What age do you start dance classes? We offer dance and movement class for all ages. Zumbini® classes are open to children ages 0-4. Preschoolers and toddlers can join AcroDance. We even offer classes for adults.
How much does it cost? Tuition is broken down by the time that dancers are in class. The more classes a dancer (or a family) takes, the less the cost is per class. Certain classes that are only offered for a limited time are a set fee.
What should my child wear for dance class? Dancers may choose one of 2 dress codes. 1. Traditional dance wear- Leotard/ Biketard/ Dance Dress and tights 2. Leggings/ Shorts and a t-shirt or tank top All clothing should be comfortable to move in but not baggy. Shirts should be long enough to tuck in for acro classes. All dancers with long hair should put hair back in a ponytail or braid for class.
Do you have classes for boys? While we do not have any classes exclusively for boys, we welcome them into all of our classes. Dance has benefits for all children. Dance builds confidence, coordination, strength, discipline, and teamwork. The most popular classes for boys are Hip Hop, Acro, and Tap.
How long does dance run? Dance classes start in September and run until our recital in June. We welcome new students throughout the fall into January. At this time we are breaking our dance year into 8 week sessions as we navigate the changing issues related to COVID-19. Enrolling in a session means that a family is financially obligated for the duration of the session, even if classes are required to move to a virtual option to comply with state mandated lockdowns or quarantines. Our summer programs vary from one day camps to eight week programs.
What is the "recital"? Is it expensive? The recital is our end of the year performance where the dancers have a chance to show off everything they have learned during the year. While there are some costs associated with the recital, costumes and tickets primarily, we aim to make it as affordable as possible. Part of our studio mission is to make dance accessible to everyone.
Do you compete? No, our studio is not a competitive studio. We do offer a performance company for dancers that want more performance opportunities. Our performance company dances at Kennywood, local nursing homes, and community events.
Do you have questions that we haven't answered here? Please contact the studio for more information.