We are a family-oriented dance studio providing instruction in the arts of tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet, pointe, hip hop and yoga. We welcome all students, at all levels, ages 2 1/2 through adult. We are non-competitive and strive to teach the love of dance to all in a supportive and fun environment. Our staff specializes in various ages and dance disciplines.
Our focus is to place students in classes of comparable ages and abilities. We want them to feel confident and proud of all they achieve each year. We place the learning needs of the student before other considerations, and we ask our parents to support us in that endeavor.
Our youngest students are exposed to tap, jazz and basic ballet, incorporating music, singing and simple instruments to teach movement, rhythm and music appreciation. Beginning with our kindergarten level, students continue to advance their dance skills by perfecting more challenging turns, leaps, kicks and tap combinations.
Modern dance is a style created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dance is an interpretive style focusing on the expression of inner feelings or emotions as performed to the lyrics of a piece of music. These dance styles are taught in the teacher placement tap and jazz classes.
Beginning at age five and above, ballet is offered as a separate area of study. Students are taught barre work, positions, terminology and progressions along with choreography throughout the year. Pointe class is offered through teacher placement to students ages twelve and older.
Hip hop is offered starting at age five in conjunction with tap and jazz classes. Students continue to work on their jazz technique and incorporate it with various styles of hip hop, tricks and freestyle (improvisation).
We offer classes in yoga for ages 13 and above. The classes teach body and spatial awareness, how to create a connection with the mind, breath and movement, and basic anatomy.
We welcome parents, siblings and friends to observe classes at our studio! We do ask that parents remain in the waiting room during class, as interruptions make it more difficult for young dancers to concentrate. In studios with in-room seating, observers must remain quiet during class sessions. Please refrain from any talking or activities that may distract our dancers.
Tuition rates can be found on our registration form here.
The total yearly tuition is divided into 9 monthly payments, regardless of the number of lessons in each month. Tuition from September through April is due at the first lesson of the month. Tuition for May is due on April 26th, and includes rehearsals, recitals, photo days, and May lessons. Tuition payments may be dropped off at our retail center or mailed to the studio. We accept cash, personal checks, and money orders for tuition payment. There is a $20.00 charge for all returned checks. There is a $10.00 charge for tuition payments received after the second lesson of the month. Refunds are not given for missed classes or severe weather cancellations.
The dance season begins in September and ends in May. If for some reason you must discontinue classes, you must inform us as you are financially responsible for all tuition until you notify the studio. If your class seems too easy, too difficult or if any questions arise, please see your teacher, call Julie at 952-891-1080, or email us at email@example.com.
Tap/Jazz/Lyrical/Modern: Tights, leotard, biketard, jazz pants or jazz shorts. Tap and jazz shoes are required.
Ballet: Tights, skirt, leotard, and ballet shoes. Socks may not be worn with ballet shoes. No shorts allowed.
Hip-Hop: Long pants and hip-hop shoes.
All dancers with shoulder length or longer hair should wear it up off their shoulders (pony tails, buns, braids, etc.). Street clothes are not acceptable dancewear. Students may be asked not to participate if street clothes are worn.
Not all students wear the same dance footwear. You will find your student's shoe requirements at our studio's retail center.
In the event of inclement and potentially unsafe weather, or in the event of an unexpected emergency, we will cancel classes for the safety of our families.
There are not make-up classes in the event of a closing.
Regular attendance is essential to the learning process. Our teachers reserve the right to ask a student not to participate in the annual recital if his or her attendance has prevented the student from participating productively in a routine. The teachers will consult the parent should this situation arise.