When you walk into the lobby of ABDC, you will see a friendly high school student sitting at the desk, available to answer any of your questions. There are two different dance rooms, the green room to your right, and the blue room to your left. Classes run simultaneously in these rooms daily. We invite family members and guests to sit and watch our classes through the viewing windows in the lobby. Parents are invited into the classrooms once a term to observe classes and get an even closer look into the ABDC experience.
Registration will begin at the end of May for the 2017-2018 school year! Registration forms are available on our website and are enrollment is online. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Families that register prior to June 30th will receive $10 off! Classes have a tendency to fill up quickly, so try to submit your registration forms as soon as possible. The schedule will be updated on the website to indicate when classes are filled to capacity, and waiting lists will be created as necessary. Please let us know when you register if you do not intend to continue for all three 11 week sessions or participate in our spring recital.
The ABDC schedule is divided into three 11-week terms, culminating in a recital in May. Classes consist of both technical instruction and choreography rehearsal for pieces to be performed in the annual recital. Habitual attendance is important for student dancers in achieving the best technical progression. If scheduling conflicts do arise, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you find a better class time, or suggest appropriate make-up class options.
If you would like to forgo participation in the recital, please inform us before the beginning of Term 2, as that is when costume ordering is completed. Costume deposits are refundable only until December 15; there are no exceptions.
During the week, we try to get back to you within 24 hours! Sometimes this is not always possible, but it is our goal to provide the best customer service possible. Sometimes to provide you with the most thoughtful response we have to consult our teachers, and it may take a bit longer to get back to you.
Students may make up any missed dance classes during first or second term. Classes can be made up in another section of equal or lower level. Feel free to email email@example.com if you aren’t sure what classes qualify.
After our annual recital in May, placement emails are sent out to every ABDC student. These emails recommend students for the appropriate class levels for the following year. If scheduling conflicts arise when the schedule is released in mid-June, and students are unable to register for their recommended classes, they may take another section of a particular class at an equal or lower level.
If you are a student new to ABDC, we encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what class selections would best fit your dancing desires and previous experience.
There is a payment period for each of the three 11-week terms, so three payments will be due each year. Tuition must be paid in full for each term by that term's start date. Class times vary in length. Please refer to the Master Schedule of Classes to determine total class hours and calculate tuition. Add the total hours of weekly classes for all family members, and use the following table:
CLASS FEE TABLE / PER 11-WEEK SESSION (3 consecutive sessions per school year)
Mini Session Classes-$65/six week session, no costume fee or registration fee!
Additional hours over 8 hours per week — add $30 per 1⁄4 hour.
Non-recital classes (Prepointe, Leaps and Turns, Stretch, Strength, Company Ballet) can be taken as a full year class, or as a drop in option. You must purchase a drop in class card ($125 for 10 hours) which will be punched in 15 minute increments when you drop in to a class! Class cards are non-refundable and do not expire.
Please read our refund policy.
We do not currently accept credit cards, so payments can be made by cash or check. Please make checks out to Gary Samperi, Studio Owner. Cash and checks can be left in our secure lock box in the lobby of our studio.