Dance To EvOLvE

Q & A and Policies

What Should My Dancer Wear?

Please see our blog on the importance of a dress code.   We offer a flexible dress code with no specific required colors or styles. For safety and distraction reasons, dancers are not allowed to wear jewelry in class.

YOU&me Movement and Music Class

We have no dress code and require no specific dance shoes.  Leotards, tights, tutus, and ballet shoes always add to the fun, and sweatpants, t-shirts and tennis shoes are great. No sandals, flip flops, boots or crocs for safety.

All Tap & Ballet Classes (Magical Munchkins, Tiny Movers, Star Shiners)

Attire: We want our dancers to have fun while being safe and appropriate. Our dress code is dance attire. Leggings, tights and tutus all add to the fun, but we do not require a specific style or color.  Hair needs to be pulled back. 
* We ask that tiny tots’ dance clothes are only worn for dance class so that the young dancer understands that they are coming to dance class and not an unstructured play time.

Shoes: Tap and ballet shoes are needed. Any color shoe is allowed during class but if you would like to plan ahead to the recital, pink ballet shoes (or black for boys) and black tap shoes are suggested. The class will start with tap and transition to ballet during class so please have your dancer’s tap shoes on before class. Please label your dancers shoes.

Please see our blog on how to pick out dance shoes and the type of shoes to avoid.

All Hip Hop Classes

Attire: Sweats, leggings, and t-shirts are great…wear clothes that you can easily move in and are appropriate when dancing and doing floor work. (Shorts and skirts can be a challenge.)  Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail.

Shoes: Sneakers that tie or won’t come off feet. Barefoot, clogs, crocs, sandals, flip flops or socks just won’t work.

Where To Buy?

Receive 8% off your first order with Discount Dance by using Dance To EvOLvE’s code TP35961. You will also find affordable dance attire and shoes at stores such as Target, and sometimes Walmart, but they tend to be hit or miss. Local dance stores are also an option but the prices will be higher. 

What Do Parents Do During Class?

Ages 14mo - 2

This is a parent/child interactive dance class and an adult must be in class with each dancer. Dress code and dance shoes are not required for this class.

Ages 2 - Young 3

Parents participate as needed and therefore stay in the room. They need your love and encouragement throughout dance class. Some dancers will need more attention than others, depending on their age and development and that’s okay!  To have a successful class we ask that only one parent is in the room with the dancer.

Ages 3 & Up

These are our big kid dance classes so parents watch from a distance outside of the room or are welcome to drop them off. 

SAFETY FIRST…please be sure to sign-in your child if you are dropping them off during class; sign-in on the clipboard with the phone number where you can be reached during the next hour in case of an emergency. This needs to be done every week for any dancer who does not have an adult within viewing distance.  This will give our teachers quick access to an accurate telephone number to contact you if needed.

How Do I Register for Classes?

Registration is taken online through our online Parent Portal. You can also, Click here to view our full class schedule. 

  • Click the black register button next to the class you want to register for and you will be take to our Parent Portal.
    • If you don’t already have an account, you will need to create an account for both you and your dancer. 
  • Once you are on the registration page, be sure to click on the San Diego Tab.
  • Select the class(es) you want to register for and click submit.
  • After clicking submit, click on the blue link in. the red box “Click here to set up auto-pay” to complete your registration. 

Please note: Upon registration all families are enrolled in auto-renewal* for their class from semester-to-semester or month-to-month until you notify the office otherwise. (Cancellations cannot go through the teacher.)

What If Class is Cancelled?

If class is cancelled, you will be notified via email and text. If school is cancelled within the district of your dance class location, dance class will also be cancelled. No refunds will be issued for any cancelled classes, but make-up classes will be offered.

Will There Be A Recital?

In addition to small in-class demos throughout the year, EvOLvE does present an annual dance recital in June that is catered to be a fun, positive, age-appropriate experience. The recital is not required but encouraged for all students…memories to last a lifetime! For more information, click here to view our annual dance recital page to mark your calendars.

How Do I Stay in the Know?

1. Follow us on social media: , ,  (Please note our waiver regarding the use of pictures as DTE does use pictures and videos from classes in social media.)

2. Add chicago@dancetoevolve.com to your email address book for monthly newsletters and important class updates.

3. Check the announcement board at class and listen to your teacher’s announcements.

4. Check out the Dance To EvOLvE blog for all sorts of fun information.

5. Reach out to us via email, phone or text, whatever works best for you!

Payment & Registration

Upon registration all families are enrolled in auto-renewal* for their class from semester-to-semester or month-to-month until you notify the office otherwise. (Cancellations cannot go through the teacher.)

Please see website for pricing and registration regarding your specific location.

Monthly Auto-Renewal Registration: Dancers registration continues month to month until family requests to switch to semester enrollment or to cancel. Minimum enrollment is one month. Monthly tuition is processed on the 28th of each month (or closest business day) and is prorated accordingly for any 3 or 5 week months.  All cancellations must be received through the office via email by the 25th of the month.

*Auto-renewal may or may not be applicable to after-school and daycare/preschool programs. Please see website for information regarding your specific school or daycare.

Declined Payments

 You will be notified by email if your credit card was declined. Please update payment method on file prior to the 1st of the month to avoid a $20 late fee added to your balance. If payment is not received by the first class of the month, your dancer will be dropped from the class and re-registration will be based on class availability with the $20 late fee.

Class Make-Up Policy

Class make-ups are allowed for:
* Sickness
* Family emergency
* Being out of town.

Dancers have one month to make-up any missed class from the day they missed class.  It can be made-up in any age appropriate class at any location that has availability.  Classes must be made up while you are registered in class.  We appreciate an email prior to your make-up class so we can confirm the class has availability for an extra student.  (We always want to maintain quality!)  Make-up classes cannot be done in a dancer’s regular class.  See schedule for make-up options. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes. 

Cancellation Policy

Classes

Upon registration all families are enrolled in auto-renewal for their class from semester-to-semester or month-to-month. If you wish to cancel the class, please email the office by the 25th of the month so your card won’t be charged for the next month. (Cancellations cannot go through the teacher.) There are no refunds after the 25th of the month. Instead of cancelling due to planned absences please take advantage of our flexible make-up policy. (See above.)

Camps

There is a $50 deposit charged upon registration that is non-refundable and non-transferrable to any class or camp. (Sorry, no exceptions, whatever the reason – including but not limited to sickness, moving, your schedule changed. )

The remaining non-refundable camp balance will be processed two weeks prior to camp start date. (You will be sent a reminder email.) 

The reason we have to be so strict about camp policies is due to many non-refundable upfront costs, planning and teacher scheduling based on enrollments.

Late Pick-Up Fee: For any child picked up 10 minutes or later then check-out time, the card on file will be automatically charged $10 for every 10 minute increment.

Potty Training: Your child must be potty trained to attend a drop-off camp. If they show up to camp on the first day and are not potty trained or are in a diaper, they will not be able to attend for the rest of the week and your camp payment is non-refundable.