2017 - 2018 Dance Schedule
From August 21, 2017 - May 25, 2018
Age cutoff for 2-18 year old classes is October 1, 2017.
Age is a guideline; final placement is at the discretion of the instructors.
Tuition & Fee's
Registration Fee: $35 Family Registration Fee: $50
*registration fee is a one time fee*
When you register, you will pay your registration fee and last month’s tuition.
1 Class/week- $70
2 Classes/week- $105
3 Classes/week- $140
4 Classes/week- $170
5 Classes/week- $195
6 Classes/Unlimited- $215
(unlimited as long as the additional class are not full)
Sibling Discount: Take 20% off the above rates for each additional sibling
Drop In Fee: $20 a class (not available for combo classes)
Tuition is charged on the first of each month. Tuition is the same each month, regardless of holidays or months with 5 weeks.
Ballet/Tap Combo dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps in the center as well as across the floor. The ballet portion of the class includes an introduction to the ballet barre, stretching in the center, and across the floor work. *Our combo classes are not mommy and me classes. Parents are welcome to stay during the class and watch their child from our studio lobby. *
Jazz/ Hip-Hop Combo class will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movement. The jazz portion of the class will focus on flexibility, coordination, turn technique, and picking up choreography. Hip-Hop will focus on rhythmic movement to music. Students do not need to take a ballet/ tap class before taking this class.
Ballet students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. As students’ progress through each level the curriculum will increasingly become more complex and intricate.
Tap is designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students’ progress through each level the curriculum will increasingly become more complex and intricate.
Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students’ progress through each level the curriculum will increasingly become more complex and intricate.
Contemporary combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz, and modern. Students will also explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract.
Pre-Pointe/ Pointe class can be taken on flat or on pointe shoes (with instructor’s approval). All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.
Musical Theatre class performs a One Act play every semester. The first month of this class students will learn stage techniques, terminology, and audition tips before the audition for the selected play. After that, each week will be focusing on learning and blocking the selected play for that semester.
Age 2-5 Year Old Classes:
Ballet/ Tap Combo - Any color or style leotard, tights (footed or convertible), skirt (optional), pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun or pony tail.
Jazz - Any color or style leotard, tights (footed or convertible), skirt (optional), and tan jazz shoes. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun or pony tail.
Ballet (All Ages & Levels):
Any style black leotard, pink tights (footed or convertible), skirt (optional), and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a bun. No loose clothing will be permitted into class.
Jazz/ Contemporary Classes (All Ages & Levels):
Fitted dance shorts or leggings paired with a fitted tank top or tights and a leotard. Tan jazz shoes. All midriffs must be covered. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun or pony tail.
Tap (All Ages & Levels):
Fitted dance shorts or leggings paired with a fitted tank top or tights and a leotard. Black lace up tap shoes. All midriffs must be covered. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun or pony tail.
Fitted dance shorts or leggings paired with a fitted tank top (no denim) with either tennis shoes or jazz shoes. All midriffs must be covered. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun or pony tail.
Dance attire is not necessary. Wear something you are comfortable moving in. Girls should not wear skirts or dresses unless they are also wearing shorts or leggings. Hair should be pulled away from their face and everyone is required to wear closed toed shoes.
Stretch & Conditioning:
Fitted dance shorts or leggings paired with a fitted tank top or tights and a leotard. Tennis shoes, bare foot, or jazz shoes. All midriffs must be covered. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun or pony tail.
Any style black leotard, pink tights (footed or convertible), skirt (optional), pink ballet shoes, or pointe shoes (with the instructor’s approval). Hair must be worn in a bun. No loose clothing will be permitted into class.
Boys can wear athletic shorts, jazz pants and a fitted white t-shirt or tank top.
Holidays: Pointe of Grace Dance Studio follows the Katy ISD school year and is closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Year’s, Good Friday through Easter, Memorial Day, and July 4th.
Tuition: Pricing stays the same for every month regardless of months with 5 weeks and months with holidays. Tuition is due during the first week of every month. Pointe of Grace requires a current credit card on file and tuition debited by auto pay on the first of the month. If you wish to pay by check or cash we require payment one month in advance. If the card on file is declined there will be a $10 declined transaction fee.
Late Fee’s: A late fee of $10 will be applied to any tuition that is received later than the 10th of each month. Registration fees are non-refundable. There will be a $25 fee assessed for any returned check.
Class Withdraws: Pointe of Grace requires a 30-day written notice to withdraw from a class. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee equal to one month’s tuition. To give a notice you must fill out a cancelation form (found on our website) and turned into the front desk to be signed and dated. No digital copies will be accepted. After February 2018, there will be no withdraws from a class and you will be charged your regularly monthly tuition until the end of the spring session.
Make Up Classes: Make-Up Classes are permitted. Students must fill out a make-up form (found on our website) and may attend another class their level, or a level below their normal class within two weeks of their missed class. The make-up class must be approved by the instructor, to ensure that the class is not full. A student may only make-up one class a month with the maximum of three per year (August 2017-June 2018). Make-up classes will not be permitted in May or June due to recital rehearsals.
Studio Rules: Parents must let instructors know of any medical conditions their child may have. Dancers must use the restroom before or after class. Leaving in the middle of class is discouraged. No gum during class or on the studio floors. Please do not arrive more than ten minutes before your child’s class. Parents must supervise all siblings in the waiting area. Students and siblings of students are not permitted to play outside in front of other businesses out of respect to our neighbors. Students should have their shoes labeled with their initials. You are responsible to check and read all informative Pointe of Grace emails.
Studio Dress Code: Please read our Pointe of Grace dress code and have your child ready to attend class in the appropriate attire for their specified class. Hair must be in a burn or pony tail for every class. We ask that all midriffs be covered at all times! No denim will be permitted into dance class. Your child may be asked to leave class until they can return in the appropriate attire.
Code of Conduct: All students at Pointe of Grace are encouraged to have a positive and cooperative attitude. The words “I can’t” are not allowed in the class room! The instructors expect the students to respect their teachers as well as their class mates. Students and parents will not speak negatively about one another while at Pointe of Grace. Any parent or family member who disturbs class or approaches a teacher, staff member, dancer, or another parent with ill intent or who purposely disregards POG policies will be asked to leave immediately.
Every June, Pointe of Grace holds our annual dance recital at a KISD High School. Each year recital takes on a different central theme that our shows music, costuming, and sets are revolved around. Our recital is open to our students age 2+ in styles of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. It is always a reward seeing how much our students have progressed and grown throughout the year. This show is a great time for all your family and friends to come out and enjoy a family friendly show by Pointe of Grace. All rehearsals for the show will take place during your child’s weekly class. The costume for recital will be kept by the student. We strongly encourage all of our students to participate in the end of the year recital!
Recital Date & Times: Tentative Dates- May 26, 2018
Recital Fees: $75/ costume
$30/ student (this includes a recital t-shirt)