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HOW DOES REGISTRATION WORK?

Use the online registration system to sign up for classes, make payments online, and more. Just click the 'Online Portal/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 $75.00 per month. 
Please note: Tuition will be withdrawn via auto payment the first of each month. There are no refunds or adjusted tuition for missed classes. Tuition per month is based off a four week month. A $15.00 late fee will be applied to tuition not paid within seven days if auto payment bounces.  
WHAT ARE REGISTRATION FEES?
When enrolling, a $30.00 registration fee holds your spot for the desired class(es) and help cover the administrative, facility, and other ongoing costs at The Studio Centre.
WHERE DO I PARK?
After turning on Platt Ln, drive all the way back and it's the last building on the left. You have two parking options:
Parking along the road - Walk along the sidewalk on the east side of the building.
Parking behind the building - Walk along the pathway on the west side of the building. (Please use the 8 to 10 spots behind TSC.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABSENT
Please contact The Studio Centre either by our app, parent portal, or email if your dancer will be missing class. TSC staff appreciate it. thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com. Dancers who miss more than six weeks of dance in a session will be dropped from our roster. 
WHAT IS THE STUDENT MAKE-UP CLASS POLICY?
Dancers are granted 3 make up lessons per session. Dancers can make up the lesson in their class level or lower within two weeks after missed class. Please contact TSC in advance to see which class to make up your lesson via email, thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com.
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 TSC at least 24 hours before arriving to the make up class. Email (thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com)
WHAT IS THE ADULT MAKE-UP CLASS POLICY?
Adult dancers who are enrolled in class(es) are granted make up lessons. Adult Dancers can make up the lesson in any class they would like within two weeks after missed class. Please contact TSC in advance to see which class to make up your lesson via email, thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com.

WHAT IS THE BEHAVIOR POLICY?

The purpose of this policy is to create a safe and positive learning environment for all students, regardless of their emotional state. This policy outlines the expectations for student behavior in the dance studio, both in class and in the studio's facilities.

 

Dancers should be allowed to express their emotions in a healthy way. This may include crying, laughing, or feeling angry or frustrated. It is important for dancers to feel safe and supported at The Studio Centre, regardless of how they are feeling.

 

If a student is struggling with their emotions, the teacher or assistant will be able to provide support and guidance. When a dancer’s emotional behavior is severe or persistent, and or the emotional outbursts are disruptive or harmful to others, we will send bring them out to their parent/guardian to help. When the dancer feels emotionally ready to come back into class, they are welcome to.

CAN I SWITCH CLASSES MID SEASON?
Yes, If a dancer is wanting to drop a class mid-session, you will need to email thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com. A $15.00 administration fee will be applied to your account. There are no refunds or adjusted tuition for dropping mid month.
WHAT LEVEL IS MY KID?
TSC is a technical dance school requiring all dancers to enroll in at least one ballet class. We place our dancers in levels based on skill, not by age. Dancers will be placed in levels based on Mr. Tyler/TSC staff's discretion to set each student up for success. For example, if a student is in 8th grade but has never danced before they will be placed in Level 2. Please contact The Studio Centre before enrolling in a class level higher than prior session. Still not sure which class level you child should be placed in? Contact TSC via email: thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com.

-Pre Ballet: Preschool/Young Fives and potty trained. 3 - 5 years old. (Dancers who are 5 years old or younger, need to enroll in Pre Ballet before taking Ballet Level 1.)

-Level 1: Zero - two years of dance training. Or dancers 8 years and younger who do not have prior dance experience. Must be 5 years old by September 1st.

-Level 2: Three - five years of dance training. Or dancers 10 years or older and who do not have prior dance experience. Dancing 2 days a week is recommended.

-Level 3: Five - seven years of dance training. Dancing 2-3 days a week is recommended.

-Level 4: Seven - nine years of dance training. Dancing 2-4 days a week is required.

-Level 5: Advanced dancers. Must be approved by Mr. Tyler to be in this level. Must dance at least 2 days a week.

Level 6: Advanced dancers. Must be approved by Mr. Tyler to be in this level. Must dance at least 2 days a week.

