When do classes begin for the 2020-2021 dance season?
All classes begin on August 17, 2020! Register now to secure your spot in one of our classes!
What makes NSDC different than other studios?
Anyone can dance here! We offer a variety of classes for every level and for ages 2 years old to adult. Check out our different dance programs to find the best fit for you! We also strive to create a positive and safe environment for all of our classes! We want every student to feel empowered when they leave a class!
At what age can dancers start taking class?
Dancers can begin taking classes at 2 years old. Dancers must be potty trained and have to be independent of parents to attend class.
How much do dance shoes and costumes cost?
Dance shoes and costumes vary in cost. If you choose to register for classes, you will be notified of all fees before being charged for them.
How do you become a competitive dancer?
All dancers are required to audition for placement in our competitive program. Auditions will take place in August 2020. For more information about the competitive program feel free to attend an interest meeting or contact us through email or a phone call.
When is recital?
Recital is the studio's annual show in May. The exact date as of now is TBD. Once the date is set, all registered dancers will be notified.
Can parents watch classes?
Our classes are closed to viewing. This means that the only ones allowed in the studio during class are dancers and staff members. Parents will be invited into the studio to watch the dancers' progress on the last class meeting of every month. Parents may also be invited in at anytime by the instructor.
What is the commitment for a recreational dancer?
Recreational dancers typically meet one day of the week for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Recreational dancers are expected to attend classes. Dancers are also required to attend dress rehearsal and recital.
What are fundamental classes?
Some dancers may choose to focus only on improving their technique by taking fundamental classes. Fundamental dancers attend classes about twice a week for about 2 to 4 hours a week. There is no performance requirement for fundamental classes. Competitive dancers also take fundamental classes.
My dancer wants to keep dancing after high school. What is the next step?
There are so many dance possibilities for your high school graduate! Some opportunities include; pursuing a dance degree from an university or conservatory, being a member of a college dance team, taking classes at a dance studio or school for fun, performing on a cruise ship, joining a professional dance company, performing on or off broadway, being a dance instructor, becoming a company's artistic director, dance costume design, backstage crew, and more. The possibilities are limitless!
What is the dress code?
Dancers are expected to wear comfortable athletic clothes. For example, leggings, tank tops, t-shirts, and shorts. For fundamental classes, dancers are required to wear fitted dance wear. This is leotards, tights, leggings, and shorts. Ballet skirts may be worn to ballet class. It is crucial for dancers to wear the correct attire so the proper alignment can be seen. The proper shoes should always been worn to class as well. Hair should be pull back out of the face and secured. No dangling jewelry is allowed. This includes earrings that hang, loose bracelets, and necklaces.
What is the difference between the recreational, fundamental, and competitive programs?
The level of commitment is the biggest difference between the programs. The recreational dancers typically meet once a week for 30 minutes to 2 hours. They have one performance for each routine at recital. Fundamental dancers typically meet twice a week for 2 to 4 hours a week. The focus of this program is dance education. There is no required performance for fundamental classes. Competitive dancers typically attend classes 2 to 4 days a week for 2.5 to 6 hours a week. There are multiple performance opportunities for competitive dancers including regional and national dance competitions and recital.