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 Combo Classes with Tap, Ballet, and Jazz

Attire: Our dress code is simply “dance attire” and is designed to be fun, safe and appropriate for the learning environment. There is not a specific style or color required. Long 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.

* Leotards, tights, leggings, and tutus all add to the fun.
* Clean solid-colored sweatpants or jazz pants and a fitted t-shirt are great.

Shoes: Ballet and tap shoes are needed for all tap & ballet combo classes. Any shoe color is allowed during class but if you would like to plan ahead to the annual June recital, black tap shoes are requested for all dancers and pink ballet shoes for female identifying costumes.

Check out our dance wear and shoe options here:

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?

Check out our suggested attire and shoe options on our Nimbly shop here! You will also find affordable dance attire and shoes online at Discount Dance Supply and Amazon, as well as in 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. 

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.

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?

For Locations Where EvOLvE Takes Registration

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.)

For Locations Where Registration Goes Through The City

The only part of our program that we do not directly manage at these locations is payment and registration, which is taken directly through the city.

Although payment is organized in semesters or sessions, classes are designed to be ongoing and progressive, continuing throughout the year. Simply re-register session to session. Enrollment is first come first served as places in class are not held. See individual neighborhood pages for more details on pricing.

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. For outdoor classes, see rain policy below.

What If I Am Late To Class?

We understand that being late can be stressful. Therefore, please have your dancer prepared with shoes on outside of the room and then send them into the class. If no dancers are present for class, the teacher will wait 15 minutes before they are allowed to leave the class site. There are no refunds or credits for tardiness.

I'm on the Waitlist. What Now?

Thank you for your interest in classes with Dance To EvOLvE! The class you are interested in is currently full and you have been added to the waitlist. No worries, as soon as a spot becomes available, you will be notified via email (with a text reminder) with next steps that will need to be completed within 24 hours to secure your place in the class. If you no longer wish to be in the class, please let the office know.

We have other similar classes at other near-by locations as well. We would love to get your dancer in class soon! Click here to view our full class schedule.

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 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 via email. (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. There are no refunds after payment has been processed.

*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. (excluding Poway)  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. 

Rain Policy for Outdoor Classes

If class is canceled due to weather, we will send out a text and email to the contact on file one hour before the start of the first class that day or as soon s the rain begins. If class is running as normal, there will NOT be a text/email.
Please note, we can’t control the weather and sometimes it surprises us so we can’t always guarantee what will happen. For example, if we plan on having class and the teacher shows up and it begins to rain…We are truly sorry, but things like that are out of our control.

Make-up options will be offered during other classes on our schedule.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations For Locations Where EvOLvE Takes Registration


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. There are no refunds after the 25th of the month. (Cancellations cannot go through the teacher.) Instead of cancelling due to planned absences please take advantage of our flexible make-up policy. (See above.)


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 with the card on file two weeks prior to camp start date. (You will be sent a reminder email.) 
(Please note that camps are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. In the event Dance To EvOLvE cancels a camp due to low enrollment, your $50 deposit will be refunded. For camps with low enrollment, families will be notified 2 weeks in advance)

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.

Cancellations For Locations Where Registration Goes Through The City

Please contact the location for their refund policy, deadlines and applicable surcharge. See their contact info on the neighborhood page.