Frequently Asked Questions
What should dance students wear to class?
Wondering what to wear to class?
Bodysuits are not required for classes but feel free to wear if you'd prefer. Please ensure students are dressed in comfortable, suitable clothes. Shorts and t-shirts are fine for class. Some students prefer leggings/yoga pants. No jeans. Please make sure any pants/skirts etc. are the appropriate length so students do not trip on them and instructors can see the student's feet.
Gymnastic or dance/ballet shoes will be needed for all classes (including Jazz Hip Hop combo) except Hip Hop. All Hip Hop requires indoor running shoes. All students need the appropriate footwear. Sock feet will not be acceptable due to safety reasons. During class any colour shoe is acceptable but black shoes will be needed for rehearsal and recital. All shoes need to be indoor shoes only
Where are your classes held?
Our regular season dance classes and spring classes are held on the second floor of the Newcastle Memorial Arena located at 103 Caroline St. W, Newcastle. See the Program Information link on the left for more details and a local map. More details on the arena can be found at www.newcastlememorialarena.ca
We also partner with the Municipality of Clarington and offer 10 week classes during the spring, fall and winter at the Diane Hamre Recreational Complex located at 1780 Rudell Rd, Newcastle. Registration for these classes are done with the Municipality. More information can be found in the Clarington Recreation & Leisure Guide or at www.clarington.net .
Do you have any other additional fees?
Our one price of $265.00 includes dance class instruction for the season, class pictures and costume use at recital. We do not have any other registration fees.
Class pictures are taken at rehearsal in full costume and include an individual student picture as well as a class picture.
We provide the costume for each student's use during rehearsal and recital. To help keep the price for dance reasonable, we keep an inventory of costumes and accessories which are added to each year.
We do have a spring recital and audience tickets will be sold for $8.00.
A DVD of the recital show will be available for sale for $20.00.
What do you need my email address for?
Emails will not be sent to anyone who does not explicitly give us permission to do so.
Please remember that our primary means of communication is through email. This includes schedule changes, payment information, and recital details. Should you wish to opt out of our email list, please put: "please remove me from your list" in the subject line of your return email, and your name will be removed.