FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should my dancer wear to class?
Dancers at Allegro are to wear uniform specifiied in our dance uniform list. Proper dance uniform helps the teachers to see the students' bodies and lines for appropriate alignment and placement. It also help young dancers to understand that he/she is going to a structured class, instead of an unstructured playtime; and it ensures that clothing does not become a distraction to the class.
When can my dancer start dance?
It's never too young to foster a love of dance! Our school offers classes for students as young as 3 years of age. Ocassionally, we accept enrollment from students 2 years of age, as long as they are able to dance on their own, without their parents by their side.
Does my dancer have to participate in recitals?
We have two performances throught out the year, December and June. The performance consists fo short dances choreographed from steps that the students have been working on throughout the term(s). While participation in our recitals is not mandatory, we find that the chance to perfrom is a rewarding and confidence building experience. If your choose not to participate in the performances, please continue to attend class, students will continue to learn new material and routines that will help them understand sequencing and timing.
Can I watch the dance class?
In our experience, children relax, pay attention and enjoy the lessons better without a parent watching as it can be distracting, so we ask that after the trial class or the first session, parents do not watch the class. We do however hold presentation classes at the end of the term for parents to watch and dancers can perform in our winter showcase and year-end rectial.
What is your class sizes?
Class size varies by age. Our pre-dance and mini dance program is no larger than 12 students. Typically, an assisitant accompany instructors for big classes so that each student gets the attention he/she needs.
Do you offer tuition discounts?
Yes! There is a 5% early bird discount when you register by May 1st for the following dance season. We also offer sibling discount, where the sibling with the lesser tuition fee receives 5% off his/her tutition fee. For group registration and discount, please contact us for details.
Do you offer trial class?
Yes! We would love for you to come in, check us out, and make sure we are the best fit for you and your family! Please call or email us to set up your trial class.
How do I register?
You may register in person during our office hours. Our staff would be happy to assist you through the registration process, and answer any questions you may have.
What expenses are involved other than tutition fee?
Additional expenses include costume rental fees,exam fee, and photo package. For more information, please visit our Dance Fees & Policies page on the website.
Why is ballet so important?
After the age of six, we strongly encourage dancers to take at least one ballet lesson per week. Even though each and every class is important and will excel; ballet is mandatory for those wishing to advance the furthest. The techniqe in ballet is where student's strength, endurance and balance are developed for leaps, turns, and steps used in may forms of dance.
What happens if my dancer misses a class?
If your dancer misses a class, he/she may take a makeup class at the same or lower level. Please contact our staff to see which classes your dancer is eligible to take. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes.
I have a questions/concerns about my dancer's class or progress, with whom may I speak with?
If you have any questions/conerns, please visit the office where our directors will be happy to answer your questions. The instructors have a tight schedule and may not be able to meet before or after class. If you need to talk to an instructor personally, you may schedule an appoinment, so that the instructor can give you his/her full attention.