Why should I choose TDC?
The Dance Centre has been a leader in dance education in Rocky River, Ohio, for more than 3 decades, providing a positive, welcoming and challenging environment for every dancer. The experience is about much more than teaching our students to dance. Through dance, we seek to cultivate long term development of character, wellness, and healthy athleticism. With a strong belief in versatile dance training as well as age-appropriate instruction and choreography, TDC focuses on quality education, performance, community, and character to encourage dancers to grow in discipline, self-motivation, teamwork, and confidence. Our goal is for TDC students to grow not only as dancers, but as leaders in our community.
Does TDC compete at dance competitions?
Select Club TDC Teams, Gravity & Star Girlz, attend one competition a year. However, attending dance competitions/conventions is not the focus of our program. Many of our Club TDC Teams allow dancers to pursue other extracurricular activities and school commitments!
TDC used to compete regularly and while we value the concept of healthy competition as a motivator for our students, we’ve shifted our focus away from competition and towards programming and performance opportunities that better serve our students and families, and align more closely with TDC’s values, mission, and high standards of ethics and integrity.
We’ve found that our dancers continue to train at a high level and gain important performance skills through other performance opportunities that aim to serve our community through dance. Our students have learned the importance of philanthropy and have grown in character, confidence, and leadership through our annual Benefit Show and implementation of Girls Geared for Greatness Programming. We’ve found that our TDC community and studio culture have been positively impacted through this shift!
When does the 2022-2023 season begin?
Monday, September 18, 2023
When is the 2022-2023 Season Finale?
Thursday, June 13 & Friday, June 14, 2024
Where can I stay up to date on important studio announcements and key dates?
Our primary way to communicate is via email. We also recommend that you check the Parent Portal Announcements Page.
How much are the classes, and how do I pay?
Pricing varies, depending on the class, camp, workshop, or intensive selected.
Please see our tuition page where you will find general tuition information.
You can easily pay via the TDC Parent Portal! Tuition is collected in full, or monthly, by automatic credit card transaction, or by automatic pre-authorized (ACH) payments, upon registration from September 2023- June 2024.
What does my registration fee cover?
The annual registration fee covers administrative costs. A registration fee of $40.00 for 1 dancer or $60.00 per family will be charged for the 2023-2024 season. If registering for a 6-week session or summer classes only, a registration fee of $25.00 will be charged. If registering for a second, 6-week session during the 23-24 season, you will be charged the remaining balance of $15.00 for a single student registration fee, or the balance of the family fee if a second student is registered.
How do I know which classes I should take?
Returning Students will receive custom class recommendations, specific to each individual dancer prior to open enrollment.
New Students- we are often able to recommend a dancer to a level based on prior experience and/or age. However, we may encourage new students to take a trial class. This will allow our staff the opportunity to correctly place your dancer in a level. Levels are re-visited and assigned each season with the student’s best interest and development in mind.
What happens if I miss a class?
If you are unable to make your dance class, we recommend scheduling a makeup class. We also request you notify us via email of any upcoming absence.
Make-up classes must be scheduled through our office prior to the day you plan to attend. This is to ensure adequate space in the classroom. Make-up classes should be made within 4 weeks of the missed class, used during a paid month, and scheduled in a class of appropriate level approved by TDC Teachers and the Director.
Please note: we do not refund or prorate tuition for missed classes.
What if my child wants to change or drop a class after the season has begun?
Students are allowed to drop classes in the first semester from October 1, 2023 through December 17, 2023. Any student dropping out of classes during this time will be responsible for tuition through the end of that pay period. For example, if written notice is given any time between October 1 through 31, tuition is still due for the full month of October and no partial or full refunds will be issued. Written notice via email is required at least 7 business days prior to the next pay period as payments are charged on the 1st of each month. For example, if you give written notice that your child is dropping a class or classes on September 22, you will not be responsible for the next pay period (October) and any pay period thereafter. Should you or your child stop attending classes, but you do not give written notice prior to the next pay period, you will be responsible for future tuition payments until written notice is provided.
As of receipt of your enrollment, September prorated tuition will be charged and there are NO REFUNDS for the first month of lessons in September 2023, regardless of the number of classes enrolled in and attended.
What do I wear to class?
Dress code varies by class, but we request all black attire for most classes. Click here for dress code information.
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For over three decades, The Dance Centre has provided the highest quality dance education, impacting thousands of students in Northeast Ohio. Through top-notch & age-appropriate instruction, a supportive and positive community, and versatile programming, TDC cultivates long term development of character and wellness that encourages dancers to grow in discipline, self-motivation, leadership, teamwork, and confidence!
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