Frequently asked questions
What can dance do for my child?
Dance is a form of art that can become a lifelong passion. The impression that art
makes on a child can last a life-time, no matter if a dancer continues professionally or
simply becomes a Dance Enthusiast! Early childhood movement education is directly
attributed to developing neurological pathways in students and promoting reading
readiness. Children who have participated in movement education activities have longer
attention spans, communication skills, general problem – solving skills, and improved
self-esteem. “For every $1 spent on children’s recreational activities, society saves
$4.78 in costs of remedial education, welfare, and crime prevention.” (Federal
Committee for Economic Development, 1998).
What is the benefit from the length of a Dance Season?
There are specific benefits to a nine / ten month (depending on the school year) commitment that cannot be achieved in an short term sport or activity. Our dance season length allows the child to learn early in life, remain focused, learn patience, self- discipline, and finally to appreciate the end results. These skills are necessary later in life for college, work, family, etc.
What makes Synrgy different from other Dance Schools?
We strive to offer the highest quality of training in a variety of dance styles for the widest range of student population. Our dance classes are created to meet the needs of students who enjoy dancing as a hobby as well as those who have professional aspirations. We desire to expose as many children as possible to the world of dance and encourage inclusiveness and diversity in our Synrgy family.
What is the age range to participate at your studio?
We love to see students ranging from ages 2–18 dance! Generally, for those who are passionate and serious enough to build a career in dance, we suggest you start early. However, anyone is welcome at any stage of their development to explore the world of dance. We also offer adult dance classes for those who are interested in trying something new.
How large are the classes?
Class sizes are limited to allow each student individualized attention. An instructor will generally have up to 15 students in class. Our instructors are also sometimes assisted by a teaching assistant.
How do I register my child for the current or upcoming dance year?
You can register at any time. Simply call, email or stop by and our staff will ably assist you in filling out the appropriate materials. However, the earlier the better as our curriculum is best applied over the full year term.
When do I need to register by for the upcoming season?
We strongly recommend registering as early as August or September as our more popular classes fill up fast! Several of our most sought after teachers and styles are in demand and draw many students.
How are class placements determined ? / How will I know if my child is ready to move on to a different class?
We treat every student as an individual. This means that each student’s class placement is decided based on their age and ability.Proper class placement is a priority at Synrgy Dance ATL, LLC, and we will relocate a student if the student’s skill and progress dictates doing so. Our staff continually monitors each student’s class placement to make sure everyone is in a class where they will be comfortable, appropriately challenged, and motivated to learn.
My son has shown an interest in dance. What classes are available for boys?
Boys love to dance too! Our dance studio is open to anyone and all activities and themes are designed for both genders. Boys can choose ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater starting at any age. Our dance instructors are attentive and can easily modify movements in choreography to make sure our male dancers receive the proper dance training they need for every style of dance.
What happens if a student misses a class?
We encourage consistency and dedication to maximize your child’s learning experience. However, sometimes students miss classes for a variety of reasons. It happens and, we understand. That is why we offer makeup classes for time missed. Simply, peruse our schedule for a comparable substitute class and we will make accommodations.
Health & Wellness
What is your attendance policy regarding children exhibiting possible flu symptoms?
If your child is experiencing any allergy or flu like symptoms, please follow these steps
Call our studio office to inform our office manager about your child’s current health situation.
Arrange / Schedule a make-up session with their instructor.
Children with a fever over 100.0 degrees or higher, or are showing flu-like symptoms (cough, sore throat, dizziness, aches, or chills MUST STAY HOME to recover.
Children may only return to the studio after their symptoms have cleared (48 hours) with the aid of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (motrin).
RATES & TUITION
What is AUTOPAY and do I have to sign up for it?
Autopay is the payment method used where your dancer’s monthly tuition comes out of your credit card or checking account automatically on the first of every month. The only other option we provide beside autopay is to pay for the entire school year up front before you begin. When you sign up for autopay in August it is good through June. After June, you will have to re-register each year. Autopay will not continue unless you sign up for another session
What costs are associated with recital?
Costumes, tights, and recital tickets. Parents are required to purchase costume and tights for each class in which their child perform. The costumes are ordered in December and are distributed in April. Invoices for costume purchases will be provided throughout the season. Our goal is to provide a professional performance experience for both our students and the audience. Costume are an essential part of the presentation; therefore, many steps are taken to assure each costume is ready for the performance when you receive it.
Why do we have to pay for recital tickets?
We use the proceeds from the sale of recital tickets to pay for the costs of the recital itself. Our studio uses these proceeds to rent the auditorium for all rehearsals and recitals and pay for the lighting technician, custodial over-time, security, and numerous other expenses associated with the event. While annual tuition payments cover the overhead of our business, the proceeds from ticket sales are necessary to produce the recital. T