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 Where and when do I register my child for classes?
 

Our Fall classes do begin in September, We take enrollment through December. However classes fill quickly and then a waiting list may occur, so it is highly recommended that new students sign up in August. Enrollment can be done by calling any of our studios or e-mailing  gelsdancers@aol.com

Do you charge an enrollment fee?

 

Many studios charge this fee  for paperwork and setting up students in classes, We do not.

How young do you take students?

We take students starting at age 2 1/2 However we go on each individual student. We find sometimes many are ready at 2 or 3 and some may want to wait till age 4. Students are ready when they can participate in a class setting and able to listen to the instructor without having anxiety about leaving Mommy!  We will try several times with a student as many are just nervous. But if a student still shows anxiety after a few attempts it maybe better to wait till the next session starts.

 When is your recital and is it mandatory we do it?

 

Our recitals are scheduled for the last week in May.We finalize this is Sept and send a note to our students with the confirmation..  Participation is not mandatory but highly encouraged about 98% of our students do the performance, We find it is a huge reward and confidence booster for all that participate.

 I have heard so much about your competitive teams. Do you offer classes for the student just wanting fun?

 

We are considered a competitive studio, However we have many students taking class for fun & social benefits. Many are wanting to audition for High school dance teams and brush up on basic moves. Dance is also great for the cheerleader and gives great coordination for the athlete. Our recreational program is also wonderful for developmennt in pre-school and school age children alike.

Are all studios the same...???

 

No.. When we talk to anyone we suggest attending recitals of any dance school you are interested in, It shows exactly what the studio teaches and  what you can expect your child to learn...Dance schools are a business but remember you are investing on your childs dance education. As in all businesses..:" You get what you pay for " comes to mind.

What is your cancellation policy???

If a child or Parent decide to no longer take at the studio, a e-mail or phone call must be made to the location the student was enrolled at. This is a courtesy to the studio as there maybe a waiting list for student waiting to enter class..There are NO REFUNDS!!! However depending on the circumstance we may issue you a credit at the studio for future dance classes.

Can I order all my shoes and clothing at the studio???

You sure can!!! Debi owner of the Dance Shoppe is available most days at the studio..If she is not there ,there is someone in the office to take your orders. We are also working on a link on this website so you can order straight on line!! It will pop up all items we use at the studio and it  will be delivered  straight to your house for your convienence.

If I miss class ,can i make up at another location???

Absolutely!!!!  In fact we encourage you to take advantage of our other locations...We have Gel's Dance Centres located in Vienna WV, Marietta Oh, Harrisville WV.  You can also make up classes at our Affliate studio " Michele's One Step Up Studio" In St Mary's

Do you have try-outs for your teams????

No , Every March we invite new members to our teams. We find trying out at a young age can be extremely harmful to the students confidence, especially  if they do not make  their desired team.  If a student shows potential and is willing to work , we have a team available for just about everyone. We have competitive teams that practice only twice a month and then we have the more intense students practicing several hours per week . Our beginner  program can provide a competitive outlook for students without countless hours in the studio and hundreds of dollars in competitive fees.

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