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Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What Classes do you offer and when?

  • We are extremely proud to offer Tap, Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary.

  • Classes are Tuesday through Thursday beginning after school and evenings.

2.  What are the ages and necessary experience needed to attend?

  • Classes range from ages 2 1/2 (must be completely potty trained) & Up.

  • Levels of classes are set by age and number of years a child has taken dance.

  • We have beginner through advanced.

  • It is invaluable to place your child where they will be the most successful.

3.   How does the school year run and what type of commitment is expected?

  • The DF offers a curriculum that consists of  30 lessons which begins Tuesday after Labor Day and ends with the annual recital performance which is usually the 3rd or 4th weekend in May.

  • Class attendance is vey important for a young dancer's progress.  Excessive absences can affect your dancer.  Your commitment to our program is expected to continue through the end-of-year recital.

4.   How will I be kept informed of information about my child?

  • We begin each season with an informative parent meeting where we will go over the DF Handbook distributed at registration.

  • Additional information will be provided to parents as necessary.

  • Information is also on our website or you can contact us

  • Make sure we have your e-mail address.  Communication at the DF is us keep you informed.

5.  Is there a dress code?

  • Black leotard and pink tights for girls.

  • Black shorts and white t-shirts for boys are the standard classroom attire.

6.  Do you have a recital or performance?

  • Yes, the children and teens have a beautiful and exciting show to display what they have learned all year and to perform their routine(s).

  • We want all dancers to participate, however the performance is optional.

7.   Can I watch my child in class?

  • In early spring our parents and families are invited to observe classes.

  • Classes are closed during the rest of the school year to help teachers keep the dancers focused.

  • A closed-circuit television is located in the studio lobby and is for parent viewing at the teacher's discretion.

8.  How do I register?

  • You can register every Saturday in August from 10am to 2pm at the studio.

  • You can also download the registration form from our website, click on the Classes and Tuition page.

  • There is a yearly, non-refundable $35.00 registration fee which guarantees placement for your child in the DF dance education program.

9.  Do you have adult classes?

  • As a matter of fact, we do!  

  • We offer Adult Tap classes for the young at heart...Our oldest student is 79 years young!  Adult Tap is a wonderful way to excercise without knowing it...working an entirely different muscle group from your normal exercise routine!

  • We offer adult competition teams as well!  For more information on our Adult classes, call us and one of our helpful staff members can assist you!

10. If I transfer from another studio what do I need to do?

  • At registration, speak with a staff member about the number of years your child has taken classes and arrange for an assessment of your child's dance experience.  Sometimes an audition may be necessary.

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