TUITION BEGINNING 2023-2024

Hours Per Week  Price/ Month

30 min       ▸ $50

45 min       ▸ $60

1 hour        ▸ $70

1.25 hours ▸ $75

1.50 hours ▸ $80

1.75 hours ▸ $85

2 hours      ▸ $90

2.25 hours ▸ $95

2.50 hours ▸ $100

2.75 hours ▸ $105

3 hours      ▸ $110

3.25 hours ▸ $115

3.50 hours ▸ $120

3.75 hours ▸ $125

4 hours      ▸ $130

4.25 hours ▸ $135

4.50 hours ▸ $140

4.75 hours ▸ $145

5 hours      ▸ $150

5.25 hours ▸ $155

5.50 hour   ▸ $160

5.75 hours ▸ $165

6 hours      ▸ $170

+6 hours    ▸ $170

HOW DOES THE MULTI-STUDENT DISCOUNT WORK?
Dancers 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?

Fall Registration opens August 1, 2023.

CAN MY KID DROP- IN A CLASS?
Drop-ins are available ONLY for our Summer Dance Sessions to accommodate vacations plans. When the Fall, Winter, and Spring session begins, drop-in's are not permitted. 
CAN MY KID WATCH A CLASS?
No. However, if your kid would like to participate in a class, please contact thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com
CAN I REGISTER MY CHILD MID SEASON?
No. Please register your child for when registration is open for enrollment. 
 
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 two weekly ballet classes. Dancers will need to write an essay explaining what inspires them to dance, and why they would like to take private lessons (no more than one typed page). In the essay, please let us know which private lesson option you would prefer (see below).
Please note, not all dancers will be granted a private lesson. A private lesson does not equal a guaranteed solo in the dance recital. Private lessons are to work on technique and skills to better the dancer in class. Private lessons will be granted to students with the following criteria: work ethic, attitude, attendance, respect to others, passion for dance and or wanting to pursue a dance career. Email thestudiocentrellc@gmail.com with your essay. 
Private lessons options:
Once a month - 45 minute private lesson - $90/month
Bi-weekly 45 minute private lessons - $180/month
Weekly 45 minute private lessons - $350/month
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 TSC staff 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. TSC staff starts and ends on time. 

CAN MY DANCER LEAVE EARLY FROM CLASS?

Dancers will not be allowed to leave dance class early for other extra curricular activities. 

CAN I WATCH MY KID(S) DANCE CLASS?
Here at The Studio Centre, there is one observation week, per session. To make the most out of every class, TSC staff asks for the caregivers 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 caregivers. TSC staff thanks you for your understanding. 
WHY IS BALLET SO IMPORTANT?
Ballet is a form of dance that originated in Italy during the Renaissance. It is characterized by its grace, fluidity, and use of pointe shoes. Ballet is often considered to be one of the most physically demanding forms of dance, and it requires a great deal of strength, flexibility, and coordination. However, ballet is also a very rewarding form of exercise, and it offers a number of benefits for both physical and mental health.
One of the most obvious benefits of ballet is that it is a great way to improve your physical fitness. Ballet requires you to use all of your major muscle groups, and it can help you to build strength, flexibility, and endurance. Ballet can also help to improve your posture and balance.
In addition to its physical benefits, ballet can also offer a number of mental and emotional benefits. Ballet can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and it can improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. Ballet can also be a great way to socialize and make new friends.
Ballet is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being, and it can be a lot of fun too.
Here are some of the specific benefits of ballet:
  • Improves posture. Ballet requires you to stand up straight with your shoulders back and your head held high. This can help to improve your posture and reduce back pain.
  • Builds muscle and agility. Ballet uses all of the major muscle groups in the body, including the arms, legs, core, and back. This can help to build muscle strength and endurance.
  • Improves flexibility. Ballet requires you to stretch your muscles in a variety of ways. This can help to improve your flexibility and range of motion.
  • Improves coordination. Ballet requires you to move your body in a variety of ways, often at the same time. This can help to improve your coordination and balance.
  • Improves mental focus. Ballet requires you to focus on your body and the movements you are making. This can help to improve your mental focus and concentration.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety. The repetitive movements of ballet can be very calming and relaxing. This can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels.
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem. Ballet is a challenging activity that requires dedication and practice. As you improve in ballet, you will likely feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. This can help to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem.
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 years of training in 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 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 begin learning dances to perform for the recital. This is a great chance for all the dancers 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 on April's tuition. You will only be charged for the costume rather than a flat fee per class. The Spring Dance Recital will have rehearsals the week leading up to the performance that are mandatory. This helps the dancers familiarize themselves with the show lineup, theatre, backstage area, as well as onstage. The Recital will run and be treated like a professional show.
A very detailed Google Doc about the recital will be sent out to all participants. Caregivers will receive this Doc around March. 
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