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Who do I contact with questions related to dance?
Email: email@example.com or call 952-212-4456
Who do I contact with questions regarding my account?
Ali Blessing (Account Specialist), 952.261.8416 or email: ali@DanceEndeavors.com
Is there a listing of class descriptions?
Click HERE to find a complete list of all classes offered by age.
Who are the teachers at Dance Endeavors?
Dance Endeavors offers high quality dance instruction by some of the most talented, creative, and fun instructions in the Twin Cities! Click HERE for bios on all of our instructors.
How do I register for classes?
Registration and payment is handled online through our Parent Portal. Click HERE to register!
How do I pay for dance classes?
Tuition charges and payment schedules vary by dance session. Please refer to the current class sessions for payment information.
How do I know what is going on at the studio?
ALL communication is by email. It is your responsibility to let us know if your email address changes! An email newsletter is sent approximately once/month. Emails are more frequent performance times.
What is The Nutcracker Ballet?
The Nutcracker Ballet is a large ballet performance inclusive of all our ballet students from age 3 through 18. We host cast auditions for the dancers age 8+ who want more involvement in the show. All ballet classes learn a dance to perform in the Nutracker in their weekly classes. The Nutcracker is about an adventure taken on by a young girl, Clara, and a life-sized nutcracker that has come to life. Together they travel to mystical lands while battling the mouse king. The ballet is set to the magical score by Russian Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Our adaptation includes many sweet treats, snowbirds, fair maidens, sugarplums and more! Most of the costumes are provided by the studio. Our Nutcracker is performed in November.
What are the Winter Shows?
The winter shows are held in late January and is a story dance to winter/Christmas music. We incorporate all styles of dance so all of our students may participate. The winter show has a true “theatre show” feel. Most of the costumes are provided by the studio. This show gives the dancers another LARGE performing opportunity, creates a bond between the dancers, and improves their dance skills. There are several ‘roles’ in this production and dancers grade 6-12 are chosen by the teachers through an audition process. All are encouraged to participate! We work on the dances during regular dance classes, so all dancers will learn them.
What are the Spring Recitals?
Thespring recitals are large performances showcasing what our dancers have learned throughout the year. You will find out which recitals your dancer will be in sometime in early spring. All our dancers participate and are usually eager to show the audience how they have improved throughout the year! Because costumes need to be ordered in early November, we need to know by November 30th if your student will NOT be participating. All students will learn the recital dances regardless if they are participating in the performance.
Are there additional fees for performances?
Yes, there is a $75 performance fee for EACH of the three performances throught the year. Each performance fee is divided into 3 payments and added to tuition for a total of $25 per month for the 9 months.
*Nutcracker performance fees are only charged to our ballet students as The Nutcracker only involves our ballet students.
Are classes offered in the summer?
Yes. Both 3 and 9-week sessions are offered June-August along with fun camps and workshops! Summer dance is a great way to stay in shape, try a new dance discipline, or improve your dance skills! Registration for summer dance opens in March.
What should dancers wear for class?
Proper dancewear and shoes are required for class! See the complete list of footwear and dancewear requirements HERE. Make sure dance shoes are worn indoors ONLY to ensure proper care of our dance floors. Mix-ups are common - please label all shoes!!
Where do I buy shoes and dancewear?
The closest dance store is Step N Stretch in Burnsville. Be sure to check studio requirements before purchase as the store will NOT have this information. If you prefer to order footwear or dancewear online please visit the 'What to Wear to Class' page.
Can I watch classes? Do I have to stay at the studio during class?
We have viewing windows for your convenience, but parents are not allowed in the studios during class. Feel free to observe at any time. You are not required to stay, but if you do leave please pick up your child ON TIME! Students are not supervised outside of the 4 dance studios. Please do not drop off younger dancers (grade 5 and younger) more than 10 minutes before class. Students who are dropped off are responsible for getting to class on time. Also, make sure your child has used the restroom before class begins. Potty breaks are contagious!
How are you handling safety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?
DE has a SAFER STUDIO policy that requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill. In order to reduce community spread of Coronavirus, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and from our industry. DE understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore DE focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand washing and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio for a long length of time, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.
Can I wait in my vehicle to pick up my dancer?
Please pull into a parking spot when dropping off or picking up your child. This is absolutely mandatory for the safety and well-being of our students. You may wait in your vehicle if your dancer is able to recognize and get to your vehicle safely. Thanks for your cooperation!
How do I know if classes are canceled due to bad weather?
If classes are canceled an email will be sent and notice will be posted on the home page of our website. The decision to cancel classes will be made no later than two hours before classes begin. NO CALLS WILL BE MADE SO PLEASE CHECK THESE SOURCES FOR INFORMATION.
Can I change to a different class?
You may change to a different class as long as there are openings in the new class. Spring recital costumes for each class are different and are ordered in Novmber. If a student changes classes after costumes have been ordered, a new costume will need to be ordered and rush shipping charges will apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to switch classes.
How do I withdraw from a class?
There is a one month minimum for all lessons. A one-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any payments for the following month. To withdraw a parent must complete and sign a withdrawal form or email us. Automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. To request a drop form contact email@example.com . We require a minimum of FIVE DAYS to process class drops before the 1st of the month to avoid AutoPay.
Can I make up a missed class?
Make-up lessons are allowed in the same age group or younger only. Make-ups must be taken within 2 weeks of missed class. You are encouraged to make-up with a different teacher if possible, so we can get to know everyone! Email Sophia@danceendeavors.com to schedule a make-up lesson.
When are spring recital pictures taken?
Spring recital pictures are taken in March/April after all the costumes have arrived! Specific information will be posted at the studio and communicated via email. We do not hold classes on picture nights.
Does Dance Endeavors have a competition team?
Yes. We have an audition progression in July, and Dance Intensive in August. Students attend competition classes during the school year in additional to their dance disciplines. All dancers ages 5-18 are encouraged to audition! Competitions are usually held February - April. Additional fees do apply. Additional information about our competition program can be found HERE.
Are private lessons available?
Private Lessons are open to all students grades 4 and up to enhance their dance skills and receive individual attention.
Can we have a birthday party at Dance Endeavors?
Enjoy 1.5 hours of fun with a themed party! We provide the studio and an instructor. Click HERE for more information.