The following is general information about classes and answers to the most commonly asked questions. Of course you can call/email us with any additional questions or concerns and we will be happy to talk with you. Fall classes run from September through mid-June.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is always due the first week of the month. Tuition is the same whether there are three, four, or five weeks in the month. There is a 20%, 30% & 40% discount for additional 2nd, 3rd & 4th students in family. We accept credit card, check, and cash. There is a 3% service charge on all credit card payments and a $20.00 charge for returned checks.
How to contact us?
You may call the studio at 491-6200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does it cost to register?
There is a registration fee of $30.00 per family. This fee is charged yearly. This fee must be paid upon registration of your classes.
How do we register?
We have an annual registration for Fall classes in August. Call the studio at 491.6200, or email us to reserve your spot in class if you are unable to attend registration. We also accept registrations throughout the year when openings are available. If our class times do not work into your schedule, we do keep waiting lists and contact families as new classes are opened.
What do your dance classes consist of?
Most classes meet once a week and are a combination of tap, ballet and jazz. During the summer, we offer specialized workshops in addition to our regular classes that focus on specific areas of dance (i.e. dance team, technique workshops, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, pointe and ballet, etc.). We strongly encourage dancers to take additional ballet and barre classes. Ballet promotes correct posture and balance that will be retained throughout their life.
What will we need for class?
We use pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. There is no specific dress code for recreational students. Any style/color of leotard and tights, ballet skirts, unitards is acceptable. Check with staff or teacher if you are in doubt about shoes. Dance shoes can be found at Kinney Dancewear on Hurstbourne Pkwy in the Shoe Carnival shopping center or several on-line dancewear stores. Young students can also find shoes and dancewear at places such as Wal-Mart, Target, etc, although the quality is not as good as those found in a dancewear specialty store or on-line. Generally, you will not need to buy different shoes for recital. However, occasionally you do. Sometimes the costume chosen for a class will not “match” pink and black shoes and there is a need to require a different shoe color for our spring recital. Please be aware of that. This is an exception rather than a rule at That’s Dancing.
Can parents watch?
We have four studios, and parents can watch all classes via closed circuit monitors linked to all four studios, located in our waiting room. This is great, especially for the beginner student. Parents can watch, and the dancers aren’t distracted. And the young dancers love being “on TV”!
What other expenses are involved?
We order costumes for the June recital in November/December, so the estimated costume fee ($65.00) is due in October. You will be billed or credited in January, depending on the actual cost of your costume. If a costume is needed for any other small show (like the Christmas shows) it is very minimal in cost and usually something that the students can wear to class.
The only other real expense is the recital fee, which is due in the spring. This fee was $100.00 for one student or $125.00 per family in 2019-2020, and should be comparable in 2020-2021. As soon as the rental fees are locked in for the venue, the recital fee will be set. This fee covers all of the recital expenses, including free admission for all of your family and friends, trophies for all students, and the rental of the theater for both the rehearsal and recital, and rental of back drops, props, etc. As you will see, our productions are very elaborate, organized shows.
We sell ads in our annual program book, which not only helps cover recital expenses, but is a great way to support your favorite dancer! It has become quite a tradition at our studio to place ads in the book for your dancer and his/her class! Usually, a parent from each class will volunteer to create an ad and then the parents will divide the cost. We do not make a profit on the recitals, so please consider buying or selling ad space!
What is recital?
We have one BIG recital a year, which is generally the second Saturday of June. Recital 2021 is set for Saturday, June 12th. Dress rehearsal is Friday, June 11th. All of our students perform a tap dance and a jazz dance in either the morning or evening recital, and they perform a ballet dance in our annual ballet production. Our 2019-2020 ballet was “Wizard of Oz” Other performances we’ve done include “The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Toy Story 2, The Lion King, Cinderella, Toy Story, Sound of Music, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast” to name a few.
All classes dance at nursing homes at Christmas time. The residents look forward to our visit all year long! Always watch your email for more information.
Do you offer competitive classes?
We have a large number of dancers who dance at a competitive level, but we are just as committed to our noncompetitive students. We do not force any one to compete, but will encourage those who show an interest. Please see a teacher or a staff member for additional information.
What about the teachers?
That’s Dancing has been in business since 1991, and has a wonderful staff of teachers and assistants to show for it. We have full time and part time teachers (most have been with That’s Dancing since they were young) our ballet director, who is retired from the Louisville Ballet, as well as other dancer teachers from the Louisville Ballet, Indianapolis, and Charlestown to name a few. We also have wonderful assistants that help with many classes each week. We are always complimented on the patience and care that our instructors give to the students.
Where is That’s Dancing located?
The studio is at 2516 Plantside Drive, which is one block off of Watterson Trail. We are in the same building as Service Solutions. There are parking lots on both sides of the building, and you can enter the studio from either side.
Are classes cancelled when JCPS are?
No. Check on our website or call the studio for any holidays. If classes are ever cancelled due to severe weather it will be televised and posted on the following websites: WAVE, WHAS, and WLKY.
How will you inform us of new information?
You will receive frequent informative emails all year long. Please make sure you give us an email address that you check daily/frequently. It is your responsibility to check your email on all dance days.