Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I register for classes?
A. Click here to download our registration form. We ask that you kindly call the Academy to discuss the appropriate class for you or your child and confirm availability and fees.
Q. What level should I register for?
A. We will assist you in determining the appropriate class level when you call the Academy. The following minimum age requirements are intended as a guideline only.  
  Minimum age requirements
  Ballet 3 years by September 1st 2018

Intermediate Foundation 2nd Year ballet students and above MUST be attending 2 regular ballet classes per week to attend the pointe and pirouette class.

We recommend that students in Grade 1 ballet Second Year and above attend 2 classes per week in order to progress through the level in one year. Students who do not attend twice per week may not be ready to move ahead to the next grade level. Please discuss this with Miss Knapp if you have questions.

     
  Tap 7 years by September 1st 2018 OR 3 years of dance at Grace Academy – at Miss Knapp’s discretion
     
  Musical Theatre

7 years by September 1st 2018
All students must be taking one form of dance. Dancers will be divided based on age and dance level

     
  Junior Acting 9 years of age by September 1, 2017
     
  Modern Jazz 6 years by January 31st, 2019 OR 2 years of ballet at Grace Academy
     
 

ALL STUDENTS wishing to take hip hop MUST also be attending the corresponding modern class.

Intermediate foundation ballet 1st year students must attend 2 classes of ballet per week in order to be considered for pointe work.

Intermediate foundation ballet 2nd year students and above MUST be attending 2 regular ballet classes per week to work on pointe

We recommend that students in grade 1 ballet 2nd year and above attend 2 classes per week in order to progress through the level in 1 year (please discuss this with Miss Knapp if you have questions). Students who do not attend twice a week will not necessarily be ready to move ahead to the next grade level. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTENDANCE IN 2 CLASSES A WEEK IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A GOOD STANDARD

Musical theatre students must be taking at least one form of dance.

Those interested in The Spirit Moves Christian Dance Company, Pure Grace Performing Company or James and the Giant Peach should speak to Miss Knapp. Dancers who have pre-registered for these groups will receive details about the year through email.

Q. What should I wear to class?
A. Please review the uniform list here to determine the appropriate dancewear for your class.
Q. Where do I buy dancewear?
A.

All uniforms, including shoes can be purchased from Instep Activewear in Oakville (905.844.4415 or at www.instepactivewear.com). Instep has brought in a large variety of new bodysuit colours that are suitable for modern jazz. In addition, they have specially ordered new 'Ainsliewear' square neck bodysuits for the major ballet students. Please contact the Academy if you have any questions.

Q. Can I watch my child's dance class?
A. A parents' viewing day is held during the month of November. On this day, we invite parents to sit in on a normal class so they can see what goes on from week to week. During normal class hours, the doors to the studio are usually closed to avoid dancers being distracted by those waiting in the changeroom.