1.What do students need to wear for class and where can I purchase these items?
Shoe and uniform requirements are unique to each program we offer. Once you are a registered student, you will receive an information package outlining the shoe and uniform requirements for the program you are registered for. In the package we also provide the location of the dance stores in the area that carry our requirements.
The dance supply stores that Dance Discovery works with to provide our studio requirements are “On Stage” and “And All That Jazz”
2. Aside from lesson fees, what other costs can I expect from a full-year dance program?
Expenses outside of lesson fees include:
-registration fee of $30.00 due at time of registration
-costume fee; there is one costume fee per class that you are registered for (with the exception of Acro). This costume is used for recital performances and picture week.
-dance shoes and uniform that students are required to wear to class each week
-recital tickets (tickets are required for anyone watching the recital performances)
-picture packages that you wish to order on picture day (this is optional)
3.Why are parents not allowed to watch the classes?
It is important to us that every child has the opportunity to get the most out of our programming. Having parents observe the class can have an effect on each student in a different way. At Dance Discovery, we want to provide a safe platform for students to enjoy the class they’re in while giving them the best chance to remain focused with no outside distraction. For this reason, we do not allow viewing aside from the scheduled watch weeks.
4.What is the best way to stay informed about important studio events throughout the dance season?
Dance Discovery has the following resources available for you to stay updated on all information that pertains to your child’s dance program:
-Watch week is held four times throughout the dance season; during the scheduled watch weeks, parents are invited into class the last 15 minutes to view what the class has been working on as well as to receive important studio information via our studio bulletin.
-The website is a great tool to stay informed. Under the ‘current student’ tab, you will find the most up to date studio bulletin as well as a calendar of events for the year. The calendar of events outlines every important date to mark on your calendar for the entire dance season.
-The bulletin board located in the lobby/entryway will have the most up to date studio bulletin as well as the calendar of events for the year. You can also find upcoming reminders and additional information on studio events here!
-Our Facebook page is also a great way to stay informed! Weekly reminders will often be posted on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/dancediscoveryYEG
-Our reception staff is available 5 days a week for your convenience! Feel free to call or stop by with any questions you may have
5.What is the best way for me to contact my child’s instructor if I have a question regarding their progress?
If you have questions about your child’s progress, email is the best way to get in touch with your child’s instructor. You can receive the instructors email address from our reception desk.
6.Why is the competitive program available by recommendation only?
Dance Discovery is a true advocate for their student’s well-being. It is important for any child’s development to be placed in an environment that caters to their current needs and abilities; which will allow them to be most successful. Because of the expectations and demands that a competitive program requires, we take the steps necessary to ensure that a student is both physically, emotionally and socially ready for this environment so that their dance experience can be a positive one
7. If my child has current dance experience but is new to Dance Discovery and interested in the competitive program, how do I know which level to register her for?
If you are interested in our competitive program, you are asked to contact the director via email in order to schedule an assessment.