All Classes: Hair pulled back with hair tie & out of face.
Recreational dance classes: Any color and style of dance/athletic attire or leotard may be worn.
NO STREET CLOTHES.
Tumbling: Form fitting leotard, shorts, tank top, etc.
Competition Teams: Required DC Practice Wear
2 Yr Old Butterfly Ballet: Pink Ballet Shoes
3&4, 5&6, 3-6 Yr Old Combo: Pink Ballet Shoes & Black Tap Shoes
Jazz & Pom: Jazz Paws
Hip-Hop: Tennis Shoes
Ballet: Pink Ballet Shoes
Tumbling: Form fitting leotard, shorts, tank top, etc. Students will be bare foot.
Competition Teams: Capezio Turning Pointe 55 Lyrical Shoe- NUDE/LEATHER
**Mascot Team: Angelo Luzzio Twylas- NUDE/LEATHER
Policies & Procedures:
DC encourages parent involvement by sending information out regularly by Remind 101 texts, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our website, and occasional handouts. It is expected of the parent to keep up with your dancer`s schedule, events, and dates.
DC does not offer makeup classes due to inclement weather, illness, or school functions, etc.
Please label all belongings. Lost & Found box is located at the receptionist desk. All lost items will be donated at the end of each month. The studio will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items. Keep all valuables at home to avoid the risk of lost or stolen items.
We open our studio window blinds on the first full week of each month for parent observation. The blinds remain closed for the remainder of the month.
All accounts MUST have a credit or debit card on file.
A spot in a class will only be held for your dancer ONCE you have enrolled her/him through the parent portal online and completed the ENTIRE check-out process. This includes making the following payment: Registration Fee & Last Month's Tuition. DC reserves the right to remove students from class rosters if payment has not been received within 24 hours.
There is no guarantee that a spot will be available after a trial class, until you have completely enrolled your dancer in the class through the portal.
If your child is sick/injured, please notify DC via email, before practice.
Spring Recital participation cut off: January 26th, 2024
To withdraw from a class, you MUST give a 30-day WRITTEN cancellation notice, or you will be charged tuition and fees for the month.
Methods of payments can be cash, check, credit/debit card. Credit/Debit card transactions will acquire a 3% convenience fee for each transaction.
Tuition for the month is due on the 1st of each month. There is a grace period until the 10th. If any tuition or fee is not paid by the 10th, your account balance will be charged to the card that you have on file, along with a $15 late fee. You will not receive a monthly bill or statement.
Monthly fees are to be paid in full. If your account has any outstanding balances past the 15th of the month your dancer will not be able to practice, perform or compete in any DC engagements.
ALL payments NON-REFUNDABLE. Should there be an exception and a refund is granted, there will be a $10.00 processing fee.
There will be no refunds for missed classes. Any refunds will be situationally determined. If a refund is granted, there will be a $10.00 processing fee.
Tuition will not be prorated for shorter months or increased for longer months.
There will be a $25.00 processing fee for returned checks and declined credit/debit cards.
Auto Draft Policy (if applicable):
Our auto-draft policy requires a 30-day written cancellation notice. No refunds will be issued if a request is not submitted.
There will be a 3% processing fee for all auto-draft transactions.
If your credit/debit card is declined, a $25.00 processing fee will post to your account after the second attempt and you will be responsible for making the payment on your own. If any of the account holder’s information were to change within our auto draft system, it is your responsibility to update the information in your parent portal, or notify DC. If you do not notify us before the draft day, you will still be responsible for the $25.00 processing fee.
Arrival & Departure Policy:
Please do not drop your dancer off more than 10 minutes before their class time. Please be ON TIME when picking your dancer up after his/her class time. It is not Dance Connections responsibility to provide child care while in the lobby.
It is not Dance Connections responsibility to provide child care while in the lobby.
Please be considerate of other customers, as well as our students, while in the lobby of the studio. Please be courteous as dancers & instructors can hear loud noises from the lobby. Siblings of students need to be supervised AT ALL TIMES within the walls of DC.
No running or yelling. No playing with water fountain, toiletry items, vending machine, or DC merchandise.
Please no fast food in the lobby.
All dancer`s siblings under the age of 6 need to be accompanied to the restroom by a parent.
2 Year old Butterfly Ballet Creative Movement
Our 2-year-old class is the perfect place to start your tiny dancer. In this class, your dancer will learn to follow directions, use props, follow along, balance skills and so much more! We introduce basic ballet technique while making it an interesting way to learn. This class will be performing in our Winter Showcase and our Spring Recital starting during our Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 season!
