Parent Information for Dance Classes
1. WHAT TYPE OF DANCE FLOOR DO WE USE?
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A vinyl composite “marley” floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. A marley floor allows dancers to slide, with a degree of “controlled slip", but is not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls.
Our studio has a floating floor that has over 1,100 high density foam blocks under the floor surface and a marley top surface. Our special floor helps reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.
2. WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE CLASS?
When a dance class has fewer students in it, each child receives more personalized attention, learns more and has more fun. With younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no fundamental concepts are being missed. A smaller class also allows our teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique. All our dance classes max at 12 students per class. Angelina Ballerina Classes & Fun with Broadway Classes are taught by a Lead Teacher and an Assistant when those classes have more than 6 students.
3. HOW MUCH ARE SHOWS & COSTUMES?
Our recital is held at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA in May. Tickets for the recital are $15 when purchased online before the performance & $20 purchased the day of at the door. Children 12yrs & under are FREE & must be accompanied by an adult.
- Angelina Ballerina Classes: $65 (New costume, NOT class uniform)
- Fun w/Broadway & Fun w/Hip Hop Classes: $65
- Students in Kindergarten Dance Classes: $75
- Students 6-8yrs old: $75
- Students 9yrs & older: $85
Costume Fees are due in full by November 30th.
4. HOW LONG IS A DANCE CLASS?
Dance classes for ages 6yrs and older will include about 55 minutes of instruction and Kindergarten Dance, Angelina Ballerina Ballet & “Fun with” classes all include approximately 40 minutes of instruction. All dance classes use the last 5-8 minutes of class for warming down, changing shoes & exiting the dance studio before the next class begins. If a student arrives late, they must quietly enter the studio & wait for the teacher to tell them it is ok to join the class. Students who arrive 10 minutes or more late are not guaranteed they will be allowed to join the class right away.
5. WHAT TO WEAR TO DANCE CLASS?
Ballet slippers are a soft-soled shoe, with a glove-like fit of leather with suede soles. PayLess Shoes carries the American Ballet Theatre slippers for $20-25. Please write your student's name in black marker inside the shoe.
Jazz Shoes are flexible with a block-like, half-inch heel. They allow a dancer to point and flex the foot easily. Jazz sneakers are lightweight, flexible and versatile.
Tap Shoes Our teachers recommend Capezio patent leather low-heeled taps for beginners.
Non-Marking Sneakers White soled sneakers that are ONLY worn in the dance studio.
Here's what you'll need to wear for the classes we offer:
|Angelina Ballerina Ballet:||Girls
Pink Leotard, Pink Tights & Ballet Slippers
Angelina Ballerina Skirt/Ears - Purchase at Front Desk: $30
Black Tights or Running Pants, Fitted White Top
Black Ballet Slippers, Ears-Purchase for $6
|Ballet (All Ages) & Ballet/Modern:||
Pink Leotard, Pink Tights & Ballet Slippers
Black Tights or Running Pants, Dance Belt, Fitted White Top (tucked in), Black Ballet Slippers Black Ballet Slippers
|Fun w/Broadyway, Fun w/Dance & Musical Theatre||Blk Leggings or Yoga Pants, Fitted White Top, Jazz Shoes|
|Dancing Together :||Comfy pants & top, or leotard & tights with or w/out skirts. Non-marking sneakers.|
|Dance Fusion:||Blk Capri Pants, White Fitted Top, Jazz Shoes or Non-Marking Sneakers, Ballet Slippers|
|Hip Hop (all ages), Hip Hop/Modern, Hip Hop/Fusion:||Blk Leggings or Sweat Pants, Fitted Top and Blk, Non-Marking Sneakers or Jazz Shoes|
|Jazz/Tap:||Blk Capri Pants, White Fitted Top, Tap & Jazz Shoes|
|Jazz/Hip Hop:||Blk Leggings, White Fitted Top, Jazz Shoes|
|Modern:||Pink Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights & Ballet Slippers
Convertible tights roll up at the foot so you can go barefoot
Shoes worn outside the dance studio & jeans ARE NOT permitted in the dance studio & students wearing either or both will not participate in class.