Tuition: Payment for classes is on a monthly basis, due the first class of each month. Payments may be made with cash, by check payable to Country Roads Dance Academy, or via Venmo @CountryRoadsDance. Tuition for missed classes will not be refunded, but may be made up by attending another class. Tuition amounts vary per class, and monthly tuition is based on the number of classes per month. A non-refundable performance fee of $20 per class is included with January tuition. Families wishing to opt out of the Year-End Performance must notify CRDA by December 31st, 2023. This charge does not apply to the Pointe and Stretch and Strengthen classes. Parent Watch: Parents are invited to observe once during the school year. Parent watch is scheduled during regularly scheduled class times in late January (dates to be announced).
Year-End Performance: Country Roads Dance Academy does not stage a long, costly recital. We do have a beautiful Year-End Performance held at the Crosswicks Community House in June to close out our school year. Our dance space is quite large with a stage set at the far end. This enables our students to feel at ease as they perform in the space they are so familiar with. It is important to us that our dancers feel excitement and delight as they come in for their special performance. We transform the building into an enchanted place with beautiful decorations and lights. Costuming is neither elaborate nor expensive — we add costume parts to your existing dancewear (e.g. for Fairies, wings, a dance skirt, and a crown, are added to the student’s tights and leotard). Young dancers are joined on stage by their teachers to provide an experience that is supportive and fun, rather than stressful. We strive to make our Year-End Performance a joyful experience for our dancers. We do not charge admission to this performance. Instead, a performance fee of $20 is added to January's tuition to pay for decorations, programs, and related performance costs. We gladly accept donations to the Crosswicks Community Association, the caretakers of our historic building, and to CRDA to provide scholarship for families with financial need.
Class Attire Requirements:
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Please see below for class requirements. Please note that fitted clothing is required in all classes. Baggy or loose items prevent our teachers from assessing proper form and alignment. Jeans, skirts, jeggings, and school uniforms are not appropriate attire for any classes . Also, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and hanging/drop earrings should be removed during class. Dancers without proper footwear and/or class attire may be asked to change before participating.
Pre Ballet I through Ballet IV Students are required to wear a light pink, light blue or light lavender leotard; a pastel dance skirt (solid color, elastic waistband strongly recommended for young dancers); light pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers (not cloth slippers that are meant to be bedroom slippers or ballet flats). We ask that you refrain from sending your dancer to class in “costume” dancewear. This includes fancy and play tutus, tiaras, and leotards that are decorative, patterned, or embellished. We ask this because these become a distraction to dancers and their classmates during the class. Our teachers reserve the right to ask dancers to change if they arrive with improper footwear and/or dancewear. Having a “class uniform” allows the dancers to focus on their dancing rather than on what they and their classmates are wearing. Hair should be neatly pulled back away from face, and jewelry (other than small, stud earrings) should be removed for class.
Advanced Ballet and Pointe Dancers are required to have pink tights and pink ballet slippers, solid-colored leotards, and chiffon or mesh ballet skirts (no longer than knee-length). Hair should be in a ballet bun, short hair should be pulled back away from face. Jewelry, other than small, stud earrings, should be removed for class.
Mini Movers Students may wear tights, stretchy shorts, or leggings, and a leotard or fitted top. Ballet or jazz shoes (black preferred) and tap shoes are required. Slip-on shoes and/or shoes with elastic or Velcro closures are strongly recommended. Long hair should be pulled back and jewelry (other than small, stud earrings) should be removed for class.
Theater Dance Students may wear tights, stretchy shorts, or leggings, and a leotard or fitted top, and jazz shoes (black preferred). Long hair should be pulled back and jewelry (other than small, stud earrings) should be removed for class. Tap Students may wear tights, stretchy shorts, or leggings (fitted bottom or ankle-length recommended), and a leotard or fitted top, and tap shoes (black preferred). Split-sole tap shoes are strongly recommended for Intermediate Tap students. Long hair should be pulled back and jewelry (other than small, stud earrings) should be removed for class. Fusion Workshop Students may wear footless or convertible tights, leggings, or “biker” shorts and a leotard or fitted top. Footundeez, Dance Paws, or other lyrical dance shoes may be worn in lieu of bare feet. Dancers may want knee pads for comfort. Hair should be pulled back and jewelry (other than small, stud earrings) should be removed for class.
Stretch and Strengthen Students may wear footless tights, stretchy shorts, or leggings (fitted bottom or ankle-length recommended), and a leotard or fitted top. A yoga mat or other exercise mat is recommended for comfort.
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