Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to audition?
Your child does not need to audition for class placement. New students with no or little dance experience will be placed in beginning classes and younger children will be placed based on age. Experienced students are welcome to contact the artistic director to discuss class placement.
What to wear?
Dance Gallery requests the following studio attire:
- Creative Movement & Ballet:
Female: pink ballet shoes, black, pink or light blue leotards and pink tights. Hair worn in a bun.
Male: black ballet shoes, white T-shirt, gym shorts or sweat pants.
Female: black jazz shoes, leotards and tights.
Male: black jazz shoes, white T-shirt, gym shorts or sweat pants
Female: black tap shoes, leotards and tights.
Male: black tap shoes, gym shorts or sweat pants
- Hip Hop
Clean gym shoes
What will students learn?
Dance Gallery provides professional instruction that helps students foster an appreciation for the art of movement and dance in a safe, nurturing environment for all dancers. We treat all students with respect and focus our attention on teaching students through clear instructions and appropriate musical selections.
Can parents view classes?
In order to keep your child focused on learning, parents are not allowed in the studio while class is taking place. Parents are welcome to watch from the parental viewing window.
How long are classes?
All Dance Gallery dance classes are one hour long, except the 2-year-old creative movement which is a 45- minutes. Students of all ages are expected to be dressed and ready when the class begins.
Where do parents wait?
Parents are welcome to drop their children off at the studio or if they would like to wait, they may sit in the air conditioned lobby filled with dance themed art. Due to the nature of the studio, no food or drink allowed in the studio, please.
What happens if I miss a class?
Dance Gallery students may make-up any class at the same level or below, that is offered during the current session of which they are enrolled.
Do you offer a multiple class discount?
Dance Gallery offers a multiple class discount. The more classes you take, the lower the price, per class. Compare and save from other studios. Experience the difference!
Do you offer individual class rates?
Dance Gallery children classes set sessions so the children can concentrate on learning new techniques and progress. Individual rates are available for teen and adult dance classes and all fitness classes.
When are the performances?
Dance Gallery exposes students to a variety of styles of dance and encourages students to experience several types of dance and different instructors. In order to allow students time to grow, develop and progress Dance Gallery presents a Dance Concert on a biennial basis for all students. During a Dance Concert year, children students must enroll in both the fall and spring session.
What are the benefits of dance training?
- Learn to be more aware of themselves.
- Learn to control their bodies.
- Learn to discipline of both mind and body.
- Time management
- To build up physical stamina.
- And basketball players tend to have better peripheral vision.
- Develop good posture habits.
- Tend to move more gracefully.
- Play sports better, a reason many professional football players take ballet lessons and colleges often offer ballet to their players.
- Learn the importance of teamwork.
- Recent medical studies indicate that people who are athletically active as children heal more quickly after surgery and may have a higher pain threshold.
What kinds of art are displayed at Dance Gallery?
Dance Gallery displays both professional and young student art on its own gallery walls. Students will have many opportunities for enrichment and to experience the trust art of dance.
What does experience the art of dance mean?
Studying dance gives an appreciation for all the arts because it combines both music and art. Students learn to physically express themselves through music and visually as they learn to choreograph. Visual art will also be incorporated into some Dance Gallery classes. And a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, swing, contemporary, and musical show tunes are presented during class.
Can adults take classes?
It’s never too late for yourselves to become exposed to the art of dance. The same great benefits apply to adults, too. It is never too late to start to learn, so why not consider a class in tap, jazz, modern, or ballroom for yourself. It’s fun for children to see adults in their lives try something new or new again.