2. What Type of Dance Floor is used?
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movements can place a lot of pressure on the knees and backs of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a “floating floor.” Our non slip, floating floors help reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.
3. What is the size of the class?
All class sizes are limited to ensure that each child will receive personal attention. Most classes have 8 to 12 students. In addition to the Main Teacher there will also be an Assistant Teacher or Class Assistant to aid in giving the lesson. This makes it easier for the teacher to maintain control over the class and to make sure each student understands the concepts and instruction. By having more than one instructor our teachers are able to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique.
4. What are the “Extras” required for the year end show?
Our studio puts on a year-end recital in a professional theater. Students that perform in the recital will have a costume for their dance number. All group costumes are selected by the group’s teacher keeping in mind cost, style and age appropriateness. Our studio uses what are known as two-in-one or three-in one costumes which greatly reduces the cost of purchasing a separate costume for each dance. Students performing a solo, duet, trio or quartet may select their own costumes from Costume Company catalogs provided by the studio. The costume deposit is $25.00 per class and is due in December for the May performance with the costume balance being due in February. Each student also receives 2 free tickets for our end-of-year show.