The dance season runs like a school year, beginning in September and ending in June with our end of the year recital. We break for 2 weeks in December as well as 1 week in March. All dates are given to each family at the start of the dance season in our parent handbook.
All classes participate in our end of the year recital in June with the exception of our creative movement program. The date for the rehearsal and recital will be determined before the new year and announcements will be made.
Children can begin dancing at 16 months. One great thing to note is that classes for 16 months to 3 year olds are 30 minutes long, which is the perfect length of time for them to stay focused on class!
The length of a class depends on the age of the child. Ages 2-6 dance for 30 minutes per class, ages 7-9 dance for 45 minutes per class, and ages 10 to teen dance for 1 hour per class.
We try to maintain small class sizes as it is more beneficial to student growth and development. With less students per class, we are able to focus more individual attention to each child.
Yes, we require all students to follow our DDA dress code.
Tap/Jazz/Ballet: Black leotard with dance shorts, leggings, t-shirt, athletic shorts or skirt. (children ages 3-6 may wear pink or purple ballet dresses with ballet tights) Black tap shoes, Black jazz shoes, pink ballet slippers.
Acro: Black leotard or fitted black tank top with shorts or leggings Bare feet Hip Hop: Comfortable street clothing (no jeans) Clean/dry running shoes.
You can find your rehearsal attire at Footloose Dancewear located at 2892 Bloor Street West and receive a 10% discount as a registered student. Please visit our website at: https://www.footloosedancewear.ca/
There is also a link to an online dance wear store under our main website menu.
Besides class tuition, what other fees will I be responsible for? Upon registering there is a one-time registration fee ($30/student or $40/family). Every class your child takes will have a costume to be worn at the recital and in any performance we may do in late spring. Costume prices will be discussed in studio.
Other fees that may or may not apply to you:
Add an answer to this item.The first costume deposit of $40 per costume are due by October 1st. A second deposit of $40 per costume is due in December. Costumes will be ordered once both deposits (per costume) are paid. You will be able to pick up your child’s costume in April, only after the remaining balance is paid for. Costumes will arrive before picture day.
Competitive dance is a stream of dance that requires higher commitment levels as it is more disciplined and focused. Students on the competitive troupe will be required to dance a minimum of 3 hours a week with ballet and jazz classes being mandatory. They will participate in 1-2 competitions per year as well as various performances throughout the year.
Only classes cancelled by the studio will be made up or reimbursed. Missed classes on behalf of the student will not be refunded. Dancers that miss classes are allowed to make them up by attending any classes in the appropriate age group. Class must be scheduled and approved by DDA administration and taken within one month (4 weeks) of their missed class date. No Make up classes will be allowed from January onwards.
In the event that the studio must be closed due to bad weather or an instructor getting sick, etc. everyone will be notified through email. Email is the quickest way for us to reach everyone in a timely manner. Please make sure your email is up to date and that it is one you check on a regular basis.