining us for the first time!
  • When dancers arrive, they will check-in and wait for their teacher to call them inside. 
  • Masks will be worn by all dancers and staff.
  • Temperatures will be checked for all dancers and staff each day. 
  • Dancers must be dressed in dance attire when they arrive. Changing and dressing will not be allowed in bathrooms.
  • Dancers will use hand sanitizer as they enter the lobby.
  • Each dance studio will have taped 6'x6' or 6'x8' squares for dancing and spaced out dance bag spots clearly marked
  • Our professional cleaning team will follow enhanced cleaning protocols.



Can I try a class before registering?

Absolutely! To register for a $19 trial class, simply sign-up here. The process takes two minutes.

Here's what will happen: 

  1. Visit our trial page. 
  2. Filter the schedule by age and pick the class that best suits your schedule and child's interests. Don't see a time or class that works for your family? Let us know! We are happy to help. 
  3. You'll get a confirmation email and we will patiently wait to meet you and your dancer! 
How do I register my child for a dance class?

We are thrilled you're ready to join us! You have four options to join us. We are here for you when you're ready!

This is the best option for parents who are ready to register and know which class they would like to register for. Click here to enroll online. 

Not sure where to start? A trial class is a good option for parents of our youngest dancers who are not quite sure they are ready for dance class yet. Sign-up for a trial class here.

Join us in our studio or call us anytime to complete the process over the phone.

Can parents watch their child in class?

Parents are not allowed inside the dance studio. This is important so that our youngest dancers can work towards becoming more independent of mom and dad. It also helps our dancers stay focused on the teacher and learn as much as possible. Each studio has a large 6-foot viewing window that is partially covered by curtains so that parents can keep a close eye on their precious dancer without distracting them if desired. Twice a season, we open the studio to family and friends. Check out our studio calendar for the next Parent Observation Day.

Do parents have to stay in the lobby while the dancer is in class?

We know your time is valuable. You do not have to wait in the lobby during the dancer’s class. We have your contact information should we need it. Please make sure to drop-off and pick-up your child on time. If your child is not able to use the bathroom by themselves, you should stay for their class time just in case they need to "go". 

Is the entire tuition amount due the dancers first day of class?

We conveniently break tuition payments up into monthly payments. The first month’s payment is due during registration. Our summer classes and camps are paid in full on registration. Click here for more information on our tuition policies and expected fees.

What should my dancer wear?

Please visit our online store to learn more about our dress code. However, the short answer is a leotard, dance tights, and the correct dance shoes for the specific style the dancer is enrolled. Click here to read more about our dress code and purchase dancewear. 

Can we make up missed classes?

Missed classes (school year term) can be made up anytime before May 1st in an age-appropriate class – even if it’s a different style than what the dancer is currently enrolled in. All makeup classes must be scheduled through the front office. A maximum of 4 makeup classes are allowed during our school year term. A maximum of 1 makeup class is allowed during our summer term.

Is there a fee to participate in the Spring Ballet or June Recital?

Our VIP Performance Package inclusions are covered in depth on our Tuition and Fees page. Most recital costs are included in your monthly tuition. However, costume fees and recital tickets are paid for separately. We make it as easy as possible for you to budget every month! 

Is there a registration fee?

Yes, we have a yearly $49 registration fee per dancer. However, we have a VIP family week each spring where we waive the yearly registration fee for current families. 

How does tuition work?

Our school year term  (mid-August through mid-June) classes are broken into equal monthly payments. Payments are made on the 1st of every month September-May and 50% payments for the first and last month (August and June). Tuition varies depending on the length of your child’s class and how many classes your child is registered for. Generally speaking, a 60-minute class or less is $120 per month. Performance Fees are included in your monthly tuition. 

Tuition is prorated automatically based on your registration date. All multi-class and sibling discounts are automatically calculated during the registration process.

Is the studio open on holidays?

Often times, yes, we are open. We do close on Memorial Day weekend, MoCo Spring Break / Easter,  Independence Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, and winter break which includes Christmas and New Years. For a complete list of holidays and closing, please view our  studio calendar.

What do I do if there is inclement weather?

Our studio usually follows the Montgomery County Public School inclement weather closing policy. We do our best to update parents via e-mail, text and on Facebook if we close for any reason. Most notifications go out around 12-1 pm. 

We build in one snow day (or inclement weather) for each class every year. 

  • Snow Day 1 - Closed (no make-up needed)
  • Snow Day 2 - Students are invited to make-up the missed class(es) in another similar age and level
  • Snow Day 3 - We will schedule a make-up class day (usually Saturdays or Sundays)
Are there any other fees I should be aware of?

Yes, we like to be as upfront as possible so you can budget accordingly. The fees you should expect for a year of dance are as follows: tuition, costumes, dance-wear, and performance tickets. For a more detailed look at costs to expect, please visit our tuition and fees page.

Is there a family discount or multi-class discount?

Yes, we offer both! Each class is discounted per dancer as follows: First class – full price; Second class – 30% off; Third class – 40% off; Fourth class – 50% off; Fifth class – 60% off. Our LIMITLESS Class Pass allows dancers to take unlimited classes for $375 per month. Most dancers reach this amount by their fourth class. 

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18012 Mateny Road
Germantown, MD 20874

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Studio Hours

Monday: 3:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday: 3:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday: 3:00 – 8:30 pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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