October News

Your October tuition is posted in your Danceworks account. You can login to see what you owe and pay for your classes. If you want to set up autopay please email ale@definitivedance.com. 

PAY TUITION

We just finished an amazing first month of dance classes at DDS and we are thrilled about the excitement and dedication we are seeing in the studio from all of our new and returning students. This year is going to be great!
 

Flu Season is Coming!

Please make sure your dancers are staying healthy. If your dancer is sick please keep them home, or have them sit and watch class. Germs spread easily in the dance studio. Students can always take a make-up class in the same style or different style in the same level or lower level. 
 

Halloween

There are classes on October 31st.

PreDance and Creative Movement kids are welcome to wear their costumes to dance class October 27 - 31. 
 

Dance Attire Reminders

As we continue dance classes through the fall please make sure your student is attending class with the proper dance attire. Dancers should not be entering and exiting the dance studio building in dance shoes and just their leotards. Students should wear pedestrian attire over their dance wear to and from class. Please refer to the CLASSES page for specific class attire clarification. 

  • Ballet 1 - 5 must wear a BLACK Leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes with hair in a bun. Please refer to the video below if you are unsure of how to make an easy ballet bun. 

  • NO JEANS, SKIRTS, T-SHIRTS, SWEATERS or SWEATSHIRTS, are allowed in class. If the weather is cold it is okay for students to wear dance warm-ups including legwarmers, leggings, or form-fitting sweaters until their muscles are warm. 

  • All hair must be up off the face and neck in a ponytail, bun, french twist, or similar style. 

  • No hats or bandanas please.

  • Dance shoes are not to be worn outside. Please remember even the quick jump from the car can hurt the life of your shoes as well as cause destruction to our expensive dance floor.



Not sure where to find dance clothes for your student? Check out Fuzi in Bellevue on 126th, or Dance On In  in Kirkland. No time to make it to the store, go to Discount Dance Supply - a great online resource for all clothing and accessories dance related


MEET ONE OF OUR NEWEST TEACHERS TIM JOHNSON

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We are so excited that Tim Johnson officially joined the Definitive Dance Studio Family. You may have seen him last year as one of our regular subs. This year Tim is teaching Jazz 1, 2 + 3 and Teen Jazz/Lyrical.

A native of Houston Texas, Tim started dancing  formal training at age 10  at Met Dance. From 2004-2009 Tim served as a principal dancer for Psophonia dance company (Houston, TX) and Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance theater. Timothy's commercial work credits in Texas  include Six Flags Astroworld, Super Bowl 38, Aida, (Houston Grand Opera) and Texas Musical Drama (Canyon, Texas) from 2009-2013. Tim moved to Portland, Oregon and served as a faculty member and choreographer at Pacific University as well a company Dancer for Polaris Dance Theatre under the direction of Robert Guitron, and dancer and choreographer for Trip The Dark Dance company. He was also a local ensemble dancer and performer in the theater community, and choreographed  for local high school dance teams and studios. After moving to LA in October of 2014, Timothy was a faculty member of Revolution Dance Center in Montrose, CA. Timothy was a dancer for ODdancity’s 2016 summer performance “SCALDEAD” under the direction of Alex Floyd.  And choreographer for  LA Based Independent Artist Ralphy. He is also  the creative Director and founder of  his YouTube and Vimeo channel TJAZZJOHNSON productions.

WE LOVE TO BE GREEN


WE ARE A PAPERLESS STUDIO! PLEASE READ THE NEWSLETTERS SO YOU ARE CURRENT ON ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO DEFINITIVE DANCE STUDIO!  

Did you miss our first Newsletter with all the important information you need for the beginning of the school year? Head to the "News" page of our website or select the button below and read it there!

WELCOME BACK 2018 - 2019 STUDENTS

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WELCOME BACK TO DDS!

Classes start September 5

* The studio is closed on Monday, Sept. 3 + 4 (Labor Day); 
all classes will take place *

FALL/SPRING SCHEDULE

Welcome back to Definitive Dance. Studio classes begin Wednesday, September 5th.  DDS staff is excited to welcome everyone back from summer, and we are all anxious to celebrate a fabulous 16 years! We are so excited for the new families we have joining us, and we are thrilled to be adding some great new teachers to our faculty this year. Make sure to introduce yourselves and say hi to these wonderful friendly and talented faces joining the Definitive Family next week. We are going to have an amazing school year and we cannot wait to see what is to come. 

