Frequently Asked Questions
My daughter does not have any experience?
All beginner dancers need to attend the techniques class first or along side of their team class. We do have a placement audition and we will place your daughter in the class she will fit best into. Our studio classes are a great start to introduce you to our program if you are first-year dancer.
When do I start?
We require 10 dance hours in the summer. Our technique classes are always open and will introduce all the skills we will need for our competitive program. We do open up our competition team classes in May after our showcase. It is best to start in the beginner /intermediate class and have the teacher move you up to the next level.
I am coming from another studio and I have had several years of dance experience. Where will I be placed?
It is best to have Mrs. Charisse and her staff evaluate you. All dance studios teach differently and have different placement requirements. Number of years does not always equal ability level. We have several options per team so that every dancer is placed according to her ability.
I did a solo at my other studio and I have had several years of dance experience. Can I do one here my first year?
We would love to see your solo. Our goal is to make you the best you can be. We will work with you on your transition from one team to another.
We are not used to a large class size. How do you work with all the girls?
We thrive on a large class! That is what we are used to. The girls love it and expect it. It brings more energy to the room.
Our competition directors/teachers have plenty of experience and teach at conventions for dance companies with large classes.
Our girls have held national team titles and solo titles in every age division for over 20 years.
Are summer classes mandatory?
YES. Our team girls will have mandatory summer team hours. We offer a lot during the summer to fit everyone's schedule. Our summer schedule is six weeks long and we also do private lessons. We have a class card to fit into everyone's vacation plans. The conventions that we go to are always optional and by invite only.
We do have one mandatory team camp where a portion of the competitive dances are taught. This way we can place your daughter in the proper dances for that season.
What if we are not sure we want to compete?
Try our technique classes for a year and attend one of the competitions. Come to our three summer new member team classes.
What is the largest number of dancers you have had on one of your teams?
35 dancers (it was our fourth through sixth grade team)