Frequently Asked Questions

Trust us, we’ve been asked before.

 

Classes begin for both Rothesay and Uptown locations on Saturday September 12th.
Competitive classes will begin Monday September 14th.
Our dance seasons runs from September to the end of May.

The Studio offers a wide range of dance classes for ages 3-Adult.
Our classes are suitable for individuals with little to no dance training as well as those at intermediate or advanced/competitive levels.

We have two locations to serve you better
53 Clark Road (Rothesay)
187 Saint James Street (Uptown Saint John)

A – Beginner
A2 – Beginner, level 2
B – Intermediate
C – Advanced
Competitive/Felicita – Audition required
*See competitive audition information for details

Please refer to our class attire guidelines for a detailed list of items required for each class.

Please refer to our COVID-19 Operational Plan for details.

At this time due to CODID 19 restrictions parents are not able to enter the classroom. Parents wishing to enter the lobby with their dancer must wear a face mask. Should we enter the "Green Phase" procedures may change.
Green Phase Policy:
During the first week of classes, parents of students ages 3-6 are welcome to sit inside the studio and observe classes.
Following the first week of classes, once your child has had a chance to adjust to his /her environment, we ask that you please refrain from sitting inside the studio. We find the children are less distracted and pay more attention to the teacher when parents are not in the room.
During the week of December 7th -12th, we invite parents to attend regular classes and observe the class routine. This is not a Christmas show, it is simply an opportunity for parents to see what the children are working on and the progress they have made since the beginning of the year.

Refund Policy
Should the government of New Brunswick require us to close our facility to COVID-19, classes will switch immediately to online learning. Requested refunds will be issued as per our above policy, however, Zoom classes will still be available during the one month penalty period.
1. Notification of withdrawal must be in writing advising "The Studio" of the student’s name, class and reason for withdrawal. A withdrawal form may be obtained from the studio. The official date of withdrawal is effective upon receipt of written notice.
2. "The Studio" will issue a refund for each class in which the student is registered, in accordance with the following refund policy:
• Following the first week of classes, full refund.
• Following the second week of classes, full refund less the fee of two classes.
• Following the third week of classes, full refund less the fee of 3 classes.
• Following the fourth week of classes withdrawal penalty of one month is applied.
• January 1st to February 1st, withdrawal penalty of one month and a credit towards future classes
• No refund/credits will be issued after February 1st
• 12 Week Programs are NON Refundable

What is Pointe?
Pointework is a component of classical ballet training that we offer six days a week. Think of it like body building, training for a marathon, or playing the piano – how quickly can you build strength, endurance, technique, and muscle memory if your training doesn’t entail appropriate frequency and repetition?
Dancing sur les pointes is not intended for very young or beginner ballet students. We encourage our elite students to attend ballet/pointe as many days a week as they can.
For the safety and progress of our students, we require dancers to take a minimum of two ballet & pointe classes per week.
*Dancers that are new to pointe will take their pointe classes in their regular ballet slippers and work on demi pointe until your teacher feels you are ready/strong enough to be fitted for your first pair of pointe shoes.

Application forms available during fall registration
Criteria for Assistant:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age
  • Have taken regular instruction for a minimum of 5 years in the specific discipline in which they will be assisting
  • Presently taking instruction at “The Studio”
  • Have completed 2-3 years in the Teacher in Training program
  • Be selected following an interview process
  • Are required to attend teaching workshops on a regular basis
  • Criteria for Teachers in Training:
  • Must be at least 13 years of age. Have taken regular instruction for a minimum of 4 years in the specific discipline in which they will be assisting.
  • Presently taking instruction at “The Studio”
  • Be selected at the Director’s discretion, based on level of maturity and experience
  • Are required to attend teaching workshops on a regular basis
  • Criteria for Jr. Teacher In Training:
  • Must be at least 11 years of age
  • Presently taking instruction at “The Studio”
  • Have taken a minimum of two years instruction in the discipline in which they will be helping
  • Be selected at the Director’s discretion, based on level of maturity and experience
  • Are required to attend teaching workshops on a regular basis