FAQ

How long does the class run?

Our classes run similar to a school year with a performance at the end of our season in May. Classes meet weekly, with the exception of scheduled breaks, holidays, and unplanned snow days. 

What is the cost of the class?

We have a $35 registration fee, as well as a yearly tuition that is broken down into nine installments for your convenience (September through May). Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. Tuition fees are based on the length of the class time. 

What is due upon signing my child up?

The registration fee and your first and last month’s tuition installment (September/May). Summer registration does not require a registration fee and the Summer session fee is due upon enrollment.

Do you have a Family Discount?

Siblings receive a 10% discount on the smaller account. No sibling discounts on Solo/Duet classes, registration fees, summer dance or special offers and events.

Do you have a late fee?

There is an late fee applied to all accounts if payment is not received in full by the 10th of each month. Additionally, in order to receive your child’s costume and participate in the end of year performance, all accounts must be paid in full.

How long is each class?

Classes can run from 30-75 minutes, depending on the level and class type. 

What if my child misses a class?

Students should attend all classes, however, in the event of an absence, please contact the studio prior to your child’s class time. If a class is missed for any reason, children can come in to a comparable class for a makeup class at your convenience.

What should students wear to class?

Ballet (ages 2-7): Any color leotard, pink tights pink and pink ballet shoes.

Ballet (ages 8 and up): Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes.

Tap: Fitted dancewear and black tap shoes.

Acrobatics: Fitted dancewear (Leotard, dance shorts, fitted tank top)

Hip Hop: Loose and comfortable clothing, hip-hop shoes.

Lyrical: Fitted dancewear and tan lyrical shoes.

Musical Theater: Fitted dancewear and jazz shoes.

Contemporary: Fitted dancewear – no shoes required.

Jazz: Fitted dancewear and jazz shoes.

How should my child wear their hair?

Female students should wear their hair in a ponytail or bun. Students on DSDPC Performance Teams must wear their hair in a bun for all classes except hip-hop (ponytail).

Are there any additional fees involved?

There is a costume fee for each class your child is enrolled in. Costume fees range from $65 to $75 for recreational dancers and $75 + for our competitive teams depending on the class.

Do you have a recital?

Our students work hard all year long for a chance to perform in the annual recital! DSD's 2019 Spring Performances are held at the Pablo Center for the Confluence. Performance dates are June 8 & 9 at 1:00 and 6:00 each day. Prior to the recital, there is a mandatory dress rehearsal held for all students.

Do I have to purchase tickets to the recital?

Because we rent a facility to use for our recitals we do have a ticket cost for people attending, much like what you would see attending a theatrical production or play your child was in. 

Invite your family and friends to enjoy a spectacular performance starring YOUR dancer! Tickets are available for purchase beginning on April 15th. All theater goers require a ticket. 

How can I stay up to date on important information?

At DSD we take great lengeths to keep you informed and up to date. Email is our primary form of communication. You may also visit our web site at www.DiamondSchoolOfDance.com for most of the information you will need through the season. Join us on facebook to keep up with the latest news and contests!