Please read through the following information below and make sure you are familiar with our Studio Policies. We will be sending out monthly newsletters with important information through Mailchimp for families and dancers, as well as posting these newsletters to the News page of our website. We have limited office hours throughout year to keep operations cost low which keeps tuition costs lower. If you have any questions please feel free to email ale@definitivedance.com for the quickest response. Our website is also a great tool for all information regarding Definitive Dance.

It is not too late to enroll in classes. If your child is interested in adding any other dance style email Ale (ale@definitivedance.com) and we will get your student all setup if there is still space in the class. Just a reminder, if your student is enrolled in Jazz | Lyrical | Contemporary he or she must be enrolled in ballet concurrently. 
The following classes are closed and have a waitlist: Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Hip Hop 1, 2, + 3/4, and 9:30 am Creative Movement.

CLASS PLACEMENT


Class placement is determined by the instructors and is based on a student’s ability and certain age restrictions. My staff and I work very hard to ensure proper evaluation and placement so each dancer can receive the most out of their class. Please make every effort to enroll your dancer for the class most appropriate for them based on our placements. If you do have a scheduling conflict please email us so we can help you navigate a placement solution.

  • As stated on our website, you must be registered for a Ballet class if you are taking a Jazz, Lyrical, or Contemporary class. This requirement applies to all ages and levels. Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance; it is a paramount dance discipline which will help to enrich your child’s dance experience.

CLASS MODIFICATION


If you decide to change or quit a dance class, you are obligated to notify the front desk of your decision, not just the teacher. All class changes must be made by November. If no one is available, please email ale@defnitivedance.com and we will gladly withdraw you from the class and inactivate your account.

  • A two week notice to drop a class is required in order to avoid the next month’s tuition. Failure to do so will result in payment of tuition until notified of your withdrawal.
  • Teachers will be assessing dancers in the month of September and adjusting placements as needed.  We try very hard to place dancers in classes with similar ability, please understand the importance of dance education and class structure so each dancer can be challenged as well as refine current skill set.

STUDIO HOLIDAYS


All studio holidays are posted on our website. STUDIO CALENDAR . We follow the Mercer Island School District for closures. Please check our website for inclement weather cancellations.

  • Please mark your calendar: our 15th Annual Recital will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019.  More details will be given as we get closer! Students are expected to participate in both performances at 11am + 4pm. 

TUITION

Our program is designed as a nine-month session running September - June. Monthly tuition is divided into equal payments for lessons received for the full nine-month session and will remain the same each month regardless of attendance, school closures, holidays, vacations, recital rehearsals and performances etc.

Once enrolled you are responsible for monthly tuition payments – monthly statements will not be mailed. We post tuition charges to your Danceworks account by the 1st of the month. You can login to your account to see your monthly statement. We accept cash/check (dropped in tuition box in studio lobby), Mastercard or Visa (through your Danceworksaccount) for payment of tuition and related fees. YOUR FIRST TUITION PAYMENT IS DUE SEPTEMBER 5, 2018. 

  • Tuition is due the 1st of each month and is delinquent if not received by the 5th. A monthly late fee of $25 will be charged on delinquent accounts no exceptions. We suggest signing up for Auto-pay through Danceworks or in the DDS office so you do not have to worry about late fees. 
  • Students will not be admitted into class unless tuition payments are current. In the event of temporary financial difficulties, payment arrangements may be worked out with the studio prior to the payment deadline.
  • Discounts are given to students who participate in multiple classes.Discounts are also available for multiple students within a household.
  • Students will receive an average of four classes per month over the dance season.
  • Tuition is due regardless of attendance. There are NO REFUNDS for classes missed. Classes missed due to an excused absence, illness or injury can be made up. Classes cancelled due to teacher absence will be made up at a time determined by the teacher.

ATTIRE

Students are expected to wear dance attire to class. Students should wear pedestrian attire over their dance wear to and from class. Please refer to the CLASSES page board for specific class attire clarification.

  • NO JEANS, SKIRTS, T-SHIRTS, SWEATERS or SWEATSHIRTS, are allowed in class. If the weather is cold it is okay for students to wear dance warm-ups including legwarmers, leggings, or form-fitting sweaters until their muscles are warm. 
  • All hair must be up off the face and neck in a ponytail, bun, french twist, or similar style. 
  • No hats or bandanas please.
  • Dance shoes are not to be worn outside. Please remember even the quick jump from the car can hurt the life of your shoes as well as cause destruction to our expensive dance floor.

