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FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can attend Jacqueline's School of Dance?

We offer classes on both a recreational and a competitive level in several different disciplines. Our Twinkle-Toes dancers start as young as three years old.

Is this purely recreational?

JSOD has found a healthy balance between fun and the discipline of dance . Our instructors provide an enthusiastic environment allowing the dancers the opportunity to have fun while being challenged. Our recreational students can enroll in one class per week or as many as they wish. Our "open door to all those who wish to dance" philosophy remains strong.

I am interested in the competitive program?

We do offer competitive programs for dancers 6 years and up. The instructors select dancers from the recreational stream to train 4 plus hours a week. We attend 3 to 4 competitions a year. We would be happy to arrange an evaluation and meeting with Jacqueline. We are extremely proud of our elite dance team and welcome new members.

How do I register?

FIND FALL REGISTRATION INFO HERE!

What are the hours of the studio?

The dance studio is open seven days a week. On Monday to Friday (Labour Day -mid June), we are open 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturdays we open from 8:30am to 4:30pm. and Sundays we are open 9:00am - 1:30pm .Please feel free to drop in for a tour and please bring your dancer. We would love to meet both of you. At this time we will be happy to give you further information on prices, schedules and uniforms. We are also available by phone during the day at 905-420-7399. 

What's the success behind Jacqueline's School of Dance?

Our success has been due to a number of factors, but primarily because we treat each and every one of our dancers and their families equally and enthusiastically. We are committed to detail and have positioned Jacqueline's to offer top quality dance instruction at a fair and reasonable price. Most importantly, we recognize that your child is coming to us every week to have fun, learn, and feel good about themselves.

Has Jacqueline's School of Dance ever won any awards?

Jacqueline's School of Dance has been the recipient of the prestigious Ajax Pickering News Advertiser Readers Choice Award for the Best Dance Studio for seven out of the nine years with 2012 being our most recent win. Our competitive teams dance every year in competitions in southern Ontario as well as out of province. Their individual successes are too many to list here, but we would love you to visit our studio and see the awards and accomplishments of our troupe. Last year a number of our dancers were featured on television too!

How many times a week should I dance?

That is entirely up to you. If your schedule is busy and you are looking for a recreational program we can schedule you in for one or two classes weekly. If you want more from dance and can commit to more classes, we can accommodate that too!

Am I allowed to watch my child in class?

All classes are closed to parents so teachers and students can retain their focus without distraction. You are able to view the class via a closed circuit monitor. Parent Observation Days are held before the Christmas Break. Parents are encouraged to attend with both video and still cameras.

What do I wear to dance?

Each class has a uniform guide which you will be given to you with your registration package. We do have a mandatory dress code. Each class is defined by a different leotard colour for girls. This also becomes the base of their year end recital costume. Male students are required to wear a white shirt and black pants. See our uniform guide.

What is my payment obligation?

Our weekly classes run from mid September through mid June. Each class receives 35 lessons in the year. Holidays are not included. We have divided our fees into 5 equal installments which are due Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar, and May 1st by post-dated cheque or pre-authorized credit card. If your child was to become unhappy in the program or you need to withdraw from the school you are only obligated for the pay period we are in at the time. All other post-dated cheques can be picked up.

Is it ever too late to start?

Absolutely not!! If you want to learn to dance then we will find the right class for you. Generally every class is based on age and ability. It is very important to the students to fit in socially. We keep our classes to a one year span up until age 7 and a two year span for students over 8. We offer classes for students as young as three right up to adult. For every class we have a beginners level as well as a more experienced group. If you are unsure as to where you fit in please feel free to call or come for a visit.

How much are the costumes for the Spring Showcase?

Our recreational costume costs vary from class to class. For our younger dancers we utilize the colourful uniform leotards and thus keep the cost under $45.00. Our older dancers costumes range between $40.00-$90.00. All combo and jazz/tap classes generally wear one costume for all routines.


Where do you hold your Spring Showcase recital?

Our recitals are held in the theatres of local Collegiates. These facilities are large and very accommodating and it keeps the costs down for parents.

 
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