How long does the class run?
Our classes run similar to a school year with a performance at the end of our season in June. Classes meet weekly, with the exception of scheduled breaks, holidays, and unplanned snow days.
What is the cost of the class?
There is a yearly tuition that is broken down into ten (10) installments for your convenience. Tuition is due by the 15th of the previous month, before services are rendered.
What is due upon signing my child up?
The registration fee and your first tuition installment.
How long is each class?
Classes can run from 30-45 minutes, depending on the program. Some classes for our Intensive Team are longer.
What if my child misses a class?
Students should attend all classes, however, in the event of an absence, please contact the studio prior to your child’s class time. If a class is missed for any reason, children can come in to a comparable class for a makeup class at your convenience, or join one virtually. All classes are recorded and are typically available on our E-Learning Platform for two (2) weeks. Due to capacity restrictions, you must call ahead to schedule your make-up class (we cannot accept walk-ins).
What should students wear to class?
Tiny Tots: Pink leotard and pink tights.
Kidlets: Pink leotard and pink tights.
Tap: Black leotard and black/tan tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.
Jazz: Black leotard and black/tan tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.
Ballet: Black leotard and pink tights. Black dance shorts or a ballet skirt is also permitted.
Acrobatics: Black leotard or unitard and black/tan footless tights.
Hip Hop: Black leotard and black dance shorts or black dance pants.
Lyrical: Black leotard and black/tan footless tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.
Musical Theatre: Black leotard and black/tan tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.
Cheer Dance: Black leotard and black dance shorts.
Contemporary: Black leotard and black footless tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.
What shoes are needed for each class?
Tiny Tots: Capezio® Kid’s Unisex “Daisy” Ballet Slipper (color: pink)
Kidlets Tap: Capezio® Jr. Tyette Tap Shoe (color: white)
Kidlets Ballet: Capezio® Kid’s Unisex “Daisy” Ballet Slipper (color: pink)
Kidance/Kids-In-Motion Tap: Capezio® Jr. Tyette Tap Shoe (color: caramel)
Kidance/Kids-In-Motion Ballet: Capezio® Kid’s Unisex “Daisy” Ballet Slipper (color: pink)
Jazz: Capezio® “E” Series Jazz Slip On (color: caramel)
Academy Ballet: Capezio® Cobra (color: light pink) Canvas are preferred over leather. Please note that for safety reasons, students should wear proper ballet slippers and not bedroom slippers that look like ballet slippers.
Academy Tap: Capezio® Unisex “Xtreme” Tap Shoe (color: caramel)
Acrobatics: Bare Feet
Hip Hop: Capezio® Kid’s Unisex Canvas Dansneaker® (color: black) or Capezio® Unisex Canvas Dansneaker® (color: black)
Lyrical: Dance Paws Unisex Dance Paws® (color: light nude)
Musical Theatre: Capezio® “E” Series Jazz Slip On (color: caramel)
Cheer Dance: Athletic Sneakers (color: white)
Contemporary: Bare Feet
How should my child wear their hair?
Students should wear their hair in a ponytail or bun.
In addition to tuition, what additional investments are involved?
Membership: Choose from basic or premium membership. Must be paid before the student enters class.
Costume Package: Price depends on the program your child's class is in. The costume package covers the cost of the costume, socks and/or tights (one pair per student), headpieces, props, and alterations.
Performance Package: Priced by family and broken up into installments.
Do you have a performance?
Our students work hard all year long for a chance to perform in the annual performance! The performance is typically held in June. Prior to the performance, there is a mandatory rehearsal held for all students. Every student must be present at the rehearsal in order to perform in the show.
How can I stay up to date on important information?
Please take a monthly newsletter, or sign up to receive it electronically. Additionally, you may also subscribe to our text alert system in order to receive important information regarding due dates, snow closings, and studio updates by texting @tdaf to either 81010 or 716-989-4894.