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 1st 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?  

Programs:

  • Boppin Babies: Light pink short sleeve leotard and pink tights.

  • Tiny Tots: Light pink short sleeve leotard and pink tights.

  • Kidlets: Light blue short sleeve leotard and pink tights.

  • Kidance: Lavender short sleeve leotard and tights.

  • Kids-In-Motion: Burgundy short sleeve leotard and tights.

  • Academy - Primary: Navy short sleeve leotard and tights.

  • Academy - Intermediate & Advanced: Black short sleeve leotard and tights.

Genre:

  • Tap: Leotard and black/tan tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.

  • Jazz: Leotard and black/tan tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.

  • Ballet: Leotard and pink tights. Black dance shorts or a ballet skirt is also permitted.

  • Acrobatics: Leotard or unitard and black/tan footless tights.

  • Hip Hop: Leotard and black dance shorts or black dance pants.

  • Lyrical: Leotard and black/tan footless tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.

  • Musical Theatre: Leotard and black/tan tights. Black dance shorts are also permitted.

  • Cheer Dance: Leotard and black dance shorts.

What shoes are needed for each class?

  • Tiny Tots: No Tie Leather Ballet Shoes (Color, girls: pink, boys: black)

  • Kidlets Tap: Ribbonnette Tap Shoes (Color, girls: white, boys: black)

  • Kidlets Ballet: No Tie Leather Ballet Shoes (Color, girls: pink, boys: black)

  • Kidance/Kids-In-Motion Tap: Mary Jane Tap Shoes (Color, girls: caramel or hazelnut, boys: black)

  • Kidance/Kids-In-Motion Ballet: No Tie Leather Ballet Shoes (Color, girls: pink, boys: black)

  • Jazz: Slip On Jazz Shoes (color: caramel or hazelnut)

  • Academy Ballet: Canvas Ballet Shoes (color: light pink) 

  • Academy Tap - Primary Level: Mary Jane Tap Shoes (color: caramel)

  • Academy Tap - Intermediate & Advanced: Capezio® Unisex “Xtreme” Tap Shoe (color: caramel)

  • Acrobatics: Bare Feet

  • Hip Hop: Athletic Sneakers (color: black)

  • Lyrical: Bare Feet

  • Musical Theatre: Slip On Jazz Shoes (color: caramel or hazelnut)

  • Cheer Dance: Athletic Sneakers (color: white)

How should my child wear their hair?

Students should wear their hair in a bun or ponytail. 

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.