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.
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!
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.
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.
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 March 1st.
tights, leotard (any color), black TAP SHOES, pink ballet shoes (boys wear black shoes) (skirts are fine)
- (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
- (jr) activewear and clean athletic shoes
- (beg) activewear and tan jazz shoes
- (int) activewear and tan pedinis
- (adv) activewear and tan character heels
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.)
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.
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!