Where can I find class prices?
Class prices can be found by clicking Here.
How do I register my child?
Parents can register their children via online registration software by clicking Here. We are happy to assist with this process over the phone. In addition, we can provide a hardcopy form if parents prefer this method. Parents are asked to email or drop off the form at the studio.
How do I know what level to sign my child up for?
If you need help deciding on what level to place your child in, please let us help you! With the exception of Creative Beginner classes, student leveling is based on a combination of age and ability. Since the leveling structure varies from studio to studio, prior studio leveling may not correlate to the most appropriate level for the student at Lake Michigan Dance Academy. The class instructor, along with Alissa, reserves the right to move students into a different class, if deemed appropriate. Please note that level changes are always in the best interest of the class and student, and are made in order to provide the most effective instruction possible.
What do I do if a class is full?
Registration for classes will be on a first-come first-served basis. If you want to register for a class, but it is already full, please add yourself to the waitlist! If a space becomes available before the end of the session, you will have the option of enrolling.
What if I register late?
Our registration is always open and students may join at any point during the year!
When is tuition due?
Monthly tuition is due in full at the time of registration. Students will not be able to participate in class if a balance remains after the first week of classes.
What happens if my child misses a class?
Since we take attendance every week, you do not need to inform us when your child is absent. If your child misses a class, they may attend another class of the same level or lower to make up for the one they missed. In order to inform the teacher and ensure that you are making the appropriate make-up class selection, we ask that you please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and the alternate class you would like to attend. Please note that you will not be refunded for missed classes.
What should my child wear to dance class?
Creative Dance: Girls may wear any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes with hair away from the face. Boys may wear black pants or shorts, a t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.
Creative Tumbling: Girls may wear any color leotard, shorts or leggings (no tights or skirts, please), and will dance barefoot with hair away from the face. Boys should wear fitted pants or shorts and a fitted shirt and will dance barefoot.
Ballet/Jazz Combo: Girls may wear any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and tan slip-on jazz shoes with hair in a bun or ponytail. Boys may wear black pants or shorts, any colored t-shirt, black ballet shoes, and black jazz shoes.
Ballet/Tap Combo: Girls may wear any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black patent leather tap shoes with hair in a bun or ponytail. Boys may wear black pants or shorts, any colored t-shirt, black ballet shoes, and black tap shoes.
Ballet/Tumbling Combo: Girls may wear any color leotard, shorts or leggings (no tights or skirts, please), pink ballet shoes and bare feet with hair in a bun or ponytail. Boys should wear fitted pants or shorts and a fitted shirt with black ballet shoes and bare feet.
Boys Hip Hop/Tumbling Combo: Boys can wear clothing they can move in easily (no jeans or overly baggy clothes, please) and will start class in clean sneakers for hip hop and remove shoes and socks for tumbling.
Ballet: Girls may wear any style black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather) with hair in a bun. Boys may wear fitted black pants, shorts or tights, a fitted white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.
Jazz: Girls may wear a leotard or fitted tank top, fitted pants, leggings or shorts, and tan slip-on jazz shoes with hair in a bun or ponytail. Boys may wear athletic pants or shorts, a fitted t-shirt and black slip-on jazz shoes.
Tap: All students may wear comfortable fitting pants, leggings or shorts (no jeans please), t-shirt or tank top, and black leather tap shoes with hair pulled back away from the face.
Hip Hop: All students may wear comfortable fitting pants, leggings or shorts (no jeans, please), t-shirt or tank top, and black converse-style sneakers with white laces (ones that are not also worn outside) with hair pulled back away from the face.
Acro: Girls may wear any colored leotard with leggings or shorts (no tights, please) and bare feet with hair pulled back out of their face. Boys should wear fitted pants or shorts and a fitted shirt with bare feet.
Lyrical: Girls may wear fitted pants, leggings or shorts, fitted tank top or leotard and bare feet with hair in a bun or ponytail. Boys may wear athletic pants or shorts, a fitted t-shirt and bare feet.
Contemporary: Girls may wear a leotard or fitted tank top, fitted pants, leggings or shorts, and bare feet with hair pulled back away from their face.
Where can I get dance apparel?
We have some local dancewear stores we recommend:
Forever Dance Apparel and Activewear
4336 Plainfield Ave. NE, Suite E
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 799-7587 - call or text!
2905 Breton Rd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
When is the studio closed?
Labor Day: Sept. 5, 2022
Thanksgiving: Nov. 22 - 26, 2022
Winter Break: Dec. 19, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023
Spring Break: Apr. 3 - 8, 2023
Memorial Day: May 29, 2023
How do we find out about weather-related closures?
Lake Michigan Dance Academy operates on its own schedule for weather-related closures. If questionable weather arises, families will be notified by 3:00pm via our facebook group "Lake Michigan Dance Academy Parents", as well as email.
Will there be an annual dance recital?
Yes! Our Spring Recital will be held on June 3, 2023 at the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center at Allendale High School. Each class will perform one dance that is learned during class time. Additional costume fees will be required. More information will be released throughout the school year.
Still have questions? Contact us.