Where are you located?
The physical address of the studio is: 9736 South Virginia Street, Suite E, South Reno 89511, but we are off the immediate roadway of Virginia Street. We are located off US 395/South Virginia Street, north of the South Meadows Parkway WINCO grocery store and Nu Yalk Pizza in the Foothill Commerce Center (FCC).
What classes do you offer?
Aerial Silks, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, Parkour, Pointe, Sassy Jazz, Stretch & Conditioning, and Tap.
Children’s classes: Happy Feet (Ballet/Jazz/Tap combo), Hippity Hop, Pixie Ballet, and Tap/Jazz combo.
Strictly adult classes: Aerial Silks, Ballet for Fun & Exercise, Intermediate Tap, Tap for Fun & Exercise.
We are proud to be the only dance studio in Northern Nevada that offers a Special Needs/Developmentally Delayed dance program (since 2006).
Am I allowed to watch my child in class?
All our dance rooms have large observation windows. You are welcome to watch your child dance! (And you are welcome to run errands – just be sure to pick them up on time.)
What is the age range and experience necessary to participate in your program?
We offer classes for students ranging from age 3-Adult (no age limit), in all levels from beginner to advanced. We welcome the inexperienced dancer interested in exploring dance for the first time, as well as accomplished dancers already focused on a particular discipline.
How do I know in which level my child should be placed?
Levels are determined individually by the teacher. Exams to move up can be requested (see our Class Placement page.)
How do I pay tuition?
Monthly tuition is due the first class of each month. Pro-rating of classes can only be done once, with staff approval, if the first class is taken at the middle or the end of the initial month. There is an annual $30.00 registration fee, topping off at $80.00 for more than two family members.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Type of payment accepted: check, cash, Venmo, or credit card (+ 3% convenience fee). Tuition is not refundable unless we cancel a class that has been pre-paid.
What if my child misses a class?
Students are responsible to make-up missed classes within one month or they are lost. Missed classes are non-transferable as tuition credit; however, styles of dance are interchangeable for make-ups. Students may not “bounce” from monthly tuition to drop-in rate due to illness or personal scheduling conflicts; your tuition guarantees that spot in class for your child whether or not they attend.
What about holidays?
We have figured holidays and 5-week months into our regular tuition, therefore, there are no credits for holiday closures and there are no additional charges for long months.
What happens when there is inclement weather?
We follow the safety advice of the WCSD – if schools are closed due to inclement weather, so are we. Even if it clears up in the afternoon… it is likely to be icy later on. Missed classes due to the weather can be made up during the semester.
What type of commitment is expected?
Although tuition is based on monthly classes, we run our dance program following the current August to June school year. Regular attendance will assure a consistent development in their dance-ability.
What if we have to drop?
If you choose to leave the studio for any reason, you must fill out a drop form and cancel your place in the class. If you leave mid-month, please be aware that there are no refunds for tuition paid. Without a drop form, tuition will be charged for an additional month of classes while we determine your status; if thus charged, these classes cannot be made up. No credits or refunds.
Is there a dress code?
Only for Ballet: Ballet Uniform Guide
All other classes: proper dancewear or exercise clothes. Any color, any style! And, of course, proper dance shoes for the style of dance you are taking. NO: oversized clothing (teachers need to see your body to correct posture and technique), jeans, or “street clothes” (exception: hip hop class). No necklaces, hoop earrings, or large jewelry. Hair must be pulled back out of the face.
For our youngest dancers, from playground clothes to tutus and tiaras – whatever suits their fancy as long as their attire is dance-able.
Do you have recitals?
Yes! Our big June recital, held at the Carson City Community Theater, gives students the chance to display what they have learned throughout the year. We also produce an annual original musical to give our performing arts students an additional performance opportunity. We have a highly-successful Competition Crew for dancers who want to experience the competitive edge of dance.
Will I be required to purchase costumes?
Yes for the annual recital (and Comp Crew). Costumes are ordered from various professional costume companies and a $30.00 deposit is required. This deposit is non-refundable; the balance of the costume fees is due when the costumes arrive. (Yes, you will own the costumes after it is all said and done.)
How or where do I get updates on studio happenings?
Email is the fastest most efficient way to reach everyone with the touch of a button. Please be sure to write your email address clearly for communication. We NEVER share your email information with outside sources! If you do not have email, you are responsible for looking for posted notices and asking for hard copies of our announcements.
Most importantly, our office door is always open. Please let us know if you have additional questions or concerns. Thank you!