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Dance Program

About

New Steps Dance & Fitness Center has specialized in dance and fitness classes for ages 2-adult since 1984 and is located in Glastonbury, CT.

General Information

Our year-long dance classes meet once per week for 45 or 60 minutes (see schedule page for details), with our Twinkle Tots, Adult Dance classes & Sunshine Stars meeting every week for 10 weeks. Students are encouraged to perform in the year-end recital to share their accomplishments with family and friends; however, it is not mandatory. For students participating in the recital, dress rehearsal is mandatory.  Twinkle Tots, Adult dance & Sunshine Star students do not participate in the Recital.

Student class placement isn’t solely based on age but experience and ability as well. Please contact us with any questions on class placement.

If the schedule does not allow your child to have back-to-back classes, students are welcome to wait in our waiting room between classes to eat dinner, do homework and wait, as long as they respect the studio and classes that are in session and have approval from Miss Janelle.

There cannot be eating, drinking or gum chewing during class. Only water is allowed in dance studios. No outside shoes on dance floors. Please make sure to have clean dry shoes where sneakers are worn.

Payments & Fees

In order to complete registration, a non-refundable $30 registration fee per family (discounted to $25/family if paid before August 1, 2019), completed registration form and 50% of semester's tuition are required. No registration fee required for adult 10 week session. Any 10 week session fee is due in full at the time of registration.

Remaining balance of first semester payment is due by October 4, 2019 for all year-long dance classes.  Please be aware that if your child participates in a sport and will not be attending classes for part of the semester you are still responsible for semester payment in full.

Families enrolled in 3 - 5 year-long classes receive a 10% discount. Families enrolled in 6 or more year-long dance classes receive a 15% discount. Families pay a maximum fee of 7 classes. See pricing page for more information.

New Steps Dance & Fitness Center accepts all major credit cards and checks. 

Please see dress rehearsal and recital guidelines for pricing regarding participation in our end of the year recital.

Pricing

 

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  • $30/family registration fee due at the time of registration. No registration fee for adult dance classes or fitness classes

  • 1st semester dance fee covers classes from September 9 - January 31

  • Families enrolled in 3 - 5 year-long dance classes receive a 10% discount.

  • Families enrolled in 6 or more year-long dance classes receive a 15% discount.

  • 7 year-long dance class maximum fee for families

  • 50% of all 1st semester year-long dance class fees are due prior to the first class

  • Remaining 1st semester balance of all year-long dance classes are due by October 4, 2019

  • All 10 week session fees are due in full at the time of registration

  • Only fitness classes have a $20 drop in option if space is available

  • Save 10% when you purchase 5 or more fitness class drop-ins

  • 2nd semester pricing sill be posted when recital date is finalized. 2nd semester is February 1 - Recital.

 

Snow Cancellations

We have two built-in snow days per semester for our year-long dance classes and will schedule makeup sessions after two cancellation days.  Classes canceled during any 10-week dance session will be added to the end of the 10 weeks.  Please check email, Social Media accounts and NBC Connecticut for cancellations.  We DO NOT follow any school system cancellations.

Dress Code & Shoes

Proper dance attire reflects a proper attitude towards dance.  We permit any color or style leotard with tights and the appropriate dance shoes.  Hair must be pulled back and no baggy or loose garments will be allowed.  This includes all Hip Hop classes as well.  Ballet skirts or spandex dance shorts may be worn over leotards and tights.  Adult Dance Classes do not need to follow the dress code.  Adult Dance Classes only may wear clothing that is not dance attire i.e; leggings, t-shirts, athletic wear, etc.  

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NO OUTSIDE SNEAKERS ALLOWED FOR HIP HOP CLASSES.  A clean/new pair of sneakers that have only been used for indoor use is appropriate for all Hip Hop Students. 

PLEASE NOTE - Outside street shoes should not be worn on the dance floors.  This helps to keep them clean and dirt free.  During the winter messy months especially, please leave out door shoes in waiting room.  Thank you for you corroboration and understanding on helping us to keep our floors clean and dry. 

NO DANCE SHOES SHOULD EVER BEEN WORN OUTSIDE.  The pavement, grass, dirt & sand can ruin all dance shoes. 

If you prefer not to shop online, all of the above items can be found at:

Dance Outfitters - 798 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109 - 860-757-3388

Dance Village - 171 Spencer St, Manchester, CT 06040 - 860-645-6606

For our students ages 6 and below in Combination classes and Twinkle Tot classess, Ballet & Tap shoes can be purchased at Payless, Target or Walmart as the name brand shoes are not needed at this young age. 

Dress Rehearsal & Recital Guidelines

Our 2019-2020 end of the year Dance Recital is TBD. Dress Rehearsal is TBD.

Recital is not mandatory but if a student is participating in the recital dress rehearsal is mandatory.  Adults & Twinkle Tots 10-week session do not participate in the recital. 

 $35 costume deposit/costume is due by November 15, 2019.  Costume balance is due by January 10, 2020.  Costume prices vary and is based on current retail prices.  Costume deposit typically covers about 50-90% of the total cost of the costume.  Advanced/older student’s costumes typically run higher than younger/beginner ages.  If a student decides after costumes are ordered that they do not to participate in the end of the year recital due to any reason, parents are still responsible for paying the costume balance.  We always announce recital date PRIOR to collecting costume deposit.

Important dates

our 2019-2020 dance & fitness class schedule begins Monday September 9th

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Contact

Email, Call or Text with any questions. Please feel free to contact us through any social media accounts as well.  We are happy to answer any questions! Please leave a voicemail if no one answers and we will be happy to return call ASAP. Thank you!

Call or Text 860-402-1993

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