2020 Summer August 3 - 29, 2020
(registration will open July 20)
HOW DOES REGISTRATION WORK?
Use the online registration system to sign up for classes, make payments online, and more. Just click the register button in the menu above to create a profile and get started!
HOW DOES TUITION WORK?
Tuition is calculated by how many min/hours per week the student dances. For example: Susie takes Ballet Level 1 and Tap Level 1 every week, for a combine total of 1.25 hours per week. Susie's parents pay $64.00 per month.
Please note: Tuition statements will be sent the first of each month and will be due within seven days. There are no refunds or adjusted tuition for missed classes. A $15.00 late fee will be applied to tuition not paid within seven days.
CAN I SWITCH CLASSES MID SEASON?
Yes, however a $15.00 administration fee will be applied for switching classes from one day to another, dropping, or adding a class mid season. Switch/Drop Class Forms must be filled out and returned to Mr. Tyler. (Forms also located at The Studio Centre in the lobby.)
Winter & Spring Season-
WHAT LEVEL IS MY KID?
-Creative Movement: Preschool - Kindergarten (3.5- 5 years old, must be potty trained)
-Level 1: 1st - 2nd Grade (6- 7 years old)
-Level 2: 3rd - 5th Grade (8- 10 years old)
OR 6th- 8th Grade with no prior dance experience. Dancing 2 days a week is recommended.
-Level 3: 6th - 8th Grade (11- 13 years old)
OR 9th+ Grade with no prior dance experience. Dancing 2-3 days a week is recommended.
-Level 4: 9th - 12th Grade (14- 17 years old)
Dancing 2-4 days a week is recommended.
Students may be placed in classes based on teachers request. Example: If you are in 9th grade, but you've never danced before, you will be placed in Level 3. Dance is very similar to school, and is a progression. You would not want to jump into an Algebra class if you do not know how to add numbers together.
HOW DOES THE MULTI-STUDENT DISCOUNT WORK?
Students that share the same parent will receive a 20% discount. Example: Macy's tuition is $100 per month. Her sister Alexus has a monthly tuition of $80 and her other
sister Sydney has a tuition of $50 per month.
Macy $100 * 0.8 = $80
Alexus $80 * 0.8 = $64
Sydney $50 * 0.8 = $40
This results in a total tuition of $184/month versus $230/month without a multi-student discount.
WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER?
Dates to come.
CAN MY KID DROP INTO A CLASS?
Drop-ins are available for the Summer 2020 season. After registering, select class and click on 'Pick dates to drop in'.
CAN I REGISTER MY CHILD MID SEASON?
No. Please register your child for dance during the appropriate time frame.
WHAT IS THE PRIVATE LESSON POLICY?
There are limited time slots for private lessons. Dancers who are interested in a private lesson must be enrolled in at least one ballet class. Dancers will need to write an essay including what inspires them to dance, and why they would like a private lessons. Please note, not all students will be granted a private lesson. Private lessons will be granted to students with the following criteria: enrolled in at least one ballet class, work ethic, attitude, attendance, respect to others and passion for dance.
WHAT IS THE MAKE-UP CLASS POLICY?
Students are granted 3 make up lessons per season. Students can make up the lesson in their class level or lower within two weeks after missed class. For example: Billy was sick on Tuesday and missed his Ballet Level 3 class. The next week he wants to make up the class he missed. He went to his enrolled Tuesday class, and to the Thursday Ballet Level 3 class. To make up a class, contact Mr. Tyler at least 24 hours before arriving to the make up class. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michigan gets lots of snow, which means The Studio Centre may have to close for snow/ice day. In this case, you have the option to make up a class in dancer's class level or lower. If The Studio Centre closes for multiple weeks Mr. Tyler will notify you when other make up classes are offered.
WHAT IS THE 'WEATHER CANCELLATION' POLICY?
The Studio Centre will cancel dance classes when Ann Arbor Public School's evening activities are cancelled. Please check your email for cancelled classes or on The Studio Centre's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The safety of everyone is most important. The Studio Centre is located just outside Ann Arbor City Lines, and the roads do not get plowed as quickly. If The Studio Centre is open and you feel unsafe driving, do not risk your life to come to dance. As always if your kid will be missing dance for any reason, please send a quick email or call to let Mr. Tyler know your child will be missing dance. Your child can make up a lesson if classes are cancelled. (Refer to Make Up Class Policy)
WHAT IF WE FORGOT OUR DANCE ATTIRE?
