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Questions & Answers

Q. What age does my child have to be to take classes?

A. Dance South teaches students from ages 2 to adult. Students can be completely new to dance/gymnastics/cheerleading/ninja, or have taken classes in the past. We will help you find classes that will be a great fit! View our Classes page to see our current class offerings. For questions about class placement for your student, please contact us

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Q. What does your facility offer?

A. Our studio features:
•   A Christ-centered atmosphere. Age-appropriate and family-oriented music and choreography. 
•   15,000-square-foot facility with three 1,500-square-foot dance studios with floating hardwood floors and mirrors. A 5,000-square-foot fully equipped Gymnastic and Ninja Zone gym with vaulting area, uneven bars, tumbling floor, training equipment, and beams. All areas have AC and heat during harsh seasons.                                                                                                                                                       •   Dance, Cheerleading, Ninja Zone and Gymnastics classes for ages 2-up                                                                                             •   Recreational classes and competitive opportunities                                                                                                                                           •   A professional and warm faculty/staff that truly love what they do and strive to make your time at Dance South informed, pleasant and memorable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •   A spacious and comfortable hall seating area                                                                                                                                                         •   A clean dressing room with numerous cubbies. We also offer lockers for a small rental fee for the season                                                     •   A dance, ninja, and gymwear boutique - "Tutu Couture" 

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Q. What is Dance South's Tuition Policy?

A. Each recreational class offered at Dance South meets once a week. Tuition is based on 32 weeks of classes. Therefore, a month (whether 3, 4, or 5 weeks) is still the same tuition rate per student & will not be refunded even if a student is absent.  If there is a month with less than 3 weeks of classes, tuition will be prorated. Each month's tuition is due on the first, the month prior.  In September, you will pay October tuition. In October, you will pay November tuition, and so on. Tuition is considered late if not paid by the 15th. Payments made after the 15th will be assessed with a $10.00 late fee. If tuition is unpaid after 30 days, your child(ren’s) class(es) will be discontinued & we will activate our debit/credit card policy for past due accounts. If your child discontinues class, you must fill out our 'Add/Drop/Remove Classes' form, in order to stop further billing to your account for tuition. You will continue to be responsible for tuition unless this form is filled out.

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Q. What are my options for payment at Dance South?

A. Beginning September 5th, 2017, Dance South will no longer accept cash or check as a form of payment. All payments must be made with a credit/debt card or online ONLY. For spontaneous purchases (retail, etc), we will use the saved debit or credit card on file. In addition to this being a deterrent for robbery, it also helps the office staff be more available to plan, organize, and manage Dance South! 

You also have the capability to look up your child(ren)’s account to view transactions and make payments on-line using our Dance Works Portal. Upon providing an active email address, we will send you an activation email. You will be prompted to create a username and password. Then, you will have access to your account information, balance, and will be able to make payments using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. If you pay your balance prior to your direct payment day, your account will not be debited. 

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Q. What are the requirements for my child to participate in the Dance Recital, Gym Exhibition, and/or Ninja Exhibition?

A. If your child(ren) plan to participate in our end-of-the-year performances (excluding Ninjas), you will be required to pay a costume deposit (whether for dance or gym). There will be an initial deposit of $50.00 per costume (dance) or leotard (gym) per student. If your child(ren) is taking more than one art form, additional deposits may be required during September thru December.  Costumes and performance leotards are ordered during Christmas break, therefore all costume deposits must be paid by December 1st. If you decide for your child not to participate in the end of the year performances, and you have already paid a costume deposit, you must let us know by October 15th, in order to get a full refund.  If you decide after October 15th, you will not receive a refund check, you will be given a credit on your account. If you decide AFTER December 1st, you will forfeit all costume deposits paid. If we have a new student to come in & they purchase your costume, then we will refund your deposit. Otherwise, there are NO EXCEPTIONS!

Also, please keep in mind that costume deposits do not pay the full purchase price of each costume/leo. Your deposit will be deducted from the total cost and you will be required to pay the balance before the costume is released to your child(ren) Example: If your child is in ONE class and it requires ONE costume that cost a total of $65.00, then your remaining balance would be $15.00 for that ONE costume/leo. A detailed costume invoice is given out in January.

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Q. Is my child required to participate in the Dance Recital, Gym Exhibition, and/or Ninja Exhibition?

A. No. Any student can take classes without the commitment of participating in the end-of-the-year performances. All events (Dance Recital, Gym Exhibition, and Ninja Exhibition) are optional. 

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Q. Why are combination dance classes better for ages 2-11?

A. To truly progress and train as a consistent dancer, it is our belief that a combination class offers the repetition and duration to actually see the growth. 

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Q. Do you have to be a student of Dance South to host a Birthday Party here?

A. No, you do not have to be a student. We encourage everyone to take advantage of our facility and party organizers for your next party. Dance South parties are fun for the kids and stress-free for parents. We will entertain your birthday girl or boy and their friends in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Enjoy food, friends, music, and of course, dance/gym/cheer/ninja at Dance South!

Click here to learn more.

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Q. My child is interested in participating in dance competitions and conventions. Do you offer this opportunity?

A. Yes - In addition to recreational dance and gymnastics, Dance South also offers our more serious dancers and gymnasts the opportunity to audition for our competition teams. We currently offer three types of teams: Dance, Clogging and Gymnastics.

Visit our Competition Corner to learn more.

 

Dance South  |  30001 Highway 76 E.  |  Clinton, SC 29325  |  (864) 938-9282  |  allycat_29302@yahoo.com

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