Why dance?

Dancing is a fabulous individual as well as team activity, and children learn discipline, focus and collaboration as well as dance technique.


Why choose Studio West?

We are a fun and focussed studio that truly celebrate dance and the power found within it. Our teachers are passionate about their craft and will inspire you children to express themselves and do their best.


When do classes start, and when do they end?

Classes begin the first week of September and run through to the year end show in mid-June. Once you register your child, you will receive a full schedule in Septembefor the entire year, including breaks over the winter and spring, and year-end show dates.


What does my child wear to class?

Proper attire is required for each class.  This information is detailed on our dress code page.


What if my child misses a class?

If your child is ill or you are heading on vacation, please give us a call at the office so that we may notify the teacher.  We do not, however, offer reimbursement or make up classes for these reasons.  If a class is cancelled by the studio a make up class time will be offered.


What else do I need to consider?

 

It is important to consider dance a commitment for the whole year.  As the children learn and perform a routine together, if one child is missing it can negatively affect the group.  Performances can be during the day on weekdays, this will require arrangements to be made to ensure your child is present at all events.  Attendance at competitions and performances is mandatory as discussed at registration.


What if my child doesn't want to “compete”?

No problem – we offer both competitive and non-competitive (recreational) classes.


Why do I need to come in to register?

We require several forms to be completed and signed for your child’s registration and we require the opportunity to discuss payment options and policies with you.


What are the costs involved?

 

Monthly fees include the cost of classes only. Additional costs to consider include registration fee ($25 for new dancers and $20 for returning dancers), dance clothes and shoes (Your child will also require the proper dance attire for class, including proper footwear. This varies for each dance form), costumes, and competition fees (if you are going into company). A fee schedule is available at the studio. Class fees are paid monthly through post dated cheques or pre-authorized bank payment.


What forms of payment do you accept?

 

Class fees can be paid:

  • in full at the beginning of the year via cash, cheque or credit card, or
  • monthly via post dated cheques or pre-authorized debit. 

Registration fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid by via cash, cheque or credit card. 

Costume and competition entry fees must be paid at the time of registration, and can be paid via post-dated cheque or pre-authorized debit and are spread out over the first few months of classes.  Please discuss with us at registration.


Do I pay less in months when there are fewer classes? (e.g. in December?)

No, we take your total annual fees and divide it by 10 to make each monthly payment the same. You then pay “ten equal instalments” for the whole year’s fees.


Are there studio photos taken?

Yes! We do both group and individual photos in the Spring of each class. These are great keepsakes, and although purchase is optional we encourage your child to take part in all photos as a memento to the others in their group.


Who dances in the year-end performance?

All dancers will perform at least once in our year end show in June. It is a fun and exciting way to wrap up a year of hard work! Dancers are not required to pay to perform, the theatre costs are covered by the studio. Anyone wishing to watch the show from the audience is required to purchase a ticket (including dancers). Tickets will be available for sale in June.


Have a question that we did not answer here? Give us a call at (604) 940-9933 or email us your question, and we will respond as soon as we can.