2017-2018 Dance Classes

About Our Dance Program 

Arts Avenue dance classes are designed to help the students develop excellence in dance while giving honor to God!  Dance is a very effective way to instill poise and confidence in children.  It’s also a wonderful way to develop artistic and creative abilities at the same time as developing physical strength and flexibility.

Our Mission

At Arts Avenue, our dance instructors focus on creating a loving and fun environment for every student while maintaining  quality technique for strong and skilled dancers.

Arts Avenue for Kids is not affiliated with a church body. Everyone is welcome! We would love for your child to join us on a journey of learning the arts. In everything we do, we will strive to give honor to God!

You Are Special” Dance Production, 2016

2017-2018 School Year Dance Classes

**Classes begin the week of August 28th and go through the end of May.  There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving or GISD’s Spring Break.  The studio will also be closed between December 25th and January 5th for Christmas break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 8th.

**Please scroll down for tuition, dress code and registration information**

Combo Classes

These Classes spend half the class on Ballet and the other half on Tap or Jazz.

Ballet/Tap Combo – AGES 3-6

– Session 1 – Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm

**FULL** Session 2 – Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm 

**FULL** Session 3 – Wednesdays 5:25-6:25pm

Ballet/Jazz Combo – AGES 3-6

-Session 1 – Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am

**FULL** Session 2 – Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

Classical Ballet & Pointe

BALLET LEVEL 1 – Ages 7-11

– Session 1 – Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm 

– Session 2 – Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm 

BALLET LEVEL 2 – Ages 8-13 (need minimum one year of ballet or teacher approval)

– Session 1 – Wednesdays 5:25-6:25pm

BALLET LEVEL 3 – Ages 9 and up (need minimum of two years ballet or teacher approval)

– Session 1 – Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm

BALLET LEVEL 4 – Ages 11 and up (need minimum of three years ballet or teacher approval)

– Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm

POINTE LEVEL 2 – Ages 12 and up (teacher approval required)

– Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm



– Tuesdays 6:00-7:15pm

Hip-Hop/Musical Theater

HIP-HOP – Ages 7 and up

– Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm


– Fridays 4:30-5:30pm

Private Lessons/Company


– Please call for availability.

COMPANY – By audition only

Mini-Team Classes

– Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo – Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm

– Team Rehearsal – Thursdays 5:30-6:00pm

Company Classes

– Choose your appropriate Ballet and Jazz/Contemporary Class

– Team Rehearsal – Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm

Dance Tuition/Fees

*  $45 non-refundable registration fee due with registration.  One fee per family.  Your child’s spot will NOT be held until the registration fee is received.  

* In November Costume fees are due.  Those fees are as follows: $55 for students in Ballet/Jazz or Ballet/Combo classes, and $70 for all other dancers.

* $30 recital hall fee, due in March for each dancer.

TUITION September 2017-May 2018

*1 hour – $52/month

* 1.25 hours – $60/month

*1.5 hours – $67/month

*1.75 hours – $75/month

*2 hours – $82/month

*2.25 hours – $90/month

*2.5 hours – $97/month

*2.75 hours – $105/month

*3 hours – $112/month

**Monthly tuition rates remain the same regardless of how many weeks are in the month.** 

**Monthly tuition is due by the 10th of each month.  A $10 fee will be applied to late payments.**

**There is a $20 charge for all returned checks.**

*We are now taking online payments!  Please visit our “Store” page to pay online.*


– $10 off each additional child in the family.

How to register

– Please visit our “register” page to register.

Dress Code

*We do sell many of these items in the studio.

All Combo Classes

Any color leotard

Any color tights or black dance pants or black dance shorts

Pink ballet slippers

Black tap shoes. Tap ties encouraged.

Boys may wear t-shirts, dance pants or shorts, and black ballet and tap shoes

Please cut ballet slipper strings to about 1” length, and tuck inside shoe when wearing.

Hair pulled back

Note about ballet slippers: please do not purchase ballet slippers that are padded and have no strap

Ballet only and Pointe only Classes

Pink tights

Black leotard

Ballet skirt permitted, not required

Pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes

Hair in bun

Note about ballet slippers: please do not purchase slippers that are padded or have no strap

Please cut ballet slipper strings to about 1” length, and tuck inside shoe when wearing.

Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theater Classes

Any color leotard

Black dance shorts or Black dance pants or leggings

Pink or tan tights optional instead of, or with shorts/pants/leggings

Black jazz shoes for jazz classes and musical theater classes

Nude Lyrical shoes, spin shoes, or barefoot for contemporary class. Your preference.

Hair pulled back

Tap Classes

Leotard or T-shirt

Black dance shorts or Black dance pants or leggings

Pink or tan tights optional instead of, or with shorts/pants/leggings

Socks permitted, but must be very thin and fitted

Black tap shoes

Hip Hop Classes

Any fitness or dance clothes that are not overly baggy or restrictive

Dance boots, or tennis shoes

A note about dance attire and shoes

Please keep modesty in mind when purchasing dance attire, especially dance shorts. Please do not go too short. No “booty shorts”, crop tops or dance bras (worn without something over), permitted.

When purchasing tights, you may want to get “convertible” tights. These are tights that have a hole in the ball of the foot, so that the option of either wearing their tights over their feet, or pulling them off their feet to be barefoot. This comes in handy a lot!

If you would like suggestions on brands or types of attire and shoes, just ask a dance teacher. We’d be happy to help.

We have a teacher account with Discount Dance Supply. You may purchase items directly through them online at discountdance.com and receive a discount on already very reasonable prices. We have a catalogue in our lobby, or you can view it online. To use the discount, use our teacher code which is: TP33100