Our Program

NDA operates on a 10 month fall season running from mid-August to mid-May annually, ending in a May recital performance. We normally begin fall session enrollment in the late Spring and continue enrollment through the first of the year. We also offer exciting summer camps, beginning in June.

Class levels for our recreational program are primarily based on age (by October 1st) and years in the program. Ballet classes are designed to spend two years at each level. Pointe classes are based on teacher recommendation. The Company Program requires an audition (held in June).

Each dance class will follow a syllabus specifically designed for their age/ability, learning all sorts of fun routines and dance moves throughout the year. During the holidays, we have an informal in-studio Holiday performance where we invite families to come and watch. We also offer two Family Weeks where family members are invited into class to see all the child is learning (and to maybe get a great video of their hard work!) Our calendar is full of great special events such as “Bring A Friend Week”, “Costume Week”, “Fun Bun Week”, “Spirit Week” and much much more! We like our dance classes to be full of learning and also full of FUN!

Please read over some of the specific dance information listed below, as well as some of our FAQ and give us a call if you have any questions. We are excited to start our 2016-17 dance year!

2016-2017 CALENDAR

To view our Academy Calendar, click here.

REGISTRATION FEE

$40 annual registration fee per family payable by the first class. First month’s tuition is also required by the first class. Payments are non-refundable.

TUITION

Our season runs from Mid-August through Mid-May. The tuition rate is for the entire season (10 months). It is not based on the number of classes during a month, but on the entire duration of our season.

We offer FREE registration AND a 5% discount for one payment in full for the academy  year.

Class fees are automatically deducted from your credit card on file on the 17th of the month. A $20 late fee will be assessed on the 25th of each month for any unpaid tuition fees. No Exceptions. Dancers with unpaid tuition by the last day of the month will be unable to attend any further classes.

For more details on specific tuition costs and other fees, visit our Tuition & Costs page.

YEAR-END RECITAL

We produce a dance recital at the end of the year with all dancers participating. This is an exciting end to the dance season! The shows will be May 27, 2017. This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to and we encourage all dancers to participate. Details regarding recital will be posted on our Spring Recital page, as well as announced by your teachers and on our Facebook page.

RECITAL COSTUMES

Approximately $85 each. Payments are auto-deducted on Nov 15, 2016. Costume payments are non-refundable.

RECITAL FEE

We do not sell individual tickets for recital. Rather, we invite you to bring as many or as few friends and family members at a flat $50 per family. Recital fees will be auto deducted on April 1. This fee helps cover the costs associated with putting on the production, and includes a special year end gift for the dancer.

DRESS CODE

All of our dance classes require some sort of proper shoes & attire to participate in class. Hair should be pulled back off face for all classes. A bun must be worn for ballet class. Don’t forget to write your name in all shoes, bags, etc. For descriptions and examples of the proper attire for each class visit our What to Wear page.

GENERAL RULES

(Parents, please discuss these rules with your dancers prior to class to help ensure a smooth and successful classroom experience. Thank you!)

  • Water bottles are allowed in the classroom. We ask that everyone help keep our facility clean by limiting all other food and drinks to “The Barre,” the designated eating area at the end of the back hallway.
  • No cell phones are allowed in the dance rooms at any time. Please turn off cell phones before entering the classroom.
  • NDA is a large place, so please keep an eye on your children, and help us keep everyone safe by keeping them from running or climbing on furniture.
  • All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times unless they are in class.
  • All personal belongings may be kept in the dressing room or in the studio with the dancer if needed. NDA is not responsible for items left in the studios.
  • PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN MOMS – Please take your dancer to the restroom before class begins to avoid accidents.
  • Please make an effort to be prompt! *We cannot be responsible for your child after class*. Excessive tardiness picking up your child may result in additional fees.
  • We do not allow parents, friends, or siblings in the classroom at anytime unless your teacher invites you in for a special occasion or a designated Family Watch Week. This is for the benefit of your dancer and helps them learn more if we have their complete attention.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

Class cancellations due to inclement weather conditions will be announced by 9 am weekdays (7:00 am on Saturdays) and 2 pm for afternoon/evening classes. Notifications of weather cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page and announced on our outgoing voice mail message.

Our staff is always available during office hours to answer any questions you might have. If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please call to set up an appointment as we rarely have time between classes. You may also e-mail us at register@northpointedance.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Help us keep your dancers and classmates healthy by reviewing our Health & Wellness policies here.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q: My dancer missed a class, can I be refunded?

A: To ensure full enjoyment and continued growth in dance, regular attendance is essential. If notification is received prior to missing a class OR if a class has been canceled by NDA due to weather conditions, a make-up class may be arranged.  Parents may view our online schedule and find the same level class (or a close as possible to your dancer’s current level class).  Make sure that the class is not marked as “FULL”, as there will not been an open spot for your dancer.  You do not need to contact the office. You may just show up to this class and let the teacher know you are taking a make-up class.  Missed classes are not refunded.

Q: Are there safety procedures for all the traffic in the parking lot?

A: Yes! For the safety of our dancers, we have designed our parking lot to be ONE-WAY. Please remember to enter and exit the NorthPointe parking lot with the designated flow of traffic. Vehicles should enter through the front entrance (by the stone NorthPointe sign) and exit out the back. Please do not enter off of the cul-du-sac or exit out the front. Thank you.

Q: How can I stay aware of studio information and important dates?

A: Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page. We will notify you of important information electronically

Also “like” our NorthPointe Dance Academy Facebook page and check this website frequently for “upcoming events”.