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FAQs

What should I expect when we arrive at the studio?

When you walk into the lobby of ABDC, you will see a friendly high school student sitting at the desk, available to answer any of your questions. There are two different dance rooms, the green room to your right, and the blue room to your left. Classes run simultaneously in these rooms daily. We invite family members and guests to sit and watch our classes through the viewing windows in the lobby. Parents are invited into the classrooms once a term to observe classes and get an even closer look into the ABDC experience.

How and when do we register for classes?

Registration will begin at the end of May for the 2017-2018 school year! Registration forms are available on our website and are enrollment is online. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Families that register prior to June 30th will receive $10 off! Classes have a tendency to fill up quickly, so try to submit your registration forms as soon as possible. The schedule will be updated on the website to indicate when classes are filled to capacity, and waiting lists will be created as necessary.  Please let us know when you register if you do not intend to continue for all three 11 week sessions or participate in our spring recital.

What do we do if we discover a scheduling conflict?

The ABDC schedule is divided into three 11-week terms, culminating in a recital in May. Classes consist of both technical instruction and choreography rehearsal for pieces to be performed in the annual recital. Habitual attendance is important for student dancers in achieving the best technical progression. If scheduling conflicts do arise, please email us at abdancectr@gmail.com to help you find a better class time, or suggest appropriate make-up class options.

If you would like to forgo participation in the recital, please inform us before the beginning of Term 2, as that is when costume ordering is completed. Costume deposits are refundable only until December 15; there are no exceptions.

When should I expect a response from ABDC after I call or email?

During the week, we try to get back to you within 24 hours!  Sometimes this is not always possible, but it is our goal to provide the best customer service possible.  Sometimes to provide you with the most thoughtful response we have to consult our teachers, and it may take a bit longer to get back to you.

Are there Make-Up Classes?

Students may make up any missed dance classes during first or second term. Classes can be made up in another section of equal or lower level. Feel free to email abdancectr@gmail.com if you aren’t sure what classes qualify. 

How and when are Placements decided?

After our annual recital in May, placement emails are sent out to every ABDC student. These emails recommend students for the appropriate class levels for the following year. If scheduling conflicts arise when the schedule is released in mid-June, and students are unable to register for their recommended classes, they may take another section of a particular class at an equal or lower level.

If you are a student new to ABDC, we encourage you to email abdancectr@gmail.com to discuss what class selections would best fit your dancing desires and previous experience.

What are the Financial Commitments?

There is a payment period for each of the three 11-week terms, so three payments will be due each year. Tuition must be paid in full for each term by that term's start date. Class times vary in length. Please refer to the Master Schedule of Classes to determine total class hours and calculate tuition. Add the total hours of weekly classes for all family members, and use the following table:

CLASS FEE TABLE / PER 11-WEEK SESSION (3 consecutive sessions per school year)
Class times vary in length. Please refer to the Class Schedule to determine class hours in order to calculate tuition. Add total hours of weekly classes for family, and use the following table.

 

0.50 hr $105
0.75 hr $145
1.00 hr $185
1.25 hr $225
1.50 hr $270
1.75 hr $305
2.00 hr $345
2.25 hr $385

2.50 hr $425
2.75 hr $465
3.00 hr $505
3.25 hr $545
3.50 hr $580
3.75 hr $620
4.00 hr $655
4.25 hr $695

4.50 hr $735
4.75 hr $770
5.00 hr $805
5.25 hr $840
5.50 hr $875
5.75 hr $910
6.00 hr $945
6.25 hr $980

6.50 hr $1,015
6.75 hr $1,050
7.00 hr $1,085
7.25 hr $1,115
7.50 hr $1,150
7.75 hr $1,180
8.00 hr $1,215

TINY TOTS/TINY DANCER CLASSES-$65/6 week session, with one time $10 registration fee. 

Additional hours over 8 hours per week — add $30 per 1⁄4 hour. There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee per class, with a maximum of $50 per family, charged in the 1st term.

Please read our refund policy.

  1. There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee per class, with a maximum of $50 per family, charged in the 1st term.
  2. Recital costumes are $90/class (for all classes with the exception of Tiny Tots/Tiny Dancer classes).  A separate invoice for costume fees will be sent upon registration and is due by December 15th.  Costumes will not be ordered for dancers who have not paid the costume invoice in full by this date.
  3. Fees in the third term will include a charge of $15 per pair of tights required for performance.  Tights are ordered and provided by the studio.  Dancers in more than one class typically require a pair of tan tights, pink tights, and sometimes a third pair in black.
  4. Entrance fees for competition will be put in a separate invoice that must be paid by January 1st, 2018.
  5. A late fee of $10 per week will be charged for overdue tuition.
  6. Recital tickets must be purchased in order to watch the performance.
  7. All tuition must be paid in full by the date of our end of the year recital.  Any tuition that is overdue on May 1st will be subject to an additional late fee of $10 per week in addition to the late fee listed above.
  8. Senior Company Tap and Jazz students who are eligible for and choose to participate in the Opener and Finale may owe an additional $50 per number in the third term.  Please notify the studio by December 1st if you do not wish to participate!
  9. If you only intend to participate in the first session, you must notify the studio in writing by November 1st.  If you only plan to participate in the first 2 sessions, you must notify the studio in writing by December 1st. It is assumed that dancers will participate in all three sessions unless we are notified otherwise.
  10. Please refer to the competition team contract for competition fees.

 

how do I pay?

We do not currently accept credit cards, so payments can be made by cash or check.  Please make checks out to Gary Samperi, Studio Owner.  Cash and checks can be left in our secure lock box in the lobby of our studio.