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Frequently asked questions

Dance & Fitness

Frequently Asked Questions


Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page—your go-to resource for answers to common queries about our dance and fitness studio. We’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to address the most commonly raised topics, providing clarity and insight into various aspects of our programs, schedules, policies, and more. Explore this page to find solutions and gain a deeper understanding of what to expect from your experience with us at ADFS.

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How young can my child start dance classes?

We offer “You & Me” classes for dancers under the age of 3, with a guardian.Independent dance classes begin at age 3 (dancers must be fully potty-trained). Yourdancer must meet the age guidelines for class by December 31st of the season.

What should my dancer do when they arrive for classes?

At arrival, expect to be greeted by our Front Desk Staff and other dancers. Dancers should immediately find a cubby and change into their dance shoes (combo classes always start with tap). Keep dance bags and personal belongings in your cubby and bring all dance shoes needed for class with you to the line-up door with your water bottle, if desired. Wait with your backs on the wall until your teacher greets you and escortsyou into the dance studio. Parents do not need to check-in dancers at the Front Desk;your dancer’s instructor will take attendance daily.

How long is the dance season?

Our dance season starts August 7, 2023 and ends May 25, 2024 (39 weeks of classes). Please see the studio calendar for studio closures throughout the season.

What happens if I miss a dance class?

If your dancer is going to miss class, please log their absence in your Parent Portal tonotify ADFS. You may schedule a “make-up class” for the absence during anotherclass of the same level within two weeks by emailing Remember,regular attendance ensures the progression of not only your dancer but the entireclass. We appreciate your dedication to making dance a priority.
ADFS reserves theright to refuse service if the make-up class was not scheduled due to class sizes. Adoctor’s note may be requested for frequent absences. ADFS reserves the right torefuse make-ups for frequent absences and may drop your dancers from a class ifthere are more than 3 absences in a row, with no refunds. Absence from class doesnot count towards the required 30-day notice required to cancel your dancer’senrollment. You are responsible for all tuition until enrollment is canceled in writing.Make-ups cannot be guaranteed during recital preparation; your dedication toregular attendance during recital season ensures the success of your dancer and ourshow.

Why is there a Dance Dress Code?

By enforcing a dress code, dancers learn responsibility and self-awareness and are not distracted in class by clothing or hair. Proper dance attire allows teachers to see the dancers’ bodies for correct alignment and placement to prevent injury. Without a dress code, dance class can quickly turn into a dress-up party. All the items needed for dance class are available for purchase from our studio boutique. Please see the Dress Code Section or DSP for complete details.

Can I watch class?

We have observation windows for viewing. Please do not distract your dancers by talking to them or tapping on the windows. Do not open the classroom doors during classes. If you need to speak to your dancer or the teacher, please ask the Front Desk Staff.

Do I need to bring my dancer into the studio?

We appreciate you dropping off your dancer in the lobby and helping young dancers into their dance shoes to their classroom line-up door. Level I+ dancers may be droppedoff and picked up curbside, but we do not allow dancers to walk across the parking lotunescorted. If you park, please exit your car and meet your dancers on the sidewalk.

Can my dancer’s friends watch class?

We will host Bring-A-Friend events for friends to join in the fun, with no commitment. We offer free trials for friends interested in registering for the class. Email for more information. Liability Release Forms must be completed before dancing with us.

What is an ADFS Star Student?

ADFS takes pride in being a happy and healthy learning environment. We love to recognize our dancers for showing one of our STAR attributes; A: attitude, D: discipline, F:focus, S: success. Awards are nominated by our staff and presented throughout the season.

May I leave the studio while my child is in class?

Absolutely! We hope you find comfort in knowing that your child is in good hands while you run home, do errands, or enjoy some quiet time in the car. To ensure the safety of our dance family, we are limiting access to the common areas of the dance studio.Please drop-off and pick-up safely.

What happens if I am late to pick up my dancer?

Your dancer’s safety is our top priority. If you are running late to pick-up, we ask that you call our Front Desk team so that we can make sure your dancer remains with our staff until you arrive. Dancers are never allowed to wait outside the studio for pick-up. In the event of frequent late pick-ups (longer than 15 minutes after class dismissal or closing business hours), ADFS reserves the right to charge your DSP account $1/minute beyond the dancer’s dismissal time; a courtesy email will be sent before charges apply. Updated 10.1.22

What are the camps, parties, and events?

There is so much FUN at ADFS. Camps and parties are opportunities for dancers to bond,have fun, and, of course, dance! Use DSP to register for our special events. Camps andevents are open to “non-dancers” too.

Do you host Birthday Parties?

Yes! We love celebrating your tiny dancer and their friends. Email for details. We are also happy to provide rental space for other events.

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What is the Registration Fee?

Our Registration Fee is a $25 charge per dancer for enrolling in a dance season.

How do I pay tuition?

Tuition will post to your DSP account on the 25th of the month and Auto-pay willcharge your online payment method. Tuition is charged in advance for the upcomingmonth (ex. September Tuition will charge on August 25th). If you prefer to pre-paywith cash or check, please do so before the 25th of the month. Tuition is non-refundable. A $15 Late-Fee will automatically be applied to your account foroutstanding tuition on the 1st of the month.

What is Dance Studio-Pro (DSP)?

DSP is our online system you use to view class schedules, make payments, andregister for classes. Please contact us if you did not receive your login information atregistration. *NEW: please add your dancer’s photo to help the ADFS Staff withrecognition.

What if I want to discontinue a program?

30-day written notice by email is required to terminate enrollment before the end of the season. You are responsible for all tuition within the 30-day drop period, and tuition will be prorated if notice falls between billing dates. *There is a $25 early termination fee for May 2024 cancellations without 30 days written notice.

Can I change my dancer’s class?

We understand that schedules change and we are committed to helping your dancers find the best class for their interests and strengths. If you need to change classes, please email your request for approval. We will update your enrollment, or make appropriate recommendations, as needed. ADFS reserves the right to charge a $10 change fee/class after 2nd class change request.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Yes, in the Studio Lobby. Please remember to label ALL your dancer’s items to help us return lost items to your dancer. The Lost & Found is donated on the 1st of the month.ADFS is not responsible for lost items.

How do I receive studio information?

All correspondences are sent through email, using DSP. Follow us on social media(@adfslv) to stay connected. We will notify you by email if important paper handouts aredistributed to your dancer in class.

How do referrals work?

Referrals are the #1 way we grow our dance and fitness family! Please spread the wordto family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. As a token of our appreciation, we arehappy to reward you with a $5 studio credit for every referral!

What is the ADFS Company?

ADFS Company is our competitive dance team by audition only. For more information contact us!

What are the ADFS TEAMS?

ADFS Teams is a fun way to get more involved in dancing in the community. Contact us to learn more or check out the TEAMS descriptions in DSP.

Who can take Fitness Classes?

Participants must be 14+ years of age, or 11+ with a guardian. No experience is needed and all fitness levels are welcome. Please inform the instructor if you need modifications. Monthly enrollment, drop-ins, and punch cards are available. We offer a variety of Group Fitness Classes to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

Do you offer Adult Dance Classes?

Yes! Join us for recreational Adult Ballet, Tap, Hip-hop, or Jazz. You can drop in, usepunch cards, or enroll for just $30/mo (ADFS Registration fee applies). Dance attireoptional or comfy athletic wear. Dance shoes required.

What are your Health and Safety Protocols?

ADFS is dedicated to keeping our dance families healthy. Please comply with any mandates for the health and safety of our families. ADFS cannot refund or credit cancellations for government-enforced mandates.