If most dance studios seem to have qualified, friendly teachers, experience teaching children and a big show at the end of the year, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Does it really matter where you enroll your child?
Yes. There are several things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction your child receives, the amount of extra work and hassles the parents must deal with and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program. Here are some frequently asked questions that a parent should consider before deciding on a dance studio for their child.
Can I try a class before registering?
Yes, we have a free trial policy. You can come try any class for free and if it’s not for you, there is no obligation to pay.
Can I get immediate assistance and customer service?
In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class. To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details like costumes or schedules, even if a teacher is occupied in a class. Our studio has office staff on hand during regular class times, so you can get immediate assistance.
Is there a discount for multiple classes?
Yes, there is a 10% discount applied when you register for multiple classes. This applies to multiple family members as well.
What do I do if I miss a class?
Students can make up a class in any equivalent class and may take up to two weeks to do the make up. Please call to let us know what class you will be attending for your make up.
Do you have classes for Adults?
We offer several classes for adults: Teen & Adult Beginning Ballet, Adult Modern Dance, Modern Improvisation (for Seniors), Teen & Adult Hip-Hop, Ballroom (Teens and Adults), Zumba, and Pilates. We accept drop-ins for adult dance classes and also offer four class cards.
What are the “extras” required for the year-end show?
Most studios put on a year-end show in a professional theatre. Students that perform in the show must have a costume for their dance number. Some studios may require parents to sew their child’s costumes, or pay extra and the parents must find their own seamstress to do the sewing. This can be inconvenient and frustrating for parents who are busy or can’t sew. Most studios also require parents to purchase tickets for the recital performance night.
Our studio pre-orders costumes and students rent them, keeping the cost low. Our younger students (3-5) purchase their costume and the studio takes care to order costumes that are age appropriate and not too elaborate. If any alterations are necessary parents can take their costumes to Sofia’s Tailoring and Alterations in Ann Arbor and the studio will cover the cost. Our studio also gives each parent 2 free tickets for our year-end show. This way you as a parent will not be faced with any extra work or expenses.