Not sure where to find dance clothes for your student? Check out Fuzi in Bellevue on 126th, or Dance On In  in Kirkland. No time to make it to the store, go to Discount Dance Supply - a great online resource for all clothing and accessories dance related! 

 

March News

MARCHing into Spring at Definitive Dance Studio

We cannot believe that we are just months away from the end of the school year already. Wasn't it just the holidays? Please make sure you are staying tuned to all newsletters and info from DDS heading your way in the coming months as we prepare for our June Recital. We want to make sure your dancer is prepared for their big performance day!

March tuition is due Thursday, March 1. 

Now that we are halfway through the school year, and everyone is familiar with the tuition payment schedule, we will be strictly enforcing our $25.00 Late Fee policy. Tuition is due the 1st of each month and a late fee of $25.00 will be assessed if tuition is not paid by the 5th. You are more than welcome to pre-pay the remainder of your tuition. Just take your monthly tuition and multiply it by 4 and submit so you are paid through June.

DDS SPRING CALENDAR

Spring Break: Monday April 9, 2018 - Sunday April 15, 2018 (Studio is closed)

Dance Company Show: May 4, 2018 | 7PM | Stroum Jewish Community Center

Dance Company Auditions: May TBA

Fall/Spring 2018 - 2019 Registration Open: June 1, 2018

DDS Class Pictures: June 10 - June 15, 2018 | during class time

Recital Tech Rehearsal: June 15, 2018 | Time TBA

DDS Recital: Saturday June 16, 2018 | 2 Performances: 11AM & 4PM

December News

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We cannot believe December is already here! This has been an amazing fall at DDDS and we are so excited for 2018. The students have been working hard the past few months and it's wonderful to watch each one of them grow as athletic and creative dancers. Below is a ton of important information regarding the rest of the school year at DDS. Please make sure you read through it carefully before the holiday madness begins.

STUDIO HOURS

Please do not have your dancer arrive to dance classes more than 15 minutes early when classes have not begun.  We do not have adult supervision and there are other businesses on our floor so we cannot have them waiting and causing disruption in the hallways. Many walk to the studio after school and usually Ale is there, however on early release days many students are arriving more than 1 hour before the studio opens and we do not provide supervision and are liable for accidents that happen in the building during that time. 

It is important that younger dancers have an adult or older sibling present at drop off and pick-up so they are not riding elevators by themselves or waiting in dark parking lots alone.  Please make sure dancers are dressing for the colder weather, warm muscles not covered in the parking lot can become prone to injuries.

RECITAL
Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 11AM + 4PM

When we return from holiday break it won't be too long before recital preparation begins. Classes will begin dances in the new year so it is important that students have consistent attendance and focus during class time. Teachers will be taking costume measurements throughout the month of December. Please make sure your child is in class so that the appropriate costume size is ordered. 

Recital is optional. Parents must notify Ale in the office (ale@definitivedance.com) by December 15 if their student is not participating in the recital. Costume Deposits are due with January Tuition and are non-refundable. 

There are still some photos and dvds from last year's recital in the box at the entrance of the studio lobby. Stop by if you think you still need to grab yours. 

RECITAL COSTUME DEPOSITS
Fees are due with January Tuition

This month every dancer will be measured for a recital costume. If you will not be participating in recital you must notify Ale in the office (ale@definitivedance.com) ASAP. Costume Deposits are non-refundable. 

TUITION UPDATES

December Tuition has been posted to your Danceworks Account. Tuition is due December 5, 2017PAY TUITION 

*Effective January 2018, DDS will charge a convenience fee for each transaction processed. The credit card fee charged will be 2.5% for transactions over $76.00 or a minimum of $2.00 for transactions under $76.00. If you wish to avoid this fee you are welcome to pay tuition via check or cash. Tuition is still due by the 5th of each month, and will be assessed a late fee of $25.00 if not paid by the 5th.

WINTER BREAK

Definitive Dance Studio is closed Sunday, December 17 - Monday, January 1 for Winter Break. We will resume classes on Tuesday, January 2. We hope you enjoy your holiday break!

CLASSES

We are no longer accepting new students to classes. All students must be registered for the classes they plan on continuing throughout the rest of the school year.

