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Frequently asked questions

Fees & Registration

When should I register?


Register immediately, we can no longer hold space without a fee. We can not prorate special discounts but we can prorate on regular priced classes for new families. Class sizes are limited.




Are there class size minimums or maximums?


Each class has various requirements but the minimum for all classes are 6 students 1. Technique and tumbling classes: min of 6 max of 15 2. Expressive Dance Styles (i.e. Hip Hop, Contemporary, Latin, Tap, Jazz): 6 minimum and a max of 30 3. Early Dance: minimum of 6 max of 12 class sizes may be reduced further due to safety measures.




How old does my dancer have to be?


Most classes are ages 1-99! Early dance is designed for dancers age 12 months-5 years old




Whats my student's or my dance level?


Each student will be evaluated upon their first free trial class! Click register now to get access! If your child has dance/tumbling experience or wants to level up COPY and PASTE the link here to see the level requirements https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7fc905_c782f83df28749659b3c51e04b71040c.pdf




How can I find the dance/tumbling schedule?


Go back to our home page at https://www.usmcdance.com Please note tumbling classes have been postponed until we can safely reopen.




Does enrollment close?


Our company is open from Aug-June 30th within safe environmental conditions. We are an open enrollment company so enroll anytime! We accept all dancers civilian and service-connected.




Why a registration fee?


An annual registration fee helps pay for unseen costs like technology, software, insurance, training equipment, team shirt, and other incidentals




Is it required for my child or self to perform?


Absolutely NOT! We are now opening a Fall and Spring Company Schedule. Only performers in our Company will have a performance and video shoot schedule. Please note that all dancers are invited to perform in their end-of-year recital.




How do I get started, what is the price?


We are excited to have fun with you and your dancer (s) Please register online at usmcdance.com on the homepage. Simply click the hold your place or register button

  • regular prices are $50 per student per class per month
  • $40 additional classes after your class
  • $250 per month for 5 or more classes
  • prorates are given if a dancer starts after the session begins for new families
  • Don't forget to ask about promotions




Are there any sibling discounts?


Yes, for every child after your second receive 30%-40% off your lowest tuition. Pricing is subject to change. 3rd child 30% off 4th child 35% off 5th child 40% off




Are there any late fees?


Yep, we have to impose a $25 late fee for existing families who pay four days past the start of the following month. Good news you have a 4 day grace period. But we can not hold your space without payment.




How do I recieve reminders?


Technology is beautiful! All active students and families must enroll to receive messages via text, text @8b088 to (626) 593-6111. You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @8b088'. This is our main source of communication.




Why the cost?


We try to keep our costs low so discounts are rare but are on the lookout. However, our instructors are paid professionals and pride themselves in providing excellent service!




When do classes start?


We are expecting to start back in October. Our studio is normally open year around with a break from in July. Text 760-412-9565 for info!




How can I get a session of classes for free?


Refer a friend that is a new student, they must mention your name at the time of enrollment and you will be credited a free month (one class type) for free! (this promotion is subject to change)




What are the rules?


Yes there are rules, UGH!!! But its super simple....just read this doc (click here) and all enrolled dancers are required to sign in any studio or military installation facilities. Please be patient. All classes may begin and/or end 10 minutes behind based on the previous class. Parents are asked to read this with their dancer who is under 18 and sign as consent... downloaded here!




How can I get a session of classes for free?


Refer a friend that is a new student and when they mention your name, you will be eligible for an hour of dance for a month! (this is a promotion and subject to change)




When do I pay?


Payment for virtual classes is on the 1st of every month with a 4 day grace period before a $25 late fee will be applied to each dancer. Payment for in-studio due on the 1st of every month with a 4 day grace period before a $25 late fee will be applied to each dancer.




When do I pay for VDC virtual dance classes?


Payment for virtual dance classes is due at enrollment with prorates and by the first of every month. All classes are $50 one class a week for a month $70 unlimited classes




Hou much are classes?


We are excited to have fun with you and your dancer (s) Please register online at usmcdance.com on the homepage. Simply click the hold your place or register button

  • regular prices are $50 per student per class per month
  • $40 additional classes after your class
  • $250 per month for 5 or more classes
  • prorates are given if a dancer starts after the session begins for new families
  • Don't forget to ask about promotions




What are the COVID Prevention Measures?


Click to download




Can we dance in a physical studio or class room?


