Frequently Asked Questions
1. What types of classes do you offer?
We offer classes in creative movement, creative tots, pre-tap/jazz, tap, jazz technique, ballet/pointe, funk jazz, hip-hop, theater dance, modern, and acting.
2. What is the age range to participate at PDS?
We offer classes for students ranging in age from 3 years to Adult.
3. My child is 13 years old and has never danced before, can he/she still take classes?
Yes, we offer classes for children and teens of all levels (beginner through pre-professional). We specialize in beginner classes for teenagers.
4. Does my child need to audition to take classes?
There is no formal audition process for class placement. However, class placement is done at the discretion of the artistic director and or teachers. Specific class placement is based upon age, ability, and experience. We specialize in beginner classes for teenagers.
5. Can my child take classes whenever he/she wants and what type of a commitment is expected?
The Children & Teen Program is a 36 week commitment with classes running from the early September through the middle of June 7 days a week. Class attendance is extremely important for your childâ€™s progress. Moreover, once a student is signed up for a class, he/she is responsible for the full years payment, as we hold a place for the student for the entire year.
6. Do you have a recital?
Yes. The Children & Teen Program ends their 36 or 37 week session with a low-key, low pressure Spring Concert in late May. This allows parents and friends to see what a child has learned throughout the year and to celebrate their accomplishments. It also gives the student a chance to enhance their performance skills.
7. Am I allowed to watch my child in class?
Although parents are not allowed in class during class, parents can still view the classes through the one-way windows in each class. Parents are not allowed in the class because it hinders the teachers to ability to maintain the studentsâ€™ focus.
8. How do I register my child for the 2011-12 Season of Dance?
You can register by mail, by phone, or in person.