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Studio Five Dance Company encourages ongoing membership for consistency in training and personal relationships, both with fellow students and teachers. With fees payable each month, becoming a student means you’ll have access to our regular newsletters and studio events.

New students are invited to get started with a free trial class, view our class programs below and contact us to discuss any questions you may have. Alternatively, click on the program you’re interested in to sign up online.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do classes start?
How much is tuition?
Where is the recital?
When is the recital?
How many classes can my child take?
What do we need for class?
When does registration close?
Can I sit in class and watch?
What if my child doesn’t like it?
When do classes start?

Classes run from August – June of each year. They typically begin the 3rd week of August. Recital is our culminating event for the season. It is typically the first weekend in June.

How much is tuition?

Tuition Scale for 2020-2021

30 minute Class$400/year or 10 monthly payments of $40
45 minute Class$500/year or 10 monthly payments of $50
1 hour Class$600/year or 10 monthly payments of $60
1.5 hour Class$750/year or 10 monthly payments of $75

Take 2 classes – receive a 15% discount on your tuition total.

Take 3 classes – receive a 20% discount on your tuition total.

Take 4+ classes – receive a 25% discount on your tuition total.

Example: You sign up for a 30 minute tap class ($40/month), a 30 minute jazz class ($40/month), a 30 minute clogging class ($40/month), and a 30 minute hip hop class ($40/month). Add up the tuition for all 4 classes: $40+$40+$40+$40 = $160. 4+ classes = 25% discount. $160 x 25% =$40 discount. Total tuition will be $120/month. 

Where is the recital?

We hold our recital at the brand new Fuquay Varina Arts Center. You purchase your tickets from Dance Recital Ticketing. This way there is no fighting over seats, having to get there extra early, bringing extra bags to save your seats, etc. You get to choose your seats just like you do when you purchase Broadway tickets!

When is the recital?

We typically hold our recital on the first Saturday in June. Dress rehearsal is usually the Thursday and Friday evenings before the recital. We will have exact times for dress rehearsal and the recital in January.

How many classes can my child take?

If your child is 3-6 years old, we recommend that he/she take only one class per week. The Tippy Toes/Tappy Feet program will provide your child with everything he/she needs at this age.

If your child is 7 and up, he/she may take as many classes as he/she wants. Being well versed in several styles is always a good idea. Each genre of dance is a separate class. We highly recommend that all dancers take ballet, as it is the foundation for all dance, and will allow your child to be successful in whatever styles he/she desires later on. We are happy to make recommendations. Please contact us.

What do we need for class?

For your trial class, we recommend your child wears comfortable clothing – leggings and a tshirt – something easy to move and stretch in. We have a swap box of shoes that your child can borrow for their trial class. Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your trial class so that we have time to find shoes.

Please click HERE for class the appropriate shoes and attire for each class. Once registered, these are the shoes and clothing that your child will need. We recommend ordering from our dance wear online store. Stop by the studio any night during regular hours to get sized for shoes.

When does registration close?

We take registrations all year long. Participation in the recital is dependent upon costume availability. It is best to start in August as the students are learning technique and building skills throughout the entire year.

Can I sit in class and watch?

We have video cameras in all of our classrooms. The video feeds are on the T.V. in the lobby. This is a great way to see your child without disrupting the class.

Our teachers are all wonderful, caring individuals. If they feel like your child needs you they will come and get you. Please allow our teachers to build a relationship with your child, comfort her when she misses you, and help her to gain independence. It takes some students 4-6 weeks to really get used to the class.

Should the teachers have any concerns about your child, they will share them with you. It is very normal for little ones to do nothing at times, to cry when you leave, to sit and watch, or to have difficulty staying on their spot. Our teachers are trained in toddler behavior and know exactly how to handle all of these situations. Please communicate with the teacher if you have any questions or concerns about what your child is doing in class. 99.9% of the time it is normal behavior.

What if my child doesn’t like it?

Give your child 4-6 weeks to get used to coming to class. If he/she is coming home and practicing what is learned in class, that is a great sign!

It is normal to feel overwhelmed when you first start a class. Give your son or daughter time to adjust. Talk to the teacher and share your concerns. Most of the time the feelings are normal and will level out once your child gets comfortable. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. If we all feel like your child is not enjoying the class, has not gained confidence and improved in his/her skills within 90 days, we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Features and Benefits

Small class sizes

To ensure your child receives individualized instruction, we purposefully limit classes to no more than 15 students for ages 7 and up, and no more than 12 students for the Tippy Toes and Tappy Feet classes.

Personal relationships

Positive relationships are our first priority. Everyone who enters the studio is greeted with a smile. We take time to get to know the names of each student and their families. Our door is always open and we love it when you stop in to chat.

Professional Educators

All instructors hold degrees in education and/or professional dance experience.

We only hire people who we would trust with our own children.

Appropriate and Modest

Music is always appropriate for families and kids, costumes are tasteful and modest and choreography is developmentally appropriate.  We believe kids should be kids for as long as possible and we do what is right, not what is popular.

Family Friendly Environment

Parents are welcome to stay and get some work done at our work stations in the lobby, get a cup of coffee from the Keurig, or get to know some of the other parents. Bring your younger kids – we don’t mind!

Growth Mindset

We help each child grow and develop as a performer at his/her own pace. Our choreography is created to highlight each student’s strengths while also building their technical skills. We strive to make learning fun, yet challenging.

We Build Confidence

S5DC works to help each child gain self confidence. There are so many negative messages coming at our kids daily. We believe kids need a safe place to grow, learn, and create. Our kids leave us with the confidence to take on the world!

Watch Classes

There are two cameras in each studio. Sit in the comfort of the lobby and watch your child’s class. You can keep up on what is happening in class while enjoying a cup of coffee. Watch your child grow in technique and confidence.

Opportunities

We believe every child should have the opportunity to share their love of dance. We offer all students, not just company members, the opportunity to dance in the Christmas parades, volunteer at Retirement homes, dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and participate in studio social events and Master Class workshops.

WE’RE 5 STAR RATED

Join Our Dance Family

To apply for one of our Dance Programs, please complete the form below or contact Meghan Retseck, our Director, on 9195779955 to get started.

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