Dancers who will arrive without appropriate dance attire will be asked to sit out of class. Just like any sport, it's mandatory to have all the pieces to a uniform.
WHAT IF WE ARE RUNNING LATE TO DANCE CLASS?
Dancers who arrive 15 mins late for dance class will be asked to sit out of class to reduce the risk of injury after missing warm up. Please try your best to arrive before the schedule dance class time. Mr. Tyler starts and ends on time.
CAN I WATCH MY KID(S) DANCE CLASS?
Here at The Studio Centre, there is one parent observation week, per season. To make the most out of every class, Mr. Tyler asks for the parents to either wait in the lobby or drop their kids off for class. This helps with students not being distracted, build their self confidence and make mistakes without feeling the need of approval from their parents. Mr. Tyler personally thanks you for your understanding.
CAN MY KID ONLY TAKE JAZZ?
Please note that enrollment in at least one ballet class is mandatory while taking other forms of dance.
Ballet is the foundation to all styles of dance. By learning the proper technique and terminology they will receive the best education to excel in all styles of dance.
MY KID WANTS TO LEARN 'BROADWAY' DANCE:
In order to dance on Broadway you must be a well rounded dancer. There is no such thing as 'Broadway' dance. It's an umbrella style of dance. Here are some examples:
You've probably heard of the musical Hamilton. The dancing in this show is a fusion between contemporary and hip hop. Both of these styles take a lot of control and years of training, while using technical terminology from ballet.
The dancing in Cats, the musical, uses a technical jazz and ballet style. The dancers move their bodies portraying cats while dancing. Without their technical training in ballet, these dancers would not be cast in this show.
42nd Street is mostly a tap show. But this show has big numbers where they switch from tap to classic jazz and ballet. The dancers in this show not only have to be proficient in tap, but jazz and ballet too.
To wrap it up, each of these shows are completely different, however they are (or were) on Broadway. To dance 'Broadway' you have to be a well- rounded dancer, and to be a well- rounded dancer you need technique. Ballet sets the foundation for all styles of dance.
WHAT IS A DANCE RECITAL?
If you are enrolled in the Winter & Spring Dance Season, you will be participating in the Spring Dance Recital. At the end of every dance season, The Studio Centre will put on a Spring Dance Recital. Throughout the year, we are working on technique, terminology and mastering our dance skills. Starting the first week of March, we will start learning dances to perform for the recital. This is a great chance for all the students to show off what they have accomplished throughout the dance season. Costumes will be picked out and for each class and dance and approved by Mr. Tyler. Costumes will be an additional charge to the tuition. The Spring Dance Recital will have rehearsals the week leading up to the performance, that are mandatory. Students will have this time to get familiar with the show lineup, theatre, backstage area, as well as onstage. The Recital will run and be treated like a professional show.
Dancers are asked to self-monitor before arriving at The Studio Centre. Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including: fever and chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smells, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
Please register and pay tuition or drop-in online. The Studio Centre will not be taking payments in person.
The Studio Centre will be a drop-off/pick-up facility to help minimize over-crowding in the lobby.
If your dancer is younger than 8 years old, a parent or guardian may enter the lobby to drop off. We are encouraging parents to then wait outside or in your car. If a parent or guardian decides to stay in the lobby, please stay in designated chairs.
Please have your dancer arrive 5 minutes before the class time. Dancers arriving more than 5 mins early will need to wait outside or in their car.
Dancers are to arrive fully dressed in proper dance attire.
Face coverings are mandatory when entering and exiting The Studio Centre. Each dancer is responsible for providing their own face covering.
Teachers will wear masks during dance class. Dancers are allowed to take off face coverings while taking dance class.
Please bring a personal water bottle. The drinking fountain in the dance studio will be off limits.
All dancers will sanitize hands before entering the dance studio.
Dancers will proceed into the dance studio with their dance bag and place it in designated spots. Cell phones will need to be on silent.
Each dancer will have a specific place at the ballet barre to allow for social distancing.
Ballet barres will be wiped down before and after each use.
Dancers will be encouraged to use the restrooms before arriving at The Studio Centre. However, bathrooms will be available and wiped down regularly.
In person classes will be capped at nine dancers, to those who register first.