At Expressions Dance Studio we are committed to providing the best possible dance education in a positive and supportive environment. We ask that parents and students review our policies and please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!
Expressions is a family studio with students of all ages and wish our older students to be role model to our younger ones. Students should be supportive and complimentary to fellow dancers. Gossiping, profanity, or inappropriate conversations are not allowed at the studio.
Communication with our families is so important to us! Monthly studio newsletters and other important information will be sent out by email and posted on our website at www.expressionsdancequincy.com . Please add email@example.com as a contact in your email and let us know if you are not receiving studio updates. "Like" us on Facebook to hear the latest chat on what's going on at the studio.
Expressions Dance Studio does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policies and if injury occurs it is understood that the student's own policy is your only source of reimbursement.
Dance students are placed in classes according to their age, ability, and experience. One or all may apply when placing students in the appropriate dance level. We want all dancers to thrive and grow in their class. Studio owner and instructors have the right to move any dancer to a class that better fits his or her ability. If you have any questions on what class to place your dancer in please contact us and we would love to discuss this with you. Levels are as followed:
A non-refundable annual registration fee of $30 is required to secure your child's spot or $50 per family. (Siblings only). Fee is due immediately.
All creative movement, littles hip hop, ballet 1, hip hop 1/2/3/4, lyrical 3/4 and 2/3, jazz 2/3/4, littles and primary acro, musical theatre and tap classes are 45 minutes long and $50 per month.
Acro 2/3/4 are 60 minutes long and $55 per month. Ballet 2, 3, and 4 are 90 minutes long and $75 per month. Mommy and me, Boys Only, Fun with movement, and tiny tots acro classes are 30 minutes long and $35 per month.
For your convenience, tuition has been divided into 9 equal payments based on 31 regular scheduled classes and multiple dress rehearsals/recital practices. We accept cash ,checks, debit/credit at this time.
All classes except acro will have costumes including tights for the spring recital. Costumes fees will be $100-$115 per class. A $25 costume deposit will be due October 1st, November 1st, and December 1st. Any remanding balances will be due January 15th. Many costumes are made to order and take many months to receive. We will be ordering costumes during Christmas Break. We will have a Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser to help with costume costs.
Nutcracker classes (all ballet/creative movement) will have a performance fee that includes costume rental and any tights, 2 Nutcracker Ballet tickets for all three shows, Nutcracker T-Shirt, and Nutcracker DVD. This is due December 1st.
Creative Movement and Ballet 1 - $125
Ballet 2/3/4 - $140
A $100 recital fee which includes 2 tickets to each recital performance, recital t-shirt, and recital DVD will be due May 1st.
Ask us about dancer sibling nutcracker and recital rates.
Receive a $10 discount for every class AFTER 2, per immediate family (same account).
Tuition is due by the 10th of every month. There is a $10 late fee for ALL late tuition payments. This fee will increase by $10 each week thereafter until account is paid in full. All fees must be paid in full before recital or the student will not be able to participate. There is a $35 fee for ALL returned checks. If there are any extenuating circumstances please let us know.
Good attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class. Please make every effort to have your child at class, but we know conflicts happen. If you are sick or have a conflict with class, please text us at 509-237-3233 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
No credit, or refund is given for missed classes. We do not prorate for vacations, sickness, or missed classes.
In the event that Quincy School District cancels classes due to weather, and the roads are still not drivable by 2pm, Expressions will cancel classes for that day. If the roads are drivable by 2 pm, we will be having classes. We will send out an email, text message via the remind app, and post on Facebook. These classes will be made up at a later date.
To be announced
There may be unforeseen situations when a class will be cancelled. We will try to notify parents as far in advance as possible. All No school/ No classes due to holidays will have make up classes scheduled in advance. No school days due to Professional Days will not be observed unless otherwise announced.
We want our dancers to dance their best, and in order to do this, they need to dress their best! Students should come to class in dance attire and with shoes on each week. Please keep hair pulled back and out of your dancers face so it doesn't get in the way. Every one of our dancers deserves individual attention and feedback - in order to do that, we want to focus on their dancing, not distracting clothing. Please no bare midriffs, bra straps, or other undergarments showing. No dance shoes are to be worn outside of the studio. Specific requirements for each class are as follows:
Dancers can wear any color or style of dancewear, but we ask that they do not wear jeans, skirts, or other clothing that they cannot move easily in.
Shoes: Any pink ballet shoe
Creative Movement and Ballet/Jazz 1 - Your choice of leotards, tights, and ballet skirts.
Shoes: Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes in Ballet Pink - We sell in studio
Level 2/3/4 - Solid black leotard & pink convertible tights. A thin skirt is allowed but will be removed during bar routines.
Shoes: Any style of Capezio, Bloch, Sansha, or Grishko canvas ballet shoe - Pink
Littles Hip Hop - Dancers can wear any color or style of dancewear, but we ask that they do not wear jeans, skirts, or other clothing that they cannot move easily in.
Shoes: Low Top Black and White Chuck Taylor Converse (off Brands are ok if match)
Level 1/2/3/4 - Dancers can wear any color or style of dancewear, but we ask that they do not wear jeans, skirts, or other clothing that they cannot move easily in.
Shoes: Low Top Black and White Chuck Taylor Converse (off Brands are ok if match)
Level 2/3/4 - Dancers can wear any color or style of leotard or dance crop with shorts, leggings, or thin skirt.
Shoes: Capezio Footundeez Lyrical Half Sole or So Danca Metatarsal Protector Lyrical Half Sole (This is dancer's preference)
Level 1/2/3/4 - Dancers can wear any color or style of leotard with shorts, leggings, or thin skirt.
Shoes: Any style nude/tan slip on jazz shoe like Bloch "Neo Flex' Slip-On Jazz Shoes in Tan/Nude - We sell a style in studio
Level 1/2/3- Dancers can wear any color or style of leotard with shorts, leggings, or thin skirt.
Shoes: Can wear any ballet or jazz shoes for classes. Performance shoes will be discussed in class.
Level 4 - Dancers can wear any color or style of leotard with shorts, leggings, or sheer skirt.
Shoes: Tan Character Shoes - Brand TBA
We encourage all students to practice at home. Age appropriate "homework" will be given to help dancers excel. This is optional but strongly encouraged.
At Expression Dance Studio we feel the opportunity to perform in a recital is an exciting, empowering, and confidence building part of the dance education process. Dancers will learn about theatre, rehearsals and teamwork while they enjoy the opportunity to showcase their skills in a big production! Recital is when dancers can show their hard work and family and friends can share in the pride of their achievement. We love giving all students the chance to perform in front of their family and friends in a supportive environment. Our families will be first to know when recital dates and location are finalized.
**Nutcracker Performances and Recitals are mandatory with the exception of emergencies
Rehearsals give the stars of our show a chance to practice on the big stage! They can overcome some of the jitters that may hit when the lights come on. Rehearsals can be time consuming, but it's also a fun and rewarding experience and is very important to make sure all costumes are properly fit, to practice the all studio number, and be sure our show runs smoothly!
**Dress rehearsals are mandatory with the exception of emergencies