Recreational Class Information
You will receive a weekly update via the Band app, 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 communication using an App/Website called Band.
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 misplaces items
Boppin’ Babies & Twinkle Tots (18 mos.-3 yrs.) with parent: comfortable dance attire/leotard and pink ballet shoes for girls and black for boys. Hair pulled away from face.
Twinkle Toes & Twinkle Stars (Preschool-Kindergarten): leotard (attached skirts are acceptable) & tights, tan tap shoes and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or a bun.
Shining Stars and Shooting Stars (1st grade and up): leotard (black recommended) & tights or fitted dance shorts/leggings, tan tap shoes and tan jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or a bun.
Hip Hop Stars/Hippity Hop/Boys Hip Hop: comfortable clothing and tennis shoes (please, no black soles). Hair must be pulled back in a ponytail.
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.
Bathroom: Parents of children under 8, please take your child to the restroom prior to class to avoid disruptions.
Due to the limited class sizes, we are unable to offer makeup classes. Missed classes 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, post on team bands 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.
If your dancer has any of the following symptoms they must stay home and please contact the studio right away.
Fever of 101.4 degrees F or higher
Shortness of breath
Loss of taste or smell
Listed below are the costs and number of costume(s) your dancer will need for your recital:
Twinkle Tots, Twinkle Toes, Hippity Hop & Boys Hip Hop - 1 costume - $75.00 due November 3
Hip Hop Stars - 1 costume - $82.00 due November 3
Twinkle Stars, Shining Stars & Shooting Stars - 2-in-1 costume - $120.00 due November 3
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
30-Minute weekly class: $49 /month (Sept – May) $441 /year
40- Minute weekly class: $62 /month (Sept - May) $558 /year
50- Minute weekly class: $68 /month (Sept - May) $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 email@example.com 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 during May, 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.
The following are important dates for your calendar:
First Day of Classes: September 10
MEA Break: CLOSED - October 20-22
Thanksgiving Break: CLOSED - November 21-27
Winter Break: CLOSED - December 20 - January 2
Presidents Day Break: CLOSED - February 20-22
Spring Break: March 18 - April 1 - No regular class
Photo Week: Dates TBD - No regular class
Last Day of Session: May 25
Recitals: June 10 & 11