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Frequently Asked Questions

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Below you will find answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see your question, please call or email us, we would be happy to help. For recital questions, please visit the recital page.

What does my child need for dance class and do you have a dress code?

Greater Austin Dance Academy does not have a strict dress code in terms of colors. However we require the following depending on which class your child is taking.

Intro to Movement Dress Code

tights, leotard, pink ballet shoes (skirts are fine)

Creative movement I Dress Code

tights, leotard, pink ballet shoes (skirts are fine)

Creative movement II Dress Code

tights, leotard, black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes (skirts are fine)

Ballet Tap COMBO I and II

tights, leotard, black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes (skirts are fine)

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz classes Dress Code

For Level 1 and higher BALLET CLASSES – we require a black leotard and pink tights (along with ballet shoes).  Buns are encouraged, but hair must be up and away from face (hair should not be able to reach the corner of the eyes).

For Level 1 and higher TAP – black tap shoes are worn.  By level 2 we encourage tappers to start moving into an oxford (lace-up_ tap.  By level 3 we require it.

For level 1 and higher JAZZ classes – form fitting activewear (tights are not required).  Level I and II uses a black jazz shoe.  Level III and higher may use black OR tan depending on recital costume.  Either color is fine for class.

Boys Dress Code

For ballet classes, boys generally wear a black pant or athletic shorts, with a white t-shirt. Black ballet shoes are worn, black jazz shoes, or lace up black tap shoes.

Musical Theater Dress Code

activewear for all musical theater classes

JR and Beginning use a black jazz shoe OR clean sneaker is fine for class.

INTERMEDIATE will use a Pedini Lyrical sandal in TAN (small raised heel)

ADVANCED will use a tan character heel (jr heels are fine).

Boys wear a black dress shoe or jazz shoe

Hip-Hop Dress Code

comfortable clothing and hip-hop sneakers. (Any pair of sneakers are fine, but they must ONLY be used for dance class so as not to bring outside dirt and debris.)

Drill Prep, Lyrical, Street Jazz Dress Code

Dance pants and any form fitting tank or t-shirt, jazz shoes (contemp may be barefoot, jazz shoes or turners – NO FOOT UNDEES)

Please speak with the director if you have any other questions concerning proper attire.

What services do you provide?

Greater Austin Dance Academy offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, leaps and flexibility, hip-hop, musical theater, contemporary, lyrical, street jazz and drill prep.  We have classes for children ages 2 – 18!

What are your hours?

During the school year, we always have someone available in the office to answer questions Monday – Thursday 9am-12noon and 3pm-8pm. In addition, the studio is also open for class on Saturday mornings 9am-12noon. Please call for summer hours, as they vary week to week.

What holidays do you observe?

Greater Austin Dance Academy operates on the same school-year calendar as the Round Rock school district. Therefore, we are closed for the Thanksgiving holidays, winter holidays, and spring break. Please check with the studio in regards to Monday holidays. Often, we will still have classes even though students may be out of school on these days. Remember, monthly tuition is based on the full year. Therefore, tuition is never prorated due to holidays nor absences.

How many students are in each dance class?

Greater Austin Dance Academy believes in limiting class sizes so that your child gets the attention he/she deserves from the dance instructor. Our creative movement classes are limited to 8 students/class, our 5/6 combo classes are limited to 10 students/class. Please call the studio for other class sizes.

How long is the dance class session of classes?

Greater Austin Dance Academy operates on a school calendar. Therefore, fall classes start after Labor Day and run through the end of May. While we do take registrations throughout the fall and early January, it is best for students to begin the full year with a class. This ensures their understanding of the technique and curriculum designed for their age level.

Do you have a recital?

Yes, Greater Austin Dance Academy believes every student should have a chance to show-off the hard work and artistic side of dance. Therefore, an end-of-year recital is scheduled each year at the end of May. The fall semester is spent focusing on technique. Then, after the holiday break, classes will begin putting their steps and technique together into their dances for the end of year recital! While it is not mandatory that each child participates, GADA builds all recital costs into monthly tuition rates for your convenience!

Can my child take a month off from dance class?

No, because we believe in limiting class sizes, students cannot come and go throughout the year. Curriculum is designed from Sept-May and attendance is necessary for students and to hold a child’s place in class. If your child does wish to discontinue his/her dance class before the end of the year, written notice MUST be given to the front office by the last day of the month prior to your last month. (For example, if you wish to drop in February, written notice must be received by January 31st.) The May tuition paid at registration would then be used as the last month tuition.

Can my child make-up a class?

Yes! We strongly encourage your child to make-up classes due to absences or illness. Please have him/her attend any class of a same or lower level. See the front desk if you have any questions about which classes to attend for make-ups. All make-ups should occur within one month of the original absence. Due to recital preparations, we do not allow make-ups after February 1st.

My child is advanced for her age, can she bump into the next level?

All classes are designed for a specific age. There are always students who don’t quite fit into this breakdown. We’re happy to evaluate your child if you feel a different level is needed, but we’ll ask to view his/her dancing in the current level first. Remember – many factors go into deciding a dancers level besides just dance ability. Attention span, muscle development, brain development, focus, and technique are all factors considered when evaluating a student’s dance level.

What kind of credentials do your instructors have?

All of our instructors either have or are actively pursuing college degrees related to the dance field. In addition, GADA takes great time training teachers so that consistent curriculum is taught between classes and various teachers. Please feel free to read specific teacher backgrounds on our faculty page of the website!

If you have other questions not answered here, please feel free to contact us either through the website, phone, or drop by – we’re happy to speak with you further!

Where is GADA

2641 Forest Creek Drive,
Round Rock, TX 78665
Phone: (512) 828-4232
admin@greateraustindance.com

Office Hours

M-Th: 9am-12noon and 3pm-8pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: 9am-12noon
Sunday: closed

During the school year, we always have someone available in the office to answer questions during the office hours listed above.  Please call for summer hours, as they vary week to week.

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