Please don't hesitate to ask if you ever have any questions!
1. My child missed a day of dance, now what??
Not to worry, it is bound to happen! Look on our schedule and see if there is another age appropriate class that will work for you. It doesn't have to be the same style of dance your child is taking. Contact Allie and tell her when you are planning on coming and that's it! We also do have designated "Makeup Days" towards the end of the year. Attendance is taken every class and a record of how many absences are kept. Please do try to keep absences to a minimum to ensure your dancer is receiving the proper dance education, especially closer to recital time! Tuition is not pro-rated because of lack of attendance.
2. I want my child to participate in the show, but I do not want a crazy "Dance Moms" experience!
Ask any one of our returning parents, Allie's recital is stress and drama free for sure! She explains everything to you in forms of emails, notices and in person talks at the end of class. She gives more than enough time to get proper forms, deposits and orders in. For the most part, she allows most classes to chose their own hair style and makeup preference for the show; she just requires appropriate shoes and costume. Recitals should be a fun time to see how your dancer has progressed, not a stressful time at all!
3. My child wants me to come see her dance, can parents watch?
We have special "Open House" days that family and friends are allowed inside the classroom to watch! A TV monitor is also in the lobby so you can see how much fun your dancer is having at that very moment! Unless you are Mommy & Me, we do not allow parents/siblings inside the classroom as it is a distraction to the other dancers. The bathroom is located through the studio, so of course you are always welcomed to come in during class to use it!
4. Do you sell dance wear?
We have limited quantities of shoes and dance wear left. Allie is no longer ordering shoes/attire but we do still have some. We also have our customized dance wear, bags, Dance Mom gear and more at:
For every piece of dance wear you buy, you receive $5.00 off tuition for that Month- just bring in your receipt!
5. I saw last year kids 3 and under were allowed to pay by class, why isn't that still offered?
Only a handful of people wanted to pay by class and it was becoming a lot to manage in regards to invoices and billing. Like always, you may pay Monthly. If you chose to come one month, skip the next then resume, you may do so however:
- You will be charged the monthly rate, and attendance does not roll over to next month for missed classes.
- If you skip months, your child will not be eligible for the dance recital.
6. Okay, we registered; we bought the tutu and now my child keeps crying every time I bring her to class. HELP!
Please do not worry, this happens more times than you make think!
For the younger dancers: They are young; they are in a new space, with new people, with a lot to take in. For some it DOES take a few weeks to warm up! Allie had a student in the past take 2 months to even ENTER the dance room, and now she cried when it is time to go home. Sometimes Allie encourages parents to leave the lobby to take a stroll around the shops of Nyack or perhaps to the Library next door to have all the focus on her. Will they cry? Maybe. Will they be okay? Yes, I promise! For the older kids, again it is a new journey they are about to take, and it may be out of their comfort zone. It may take a few weeks to warm up, especially if they are new to dance!