November News

November News

Can you believe it's already almost time for the Holidays!?! Below are some important updates as we head in to the end of the year. Make sure you read through the information so your dancer is all set as we make our way toward holiday break. 


TUITION UPDATES

November Tuition has been posted to your Danceworks Account. Tuition is due November 1, 2017PAY TUITION 

*Effective January 2018, DDS will charge a convenience fee for each transaction processed. The credit card fee charged will be 2.5% for transactions over $76.00 or a minimum of $2.00 for transactions under $76.00. If you wish to avoid this fee you are welcome to pay tuition via check or cash. Tuition is still due by the 1st of each month, and will be assessed a late fee of $25.00 if not paid by the 5th.


THANKSGIVING BREAK

Definitive Dance Studio is closed Thursday November 23 - Sunday November 26 for Thanksgiving Break. We hope your weekend is stuffed full of fun, family, and relaxation!


CLASSES

We will stop accepting new students to classes on December 1, 2017. All students must be registered for the classes they plan on continuing throughout the rest of the school year. Please email ale@definitivedance.com to make any final changes/additions to your dancer's schedule as soon as possible. 


RECITAL

We are beginning recital preparation with our faculty which means taking measurements to order recital costumes. It is very important that your dancer is in class throughout December so we can get them measured for their costume. If you plan on leaving town early please check with your teacher that your student has been measured. Recital costume fees will be posted and collected with your January Tuition.  Please make sure your account balance is up to date by January 5th so your student's costume gets ordered. 

 

DDC 2018 CONVENTIONS
Email ale@definitivedance.com to register your student for Hollywood Vibe and/or ASH or if you have questions.


Hollywood Vibe Convention
March 17 - 18
Seattle, WA
FEES DUE NOVEMBER 15, 2017

ASH Convention
April 21 - 22
Tacoma, WA
FEES DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017

Effective January 2018

Effective January 2018, DDS will charge a convenience fee for each transaction processed. The credit card fee charged will be 2.5% for transactions over $76.00 or a minimum of $2.00 for transactions under $76.00. If you wish to avoid this fee you are welcome to pay tuition via check or cash. Tuition is still due by the 1st of each month, and will be assessed a late fee of $25.00 if not paid by the 5th.

October News

Your October tuition is posted in your Danceworks account. You can login to see what you owe and pay for your classes. If you want to set up autopay please email ale@definitivedance.com. 

PAY TUITION

We are nominated for Best Dance Studio! 
VOTE for DDS TODAY!

We just finished an amazing first month of dance classes at DDS and we are thrilled about the excitement and dedication we are seeing in the studio from all of our new and returning students. This year is going to be great!

There are classes on October 31st.
PreDance and Creative Movement kids are welcome to wear their costumes to dance class October 28 - 31. 

As we continue dance classes through the fall please make sure your student is attending class with the proper dance attireStudents should wear pedestrian attire over their dance wear to and from class. Please refer to the CLASSES page for specific class attire clarification. 

  • Ballet 1 - 4 must wear a BLACK Leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes with hair in a bun. Please refer to the video below if you are unsure of how to make an easy ballet bun. 
  • NO JEANS, SKIRTS, T-SHIRTS, SWEATERS or SWEATSHIRTS, are allowed in class. If the weather is cold it is okay for students to wear dance warm-ups including legwarmers, leggings, or form-fitting sweaters until their muscles are warm. 
  • All hair must be up off the face and neck in a ponytail, bun, french twist, or similar style. 
  • No hats or bandanas please.
  • Dance shoes are not to be worn outside. Please remember even the quick jump from the car can hurt the life of your shoes as well as cause destruction to our expensive dance floor.

Not sure where to find dance clothes for your student? Check out Fuzi in Bellevue on 126th, or Dance On In  in Kirkland. No time to make it to the store, go to Discount Dance Supply - a great online resource for all clothing and accessories dance related


DDC 2018 CONVENTIONS

This year we are opening up Convention Registration to all of our students age 7 + Up. Join the Definitive Dance Company at local conventions this Winter/Spring for awesome Master Classes with teachers from all over and support DDC as they compete and perform. Email ale@definitivedance.com to register your student for convention or if you have questions.

Hollywood Connection Convention
February 3 - 4, 2018
Hotel Murano | Tacoma, WA

Hollywood Vibe Convention
March 17 - 18
Seattle, WA

ASH Convention
April 21 - 22
Tacoma, WA


2017 RECITAL PHOTOS & DVDS

Photos and DVDs are here and ready for pick up in the Definitive Dance Studio Lobby. Check the box underneath the entrance table for your student's name and take your photos home. The lobby is open weeknights from 4:15 - 8:15 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. 


