Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions by current and future dance parents. Should you have a question that is not addressed below, please feel free to email or call the studio.
Is there a registration Fee?
Yes, there is a $30 registration fee. The fee is to process accounts, student's registration and administration.
When to fall classes begin?
Classes begin Tuesday Sept. 5th. Come by and register for the 2017-2018 dance year August 7th - 10th 3:00-7:00pm. Come by for a tour, meet the instructors and get sized for all of your dancewear needed for the new year!
When is tuition due?
Tuition is due in advance on the last class of the month for the following month's lessons. An Automatic $10 late fee will be charged to past due accounts if not paid by the 10th. We do not send out monthly statements unless warranted.
How long does the session run?
Classes run for nine months. Classes are not pro-rated for missed classes.
Why is there a dress code?
You wouldn't play ball with the wrong color jersey, right? What about your cleats? When you enroll in dance, you can expect they will be required to have certain dress for their classes. At you day of registration, you will be sized for your leotard, tights, shoes and dance pants or skirt. For your convenience, all dancewear may be obttained thru the studio.
What if I miss a class?
You may request a make-up class through the office. Tuition is not pro-rated for missed classes.
What if I need to drop a class?
Our office will assume your are still enrolled in classes and you will be billed unless we receive a drop request form. A verbal request is not sufficient. Please fill out the written request for the office.
Are there performance opportunities?
Yes, we have a winter dance recital before Christmas break and in the spring, we have our elaborate dance revue production. Some of our dancers perform at various ballgames, community and charity events throughout the year. We also have a competition team that travels in the spring to four competitions.
Do we need costumes?
How much are they & when is the money due?
Yes, your dancer will need one costuem for each class time they are enrolled in. Prices for spring dance revue costumes vary from $75-$100. There is an additional fee for plus size costumes. A $25 deposit is due in September and an additional $50 in October. The remaining balance is due in December. You may pay for this expense by participating in our annual fall fundraiser. Any alterations needed for your child's costume are your responsibility.
I think my child is more advanced than the rest of his/her class?
If your child is more advanced, their teacher will move them up. We have a great deal of experience with placement and skill level. Your child might be more advanced in one area, but needing improvement in another. If your ever have any questions about how your child is doing, please leave a note for your teacher and they will be happy to discuss your child's progress.
Can I watch my child's class?
We have visitor's week the last week of October to give family the opportunity to come in and watch their child's progress. Students seem to focus more on you than they do themselves and their dance steps. For this reason, we have windows on our classroom doors so you may glance in on your child's class.
Why is there a recital fee?
The recital fee and tickets assist in covering theater rental, staffing, program printing, music editing, props, decorations and finale shirt.
How young is too young to start dance?
Often times, if a child is put into classes too young, they may feel overwhelmed, anxious or frustrated. For this reason, we will not begin students before 30 months. We want to empower your child's creative spirit and give confidence to participate in class without mom or dad.
What will my child be learning during the year?
DDu has its very own dance curriculum that is a progressive method to teaching proper technique to all ages and abilities in a fun atmosphere. We structure our classes along the guidelines of the Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America syllabi.