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What level class should I take / enroll in?
Every studio has their own style and technique and it's important to master before moving onto the next level. The February 21, 2011 session will be all beginning, so this is not an issue.
How many students are needed to start up a new class?
Four or more students are needed to start a new class.
Does your studio have a dress code?
YES. For the kids/youth program classes, see below.
- Hair: Tied back (in a bun for ballet), ponytail ok for other classes
- Ballet Students:
All levels must wear:
- Pink tights with feet and pink ballet shoes.
- Hair must be pulled back off face and tightly secured. No jewelry. (Pink leg warmers, ballet sweaters and jackets may be worn at the barre when necessary. No T-shirts or baggy outer garments)
- Pre-Ballet - Pale-pink leotard; no skirt (PLUS Tap shoes)
- Kinda Ballet - Pale-pink leotard; no skirt
Ballet I & II - Black leotard; Dance skirt permitted for the center portion of the class
Black Ballet tights, white T-shirt, white socks, and white ballet shoes
- Tap Students: Black Leotard/Black Dance Shorts/Black Tap Shoes (No Jazz Tap Shoes!)
- Jazz Students: Black Leotard//Black Dance Shorts - NO JEANS OR T-SHIRTS!
- Hip-Hop: Clean Sneakers with comfortable unrestrictive attire (HIP HOP is the only class with flexible dress code, it's kind of a free for all).
Can I observe classes?
Yes (only on designated days which will be at the discretion of individual instructors) - On desiganted days, parents will be allowed to observe classes and ask questions regarding the performing arts.
What performance opportunities are available through the studio?
All students perform throughout the year in community performances and at our annual Showcase which are held the first part of June.
Will I be required to purchase costumes?
Yes - if you plan on performing in the Annual Dance Showcase. Costumes are ordered from various companies in January and a $25.00 deposit is required at that time. This deposit is non-refundable.
How do I pay for tuition?
Tuition is due prior to the start of each quarterly session - Family rates are available along with multiple class rates. Tuition is not refundable, except in the event of class cancellation. Missed classes because of illness or inclement weather are made up at a different time within the current semester.
Is there a registration fee?
No (except GROUPON custumers, there is a 10% deposit/registration fee) - Please note: If registered students miss class/es or withdraw before the end of an APA session they are still obligated for the full amount of tuition. However; prorated tuition refunds are available only if withdrawal is due to prolonged illness or severe injury. If this is the case, it must be verified by a doctor's certification..
How can I be involved in upcoming projects?
Volunteers are always welcome and needed for our various projects Sign Up sheets will be available at the front desk as events approach.
What if a class is canceled?
A full refund will be made if APA cancels a class. APA reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. If a teacher is sick, APA will find a substitute teacher. If we are unable to do so and have to cancel a class, we will let you know. The cancelled class will be re-scheduled by the instructor of the class.
Where can I buy dance clothing and supplies?
DISCOUNT DANCE SUPPLY (in the same complex as APA)
5020 Baltimore Dr # C
La Mesa, CA 91942-0692
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