WE LOVE TO BE GREEN


WE ARE NOW OFFICIALLY A PAPERLESS STUDIO! PLEASE READ THE NEWSLETTERS SO YOU ARE CURRENT ON ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO DEFINITIVE DANCE STUDIO!  

Did you miss you our first Newsletter with all the important information you need for the beginning of the school year? Head to the "News" page of our website or select the button below and read it there!

BACK TO DANCE INFO

WELCOME BACK TO DDS!

Classes start August 30

* The studio is open on Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day);  all classes will take place *

FALL/SPRING SCHEDULE

Welcome back to Definitive Dance. Studio classes begin Wednesday, August 30th.  DDS staff is excited to welcome everyone back from summer, and we are all anxious to celebrate a fabulous 15 years! We are so excited for the new families we have joining us, and we are thrilled to be adding some great new teachers to our faculty this year. Make sure to introduce yourselves and say hi to these wonderful friendly and talented faces joining the Definitive Family next week. We are going to have an amazing school year and we cannot wait to see what is to come. 

Please read through the following information below and make sure you are familiar with our Studio Policies. We will be sending out monthly newsletters with important information through Mailchimp for families and dancers, as well as posting these newsletters to the News page of our website. WE LOVE TO BE GREEN SO WE ARE NOW OFFICIALLY A PAPERLESS STUDIO! PLEASE READ THE NEWSLETTERS SO YOU ARE CURRENT ON ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO DEFINITIVE DANCE STUDIO!  We have limited office hours throughout year to keep operations cost low which keeps tuition costs lower. If you have any questions please feel free to email ale@definitivedance.com for the quickest response. Our website is also a great tool for all information regarding Definitive Dance.

It is not too late to enroll in classes. If your child is interested in adding a Ballet class, Tap class, Hip Hop class, or any other style email Ale (ale@definitivedance.com) and we will get your student all setup. Just a reminder, if your student is enrolled in Jazz | Lyrical | Contemporary he or she must be enrolled in ballet concurrently. 
The following classes are closed and have a waitlist: Lyrical 1, Lyrical 2, Ballet 1/2, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Hip Hop 1, and 9am Creative Movement.

CLASS PLACEMENT


Class placement is determined by the instructors and is based on a student’s ability and certain age restrictions. My staff and I work very hard to ensure proper evaluation and placement so each dancer can receive the most out of their class. Please make every effort to enroll your dancer for the class most appropriate for them based on our placements. If you do have a scheduling conflict please email us so we can help you navigate a placement solution.

  • As stated on our website, you must be registered for a Ballet class if you are taking a Jazz, Lyrical, or Contemporary class. This requirement applies to all ages and levels. Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance; it is a paramount dance discipline which will help to enrich your child’s dance experience.

CLASS MODIFICATION


If you decide to change or quit a dance class, you are obligated to notify the front desk of your decision, not just the teacher. All class changes must be made by November. If no one is available, please email ale@defnitivedance.com and we will gladly withdraw you from the class and inactivate your account.

  • A two week notice to drop a class is required in order to avoid the next month’s tuition. Failure to do so will result in payment of tuition until notified of your withdrawal.
  • Teachers will be assessing dancers in the month of September and adjusting placements as needed.  We try very hard to place dancers in classes with similar ability, please understand the importance of dance education and class structure so each dancer can be challenged as well as refine current skill set.

STUDIO HOLIDAYS


All studio holidays are posted on our website. STUDIO CALENDAR . We follow the Mercer Island School District for closures. Please check our website for inclement weather cancellations.

  • Please mark your calendar: our 15th Annual Recital will be held Saturday, June 16th 2018.  More details will be given as we get closer!
  • We are open on Monday, September 4 (Labor Day). All classes will take place at their normal scheduled time. 

TUITION

Our program is designed as a nine-month session running September - June. Monthly tuition is divided into equal payments for lessons received for the full nine-month session and will remain the same each month regardless of attendance, school closures, holidays, vacations, recital rehearsals and performances etc. Your September tuition will be posted to your Danceworks account by August 30, 2017. You can check your Danceworks to see what you owe, and pay. September tuition is due SEPTEMBER 5, 2017.

