Frequently Asked Questions
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 wait 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.
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 check out our dress code at the bottom of this page for complete dancewear requirements. However, the short answer is a leotard, dance tights, and the correct dance shoes for the specific style the dancer is enrolled.
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?
Yes, our Performance Package Fees are covered in depth on our Tuition and Fees page. Our performance fees are broken up into monthly payment of $22.50.
Is there a registration fee?
Yes, we have a yearly $45 registration fee per dancer. However, this fee is covered in all performance packages.
How does tuition work?
Our school year term (mid-August through mid-June) classes are broken into 10 equal monthly payments. Payments are made on the 15th of every month August-May. 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 approximately $100 per month. Tuition and Performance Fees are about $120 per class per month.
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.
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, performance package fees, 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 multiple class discount?
Yes, we offer both! Each class is discounted per dancer as follows: First class – full price; Second class – 15% off; Third class – 30% off; Fourth class – 45% off; Fifth class – 60% off; Seventh class – 75% off; Eighth class – 90% off. Every class after eight classes is free. We also have an additional 5% off family discount.
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 see below for additional information.