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Our Mission
At the Lewiston and Grand Island Dance Centers we believe dance classes should be designed to develop strength, balance, grace, poise, rhythm and most importantly, self-confidence. We encourage our Dancers to broaden their dance experience through technique and performance.

• Our students will learn in a relaxed environment where a love for Dance and Physical Activity will become a positive and permanent part of their lives.
• Lewiston and GI Dance Centers are dedicated to teaching children and young adults the art of dance.

Dress Code
All shoes and dance attire are available for sale at the studio.
Ballet – Pink ballet shoes (not satin slippers), any color tights and leotard. (ages 3 and up)
Tap – Black or Tan tap shoes (ask instructor about type), tights and leotard. (ages 5 and up)
Jazz or Broadway – Black or Tan split sole jazz shoes, tights and leotard or fitted dance clothing. (ages 7and up)
Modern or Lyrical – Bare feet. Fitted dance clothing, NO long pants (dance shorts are OK) (Modern - ages 9 and up)
Hip-Hop –Loose fitting street clothes (no jeans please), dance or street sneakers. (ages 6 and up)

Registration
Registration fee is $35.00 per single student, $55.00 per family. This fee is due at time of enrollment. Costume Deposits are also DUE at time of enrollment (see Costume Fee below). Please check the studio Calendar.

Tuition
Tuition is based on the Yearly Course Fee and NOT by individual classes or weeks. This takes into account all holidays and closings due to inclement weather. There will be 9 Payments for the Dance Season, September through May. Tuition payments are CASH ONLY . Payment #1 is due at the first class attended. After that, tuition is due the 1st of every month. Accounts that are not current by the 10th of the month will be charged a $5.00 late fee. Please have tuition in an envelope with your child's name and class written on it.

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Multiple classes per same student or additional immediate family will receive the discounted class rates. Attending class regularly will increase a student’s progress. If a student misses class, please call or email. There are no refunds for missed classes. Make-up classes are at the discretion of the Studio

Costume Fee
Costume Fee is $70.00 per class taken. (This payment includes tights and accessories.) A $35.00 Costume DEPOSIT for each class is DUE at the time of Registration. Costume BALANCE of $35.00 for each class is DUE BEFORE November 20th. Costume deposits are non-refundable after November 24th. No costume will be ordered without a deposit. Payment Plans for costume deposits are available, contact Miss Rachel or Miss Kathy.

Recital
Our Annual Recital will be held in May at the Performing Arts Center at NFHS. (Students do not need a ticket.) Recital Fee is $15.00 per student or $25.00 per family, payable at time of registration. (If your child does not perform in the Recital the fee will be returned to you.) In October, we will announce the dates for Rehearsals and Recital. All rehearsals are mandatory.

Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island Performance will be held over the Memorial weekend at the end of May. Every student will receive 2 tickets to the park for the day of the performance. Students that are performing are required to wear a dance studio t-shirt or jacket, black dance shorts, capris or leggings. In March, we will announce the date and time of the performance and which classes will be performing.

Class Placement
Students will be evaluated during the first few weeks of classes and placed at the discretion of the Studio Director.

Questions or Concerns
If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to call the Studio at any time or email kathy@lewistondance.com or missrachel@lewistondance.com Suggestions are welcome and will always be taken into consideration. Please direct all concerns to Miss Rachel or Miss Kathy (Lewiston) / Miss Kayla or Miss Rachel (GI)

How to help my Child be successful in Dance!

  • Check email regularly for studio information
  • Students should be dressed in proper dance attire with hair pulled back
  • Students should be to class on time
  • Attending class regularly will increase a student's progress
  • If a student misses class, please call or email

Extra Performance & Learning Opportunities
Lewiston
Lewiston Dance Team (9th – 12th grades only) Lewiston Junior Team (7th – 10th grades only)

  • Youngstown Parade, Peach Fest Parade, Peach Fest on-stage performance, Fantasy Island Performance, Christmas Tree Lighting, Fireman's Fund Telethon
  • Summer Intensive and Summer Dance Day Camp.
  • Local Dance Conventions & Dance Competitions
Grand Island
Grand Island Dance Ensemble (9th – 12th grades only)

  • Fourth of July Parade, Light up the Boulevard Parade, Fantasy Island Performance, Fireman's Fund telethon
  • Summer Intensive and Summer Dance Day Camp
  • Local Dance Conventions & Dance Competitions