The progression of classes for younger children is the 3 year old class, pre-dance, adv pre-dance, combo, and then adv combo. Students generally spend one year in each of these classes and then move on to the next class. A 5 year old without dance experience should take pre-dance. A 5 year old with previous dance experience can enroll in adv pre-dance.
Students in our older classes will generally spend 2 or more years in each level before progressing. If you child is beyond the adv combo age, please ask what class is best to enroll in.
Our fall classes continue through spring and conclude with our spring recital. All students in fall classes will continue taking in the same classes until they perform at the spring recital in May. The best time to enroll for the fall/spring session is June through early September. We generally follow the school year schedule, so spring semester (January-May) is not a good time to enroll. We will start a few younger aged classes in spring, but we order the majority of our costumes in November for the spring recital. So adding students in spring is difficult, especially since most classes will already be full, and the other students in class will have more knowledge of the class.
The best time to enroll for the summer session is in April or May.
Yes, unless you tell us otherwise.
Fall semester is mid-September through mid-January and spring semester is mid-January through mid-May (or whenever the spring recital is scheduled). Spring classes end when we have the spring recital.
If you are paying by the semester, tuition is due by the first class of each semester. If you are paying monthly for the Manhattan studio, then tuition is due by the 10th of each month. Exceptions include September - when it is due by the first week of classes, January - when it is due by the end of the month, and May - when no tuition is due. If you are paying monthly for the Junction City studio, then tuition is due by the 15th of each month from September through April. Summer tuition is due by the first class.
If we do not receive payment on time, there will be a $5 late fee.
Class prices vary depending on class length and eligible discounts. If you want to know how much a class costs, please contact us with the specific class(es) that you are interested in.
Yes, there is a $15 non-refundable registration fee per student ($30 max. per family for the Manhattan studio, $15 max. for the Junction City studio) each year. This fee covers administrative costs and secures the student’s spot in the class.
Yes, the semester price is always a 10% discount compared to the monthly price. You must pay the semester tuition by the first week of classes, or your account will be switched to monthly.
Classes take a week off (Monday through Sunday) during Thanksgiving and Spring Break (corresponding to the USD 383 spring break). Classes also take a break for Christmas, exact dates will be posted when available. Classes are in session for all other holidays during the year.
That will depend on the weather. Please check the homepage of our website for the latest news on closings.
School cancellations do not guarantee class cancellations. Check the homepage of the website for news on class cancellations.
We do not have make-up classes. However, you are welcome to come to a comparable class to make-up with the teacher's or office staff's permission. Please call or e-mail to let us know that you are attending a different class that week.
The Manhattan studio can take payments online, in person, and via checks by mail. The Junction City studio can only take payments in person or checks by mail. Please do not mail payment in cash or with a credit card number. In person we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
All fall/spring classes meet once a week. Our summer classes meet 3 times a week in June for the Manhattan studio. Summer classes for the Junction City studio meet once a week.
Office hours are limited, especially during the summer. For the Manhattan studio, email is the preferred method for short inquiries. You can also call us at 785.537.9776, leave a message if no one answers and we will get back to you as soon as we can. For the Junction City studio, please call 785.537.9776 and ask for Gyll (pronounced "Jill").