At Dancer’s Edge we believe that children are our most valuable resources. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students as dancers and as confident individuals whose lives will be more fulfilled from the memories of dance. We understand that it is the parents that afford this wonderful opportunity for your children and we will do our best to make you proud! OUR GOAL is to provide the most positive environment possible for the growth and development of each individual student.
When looking for a dance school for your child or yourself, you want a school that has a creative and caring environment where you or your child can be motivated, learn self-discipline, be physically challenged and grow in the performing arts. You want the school to be professionally accredited through nationally recognized dance associations such as the Cecchetti Council of America. You want the school you choose to have credentialed dance instructors with degrees in dance and knowledge based on years of experience working their craft, whether on stage or in the classroom. We believe at Dancer’s Edge you will find all of these things and much more.
What sets Dancer’s Edge apart is our Cecchetti based ballet training, a strong base for training any dancer.
Enrico Cecchetti was the ballet master for the famous ballet company, Ballets Russes in the early 1900s. Cecchetti’s legacy has lived on through the Cecchetti Council of America. The Cecchetti Council was founded after his dance material was handed to the Dance Masters of Michigan in 1939.
The organization uses Cecchetti’s teachings and writings in a sequence of grades, carefully measured as to degree of difficulty and physical development, and provides a system of accredited examinations to test the students proficiency within those grades. The Cecchetti Method offers our teachers a completely balanced and analyzed system of theory and execution for the planned development of the student from the first lesson to solo status.
It is our belief that the structure, technique and precise nature of the Cecchetti curriculum will take any young dancer in the direction that he/she wants to go. To this end, our current curriculum reflects the grade levels and class structure outlined by Cecchetti himself.
On Monday night at 7:45pm, ballet; Tuesday at 7:30 is advanced ballet, Wednesday night at 6pm, tap, 7pm modern/jazz, 7:30pm hip hop; Thursday night at 6pm Flamenco; Saturday at 9am, ballet; Saturday at 10am, contemporary, 11am tap.
Dancer’s Edge offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Flamenco for ages 5-adult and Preschool classes for ages 3 and 4.
We also offer opportunities throughout the year for our students to perform in a non-competitive environment. On Saturday from 12:00pm – 1:30pm we rehearse for our productions. Our first production will be The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the story in which young Marie Stahlbaum’s favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.
Dance Company requirements:
Students must have a teacher recommendation/approval before joining the dance company. The company class and one other class are required.
Tuition & Registration Fees
REGISTRATION FEE: A NON-Refundable $50.00 per student is due for the year when registering.
45 Minute Classes (Preschool – 3-5-year-olds): $60/$54* per month (4 class average)
55 Minute Classes: $60/$54*
85 Minute Classes: $70/$62*
Drop-in rate $20
(*indicates price paid for additional classes or students per month).
Family Rate Example: 2 Students: $60/month for the first student, $54/month for the second.
Renewal Fee: $30 – required to re-register a student who must drop out temporarily.
Prices are subject to change with a 30-day notice.
Tuition payments are due by the first of each month and are based on an average of four classes per month. Tuition is due by the due date in its entirety regardless of holiday time off or class time missed through absence.
You will receive a $5 discount if you pay before the 10th of each month.
Proper Dance Attire
Shoes and Dancewear:
Preschool – Pink ballet shoes, leotard, tights
Ballet/Pointe – Pink ballet/pointe shoes, leotard, tights
Flamenco – Low-heeled shoes, large skirt, leotard, tights, castanets, fan
Jazz – Black or tan jazz shoes, leotard, jazz pants (tight fitting pants)
Contemporary/Modern – no shoes, leotard, footless tights
Tap – Black tap shoes
Hip Hop – Black sneakers or dance shoes, sports pants
Company Class – Tan jazz shoes and tight fitting dance clothes (for example: leotard, tights, leggings, spandex shorts)
Appropriate black dance shoes, black jazz pants or tights, solid color tank or t-shirt
Long hair should be a bun or ponytail. Bangs should be pinned back if they are longer than eye level.
Please Note: Check with your teacher for proper fit before you wear your shoes
in class. Ballet shoes and jazz shoes should have no more than a thumbs width for
growth. DO NOT sew ribbons on pointe shoes until teacher checks for proper fit.
NO street shoes on the dance floors. Also, carry your dance shoes to and from class. Dance shoes worn on the street wear out faster and pick up sand and grime, which deposits on the dance floor. Hip hop dancers should especially be aware since you wear sneakers that can be worn on the street.