Once enrolled you are responsible for monthly tuition payments – monthly statements will not be mailed. We post tuition charges to your Danceworks account by the 1st of the month. You can login to your account to see your monthly statement. We accept cash/check (dropped in tuition box in studio lobby), Mastercard or Visa (through your Danceworksaccount) for payment of tuition and related fees. YOUR FIRST TUITION PAYMENT IS DUE SEPTEMBER 5, 2017. 

  • Tuition is due the 5th of each month and is delinquent if not received by the 5th. A monthly late fee of $25 will be charged on delinquent accounts. We suggest signing up for Auto-pay through Danceworks or in the DDS office so you do not have to worry about late fees. 
  • Students will not be admitted into class unless tuition payments are current. In the event of temporary financial difficulties, payment arrangements may be worked out with the studio prior to the payment deadline.
  • Discounts are given to students who participate in multiple classes.Discounts are also available for multiple students within a household.
  • Students will receive an average of four classes per month over the dance season.
  • Tuition is due regardless of attendance. There are NO REFUNDS for classes missed. Classes missed due to an excused absence, illness or injury can be made up. Classes cancelled due to teacher absence will be made up at a time determined by the teacher.

ATTIRE

Students are expected to wear dance attire to class. Students should wear pedestrian attire over their dance wear to and from class. Please refer to the CLASSES page board for specific class attire clarification.

  • NO JEANS, SKIRTS, T-SHIRTS, SWEATERS or SWEATSHIRTS, are allowed in class. If the weather is cold it is okay for students to wear dance warm-ups including legwarmers, leggings, or form-fitting sweaters until their muscles are warm. 
  • All hair must be up off the face and neck in a ponytail, bun, french twist, or similar style. 
  • No hats or bandanas please.
  • Dance shoes are not to be worn outside. Please remember even the quick jump from the car can hurt the life of your shoes as well as cause destruction to our expensive dance floor.

Not sure where to find dance clothes for your student? Check out Fuzi in Bellevue on 126th, or Dance On In  in Kirkland. No time to make it to the store, go to Discount Dance Supply - a great online resource for all clothing and accessories dance related

FALL REGISTRATION

Fall Registration for Definitive Dance Studio is open and classes are already filling up. Make sure you register soon before class spots fill up! Classes begin August 30, 2017.

FALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

 
DEFINITIVEDANCE.COM

Please take some time to check out our revamped website: www.definitivedance.comWe have spent lots of time adding helpful information for parents and students here that is easily accessible from the comfort of your own computer. All of the green fonts are links to more information and registration. In the upper right hand corner of the website is a box of lines that opens the website menu. You can navigate the entire website here and find answers to all of your questions. Please take time to read through our Policies before classes start. There is lots of information here regarding tuition, dress code, class expectations, and more. We want your student to be set up for success so please familiarize yourself with this information. We will update the website regularly with studio closures, recital information, class changes, etc.. In addition, we will continue to send out email newsletters. Please read them so you do not miss anything!

REGISTRATION

This year we have made some changes to the registration process. You must input your credit card information in order to hold your student's spot in class.  We will not run tuition payment on your card until the first week of classes. Please select that you would like to have your card run automatically for payment so you do not have to worry about tuition payment month to month. You are still welcome to pay cash or check for tuition, but that must be submitted to the tuition box inside the Definitive Dance Lobby before the 5th of each month. There is a $25.00 Late Fee for all late tuition payments; We do not send out monthly statements, you are welcome to login to your Danceworks account to see your statement at any time. 

CLASSES

Students can only register for classes that they were placed into. NO EXCEPTIONS! If they have a conflict with the class level they were put in they can always take a lower level class. Placements are based on the students ability, drive, and the school population as a whole. Students may be moved around at the beginning of the school year based on level enrollment and the teacher. We put a lot of thought in where each student belongs because we want our students to not only be challenged, but also receive the proper attention and technical training. If students do not have a strong foundation it may be difficult for them to progress. 

We encourage all of our students enrolled in Ballet 2 - 4 to take two Ballet classes a week. This is imperative for their technical growth as an individual dancer and the class as a whole. We have noticed that students only enrolled in Ballet once a week do not progress at the same rate as the other dancers. This can prevent them from moving up levels in all their technique classes including Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary with their peers. We want your student to be successful and feel confident with their abilities so please keep this in mind when registering for classes. 
 

Join us this fall at our Mercer Island studios for another incredible year of dancing!

REGISTER