What’s the earliest age a dancer can start?
Our youngest dancers start in the Mommy & Me class with the youngest dancers is 18months old. Our next step is Combo 1 which is an introductory dance class starting at 2 years old.
How do I know which class to enroll my child in?
Dancers ages 2 years through 5 years are placed in classes based on their age and age 6 and up start classes within their age levels and within 30 days your PDS teacher will work with your family to place you in the best class by skill level. Specific class offerings are broken down by age can be found here. For placement of your dancer age 6 or older please contact us.
How long is a session?
We offer a ten-month session that follows the Deer Valley Unified School District calendar, running from August-May. During the summer months, we offer camps, workshops, and punch-card classes.
How do I register my child for a class?
Registration for new dancers and returning students can be completed via our parent portal online.
How do I pay my tuition?
Monthly tuition is automatically withdrawn on the 1st of every month (August-May) from the credit card or bank account on file. You may opt-out of automatic payments by submitting payment for the entire semester/year at the time of registration.
Are there any other expenses outside of tuition?
There is an annual registration fee (currently waived), costume fee, and recital fee. More information on these fees can be found on our parent information page.
What should my dancer wear to class?
Our dress code ensures that students receive the best possible instruction, minimize injury, increase focus, and develop a strong sense of self-confidence and studio unity. More information about our dress code can be found here.
Where can I purchase dance-wear?
Everything your dancer needs for class can be purchased at the Phoenix Dance Supply (PDS) Store located at the studio. We carry a large inventory of shoes, leotards, dance-wear, and tights and are happy to order in what you require if we do not have it in your size. Visit our boutique during studio office hours and we will make sure your dancer has everything they need for class. You can also purchase dance-wear online through Nathalie Dance CO.
Can my dancer try out a class before enrolling?
Yes, we offer a free trial week (max of 4 classes) until end of 2020. Please contact us to arrange your class.
I missed fall registration in August, can I still enroll?
Yes, we accept new dancers throughout the school year, availability class spots permitting.
Can I observe dance classes each week?
At PDS we have a "closed class" policy and ask that parents watch their dancer thru CCTV streaming on large flat-screen TVs for parents to view in the lobby. We love to have "parent observation weeks" towards the end of each session where we invite all of our parents in to watch, and in some cases even participate in class activities with their dancer.
My dancer is older and has no dance experience, are there classes for him/her?
We have classes for students of all ages and ability levels. Please contact us so we can help identify where the best place to start is.
Do you offer classes for boys?
Boys are welcome to enroll in any of our dance classes, we also offer a boys only hip hop class and a boys-only tumbling/acro class.
Do you offer classes for adults?
For adults, we offer adult ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. Not looking for a dance class? We offer Yoga, Barre Fitness and Pilates. Dance is a great way to learn musicality, coordination, balance, and social skills at any age. We know adult life comes with many responsibilities and changing schedules which may not allow you to attend a regular class which is why our adult classes are available on a monthly tuition basis or we offer a drop-in punch card basis. Punch card prices are $80 for 6 classes of instruction or $120 for 10 classes of instruction. Punches can be mixed and matched between any combination of our adult class offerings.
Does my dancer participate in a recital?
A YEAR-END Performance is offered for parents and families to see what their child has learned through the programs. This performance is designed to allow children to be in a comfortable environment where they have been learning all season. Families will have the joy of seeing their child demonstrate their accomplishments. These are some of the most exciting experiences for our dancers and we do expect that everyone participates in the fun. Dancers work hard on beautiful choreography, they get to wear fancy costumes, and the parents get to see their children up on a big stage with professional lighting and sound! To add to the fun, each year we choose a theme for our Spring Showcase which builds excitement and adds a cohesiveness to the show.
Plan on extra rehearsals during the week leading up to each performance, and we ask that you please prioritize these rehearsals and shows. We will give you the information that you need to know, as early as possible to help with your scheduling.
What is PDSPro Company?
Our award-winning competition program is for dancers who are looking for a higher level of dance education, to continue on to dance professionally or go on to pursue dance in college. Dancers in our Competition Company put in the most hours in the studio, learn show-stopping dance routines, perform locally, and compete regionally and nationally. There are opportunities to work with guest artists in the studio, and even take master classes from professional dancers and choreographers who are currently working in the industry. Placement is by audition, and dancers are expected to dance with Phoenix Dance Studio year-round to maintain their technique and keep their competitive edge.