W65 Policies

REGISTRATION

Registration will open July 12, 2017.

In order to register, an online account must be created with a working credit or debit card. All Semester (16-weeks) classes are due upon registration. All Annual (32-weeks) classes have an option to pay in full or in two payments.

How to Register
  • Once registration opens, there will be a link to choose a class
  • This will bring you to a new portal to select classes and create an account
  • More information will be provided once registration is open

PLACEMENT

Class Levels

If your student has dance experience, but you are unsure of his/her level, please refer to the level guide on the level guide on the Curriculum Schedule page If a teacher determines that a student is in an incorrect level at the start of the term, the dancer may be transferred to the appropriate class at that time. No transfers will take place after the drop date.

Beginner students may register for any (age appropriate) class: Beginner, Beg/Int, Level A, Level 1, or All Level (AL) classes.

TUITION & FEES

Please visit our Tuition and Fees for most up-to-date tuition prices and discounts.

  • Discounts are available for multiple classes taken in similar programs per student.
  • For Semester (16-week) enrollments, full payment is due at the time of registration. A $100 discount will be applied after the first class.
  • For Annual (32-week) enrollment, you may select a split payment plan; the first payment will be due at the time of registration. A $100 discount will be applied after the first class.
  • If you select the split payment plan, the second payment will be set for Autopay on January 2, 2018.
  • If your card on file is declined, a $20 late fee will be added to your account.

If your child wishes to ADD or DROP a class after the start of the season, you must notify Katie Stewart via email at [email protected]. If no notification is given when dropping classes, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE TUITION PAYMENT.

If you choose to drop a class prior to the October drop date, you are entitled to a pro-rated refund, minus a $50 admin fee per class.

No refunds, for any reason, will be given after October 16, 2017.

Late Fees

If the second part of the Annual (32-week) payments is not received by the January 15, 2018 a $40 late fee will be added to your account balance.

Payments

All payments will be charged at the time of registration.
We accept most major credit cards.
If you wish to pay a balance in advance, you may log on to your online account to do so at any time.

Registration Fees

We do not require a registration fee for the 65th Street location.

Showcase and Costume Fees (Annual 32-Week Program Only)

View our Calendar to see due dates for Showcase and Costume fees.

Showcase and Costume fees will be posted to your account in November- you may log onto your account to pay fees anytime up to December 15th.

These fees will be charged on December 15th.

CLASS SIZE

The average class size has 15 students. We must have a minimum of 5 registered students in order to hold a class.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

For the Annual (32-week) program, classes run from September to June, on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.To best support your child’s training, CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

  • Students are allowed a total of 4 absences for the entire season.
  • If more than 4 absences occur during the dance season, you may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Absences include school testing, religious commitments, illness, family events, etc.
  • Students are required to attend the 3 classes leading up to the showcase.
  • Students are required to attend the Showcase dress rehearsal in June.
  • If your child has a planned absence, written documentation must be emailed to [email protected] prior to the event.
  • For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. They must observe the class and take notes. This will be strictly enforced.
  • We do not allow students to “make-up” missed classes due to capacity limitations, and you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend class.

For the Semester (16-week) program, classes run from September-January for the Fall session and January-June for the Spring session. To best support your child's training, CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

  • Students are allowed a total of 3 absences for the entire semester.
  • If more than 3 absences occur during the current semester, you may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Absences include school testing, religious commitments, illness, family events, etc.
  • If your child has a planned absence, written documentation must be emailed to [email protected] prior to the event.
  • For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. They must observe the class and take notes. This will be strictly enforced.
  • We do not allow students to “make-up” missed classes due to capacity limitations, and you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend class.

It is imperative to your child’s success that this program is viewed as a serious commitment.

Professional Children

Children who work professional jobs are allowed a total of 6 absences for the season. If absences exceed six, they will be asked not to participate in the showcase, but may continue classes. Written proof documentation of the job must be emailed to [email protected].

DRESS CODE

We enforce a mandatory dress code for each age division. We feel strongly that this will promote discipline and proper classroom etiquette. All hair must be pulled back away from the face. No jewelry is permitted. Any student not in dress code will be asked to observe the class.

Exclusive Children & Teens Dancewear

For your convenience, all dancewear can be purchased in-studio at our 3rd Floor Shop or online on your W65th Street Account.

FEMALES
Leotard Colors

Light Pink

Creative Movement

Light Blue

5-6 Year Old Classes

Dark Blue

7-9 Year Old Classes

Black or Green

Dancers 10+ Years

Creative Movement: Light pink BDC leotard, pink Ballet shoes, pink Ballet tights, black Tap shoes.

Ballet/Tap: Light blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, pink Ballet shoes & black Tap shoes.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allows their bodies to move with ease.

Ballet: Dark blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, pink Ballet shoes.

Jazz, Jumps & Turns, Musical Theater: Dark blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, tan Jazz shoes.
Optional: dark blue or black BDC hot shorts, or black BDC leggings.

Tap: Same attire as above with black Tap shoes.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allows their bodies to move with ease.

Ballet: Black or green BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights and pink Ballet shoes.
Optional BDC attire: black BDC hot shorts, black BDC leggings.

Jazz, Jumps & Turns, Lyrical, Contemporary: Black or green BDC leotard, black BDC leggings or hot shorts with tan slip-on Jazz shoes, dance paws, or barefoot. Instructor may specify preference. We prefer that dancers do not wear tights in any of these classes. 

Tap: Same attire as above with black Oxford Tap shoes.

Musical Theater: Same attire as above with tan slip-on Jazz shoes, and/or tan character heels.

Latin Jazz: Same attire as above with Latin heels. See instructor for more details.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothes that allow their bodies to move with ease.

MALES

All male dancers must wear black pants and a black fitted shirt. We recommend that you wear black shoes according to the type of class you are taking.

Hip-Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothes that allow their bodies to move with ease.

SHOWCASE (Annual 32 Week Program Only)

We end our 32-week season with a captivating showcase at a prestigious New York City Theater. The showcase gives students the chance to display what they have learned throughout the year. All students are expected to participate in the Showcase.

There are additional fees for Showcase and each costume due in December.

View our Calendar for rehearsal and Showcase dates.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

Musical Theater Workshop
Coming Soon...

Summer Classes
With a variety of styles to choose from, our summer classes offer youth ages 6 months to 13 years the chance to experience the joy of dance and self-expression.

Summer Camps
Our 1-week dance camps are the perfect way for girls and boys to learn about dance, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Designed for movers of all levels, our camps give students the opportunity to try a wide variety of styles.

Program Staff

Alie Beach

Allie Beach

Director of Youth Programming
Katie Wilson Stewart

Katie Stewart

W65 Studio Director
Erica Wallen

Erica Wallen

W65 Associate Studio Director
Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

W65 Registration Director

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CONTACT INFO

  •   [email protected]
  •   212-582-9304 (phone)
  •   212.977.2202 (fax)
  •   322 W 45th St • NYC, NY 10036

 

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