Our classes are perfect for those of all ages interested in beginning or returning to ballet class. We are easy going and welcoming. From those who have always wanted to give it a try to those looking to get back at it, we are here for you. No matter your age or skill level, no stress, no worries, no judgement. Just dance.
However, How do I figure out tuition fees?The class prices are listed per class for the full quarter with the intent of taking class all 4 quarters. Classes are progressive in nature so beginning in the fall is the best. We offer a $5 Early Payment Discount, per family when tuition is paid in full by the due date, generally the last class of the previous quarter, and a $10 discount for each additional family member living in the same home.
When is tuition due? Tuition is due in full upon registration and by the first class of each quarter. However, payments plans available. May I join late? Yes! Full tuition is due for the quarter regardless of when you join. If you join late will be given a class pass for each class you have missed. You may use them in any level appropriate class. Class Passes are also transferable. You can hand them out to family and friends.
All about ballet slippers. Ballet slippers do not have a right or left foot. In fact the slippers will last longer if you switch feet each class. To prepare your slippers, begin by putting them on and tightening the elastic binding. Be careful to not over tighten or it will cut into the back of your foot during class. Once you get it perfect for your foot, tie a sturdy knot and bow. When heading into class tuck the bow into the shoe when putting it on. Bows should not be visible in class. All clothing and shoes are available next door to Room To Move Studio at Dressed To Groove. Please support local stores over the big box retailers. Click Here For More Info What if I miss a class? Missed classes may be made up in any other level appropriate class within the same quarter; COVID-19 student counts permitting. Missed classes may be made up prior to the missed class when applicable; vacations etc. No refunds will be given for missed classes.
Can I wear pointe shoes? In a word, maybe. All students are encouraged to work towards dancing en pointe if they choose to do so. However, students MUST have instructors permission. Playing around in pointe shoes can be very dangerous without supervision. Beginning pointe students must must be enrolled in 2 weekly ballet classes. Experienced dancers may wear pointe shoes in all teen/adult classes.
Is there a recital? Yes! Each spring we host our student recital. Traditionally held on the stage at Freedom Hall in Park Forest, this year is going to be a bit different due to COVID-19. We will be working towards our performance throughout the year. However, we are not sure where it will be held at the present time. Once we are allowed to perform in theaters again we will reassess our situation. We alternate between 'Gala' & 'Production' years. In a Gala year each class performs a themed dance. In a Production year the entire program works together on a larger scale mini story ballet. Can we watch class? Sadly, no. Currently all of our waiting areas are closed due to COVID-19. During nice weather you are welcome to watch through out front windows. There are chairs and benches on our porch for you to wait if you would like.