"My daughter loves her classes. I love your studio and staff. You and the staff are all lovely."
Am I allowed to watch my child in class?
Yes. We have large viewing windows and a spacious lobby for parents and siblings. Dancers will do their best in class when they are not distracted by those in the lobby, so we will close the curtains during weeks 2-4 of each month. The curtains will be open the first week of each month.
Can we try the class before we commit?
Sure. Your child may do one free trial class to see if it is the right fit. Please fill out a trial class form and bring it to the office when you arrive.
"DAA has a positive environment that encourages dancers of all abilities to be their best!"
How long do the classes run?
Our school year session runs September through May and we have a separate session in the summer. There is no contract requiring dancers to participate for the entire session, but we feel it is important for students to complete their class commitment whenever possible.
What is your policy on music and costume choice?
All of the music used in class and for performances is age-appropriate, as is the choreography. Themes of sex and violence are not allowed for any age. All costume selections are required to cover cleavage, mid-riffs, and rear-ends.
If I miss a class, do you offer make-up classes?
Students are allowed to do make-ups by attending another class that has space available. Check with the office for class availability.
How much do your recital costumes cost?
Our costumes run from $45-$55, depending on the class and if they are child or adult sizes. We order them in January to ensure delivery in the spring. The cost is broken up and included in the performance package fee.
What is the performance package?
The performance package is a level pay system to help families cover the "extras" that come with being part of a dance program. The package includes the annual registration fee, spring recital costume, recital t-shirt and DVD of the spring performance. The fee is $12 per month (September-May) for the first class and $5 for additional classes that will require a costume. Siblings are discounted at $10 for the first class and $5 for additional classes, since each family will receive one DVD. The performance package does not cover costume rentals for winter performances, since not every class will require a costume rental.
What do you charge for your recital fees?
Recital tickets are $9.00 per person and all performers are free. Optional expenses may be pictures, flowers, and programs that are offered as souvenirs and for your convenience. T-shirts and DVD's are included in the performance package.
What is a “combo” class?
Combo classes are offered for young and beginning dancers to let them sample different dance styles. Classes offered for preschoolers and kindergartners are ballet and tap and ages 6-8 may do a jazz and tap combo. Dancers will do both dance styles during their lesson each week.
Where can I get shoes and dance wear for my child?
We sell dance shoes and apparel at a reasonable price at the studio. We also recommend Discount Dance Supply online (use code 27594 at checkout for a discount), or any department store for children’s dance wear. We do not allow satin ballet slippers for use in class as dance shoes.