Frequently Asked Questions
1) What kinds of classes do you offer?
A: We offer classes in all distinctions, from ballet and tap to acro and hip-hop. Click here for an overview of our class offerings.
2) When do classes start and end?
A: Our seasons generally run from September through June, just before our summer recital. For instance, our 2019/2020 season began on September 3rd and runs through June 4th. This includes all recreational and competitive dancers; adult classes and Twinkle Tot classes are "session" classes, and maintain their own unique schedules.
Check out our Calendar for the latest information on important class dates.
3) What is your Academy program, and how is it different from your Line & Crew and Recrational programs?
A: Established in 1994, our Academy program is our most rigorous competitive program, which has been regionally and nationally recognized for excellence in technique and choreography. Fenton Dance Academy (FDA) was named Dupree Dance's 2019 "Class Act" studio of the year. Our FDA dancers compete at 3 regional competitions each year, and a national competition every-other year. Our Line & Crew and Pre-Academy dancers compete at 1 regional competition a year.
4) When is your recital and does my dancer participate?
A: Our recital is held every year in June. Our 2020 recital is June 12-13. We host a total of 3 shows - a Friday evening, a Saturday matinee, and a Saturday evening show. All classes - with the exception of non-performance classes - perform a piece in our recital. Not all pieces perform in every show. Your dancer will receive their performance schedule in April.
5) What is a non-performance class?
A: Our non-performance classes are technique-based classes, and do not perform a piece in our annual recital. Read more about these non-performance technique classes, and check out our Schedule for listing of when these classes are available.
6) What does my dancer need for class?
A: Each class adheres to a strict dress code. This not only brings a level of professionalism to the classroom, it also helps minimize distractions. Check out our most recent Dancewear Requirements sheet for the most up-to-date dancewear guidelines.
7) How much do classes cost?
A: The cost of classes is dependent upon what program you're enrolled in; Academy pricing, for example, is a bit different than recreational pricing. Check out our Rate Sheet for our most recent pricing, and review our Schedule page for an overview of class offerings. You can also download our Program Reference Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of price points per program. Please note: performance classes (classes that perform in our Annual Recital) will require costumes, which cost $60/dancer/routine. Additional shoes and tights may be required.
8) When and how do I pay?
A: Tuition is due on the 1st of the month. A late fee of $20 will be posted to your account for any payments not received by the 10th. For Session Classes, full payment is due at time of registration. No monthly fee or contract required.
You can pay online via our Parent Portal, or you can pay in-studio by dropping your payment in 1 of our 2 payment boxes. (1 located inside Suite C next to the door, and 1 located inside Suite A near the snack bar.) If the studio is not open when you drop of payment, please place the payment in a sealed envelope and place in mailbox A.
9) At what age can my kiddo start dancing?
A: We accept dancers from 2 years old to 92 years old! Generally our classes are organized by age accordingly:
Twinkle Tots: 2 - 3 years old
Pre-Dance 1: 3.5 - 5 years old
Pre-Dance 2: 4 - 5 years old
Kinder: 5 - 6 years old
Primary: 7 - 10 years old
Tween: 10 - 13 years old
10) When are you open?
A: Our office is open Monday through Thursday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm. We offer classes Monday through Thursday. We are located in downtown Fenton, right behind the Fenton Firehall.
11) How do I become a student?
A: Great question! Head over to our "Become a Student" page. We're excited to talk with you!