FAQ

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  • Do I have to be in shape or coordinated to dance
    • We believe dance is for everyone! Our students range in age from 4 to 74 and have varying levels of ability. Dance is a great way to get into shape and/or maintain fitness. As always, consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen.
  • How old do you have to be to dance en pointe
    • Dancing en pointe is the culmination of many years of technical ballet training. There is no specific age when dancers are ready to dance en pointe. Rather, the instructor informs a student when she is ready to advance to this level.
  • Do you allow boys in your classes
    • Absolutely, dance is for everyone! 
  • What is the dress code
    • Pre-Ballet: pink leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers
    • Ballet 1: blue leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers
    • Ballet 2: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
    • Ballet 3: burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
    • Pre-Pointe/Pointe: previous class attire
    • Beginning Tap: previous class attire, black tap shoes
    • Jazz: solid-colored leotard, black dance pants, black jazz shoes
    • Hip Hop: workout attire, black dance sneakers
  • Is it a flat rate or does the price vary monthly
    • Tuition is a flat rate September through June, regardless of the number of class meetings each month. Each dance year includes approximately 36 class meetings and rehearsals. 
  • Do you offer private lessons? What is the price
    • We do. Private lessons begin at $40/hour.
  • When is payment due
    • Monthly tuition is due at the first class meeting of the month. Payments received after the 15th of the month require a $15 late fee. For your convenience, payments can be made through our website's Parent Portal. 
  • Are parents allowed inside the class to watch
    • Most of our classes are closed to the public to allow dancers to learn without distraction. Several times a year we host a Watch Week in which parents, siblings, grandparents are allowed to observe classes.
  • What is the missed class/inclement weather policy
    • No refunds are made for voluntary withdrawal, inclement weather, illness, missed classes, or holidays. Missed classes can be made up by taking another same-level class. Please contact your instructor to make arrangements.
    • Typically, we adhere to the weather closings of our local public school systems. Watch our social media pages for updates. 
  • Do you have a recital? Is it mandatory
    • Each year, studio 360  has 2-3 performance opportunities for our dancers. Performing for an audience is an important skill to have, therefore we strongly encourage participation in our concerts but do not require it. 
  • How do I keep up with studio news
    • We’re a family here at studio 360 and want everyone to be “in the know”. To this end, we email monthly memos to our dance parents with info on schedules, concerts, holiday closings, etc. News and events will also be made available at anytime on our website.