Common Questions From Parents
Yes! With the exception of our youngest students in Mommy and Me classes and our non-recital mini-session, all students will have the opportunity to perform on stage!
There is no recital following our summer programs.
If you have a child that is looking for MORE time in the spotlight, we encourage your dancer to audition for one of our dance companies. Company dancers perform at local community events and dance competitions throughout the year.
We have dance classes for students as young as 1.5! Independent dance classes begin at age 3.
Students are ready for an independent dance class if they are potty-trained, comfortable being away from a caregiver for short amounts of time, and can follow simple directions.
We don't expect perfection! It is very normal for a first-time dancer to take a few weeks before feeling comfortable inside the dance studio.
Booking a free trial is a great way to make sure our programs are a good fit for your dancer before you register. Learn more about our preschool division HERE.
We HOPE that your child loves their classes! We are here to support you and your child in your dance journey. Please allow our teachers to build a relationship with your child, comfort them when they miss you, and help them to gain independence. It takes some students 4-6 weeks to really get used to the class.
It is very normal for little ones to do nothing at times, to cry when you leave, to sit and watch, or to have difficulty staying on their spot. Our teachers are trained in toddler behavior and know exactly how to handle all of these situations.
That being said, we understand that dance and our programs are not a fit for everyone.
An email to firstname.lastname@example.org is required in advance of 14 days of the first of the month in order to withdraw and cancel tuition.
All of our classes have age recommendations and an assigned level. Our team will use your child's first few classes to make sure they are in the BEST class. A free trial is a great way to see our programs in action. Our teachers can make level recommendations after seeing your child in class.
We group our students by a mix of ability and age groups:
Pre-School / Kinderdance Divisions: Combo classes starting with “Dance With Me” for age 18 months all the way to 6-year-olds turning 7.
Recreational Division: Levels 1 through 3 for ages 7+, some levels/classes may be combined. This division also includes beginner pre-teen and teen classes.
Training Division: Levels 4 and 5 for our intermediate and advanced level dance students typically ages 12+
Finally, feel free to contact the studio with questions regarding levels. We are happy to help!
Yes! We encourage all new students to schedule a free trial class before they register. Attending a trial is a GREAT way to see our programs in action and make sure a class is a good fit for your child.
Boys are welcome in any of our classes. We offer boys-only classes to students ages 4+.
In addition to tuition, families should expect a recital fee and costume charges.
We are finalizing pricing for recital fees and costume fees now!
At enrollment, a 50% deposit for the costume fee is charged. The remaining 50% will be charged the week of November 15th.
Recital fees are due in March. They are charged by family, not child.
We'd love to show you around the studio! Please contact the studio to arrange your visit.
In the meantime, view a few photos of our space below.
For all dancers, there is a time to perform and a time to be self-absorbed. Classes are closed to visitors and parents are asked to wait outside the classroom. This policy allows the children to take risks with movement, focus on their feelings, and perform for themselves, not for others. Concentration, focus, and understanding are easier for students when the class can proceed without interruption or observation.
Our teachers are all wonderful, caring individuals. If they feel like your child needs you they will come and get you. Please allow our teachers to build a relationship with your child, comfort them when they miss you, and help her to gain independence. It takes some students 4-6 weeks to really get used to the class.
Should the teachers have any concerns about your child, they will share them with you. It is very normal for little ones to do nothing at times, to cry when you leave, to sit and watch, or to have difficulty staying on their spot. Our teachers are trained in toddler behavior and know exactly how to handle all of these situations. Please communicate with the teacher if you have any questions or concerns about what your child is doing in class. 99.9% of the time it is normal behavior.
That being said, we have a wonderful addition to our studio called ParentVUE - your backstage pass to your child's dance journey! With the new SpotTV-powered ParentVUE app, you can now watch your little star shine in class from anywhere. For just $5 a month, stay connected to their dance progress and never miss a magical moment.
Download the app SpotTV and get started by searching "Music in Motion". From there you'll enter your information, we'll approve your request, and you'll be set to observe!
Download the app by clicking the links below!
A few additional notes:
- Parents are welcome to stay in the waiting room during their students' classes. All conversation must be kept low.
- If you have a special circumstance or need for discussion, please contact us. We would love to chat further with you to see if we can address your family's individual needs and concerns.
- We do offer parent observation weeks throughout the year. You will be invited in to the classrooms.
- We also offer open houses, parent/student dance events, and performance opportunities throughout the season in which families can get involved in their child’s dance education. Please be sure you are on our newsletter distribution list, like us on FACEBOOK, and follow us on INSTAGRAM for updates.
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