Our military installations are requiring all dance classes to remain on the field. Studio classes outside of military installations are held in our studio classrooms




USMC Health & Safety Requirements


The studio is doing our very best to create a safe environment for our dancers to participate in studio classes. In order to remain open and serve our dancers well, it is imperative that all dancers and families adhere to the studio policies. Please review the studio policies below: (please note all policies are subject to change at anytime. We will do our best to notify you promptly) 1. Only ONE parent per dancer may come into the studio or in any practice area to observe classes. 2. No siblings, regardless of age, may come into the studio or in any practice area. 3. Given the requirement for social distancing, we do not have the space within the studio or in any practice area to allow multiple family members in the viewing area. 4. All observers must also wear a face covering while they are in the building, studio or in any practice area. 5. If you have multiple family members, or would prefer not to wear a face covering, we kindly ask that you drop off your dancer and wait outside. IMPORTANT: In order for the studio to stay open and provide dance classes for the youth in our community, we all need to work together. While we would like to continue to allow one parent to observe in the studio, we will only be able to continue with this option if all of our parents and family members are adhering to the guidelines. Thank you in advance for your support during this time.





Attire

What should I wear on the first day or at my FREE Trial Class?


pants or shorts with no buckle (black) and a white tank/shirt (no writing) low traction shoes or if you know your level please wear the dance attire listed by levels on this page.




How do I measure?





What is the dress code for ballet or technique class?


EARLY DANCE 1 OR MINIS:

  • Girl Minis: Pink Leotard, pink tights, no skirts or cover-ups, boys white t-shirt black jazz pants, Ballet Shoes (pink canvas or leather only no Satin)..NO LACES
  • Boy Minis: white t-shirt black jazz or male ballet pants,
  • Ballet Shoes (no satin) just canvas and no strings
Level 1B/A Beginner: BALLET TECHINQUE I
  • Light Pink Leotard, pink tights with leotards
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes
Level 2 B/A Beginner: BALLET TECHINQUE I
  • ROYAL Blue Leotard, pink tights with leotards
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes
Level 3 B/A Beginner: BALLET TECHINQUE II/III
  • Light Pink Leotard, pink tights with leotards,
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes ( POINTE & CANVAS)
Level 4 : BALLET TECHINQUE & COMPANY
  • Black Leotard, pink tights with leotards
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes ( POINTE & CANVAS)




What is the dress code for Hip Hop?


White Diamonds (1B/A):

  • team shirt of either white with gold letters (Bs) or white with black letters (As) or if replacing the shirt or waiting for your shirt's arrival wear a plain tank or t-shirt that matches the colors in your levels mentioned here. NO crop tops without a shirt or leotard to cover mid drift.
  • shoes: vans, converse, or hip hop dance shoes, hip hop/
Black Pearls (2 B/A):
  • team shirt of either black with gold letters (Bs) or black with red letters (As) or if replacing the shirt or waiting for your shirt's arrival wear a plain tank or t-shirt that matches the colors in your levels mentioned here. NO crop tops without a shirt or leotard to cover mid drift.
  • shoes: vans, converse, or hip hop dance shoes, hip hop/
Red Rubies (3 B/A)
  • team shirt of either red with black letters (Bs) or red with gold letters (As) or if replacing the shirt or waiting for your shirt's arrival wear a plain tank or t-shirt that matches the colors in your levels mentioned here. NO crop tops without a shirt or leotard to cover mid drift.
  • shoes: vans, converse, or hip hop dance shoes, hip hop/
Gold Barres (4/5)
  • team shirt of either gold flex tech multi colors with rhinestones (4s) or flex tech multi colors with rhinestones (5s) or if replacing the shirt or waiting for your shirt's arrival wear a plain tank or t-shirt that matches the colors in your levels mentioned here. NO crop tops without a shirt or leotard to cover mid drift.
  • shoes: vans, converse, or hip hop dance shoes, hip hop/




What is the dress code for Jazz and/or Contemporary/Lyrical?


EARLY DANCE 1 OR MINIS:

  • Girl Minis: Pink Leotard, pink tights, no skirts or cover-ups, boys white t-shirt black jazz pants, Ballet Shoes (pink canvas or leather only no Satin)..NO LACES
  • Boy Minis: white t-shirt black jazz or male ballet pants,
  • Ballet Shoes (no satin) just canvas and no strings
Level 1B/A Beginner: BALLET TECHINQUE I
  • Light Pink Leotard, pink tights with leotards
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes
Level 2 B/A Beginner: BALLET TECHINQUE I
  • ROYAL Blue Leotard, pink tights with leotards
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes
Level 3 B/A Beginner: BALLET TECHINQUE II/III
  • Light Pink Leotard, pink tights with leotards,
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes ( POINTE & CANVAS)
Level 4 : BALLET TECHINQUE & COMPANY
  • Black Leotard, pink tights with leotards
  • boys white t-shirt black jazz pants,
  • Ballet Shoes ( POINTE & CANVAS)




Can I buy attire online with USMC Dance?


