Below are common questions asked of us. If you have any additional questions, please do not hestitate to contact us!
Q: How long do dance classes run?
A: All of our Dance classes are 1 hour in length.Weekday morning classes for the youngest dancers are 45 minutes in length. Dance Company Team Classes are ½ hour each.
Q: What is the class tuition cost?
A: Flat rate is $55.00 a month for your 1st class. Consecutive classes per student/per month are at a discounted price. We also offer sibling discounts too. Please call for pricing.
Q: How long is your dance season? A: Our regular dance season runs from the second week in September through May.
Q: What are your office hours? A: Our regular dance season office hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to email us or leave a message on our answering machine and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience. We are also available throughout the summer so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you at our earliest convenience.
Q: When can I register my child for dance? A: Registration for classes start in June for the following dance season. We do not accept new registration after January.
Q: Where can I buy my dance attire?
A: You can find all your dance wear needs right at our studio. We have all styles of clothes; tops, pants, ballet skirts, tights, all dance shoes and miscellaneous items. You can also place orders at the front desk.
Q: Do I need special dance shoes?
A: For each style of dance that you participate in you will be required to wear a shoe designed for that style of dance. Ballet = Ballet slippers / Tap = Tap shoes / Combo classes = Ballet slippers & jazz shoes / Hip Hop = Split sole Jazz shoes / Lyrical= Pirouette / Pre-Pointe = Ballet Slippers/ Pointe = Pointe Shoes
Q: Do you offer private dance lessons?
A: Yes. Contact the studio for more information.
Q: Do you invoice for tuition?
A: We do not invoice for monthly tuition. Payments must be received in hand no later than the 1st of each month. We accept cash, checks, MASTERCARD, VISA, and DISCOVER. A $25 late fee will be charged to each account if tuition is not received in hand on the 10th of the month.
Q: Do You have a cancelation policy? A: Yes, we have a 30 day cancelation policy. You are still responsible for the monthly tuition if we are not notified 30 days prior.
Q: What Holiday’s are you closed?
A: We follow the Bow School District Calendar for holiday closures.
Q: How do we know if the studio is closed due to weather? A: We have a Snow Day Policy!
- If Bow/Concord have a morning delay, there will be no morning dance classes.
- If Bow/Concord has an early dismissal because of weather, there will be no afternoon/evening classes.
- If Bow/Concord Cancels school due to weather, there will be no classes for the day.
Please note….If you are unsure of whether or not we are open please call the studio at 225-7711 and there will always be a voice message on the machine. We will also post it on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CDW.bow . Unfortunately, we will not always be able to send a bulk email if there is a storm. There are times when our staff is not able to get into the office to send the email so please ALWAYS call the studio.
Q: Do you have gift certificates?
A: Yes. They can be purchased during office hours, or by calling us at 603-225-7711. These make great holiday gifts. Certificates can be used for all sorts of items: tuition fee, clothing, shoes, recital video, recital fee, tickets, and costumes.
Q: I have a question or concern about my child’s placement You may schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. Please direct all questions and/or the studio director if you feel strongly about this. However, please remember that every student’s placement is reviewed by the owner and artistic director.
Q: Why is my child in a different class level than the kids he/she was with last year? Or: Why is my child in a class with children younger than him/her?
A: All children develop at different levels. This is most telling in dance or athletics. Some children’s muscle memory and motor skills are more advanced than others their age. Creative Dance Workshop students are placed in the classes that are the most suitable for their level and emotional wise. Proper class placement is much more important than ensuring they will be with their friends from school.
Q: Why does my child have to conform to the dress code for every ballet class?
A: It is important that your child wear their black leotard, pink tights, and ballet slippers so that it is easier for instructors to see body placement and make the proper corrections with body placement and alignment. Also, dancer’s hair must be securely fashioned in a bun so dancers will not be distracted by loose hair.
Q. How much are recital costumes?
A: Costume prices will vary year to year. Costumes are an important factor in our Recital presentation. Please keep in mind that we do everything possible to keep the costume prices reasonable and affordable.
Q: What is the mandatory recital participation fee?
A: This fee goes towards paying for rental of the auditorium, backdrops, and all printing and advertising associated with the recital. Remember recital is voluntary and your monthly tuition does not include participation in our production.
Q: During the recital why can’t I take pictures and video of my child?
A: It can be distracting and dangerous to our performers to have flashes and lights coming from the pitch darkness of the auditorium while performing. It is also distracting and inconsiderate to the other audience participants who are trying to enjoy the show. We offer, for sale, a professionally made recital video. You may take pictures of your child after the recital show outside the auditorium.
Q: During the recital why can’t I take my child from the dressing room and leave when he/she is finished dancing?
A: All dancers are in the grand finale at the end of the show. Full participation is expected. Also, our recital requires a great deal of work backstage to keep the production going. Distractions
Q. Is the annual Dance Recital mandatory?
A: No, it is not mandatory. The Creative Dance Workshop choreographs a Dance Recital per year. This is a fun filled time for all members of the family. Recital dates can vary year to year, but it is usually held in the month of May or June. A commitment by the parent/guardian is required before a recital costume is ordered. Parents must inform teachers during the time students are being measured for costumes if they are not interested in doing the recital. Otherwise, once the order is placed the parent/guardian is responsible for the full cost of the costume. No exceptions. There is also a mandatory “recital fee.”
Q: Do you offer Dance Camps & Summer Classes?
A: Yes. We offer Dance Camp and weekly Summer classes. Schedules are announced in the Spring time. Please refer to our Summer Programs and Brochures!