Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
What class should my child be in? What age can he or she start?
 
We offer classes for students as young as 2 1/2. Class levels are based on age, ability, and the dancer's maturity. Placement in class levels is at the teacher's discretion. Please contact one of our teachers to discuss your child's experience and skill level, and we will direct you to the classes that will be most appropriate.
 
 
What performing opportunities do you offer?
 
We have an annual recital in June which all of our students are invited to be in. Each November the American Pacific Ballet Company also performs The Nutcracker. Auditions for this are in June and rehearsals start in August. Students ages 4 and older are encouraged to take part in this timeless winter tradition. Additionally, our performing groups often have several other opportunities to perform throughout the year, ranging from local performances to competitions to Performance Awards.
 
 
When is the best time to enroll for class?
 
Academy of Dance bases our schedule and tuition on the traditional school year, September through June. September-December is the ideal time to register, as costume orders for the June recital are due in December. Students registering after December may not be able to participate in our June recital, but may be eligible for other performing opportunities that may be scheduled. However, we are happy to accept new students any time! Contact us for details. 
 
 
How much is tuition? Can I make up missed classes?
 
Tuition is based on how many hours per week a student is dancing. We also offer multi-class packages and family rates.

If you miss a class, it may be made up in another class of a suitable level. We encourage our students to make up classes as quickly as possible to stay on par with their fellow dancers. Missed classes may not be used as credit towards future classes.