Recreational Class Information
You will receive a monthly update via email, that will have important information for parents/dancers to help you keep current with Dance Arts Centre activities and noteworthy dates. We do all our communications via email so be sure your email address on your account is up-to-date.
Dance Attire/ Dress Code
Please write your dancer’s name on all shoes and dance bags! Dancers should take their dance bags into the classroom and hang any jackets on the coat hooks in the hallway. *The studio is not responsible for lost or misplaced items
We ask that parents DO NOT come into the classrooms when classes are in session. It is distracting to the other dancers, and we ask that you view class through the viewing windows only.
Please have your dancer come into class with his/her tap shoes on first. Students should wait in the hall until their teacher is present before entering the classroom.
Dancers should bring a water bottle to class for drink breaks during their class time.
Bathroom: Parents of children under 8, please take your child to the restroom prior to class to avoid disruptions.
We are unable to offer makeup classes for any missed classes. Classes missed for illness, vacations, etc. will not be refunded or prorated.
Cancelled Classes – Inclement Weather/ Unforeseen Circumstances Policy
In the event of inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control and a studio closing is required, we will leave a message on the studio voicemail, send an email, and post this notification on Facebook/Instagram. There are no refunds or makeup classes for studio closing due to weather conditions and/or circumstances beyond our control.
Extraordinary Circumstance for Extended Closures
Should Dance Arts Centre face an unplanned closure due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control (flood, tornado, fire, pandemic, etc.), teachers will take advantage of online options such as Zoom and YouTube, etc. to get instruction to our students virtually. In the event of this kind of closure, communication will be sent out immediately and for the first 30 days following closure tuition will stay at 100%, no cancellations and no refunds. After 30 days we will discount classes 15%. If we need to go to long term virtual classes, time may be modified and classes may be shortened by approximately 15 minutes.
Listed below are the costs and number of costume(s) your dancer will need for your recital due in November:
Twinkle Tots, Twinkle Toes, Hippity Hop & Boys Hip Hop
1 costume - $75.00
Hip Hop Stars
1 costume - $82.00
Twinkle Stars, Shining Stars & Shooting Stars
2-in-1 costume - $120.00
Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in our annual recital. Our 2023 recital is scheduled for June 10 & 11 at the Chanhassen High School Auditorium. Our recitals are professionally staged, and your child’s participation is highly recommended. A Recital Package fee will be assessed in January. All information regarding the package will be shared prior.
Tuition/ Class Fees
A Membership fee of $45 is assessed yearly per student.
Classes are offered once per week September- May unless a scheduled holiday
30- Minute class: $49 /month $441/year
40- Minute class: $62 /month $558/year
50- Minute class: $68 /month $612/year
Withdrawal Policy: We require a 30-day written notice via email if you need to withdraw from Dance Arts Centre for any reason (loss of interest, school obligations, injury, illness, moving, etc.). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw from our 2022-2023 season. After the 30-day notice, we will terminate your next monthly installment of your tuition or, if a full year of tuition was paid, we will refund the remaining installments minus 30%.
Please note: costume and recital package fees are non-refundable. If you have a balance due on costume or recital fees, you are responsible for paying these fees in full at the time of withdrawal.
All recreational classes will have an electronic version of their music emailed out to them.
Class/ Individual Pictures
A professional photographer will be at DAC May 8-11, to take pictures of your dancer and their class in full costume(s). These pictures are optional, but they are a great way to have a memory of your year at Dance Arts Centre.
For your convenience, our retail floor offers dance shoes, leotards, tights, and some other fun dance items. Dance shoes are fitted by our staff and then ordered; the shoes usually arrive in 3 to 5 business days (unless they are specified on back order).
At the end of the season, our dancers will receive a medal and certificate of achievement. Trophies will be awarded to dancers who have danced at our studio 5, 10 and 15 years.