Yes we have a limited selection but also try these places!

  • Discount Dance: Mention USMC Dance Company or Daisy Tate https://www.discountdance.com/
  • Boys Dance Too https://boysdancetoo.com
  • Team shirts order directly from us!




What do I wear for tumbling?


  • Unitard or leotard
  • Sofees,
  • Spandex shorts or tops
  • loose fitting t-shirt,
  • NO sports bra, and socks
  • yoga socks, footundeeze or split sole shoes




Can my dancer or tumbler wear crop tops?


Sorry no belly button or mid drift showing please wear leotard any color including nude or longer shirt under





Classes

Where are classes?


Please check out our map at the bottom of usmcdance.com home page....zoom in to see all of our locations Camp Pendleton: Paige Field House & 21 Area Fitness Center/ Del Mar Menifee Murrieta




Can I post video or pics on social media?


Photos are awesome as long as it is of your child. Videos are NOT PERMITTED for the safety of other children and the respect from the choreographer...Please ask before you post...thanks!




Can I film or take pics of classes?


For the safety of other children and the respect of the choreographer's work photography or videography is not permitted. SORRY, NO PARENT IN CLASS UNLESS INVITED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.




Will my dancer or I be used in any videos or photography?


Yes, your registration allows us to do so within its language. If you choose not to agree let us know!




When should my child start Tumbling


We have two levels I classes for 4-6. Upper-class levels are adjusted for experienced tumblers up to 18 years old. So you should start as soon as they turn of age. A birth certificate may be required.




What are the rules?


Yes, there are rules UGH!!! But it's super simple....just read this doc (click here) and all enrolled dancers are required to sign in military installation facilities. Please be patient. All classes may begin and/or end 15 minutes behind based on the previous class. Parents are asked to read this with their dancer who is under 18 and sign as well as sign their agreement which can be downloaded here!




Whats my student's or my dance level?


Each student will be evaluated upon their first free trial class! Click register now to get access! If your child has dance or tumbling experience or wants to level up COPY and PASTE the link here to see the level requirements https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7fc905_c782f83df28749659b3c51e04b71040c.pdf




I or my dancer/tumbler wants to level up.... how can I make this happen?


If your child has dance/tumbling experience or wants to level up click here to see the level requirements https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7fc905_daf63a85e76e4cfa8b4ae491a7d678ab.pdf




Is there a late to class policy


Yep, to prevent injury please do not enter class later than 10 minutes of the posted start time for a class. The good news is each instructor has a 10-minute cushion to go over in instruction time, therefore, this may affect the next class' start time, please be flexible.




Is there both recreational an competitive programs


Yep we have a recreational program and only if you or your dancer chooses to audition will you be invited to join us on a competition team in our Pre-professional or Professional company.





Company/Performance

How do I recieve reminders?


Technology is beautiful! All active students and families must enroll to receive messages via text, text @8b088 to (626) 593-6111. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @8b088'. This is our main source of communication.




Will my dancer or I be used in any videos or photography?


Yes your registration allows us to do so within it's language. If you choose not to agree let us know! The company has the only rights to post videos or photos




How do I find show dates


All info is on a private Company page after you have auditioned and have been accepted




How do I find out info on performances (hair, make-up, arrival, etc)


No sweat we got you covered..... check the parent links under the private Company page will be shared and also look in your REMIND 101 mobile app for files and messages as content/direction and info is subject to change




How do I or a student make Company to perform or compete?


All dancers must audition and be selected based on ability, commitment, attitude, parental support, and heart! Auditions are twice a year and upon special request, an audition may be granted beyond this time by texting 760-412-9565





Competition

Will my dancer or I be used in any videos or photography?


Yes your registration allows us to do so within it's language. If you choose not to agree let us know!




How can I or my dancer perform or compete?


All dancers must audition and be selected based on ability, commitment, attitude, parental support and heart!




Is there both recreational an competitive programs


Yep we have a recreational program and only if you or your dancer chooses to audition will you be invited to join us on a competition team in our Pre-professional or Professional company.





Student Questions?

Are there choreo videos to access?


Yes, however we changed our system....you willl be texted the link to view from your smart device, mobile or PC




How do I recieve reminders?


Technology is beautiful! All active students and families must enroll to receive messages via text, text @8b088 to (626) 593-6111. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @8b088'. This is our main source of communication.




Can I post video or pics on social media?


Photos are awesome as long as it is of your child. Videos are NOT PERMITTED for the safety of other children and the respect from the choreographer...Please ask before you post...thanks!




Will my dancer or I be used in any videos or photography?


Yes your registration allows us to do so within it's language. If you choose not to agree let us know!




What are the rules?


