FAQs

These Frequently Asked Questions will clear your most of the queries. You can contact us if your question is not covered below.

How many students are in each class?

Our class limit is 20 children, but our average size of class is about 12-15. If there are more than 15 in the class, the teacher will have an assistant.

Do the dancers put on a show for their parents?

Yes! Your child will have 2 opportunities to show you what he or she has learned in class. In December we hold “open classes” for the parents to observe what they have learned in the first term. In June, we hold our Annual Dance Showcase on stage with costumes and lighting.

My child is a beginner but is older. Is there a class for her?

We place children on an individual basis and will take into account any previous training in other sports, etc. Classes can be taken on a trial basis in this case.

I have a son who loves to dance. Do you have classes for boys and what should he try?

Yes! We definitely have classes for boys and we actually offer our BOYS DANCE FREE promotion for the first year he is at our studio. All classes are suitable for boys…from hip hop to ballet to acrobatics!

Where can I buy dancewear?

Local dancewear retailers include:

  • Brio Dance Wear, 380 Richmond Road, 613 721 1585, and 877 Bank Street, 613 567 9291
  • Malabar Limited, 1610 Merivale Road, 613 225 8374
  • Kiddy Kobbler, Place d’Orleans

We also run an annual dance swap to purchase used equipment during our fall registration days.

What qualifications do your instructors have?

All our teachers have been dancing and training for many years in their selected genre. Our ballet teachers are all registered teachers of the Royal Academy of Dance and our jazz and tap teachers have passed the exams required in the ADAPT syllabus.

Does my dancer have to take exams?

No. The dance teacher may recommend it. But whether or not a dancer takes exams is up to the dancer and the dancer’s parents.

What is the refund policy if my child discontinues?

Registration and Course fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

In the event of illness or injury, a credit to your account will be given with receipt of a doctor’s note.

We will switch the dancer to another course of equal value at absolutely no cost if they are not happy with the course they have chosen.  If the dancer chooses to withdraw completely, tuition fees will be credited to your account. Credits do not expire and can be used toward any future classes. Credits are also transferrable to other immediate family members.

A $50.00 cancellation fee (per course) will be applied to ALL withdrawals regardless of the reason.

All withdrawals must be submitted in writing via email at least 2 weeks in advance of when payment is due or the payment will automatically be processed. No course credits will be applied without this notification. Credits will be calculated based on the date we receive this withdrawal notification.

Credit is not given for missed lessons or for holidays.

Any withdrawals after April 1st remain subject to recital costumes fees.

Do you offer Adult Classes?

We do offer a very popular adult tap class.

What happens if I miss a class?

There are no refunds or credits for missed classes.

What is expected of dancers?

It is expected that dancers will:

  • Arrive at at their lessons on time, prepared to dance, in their appropriate dancewear with hair tied back or in a bun for ballet
  • Respect fellow classmates and teachers
  • Not leave valuables in a change room
  • Not chew gum in class
  • Take off outside shoes at the door
  • Remain in the building unless a note advising otherwise is provided by the dancer’s parent
  • Pick up after themselves, use the garbage cans and keep the kitchen clean
How long is the dance year?

The dance year begins the week after Labour Day in September and ends the first week in June.

Are there additional fees for taking part in the recital?

You will need to purchase recital tickets, as well as stage costumes and makeup. The costumes typically cost between $45 and $100.

At the end of the recital, the Director will hand out Studio awards for most improved students in every genre of dance.

Is performance in the recital mandatory?

No, but each dancer is encouraged to take part as most dancers find this to be the highlight of the year. Those who choose not to perform in the recital will continue to attend classes and learn the dance. During choreography they will shadow another dancer.

How can we get photos of our dancer in costume with the rest of the dance class?

We will hold a 3 Photo Days before the recital. Parents arrange to purchase photos directly from the photographer, G.R. Martin Photography. The schedule for taking photos will be published in advance of Photo Day.

How can we get a DVD of the Annual Dance Showcase?

Our performances are professionally recorded and you can order a copy of the DVD .

Terms and Conditions

Please note that the following terms and conditions apply:

  • Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, credit card, debit, or e-transfer.
  • Post-dated cheques or a credit card number is required for those who wish to pay by the term or by the month.
  • S.T. (13%) will be added to all course fees.
  • Credit is not given for missed lessons or for holidays.
  • An annual non-refundable administrative fee of $20 plus tax applies for each dancer.
  • There are no refunds after classes begin.
  • An administrative fee of $40 is due for each returned cheque.
  • An outstanding balance fee is applied; this is 1.5% per month.
  • Exam or recital expenses are additional.
  • Classes may be cancelled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. You will receive a full refund for any course cancelled due to these reasons.
Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

Dance can be claimed as both an art and fitness and therefore parents may claim up to $1000.00/year for dance instruction fees for each child up to the age of 16.   Receipts do not need to be submitted when filing a return, but do keep them for 6 years just in case.

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