Welcome to Dance Place. We have put this information together to answer some questions you might have during the course of the year. We hope you find it helpful and we hope that you have a fun filled year of dance here at Dance Place…..Happy Dancing!
There will be no classes:
Nov. 27-30: Thanksgiving Break
Dec.24 -Jan.1: Winter Break
There are also no classes Monday through Friday of February and April school vacation weeks. There are Classes on Monday Holidays!
Morning dance classes (those starting before noon) will be cancelled if Arlington Public Schools are closed. If school is delayed, please call the studio for more info. Afternoon classes (1pm or later) will be cancelled if weather conditions are still bad. Please call and check the studio message for cancellations and check for updates on our Facebook page. All classes cancelled due to inclement weather will be made up in the spring.
Tuition is due monthly. This year we are offering auto-draft payments to reduce our administrative costs. Monthly payments are the same amount each month regardless of how many classes are taken within that month. We do not prorate for holidays, or missed classes. You may make up a missed class by attending another class on our schedule at any time
30 minute class per week: $38.00 per month
45 minute class per week: $48.00 per month
One (1) hour class per week: $48.00 per month
One (1) hour 30 minutes per week: $55.00 per month
Two (2) hours per week: $80.00 per month
Three (3) hours per week: $110.00 per month
Four (4) hours per week: $140.00 per month
Five (5) hours per week: $160.00 per month
Costumes & Dance Performances
Performance is an important part of dance training. Each year in order to give all dancers a chance to perform we hold a dance performance. Dancers are invited to take part but are not required. If your child is going to participate, they need to purchase a costume. Costume deposits are $25.oo per costume and are due by December 1st. These deposits may be combined with tuition payments, or paid separately. Costume balances are due by March 15. Every effort is made to keep costume prices reasonable. The dates for our Spring Performance are May 15-17 at the Chevalier Theater in Medford.
We also perform our Nutcracker All Jazz’d Up in December. All students ages 4 and up are welcome to participate.
Rehearsals are held on Saturday, or Sunday for 6 or 7 weeks from October—December. Sign-ups will be at the end of September.
We also have a dance team— “On Broadway Dancers” that allows students in grades 3 & up even more performance opportunities throughout the year. If your child is interested, please ask for more information.
Our student’s safety is of primary importance!
Students of all ages should be walked into the dance studio by their parent or chaperone. If they are to go home with someone other than the person who dropped them off, please let the teacher or desk person know when they are dropped off.
Parents should arrive to pick up their child BEFORE the class ends. Students should be picked up on time and should not be left in the lobby. Please make sure your child knows not to leave the studio without you.
Dance News, our new e-mail newsletter, is issued every 4-6 weeks. Please read each issue as these newsletters contain information about Dance Place, classes, performances, and many other things. There are also puzzles and interesting facts for dancers included. Please make sure we have your correct e-mail address.
- Supportive and enthusiastic parents are always welcome at Dance Place
- Please remember we are dealing with children, a positive attitude is expected from all students and parents
- Dancers must be on time for class, continued tardiness is distraction for all.
- There is no gum chewing allowed in the dance rooms.
- There are no street shoes allowed in the dance rooms.
- Parents may schedule a meeting with any instructor by calling the studio.
Our observation windows are open for the first two weeks of classes. After that they are opened for the last 5-10 minutes of each class. The week after the recital Dance Place holds an Open Class week. During this week, parents may come in and watch class. More information will be available later in the year.