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 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 3:15-7:15pm. In addition, the studio is also open for class on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings (9:30-11:30). 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. Usually, our creative movement classes are limited to 8 students/class, our 5/6 combo classes are limited to 10 students/class. However, this season ALL classes are limited due to social distancing requirements.  Please contact the front desk with more specific number questions.

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. 

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 before the 2nd of the month to avoid tuition auto-draft.  

Can my child make-up a class?

For the 2020-21 season, all classes will be live ZOOMED.  This gives a dancer the opportunity to either attend the class from home if they aren't feeling well or safe coming to class, OR to watch the recorded class at a later date as a make-up.  Live make-up classes will not be offered for the 2020-21 season.

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 (any color), black TAP SHOES, pink ballet shoes (boys wear black shoes) (skirts are fine)

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz classes Dress Code


  • (ballet)  PINK TIGHTS and ANY BLACK Leotard, hair pulled up in bun, braid, etc
  • (tap) Black Tap shoes (transition to oxford tap shoes)
  • (jazz) any color leotard, shorts or leggings (tights optional), tan jazz shoes
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
  • (jr) activewear and clean athletic shoes
  • (level 1) activewear and tan jazz shoes
  • (level 2) activewear and tan pedinis
  • (level 3 and 4) activewear and tan character heels
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, tan jazz shoes (lyrical may be barefoot, turners, or jazz shoes – NO FOOT UNDEES)

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

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 located?

2641 Forest Creek Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 828-4232

Office Hours

  • M-Th: 9am-9pm
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 9am-1pm
  • Sunday: closed
During the school year, we always have someone available in the office to answer questions during the office hours listed above. In addition, the studio is open for class Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings (9:30a-11:30a). Please call for summer hours, as they vary week to week.