Hair: Should be worn in a ponytail or bun off of the face for all students
Creative Expression and Movement Class For pre- school children Ages 3 and 4
Creative movement is about the basics of dance
*Listening to the music and being able to turn that into movement - development of expression of the face and the body.
* Body awareness (where are my feet and how can they move).
* Differences in movements (like a butterfly, like an elephant, like a scarf in the wind, like a rock in the ocean).
Attire: Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights, and ballet slippers. A ballet skirt or tutu is optional. Boys can wear a T-shirt, shorts, sweatpants, and ballet or jazz shoes.
Combination Classes for Ages 5 and 6
Combination classes are designed to learn the core basics of dance to help develop the students into spreading their wings in each type of dance. This class will teach a combination of stretching exercises, tap, ballet, and tumbling.
Attire: Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights, and have both tap shoes and ballet slippers. A ballet skirt or tutu is optional. Boys can wear a white T-shirt, shorts, sweatpants, tap shoes, and ballet or jazz shoes.
Ballet : Ages 7 and Older:
Ballet positions, technique, and exercises will be covered as dancers develop poise, grace, & confidence.
Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Ballet skirts, legwarmers, etc. are optional. Boys can wear a white T-shirt, Black shorts, black sweatpants, and ballet shoes.
Tap: Ages 7 and Older:
Rhythm, timing, and agility will be a focal point during this class which builds coordination. Classes will focus on different Tap styles throughout the entire session.
Attire: Girls should wear a black leotard, tan or pink tights, and tap shoes. Boys can wear a properly fitted T-Shirt, shorts, sweatpants, and tap shoes.
Jazz: Ages 7 and Older:
Our jazz classes enrich and extend students’ technical skills through center and progression work. Skills such as leaps and turns are incorporated into choreographed routines which challenge the dancers’ jazz and memory skills.
Attire: Girls should wear a black leotard, tan or pink tights, and jazz shoes. Jazz shorts, legwarmers, etc. are optional. Boys can wear a properly fitted T-Shirt, shorts, sweatpants, and jazz shoes.
Hip Hop: Ages 7 and Older:
Isolations, popping, & free-style movement will all be a focus of this athletic and energetic dance style. This class is fun, fresh and current.
Attire: Neat, properly fitting workout wear, Sweats, leggings, T-shirts, etc. Sneakers can be any style except Converse. Converse has no arch for support.
Lyrical: Ages 7 and Older:
Dancers will learn to express themselves through song lyrics and improve their musicality while blending ballet technique with the style of jazz. Students MUST take a ballet class and are encouraged to take a jazz class as well to take this class.
Attire: Girls should wear a black leotard, tan or pink tights, and lyrical shoes. Jazz shorts, ballet skirts, legwarmers, etc. are optional. Boys can wear a properly fitted T-Shirt, shorts, sweatpants, and jazz shoes.
Follow our studio policies to ensure your child’s safety, progress and positive experience here at DDA.
I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT THE OWNERS/ DIRECTORS, STAFF AND FACULTY OF THE DDA HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE LESSONS TO ANY CHILD WHO’S TUITION IS DELINQUENT.
The Dream Dancers Academy term begins the Monday after Labor Day and runs through June. Dance runs the full school year and then some! You are enrolling in a 10-month program and may pay several different ways. All tuition is due on or before the 10th of each month.
Auto Pay Credit Card or EFT Checking Account – On the 1st of each month your base tuition will be automatically debited from your Master Card, Visa, Discover Card, or bank account.
There are no refunds on classes missed, however you are welcome to come in another day & time to take class. There will be make-up classes scheduled to accommodate weather related cancellations and Holidays.
There are no refunds on classes missed, however you are welcome to come in another day & time to take class. There will be make-up classes scheduled to accommodate weather related cancellations and Holidays. Please notify the front desk staff if your child will be absent. We can then let the teacher know. During Dance Recital preparation, we will let you know which classes are learning the same routines as your child so you can do the make-up class there. In the event of an extended illness or other unforeseen circumstances, please contact the office as soon as possible.
All Cancellations and or Delays will be posted on our website www.dreamdancersacademy..net, as well as our Facebook page Dream Dancers Academy. Students may make-up lessons missed!
Registered Dancers may be dropped off and picked up; it is not necessary for you to stay. There will be 2 Viewing days during the year for you to see your children’s progress.
Please contact the front desk staff whenever the need arises. Most of the time, the front desk staff can help you with problems that may arise. Daytime office hours via Telephone are 2:30pm-8:30pm. If you have concerns that cannot be addressed in a brief conversation, please set up a phone conference. We can have your child’s teacher call you. We want your experience here at Dream Dancers Academy to be a positive one. We apologize, but Instructors do NOT have time to talk between classes.
We want all of our students to have an enjoyable and educational dance experience. We will treat you and your children with courtesy and respect. We expect our students to show the same attitude toward their teachers and fellow dancers. We request that your children observe the following simple rules:
* Pay Attention to your teacher
* Food or drinks are permitted in the dressing area only. Be careful – spills ruin the floors and food attracts bugs. You may have snacks in the dressing area, but please dispose of your trash properly. There are breaks for water during shoe changes. Please leave water bottles in the dressing area.
* Do not pull up on or hang from the Ballet Barres. They can be pulled from the wall or you can get stuck in them. Barres are for balance and support.
*Come prepared to dance – attire, grooming, attitude, ambition, energy!
Reasonable rules and standards are provided to promote self-discipline. Students should arrive at the school with sufficient time to change into dance shoes to begin class on time. If students need to leave before the end of the class, they should notify the teacher before class begins. Students may not leave the classroom without first receiving permission from the teacher.
As employees of Dream Dancers Academy, teachers have the responsibility to see that their class is under control, and they have the authority to dismiss any student who will not cooperate and is a disruption to the rest of the class. Inappropriate dress or behavior will not be allowed. No gum, food or drinks will be permitted inside the classrooms during class or rehearsal.
It is important for parents and students to understand that dance class is not the same as your grade in school. Nor do you dance from 8am to 3pm Mon through Friday. In most cases, the class will progress as a group but not all the time. Every child will be challenged in each class to compete against themselves not others.
Notify the front desk staff immediately if you are changing the day and time of your class. You are charged as an active student until you notify the office of a change in status. Students are welcome to add classes, level permitting – just inform the front desk. Class changes must have the permission of all teachers involved. This is especially important when we are ordering costumes and preparing dances for the annual dance recital. You are responsible for payment in full September through June.
Students will have photos taken as a keepsake and memory. We schedule the shoots as costumes arrive. Children (and moms too) learn so much during the photo shoot: how the costume is to be worn, how to secure headpieces, how to style hair and apply theatrical make-up. This is like a wardrobe rehearsal for the show.
We have one recital per year. A deposit for costumes will be required by December 1st, 2015 and costumes will not be released until the balance is paid in full.
Conventions, Performances, and Other Activities
Dream Dancers Academy is a new school. By the summer of 2016 we aspire to be in the direction that many of our students will have opportunities to participate in activities such as master classes, community performances, and competitions when we form our Dance Company. We encourage all students to take advantage of these opportunities. Information including costs and entry fees etc. will be provided in advance of each event. All fees must be paid in advance of said event.
Good Manners and Proper Etiquette are always expected.
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