Tuition: Dynamic Dance Academy (DDA)'s tuition is based on a 10-month schedule where each day of the week receives approximately the same number of classes for the year. The yearly tuition may be paid in full or broken down into 10 equal monthly payments for your convenience. The monthly tuition remains the same regardless of the number of classes in any given month or at what point during the year the student begins taking classes. Monthly tuition payments are non-refundable and are due no later than the 10th day of each month in order to avoid a late fee.
Registration fees: There is a $25 per child registration fee per year. This fee will be waived for all students who register for fall classes and have September's tuition paid in full by August 10th, 2022.
Costume fees: Beginning in October, there will be a $25 costume fee per child added to your monthly tuition. This fee will go towards your total costume payment and will ensure that you do not owe a large deposit right before the holidays. In order to participate in the Recital, all students must have at least a $75 costume deposit banked by January 1st. After January 1st this fee cannot be refunded. Costume balance amounts will be sent home in January and final payments are due no later than March 10th, 2023.
Recital fees: More info regarding our June Recital will be released in 2023, such as the dates of our Picture Day, Dress Rehearsal and Recital. To help cover the costs of our performance there may be a small Recital fee charged per dancer near the end of the season. Tickets will be sold to our Recital and there will also be optional opportunities to purchase Recital t-shirts, program ads, flowers and videos of the performance.
There will be no classes during the following holidays & vacation weeks:
Classes Begin: Sept 12
Columbus Day: Oct 10
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 23-27
Holiday Break: Dec 23-Jan 1
Winter Break: Feb 20-26
Spring Break: April 7-14
Memorial Day: May 29
Classes End: June 17
Scheduled vacations and holidays do not need to be made up, as they are already factored into the yearly calendar. In the event that a student misses class due to illness or an inclement weather cancellation, s(he) may make up that class time by attending another class of the same age or ability level any time through June.
Inclement Weather Policy:
In the event of inclement weather, DDA may cancel classes for the safety of the staff and participants. Inclement weather cancellations will be promptly posted on the home page of our website and the studio Facebook page and the voice message will be updated on our studio phone.
*Picture Day: Sun, June 4th
*Dress Rehearsal: Fri, June 16th
*Recitals: Sat, June 17th @ East Greenwich High School
*Please note that for Picture Days, Dress Rehearsal and Recitals, due to privacy reasons only female relatives/friends will be allowed into the backstage areas and dressing rooms with female dancers. Thank you!
At DDA, we feel that it is important to adhere to a dress code while in class. Just as there is specific attire that must be worn during practice for sports, the same is true for dance practice. The following is a list of the dress code requirements for our dance classes: **
Ballet/Pointe/Tap: Solid color leotard and PINK tights. Ballet skirts are optional. Shoes: Ballet - PINK leather ballet shoes Tap - Either BLACK patent leather tie shoes, TAN buckle shoes, TAN heel character shoes or BLACK oxfords depending on the class. ***
Lyrical/Contemporary: Solid color leotard and PINK or TAN convertible tights. Skirts are optional. Dance shorts may be worn over leotard. Shoes: TAN footUndeez.
Jazz: Solid color leotard with either a skirt, dance shorts or jazz pants. PINK or TAN tights. Shoes: BLACK or TAN SLIP-ON jazz shoes.
Hip-Hop: Any comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Skirts or jeans are not permitted. Shoes: Regular sneakers may be worn, but they must be clean and have a sole that does not stick to the floor.
** DDA has leotards, tights, leg warmers, dance bags and all required dance shoes available for purchase at very reasonable prices.
*** All dancers under the age of 8 must have a dance bag to hold their dance shoes which will be brought into the dance room and put into a cubby during class.
Dynamic Dance Academy (DDA) Owner/Director: Tara Calise
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