3&4 Year old Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo
This class is geared towards the basics of ballet, tap and jazz while teaching discipline and directional skills. Your dancer will learn to stretch, the 5 positions of ballet, center floor and across the floor dance technique. This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
5&6 Year old Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo
The more advanced level of our 3&4 year old combo, our 5&6 year olds will start learning to count music along with new leaps and turns. This class will prepare your child to dance a competitive level. Our 5&6 Combo class moves at a fast, disciplined pace while instilling a passion for dance! This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
Our 1st-3rd Ballet class is a solid introductory class into the ballet world! They will learn not only ballet technique, but the terms and definition of each move as well. Your child will learn the gracefulness of ballet while inquiring the skills they need for proper ballet technique. This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
This class is all about fun, fast paced jazz moves! We push our jazz classes to new levels! They learn the art of performing while molding themselves into fabulous jazz dancers. If your child loves to move, this is the class for him/her! This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
Our 1st-3rd Hip-hop class is a studio favorite. The dancers learn to count music while interpreting the music into hip-hop moves. This class is a way for children to express themselves in ways you didn`t think possible! We keep it clean, classy, and cute! This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
This class is high energy! In 1st-3rd Pom the dancers work on basic dance skills including leaps & turns while incorporating precise, sharp arm movements. Dancers use bright colored pom poms provided in the class. Pom is a popular one amongst our dancers. This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
This class is based upon intense jazz technique! We move quick and precise in this class! Advanced stretching, center and across the floor combinations make this class well rounded. Join us, as your dancer will develop a passion for performing! This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
Our 4th-6th Ballet Class is all about developing a solid ballet foundation for your dancer. From terms and definitions to barre combinations, these students learn the importance a ballet background. This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
This class is perfect for the dancers who wants to express themselves through dance! Our age & music appropriate hip-hop class teaches your student how to keep rhythm with new and innovative dance moves! This class performs 1 routine in our Winter Showcase and 1 routine in our Spring Recital.
3-5 Year old Tiny Tumblers
Our Tiny Tumbler class is an introduction to tumbling. The kids will learn traditional handstands, box handstands, back bends, toe touches, cartwheels, forward/backward rolls and so much more! We instill flexibility and strength in the kids at a young age. This class is a studio favorite! This class does not perform in our Winter Showcase or Spring Recital.
Level 1 Tumbling - Ages 5+
With no previous tumbling skills required, in this class your child will learn cartwheels, backward & forward rolls, handstands, bridges, introduction to back/front walk overs and so much more! We incorporate flexibility and strength in this class as well. This class does not perform in our Winter Showcase or Spring Recital.
Level 2 Tumbling - Ages 5+
With a skill requirement of a mastered cartwheel, this tumbling class has their focus on front and back walkovers, intro to ariels, once handed cartwheels, walking handstands and more! Flexibility, coordination, and strength are instilled in this class. This class does not perform in our Winter Showcase or Spring Recital.
Level 3 Tumbling - Ages 5+
With skill requirements of a cartwheel and front and back walk overs, this class is our most advanced level of tumbling. We keep our focus on regular ariels, front/back handsprings, back tucks, etc! This class does not perform in our Winter Showcase or Spring Recital.
Our Pre K-Kinder competitive team is the right start for your determined dancer! With advanced stretching, discipline and challenging dance technique, your little one will grow at a fast pace! Mascot Team competes 1 routine at 3 local competitions, along with our Winter Showcase and Spring Recital. For more information visit our "Company Team" Tab.
Our 1st-3rd grade competitive team is a fun but challenging step for your non-stop dancer! These students learn the importance of teamwork, while developing the skills needed for a competitive dancer. Hard work and determination is instilled in our dancers on Dazzler Team. This team competes 2-3 routines at 3 local competitions, as well as our Winter Showcase and Spring Recital. For more information visit our "Company Team" Tab! This team is invitation only.
PREP Company Teams
Our preparatory competitive teams are perfect for the dancer who is wanting to dip their toes into the competition world. This one-day a week team will push your dancer to a beginner/intermediate competitive level. They will learn advanced dance technique while acquiring the importance of hard work and teamwork! This team competes 1 routine at 2 local competitions as well as our Winter Showcase and Spring Recital. More information on our "Company Team" Tab!
Intermediate, Junior & Senior Team
Please contact the studio at (281)-356-1822 or visit our "Company Teams" Tab for more information. These teams are invitation only.