Our Mission is that together we can give your child a strong foundation in which they can grow as dancers and find success in whatever field they pursue as adults. We feel open communication between a parent and teacher is essential. A child's emotional well being is just as important to us as their level of dance. You as a parent know if your child is struggling with an issue that can affect their dance performance and communicating with the teacher will give them an understanding as to the sensitivity shown as to not frustrate them but give them a comfort zone.We have adopted the following guidelines along with the great dance technique when working with our dancers.
- VALIDATE THE CHILD'S COMMITMENT TO DANCE:
All children must feel directed and productive. While progress may occasionally stall their commitment to dance can be honored and respected.
-ALLOW THE DANCERS VOICES TO BE HEARD:
By listening, the instructor lets the student know that their thoughts are valid and worthy of being heard. The instructor may not always agree with the opinion of the child but can provide a safe environment in which a child can learn to express themselves in a clear and appropriate manner.
-TO BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL IN THE USE OF EFFECTIVE COPING SKILLS:
Validate dancers when they make use of refocusing skills, breathing, time-out, etc. In order to excel, dancers will need to develop fairly advanced coping skills at a young age.
-EMPHASIZE TO DANCERS THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCING THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS WITH WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT THEMSELVES:
We teach our dancers to consider the opinions of those important to them along with their own ideas; this prevents them from rejecting useful information or becoming compliant. They will learn to reframe failures and mistakes as opportunities for learning and to teach them to process successful and unsuccessful and performances in a productive manner.
If there is bad weather you can call the studio to see if there will be classes held that day, there will be a message on the answering machine if the studio is closed. There will be a message on the DXP Facebook page and an email will be sent. Classes are available to
make-up any missed classes and you must call the office for time and day. There are no refunds for missed classes.
This gives your child the opportunity to take private classes with an instructor to work on technique, choreography or solo rehearsals and is available to all students. These lessons are available upon request and are scheduled according to the instructor and studio availability. These classes will be half hour, weekly time slots and will be billed according to the instructor’s fees.
Recital is optional, but we encourage all of our students to participate. All students who participate are responsible to purchase a costume for each recital number they are in. A costume deposit of $35.00 per costume is due in December and the balance averaged between $35.00 and $60.00 is due in February. Costumes will not be distributed if you have an outstanding balance. Your child must be available for all rehearsals and may be excluded from the recital if they miss too many classes or rehearsals, with no refunds given. There is a picture day at the studio 2-3 weeks prior to the recital and we strongly encourage our students to participate. All recital information will be emailed to you by January.
· Tuition is due the first week of each month. Tuition is based on a 10 month program and is not adjusted for missed classes. We provide make-up classes and you must contact the office within a week and make up the missed class within one month.
· If you must drop a class this must be submitted in writing to the office at the beginning of the month or you will be responsible to pay the full month.
· Please make every effort to come to class on time. A dancer progresses quicker with consistent attendance. If your child misses frequent classes they will have a gap in their dance education which may result in dismissal from the class or the need for private lessons at additional cost, with no refunds on costumes or classes.
· No chewing gum, food, fruity or sugary drinks allowed in class.
· Children must bring water to every class labeled with their name. If we must provide water for your child you will be billed $1.00 per water bottle.
· Costume deposits are paid in December, once this deposit is paid a costume will be ordered for your child and you will be responsible to pay the balance even if you cannot continue in the class.
· Please inform the office if your child is unable to participate in the recital. If you paid the costume deposit you are still responsible to pay the costume balance and there are no refunds on costumes, tickets or videos that may have been ordered.
· You will not receive your child’s costume or recital tickets if you have an outstanding balance. Delinquent accounts may be turned over to collections.
· No running or yelling in the waiting rooms, studios or hallways.
· Children are not allowed in the studios unattended without permission
· All students must arrive prepared for class according to the dress code for that class, if failing to do so they may not participate that day.
· Parents must stay with their child before the start of their scheduled class and be on time to pick up their child after their scheduled class. We are not responsible to monitor children before or after their class.
· You must call the studio if your must miss a class or if you will be late picking up your child.
UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS: GIRLS
Girls must have their hair in a bun for all ballet classes and a bun or ponytail for all other classes
Petite A: Pink Leotard, White Tights, White Ballet Slippers, Optional Ballet Skirt
Petite B: Lavender Leotard, White Tights, White Ballet Slippers, Black Buckle Tap Shoes, Optional Ballet Skirt
Petite C: Light Blue Leotard, White Tights, White Ballet Slippers, Black Buckle Tap Shoes, Optional Ballet Skirt
Ballet Level 1-4: Black Leotard, Ballet Pink Tights, Ballet Pink Ballet Slippers, Optional Ballet Skirt
Jazz Level 1-4: Dance Pants or Shorts, Leotard, Bra Top or T-shirt, Tan Footed Tights, Tan Gore Boots
Tap Level 1-4: Dance Pants or Shorts, Leotard, Bra Top or T-shirt, Tan Footed Tights, Tan Buckle Tap shoes
Gymnastics Level 1-4 and Tot: Leotard, Optional Bike Shorts, Tan Footless Tights
Contemporary Level 1-4: Leotard, Optional Ballet Skirt, Tan Stir-up tights, Tan Turners
Hip-Hop Level 1-4 and Tot: Dance Pants, T-shirt or Sweat Shirt, Hip-Hop Sneakers, NO STREET SHOES
Modern Level 1-4: Leotard, Optional Ballet Skirt, Tan Stir-up tights, Tan Turners
Musical Theater Level 1-2: Leotard, Dance shorts or Pants, Tan Footed Tights, Tan Gore boots
Street Jazz Level 3-4: Leotard, Dance shorts or Pants, Tan Footed Tights, Tan Gore boots
UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS: BOYS
Petite A: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt or Tank, Black Ballet Slippers
Petite B and C: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Tie Tap Shoes, Black Ballet Slippers
Ballet Level 1-4: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Ballet Slippers
Jazz Level 1-4: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Gore Boots
Tap Level 1-4: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Tie Tap Shoes
Gymnastics Level 1-4 and Tot: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank
Contemporary Level 1-4: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Ballet Slippers
Hip-Hop Level 1-4 and Tot: Dance Pants, T-shirt/Tank/Sweatshirt, Hip-Hop Sneakers, NO STREET SHOES
Modern Level 1-4: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Ballet Slippers
Musical Theater Level 1-2: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Gore Boots
Street Jazz Level 3-4: Black Dance Shorts/Pants, White T-Shirt/Tank, Black Gore Boots
NO STREET CLOTHES OR STREET SHOES ALLOWED IN ANY CLASS
Petite A Classes: This class is focused to introduce our youngest dancers ages 2 to 3 to the dance world in a way that is fun and educational. The children work on basic Ballet technique, large motor skills, and gymnastics. They will learn simple dance combination in the hope they find their love of dance and look forward to attending their weekly class.
Petite B & C Classes: These combination classes are designed for our students ages 4 to 5 in an effort to spark and maintain their interest, while exposing them to the technique of dance. The children are encouraged to dance using simple movements in an environment that provides fun and enrichment while developing coordination skills and overall dance fitness.
Ballet: Beauty, flow and elegance are inherent in the elements of ballet. Ballet is the classical dance form that can be mastered by itself or used as a technical base or supplement to other dance forms. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. Carriage and usage of upper torso and arms are also stressed. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes.
Hip Hop: A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements. Hip Hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip hop is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse and forever changing.
Jazz: Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style.
Tap: Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet.
Modern: Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in ballet. It emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. This class focuses on the breath (inhale/exhale), which brings quality to one’s movement. Another characteristic of modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement.
Lyrical: is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music.
Technique Classes: are offered to our competitive dancers. The focus on improving balance, flexibility, body alignment, and strength through both center floor and barre work as well as across the floor combinations. There is a strong emphasis on proper execution of various turns, leaps and jumps.
Contemporary: The focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well.
Gymnastics A class that works on flexibility, balance, control and strength. The children will work on basic gymnastic floor skills and gradually move up to be able to master gymnastic tricks including a back walkover, aerials, cartwheels, etc
Call the studio for pricing
Registration Fee: $27.00 first child, $22.00 second child,
$65.00 for family 3 or more (siblings only)
There is a $20.00 late fee if paid after the first week
There is a 10% discount for siblings on tuition
We accept all major credit cards, check and cash
There is a $30.00 return check fee
There is a 3% service charge to credit card payments in studio
There is a 5% service charge to credit card payments online
Tuition is due the first week of each month
The Dance Xplosion Competition Team is an award winning student dance squad. The team has the opportunity to compete in regional and national dance competitions throughout the year. Dancers age 5 to 18 are selected by the director to become a member. If your child is selected for this team they must be dedicated and be available for all rehearsals and take a full program of classes including but not limited to Ballet, Tap, Jazz and company classes. This is a great opportunity for a dancer to be selected to join the team and is offered only to students who show a great dedication along with a high skill level in their classes. They will be given the chance to work with a variety of instructors and in many genres of dance. They will learn to work alongside a team of students who have the same love of dance as they do. They will learn organizational and coping skills that will serve them well whether they choose a professional dance career or they join the corporate world. They will be challenged to reach a high standard of dance and to also learn how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Our team dancers are encouraged to not only work hard in the studio and continue to practice at home but to also maintain good grades in their academics.