Q How long are classes?
A While some studio's classes are 45 minutes, ours are a full 60 minutes.
Q Are we allowed to watch classes?
A Yes, all pre-dance classes parents may watch every week. Other classes are viewable once a month either televised remotely or through a viewing window.
Q Are recitals mandatory?
A No, but we recommend them because being on stage builds confidence and self-esteem and demonstrates a child's progress.
Q Are your costumes expensive?
A No, our costumes tend to be significantly less than other studios because we have established some special business relationships with a few manufacturers, .
Q Do you offer family and multi-class discounts?
A Yes, since our beginning our family and multi-class discounts have been significantly greater than other studios. In addition, we do not charge full tuition during recital month.
Q Why is it important to be certified by Dance Masters?
A Dance Masters has been in existence since 1884 and sets the standards for dance education. Dance Masters provides training and conducts testing to ensure students are provided with age-appropriate training. They also provide instruction in anatomy, injury prevention, creative movements, music theory, choreography and other issues relating to the dance community.
Q What type of testing does Dance Masters provide?
A There is a written test and a performance test. There is a performance test for each discipline where you not only have to demonstrate proper dance technique, but also proper teaching methods. You are reviewed by a certified judge for each discipline.
Q What types of training do your instructors have?
A Some of our instructors have performed professionally (Inlet Dance Theater). All have had years of dance training. In addition, we pay for additional training and workshops for our instructors.
Q What types of dance floors do you have?
A Our dance floors are maple wood floors and not the cheaper vinyl type flooring. The floors are made by a national company (O'mara) that makes sprung/floating floors for professional touring companies and dance studios. This type flooring was used on "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars" as well as several large well known universities