Yes there are rules UGH!!! But its super simple....just read this doc (click here) and all enrolled dancers are required to sign in military installation facilities. Please be patient. All classes may begin and/or end 15 minutes behind based on the previous class.Parents are asked to read this with their dancer who is under 18 and sign as well as sign thier agreement which can be downloaded here!




I or my dancer/tumbler wants to level up.... how can I make this happen?


If your child has dance/tumbling experience or wants to level up COPY and PASTE the link here to see the level requirements https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7fc905_c782f83df28749659b3c51e04b71040c.pdf




How can I or my dancer perform or compete?


All dancers must audition and be selected based on ability, commitment, attitude, parental support and heart!





Fundraisers

Do you have Fundraisers?


We have team bake sale events and individual costume and shoes fundraisers (i.e Krispy Kremes) Bake sales are held between....3-4 bake sales per year that are for the performance or competition team to raise dollars as a team. Participants split the pot to cover entry or ticket fees. We no longer can use funds for individual items like costumes or shoes its a team effort! Those who do not participate will not be able to benefit from these fundraisers. Individual fundraisers are to help dancer pay for cost of tuition, shoes, costumes etc! They are typically Krispy Kremes or other product sale items. (see the FAQ regarding fundraisers and schedules)




When are fundraisers?


Fundraiser Fall 2019 Schedule is.... Krisp Kremes: 9/15-10/1 Bake Sale: TBA




Are fundraisers mandatory?


Our recital is the only performance mandatory fundraiser. Each dancer must sell at least 8 tickets. Recital info will be updated in the recital category!




How does Krispy Kremes work?


How it works (all funds raised will be used for dance credit for dues, costumes or tickets) *Donut orders are due when noted, check remind or under the fundraiser FAQ for more info * Donuts will be made the same day of pick up * Pick up is almost always at PFH! * All dancers are responsible for delivering the donuts to their supporters. * Order forms: will be sent via text on your REmind101 app




How do Bake Sales work?


1. All parents must wrap all baked good individually before they arrive...we ask for at least 2 dozen to participate.

2. Please arrive at 30 minutes prior to help with the canopy and set up. All students must attend to receive any credit.

3. Those parents with cute decor, tablecloths, canopies, and tables please let Ms. Tate know ASAP.

4. Visit this web link to sign up for your items..https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DA9A923A0FF2-easter
you must sign up or you may be asked not to participate.

5. We will smile and simply say can you help the USMC Dance Team go to XXXX today we accept cash or credit! 6. YOU MAY NOT USE YOUR FUNDS PERSONALLY....ALL FUNDS ARE FOR THE TEAM'S TRAVEL AS A GROUP OR ENTRY FEES! FEES WILL BE POSTED AND SENT VIA TEXT AT THE START OF THE SEASONS (Fall, or Winter/Spring ) AFTER FAMILIES COMMIT TO PARTICIPATING.....but are subject to change





Live Virtual Classes

What are Live Virtual Classes


Since the COVID-19 closures, we have opened our live virtual classes up to all students not just competitive dancers! We currently use a ZOOM platform. Get more info by looking at the links on your parent page The new family rate is $50 one class a week for a month $70 unlimited classes




How does my student or myself get corrections?


Super easy keep your camera on and the instructor can see the way you move!




How do I get started?


First-class is still free! Text us to let us know you are ready to sign up.... 760-412-9565 Next Sign up for classes at usmcdance.com, download Zoom, and we will email you a link in a calendar invite with your class info!! Super simple!




Can I make up a in-studio class with a live VDC?


Hey, no sweat, we got you covered, request a makeup live virtual class via text at 760-412-9565 and a link will be sent to you on most conditions.




Whats the cost of Live Virtual Dance/Acro/Tumbling Classes?


Starting April 1st all classes are For existing families prior to March 31st $40 one class a week for a month $60 unlimited classes New family rate is $50 one class a week for a month $70 unlimited classes




Can I use a cell phone?


Yes, but not suggested. Laptops and/or desktops are the best with a strong internet connection.




What do I need for a VDC Class?


​​You need the same attire that you wear in class...so no skipping tights, leotards, and shoes! You also need a *mat or cushion floor, for stretching * a chair, dance barre or level area *try to find a quiet space with hard floors for dance *tap use a plank wood to hear and feel your feet! * a wall * water *hair up and away from face (ballet should have a bun) all other styles ponytails for long hair *a camera on a phone, laptop, or external camera *laptop, cell phone, tablet, desktop




Will classes be recorded?


Great question but just like in-studio dancers should not record all classes. It is up to the instructor to record choreography. Any recording of the class will cause immediate termination and a student will be disenrolled.




Will we still participate in a recital?


Yes, VDC students can participate in recitals, however, in-studio time will be required.





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